DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DUNLAP DISTRICT OFFICE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010

4:30 P.M.

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S

 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 4:36 p.m. and asked that the roll be called.  Those present were A. Fairfield Doering, B. Meginnes, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Absent were J. Eberle, B. Hay, and P. Park.   

Mr. Meginnes presented an update regarding the Fifth Amendment to the Option Agreement between RB Investments I, LLC and Dunlap Community Unit School District #323 for the option to acquire Real Property.  The update included information regarding the following:

·         Purchase Price

·         Water Line Extensions Costs

 J. Eberle arrived at 4:44 p.m. 

B. Meginnes continued to present the following updates regarding the Fifth Amendment to the Option Agreement: 

·         Granite Street Improvements

·         Greater Peoria Sanitary District Assessment Reapportionment

·         Roadway Improvements Special Assessment

·         Hickory Grove Road Improvements

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Fifth Amendment to the Option Agreement between RB Investments I, LLC and Dunlap Community Unit School District #323 for the option to acquire Real Property.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Rieker, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

B. Meginnes moved to exercise the Option Agreement for the purchase of Real Property.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Rieker, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

There was discussion regarding the next steps necessary to proceed with the purchase of the property. 

The Board requested the representatives from Wold Architects, Farnsworth Group, and Mangieri Companies provide the Board with updated information regarding the placement of the new elementary school on the property as well as entrance options for the school.

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to adjourn.  Second by J. Eberle.  Voice vote unanimous.  Motion carried.  Time:  5:17 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DUNLAP DISTRICT OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

7:00 P.M.

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and asked that the roll be called.  Present were A. Fairfield Doering, J. Eberle, B. Hay, B. Meginnes, P. Park, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Following the roll call, Mrs. Finley asked that those present stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Mrs. Finley opened the meeting to Public Participation and asked if anyone would like to address the Board. 

Dr. Marino presented the Superintendent’s Report which consisted of the following items:

·         ·        Dr. Marino informed the Board that the District had responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Peoria Journal Star.

·         ·        Dr. Marino presented a sports update which included the following items:

o   The Girls Swim Team won the Mid-Illini Swim Invite on October 30th.

o   The Freshman Football Team tied with Washington and Metamora for the Conference Championship.

o   The Varsity Football Team advanced to the first round of the IHSA playoffs.  They lost to New Lenox Lincoln Way West (42-35)  

o   Leah Brooks, a DHS junior, and Zach Plank, a DHS sophomore, competed at the State Cross Country meet at Detweiller Park.

·         Dr. Marino reported that fifteen of the District’s administrators and teachers attended the National Quality Education Conference in Chicago.  The conference validated the work that the Dunlap School District has been doing over the past year as well as reaffirming the future direction of the District.

·         Visitors from the educational system in the Netherlands travelled to Dunlap and visited Ridgeview Elementary School, Wilder-Waite Grade School, and Dunlap Middle School on Wednesday, November 10th.  The purpose of the visit was to observe the students and teachers in the Dunlap District as they were conducting classes that included student involvement in continuous improvement.  The visitors had the opportunity to talk with the teachers and the students during the classes to learn how the educational system in the Netherlands could implement such programs in their country.

·         Mrs. Finley and Mr. Hay also visited with the individuals from the Netherlands and stated that they were very impressed with the progress of the Continuous Improvement implementation in the Dunlap Schools.  Mr. Hay stated that he was pleased to see the students take ownership of their own academic progress.

·         Dr. Marino stated that Monday, November 15th is School Board Member Appreciation Day throughout the State of Illinois.  He thanked each Board member for their hours of volunteering and their dedication to the Dunlap School District.  He presented certificates to each Board of Education member.

 Following the Superintendent’s Report, Mrs. Finley asked if anyone else would like to address the Board.    

Shabnam Maqsood addressed the Board regarding the diversity of teachers. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the public participation portion of the meeting and that the Board would move on to the Consent Agenda. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any clarifications or discussion items regarding the consent agenda. 

A. Fairfield Doering requested that item “F” regarding the approval of Board Policies be pulled from the Consent Agenda for a separate vote.

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the omission of item “F” for the November 10, 2010 Board of Education meeting.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Rieker, Eberle, Fairfield Doering, Hay, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays - none.  Motion carried. 

The following items were included in the Consent Agenda:

·         Approval of minutes from the regular and closed session meetings of October 13, 2010, and the Referendum Meetings of October 14, 2010, October 18, 2010, October 21, 2010, October 26, 2010, and October 27, 2010, and the Curriculum Committee Meeting of November 1, 2010.

·         Approval of a Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the December 8, 2010 Board of Education Meeting for the 2010 tax levy.

·         Approval of agreement between Mangieri Companies and Dunlap School District in regards to flood repairs at Dunlap High School.

·         Approval of contract with Arnholt Snow Removal for snow removal services.

·         Approval of the 10-year Life Health Safety Report for Ridgeview Elementary School. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the adoption of revisions to Board Policies 2:20, 2:70-E, 2:80, 2:100, 2:110, 2:160, 4:50, 4:140, 4:160, and the adoption of Board Policy 7:285.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Rieker, Eberle, Hay, Finley – Aye.  Fairfield Doering, Park – Nay.  Motion carried. 

Dr. Funke and Mr. Wynn will present the monthly Treasurer’s Report and payment of the bills. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented and approve the bills in the amount of $2,617,066.57 as submitted.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none. 

Mr. Wynn presented information regarding the District’s investments. 

Dr. Funke presented information regarding the 2010 tentative tax levy. 

B. Hay moved to approve the 2010 tentative tax levy.  Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.  Hay, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the “Fourth Amendment to Option Agreement” for the 15.5 acre site for the new elementary school.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Rieker, Eberle, Fairfield Doering, Hay, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

S. Rieker moved to approve the contract with Wold Architects for the new elementary school.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Rieker, Park, Eberle, Fairfield Doering, Hay, Meginnes, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

 B. Hay moved to approve the contract with Mangieri Companies as construction manager for the new elementary school.  Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.  Hay, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Dr. Anderson and Mr. Mills presented information regarding the addition of Principals of Engineering and Engineering Design and Development courses for Dunlap High School. 

