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					                                 “At The Board”
                                REGULAR MEETING
                                  April 28, 2009
              Granite City Community Unit School District #9
                            Board of Education

* A CD, containing the Granite City song, a musical selection composed and sung by 4th and 5th
  Grade IDEA Lab students, under the direction of Alicia Shaeffer, was played for the Board.

* Brooke Hudson, Worthen Third Grade Student, was recognized for her achievement as a
  winner of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Work Zone Safety Calendar
  Contest.

* Marcia Harris, a Granite City School District #9 Special Education Early Childhood teacher,
  was recognized for her achievement as a recipient of the Dr. Susan W. Nall Early Childhood
  Education Award by the faculty of the School of Education at Southern Illinois University at
  Edwardsville.

* Certificates were presented to the following staff members for outstanding performance in
  reading education as announced by Renaissance Learning, Inc.
                                    Model Educators
  Frohardt         Mike Vorce
  Maryville        Jody Batson                  Karla Schank

                               Model and Master Educators
  Frohardt         Stephanie Boyer            Teresa Meador              Julie Mueller
                   Martha Steiner
  Maryville        Michelle Cooper-Paul       Carla Elliott              Amy Griffith
                   Vanessa Mineman            Monica Motl                Michelle Rosenburg

                                Model and Master Library
  Frohardt         Lorna Eavenson             Sherry Stanley
  Maryville        Pam Brown                  Cari Palmisano

                             Model and Master Coordinator
  Frohardt         Lorna Eavenson
  Maryville        Pam Brown

* Approved minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on March 24, 2009.

* Approved the following consent agenda items:
    -    Treasurer’s Reports/February and March 2009
    -    Bill List Dated April 3, 2009; Invoice in Excess of Board Policy; Bill List Dated April
           28, 2009; and Invoice in Excess of Board Policy
    -    Nursing Supplies Bid
    -    Desk Computers Bid
    -    Storage Area Network Bid
    -    Roof Replacement/High School Annex Gym Bid
    -    Athletic Health Supplies Bid
    -    Athletic Supplies Bid
      -      Trip Requests
             o Granted permission for Jamie Snelson, 25 high school students, and one staff member to
               attend a NCA Summer Cheerleading Camp at the Lake of the Ozarks from June 8-11,
               2009.
             o Granted permission for Peggy Downs, 25 middle school students, and two staff members
               to attend a Cheerleading Camp at the Lake of the Ozarks from June 7-11, 2009.
      -      Supplemental Equipment Grant FY09

* Approved requests from the following organizations:
    -    Frontline Fellowship Church (Use of Facilities)
    -    Greater Glory Family Church (Distribution of Information)
    -    Steve Roustio, Granite City High School Head Basketball Coach (Use of Facilities
         and Distribution of Information)
    -    Granite City Blue Sox Baseball Team (Use of Facilities)
    -    U.S. Ice Sports Complex (Distribution of Information)
    -    Twin Bridges Lightning Youth Hockey Organization (Distribution of Information)
    -    Six Mile Regional Library District (Distribution of Information)
    -    American Lung Association and St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership
         (Distribution of Information)
    -    Madison County Government Equipment & Training (Distribution of Information)
    -    Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Distribution of Information)
    -    Southwestern Illinois College (Distribution of Information)

* Accepted the following gift:
  G.C.H.S.        Monetary Donation for Wristbands for Students Attending the GCHS Prom      $200.00
                   (Donated to Character Plus by Tom & Kathy Schooley)

* Approved the 2008-09 revised school calendar changing the last day of school from Friday,
  May 22, 2009 to Thursday, May 21, 2009.

* Accepted the April 7, 2009 Consolidated Election Canvass Certification for Granite City
  Community Unit 9 as certified by Mark Von Nida, Madison County Clerk and Member of the
  Canvassing Board for Madison County, seating Jeff Parker, Jerry McKechan, Ralph R.
  Burnett, Jr., and Walt Whitaker for full terms of office (four-year terms) and Ron Dillard for a
  two-year term as a successor to a four-year unexpired term.

* The Official Oath of Office was recited by newly elected Board Members, Jeff Parker, Jerry
  McKechan, Ralph R. Burnett, Jr., Walt Whitaker, and Ron Dillard.

                              RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD

* Approved the term of office for the President, Vice President, and Secretary for a period of
  two years.

* Adopted a resolution to establish the term of office for the President, Vice President, and
  Secretary, for a period of two years.

