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					                               MINUTES
                 REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
                            December 8, 2008

        The Bloom Township High School District 206 Board of Education met in regular session
on Monday, December 8, 2008 in the boardroom of the Administration Center. Mrs. Donahue
called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Roll Call

       Board members present were Mrs. Donahue, Mr. Larry Nardoni, Ms. Goncher, Mr. Charles
Nardoni, Mr. Maros, and Mr. Rossi. Mr. Ingram was absent. Administrators present were Mr.
Giannetti, Mr. Sheahan, Mr. Krueger, Dr. Navarre, Mr. Ray, and Mr. Harrison. Also present were
members of the staff, students, parents, community, Mr. Raymond Hauser and Mr. John Izzo
(school attorneys).

Minutes

       Mr. Maros moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the minutes of the regular meeting
of November 10, 2008. Upon roll call, the following Board members voted “Aye:” Mrs. Donahue,
Mr. Larry Nardoni, Ms. Goncher, Mr. Maros, Mr. Charles Nardoni, and Mr. Rossi. Motion carried
6-0.

Bills

       Mr. Maros moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the bills dated November 18, 2008
for payment. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

       Ms. Goncher moved and Mr. Rossi seconded approving the bills dated December 2, 2008
for payment. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

        Ms. Goncher moved and Mr. Rossi seconded approving the Revolving Account bills dated
November 13, 2008 for payment. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion
carried 6-0.

        Mr. Maros moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the Revolving Account bills dated
November 18, 2008 for payment. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion
carried 6-0.

Recognition of Outstanding Students

       The Board recognized outstanding students Alonso Flores and Martina Knazze from Bloom
High School and Rachel Rainey from Bloom Trail High School. Gabriela Herrera, Bloom Trail
student, was unable to attend.

Public Participation

         Salvador Gonzalez, Bloom student board representative, gave highlights of the following
activities: Mathletes at T-F South, Special Olympics, BPA Conference at Robert Morris College,
canned food drive, Boys soccer and an interview with Fox News, Chess Club, and Alumni
Tournament at University of Illinois.
Page 2 Minutes of Regular Board of Education meeting of December 8, 2008


Board Committees

        A)      Finance Committee

        Mr. Sheahan gave a brief overview and recommended approval of the following:

             1) Certificate of Tax Levy.

           Mr. Rossi moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the Certificate of Tax Levy.
Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

             2) Resolution to Levy Taxes for Certain Purposes.

            Mr. Rossi moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the Resolution to Levy Taxes
for Certain Purposes. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

             3) 2008 Tax Levy Resolution.

           Mr. Rossi moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the 2008 Tax Levy Resolution.
Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

             4) Resolution: Loss and Cost.

           Mr. Rossi moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the Resolution: Loss and Cost.
Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

             5) Certificate of Compliance with Truth in Taxation.

           Mr. Rossi moved and Ms. Goncher seconded approving the Certificate of Compliance
with Truth in Taxation. Upon roll call, all Board members voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

        B)      Report of Community/Parents/Business/Government Committee Meetings

        There were no reports of the Community/Parents/Business/Government meetings at this
time.

Superintendent’s Report
        Personnel

        A)      Contract Adjustment – Faculty

        Mr. Giannetti recommended approval of a contract adjustment for the following personnel
for the 2008-09 school year based on transcripts received that verify the credit:

                1)     Lori Newton                  M+45, Step 8

Mr. Maros moved and Ms. Goncher seconded. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted
“Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.
Page 3 Minutes of Regular Board of Education meeting of December 8, 2008


       B)      Salary Lane Contract Adjustment – Paraprofessional

       Mr. Giannetti recommended approval of a salary lane contract adjustment for the following
personnel for the 2008-09 school year based on transcripts received that verify the credit:

               1)     Audra McCowin                  Degree Lane, Step 3

Mr. Maros moved and Ms. Goncher seconded. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted
“Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

       Students

       A)      Diplomas

        Mr. Giannetti concurred in the recommendation of Dr. Navarre that diplomas be awarded to
the following students who completed graduation requirements through Operation 25:

               Bloom High School
               Rhakia Cobb             Kenneth Alexander
               LaVell Calvin           Marcelino Ruiz
               Andrea Martinez         Kyle Bickham

Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Mr. Maros seconded. Upon roll call, all Board members present
voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

New Business

       A)      Approval of Contracts

               1) Secretarial Contract

       Approval of the Secretarial Contract was tabled until Closed Session.