Dr. Anderson and Mr. Oelkers presented information regarding the addition of Physics AP to the high school curriculum.

J. Eberle moved to approve the following additional courses for Dunlap High School for the 2011-12 school year: Principals of Engineering, Engineering Design and Development, and Physics B (AP).  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Eberle, Park, Fairfield Doering, Hay, Meginnes, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none. 

There was discussion regarding Caterpillar’s Engineering Outreach Program as well as a need for more courses for students interested in the study of Engineering. 

S. Rieker moved to appoint Joe Eberle as the Dunlap School District’s delegate for the state school board convention.  Second by B. Meginnes.  Roll call vote.  Rieker, Meginnes, Eberle, Fairfield Doering, Hay, Park, Finley – Aye.   Nays – none. 

The School Activity Accounts were available for review by the Board. 

Mr. Schroeder presented a transportation update.  The report included the following information:

·         The District is in need of purchasing four 83 passenger, transit style buses, one 51 passenger bus equipped with wheelchair lifts, and one 38 passenger bus due to additional routes next school year and an increase in more wheelchair needs.

·         Mr. Schroeder presented information regarding the Support Services Leadership Team. 

Mr. Jensen presented a technology update.  The report included the following information:

 ·         Technology personnel contacts have been established for each building in the District

·         ·         The District had a network upgrade over the summer months

·         ·         The use of Smart Boards across the District has greatly increased

·        ·          Smart Response Systems are also being used in some of the classrooms in the District

·         ·         Web 2.0, Wikis, and Blogs are being utilized throughout the District

·         ·         The implementation of PowerSchool as the new student database was completed over the summer

·         ·         The technology department is in the process of looking to future projects that will be of benefit to the District 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the Information/Discussion Items segment of the meeting and that the Board would move into closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, litigation, and property.   

B. Meginnes moved to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, litigation, and property.  Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Hay, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Time: 8:26 p.m. 

The Board returned to open session at 9:30 p.m. 

The following student discipline information items were available for review by the Board: 

·         BESS1011-1

·         RVSS1011-2 and RVSS1011-3

·         DMSBS1011-2, DMSS1011-3, and DMSS1011-4

·         DVMSS1011-3 and DVMSS1011-4

·         DHSS1011-05, DHSS1011-06, DHSS1011-07, and DHSS1011-08 

The following information items regarding resignations were available for review for the Board: 

·         Resignation of Christina Hahn as a part-time RtI Aide effective October 20, 2010.

·         Resignation of Manuel Pedrosa as a part-time playground supervisor effective November 2, 2010.

·         Resignation of Yancy Reynolds as a full-time secretary effective November 5, 2010.

·         Resignation of Anita Kothari as a part-time teacher effective November 3, 2010. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Human Resources Consent Agenda as presented for the November 10, 2010 Board of Education Meeting.   Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Hay, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

B. Meginnes moved to take action on the employment of a custodian.  Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Hay, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

There was discussion regarding athletic projects. 

There was discussion regarding sixth grade athletics. 

Mr. Hay commented on the positive information Mr. Jensen presented regarding technology for the District. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn. 

B. Meginnes moved to adjourn.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Voice vote unanimous.  Time:  9:43 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

6:00 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE BOARD

FACILITIES

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Steve Rieker, Committee Chairperson, brought the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Those present for the Board of Education were A. Fairfield Doering, J. Eberle, C. Finley, B. Hay, B. Meginnes, P. Park, and S. Rieker.  Present for the administration were Dr. Marino, Dr. Funke, Mr. Welsh, Ms. Heffner, Mr. Wolven, Mr. Holmes, Ms. Kahn, Mr. Chatterton, Mr. Fairchild, Mr. Jefferson, Mrs. Bond, and Mr. Etnyre.   

Matt Bickel of Wold Architects presented information regarding the preliminary schedule for the design and construction phases of the new elementary school project and an overview of the Special Use Permit process and timeline. 

The Board reviewed the updated site plan.  There was discussion regarding the time frame of the site work, site access points, utilities, topography, and parking. 

There was discussion regarding the site purchase agreement. 

The Board reached a consensus to proceed with the site planning and pursue access options to the school. 

The meeting concluded at 6:43 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010

5:30 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE BOARD

CURRICULUM

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.  Those present for the Board of Education were A. Fairfield Doering, C. Finley, and P. Park.  Present for the administration were Dr. Marino, Dr. Anderson, Mr. Welsh, Mr. Holmes, and Mr. Chatterton.  Also present was Mr. Mills, Dunlap High School teacher.   

Dr. Anderson, Mr. Welsh, and Mr. Chatterton presented curriculum proposals for Dunlap Middle School, Dunlap Valley Middle School, and Dunlap High School. 

There was discussion regarding the addition of Project Lead the Way courses at Dunlap High School and exploring adding Gateway to Technology courses at the middle school level for the 2011-12 school year. 

The Board subcommittee recommended that the high school offer two additional Project Lead the Way courses for the 2011-12 school year.  The Board also recognized the need for Gateway to Technology courses at the middle school level.  Information regarding these courses will be shared with the entire Board in the near future. 

The meeting concluded at 7:10 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010 - 6:30 PM

Location:  Ridgeview Elementary School

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Dr. Marino, Superintendent, opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to Ridgeview Elementary School parents, students, and staff. 

Dr. Marino introduced Ms. Parker, Assistant Superintendent, Mrs. Bond, Principal, and Mr. Rieker, Board Member. 

Mr. Rieker introduced Amy Fairfield Doering, Board Vice-President, and Joe Eberle, Board Member. 

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 7:32 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010 - 6:30 PM

Location:  Dunlap Valley Middle School

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Mr. Holmes, Principal, opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to Dunlap Valley Middle School parents, students, and staff. 

Mr. Holmes introduced Ms. Kahn, Assistant Superintendent and Dr. Marino, Superintendent. 

Dr. Marino introduced Amy Fairfield Doering, Board Vice-President. 