* Established the salary for the Board Secretary at $360 per year (the same as in previous
  years).
* Elected the following as officers of the Board of Education for the period April 28, 2009 to the
  first meeting in April 2011:
                      Ralph Burnett                   President
                      Walt Whitaker                   Vice President
                      Ron Dillard                     Secretary
                      Jerry McKechan                  Treasurer

* Adopted a resolution to establish the term of office for the Treasurer for a period of two years.

* Appointed the following attorneys:
      -    Regular Attorney – Schooley Law Firm (including approval of Agreement and Resolution)
      -    Special Counsel – Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.
      -    Special Counsel – Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.
      -    Special Counsel – William Schooley III
      -    Special Counsel – Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn

* Appointed the following committee delegate(s)/alternate effective      April 28, 2009 until April
  2011:
  Committee                             Delegate(s)                       Alternate(s)
  Special Education Board               Ron Dillard                       Jeff Parker
  Southwestern Division of the I.A.S.B. Jeff Parker                       Walt Whitaker
  Citizens Advisory Council             Ron Dillard                       Beverley Scroggins
  Title I Advisory Council              Jerry McKechan                    John Parker
  Policy Committee                      Jerry McKechan (Chairman)         John Parker
                                        Beverley Scroggins
                                        Jeff Parker
  Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce        Walt Whitaker                     Ron Dillard
  Granite City Joint Council/School     Jeff Parker                       Ralph Burnett
    D.A.R.E. Program                    John Parker
  Inter-Governmental Committee/         Ralph Burnett                     Beverley Scroggins
     City and School District           Jerry McKechan
  Negotiations/Certified                Ralph Burnett                     Walt Whitaker
                                        Beverley Scroggins
  Negotiations/Classified               Ron Dillard                       John Parker
                                        Jeff Parker
  Buildings and Grounds                 Jeff Parker                       Beverley Scroggins
                                        John Parker
  School Improvement Plans              John Parker                       Beverley Scroggins
  Behavioral Interventions Committee Jeff Parker
                                        John Parker

* Approved the proposed schedule of Board of Education meeting dates for:
             May 12, 2009                        January 23, 2010
             May 26, 2009                        January 26, 2010
             June 9, 2009                        February 9, 2010
             June 23, 2009                       February 24, 2010
             July 21, 2009                       March 9, 2010
             August 11, 2009                     March 23, 2010
             August 25, 2009                     April 20, 2010
             September 8, 2009
             September 22, 2009
             October 13, 2009
             October 27, 2009
             November 10, 2009
             December 8, 2009
  at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Administrative Office, 1947 Adams, Granite City,
  Illinois.
* Adopted Board policies currently in effect in the School District.

* Accepted the following retirements:
     -   Sharon Brogdon (Cross Cat./Grigsby) effective conclusion of 2011-2012 School Year
     -   Ronald Keeton (Title I/Wilson) effective conclusion of 2011-2012 School Year
     -   Deborah Wilkerson (Principal/Mitchell) effective conclusion of 2011-2012 School
         Year

* Approved the following leaves of absence:
    -    Cynthia Desper (Cross Cat./High School) from 3/19/09 – 5/21/09
    -    Christine Canada (Speech Therapist/ECC) from 4/20/09 – 5/21/09
    -    Beth Rapoff (English/High School) from 4/22/09 – 5/21/09
    -    Kristin Laws (3rd Grade/Maryville) from 8/10/09 – 9/25/09
    -    Gene Briggs (Teacher/High School and Head Girls’ Soccer Coach/HS) from 4/24/09
         – 5/21/09

* Approved the following extensions to leaves of absence:
    -    Barbara Hall (Cafeteria/Coolidge) from 3/17/09 – 6/23/09
    -    Carla Taylor (Cafeteria/Frohardt) from 4/28/09 – 7/21/09

* Accepted the following extra-curricular resignations:
     -   Jennifer Connolly as Head Varsity and JV Competitive/Basketball Cheerleading
         Coach/High School
     -   Denise Albrecht as Future Educators of America Sponsor/High School
     -   Nikki Parker as Yearbook Sponsor/Grigsby

* Approved the following individuals for the extra-curricular assignments for the 2008-09 school
  year:
     -   Kenny Prazma as Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach/High School
     -   Jonathan “Skip” Birdsong as Interim Head Girls’ Soccer Coach/High School

* Approved the following individuals as certified and classified substitutes:
                                         CERTIFIED
  Carl Brunatti       Amanda Conklin          Karen DeCourcy             Stephanie Foreman
  Timothy Walker

                                     CLASSIFIED
  James Draper         Jovon Hamburg    Elizabeth Humphreys              Shirley Jasudowicz
  Brian Johnson        Charles Kolb     Roger Martin                     Diane Pedigo
  Pamela Sykes         Travis Ward

* Approved the following administrative movement:
    -    Kristen Novacich from Assistant Principal/Grigsby to Principal/Grigsby
    -    Barbara Vrabec from Assistant Principal/GCHS to Principal/Niedringhaus

* Approved the following coaching volunteer for the 2008-2009 school year:
    -    Jeff Hayes for the Girls’ Soccer Program/High School

* Approved the Summer School Food Program to be held at Niedringhaus School and the
  distribution of fliers in regard to the program, which will provide free meals to all children 0-18
  years of age.
* Approved continuation of the agreement with Metro-East Food Service Purchasing Co-Op for
  the 2009-2010 school year to accept the low bid to specification contractor for food supplies.

