september 23

committee of the whole and regular board meeting

The bOARDBuzz is put together following District 25 School Board Meetings and serves as a recap of what occurred.


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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE RECORDING

Committee of the Whole Meeting | September 23, 2021

2. PUBLIC COMMENT

No community members addressed the Board in-person during this public comment portion of the meeting. However, public comment was submitted via an online Google form by the community prior to the meeting.


The reading of those public comments began at the 0:40 mark of the meeting and can be viewed by clicking here. Those public comments are also posted on the website and can be viewed here: www.sd25.org/0923cowComment.

3. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION BOARD TRAINING

At the Board of Education meeting that took place on July 16, 2021, District 25's Board of Education adopted a resolution affirming the AHSD 25 BOE's commitment to eliminate racial injustice. That policy lives on our website and can be viewed by clicking here.


Along with the adoption of that policy comes the direction for the District's Superintendent to organize professional development that addresses implicit bias, and best practices for teaching about these topics as well as best practices for instruction for minority students.


The District Administrative team has already undergone training, and so has some of the District 25 staff. The Board of Education asked to participate in the same training.


Presenters:

  • Destiny Peery, JD/PhD
  • Reverend Clyde Brooks


To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

To watch the presentation with Board discussion and participation, click here.

4. PUBLIC COMMENT

The District 25 Board of Education offers a second opportunity for public comment at each Board Meeting that takes place once all the agenda items have been presented, discussed, or voted on.


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.

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REGULAR MEETING RECORDING

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2. PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2021-22 BUDGET

At the Board of Education meeting on August 12, 2021, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance, Stacey Mallek, presented the tentative budget for the 2021-2022 school year to the Board of Education.


The schedule for the potential adoption of the 2021-2022 budget is as follows:

  • August 12, 2021 - Presentation of 2021-22 tentative budget
  • August 13, 2021 - Publish notice for public hearing
  • September 23, 2021 - Public Hearing (THIS PORTION OF THE MEETING)
  • September 23, 2021 - Adoption of final budget


To view a PDF of that presentation on August 12, 2021, click here.

To watch the presentation of the budget on August 12, 2021, click here.


No one spoke on the 2021-22 budget during the public hearing. To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.

3. OPENING THE PUBLIC MEETING

4. RECOGNITIONS AND WELCOMES

TENURED TEACHER RECEPTION

The Board of Education recognized and honored the newly tenured teachers of District 25. Each newly tenured teacher was named and given a tenure certificate.


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.


SCHOOL RECOGNITIONS

At each meeting over the next few months, the Board of Education has invited principals from each school to come and share some highlights and things they are looking forward to and want to celebrate for this year.


At this meeting, Dr. Jim Morrison, South Middle School Principal, and Lori Naumowicz, Thomas Middle School Principal, presented as a team.


For a PDF of their presentation, click here.

To watch their presentation, click here.

5. PUBLIC COMMENT

Community members addressed the Board during this public comment portion of the meeting. According to Board Policy, public comment is heard for thirty minutes at Board of Education meetings. At this meeting, the public comments begin at the 10:50 mark of the meeting and can be viewed by clicking here.


Public comments were also submitted via an online Google form prior to the meeting. The reading of those public comments began at the 53:47 mark of the meeting and can be viewed by clicking here. Public comments were not read aloud at the meeting because the thirty minute limit was reached for public comment.


Any public comments submitted prior to the start of the meeting at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021, are available in full and can be read by visiting www.sd25.org/0923Comment.

6. CONSENT AGENDA

MOTION: APPROVED

That the Board of Education approve those items on the Consent Agenda as follows: (A) Personnel Report and Addendum to Personnel Report; (B) Treasurer's Report (C) Invoices; (D) Fixed Asset Disposal Report; (E) Committee of the Whole Meeting minutes of September 2, 2021; (F) Regular and Closed Session Meeting minutes of September 2, 2021.


The consent agenda documents can be seen by clicking here to visit BoardDocs.

This portion of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.


Within this approval, a new part-time Assistant Principal of Dryden Elementary School, Cara Giacomin-Ferris, was made official. The Board and Assistant Superintendent of Personnel & Planning, Dr. Brian Kaye, welcomed Cara to the District 25 family.

7. COMMUNICATIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

In this portion of the meeting, Board Members appointed to each respective committee deliver oral presentations. The Board representative attends meetings on behalf of the District 25 Board of Education and conveys relative information to the entire Board at the monthly meeting.
  • NSSEO
  • Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
  • ED-RED Education Research Development
  • A Board Governance Framework


This portion of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

8. COMMUNICATIONS TO BOARD MEMBERS

In this portion of the meeting, the three organizations below address Board Members.
  • AHC PTA | Nicole Barbieri, PTA President (no report for this meeting)
  • ABC25 Foundation
  • ATA (Arlington Teachers Association) | Allison Berg, ATA President


This portion of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

9. STUDENT LEARNING

There were no items presented by the Department of Student Learning.

10. STUDENT SERVICES

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MOTION: APPROVED

That the Board of Education approve adding the Special Olympics Coach Stipends as submitted to the 2021-22 budget.