Ms. Fairfield Doering introduced Steve Rieker, Board Member, and Paul Park, Board Member. 

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010 – 7:00 PM

Location:  Dunlap Middle School 

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Dr. Marino, Superintendent, opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to Dunlap Middle School parents, students, and staff. 

Dr. Marino introduced Steve Rieker, Board Member. 

Mr. Rieker introduced Christine Finley, Board President, and Amy Fairfield Doering, Board Vice-President. 

Also present for the Administration were Ms. Parker, Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Chatterton, Principal, and Mr. Alderman, Assistant Principal. 

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 7:43 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 - 6:30 PM

Location:  Banner Elementary School 

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Mr. Fairchild, Principal, opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to Banner Elementary School parents, students, and staff. 

Mr. Fairchild introduced Dr. Marino, Superintendent. 

Dr. Marino introduced Amy Fairfield Doering, Board Vice-President. 

Ms. Fairfield Doering introduced Steve Rieker, Board Member. 

Also present for the Administration was Ms. Parker. 

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010 - 6:30 PM

Location:  Dunlap Grade School

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S  

Dr. Jay Marino, Superintendent, opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to Dunlap Grade School parents, students, and staff. 

Dr. Marino introduced Board Member, Brian Meginnes. 

Mr. Meginnes introduced the following Board Members:  Christine Finley, Board President, Amy Fairfield Doering, Board Vice-President, and Bruce Hay, Board Secretary.  Also present for the Administration was Ms. Parker, Assistant Superintendent. 

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 7:32 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DUNLAP DISTRICT OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010

7:00 P.M.

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and asked that the roll be called.  Present were A. Fairfield Doering, J. Eberle, B. Hay, B. Meginnes, P. Park, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Following the roll call, Mrs. Finley asked that those present stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to open the public hearing for the purpose of hearing public comment on the ISBE waiver to gain exemption from the Limitation on the Administrative Cap Expenditures.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Fairfield Doering, Rieker, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Time: 7:02 p.m. 

Mrs. Finley asked if anyone present would like to comment on the Administrative Cap Limitation Waiver. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to close the public hearing on the ISBE waiver on the Administrative Cap Limitation and noted that no one addressed the Board.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Fairfield Doering, Rieker, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Time: 7:03 p.m.  

Mrs. Finley opened the meeting to Public Participation and asked if anyone would like to address the Board. 

Dr. Marino presented the Superintendent’s Report which consisted of the following items:

·         Dr. Marino stated that there was a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, October 4th to celebrate the opening of the Phase I addition at Dunlap High School.  Dr. Marino thanked all of the high school staff along with Ms. Parker for their assistance and patience during the renovation.

·         Dr. Marino provided an update regarding the referendum meetings that the District has been holding at each building to inform the public about the upcoming referendum for a new elementary school.

·         Dr. Marino presented information regarding the Professional Learning Community Release Time Committee.  The PLC Committee was formed for the purpose of preparing for additional release time for teachers to provide for professional development and collaboration with other teachers.

·         On November 10th, representatives from Holland will be visiting the Dunlap School District to learn and experience how instruction in America is taught in comparison with the education system in Holland.  They are excited about their upcoming visit to the Dunlap schools.

·         Dr. Marino informed the Board that the District had responded to a Freedom of Information Act request. 

Following the Superintendent’s Report, Mrs. Finley asked if anyone else would like to address the Board.    

Mr. Chris Friedman addressed the Board in regards to 6th grade athletics, specifically the cross-country program. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the public participation portion of the meeting and that the Board would move on to the Consent Agenda. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any clarifications or discussion items regarding the consent agenda. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to approve the Consent Agenda for the October 13, 2010 Board of Education meeting.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.

The following items were included in the Consent Agenda:

·         Approval of minutes from the regular and closed session meetings of the September 15, 2010 Board of Education meeting, the Referendum Committee meetings of October 4, 2010 and October 5, 2010, and the Special Board Meeting of October 5, 2010

·         Approval of Submission of the ISBE Waiver on the Administrative Cap Limitation

·         Approval of Dunlap High School Band students to attend an out-of-state field trip to New Orleans in 2011 

Dr. Funke presented the monthly Treasurer’s Report and payment of the bills. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented and approve the bills in the amount of $2,759,768.07 as submitted.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Fairfield Doering, Rieker, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Dr. Funke presented the first quarter financial report. 

Mr. Wynn presented an update regarding the District’s investments. 

Dr. Funke presented information regarding the Resolutions Authorizing the Repayment of Loan of Funds. 

S. Rieker moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Repayment of Loan of Funds in the amount of $50,300 from the Tort Fund to the Education Fund.  Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.  Rieker, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

S. Rieker moved to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Repayment of Loan of Funds in the amount of $379,000 from the Fire Safety Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund.  Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.  Rieker, Fairfield Doering, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Mrs. Finley and Dr. Marino provided information regarding revisions that were negotiated in the contract between the Dunlap Education Association and the Board of Education. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to approve the contract between the Dunlap Education Association and the Board of Education for the period of time July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Fairfield Doering, Rieker, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Ms. Parker presented information regarding the Resolution for the Safe Routes to Schools Grant Application. 

B. Hay moved to approve the Resolution Affirming the Support of the Board of Education of the Safe Routes to Schools Grant Application which will be submitted by the Village Board of Dunlap.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Hay, Eberle, Fairfield Doering, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  

The School Activity Accounts were available for review by the Board. 

Mr. Russ Rumbold from Gorenz and Associates presented information regarding the FY10 audit. 

Mr. Jefferson presented information regarding Amanda Ellis as the recipient of the “Forty Leaders Under Forty” award. 

Dr. Anderson presented information regarding the ISAT test results for the spring of 2010. 

The Board reviewed the revisions to Board Policies 2:20, 2:70-E, 2:80, 2:100, 2:110, 2:160, 4:50, 4:140, 4:160, and 7:285. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the Information/Discussion Items segment of the meeting and that the Board would move into closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Time: 8:34 p.m. 

The Board returned to open session at 9:55 p.m. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Human Resources Consent Agenda as presented for the October 13, 2010 Board of Education Meeting.  Second by A. Fairfield Doering.  Roll call vote.

