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					                                   MINUTES
                      Meeting of the Board of Education
                          District 201, Cook County
                              November 10, 2010

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of J. Sterling Morton High Schools
District 201, Cook County, was convened at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10,
2010, in the auditorium at Morton East High School by Member Jaramillo-Flores
acting president pro temp in the absence of Member Pesek.

2. ROLL CALL
Member Jaramillo-Flores called the roll and the following were found present:
Members Kelly, Dominick, Iniquez, Salazar, and Jaramillo-Flores. Absent: Members
Keating and Pesek. Member Pesek arrived later in the closed session.

Also present was Superintendent Kuzniewski, Chief Financial Officer Johnson,
Assistant Superintendent Perrott, Human Resource Director Sparlin, Board
Attorney De Bartolo and Board Clerk Halla.

3. ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION
At 5:10 p.m. Member Dominick moved to adjourn to closed session. Member Salazar
second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, and Jaramillo-Flores. Nays:
none. Pass: none. Absent: Members Keating and Pesek. Motion carried.

4. CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
   4.1   Student disciplinary cases.

   4.2   The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or
         dismisssal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel
         for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged
         against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the
         public body to determine its validity.

   4.3   The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body,
         including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a
         particular parcel should be acquired.

   4.4   Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its
         employees or their representatives or deliberations concerning salary
         schedules for one ot more classes of employees.

   4.5   Litigation when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the
         particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or
         administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action
         is probably or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall
         be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, and Jaramillo-Flores. Nays:
none. Pass: none. Absent: Members Keating and Pesek. Motion carried.

5. MOTION TO RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
Member Jaramillo-Flores moved to reconvene into open session. Member Iniquez
second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.
6. CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of J. Sterling Morton High Schools
District 201, Cook County, was reconvened at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
November 10, 2010 in the auditorium at Morton East High School by Member Pesek.

7. ROLL CALL
Member Jaramillo-Flores called the roll and the following were found present:
Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek. Absent:
Member Keating.

8. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
The pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

9. RECOGNITIONS
9.1. Boys’ Cross Country Team
Eric De Guevara, Alan Guzman, Patricio Echeverria, Omero Montalvo, Rocco
Belcaster, Hector Lopez, Eduardo Padilla, Emmanuel Herrera. Coach Bill Bloom

9.2. Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Team
Vanida Vesuntia – Medaled at the Regionals and West Suburban Gold Conference
Meet. Eddie Valencia, Brian Schumacher, Zach Bossany, Joe Kadela and Dino
Veldman.

10. REPORTS
10.1. Dr. Michael Kuzniewski, Superintendent
Dr. Kuzniewski, Superintendent, presented the Board Members with certificates
for School Board Members’ Day to thank these community volunteers for their
commitment and contributions to our public schools.

Dr. Kuzniewski said the Town of Cicero honored our board members for Board
Member Day which is November 15th.

10.2. Michael Perrott, Assistant Superintendent of Education Programs
Mr. Perrott presented his AYP report. He also gave the board the reports from
his directors.

10.3. Cathy L. Johnson, Chief Business Officer
Ms. Johnson discussed the 2010 proposed levy.

Ms. Johnson introduced Scot Klein to have him discuss the audit that was done on
the district.

Ms. Johnson discussed the agenda items that her department is responsible for.

10.4. John Sparlin, Executive Director of Human Resources
Mr. Sparlin discussed the personnel report.

11. AUDIENCE COMMENTS ON ACTION ITEMS ONLY
There were no comments from the audience.

12. ACTION ITEMS – CONSENT AGENDA
12.1.1. Approval of Minutes: Closed Session
          Closed Session Regular Meeting   October 13, 2010

12.1.2. Approval of Minutes: Open Session
          Open Session Regular Meeting       October 13, 2010

Member Iniquez moved the Board dispense with the reading of the closed and open
session of the regular meeting of October 13, 2010. Member Salazar second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.
12.2. Approval of Payroll
Member Iniquez moved that the Board approve payrolls that had been paid for the
month of October, 2010. Member Salazar second.

            Education Fund            $ 3,355.053.11
            Building Fund                 471,956.60
            Transportation Fund             6,260.86

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.3. Approval of Bills for Payment
Member Iniquez moved that the Board approve action by the Board Committee on the
issuance of vouchers for payment of utility bills and regular accounts. Member
Salazar second.

