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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education met July 16

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 17, 2019

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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education met July 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Members present

James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

Members absent

Chris Kocinski (6:03 p.m.)

Administrators present

Dr. Mark Cohen, Mr. Scott Grens, Mrs. Mariann Lemke, Dr. David Moyer, Mr. David Smith, Mrs. Nikki Tammaru, Mr. Chris Whelton

Administrators absent

Mrs. Beverly Redmond

1. Opening of Meeting

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call

2. Closed Session

Mrs. Stuefen moved and Mrs. Trautmann seconded to enter into closed session for the purposes of:

A. Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11))

B. The placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual student (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(10)

D. Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under the Open Meetings Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06 (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21))

Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Collins, Harrell, Caforio, Hosler, Stuefen, Trautmann,

Nays: None

Absent: Kocinski

Motion declared carried and the Board entered into closed session at 6:02 p.m.

The Board returned to open session at 7:00 p.m.

3. Reconvene to Open Session

A. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Public Comments

A. The Board will receive public comments for up to three minutes concerning items on this agenda, as well as communication, petitions, reports from citizens or representatives of other public agencies

No public comments

5. Reports and Presentations

A. All Day Kindergarten Lottery

Dr. David Moyer discussed the All Day Kindergarten Implementation Schedule. He noted comparative district statistics about ADK and provided an overview of offerings.

Dr. Moyer noted his recommendation:

1) Students at partial implementation schools will go into a lottery and be given an equal opportunity for inclusion in the full day program with the following exceptions: students with IEPs and identified as atMotion: That the Board of Education approve the Consent Agenda which includes: A. Personnel Report; B. Financial Reports; C. Approval of Donation from Elmhurst District 205 Foundation on Behalf of Friends of York Baseball; and D. Approval of Donations (York High School)

Motion by Karen Stuefen, second by Elizabeth Hosler.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

B. Financial Reports

Recommendation: That the Board approve the Financial reports.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve the Consent Agenda which includes: A. Personnel Report; B. Financial Reports; C. Approval of Donation from Elmhurst District 205 Foundation on Behalf of Friends of York Baseball; and D. Approval of Donations (York High School)

Motion by Karen Stuefen, second by Elizabeth Hosler.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

C. Approval of Donation from the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation on Behalf of Friends of York Baseball

Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve acceptance of a donation from the District 205 Foundation on behalf of Friends of York Baseball in the amount of $19,309 for improvements to the York High School baseball and softball fields and any additional equipment to enhance the programs.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve the Consent Agenda which includes: A. Personnel Report; B. Financial Reports; C. Approval of Donation from Elmhurst District 205 Foundation on Behalf of Friends of York Baseball; and D. Approval of Donations (York High School)

Motion by Karen Stuefen, second by Elizabeth Hosler.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

D. Approval of Donations (York High School )

Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve acceptance of a $1,000 grant to York High School to be used for profession development activities. This donation is accepted in accordance with Policy #8:80 - Gifts to the District.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve the Consent Agenda which includes: A. Personnel Report; B. Financial Reports; C. Approval of Donation from Elmhurst District 205 Foundation on Behalf of Friends of York Baseball; and D. Approval of Donations (York High School)

Motion by Karen Stuefen, second by Elizabeth Hosler.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

8. Superintendent's Agenda - Action Items

A. Approval of District Operational Plan

Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the District Operational Plan as presented.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve the District Operational Plan as presented.

Mrs. Stuefen and Mr. Kocinski thanked the administration for their work. She noted the importance of linking District improvements with the plan.

Mr. Kocinski asked Dr. Moyer to compare D205 with other comparative districts in Chicagoland.

Mrs. Caforio noted that the plan should be accessible, referenced and working.

Motion by Elizabeth Hosler, second by Courtenae Trautmann.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

B. Approval of Settlement Agreement between the Elmhurst CUSD 205 Board of Education and the Parents of Student "A"

Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the settlement agreement between the Elmhurst CUSD 205 Board of Education and the Parents of Student "A", based on the terms and conditions discussed in closed session.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve the settlement agreement between the Elmhurst CUSD 205 Board of Education and the Parents of Student "A", based on the terms and conditions discussed in closed session.