 The following items were included in the Human Resources Consent Agenda:

·         Approval of the employment of Katie Banks as a part-time aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Christina Hahn as a part-time aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of the employment of Brigitta Parsons as a part-time aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of the employment of Dawn Cross as a part-time aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of the employment of Jack Esterdahl as a part-time aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of the increase of three additional hours per day as a part-time custodian for Phyllis Skinner.

·         Approval of an unpaid leave of absence for a fourth grade teacher.

·         Approval of employment of Tricia Reichard as a bus driver for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Nicholas Vespa as a bus driver for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of the Administrative Contract for the following employees:

o   Dr. Lonna Anderson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

o   Dr. Kelly Funke, Director of Finances

o   Mr. Zachary Chatterton, Principal, Dunlap Middle School

o   Mr. Jeffrey Alderman, Assistant Principal, Dunlap Middle School

o   Ms. Molly Kahn, Assistant Principal, Dunlap Valley Middle School

Information regarding the following employee resignations was available for the Board’s review.

·         Resignation of Kim Pettit as a part-time custodian effective September 20, 2010.

·         Resignation of Betty Dean as a bus driver effective October 7, 2010.

·         Resignation of Cary Moses as a bus driver effective October 7, 2010.

     

Information regarding student discipline cases RVSS1011-1, RVSS1011-2, DMSS1011-5, DMSS1011-6, DMSS1011-7, DMSS1011-8, DMSBS1011-1, DVMSS1011-1, DVMSS1011-2, DHSS1011-2, DHSS1011-3, and DHSS1011-4 was available for review by the Board. 

Dr. Funke presented information regarding the tentative tax levy. 

Ms. Parker presented a referendum update. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn. 

B. Meginnes moved to adjourn.  Second by J. Eberle.  Voice vote unanimous. Time: 10:16 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 - 6:30 PM

Location:  Wilder-Waite Grade School 

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S

Mr. Jefferson opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to Wilder-Waite parents, students, and staff. 

Mr. Jefferson introduced Dr. Jay Marino, Superintendent.   

Dr. Marino introduced Assistant Superintendent, Lisa Parker, Board President, Christine Finley, Board Vice-President, Amy Fairfield Doering, and Board member Joe Eberle.

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM

 

EXPULSION HEARING

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010

5:00 P.M. 

 

M   I   N   U   T   E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 5:10 p.m.  Those present for the Board of Education were A. Fairfield Doering, B. Meginnes, P. Park, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Absent were J. Eberle and B. Hay.  Present for the administration were Dr. Marino, Mr. Welsh, and Mr. Wolven. 

After roll call, Board President Finley asked that those present stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

A. Fairfield Doering moved to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of conducting an Expulsion Hearing for student DHSE1011-01.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Fairfield Doering, Park, Meginnes, Rieker, Finley - Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time:  5:11 p.m. 

Mr. Welsh and Mr. Wolven were excused from closed session at 5:20 p.m. while the Board held a deliberation. 

The Board reconvened to open session at 5:25 p.m. 

Mr. Welsh and Mr. Wolven entered the room. 

S. Rieker moved to approve the expulsion of student DHSE1011-01 for the period of time, October 6, 2010 through October 6, 2011.  Student DHSE1011-01 will be allowed to return at the start of the first semester in August, 2011 on probation per the probation agreement through October 6, 2011.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Rieker, Park, Fairfield Doering, Meginnes, Finley- Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.

 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn.

 

B. Meginnes moved to adjourn.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Rieker, Fairfield Doering, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time:  5:26 p.m. 

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 – 7:30 PM

Location:  Dunlap High School 

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

 

Dr. Marino opened the meeting at 7:30 pm for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to Dunlap High School parents, staff, and students.   

Dr. Marino introduced Board Secretary, Bruce Hay.  Mr. Hay then introduced the Board of Education members.  Present were Board President, Christine Finley, Board Vice-President, Amy Fairfield Doering, and Board member Paul Park. 

Present for the administration were Ms. Lisa Parker, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Lonna Anderson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Mr. Jeremy Etnyre, Principal of Dunlap Grade School. 

B. Hay left at 7:42 pm. 

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 8:34 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

 

REFERENDUM COMMITTEE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 - 6:00 PM

Location:  Dunlap High School

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Dr. Marino opened the meeting at 6:00 pm for the purpose of presenting information regarding the upcoming referendum to community leaders in the Dunlap School District.   

Dr. Marino introduced Board Secretary, Bruce Hay.  Mr. Hay then introduced the Board of Education members.  Present were Board President, Christine Finley, Board Vice-President, Amy Fairfield Doering, and Board members Brian Meginnes, Paul Park, and Steve Rieker.   

Dr. Marino introduced the administration.  Present were Ms. Lisa Parker, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Lonna Anderson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Kelly Funke, Director of Finance, Mr. Erik Christian, Director of Human Resources, Mr. Tom Welsh, Principal of Dunlap High School, and Mr. Jeremy Etnyre, Principal of Dunlap Grade School. 

Dr. Marino gave a presentation regarding the upcoming referendum on November 2, 2010 and the District’s need to build a new elementary school to accommodate the growth of the Dunlap School District. 

Dr. Marino provided a question and answer opportunity for those present. 

The meeting concluded at 6:47 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DUNLAP DISTRICT OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

7:00 P.M.

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. and asked that the roll be called.  Present were A. Doering, J. Eberle, B. Meginnes, P. Park, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Absent was B. Hay.  Following the roll call, Mrs. Finley asked that those present stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Mrs. Finley asked for a motion to open the meeting to a public hearing on the 2010-11 school year budget. 

B. Meginnes moved to open the meeting to a public hearing on the 2010-11 school year budget.  Second by S. Rieker.   Roll call vote.  Eberle, Doering, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time:  7:02 p.m. 

Mrs. Finley asked if anyone in the audience would like to make a comment on the FY11 budget. 

B. Meginnes moved to close the public hearing and noted that no one addressed the Board on the 2010-11 school year budget.  Second by S. Rieker.   Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Rieker, Eberle, Doering, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time:  7:03 p.m. 