            AT & T\L. Dist        $      527.38
            AT & T\SBC                 9,324.15
            Bureau of Water            7,294.08
            City of Berwyn             2,466.68
            Com Ed                    15,710.75
            Exelon-Electrical         32,198.02
            Nicor                          0.00
            Exelon-Formerly
            Unicom Gas              8,920.15
                   Total          $76,441.21

Accounts payable for the period of November 11, 2010. A complete set of accounts
to appear in the permanent minutes of the Board identified as Exhibits A)

            November 11, 2010
            Education                         $1,640.130.12
            Operation and Maintenance            703,896.03
            Transportation                       304,120.41
                           Total              $2,648,146.56

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.4. Approval of Personnel
CERTIFIED
COACHING                New hires for 2010-2011 School Year
Al Rood                 Assistant Boys Track Coach
Justin Kozak            Assistant Indoor Track Coach
Angela Tompkins         Assistant Girls Gymnastics Coach
Al Rood                 East Weight room Intramural Coordinator
Randal Ames             Freshman Weight room Intramural Coordinator
Max Sakellaris          West Weight room Intramural Coordinator

Rehires for 2010-2011 School Year
Christina Wojtaszek     Head Girls Cross Country Coach
Miguel Romero           Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach
Bill Bloom              Head Boys Cross Country Coach
Rob Anderson            Assistant Boys Cross Country Coach
Scott Montgomery        Head Boys Golf Coach
Chris Blomquist         Assistant Boys Golf Coach
Phil Stowers            Head Girls Tennis Coach
Dan Vashinko            Assistant Girl Tennis Coach
Mike Caruso             Head Boys Soccer Coach
Jim Tsenes              Assistant Boys Soccer Coach
Jim Bageanis            Assistant Boys Soccer Coach
Manny Tovar             Assistant Boys Soccer Coach
Kevin Melvin            Assistant Boys Soccer Coach
Jeanine Yepez           Head Girls Volleyball Coach
Jon Depke               Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach
Danielle Yuric          Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach
Joe Hovanes             Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach

NON-CERTIFIED STAFF
CLERICAL
Zuleika Cerino          Payroll Clerk (transfer)      District
                        Replacement for Maria Basilio
                        Effective: 11/1/2010

MAINTENANCE
Apolonio Raygoza        2nd shift Custodian (transfer within)      West
                        Effective: 11/4/2010

SECURITY
Nicholas Izaguirre      10 month P/T Security        Alternative
                        New Position
                        Effective: Pending Background Check

OTHER
Mara Nack               Transition Specialist        District
                        Replacement for Iliana Perea
                        Effective: Pending Background Check

Anthony Nowak           District Delivery Person      District
                        New Position
                        Effective: 11/11/2010

RESIGNATION
Dennis Owcarz           Stock Person                  East
                        Effective: 12/1/2010

Member Iniquez moved to approve the personnel as presented. Member Salazar
second

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.5 Student Discipline
12.5.1. 330725    1 year no services
12.5.2 333546     1 year no services
12.5.3. 331253    1 year in the extended day program at the Alternative School
12.5.4. 341739    1 year in the day program at the Alternative School
12.5.5. 341090    1 year in the day program at the Alternative School
12.5.6. 340770    1 year no services
12.5.7. 320159    2 years no services

12.5.9 Formal Expulsion from Alternative School
12.5.9.1. 323443 1 year no services
12.5.9.2. 331644 1 year no services
12.5.9.3. 343051 1 year no services
12.5.9.4. 330939 1 year in the day program at the Alternative School
12.5.9.5. 331367 1 year no services
12.5.9.6. 312077 1 year no services
12.5.9.7. 331176 1 year no services

Member Iniquez moved to approve the expulsions as presented. Member Salazar
second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.
12.6. Approval of Student Travel
12.6.1. Benjamin Dobes, Lucy Almanza, Michelle Parr and 14 Students
Snowball Weekend Retreat
December 4-5, 2010
NIU Laredo-Taft Campus
Oregon, Illinois
Fund Source:   Fund Raising and Student Funded

12.6.2. Kelly Bartosz, Jennifer Sullivan and 20 students
Snowball Weekend Retreat
December 4-5, 2010
NIU Laredo-Taft Campus
Oregon, Illinois
Fund Source:   Life Source Blood Drive

12.6.3. Roman Emano, Michaelina Considine, Rafael Ramirez and 30 Students
Cyber Service/Adventure Club
December 10-12, 2010
Delton, Michigan
Funding Source: Student Funded

12.6.4. Benjamin Dobes, Lucy Almanza, 12 Chaperones and 100 Students
Snowball Weekend Retreat
February 11-13, 2011
NIU Laredo-Taft Campus
Oregon, Illinois
Fund Source:   Fund Raising and Student Funded

Member Iniquez moved to approve the student travel as presented. Member Salazar
second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.7. Approval of Administrative/Staff Travel
12.7.1 Jason Hlavac
Illinois Education and Technology Conference
Springfield, Illinois
November 17-19, 2010
Funding Source: Perkins Grant

12.7.2. Tim Burns
Leadership and Learning for the 21st Century Conference
Springfield, Illinois
November 20-22, 2010
Funding Source: IDEA-ARRA

