Community Consolidated School District #180 Board of Education met May 20
Community Consolidated School District #180 Board of Education met May 20.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
President DuPont called the meeting to order at 6:02pm
Roll call was made and the following members answered present: A YES: Members, Bell, Dupont, McCormack, Mihalkanin Absent was: Frankel, Perkins and Williams Also present were Dr. Thomas Schneider, Superintendent, Veronica Davis, Recording Secretary, Renata Butauskiene, AMJES Paraprofessional, Kristen Drain, BRMS Teacher, and her family, Ann McVady, AMJES Teacher, and her daughters, Rachael Carney, Prospective Teacher A YES: Members, Bell, Dupont, Frankel, McCormack, and Mihalkanin Absent was: Perkins and Williams
Member McCormack motioned, Member Bell seconded the motion to approve of the consent agenda items A through S require only one motion and roll call vote for approval. A board member may request that any item be removed from the list to be discussed separately. The Consent Agenda items include approval of the April 22, 2019 Board of Education meeting; the interim bills $308,716.79 and paid accounts payable in the amount of $287,390.51; April 2019 P-Card Disbursements in the amount of $9,011.28 and total May 2019 bills and disbursements in the amount of $982,170.86 The consent agenda also includes the approval of:
--approval of the second reading and adoption of Board Policy 2:20, 2:250, 4:30, 4:110, 4:150, 4:190, 5:250, 5:330, and 6:15,
--approval of the final 2018-2019 school year calendar as amended,
--approval of the 2019-2021 agreement with SOCS for website hosting and management services,
--recommends approval of the renewal of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance and renewal of the Long Term Disability Insurance rates with Reliance Standard for the 2019-2020 school year,
--acceptance of the Prevailing Wage Resolution as of May, 2019,
--approval of the Community Connections events for the 2019-20 school year at a budget not to exceed $2,000,
--approval of the SELF Workers Compensation Insurance for 2019-20,
--approval of the employment of Mrs. Rachel Carney as BRMS Special Education teacher for the 2019-2020 school year,
--approval of the Board authorization of the Superintendent to negotiate and reach agreement with a natural gas supplier,
--approval of Telesolutions as the district's E-Rate consultant for the 2019-20 school year, --approval of the Alternative Learning Opportunity Program (and related programs)
Memo of Understanding with the ROE for the 2019-20 school year,
--Approval of the 2019 NanoBeasts summer enrichment program, and the summer garden club, and --approval of the summer special education evaluation expenses.
A YES: Members, Bell, Dupont, McCormack, Mihalkanin Absent was: Frankel, Perkins and Williams
NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS
A. Newspaper/Journal Articles
a. National and Illinois Related Articles
Chalkbeat - Dr. Schneider shared an article in regards to the
lack of diversity in the teaching profession. The article focuses on the struggles that Chicago Schools are having in diversifying their teaching staff.
b. Burr Ridge Education Related Information
The Board reviewed the official canvass of ballots, which include the breakdown by precinct.
C. State Organization Correspondence (ISBE/IASB)
D. Village of Burr Ridge Correspondence
a. Electronic Recycling Event
The Board was informed that the BRMS Environmental club’s successful assistance with the May 4th electronic recycling event that took place in the BRMS parking lot.
The Board was provided a copy of SASED’s May 2019 Executive Director Report, along with the April 24, 2019 meeting summary. SASED’s next Board of Control and Governing board meeting will take place May 22nd, which is the same day as the BRMS graduation so unfortunately the district will not have a representative this meeting.
The Board was also provided the results of the State’s audit 2017-18 regarding our districts special education program. The district received a 4.0 (perfect score) “Meets Requirements.”
F. Superintendent Correspondence.
a. Community Member Communications
The Board was informed of an inquiry the district received last month in regards to the feeder schools and their responsibility in Hinsdale South’s News and World Report ranking of schools nationwide. The district did not respond because we were informed that SD 86 Board Presidents responded.
The Board was provided correspondence with Mrs. Glover, a parent whom spoke at last month’s Board meeting.
b. Superintendent Schedule
Dr. Schneider shared with the Board his Spring and Summer vacation schedule.
G. Freedom of Information Act Request
The District received one Freedom of Information Act Request since our last meeting. This request was from he SMART Local 265 union in regards to specific summer construction projects and the districts HVAC service agreement. The request where responded to in a timely matter.
Superintendent Schneider presented information on the following topics: A. Improving Student Achievement
a. End of 2018-2019 School Year Information
The Board was reminded of the district end of the year celebration activities. This year the 8th graders will participate in their end of year dance. Students and AMJES will have their field day activities scheduled for the last day of school and during the last week of school student will be planting in the districts garden. During the last week of school BRMS students will be at their end of the year field trips.
a. PTO and Parent Activities
The Board was informed of the recent and upcoming PTO events
Spring Fling Dance 6-8PM Friday, April 26th, 2019
Family Movie Night 6-7:30PM Friday, May 17, 2019
b. Hinsdale School District 86 Information
The Board was reviewed Hinsdale SD 86 Academic and Matriculation Report which provides the district with an overview of how our students doe in high school.
c. Community Partners Information
The Board reviewed the participation in the community Connections function that took place Tuesday May 14, 2019. At the Community Connections they presented a talent show, which was attended by forty students and parents. The Willowbrook Corner Coalition asked attendees to participate in their Transportation survey, which will be used to better assist the community with their transportation needs. PRC has moved their job-coaching program from Saturday to Wednesday to correspond with the food pantry.
