ROCK ISLAND-MILAN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 41
Board of Education Regular meeting
Rock Island High School Library
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 5:45 P.M.
The meeting will begin with a reception for the 2012 Austin Scholars and First Day Project Volunteers.
The regular meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
I. Roll Call
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Special Items
A. Seating of Student Board Members
The Board of Education will formally seat newly elected Student Members Laurel Enstrom and Jacob Sigler and returning member Sam Ferry.
B. Austin Scholars . . . Recognition
The Board of Education will recognize the winners of the 2012 Charles O. Austin Scholarship: Stephanie Avena, Kelly Bishop, Allysa Bries, Zachary Chapman, Aaron Deneckere, Anna Eirinberg, Ashton Faramelli, Nicolas Gallarzo, Lizandra Gomez Ramirez, Kayla Jackson, Samantha Kirzeder, Thomas Knuckey, Benjamin McKay, Sydnie McNeal, Mang Mung, Gabriela Perez, Connor Shuck, Jordan Turnbull and Margaret Williams.
C. First Day Project Volunteers . . . Recognition
The Board of Education will recognize the following volunteers with the First Day Project: Chris Elsberg, Gary Miner, Sheila Guse, Barb Hansen, Donna Keim, Heidi Huiskamp, Lisa Bierman, Mike Bell and Tom Ketelaar.
IV. Reports from Board Members
V. Updates from the Superintendent
A. Requests from persons wishing to speak on certain agenda items will be called upon at the appropriate time.
B. Citizens wishing to address the Board of Education on items not on the agenda.
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.)
VII. 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:
VIII. Safe Schools Joint Agreement IX. B. July Financial Statements
IX. A. Contracts (1-3) IX. C. Bills for Payment
Safe Schools Joint Agreement . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the joint agreement between the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and Rock Island-Milan School District #41.
A. Contracts . . . Action
1) Library Software License Agreement
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the library software license agreement with the Follett Software Company, Chicago, IL, in the amount of $16,168.81.
2) Church of Peace – Washington Jr. High School
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Contract for Services for Church of Peace, Rock Island, IL, in the amount not to exceed $5,000 to provide a family literacy program for Lights On For Learning at Washington Jr. High School during the 2012-13 school year.
3) Willie Fun Entertainment – Rock Island High School
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Contract for Service for Willie Fun Entertainment, Franklin, WI, in the amount of $6,300.00 to provide entertainment for the Rock Island High School Homecoming Dance and Pep Assembly.
B. July Financial Statements . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the July Financial Statements as presented.
C. Bills for Payment . . . Action
It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize Bills for Payment dated August 31, 2012 in the amount of $3,901,553.77.
X. Committee of the Whole
A. English Language Learners (ELL) Report . . . Information
Kay Ingham, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, will present the report on English Language Learners (ELL) in District 41.
B. Teaching and Learning Update . . . Information
Dr. Jeff Zoul, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, will present additional information about grade-specific Common Core State Standards. In addition, he will be providing an overview of the Teaching and Learning department, including districtwide content area teams and team leaders that are in place.
XI. Executive Session
It is recommended that the Board of Education move to executive session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.