Motion by James E Collins, second by Chris Kocinski.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

C. Approval of Resolution providing for the issue of not to exceed $60,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2019, for the purpose of paying certain costs of those capital projects approved by referendum at the November 6, 2018, general election, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the proposed sale of said bonds to Raymond James & Associates Inc., or the Illinois Finance Authority.

Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the Resolution providing for the issue of not to exceed $60,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2019, of Community Unit School District Number 205, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois, for the purpose of paying certain costs of those capital projects approved by referendum at the November 6, 2018, general election, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the proposed sale of said bonds to Raymond James & Associates Inc., or the Illinois Finance Authority.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve the Resolution providing for the issue of not to exceed $60,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2019, of Community Unit School District Number 205, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois, for the purpose of paying certain costs of those capital projects approved by referendum at the November 6, 2018, general election, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the proposed sale of said bonds to Raymond James & Associates Inc., or the Illinois Finance Authority.

Mr. Collins provided an overview of bond issuance.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hennessey, Raymond James & Associates, Inc, discussed the Boards proposed resolution.

Motion by Chris Kocinski, second by Courtenae Trautmann.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

D. Approval of Director of Literacy

Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the reassignment of Dr. Michelle Thompson from Principal of Emerson Elementary School to Director of Literacy with an annualized base salary of $123,997 and a start date of July 17, 2019.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve the reassignment of Dr. Michelle Thompson from Principal of Emerson Elementary School to Director of Literacy with an annualized base salary of $123,997 and a start date of July 17, 2019.

Dr. Harrell expressed her congratulations to Dr. Thompson.

Mr. Collins noted the exceptional management talent in District 205.

Motion by Margaret Harrell, second by Karen Stuefen.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

E. Approval of Emerson Elementary School Principal

Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve Sheleen DeLockery as the Principal of Emerson Elementary School with a base salary of $117,997 and a start date of August 1, 2019.

Motion: That the Board of Education approve Sheleen DeLockery as the Principal of Emerson Elementary School with a base salary of $117,997 and a start date of August 1, 2019.

Motion by Courtenae Trautmann, second by James E Collins.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

F. Approval of Interim Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Recommendation: That the Board of Education Approve Dr. Michael Volpe as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for the 2019-2020 school year to work no more than 120 days at a daily rate of $800.

Motion: That the Board of Education Approve Dr. Michael Volpe as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for the 2019-2020 school year to work no more than 120 days at a daily rate of $800.

Motion by Elizabeth Hosler, second by Courtenae Trautmann.

Final Resolution: Motion Carries

Yea: James E Collins, Margaret Harrell, Karen Stuefen, Kara Caforio, Chris Kocinski, Courtenae Trautmann, Elizabeth Hosler

9. Superintendent's Communication

A. Facilities Update

Dr. Moyer introduced Sarah Cannon, welcoming her to the District as the Assistant Director of Student Services.

Dr. Moyer discussed a facilities update noting:

Summer: Final Design Process

July 16 Recommended approval of Operational Plan

Aug. 20 Finance Committee Meeting

Sept. 3 6:30 p.m. ADK Informational Session, Bryan

Sept. 5 6:30 p.m. ADK Informational Sessions, Churchville, Sandburg

Sept. 10 Board Presentation on Final Designs for Edison and Bryan

Week of Sept. 30: Community Presentations, Edison, Bryan

Mr. Kocinski noted that he would like to see costs associated with designs.

B. Freedom of Information Act Requests

Two Freedom of Information Act requests were received:

Two requesting specific employee information which were granted.

C. "Tweet of the Week"

Dr. Moyer noted the Tweet of the week highlighting Mrs. Leiber's students at Conrad Fischer Elementary during Summer School.

10. Board Communications

A. Board members will present reports and/or share information with the full Board.

No Board communications.

11. Upcoming Meetings

A. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - District 205 Center, Rooms 215, 216, 217

B. Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - District 205 Center, Rooms 215, 216, 217

12. End of Meeting

A. Adjournment

Mrs. Caforio called the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

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