Mrs. Finley opened the meeting to Public Participation and asked if anyone would like to address the Board. 

Dr. Marino presented the Superintendent’s Report which consisted of the following items:

·         Dr. Marino informed the Board that the District had responded to a Freedom of Information Act request.

·         Dr. Marino presented information regarding three new leadership teams that have been formed to further the implementation of the District’s strategic plan.

o   The District Leadership Team comprised of representatives from the Board, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and community leaders, have met to provide stakeholder input.  They are now in the process of developing a team to implement release time for Professional Learning Communities.

o   The Building Leadership Team comprised of representatives of staff members from each building have met and developed a District-wide plan-on-a-page which is now displayed in the entryway of each building.  They have also worked on SMART goals for their buildings.

o   The Support Services Team comprised of representatives from the transportation, cafeteria, maintenance, and the technology departments have met to begin development of a mission statement for each department to be implemented throughout all the buildings. 

Following the Superintendent’s Report, Mrs. Finley asked if anyone else would like to address the Board.   No one addressed the Board.  

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the public participation portion of the meeting and that the Board would move on to the Consent Agenda. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any clarifications or discussion items regarding the consent agenda. 

Mr. Park asked for clarification regarding the limitation for the administrative cost waiver.  Dr. Funke clarified that the waiver is required when a district exceeds their budget by 5%.

A. Doering moved to approve the Consent Agenda for the September 15, 2010 Board of Education meeting.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Park, Eberle, Meginnes, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

The following items were included in the Consent Agenda:

·         Approval of minutes from the regular and closed session meetings of August 11, 2010, Facilities Committee meeting of August 11, 2010, and the Special Board Meeting of August 26, 2010

·         Establishment of a Public Hearing on the ISBE Waiver for Administrative Cost Limitations

·         Approval of insurance renewal with Unland Companies

·         Approval of Keri Rickey, Kelly Funke, and Pam Douglas as designated individuals for collecting and processing nominating papers for the April 5, 2011 Board of Education election

·         Approval of Applications for Recognitions of Schools

·         Approval of the release of Closed Session minutes from February 10, 2010, February 24, 2010, March 4, 2010, April 14, 2010, May 12, 2010, June 9, 2010, and July 14, 2010

·         Approval of Dunlap Middle School and Dunlap Valley Middle School teachers and/or administrators to attend an out-of-state field trip to Washington, DC

 Dr. Funke presented the monthly Treasurer’s Report and payment of the bills. 

A. Doering moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented and approve the bills in the amount of $3,905,125.30 as submitted.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Eberle, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Mr. David Wynn, District Treasurer, presented information regarding the District’s investments. 

Dr. Funke presented information regarding the FY11 budget. 

B. Meginnes moved to amend the FY11 budget to provide for the transfer of an adequate amount of cash from the Building Fund to the Education Fund to present a balanced budget.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Park, Eberle, Doering, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

A. Doering moved to adopt the budget with the approved amendment for the fiscal year 2011.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Rieker, Eberle, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

The School Activity Accounts were available for review by the Board. 

Dr. Marino and Ms. Parker presented an update regarding the referendum process. 

An Administrator Salary Compensation Report was available for the Board’s review. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the Information/Discussion Items segment of the meeting and that the Board would move into closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property.   

B. Meginnes moved to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Eberle, Doering, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Time: 8:24 p.m. 

The Board returned to open session at 10:11 p.m. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Human Resources Consent Agenda as presented for the September 15, 2010 Board of Education Meeting.  Second by A. Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Doering, Eberle, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Notice to Remedy for Middle School Teacher.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Park, Eberle, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Doering – Abstained.  Nays – None.  Motion carried.

Information regarding student discipline cases DMSS10-11-1, DMSS10-11-2, DMSS10-11-3, and DHSS1011-01 was available for the Board’s review.

 

There was discussion regarding the lack of striping on a section of Cedar Hills Road. 

Mrs. Finley will ask if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn. 

A. Doering moved to adjourn.  Second by J. Eberle.  Voice vote unanimous.  Time:  10:23 p.m.

 

 

 

UNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DUNLAP DISTRICT OFFICE

AUGUST 26, 2010

5:00 P.M.

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 5:02 p.m. and asked that the roll be called.  Those present were A. Doering, J. Eberle, B. Hay, B. Meginnes, P. Park, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Following the roll call, Mrs. Finley asked that those present stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Mrs. Finley opened the meeting to public participation and asked if anyone would like to address the Board. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the public participation portion of the meeting and asked that the record show that no one addressed the Board. 

Mrs. Finley asked for a motion for the Board to move into closed session for the purpose of discussing an appeal of a formal complaint filed under Board Policy 2:260. 

A. Doering moved to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of discussing an appeal of a formal complaint filed under Board Policy 2:260.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Eberle, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time:  5:04 p.m. 

The Board returned to open session at 5:55 p.m. 

S. Rieker moved to affirm the appeal of the Superintendent’s decision rendered per District Formal Complaint specified under Board Policy 2:260 which was filed on June 21, 2010 and directed the Superintendent to inform the complaining party of the decision.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Rieker, Eberle, Doering, Hay, Meginnes, Park, Finley – aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Dr. Marino presented background information regarding the formation of a core planning committee comprised of various stakeholders, i.e. parents, coaches, administrators, Board members, and the Athletic Director, that met on several occasions for the purpose of developing an athletic facilities master plan for the Dunlap School District. 

Ms. Parker thanked the committee members for their hard work and input in developing the athletic facilities master plan.   

The committee members that were present in the audience introduced themselves to the Board. 

Caius Jennison and Bruce Brown from Farnsworth Group presented an update regarding the athletic facilities master plan for Dunlap School District.   

B. Hay and B. Meginnes left the meeting at 6:42 p.m. 

Mrs. Finley asked for a motion to for the Board to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel. 

J. Eberle moved for the Board to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Eberle, Park, Doering, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time:  7:03 p.m. 

The Board returned to open session at 7:14 p.m. 

