Summary of the Homer School District 33C Board of Education Meeting July 26, 2016

Summary of the Homer School District 33C

Board of Education Meeting

July 26, 2016

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            Barb Wilson, President      Angela Adolf, Vice President      Amy Blank, Secretary

    Deb Martin, Member    Ed Campins, Member    Elizabeth Hitzeman, Member    Russ Petrizzo, Member                                                                                       

 

 

At the July 26th Board of Education meeting:

  • Non-certified union representative Susan Koziarski reported the group has formed a Charity Committee and is holding a Back to School Supply Drive in collaboration with the Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club. Supplies, such as crayons, washable markers and glue sticks, may be dropped off at any Homer 33C school. The drive will benefit Homer 33C students at all grade levels.

 

  • The Board recognized Butler School students for their fundraising efforts to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The fundraiser was organized by two fourth-graders (now fifth-graders) who shared the video they created to elicit donations. (Click here to view the video). The students raised $1,070.03 for the research hospital — more than double their original goal.

 

  • Superintendent Kara Coglianese recognized Countryside Bank for its generous donation of two Kindle Fires to the District. The tablets can be used in the classrooms to help students practice their letters, numbers and spelling through educational games. Presenting the tablets to the District was bank Branch Manager Barbara Iovinelli.

 

  • Teachers union representative Cathy Clayton reported negotiations have been underway with the District since May and that the group hopes to have a contract settlement soon. Even if an agreement cannot be reached by the first day of school August 22nd, the teachers are ready to start the school year, she said, and provide students with the best educational experience.

 

  • The Board approved the following personnel recommendations:

Termination

  1. Nihad Khalil – transitional bilingual teacher, Schilling School, effective August 15, 2016

 

Resignations

  1. Molly O’Neill -1st grade teacher, Schilling School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  2. Karen Richardson – program secretary for Special Services, effective August 5, 2016
  3. Kathy De Young – paraprofessional, Young School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  4. Della LoPresti – paraprofessional, Homer Junior High, effective July 21, 2016
  5. Della LoPresti – Cross Country Coach, effective July 21, 2016

 

 

            Leaves of Absence

  1. Elizabeth Mezydlo – kindergarten teacher, Schilling School, effective September 7, 2016 through October 19, 2016
  2. Jodi Musselman – secretary, Homer Junior High, effective August 15, 2016 with return date to be determined

 

            Employment Recommendations

  1. Theresa Fisch – Transitional Program of Instruction teacher, Goodings Grove and Butler schools, effective August 18, 2016
  2. Amal Abdellatif – Transitional Bilingual teacher, Schilling School, effective August 18, 2016
  3. Allison McCann – 3rd grade teacher, Young School, effective August 18, 2016
  4. Virginia Wessling – lunchroom monitor, Butler School, effective August 22, 2016
  5. Colleen Sciacca – lunchroom monitor, Young School, effective August 22, 2016
  6. Leah Rarick – lunchroom monitor, Young School, effective August 22, 2016
  7. Kimberlee Glynn – lunchroom, monitor, Young School, effective August 22, 2016
  8. Lisa Jeszke – lunchroom monitor, Schilling School, effective August 22, 2016
  9. Melissa Solorsano – lunchroom monitor, Schilling School, effective August 22, 2016
  10. Racquel Ungaro – lunchroom monitor, Schilling School, effective August 22, 2016
  11. Tammy DeMauro – lunchroom monitor, Schilling School, effective August 22, 2016
  12. Joy Sponaugle – lunchroom monitor, Homer Junior High and Hadley Middle schools, effective August 22, 2016
  13. Nancy Beissel – lunchroom monitor, Butler School, effective August 22, 2016
  14. Mark Ficek – bus driver, Transportation, effective August 22, 2016
  15. Sharon Rachan – volunteer coach for Scholastic Bowl, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  16. William Keasler – volunteer coach for Boys Basketball, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  17. Pat Piwoni – volunteer coach for Boys Basketball and Track, effective for the 2016-2017 school year

 

Employee Recalls Due to Openings Caused by Resignations or Job Shifts

  1. Mary Ann Pratt – paraprofessional, Homer Junior High, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  2. Scott Masen – District Media/Classroom Volunteer Coordinator, Schilling School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  3. Colleen Crabbe – clerical aide, Butler School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year

 

  • The Board adopted a resolution to identify designated depositories for FY 2016

 

  • The Board adopted a final resolution for the preservation of interest income FY2016 in the Educational Fund, Operations and Maintenance Fund, Debt Service Fund, Transportation Fund, Capital Projects Fund and Working Cash Fund

 

  • Reviewed and approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Homer 33C Board of Education and the Homer 33C Support Staff Council of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 604

 

 

 

The Next Regular School Board Meeting is August 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

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