“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.