A. Doering moved to approve the human resources consent agenda as presented.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Rieker, Eberle, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Items approved on the human resources consent agenda included the following:

·         Employment of Sara Manci as a part-time Title I aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year

·         Employment of Bridget Anderson as a part-time teacher aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year

·         Employment of Amy Sutter as a part-time teacher aide for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year

·         Approval to change the employment status of Jody Vanderburg from part-time to full-time for the 2010-11 school year

·         Approval of a first semester overload for Guy Sandy 

There was discussion regarding the need for future meetings for the athletic facilities master plan. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn. 

A. Doering moved to adjourn.  Second by J. Eberle.  Voice vote unanimous.  Motion carried.  Time:  7:26 p.m.

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DUNLAP DISTRICT OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010

7:00 P.M. 

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and asked that the roll be called.  Present were A. Doering, J. Eberle, B. Meginnes, P. Park, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Absent B. Hay.  Following the roll call, Mrs. Finley asked that those present stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Mrs. Finley opened the meeting to Public Participation and asked if anyone would like to address the Board. 

Dr. Marino presented the Superintendent’s Report which consisted of the following items:

·         Dr. Marino reported that the new teachers met with their mentors on Monday, August 9th and Tuesday, August 10th to help prepare them for the upcoming school year.  Dr. Marino recognized the mentor teachers who were in the audience.

·         Dr. Marino presented an update regarding the installation of high-speed internet throughout the District. He thanked Matt Jensen, Director of Technology, and Lisa Parker, Assistant Superintendent for their hard work in getting the system in place.

·         Dr. Marino stated that student enrollment for the 2010-11 school year was up 195 students from the end of the 2009-10 school year.

·         Dr. Marino stated that Opening Day for all Dunlap School District employees is scheduled for Monday, August 16th.  All Board members are also invited to attend. The focus of opening day will be the key initiatives for the upcoming school year which are a continuation of the District Strategic Plan that was adopted by the Board this past school year.   

Following the Superintendent’s Report, Mrs. Finley asked if anyone else would like to address the Board.   No one addressed the Board.  

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the public participation portion of the meeting and that the Board would move on to the Consent Agenda. 

A. Doering requested that Board Policy 2:100 be pulled from the consent agenda for further discussion. 

S. Rieker moved to approve the consent agenda for the August 11, 2010 Board of Education meeting with the exclusion of Board Policy 2:100.  Second by A. Doering.  Roll call vote.  Rieker, Doering, Eberle, Meginnes, Park, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Items approved on the Consent Agenda included the following:

·         Approval of minutes of the Regular and Closed Session Meetings of July 14, 2010 and the Facilities Committee Meeting of July 14, 2010.

·         Establishment of a Public Hearing on September 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the FY11 budget.

·         Adoption of Resolution for the Cafeteria 125 Plan.

·         Adoption of revisions of Board Policies 2:200, 2:250, 2:250E-1, 4:30, 4:60, and 4:90. 

A. Doering presented information regarding Board Policy 2:100.   

A. Doering moved to strike paragraph two in its entirety from Board Policy 2:100.  Second by J. Eberle.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Eberle – Aye.  Meginnes, Park, Rieker, Finley – Nay.  Motion did not carry.

B. Meginnes moved to approve Board Policy 2:100 as presented.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Eberle, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Doering – Nay.  Motion carried. 

Dr. Funke presented the monthly Treasurer’s Report and payment of the bills. 

A. Doering moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented and approve the bills in the amount of $2,505,223.10 as submitted.  Second by P. Park.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Park, Eberle, Meginnes, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Mr. Wynn presented information regarding the District’s investments. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the resolution authorizing the opening of the account at PNC and the investment of funds with PNC.  Second by A. Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Doering, Eberle, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the action item portion of the meeting and that the Board would move on to the information items. 

The School Activity Funds were available for review by the Board. 

The Administrative Cabinet gave a presentation regarding Key District Initiatives for 2010-11.  Topics included in the presentation were as follows:

·         Teamwork, collaboration & shared leadership

·         21st Century learning initiative that includes a Plan-on-a-Page that is prominently displayed at each Dunlap facility

·         Further implementation of the District Strategic Plan through the development of a District Leadership Team, Building Leadership Teams, Professional Learning Communities, and Classroom Learning Communities

·         Establishment of a District Balanced Scorecard to provide continuous data to measure the progress of the District

·         Future implementation of a Data Warehouse Initiative to centralize District data

·         Facility planning, including a referendum for a new elementary facility to help accommodate the District’s growth

·         Finance initiatives to include diversification of investments, adoption of the FY11 budget, monthly budget analysis, State reports and funding, and the 2010 levy

·         Teacher negotiations

·         Curriculum mapping initiatives district-wide

·         Implementation of a District Special Education advisory group to prepare a three to five year plan for Special Education services

·         Human resource planning to improve District processes 

Mr. Jefferson presented information regarding Sarah Urbanc, a teacher at Wilder-Waite Grade School, as the recipient of a Peoria County grant.  Ms. Urbanc informed the Board that she is planning to use the funds from the grant to implement a “going green” initiative at Wilder-Waite for the purpose of recycling. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the Information/Discussion Items segment of the meeting and that the Board would move into closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property. 

B. Meginnes moved to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of reviewing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property.  Second by A. Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Doering, Eberle, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time: 8:07 p.m. 

