ROCK ISLAND-MILAN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 41
Board of Education Regular meeting
Rock Island High School Library
TUESDAY, February 26, 2013 6:00 P.M.
A. Call to Order and Roll Call
B. Pledge of Allegiance
C. Approval of Board of Education Minutes . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the special meeting minutes of December 17, 2012 and regular meeting minutes of January 22, 2013 (including executive session minutes to be kept on file as confidential) and February 12, 2013 as presented.
Citizens Wishing to Address the Board of Education
Items on the agenda will be addressed at the appropriate time during the meeting. Items not on the agenda will be heard at this time. Comments should be limited to three (3) minutes. Matters regarding specific employees or students are of a confidential nature and will not be heard in open session.
A. Reports from Board Members
B. Report from Superintendent
C. Report from RIEA Representative
IV. Nomination of Agenda Items for Future Meetings of the Board
V. Action on Routine Matters
A. Act on Agenda Additions and/or Deletions
B. Approve Agenda
C. Blanket Motion
Opportunity will be given for the selection of items that need no discussion to be approved at the appropriate time on the agenda. The following items are recommended for the Blanket Motion:
VI. B. Textbook Adoptions (1-2) VIII. E. List of Donations
VII. B. Head Start Application & Budget VIII. F. January Financials
VII. C. February Fund Raisers VIII. G. Bills for Payment
VIII. C. Intercom System Replacement IX. Personnel
VIII. D. RIHS Track Timing System
A. Student Academic Progress Report . . . Information
Dr. Zoul will update the Board on the academic progress of our students occurring during the current school year, focusing on Acuity test scores taken by students in the fall and again in February in the areas of Math and Language Arts, grades 3 – 8.
B. Textbook Adoptions . . . Action
1) Grades 6-8 Math
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the purchase of the “Big Ideas” math series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for all students in grades 6-8 at a total cost of $113,176.31.
2) Grades 8-9 Math
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the purchase of Integrated High School Mathematics I published by Pearson at a cost of $52,694.19.
A. Athletic Department Update . . . Information
Rock Island High School Athletic Director Chris Cartee will provide an update to the Board of Education on the Athletic Department Policies and Procedures.
B. Head Start Grant Application and Budget . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2013-14 Grant Application and Budget for the Head Start program.
C. February Fund Raiser Requests . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the February Fund Raiser requests.
D. FOIA Request . . . Information
The Administration received the following Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request: Mark Egan (Economic Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago) for contracts of educational facilities. The request was responded to within the allotted timeframe.
A. 2013-14 Budget Considerations . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education direct the Administration to prepare the 2013-14 budget with a deficit not to exceed $2.1 million. This would include implementation of Tier I reductions.
B. Building Permit Application – Longfellow . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the application for a Building Permit for the completion of roof work at Longfellow Elementary School.
C. Intercom System Replacement . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the proposal from Hughes Telephone, Inc., Moline, IL in the amount of $9,992.39 for the replacement and installation of the new intercom system at Denkmann Elementary School.
D. Track Timing System – Rock Island High School . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the purchase of the Fully Automatic Timing system from Lynx Systems Developers, Habbermill, MA in the amount of $12,065.00. Funded through Development Fund, RI-Milan Booster Club and Track Team Fund-raising.
E. List of Donations . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education acknowledge the List of Donations.
F. January Financial Statements . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the January Financial Statements.
G. Bills for Payment . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize Bills for Payment dated February 15, 2013 in the amount of $2,970,331.15.
IX. Personnel (1)
Non-Certified Appointment . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Non-Certified Appointment of Michael DeWitte as presented.
X. Executive Session
It is recommended that the Board of Education move to executive session to discuss personnel.
XI. Personnel (2)
Administrative Appointments . . . Action
A motion may be provided for administrative appointments.