Summary of the Homer School District 33C Board of Education Meeting April 25, 2017

Summary of the Homer School District 33C

Board of Education Meeting

April 25, 2017

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    Deb Martin, President      Elizabeth Hitzeman, Vice President      Karen DeFilippis, Secretary

Adam Briner, Member  Kevin DeSchaaf, Member  Christine Marcinkewicz, Member  Russ Petrizzo, Member                                                                                     

 

 

At the April 25th Board of Education meeting:

  • Goodings Grove PTO representatives thanked Board members for their time and effort and welcomed the new Board members, who were elected April 4th and seated April 25th

 

  • Teachers Union representative Cathy Clayton reported that the majority of PARCC testing is done and thanked outgoing Board members Barb Wilson, Angela Adolf, Amy Blank and Ed Campins for their commitment to students, teachers and staff. She also congratulated the newest Board members: Adam Briner, Karen DeFilippis, Kevin DeSchaaf and Christine Marcinkewicz

 

  • Support Staff Union representative Susan Koziarski thanked the outgoing Board for their service and welcomed the new Board members, saying the Union looks forward to working with them

 

  • The Board approved the following personnel recommendations:

 

Resignations

  1. Dawn Scuderi – Library Media Specialist, Hadley Middle School, effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  2. Gwen Grant – Behavior Support Specialist, District, effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year

 

Letters of Intent to Retire

  1. Patti Andrews – guidance counselor, Schilling School, subject to compliance with the applicable requirements of TRS and the District’s collective bargaining agreement; previously accepted by Board in 2015 to be effective at the end of the 2018-2019 year; changing effective date to end of the 2016-2017 school year
  2. Carol Capadona – Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Services, effective August 1, 2017

 

Leaves of Absence (Beginning and end dates open to modification)

  1. Linda Marciniak – paraprofessional, Hadley Middle School, effective March 28, 2017 through the end of the 2016-2017 school year and will return for the 2017-2018 school year
  2. Pamela Potempa – paraprofessional, Goodings Grove School, effective April 13, 2017 for an undetermined amount of time
  3. Teresa Kocanda – Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, effective April 24, 2017

 

            Employment Recommendations

  • Carmel Hoak – Extended School Year principal, effective June 12, 2017 through June 30, 2017
  • Elizabeth Creek, Eileen Schulz, Katherine Sisto and Dorota Stasik – Title I ESL Summer Bridge teachers, effective June 2017
  • Kathryn Walsh – psychologist at school to be determined, effective August 21, 2017
  • Michelle Brandon – special education instructional teacher, Schilling School, effective August 21, 2017
  • Abel Orelove – 6th grade teacher, Hadley Middle School, effective August 21, 2017
  • Alexandria Yahl – 5th grade teacher, Hadley Middle School, effective August 21, 2017
  • Carol Dicksen – 6th/7th grade Boys Volleyball coach, effective for 2017-2018 school year
  • Deborah Fleming – 8th grade Boys Volleyball coach, effective for the 2017-2018 school year

 

  • The Board reviewed and approved the 2017-2018 Coaches Handbook

 

  • The Board reviewed and approved the 2017-2018 Athletic Handbook

 

  • The Board reviewed and approved the revised job description and job title for Mechanic (Assistant Mechanic and Assistant Mechanic Maintenance Person)

 

  • The Board reviewed the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election results:
    • Karen DeFilippis, 1,875 votes
    • Christine Marcinkewicz, 1,749 votes
    • Kevin DeSchaaf, 1,415 votes
    • Adam Briner, 1,161 votes

 

  • President Barb Wilson administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Board members: Karen DeFilippis, Christine Marcinkewicz, Kevin DeSchaaf and Adam Briner

 

  • The Board adjourned Sine Die and took a brief recess to acknowledge and celebrate the service of outgoing Board members Barb Wilson, Angela Adolf, Amy Blank and Ed Campins

 

  • The new Board was seated and elected Deb Martin President; Elizabeth Hitzeman Vice President; and Karen DeFilippis Secretary

 

  • The Board reappointed Cindy Patrick as recording secretary

 

  • The Board confirmed Mulcahy, Pauritsch, Salvador & Co. LTD as the District’s Auditor

 

  • The Board adopted a resolution to appoint Christi Tyler, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Business, as District Treasurer

 

  • The Board adopted a resolution identifying designated depositories for Fiscal Year 2018

 

  • The Board re-appointed the law firms of Whitt Law and Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton and Taylor LTD as the District’s legal counsel

 

  • The Board named 22nd Century Media (Homer Horizon) as the District’s official newspaper of record

 

  • The Board made the following committee appointments:
    • Finance Committee – Russ Petrizzo and Elizabeth Hitzeman with Kevin DeSchaaf serving as Alternate Member
    • IASB Delegate – Karen DeFilippis with Adam Briner as Alternate Delegate
    • Joint Committee – Christine Marcinkewicz and Adam Briner

 

  • The Board established the date and time for Regular Board meetings for Fiscal Year 2018. Meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month (except for November and December) at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

The Next Regular School Board Meeting is May 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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