District 25 has communicated and met with representatives from Special Olympics, Illinois to gather information about bringing a Traditional Special Olympics to the District and community. It was recommended for District 25 to start in the Spring of 2022 with a Track and Field Team.


Based on a community survey sent via the District 25 Dish, the District estimates that up to 40 students may be interested in participating on a District 25 Special Olympics Team. The hope is to have a Traditional Special Olympics team in place this Spring with the ultimate goal of bringing the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program into all of our district schools.


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11. BUSINESS AND FINANCE

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MOTION: APPROVED

Adoption of the 2021-22 Budget as presented.


The 2021-22 tentative budget has been posted on the District webpage since it was presented in August. No comments have been received as of the date of this Board packet.


To view this in BoardDocs, including any documents associated with this item such as, any changes and the final budget, click here.

To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.

To watch the Board discuss and vote on this item, click here.

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ADMINISTRATOR COMPENSATION REPORT | PUBLIC ACT 96-0434

Public Act 096-0434 requires that “on or before October 1 of each year, each school district in the State shall post on its Internet website, if any, an itemized salary compensation report for every employee in the district holding an administrative certificate and working in that capacity, including the district superintendent. This report shall be presented at a regular school board meeting, subject to applicable notice requirements."


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To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.


ADMINISTRATOR AND TEACHER SALARY & BENEFIT REPORT 2021

This Public Act, 97-0256 requires school boards to report to the State Board of Education, on or before October 1 of each year, the base salary and benefits of the district superintendent and all administrators and teachers employed by the school district. For the purposes of this Section, "benefits" includes without limitation vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities, and retirement enhancements.


Prior to this annual reporting to the State Board of Education, the information is supposed to be presented at a regular school board meeting, subject to applicable notice requirements, and then posted on the Internet website of the school district.


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12. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

There were no items presented by the Department of Facilities Management.

13. PERSONNEL AND PLANNING

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MOTION: APPROVED

Memorandum of Understanding September 23, 2021


Items that impact the Arlington Teachers’ Association working conditions that are not already discussed in the Professional Agreement allow the ATA to bargain the impact of the decisions upon their work environment.


With the passing of Governor, J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order #87 all pre-k-12 teachers and staff will now be required to test weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.


Representatives of the Board and the ATA met to negotiate the impact and the approved memorandum memorializes the agreements reached by the parties on those items discussed.


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14. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

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STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

Action Plan Teams, Whole Group "State of the District" Meeting


Approximately 75 people are participating on the five Goal Action Teams. These include parents, employees, Board members, and community members.


The whole group met once via Zoom to review a “state of the district”. Similar to the data shared with the original Strategic Plan Team, presentations were given by the four Assistant Superintendents. The presentations covered the current data available for Personnel and Planning, Business-Finance-Operations, Student Services, and Student Learning.


Participants met in person on September 13 in their separate Goal Action Teams. At this meeting, each group reviewed the Strategic Plan and discussed their interests in participating as well as agreed to some group norms. The groups began to brainstorm their objectives for their specific goals. This list will be continued and prioritized at the meeting in October.


At the next couple of meetings, each group will work to finalize their lists of objectives as well as determine how they will measure success for each item.


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MOTION: APPROVED

SECOND READING OF THE POLICY 6:160


The policy in this portion of the meeting can be seen by clicking here to visit BoardDocs.

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To watch the Board vote on this item, click here.

15. PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION

The District 25 Board of Education offers a second opportunity for public comment at each Board Meeting that takes place once all the agenda items have been presented, discussed, or voted on.


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The Board allowed one additional community member to give their input after 15. Future Agenda Items. Click here to watch that.

16. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

COMMUNITY REQUEST: MOTION TO OVERRULE THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER
  • The Board decided to not add this to a future agenda at this time.


DISTRICT'S PLAN FOR MIGRANT STUDENTS

  • The District is still working on this and will come back to the Board when this is ready.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS: UPDATE

  • Asked the District to update the Board on how the Special Olympics process is going.


POLICIES 4:10 & 4:20

  • Board Members review these and bring any suggested adjustments to the policies.


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UPCOMING BOARD EVENTS

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School Board Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 7:30pm

1200 South Dunton Avenue

Arlington Heights, IL

This meeting will be held at the Dunton Administration Building and will be livestreamed via YouTube. That link will be posted on the Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda) the week of the meeting.


This meeting will allow audience members in the room.


Visit www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda closer to the day of the meeting for any potential changes in how this meeting will be held, due to COVID-19 regulations.


Public Comments

Anyone who has a public comment and is not going to attend the meeting in-person is welcome to submit their comment by filling out the public comments Google Form.


Meeting Recordings

A video of the meeting will be recorded and uploaded to our site the following day on the 'Board Agenda' page and on our 'Catch up on Meetings' page.

Special Closed Session | Board Development

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 7pm

1200 South Dunton Avenue

Arlington Heights, IL

This is a closed session meeting, not open to the public. No action can be made during a closed session meeting.

Arlington Heights School District 25

Together today to transform tomorrow.

Please note that not every item at the meeting may be detailed on the bOARDBuzz. This is intended to hit the topics of high interest to the community. For the full agenda for each meeting, visit www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda.