Summary of Homer District 33C School Board Meeting
October 27, 2015
District 33C School Board:
Meeting Summary Report
Homer School Board
Barb Wilson, President
Angela Adolf, Vice President
Amy Blank, Secretary
Ed Campins, Member
Elizabeth Hitzeman, Member
Debra Martin, Member
Russ Petrizzo, Member
Tim Rutter, member
The Next Regular School Board Meeting is November 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
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Prior to the regular Board meeting:
The Board’s Finance and Operations Committee (consisting of board members Angela Adolf and Russ Petrizzo) met at 6 p.m. with Superintendent Kara Coglianese and Assistant Superintendent for Business John Reiniche to review upcoming projects in the business department including:
The 2015 Levy
Establishing a Fund Balance Policy
The Board of Education held a public hearing at 7:25 p.m. on the intent to transfer $2,400,000 from the district’s Educational Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund to meet its final debt payment on the renovation work completed at Schilling School.
At the regular Board meeting:
Union representative Terri Pellizzari introduced the district’s first-grade teachers. Teacher Molly O’Neill spoke on behalf of the group about some of the projects and programs going on in first grade this year, including Grandparent’s Day, differentiated instruction and teaching strategies. She also thanked the PTO for its help and support.
Ed McCormick, a partner at Mulcahy, Paurisch, Salvador & Co., Ltd., presented the board with an Independent Auditor’s Report for FY 2014-2015. He reported Homer 33C maintains its “Financial Recognition” level, the highest category for financial strength.
The Board of Education approved the transfer of $2,400,000 from the Educational Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund to meet its final debt payment on the renovation work completed at Schilling School.
The Board of Education approved a proposal from Finalsite, an award-winning software and web design company, to upgrade the District’s webpage. A committee of parents, community members, teachers and administrators helped select the company after studying various websites and website companies from across the country.
The Board of Education approved a memorandum of understanding that future post-severance payments for retirees will be placed into the employee’s 403b account. The understanding was voted on by the Union and represents a concerted effort by the District and Union to maximize benefits for employees.
The Board of Education approved a farm lease agreement.