Homer District 33C School Board Meeting March 22, 2016

Summary of

 

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

The Board of Education approved a 1.0 FTE position recommendation and job description for Support Programs Coordinator.

 

The Board of Education approved a job description for Teacher – Transi- tional Bilingual Education.

 

The Board of Education approved a 2.5 FTE position recommendation and job description for Teacher – Transitional Program of Instruction.

 

The Board of Education approved a job descr iption for Record Secretary to the Board of Education.

 

Michael Portwood, Director of Human Resources, presented an update on staffing, including teacher renewals, retirements and resignations. Recommend- ed for tenure are: William Keasler, Shannon Schroeder, Renee Schwab, Gina Suggs, Jennifer Woods and Jason Zenawick. Retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year are: Janice Burke, Nancy Grivas, Catherine Kuzel, Cheryl Popek, Karen DeFilippis, Dorene Jonelis, Linda Politano and Mary Beth Rebollar. To- gether, the eight retirees have 206 years of experience between them.

 

Nora Skentzos, Director of Special Services, presented an over view of the district’s Behavior Support Services and indicated the district is seeing an in- crease in the number of students being diagnosed with anxiety, depression and other mental health needs. She recommended the district reallocate one of its seven social worker positions and hire a Behavior Support Specialist to meet the student needs. The reallocation would leave one social worker at each school. The recommendation was approved by the board.

 

The Board of Education approved notices of retirement from Vanda Jokubauskas, Celeste Rupsis, Donna Gritzman and Rebecca Worley.

 

The Board of Education adopted a r solution to transfer $1,000,000 from the working cash fund to operations and maintenance fund.

 

The Board of Education adopted a resolution to transfer $6,000,000 from the working cash fund to the educational fund.

 

The Board of Education approved a suppor t staff collective bar gaining agreement for wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment, effective 2015-16 through 2016-17.

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