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					                                            MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Community
                                            Consolidated School District 15, Palatine, Cook County, Illinois, held on March 9,
                                            2005.

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District 15, Palatine, Cook County, Illinois,
was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Lake Louise School, 500 North Jonathan, Palatine, Illinois. Board members were
notified by bulletin delivered to their homes on March 4, 2005.

ROLL CALL
        President Louis Sands called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Those present for roll call were:
                 Nancy Lee Carlson          Louis Sands
                 Laura Crane                Linda Silverman
                 Paula Mikula               Edward Yung
        Member Scott Boucher was absent.
        Also present were Robert McKanna, superintendent; Christine Rauscher, assistant superintendent for instructional and
        special services; Jean Sophie, assistant superintendent for personnel and human services; Robert Strande, assistant
        superintendent for business and auxiliary services; Patricia Campbell, Board of Education secretary; members of the
        administrative staff; members of the press; and others as indicated in the Visitors’ Register.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
        Four students from Lake Louise School; Mackenzie Carpenter, Tyler Farris, Anna Barzyk, and Fernando Pacheco, led
        the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES FEBRUARY 9, 2005, REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING AND EXECUTIVE SESSION
        The minutes of the February 9, 2005, regular Board of Education meeting and executive session were approved on a
        motion made by Dr. Crane and seconded by Mrs. Silverman. On roll call, the vote was:
                 AYE: Carlson, Crane, Mikula, Sands, Silverman, Yung
                 NAY: None
        The motion carried.

MINUTES MARCH 2, 2005, SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
        The minutes of the March 2, 2005, special Board of Education meeting and public hearing on applications for waiver
        of state board rules and/or school code mandates were approved on a motion made by Dr. Crane and seconded by
        Mrs. Mikula. On roll call, the vote was:
                 AYE: Carlson, Crane, Mikula, Sands, Silverman, Yung
                 NAY: None
        The motion carried.

05-301 REFERENDUM RESULTS
        Dr. McKanna outlined the actions that must be taken as a result of the outcome of the February 22, 2005, referendum
        vote.
        Mr. David Sieben, a resident of Palatine, addressed the board regarding the February 22, 2005, referendum.
        Ms. Wendy Rosman, a resident of Inverness, addressed the board regarding the referendum and the future of
        District 15.

05-302 STUDENT RECOGNITION—SPELLING BEE CHAMPION
        An Award of Excellence was presented to Varun Shivakumar, an eighth-grade student at Carl Sandburg Junior High
        School, who won the District 15 spelling bee and represented the district at the regional competition.
March 9, 2005                                                                                                        2.

05-303 HIGHLIGHTS OF LAKE LOUISE SCHOOL
       Mr. Joshua Carpenter, principal at Lake Louise School, presented video highlights of Lake Louise featuring students’
       use of data folders in the classroom. PTA Co-presidents Robin Boisvert and Lisa Hanson-Braun were introduced.

05-304 QUALITY TOOLS—FLOW CHARTS—LAKE LOUISE SCHOOL STUDENTS
       Mr. Joshua Carpenter, principal at Lake Louise, introduced fifth-grade teacher Ms. Joan Freud, whose students Nicole
       Barclay, Gabriela Mandujano, James Shon, Fernando Pacheco, and Alex Zubach, demonstrated how they use flow
       charts in the classroom.

05-305 EMPLOYEE AND VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
       Mr. David Jedlink, head custodian at Lake Louise School, was presented the district’s Employee of the Month
       recognition plaque for dedicated and outstanding service in the performance of his duties.
       Mrs. Hilda Rodriquez and Mrs. Norma Bombela, Virginia Lake PTA Bilingual Committee, each were presented the
       district’s Volunteer of the Month recognition plaque for their dedicated service to students and staff of District 15.

RECESS
       A brief recess was held in order for board members to meet with those present.

05-306 2005-06 BUDGET DISCUSSION—FOOD SERVICES, TRANSPORTATION, AND TECHNOLOGY
       Mrs. Bobbie Desprat, food services supervisor, and Mr. Strande presented the proposed 2005-06 Food Services
       budget.
       Mr. William Willetts, director of transportation, and Mr. Strande presented the proposed 2005-06 transportation
       budget.
       Mr. Strande presented the proposed 2005-06 technology budget.

05-307 IMPLEMENTATION OF $12 MILLION BUDGET REDUCTIONS
       Dr. McKanna presented information regarding the implementation of the $12 million budget reductions. Dr. McKanna
       introduced Dr. Sophie who outlined processes used to implement budget reductions in certificated personnel. In
       addition, Dr. McKanna also discussed shortening of the school year as well as the school day for both elementary and
       junior high school students, transportation schedules, and community use of school buildings.
       Ms. Carlson recommended that consideration be given to the possibility of a special election for an emergency
       referendum. The district’s legal counsel will be asked to provide an opinion on this matter.
       The following citizens addressed the board regarding the $12 million budget reductions:
       Ms. Jan Belzer, president, District 15 Classroom Teachers’ Council
       Ms. Nancy Sagona Resis, a resident of Inverness
       Ms. Nancy Quinnett, a resident of Palatine
       Mr. Chris Adrian, a resident of Palatine
       Mr. Matt Glassgow, a resident of Inverness
       Ms. Ann Kaczor, a resident of Palatine
       Mr. Harry Spila, a resident of Palatine
       Mr. Ken Kieliszewski, a resident of Palatine
       Mr. Phil Filosa, a resident of Barrington
       Ms. Nancy Cecchin, a resident of Palatine
       Ms. Cari Ciesla, a resident of Inverness
       Ms. Tracy Zaldivar, a resident of Inverness
March 9, 2005                                                                                                          3.