The Board returned to open session at 8:45 p.m. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Human Resources Consent Agenda as presented for the August 11, 2010 Board of Education Meeting.  Second by A. Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Doering, Eberle, Park, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Items approved on the Human Resources Consent Agenda included the following:

·         Approval of employment of Laura Buckley as a part-time music teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Jeanne Koors as a part-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Kristin Edwards as a part-time aide for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Jenna Surmo as a part-time aide for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Raiann Karl as a part-time nurse’s aide for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Stephanie Kier as a part-time aide for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Phyllis Skinner as a part-time custodian for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of the following Literacy part-time literacy aides for the 2010-11 school year:

Jackie Stickling, Elizabeth Castor, Jillian Schumacher, Jeanne Koors, Sheri Eppel, Kathy Steipp, and Linda Siekmann

·         Approval of employment of the following Special Education aides for the 2010-11 school year:

Mary Kate Keffeler, Ann Joyce, Tammy Nelson, Joanie Hoerr, Julie Sendelbach, Angela Peterson, Alex Wood, Paula Recker, Stephen Schoch, Glenda Harlan, Deanna Shively, Leah Knobloch, Angela Dhall, Amy Abbott, KaiAnn Holt, Stephanie Dean, Susan Lacroix, and Samantha Conlee

·         Approval of employment of the following lunchroom supervisors for the 2010-11 school year:

Jamie Caldwell, Renata Tavares, Susan Whitson, Lori Turk, Manuel Pedrosa, Julie Metzger, Lynda Wetherill, Heidi Pompe, Lisa Steinkoenig, Bob Cotter, Amy Weaver, Katie Banks, Theresa Ruhaak, Lisa Gassman, Maureen Colvin, Flo Olmsted, Teresa Anderson, Elizabeth Colvin-Griffin, Tammy Simpson, and Carrie Tilly

·         Approval of employment of the following cafeteria workers and substitute workers for the 2010-11 school year:

Norma Meyer, Renee Kuykendall, Lynn Holzinger, Luann Esterdahl, Pat Widener, Diana Hicks, Kathy Gullette, Becky Reed, Lynn Simmons, Cathy Schrader, Jean Deckard, Debbie Zenger, Kim Gilles, Shelly McBroom, Jean Lang, Lisa Wetzel, Janice O’Bryant, Kathy Holtman, Denise Dawson, Michelle McGinn, Ronda Mathewson, Diana Fry, Marcy Wright, Jane Schatsiek, Charlene Otto, Lori Rose, Karen Frick-Callahan, Karen Bangert, Becky McCartney, Bev Tanney, Carlene Curry, Mary Lou Smith, Marcy Wilson, Diane Houseman, Jean Koehl, Diane Haywood, Cresta O’Bryant, Candy Atkinson, JoAnn Clay, and Kathleen Visione

·         Approval of employment of the following bus drivers, monitors, mechanic, and substitute drivers for the 2010-11 school year:

Cindy Bantz, Robert Belville, Charles Berkley, Josh Birk, Jean Bireline, Leslie Brooks, Fred Campbell, Jennifer Cassidy, Rebecca Davis, Betty Dean, Shelly Deckard, Jennifer Gehrig, Sandra Griffin, John Gunn, Patricia Jackson, Ann Joyce, Renee Killion, Joe Lutker, Martin McCarty, Shirlee Moke, Cary Moses, Lynn Moushon, Litza Ritter, Guy Sandy, Edna Schurter, Darshana Shah, Larry Shipman, Charlie Simpson, Robert Smith, John (Mike) Sprecher, Judy Sunderland, Ken Sunderland, Carrie Tilly, Debra Tomblin, Beverly Veltman, Bill Wade, Brad Schoolman, Jim Bird, Deanna Collins, Jack Esterdahl, Jack Gleich, Lori Johnson, Charity Lamb, Rashell McBroom, Duane Peterson, Nicholas Vespa, Joe Wenskus, Carla Woodward, Teresa Anderson, Angela Burnside, Beth Colvin-Griffin, Veronica Gilgan, Caryn Holmes, Jodi Miller, George Montgomery, Theresa Ruhaak, and Brenda Ware

Information regarding appointments/resignations of coaches/sponsors of extra-curricular activities was available for the Board’s review. 

Information regarding the resignation of Alisha Morrow as a part-time teacher and coach effective August 10, 2010 was available for the Board’s review. 

A. Doering presented a resolutions update. 

Ms. Parker presented a referendum update. 

Dr. Marino presented information regarding a GED program. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn. 

A. Doering moved to adjourn.  Second by J. Eberle.  Voice vote unanimous.  Time:  9:16 p.m.

 

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010

5:00 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE BOARD

FACILITIES

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

 

The following members of the Board of Education met at Dunlap High School at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of touring the new classroom additions:  A. Doering, J. Eberle, B. Meginnes, P. Park, and C. Finley.  Present for the administration were Dr. Marino, Ms. Parker, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Funke, Mr. Christian, Mr. Welsh, Ms. Heffner, Mr. Wolven, and Mr. Etnyre.  Doug Draeger and Caius Jennison were present representing Farnsworth Group. Pete Mangieri and Chris Tyra were present representing Mangieri Companies. 

The meeting concluded at 5:40 p.m.

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

DUNLAP DISTRICT OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010

7:00 P.M.

  

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Board President Christine Finley brought the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. and asked that the roll be called.  Present were A. Doering, B. Hay, B. Meginnes, S. Rieker, and C. Finley.  Absent were J. Eberle and P. Park.  Following the roll call, Mrs. Finley asked that those present stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Mrs. Finley opened the meeting to Public Participation and asked if anyone would like to address the Board. 

Dr. Marino presented the Superintendent’s Report which consisted of the following items:

·         Dr. Marino unveiled the new District logo that was designed by Dr. Barry Miller.  Dr. Marino introduced Dr. Miller who is a Dunlap parent, community member, and artist.  The design of the new District logo is based on the District Strategic Plan as well as some of the history of the Dunlap School District.

·         Dr. Marino presented the Plan on a Page which was designed to encompass the mission, vision, beliefs, and goals of the District Strategic Plan.  The Plan on a Page will be posted in all of the District facilities for the upcoming school year. 

Following the Superintendent’s Report, Mrs. Finley asked if anyone else would like to address the Board.   No one addressed the Board.  

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the public participation portion of the meeting and that the Board would move on to the Consent Agenda. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any clarifications or discussion items regarding the consent agenda. 

A. Doering requested that Board Policy 2:100 be pulled from the consent agenda. 

B. Meginnes moved to approve the consent agenda for the July 14, 2010 Board of Education meeting.  Second by A. Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Doering, Hay, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

A. Doering moved to defer the discussion and pursuant vote on Board Policy 2:100 until the August Board of Education meeting.  Second by B. Meginnes.  Roll call vote:  Doering, Meginnes, Hay, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  

Items approved on the Consent Agenda included the following:

·         Approval of minutes of the Regular and Closed Session Meetings of June 9, 2010, Referendum Committee Meeting of June 9, 2010, Facilities Committee Meeting of June 9, 2010, and the Special Board Meeting of June 17, 2010.

