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					The meeting of the Board of Education, School District No. 95, Cook County, Illinois was held on December
13, 2012 at S. E. Gross Middle School.


   I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. Landahl called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


   II. ROLL CALL
Members present at roll call: Snyder, Waterloo, Blackburn, Elwart, LaBarbera, Speziale and Landahl.
   III. CLOSED SESSION-I
For the purpose to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of
specific employees of the District and student discipline.
MOTION 1 – Mr. Snyder moved to go into closed session I at 7:09 p.m. Seconded by Mr. LaBarbera. Ayes:
Snyder, Waterloo, Blackburn, Elwart, LaBarbera, Speziale and Landahl. Nays: None. Motion carried.
MOTION #2 – Mr. Landahl moved to amend the agenda and add a second closed session after administrative
reports on the agenda. Seconded by Mr. Speziale. Ayes: Snyder, Waterloo, Blackburn, Elwart, LaBarbera,
Speziale and Landahl. Nays: None. Motion carried.


   IV. CONSENT AGENDA
           A. Regular and Closed Session Minutes of 11-8-2012.
           B. Approval of A, T & T voucher in the amount of $273.65
           C. Approval of A, T & T voucher in the amount of $482.02
           D. Approval of A, T & T voucher in the amount of $2269.33
           E. Approval of vouchers in the amount of $617,135.82
           F. Approval of Township Treasurer’s Report and Ratification of December Payroll
Dr. Kuzniewski addressed several consent agenda questions from board member Jim Landahl. They included
discussion regarding the following:
      Mary Ruth books
      One time purchase of these books/long term use
      Using multiple resources
      Common Core
      LADSE payment amount/unchanged services
MOTION #3 – Mr. Snyder moved to accept the consent agenda as presented. Ayes: Snyder, Waterloo,
Blackburn, LaBarbera, Speziale, Elwart and Landahl. Nays: None. Motion carried.


   V. APPEARANCES BEFORE THE BOARD
           A. Discipline Presentation by S.E. Gross Administration
Mr. Evans and Mr. Nicholson presented to the board and the audience on the aforementioned topic. Their
detailed presentation included a handout and discussion on the following:
      Referrals
      Suspensions
      Positive behavior initiatives
      Future initiatives for behavioral support
      Consequences
      Positive behavior rewards
      Framework/matrix
      Changes and adjustments and positive rewards
      Warrior bucks
      Raffle tickets
      Pizza parties
      Structure of program
      Counseling
      Behavior plans/issues
      Community resources
      Alternate protocols for certain segments of students
      Let’s Win
      One on One attention
      Bullying issue/critical area/anonymous reporting
      Peer Mediation
Mr. Landahl addressed some questions to Mr. Evans and Mr. Nicholson regarding the above items that were
discussed in detail.


   VI. LEVY HEARING
          A. Presentation of the 2012 Levy
Mr. Landahl opened the Levy Hearing portion of tonight’s meeting at 8:09 pm. Dr. Kuzniewski made some
comments regarding the 2012 Levy which included the following:
      CPI
      New growth
      Resolution
      Tax limitations
      No changes regarding the Levy
Mr. Landahl closed the Levy Hearing at 8:12 pm.
   VII.    REPORTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS/COMMITTEES
           A. Policy Committee
              2nd Reading
              2:20 Powers and Duties of the School Board/Board of Education
              2:30 School District Elections
                     Update 1
                     Update 2
              2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers
              2:125 Board Member Expenses
                     Option – To expand scope of new provision
              2:200 Types of School Board/Board of Education Minutes
                     Update 2
                     Update 3
              2:220 School Board/Board of Education Meeting Procedure
                     Update 1
                     Update 2
              4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery – Renamed – Option – Include Offset
              Program Section
              4:100 Insurance Management
              4:170 Safety
                     Update 2
              5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria
              5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media: Usage and Conduct
              6:60 Curriculum Content
              6:110 Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and
              Graduation Incentives Program
              6:210 Instructional Materials

       MOTION #4 – Mr. Blackburn moved to approve the Press Plus policies as presented. Seconded by Mr.
       LaBarbera. Ayes: Waterloo, LaBarbera, Snyder, Speziale, Elwart, Blackburn and Landahl. Nays: None.
       Motion carried.

   VIII.   PUBLIC COMMENT
   IX.     COMMUNICATIONS


Dr. Kuzniewski addressed a question regarding the status of some lab tables from audience member Rebecca
Zoltoski. He stated that at this time no payment regarding these tables has been made.

Ms. Waterloo read “Thank You” cards to the board from Brook Park specials teachers and Joanne Collins.

Board member Jim Landahl “thanked “everyone for all the thoughts and prayers sent to him in regards to the
recent passing of his father.

   X. OLD BUSINESS
   A. Accept and File the 2012 Levy
Ms. Waterloo read aloud the 2012 Levy Resolution

MOTION #5 – Ms. Waterloo moved to accept and file the 2012 Levy. Seconded by Mr. Blackburn. Ayes:
Waterloo, Blackburn, Speziale, Snyder, Elwart, LaBarbera and Landahl. Nays: None. Motion carried.

   B. Petition by School District 86 for Withdrawal from LADSE
Dr. Kuzniewski tabled the above mentioned item regarding District 86’s withdrawal from LADSE until after the
winter break.


    C. Electronic Board Packets
Dr. Kuzniewski is in the process of pursuing more information regarding Electronic Board Packets. The
following items listed were discussed this evening:
     Review of the District 208 program used
     Evaluating technical components involved
     Navigation time
     Board practice and training involved
     Waiting period/new board coming into play
     Email document size issue
     Electronic devices
     Board Docs
     Archiving
     Minutes
     Various features
     IASB presentations
     Different programs
     IASB website contacts

   XI. NEW BUSINESS

   XII.    ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
           A. Administrators’ Reports
              1. Principal, Brook Park Elementary School
              2. Principal, S.E. Gross Middle School
              3. Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services
              4. Director of Teaching and Learning
The following comments were made pertaining to each Administrator’s Report.
Kevin Nicholson
    Riverside/Brookfield interaction/articulation
Mike Sorensen
    Behavior issues
    Texting and ramifications involved
    Educating parents on the subject
    K-4 Adopt a Cop program
    5th Grade/Brookfield/LaGrange Park Police
    Elimination of D.A.R.E. program
Cathy Cannon
    Standards Based Report Cards Conference attendance
    Pier exchange mentoring programs/feedback
    Teacher acknowledgement
Rich Batka
    Electronic issues/quick fixes/adjustments
    Program changes
    S.E. Gross steam leaks/identification
    Shape of current pipes
    Condition of pipes
    Better leak evaluation and finding
    Cashman meeting update
    Life Safety Issues
    Project work/priorities/relevance
    Future project work
    Long range development/walkthroughs
    Winter break projects
    Radon testing
    Damper installation
    Accessing steam pipe leaks
Jeannie Zeitlin
    LADSE and professional development
    Diverse Learners presentation/positive feedback

    XIII. CLOSED SESSION-II
For the purpose to discuss placement of individual students to special education programs and other matters
relating to individual students.

MOTION #6 – Mr. Snyder moved to go into closed session II at 8:57 pm. Seconded by Mr. Elwart. Ayes:
Waterloo, LaBarbera, Elwart, Speziale, Snyder, Blackburn and Landahl. Nays: None. Motion carried.

   XIV. INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION
         A. IASB Convention Highlights
Board members discussed IASB conference attendance.

   XV.      ADJOURNMENT

MOTION #7 – Mr. Blackburn moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 pm. Seconded by Mr. Snyder. All Ayes.
Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,




President




Secretary
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