The Board was informed that SAMs would be hosting their community health care specialty clinic on Saturdays. Willowbrook Corner will be sponsoring a “Start of
Summer BBQ.” The District received a thank you note from the Junior Achievement for our partnership. On May 15th Dr. Schneider and Tracy attended the Mecca Center Ramadan dinner/celebration.
d. Possible Du Page Grant Award
The Board reviewed last month’s information about the district being contacted by a representative of the Du Page Foundation JCS Fund regarding the Young People's Music Initiative. This grant attempts to bring music education to potentially underserved districts in Du Page County. Their primary focus is on expanding music education. The District’s music teachers (Carol Collins and Amy Brockman) have been working to select opportunities we can share with our students with these additional funds.
e. Summer School, Curriculum Development and Promotion and Retention Information
The Board continues to review changes that the administration is examining in regards to the Promotion and Retention Program. The district may be able to offer students additional enrichment activities afterschool. The administration has been looking at personalized learning that would match to the students MAP scores and teacher recommendations.
2. Students to be specific and expressive
3. Teachers to learn about owe their students are thinking
4. Relationship building
5. Student Conferencing Protocol
f. Registration and Summer Parent information 2019-20
The Board reviewed the 2019-20 school year registration flyer that will be sent to parents. The district will be ordering t- shirts again this year for the students that can be worn on the first day of school.
g. Library Reading Program Report
The Board reviewed the winter reading program conducted in cooperation with the Indian Prairie Library. The program was lead by Innovative Teaching Coach Steve Braband in which 161 students participated.
B. Creating a safe and productive school climate
a. Teacher Appreciation Week Activities
The board reviewed the great activities that went on during the week of teacher appreciation.
b. District-wide CPR and First Aid Training
The Board was informed about and also invited to join the scheduled CPR and First Aid training that is to take place noon-3: pm Tuesday, June 26th and Monday July 15th.
C. Serving the needs of all of our students a. Move to IESA Schedule 2019-2020
The Board continues to review information related to the athletic conference decision to move to a schedule that would allow schools to compete in both our athletic conference and IESA state tournaments. The district continues to study the impact the IESA will have on coaching stipends, gym space, and student participation. Dr. Schneider will meet with the TOP about the changes.
b. Acknowledging Exemplary Alumni
The Board was reminded of the work that is taking place with the acknowledgement of BRMS Exemplary Alumni
D. Efficient Management Practices.
a. Summer Hours 2019
The Board reviewed the summer hours, which will be Monday through Thursday 7:30am -4:45pm, buildings closed on Fridays. The Board also reviewed the administration telecommute contract.
b. Donation to District Information
Dr. Schneider continues to keep the Board updated in regards to his communication with Erin Fichtelberg (the last known representative of the foundation and former board member) about a donation that is giving to the board by Praxair.
c. NAFIS and Impact Aid Information
The Board was updated related to securing Impact Aid funds and the Superintendent’s involvement with FLISA and NAFIS this month. Including the Superintendent’s experience as the chairperson for the annual FRO advocacy efforts.
d. Summer 2019 Facilities Maintenance Update
The Board reviewed an update on the district facilities maintenance work that will take place this summer. The Board has approved the summer window replacement in the old sections of BRMS and a generator installation at AMJES. The Board also reviewed the plans related to the indoor lighting work that will take place this summer at both buildings.
e. Transportation Status Update
The Board was updated on the status of the District bus repair. First Student has been covering or bus route, which the cost incurred will be paid by the districts insurance. Mr. Skip’s ticket was thrown out and there were no court findings in the matter.
a. Anne M. Jeans and Burr Ridge Middle School The Board reviewed the monthly parent newsletter.
h. Attendance, Lunch and Student Discipline Reports
There were 33 district-wide student suspension referrals (11 BRMS and 22 AMJES) for 10 students ( 5 BRMS and 5 AMJES) since our prior Board of Education meeting.
The administration is not recommending any further disciplinary action for any of these suspended students. Additionally, no parent requested an appeal of a suspension. As no further action is requested this information (and the information from the attached SSC reports from each school) will serve as a summary to the Board of Education.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION/HEARING OF PETITIONS
The floor was open to public participation and at that time Victoria Hinderliter, CCSD 180 parent informed the Board of a few updates needed to times and dates on the website. The district has responded by updating those items promptly.
No Closed Session
A. Improving Student Achievement
The discussion of the Superintendent evaluation was moved to next month. No motion needed.
B. Creating a safe and productive school climate
C. Serving the Needs of All of Our Students
D. Efficient management practices
a. Member Frankel motioned, Member Bell seconded the motion of the approval of the tentative budget for public display and direct the superintendent to make the necessary preparations for presentation for the final budget at the August 12, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting A YES: Members, Bell, Dupont, Frankel, McCormack, and Mihalkanin Absent was: Perkins and Williams
A. May 20, 2019--Board of Education Meeting BRMS Band Room--6PM
B. May 22, 2019--8th Grade Graduation at Ashton Place (6:30PM)
C. May 27, 2019--Memorial Day Observance (School Offices Closed)
D. June 6, 2019--Last Day of Student Attendance
E. June 10, 2019--Begin Summer School and Office Hours (M-Th)
F. June 10, 2019--Begin First Session of Summer School Program
G. June 27, 2019--Last Day of First Session of Summer School
H. July 4, 2019--Schools and Offices Closed (Independence Day)
I. July 8, 2019--Begin Second Session of Sumer School Program
J. July 15, 2019--Board of Education Meeting BRMS Band Room--6PM
Member McCormack motioned, Member Mihalkanin seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 p.m. A roll call of the motion showed the following: A YES: Members, Bell, Dupont, Frankel, McCormack, and Mihalkanin Absent was: Perkins and Williams