·         Adoption of revisions of Board Policies 2:20, 2:40, 2:70, 2:70-E, 2:110, 2:240, 2:240-E1, 2:240-E2, 2:260, 3:40, 4:110, and 4:170.

·         Approval of boiler bid for Dunlap Middle School in the amount of $81,000.00 from Tobin Brothers.

·         Approval of contract with Farnsworth Companies to provide professional services in connection with the Dunlap Elementary School Referendum for the completion of preliminary site work.

·         Approval of contract with Farnsworth Companies for master planning of athletic facilities.

 Dr. Funke presented the monthly Treasurer’s Report and payment of the bills.

A. Doering moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented and approve the bills in the amount of $2,829,045.01 as submitted.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Doering, Rieker, Hay, Meginnes, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Mr. Wynn presented information regarding the District’s investments. 

B. Hay moved to approve the Consideration and Action on a Resolution Providing for and Requiring the Submission of the Proposition of Issuing School Building Bonds to the Voters of the District at the General Election to be held on November 2, 2010.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Hay, Rieker, Doering, Meginnes, Finley – Aye.  Nays – None. 

The School Activity Funds were available for review by the Board.

The Administrative Cabinet gave a Year-in-Review presentation.  Topics included in the presentation were as follows: 

·          Focus on Continuous Improvement

·         Creation of the District Strategic Plan

·     Focus on 21st Century Learning

·     Long-term Facility Planning/Vision

·         Creation of the Elementary Core Planning Group

·         Classroom additions to Dunlap High School

·         Implementation of the Alert Now System for parental notification

·         Installation of PowerSchool - a new data management system

·         Addition of over 40 new SmartBoards throught the District

·         Implementation of Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, multimedia broadcasting and social networking sites

·         Network upgrade including high speed wireless links connecting all schools

·         Training of over 100 staff members in Continuous Improvement

·         Creation of Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Councils

·         Implementation of Curriculum Mapping Software

·         Creation of a draft of a District Gifted Plan

·         Implementation of Curriculum Mapping

·         Completion of bid processes in the areas of busses, suburban, kitchen equipment, and furniture for the high school addition

·         District financial rating of Aa2 from Moody's

The Board reviewed recommended changes for Board Policies 2:200, 2:250, 2:250-E1, 4:30, 4:60, and 4:90. 

B. Meginnes left the room at 7:58 p.m. 

Mrs. Finley stated that this concluded the Information/Discussion Items segment of the meeting and that the Board would move into closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property. 

B. Hay moved to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of reviewing personnel, compensation, negotiations, litigation, and property.  Second by S. Rieker.  Roll call vote.  Hay, Rieker, Doering, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried.  Time: 8:00 p.m. 

Brian Meginnes returned at 8:04 p.m. 

The Board returned to open session at 9:11 p.m.

B. Meginnes moved to approve the Human Resources Consent Agenda as presented for the June 14, 2010 Board of Education Meeting.  Second by A. Doering.  Roll call vote.  Meginnes, Doering, Hay, Rieker, Finley – Aye.  Nays – none.  Motion carried. 

Items approved on the Human Resources Consent Agenda included the following:

·         Approval of employment of Erica Ogden as a full-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Beth Koehler as a part-time office assistant for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Ashley Bucknam as a part-time special education aide for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Teresa James as a full-time special education teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Sara Manci as a part-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Marci Goodale as a part-time office assistant for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Angela O’Neill as a part-time office assistant for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Amy Abbott as a part-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of the transfer of Brittany Clarke as a full-time teacher from Banner Elementary School to Ridgeview Elementary School for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Nicole Baier as a full-time special education teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Malisa Rohn as a part-time office assistant for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Cynthia Snowden as a part-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of the transfer of Angie Holmes as a full-time teacher from Ridgeview Elementary School to Wilder-Waite Grade School for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Allison Fronk as a full-time special education teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Jody Vanderburg as a part-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Anita Kothari as a part-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Approval of employment of Kay Lynn Haste as speech pathologist for the summer of 2010.

·         Approval of employment of Stacey Combs as a full-time teacher for the 2010-11 school year.

·         Acceptance of resignation from Julie Donaldson as a lunchroom supervisor effective July 13, 2010. 

A. Doering presented information regarding her upcoming attendance at the Resolutions Meeting on August 6, 2010. 

There was discussion regarding the need for a committee comprised of community members for the purpose of referendum fundraising. 

Mrs. Finley asked if there were any other items to be addressed by the Board.  Hearing none, she asked for a motion to adjourn. 

A. Doering moved to adjourn.  Second by S. Rieker.  Voice vote unanimous.  Time:  9:23 p.m.

 

 

 

 

DUNLAP COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #323

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD ROOM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010

6:00 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE BOARD

FACILITIES 

 

M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

Steve Rieker, Committee Chairperson, brought the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Those present for the Board of Education were A. Doering, C. Finley, B. Hay, B. Meginnes, and S. Rieker.  Present for the administration were Dr. Marino, Miss Parker, Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Funke.   

There was discussion regarding referendum details. 

The Board reached a consensus to use more of the District’s reserve money on the construction of a new elementary school in order to  reduce the amount of the referendum. 

The Board reached a consensus to only include the cost of the new elementary school in the referendum amount. 

The Board reached a consensus to set the referendum amount at $11.5 million. 

The Board reached a consensus for the administration to develop a Site Master Plan Committee for the purpose of discussing the future development of the athletic fields.  The committee will consist of representation from the Board of Education, Dunlap High School administration, Dunlap Middle School and Dunlap Valley Middle School administration, the Athletic Director, and parent representation from the high school and both middle schools. 

There was discussion regarding the long-term Facility Strategic Plan. 

The meeting concluded at 6:45 p.m.