CITIZENS ADDRESS THE BOARD—NONAGENDA ITEMS
       The following citizens addressed the board on nonagenda items:
       Mr. Mark Bratkiv, a resident of Rolling Meadows, addressed the board regarding term limits for Board of Education
       members, and the recent referendum failure.
       Ms. Sharon Barber, a resident of Palatine, addressed the board regarding consensus-building on behalf of the children
       of District 15.

05-309 ED-RED COUNCIL
       Mrs. Silverman reported on current legislative activities.

05-310 DISTRICT FIFTEEN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
       No report.

05-311 FIRST READING—BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
       This item was tabled until the April 13, 2005, Board of Education meeting.

05-312 FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
       Dr. McKanna indicated that further discussion of the proposed financial advisory committee will occur at a future
       Board of Education meeting.

05-314 PERSONNEL REPORT
       The March 9, 2005, Personnel Report was approved as presented on a motion made by Dr. Crane and seconded by
       Mr. Yung.
       On roll call, the vote was:
                AYE: Crane, Mikula, Sands, Silverman, Yung, Carlson
                NAY: None
       The motion carried. A copy of the report is in the official minutes.

05-315 PROPOSED HONORABLE DISMISSAL OF TEACHERS ON CONTRACTUAL CONTINUED SERVICE
       Ms. Carlson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yung, to conduct a public hearing on March 14, 2005, on the proposed
       honorable dismissal of teachers on contractual continued service. On roll call, the vote was:
                AYE: Mikula, Sands, Silverman, Yung, Carlson, Crane
                NAY: None
       The motion carried. A copy of the resolution is in the official minutes.

05-316 BIDS—SCHOOL BUSES
       Dr. McKanna presented bids for four 2005 35-passenger, conventional-style diesel school buses, and one wheelchair
       diesel school bus and made his recommendation. Ms. Carlson made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Mikula, that the
       board exercise its right and waive any irregularities or informalities in bidding and award the contract for the four 35-
       passenger conventional-style diesel buses to Midwest Bus Sales, Coal City, IL, in the amount of $211,208, including
       trade-ins; and award the contract for one wheelchair diesel school bus to Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc., Kankakee,
       IL, in the amount of $61,060, including trade-in for a total amount of the contracts of $272,268, all in the best interests
       of the school district. On roll call, the vote was:
                AYE: Sands, Silverman, Yung, Carlson, Crane, Mikula
                NAY: None
       The motion carried. A copy of the bid summary sheet is in the official minutes.
March 9, 2005                                                                                                      4.

04-317 CONSENT CALENDAR
       Mr. Sands presented the consent calendar and asked if Dr. McKanna or any board member wished to have any items
       removed for separate consideration and vote. In the absence of any request, Mrs. Silverman made a motion, seconded
       by Mrs. Mikula, for approval of the following consent calendar items as presented:
                A.   Investment Report
                B.   Treasurer’s Report
                C.   Report of Payroll Vouchers and Invoices
                D.   Activities Fund Report
                E.    February Budget Report
                F.    Resolution—Designation of Depositories for School District Funds
                G.    Second Reading—Board of Education Policy
                H.    School Improvement Plan Revision—Carl Sandburg Junior High School
       On roll call, the vote was:
                AYE: Silverman, Yung, Carlson, Crane, Mikula, Sands
                NAY: None
       The motion carried. Copies of consent calendar items A-D and F are in the official minutes. Item E is on file in the
       Business Office.
CORRESPONDENCE
       Freedom Of Information Act Requests
                Dr. McKanna presented a report of Freedom of Information Act requests and responses.
FUTURE MEETING
       The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on April 13, 2005, at Walter R. Sundling Junior High
       School, 1100 North Smith Street, Palatine, at 7 p.m.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
       Dr. Crane made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Mikula, that the board go into executive session to discuss information
       regarding the appointment, employment, and dismissal of employees, and collective negotiating matters. On roll call,
       the vote was:
                AYE: Yung, Carlson, Crane, Mikula, Sands, Silverman
                NAY: None
       The motion carried, and the board recessed at 10:19 p.m.
RECONVENE
       The meeting was reconvened at 11:16 p.m. on a motion made by Mrs. Mikula and seconded by Mrs. Silverman. The
       motion carried unanimously.
ADJOURNMENT
       There being no further business to come before this meeting, Mrs. Silverman made a motion for adjournment which
       was seconded by Mr. Yung. On roll call, the vote was:
                AYE: Silverman, Yung, Carlson, Crane, Mikula, Sands
                NAY: None
       The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 11:17 p.m.



_______________________________________________              ________________________________________________
Louis A. Sands, President                                    Patricia A. Campbell, Secretary

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