* Approved cafeteria price increases for Student Breakfast Paid from $.75 to $1.00; Student
  Lunch Paid from $1.90 to $2.00; and to adjust ala carte pricing accordingly at the high school.

* Approved the following changes in school starting and end times effective at the start of the
  2009-2010 school year:
        Granite City High School          8:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
        Middle Schools                    9:00 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
        Elementary Schools                8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

* Approved the Middle School Summer School proposal, using the Teen Reach model, for
  thirty-nine days at Granite City High school, followed by several additional weeks through
  Coordinated Youth and Human Services, for four hours each day from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

* Approved the following 2009 summer projects: Annex Roof/HS; Parking Lot Projects
  (Maryville and Worthen); G.C.H.S. (painting); Coolidge (painting of lockers and continuation of
  classroom painting); Freezer Project (installation of new freezer building at Board Office;
  Security Grant (installation of security hardware and surveillance equipment); and Parking
  Lot/GCHS (left field).

* Upon the recommendation of the Policy Committee, adopted the following amended policies:
  2:220-E1 BOARD TREATMENT OF CLOSED MEETING VERBATIM RECORDS AND MINUTES -
                 EXHIBIT
  4:55           USE OF CREDIT AND PROCUREMENT CARDS
  4:55-AP        CONTROLS FOR THE USE OF DISTRICT CREDIT OR PROCUREMENT CARDS
                 – ADM. PROCEDURE
  4:120          FOOD SERVICES
  4:120-AP       FOOD SERVICES – ADM. PROCEDURE
  4-130          FREE AND REDUCED-PRICED FOOD SERVICES
  4:170          SAFETY
  4:170-AP1      COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY AND CRISIS PROGRAM – ADM. PROCEDURE
  4:170-AP6      PLAN FOR RESPONDING TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT A PHYSICAL
                 FITNESS FACILITY
  5:35           COMPLIANCE WITH THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT
  5:35-AP1       FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT EXEMPTIONS – ADM. PROCEDURE
  5:35-AP2       EMPLOYEE RECORDS REQUIRED BY THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT –
                 ADM. PROCEDURE
  5:35-AP4       FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT 12-STEP COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST – ADM.
                 PROCEDURE
  5:35-E         VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT EXECUTED BY A NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEE –
                 ADM. PROCEDURE
  5:120          ETHICS
  5:185          FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE
  5:185-AP       RESOURCE GUIDE FOR FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE – ADM. PROCEDURE
  5:310          COMPENSATORY TIME-OFF
  5:310-E        AGREEMENT TO RECEIVE COMPENSATORY TIME-OFF-EXHIBIT
  6:60-AP        COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM – ADM. PROCEDURE
  6:120-AP1, E2  SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIRED NOTICE AND CONSENT FORMS – EXHIBIT
  7:40-AP        PLACEMENT OF NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO
                 THE DISTRICT – ADM. PROCEDURE
  7:60           RESIDENCE
  7:60-AP2       ESTABLISHING STUDENT RESIDENCY – ADM. PROCEDURE
  7:170          VANDALISM
  7:190            STUDENT DISCIPLINE
  7:190-E2         STUDENT HANDBOOK CHECKLIST – EXHIBIT
  7:250-AP2        PROTOCOL FOR RESPONDING TO STUDENTS WITH SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL,
                   OR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS – ADM. PROCEDURE
  5:32             EMPLOYMENT FOR ALL SUBSTITUTE EMPLOYEES
  5:220-AP         SUBSTITUTES
  5:290            EMPLOYMENT TERMINATION, SUSPENSIONS AND RETIREMENT

* Reviewed the following:
    -    Freedom of Information Act Report

* Expelled two Granite City High School students and two Coolidge Middle School students for
  infractions of the student “Code of Conduct” for one calendar year from the date of the Board
  of Education Meeting (April 28, 2009).

* Denied the request from the Venice Elementary School District to form an Intergovernmental
  Cooperation Agreement for the 2009-2010 school year.

				
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