School Board Niles Township District 219, Cook County, Illinois MINUTES Regular Board Meeting, Monday, July 20, 2004

The meeting was held in the Board Room of the District Office Building, 7700 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Illinois. I.

Call to Order and Roll Call Board President Robert Silverman called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Board members present at Roll Call: Sheri Doniger, Jeffrey Greenspan, Ruth Klint, Tim Knudsen, Robert Silverman.

II.

Executive Session It was moved by GREENSPAN and seconded by DONIGER to recess into closed session to discuss matters relating to litigation, negotiations, and the employment, appointment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Silverman. The motion carried. The Board recessed into closed session at 7:05 p.m. At 7:50 p.m. it was moved by KNUDSEN and seconded by KLINT to return to open session of the Regular Board Meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Silverman The motion carried.

III.

Recall to Order of Open Session Mr. Silverman recalled the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The pledge was recited.

IV.

Changes / Additions to the Agenda There were no changes to the agenda.

V.

Audience to Visitors No one asked to speak.

VI.

Student Representative Comments There were no student representative comments.

VII.

Community Representative Comments No one asked to speak.

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VIII.

Approval of Consent Agenda It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by KLINT to accept the consent agenda. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman. Voting Nay: Knudsen. The motion carried. Included in the consent agenda: − Monthly Bills and Payroll in the amount of $3,222,541.23.  − Personnel  ƒ

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Approve the hiring of the following support staff effective 7/1/04:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION 

Mendes, George 

Maintenance Mechanic I –  West  ‐260 Days, M4, Step 3 

Approve the hiring of the following part‐time/temporary help:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION 

RATE 

EFFECTIVE DATE 

Blanks, Davalle  Miller, Jaclyn  Miller, Samantha  Pappachen, Kelvin 

Maintenance – North  Student Services – West  Student Services – West  IRC – North 

$6.00/Hr.  $12.00/Hr.  $12.00/Hr.  $6.00/Hr. 

July 20, 2004  July 20, 2004  July 20, 2004  July 20, 2004 

Accept the resignation of the following support staff:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION 

FTE 

EFFECTIVE DATE 

Gandhi, Kirti 

ESL Tutor – North & West 

1.0 

July  8, 2004 

Approve the following support staff leave of absence for the 2004‐05 school year:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION 

FTE 

TYPE OF LEAVE 

Scherr, Jennifer 

Teacher Aide – Special  Education – North 

1.0 

Unpaid – Article IV,  Section 6 

Approve the following stipends for Niles West for the 2004‐05 school year:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATON 

Bachman, Paula 

Instrumental Music (33%)  Jazz Vocal  Music Director (33%)  Director – Play 1  Instrumental Music (33%)  Music Director (33%)  Instrumental Music (33%)  Marching Band  Music Director (33%)  Play 4 Assistant  Dance Performance 1 & 2  Pop & Rock 

Dabelow, Carrie  Katz, Steven  Koch, William 

Slutzky, Mindy  Spreitzer, Katherine 

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Approve the following stipends for Niles North for the 2004‐05 school year:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION 

Asaro, Joseph  Bader, Linda  Eisele, Elton 

Tri‐M International Music Honor Society    Northern Lights Flag Team (Color Guard)     Band Staff      Marching Band    Instrumental Music (33%)   Music Director (33%)   Jazz Band    Vocal Jazz Assistant    Choral Board    Take One (Jazz Ensemble)  Instrumental Music (33%)    Music Director (33%)  Art Club    International Music Education Association    Instrumental Music (33%)    Music Director (33%)  Video Film Club    Auroris Dance Company    Percussion Ensemble    Assistant Cheerleading Coach    Graphic Design Club    International Thespian Society    North Star    Yearbook Assistant/Publications    Yearbook    Vocal Jazz Band Assistant    Assistant Boys Basketball    Assistant Girls Track    Calliope Club    Reading Hour   

Gatta, Louis  Grossman, Barry  Gregerman, Daniel 

Griyech, Lori  Hendrix, Pamela 

Horyn, Dan  Hurwitz, Ariel  Maloney, John  Matusek, Jenna  Mullen, Michael  Ortmann, Timothy  Peterson, Nils  Pratt, Charles  Scott, Renee  Simon, Robert  Sullivan, William  Woods, Tricia  Wright, Laura  Zarefsky, Nikki   

− Minutes of June 28, 2004 meeting, open and closed sessions.  − Textbook Adoptions for an anticipated cost of $4,202.  − Resolution Declining Requests to Accept Non‐Resident Choice Students.  − Carpet Replacement/Asbestos Removal Project for an agreement with Boelter &  Yates for the removal of asbestos containing material in classroom 1315 at Niles  West for the sum of $2,900 and to approval the proposal from Kinsale  Contracting Group to remove the asbestos containing tile in room 1315 at Niles  West for the sum of $7,310.  − Bark Associates Audit Proposal for the fiscal 2004 audit for a cost not to exceed  $20,300. 

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− Student Trip for four IMPACT students to attend ITI in Decatur, Illinois at no  cost to the District.  − Resolution Re Prevailing Wage  − Changes in Dates of Regular Board Meetings August 30 to August 23  and September 20 to September 22   IX.

Superintendent’s Report Neil Codell said that he will be attending the Mahatma Ghandi ground breaking ceremony on July 25. All Board members are invited to attend this event. There was an article in the Tribune regarding NCLB and what is occurring. We are still waiting for the State budget to be passed to see how it will affect schools.

X.

Board Members’ Comments Mr. Knudsen said, just as the Board approved student trips, they should approve all out of state travel for administrators. Mr. Silverman went through each item on the consent agenda and asked Mr. Knudsen why he voted against its passage. Mr. Silverman did ask that if there is a specific item that any Board member does not wish to vote positively for, that they ask that that item be removed from the consent agenda, to be discussed and voted on separately. Mr. Silverman said he wanted to follow-up on a concern of Board Member Burnett. He reviewed the Sarbanes-Oxley law and found that there is no requirement to change auditors at any specific interval.

XI.

Board Committee and Other Reports Facilities Committee Mr. Greenspan said there was a meeting on July 16. Finance Committee Mr. Knudsen said a meeting was held to discuss the preliminary budget and it is still under discussion.

XII.

Business Purchases - Mobile Restrooms Purchase and Installation at North Bids were opened earlier today. Gerry Yeggy recommended the low bid from Ameri-Can Engineering. Jeffrey Greenspan and Gerry Yeggy will inspect the item for bid. It was moved by GREENSPAN and seconded by DONIGER to accept the bid from Ameri-Can Engineering for the mobile restroom to be located at Niles North in the amount of $35,7065.50 and the bid of $26,800 from DeFranco Page 4 of 6

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Plumbing for installation of this equipment subject to inspection of installation site. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Silverman. The motion carried.

Policy Changes – 2nd Reading It was moved by KLINT and seconded by DONIGER to approve policy changes. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Silverman. The motion carried. Policies approved for changes are as follows: 2:220 Board of Education Meeting 3:20 Administrative Chart Replacement of CAD Computers from Grant It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by GREENSPAN to approve the purchase of 48 Dell Computers for the Drafting Labs at North at West for a cost not to exceed $41,000.00 and have the amount funded entirely from grant monies. Mr. Knudsen asked how old current equipment is to be out of useful life. Chris Powell said the newest software has not been able to be uploaded for the past year and a half, as existing computers are Pentinum III models. He said these computers will still have a life as they will be utilized in other computer labs. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Silverman. The motion carried. XIII.

Old Business Mr. Knudsen said he is still looking for the letter to Nicor asking them to pay the $2,061.10 change order for rerouting expenses. Mr. Yeggy said this will be in the materials for the July 27 Facilities Committee meeting.

XIV.

New Business There was no new business discussed.

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XV.

Audience to Visitors (on items related to district business) No one asked to speak.

XVI.

Correspondence and FOIA Requests There were no correspondence and/or FOIA requests.

XVII. Information Items Procedures Number 4:150-AP1 4:150-AP3 4:150-E1 4:160-AP1 6:190-AP1 6:190-AP2 6:320-AP1 7:160-AP 7:190-AP2 7:260-AP1 8:40-AP2

Name Renovations Authorized Appliances Construction Proposal Form Hazardous and Infectious Materials Academic Eligibility For Extra-Curricular Participation Eligibility for Participation in Extracurricular Activities Consumer Education Proficiency Student Appearance Substance Abuse Physical Activity Restrictions or Exemptions Admission to Athletic Events

It was noted that upcoming Negotiations with the Union will take place on July 21 and July 29, 2004. XVIII. Closed Session It was moved by GREENSPAN and seconded by KNUDSEN to recess into closed session to discuss matters relating to litigation, negotiations and the employment, appointment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees and to adjourn therefrom. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Silverman. The motion carried. The Board recessed to closed session at 8:20 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m. ________________________________ President

_____________________________ Secretary

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