12.7.3. Mary Beth Zerafa Lazarevic
2010 ACTE Career Tech Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 2-3, 2010
Funding Source: Department Funded (for Substitute Only)

12.7.4. Cory Enright
United States Marines Corps Educator Workshop
San Diego, California
January 18-21, 2011
Funding Source:   U.S. Marines and Employee
12.7.5. Eve Panice and Robert Genardo
National Title 1 Conference
January 31 – February 3, 2011
Tampa, Florida
Funding Source: Title 1

12.7.6. Joana Schmidt, Kristen Gioe, David Lopez, Carolyn Konar, Robert Genardo
& Eric Landschoot
IRC Conference
March 16-19, 2011
Springfield, IL
Funding Source: Title 1

12.7.7. Board of Education Members and Superintendent
NSBA Conference
San Francisco, California
April 9-11, 2011
Funding Source: Department Funded

12.7.8. Mike Kuzniewski, James Zundell and Robert Gordon
Safety and Security Training
Texas
Date: TBD
Funding Source: REMS Grant

Member Iniquez moved to approve the staff travel as presented. Member Salazar
second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.8. Approval of Rising Star Plan
Member Iniquez moved to approve the plan for Rising Star. Member Salazar second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.9. Approval of Resolution to Loan Funds from Working Cash Fund to Bond and
Interest Fund
Member Iniquez moved to approve the resolution to loan funds from the working
cash fund to the bond and interest fund. Member Salazar second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.10. Approval of Contracts (Pending Final Legal Review and Negotiation
       if necessary)
12.10.1. Cell Phones

12.10.2. Lease Extension
Morton Extension Agreement

12.10.3. Supplemental Educational Services Provider Contracts
12.10.3.1. ATS Project Success
12.10.3.2. Babbage Net School
12.10.3.3. Chi Tutorsz
12.10.3.4. Educate Online
12.10.3.5. Grade Results, Inc.
12.10.3.6. Growing Scholars Education Center
12.10.3.7. Innovadia
12.10.3.8. L.E.A.P.S. Learning Services
12.10.3.9. Tutorial Services
Member Iniquez moved to approve the contracts as presented. Member Salazar
second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.11. Second Reading and Final Reading of Updated Board Policy Manual Chapters
5-8, as recommended
Member Iniquez moved to approve the second reading and adoption of the updated
board policy manual chapters 5-8, as recommended. Member Salazar seconded.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.12. Approval to Accept Donations
12.12.1. Class of 1960
The Class of 1960 presented a check for equipment for Jim Walski’s photo class.

12.12.2. Class of 1975
The Class of 1975 presented a check to Morton High School.

12.12.3. Tuff Car Donation
Cars were donated to be used by maintenance department to use for deliveries.

Member Iniquez moved to accept the donations from the class of 1960, class of
1975 and the Tuff car donations. Member Salazar seconded.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.13. Approval of Facility Requests
12.13.1. NEIU
12.13.2. Little Mustang Wrestling
12.13.3. Yoshitaka Karate - Do
12.13.4. Illinois State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez
12.13.5. Maria SS Laurentana

Member Iniquez moved to approve the facility requests. Member Salazar second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.14. Approval to Hold 2011 Homecoming the week of September 26, 2011.
Homecoming Football Game will be September 30, 2011 vs Leyden High School.
Parade will be October 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and the Homecoming Dance will be
October 1, 2011 from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Member Iniquez moved to approve the 2011 Homecoming Week. Member Salazar second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

12.15 Resolution Authorizing and Giving Notice of Withdrawal from Collective
Liability Insurance Cooperative.

Member Iniquez moved to approve the resolution authorizing and giving notice of
withdrawal from collective liability insurance cooperative. Member Salazar
second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.
12.16. Approval to Dispose of Athletic Items
12.16.1. 70 Shoulder Pads
12.16.2. Weight Equipment 20 Dumbbells, 10-15 Bars and 86 Plates
12.16.3. 47 Football Cleats
12.16.4. 30 Football Helmets

Member Iniquez moved to approve the disposal of athletic items as presented.
Member Salazar second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.

13. OLD BUSINESS
13.1. Discussion on Report to Membership.
Dr. Kuzniewski discussed Dr. Kelly being our legislation representative at the
conference in November.

14. AUDIENCE COMMENTS
There were no audience comments.

15. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
There were no Board Member comments.

16. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
    The next meeting will be held at Morton West High School on December 8, 2010

17. ADJOURNMENT
Member Jaramillo-Flores moved to adjourn at 7:05 p.m. Member Kelly second.

Ayes: Members Kelly, Iniquez, Dominick, Salazar, Jaramillo-Flores and Pesek.
Nays: none. Pass: none. Absent: Member Keating. Motion carried.




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