               2) Cafeteria Contract

       Approval of the Cafeteria Contract was tabled until Closed Session.

       B)      COPS Grant

       After a brief overview by Mr. Sheahan, Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Ms. Goncher
seconded authorizing the administration to accept the $261,000 matching COPS Grant and to
finance it over five years while continuing to write grants that will allow the district to offset its
expenditures. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

       C)      Fiduciary Liability Coverage

       After an update by Mr. Sheahan, Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Mr. Maros seconded
approving the Fiduciary Liability Coverage with CLIC. Upon roll call, all Board members present
voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.
Page 4 Minutes of Regular Board of Education meeting of December 8, 2008


       D)     Approval of the Transfer of Transportation Services

       After a brief update by Mr. Giannetti and discussion regarding the transfer of transportation
services:

              1)    Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Mr. Maros seconded terminating the 2004 bus
contract with Kickert Bus Lines effective midnight January 4, 2009. Upon roll call, all Board
members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

             2)     Mr. Rossi moved and Mr. Maros seconded terminating the 2004 bus contract
with Edudon effective midnight January 4, 2009. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted
“Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

            3)     Mr. Maros moved and Mr. Larry Nardoni seconded approving the bus contract
with DLM effective 1:00 a.m. January 5, 2009. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted
“Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

              4) Mr. Rossi moved and Mr. Maros seconded approving the bus contract with First
Student effective 1:00 a.m. January 5, 2009. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted
“Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

       E)     Resolution Opposing Apportionment of Property Taxes

       After a brief update by Mr. Sheahan, Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Mr. Maros seconded
approving the Resolution Opposing Apportionment of Property Taxes. Upon roll call, all Board
members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

       F)     Resolution Adopting Restatement and Amendment of Bloom Township High School
              District 206 403(b) Retirement Plan

        After a brief update by Mr. Sheahan, Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Mr. Maros seconded
approving the Resolution Adopting Restatement and Amendment of Bloom Township High School
District 206 403(b) Retirement Plan. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.”
Motion carried 6-0.

       G)     Workers’ Compensation Carrier

         After a brief updated by Mr. Sheahan, Mr. Rossi moved and Mr. Larry Nardoni seconded
authorizing the administration to switch the Workers’ Compensation Carrier to CLIC. Upon roll
call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

Closed Session

        At 6:44 p.m., Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Mr. Rossi seconded that the Board go into
closed session. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.
Page 5 Minutes of Regular Board of Education meeting of December 8, 2008


Return to Open Session

       At 8:13 p.m., Mr. Maros moved and Mr. Larry Nardoni seconded that the Board return to
open session. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

      Mr. Giannetti recommended approval of the TIF letter with an intergovernmental agreement
between District 206 and the City of Chicago Heights. Mr. Maros moved and Mr. Rossi seconded.
Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

      Mr. Giannetti recommended approval of the Secretarial Contract. Ms. Goncher moved and
Mr. Maros seconded. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

      Mr. Giannetti recommended approval of the Cafeteria Contract. Ms. Goncher moved and
Mr. Maros seconded. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0.

      Mr. Giannetti recommended approval of the Closed Session minutes of November 10, 2008.
Mr. Rossi moved and Mr. Maros seconded. Upon roll call, all Board members present voted “Aye.”
Motion carried 6-0.

Adjournment

         Mr. Larry Nardoni moved and Mr. Rossi seconded that the meeting be adjourned. Upon roll
call, all Board members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Donahue declared the
meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.



                                          ______________________________________
                                          Patricia L. Donahue, President

                                          ______________________________________
                                          Beverly Goncher, Secretary

				
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