Forest Park Public School District No. 91 approves estimated 2016 property tax levy
Forest Park Public Schools Board of Education District 91 met Thursday, Oct. 13.
Here the minutes as provided by Forest Park Public School District No. 91:
BOARD OF EDUCATION
FOREST PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DISTRICT: 91 Location: District Office
MINUTES October 13, 2016
The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by President Mrs. Connor at 6:30 p.m.
Roll Call: Mr. Rosa, Mr. Connor, Ms. Rostello, Ms. Connor, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Tyler, Ms. Ricordati
Motion was made by Mr. Rosa, seconded by Ms. Rostello and carried to enter into closed session at 6:30 p.m, in compliance with Chap. 102, Par. 42, Sec. 2 of the Open Meetings Act to discuss the employment, compensation, discipline, the performance or dismissal of employees, and litigation.
On roll call - all aye
The Board reconvened to open session at 7:00 p.m.
President, Ms. Connor led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance, after which the Mission and Vision Statements were read.
Consent Agenda Items
Following review of the remaining consent agenda items, motion was made by Ms. Ricordati and seconded by Ms. Tyler to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2016, regular meeting, payrolls of October 14 and October 28, 2016, the bills as presented, the destruction of any recorded closed session minutes of March 2015, and the approval of the following personnel items: the resignations of Sara Falkin a special education instructional assistant at GAR, Renita Labon a Special education instructional assistant at FPMS, and Natosha Woods an instructional assistant at GW, and the employments of Erica Conwell an instructional assistant at GW, and Jessica Allen a special education instructional assistant at GAR.
Payrolls: October 14, Education $431,503.06, Operations & Maintenance $33,120.88, Transportation
$9,132.13 October 28, Education $437,861.31, Operations & Maintenance $32,861.61, Transportation S7,203.27
Bills: Education $443,176.40, Operations & Maintenance $5,391.23, Debt Service $0, Transportation $5,009.18, Municipal Retirement/Social Security $29,776.53, Capital Projects $0, Working Cash $0, Tort $0, Fire Prevention & Safety $0.
On roll call:
Ayes: Mr. Connor, Mr. Rosa, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Rostello, Ms. Ricordati, Ms. Tyler, Ms. Connor
Motion was made by Ms. Rostello, seconded by Mr. Connor, and carried to approve the closed session minutes of September 8, 2016.
On roll call - all ayes
Introductions and Matters of Consideration from the Audience
The following were in attendance at tonight's meeting: Becca Latham, Amanda Walsh, Rina Peterson (parent), and Jenny Barba hen (parent), Ms. Barbahen brought to the attention of the Board an incident involving her son and bullying on the playground at Field-Stevenson. She also talked about the teacher supervision on the playground being unsatisfactory. Mrs. Peterson was in attendance in Support of Ms. Barbahen and the need for better supervision on the playground.
Items for Discussion -Dr. Cavallo, Superintendent of Schools
2016 PARCC Data Report Dr. Cavallo shared the PARCC results for the District. A lengthy discussion ensued regarding, the number of children meeting or exceeding targets, how low the math scores were, the achievement gap, and how the District will do better in the future.
Items for Discussion - Mr. Brophy, Asst. Superintendent of Operations Status of District Finances This report included a discussion about school funding and the pension cost shift.
FY2017 1st Quarter Financial Report The first quarterfinancial report included fund balances, receipts and disbursements for all funds, revenue and expenditure dashboards, and a year over year reserve level dashboard.
Update on 403(b) Plan Audit The audit is still in progress. There are a few outstanding documents needed by the auditor. A plan document and a closing agreement are both in progress.
Items for Action - Dr. Cavallo, Superintendent of Schools Approval of Citizens' Advisory Council Memberships for FY2017 Motion was made by Ms. Ricordati, seconded by Mr. Rosa and carried to approve the following memberships to the CAC for FY2017: Jenny Barbahen, Donna Marrocco, and Kim Adami-Hasegawa.
On roll call - all ayes
Items for Action - Mr. Brophy, Asst. Supt. for Operations Consider Adoption of the Tax Year 2016 Estimated Property Tax Levy Motion was made by Ms. Tyler and seconded by Mr. Rosa to adopt the 2016 estimated Tax Levy. On rol call: Ayes: Mr. Connor, Mr. Rosa, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Rostello, Ms. Ricordati, Ms. Tyler, Ms. Connor Nays: None
Motion was made by Ms. Ricordati and seconded by Ms. Tyler to approve the proposal from NuToys Leisure Products, Inc. for playground equipment and surfacing at Betsy Ross School for $43,373.00. On rol|| ca: Ayes: Mr. Connor, Mr. Rosa, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Rostello, Ms. Ricordati, Ms. Fyler, Ms. Connor Nays: None
Dr. Cavallo shared the following with the Board:
Professional Progress Committee - September 14, 2016
Residency - 2 cases pending
FOIA -- None
5 Essentials Survey Emergency situation at BR and how procedures were followed
IASA Superintendent's meeting in Springfield
Village invited the D91 students to participate in their Circle Bridge Art Project
AfterSchool foreign language - not being held due to lack of interest
Advisory Council/Community Engagement Committee - First meeting is 10/19/2016
IASB West Cook - IASB Resolutions page due before Triple I Conference
Finance Committee - Topics discussed included per pupil cost and tax levy.
Superintendent/Board Evaluation - An evaluation document has been reviewed by committee members but a discussion on scoring the evaluation will be held at the November Board meeting.
Additional Matters for Consideration from the Board
A brief discussion pertaining to the upcoming school board election was held.
Additional Matters for Consideration from the Audience Ms. Latham thanked the Board for approving the District's notification System. It worked well when it was used for the recent emergency situation at BR.
There being no other matters of interest from the Board at this time, motion was made by Ms. Ricordati, seconded by Ms. Tyler, and carried to adjourn at 9:28 p.m.