East Moline School District 37 Board of Education met January 28
East Moline School District 37 Board of Education met January 28.
Here is the agenda as provided by the board:
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
The BOE received a thank you card from the family of Laura Crawford for the memorial plant and a thank you card from Cherie Branch after the loss of her grandchild.
IV. Public Comment
At this time, the President of the Board of Education will recognize visitors and ask if any citizen of the community is interested in speaking to members of the Board of Education. Time allowed will generally be limited to three minutes for each individual, unless waived by the President. All individuals who wish to address the Board of Education must sign up in advance. The President may limit the opportunity to address the Board in cases where a person has previously addressed the Board on the same or related subject. Issues brought to the Board prior to being channeled through the proper chain of command will be referred back to the appropriate level.
V. FOIA Requests
District 37 received two FOIA requests. The first one requesting data pertaining to the Board of Education on December 17, 2018. The second one was a commercial request from SmartProcure requesting purchasing information on December 28, 2018.
VI. Consent Agenda
1. Approval of Minutes
It is recommended that the minutes from the December 10, 2018 regular board meeting be approved.
2. Approval of Treasurer's Report
It is recommended that the Treasurer’s Report for December 2018 be approved subject to audit.
3. Approval of Accounts Payable
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the payment of bills listed, received during the month of December 2018, to be paid during the month of January 2019.and quick pays during the month of December 2018.
Debt Services 2,771,531.19
Education 10 82,041.12
Education (10-Rev) 12,957.36
Building (20) 21,246.05
Transportation (40) 31,189.79
Tort Immunity 51,529.00
4. Approval of Destruction of Audio Tapes from Executive Session
It is recommended the Board of Education approve destruction of audio tapes from the Executive Session on March 27, 2017.
5. Approval of Personnel Change
a. Personnel– Licensed – Employment
Margaret Shanks has been employed as a Grade 7 Language Arts teacher at Glenview Middle School, effective January 10, 2019.
Lauren VanSpeybroeck has been employed as a Transitional Program of Instruction teacher at Ridgewood Elementary, effective January 10, 2019.
b. Personnel– Licensed – Leave of Absence
Chelsea Wiegel has requested unpaid leave from her teaching responsibilities at Ridgewood Elementary, following the allowable use of sick leave and personal leave beginning January 15, 2019. Ms. Wiegel is requesting unpaid leave through the end of the 2018-19 school year.
Amanda Harms has requested an extension of her unpaid leave of absence, for medical reasons,from December 22, 2018 through May 27, 2019.
c. Personnel – Classified – Leave of Absence
Rachel Baxin has requested an unpaid leave of absence following the birth of her child on January 22 and the allowable use of sick leave, and extending through March 17, 2018. Ms. Baxin works as a school bus monitor and as a playground aide at Bowlesburg Elementary.
d. Personnel – Classified – Resignation
Amy Chamra has submitted a letter of resignation from her position as a two-hour playground aide at Ridgewood Elementary, effective December 14, 2018.
e. Personnel – Classified - Employment
Bouchra EL Maliani has been employed as a playground aide at Ridgewood Elementary, effective January 10, 2019.
Gabriella Perez has been employed as an Instructional Support Aide at Ridgewood Elementary, effective January 10, 2019.
Blake Quick has been employed as a custodian (floating position), effective January 10, 2019.
Kathy Bolton has been employed as a 5.75-hour general kitchen helper at Glenview Middle School, effective January 10, 2019.
Jolissa Tapia and Shavonne Brewer have been employed as Track coaches at Glenview
Middle School, effective March 8, 2019. Ms. Tapia and Ms. Brewer are also employed as instructional aides.
Bea Castaneda has been employed as Administrative Assistant to the Food Service
Director, effective January 8 2019. Ms. Castaneda worked as a building secretary at
Bowlesburg Elementary, prior to her appointment in this position.
Gary Clauson has been employed as a four-hour bus driver, effective January 24, 2019.
Karen Gengler has been employed as a two-hour general kitchen helper at Bowlesburg Elementary, effective January 24, 2019.
Nicole Roman has been employed as an instructional aide at Hillcrest Elementary, effective January 24, 2019.
Isaiah Armstrong has been employed as a playground aide at Hillcrest Elementary, effective January 24, 2019.
f. Personnel – Classified - Increase in Work Hours
Cherie Branch has moved from her position as a four-hour bus monitor to a six-hour bus monitor, effective January 7, 2019.
6. Enclosed with the Agenda Information is the December 2018 Activity Fund Report, the
Budget Summary Expense Report, & the Budget Summary Revenue Report for December 2018.
VII. Committee Reports
1. BHASED Governing Board
2. United Education Foundation
3. Wellness Committee
4. Board Delegate to AFSCME
VIII. Informational Items
1. Robogators Project Presentations
IX. Central Office Report
X. Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading of Board Policies: 2:105, 2:170; 4:20, 4:40, 4:80, 4:140, 6:10, 6:30, 6:60, 6:190, 6:230, 6:240, 6:250, 7:50, 8:25, 5:20-E
2. Staff Chromebook-Lease Agreement
3. Traversa Bus Routing Software
XI. New Business
1. MOU with AFSCME
2. Bus Lease Agreement
3. Permanent Transfer in the amount of $250,000 from Working Cash Fund to Transportation Fund
4. Resolution abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2018 to pay debt service on General Obligation School Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2017A and Taxable General Obligation School Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2017B, of School District Number 37, Rock Island County.
XII. Executive Session
In accordance with Chapter 5, Act 120, Section 2, of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, an Executive Session will be held to discuss:
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 meetings. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11).
Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).
The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body to determine its validity. However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this Act 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).
XIII. Return to Open Session
XIV. Possible Action following Executive Session
1. Dismissal or discipline of support staff employee