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Plano Community Unit School District 88 Board of Education met May 20

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 10, 2019


Plano Community Unit School District 88 Board of Education met May 20.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

I CALL TO ORDER

President Campbell called the regular meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. Present for roll call were Campbell, Jernigan, Klatt, Martinez, W aldrop and W ard. Member V elazquez arrived at 6:24 p.m. Others present were administrators Seput, Adelmann, Alvarez, Thurwanger, Lee and Superintendent Baker and Board Secretary Benoit. Office staff present: Appel and Seeman.

II PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

III APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jernigan moved, and Martinez seconded the motion, to approve the agenda printed, with a revised personnel report.

Voting aye: Jernigan, Martinez, Campbell, Klatt, Waldrop and Ward.

Motion carried: 6 ayes 0 nays, 1 absent.

IV RECOGNITIONS & CELEBRATIONS

At the May Board of Education meeting, three members of the Plano School District Music Team were present to be recognized because the district recently received the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Award. Those present were Susan Webb, Plano High School; Jen Scarborough from the Middle School; and Ann Arends from PH Miller School. Also recognized but unable to attend were Liz Schroeder and Jean Reese, music teachers at Centennial School and Kevin McCammon and Brianne Borgman, band and vocal music teachers at Emily G. Johns School. The award was given by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and was only awarded to 623 school districts in the nation. Designations are made to school districts that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

Superintendent Baker told board members that there's not a team that works better together. He said they all have unique challenges based on the level of the kids, but they are the first ones to come together when they need something from the other buildings or to share instruments.

Superintendent Baker said the work that goes on behind the scenes is second to none. This group was recently awarded a Plano Premier Award and then recognized with an award of merit at the State level at the Illinois State Board of Education "Those Who Excel Program."

Superintendent Baker said the music teachers make sure they support one another. There's not an event you go to that you don't see a teacher or band teacher from one of the other buildings supporting it whether they had a role in the event or not. They are there to support one another.

Plano High School senior Synthia Gonzalez then presented Ms. Susan Webb with the Tri- M Music Honor Society Award of Excellence for the 2018-19 school year. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Plano High School is one of 6200 participating chapters in several countries. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and to honor and provide leadership and service opportunities to young musicians. The high school students originally presented the award to Ms. Webb during their final spring concert.

Miss Gonzalez said the award is given to those who show integrity, selflessness and excellence in teaching and Miss Webb shows these qualities and traits every day. She said she's an awesome teacher who has changed my life and other people's lives.

Payton Cullison, Synthia Gonzalez and School Counselor Courtney Voise were present to discuss the high school’s St. Baldrick’s event. They said they were able to raise $819.37 for children’s cancer research through various events at the building and district-wide.

V OPPORTUNITY FOR VISITORS TO SPEAK

Maya Chavez was the only visitor. Lyle Rolfe (Record) was also present. No one wished to address the Board.

VI CONSENT AGENDA

Martinez moved, and Jernigan seconded the motion, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

A. Minutes

§ Regular Meeting & Executive Session – February 25, 2019

B. Plano School District No. 88 Financial Statements, Bills & Payroll

Motion to approve the April 2019 Bills, Payroll and Financial Statements for Plano Community Unit School District No. 88.

C. Plano Area Special Education Cooperative (PASEC) Financial Statements

Motion to approve the April 2019 Bills, Payroll and Financial Statements for the Plano Area Special Education Cooperative.

D. PMA Reports

A copy of the most recent PMA monthly Report #592 (4/1/19-4/30/19) is included in your financial packet.

E. Second Reading of Student/Parent Handbooks

Motion to approve, for a second reading and adoption, the 2019-20 Student/Parent Handbooks for Pre-K, K-6, Plano Middle and High Schools.

F. Approve 2019-20 Teacher Evaluation Plan

Motion to approve the 2019-20 Teacher Evaluation Plan.

G. Administrator Board Reports

H. Executive Session Tape Destruction

Approve the destruction of audiotapes of executive session minutes during September 2017.

Voting aye: Martinez, Jernigan, Campbell, Klatt, Waldrop and Ward. Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

XIV SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

For Action

Report No. 19-88 Let Fuel Bids

Martinez moved, and Klatt seconded the motion, to let bids for fuel with the bid opening to be set for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the Administration Office located at 800 S. Hale Street, Plano, Illinois.

Voting aye: Martinez, Klatt, Campbell, Jernigan, Waldrop and W ard.

Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

Report No. 19-89 Approve Copy Paper Request for Proposal

Jernigan moved, and Klatt seconded the motion, to award the 2019-20 copy paper proposal to Paper 101 at a total cost of $23,923.20, with quarterly deliveries throughout the school year.

Voting aye: Jernigan, Klatt, Campbell, Martinez, V elazquez, Waldrop and Ward.

Motion carried: 7 ayes, 0 nays.

Report No. 19-90 Personnel Report

Jernigan moved, and Martinez seconded the motion, to approve the revised personnel report as follows:

1. Resignations (effective end of the 2018-19 school year, unless listed otherwise):

§ Oscar Almonaci – Spanish Teacher, Plano High School, effective 4/12/19

§ Tara Bennett – 6th Grade Special Education Teacher, Emily G. Johns School (transfer to PASEC)

§ Carolyn Haish – Recess Aide, Centennial School, effective 4/30/19

§ Misty Horsley – Bus Driver/Aide

§ Sarah Kuntzman – 8th Grade Science/History Teacher, Plano Middle School

§ Cassie LeCuyer – Registered Nurse, Plano Middle School, effective 6/28/19

§ Kerry Preston – 8th Grade Special Education Teacher, Plano Middle School

§ Hali Steffes – Science Teacher, Plano High School

§ Loanmi Rojas Torres – ESL Teacher, Plano High School

§ Scott Roseberg – Math Teacher, Plano Middle School

§ Andrew Zurales – Social Studies Teacher, Plano High School

2. Contracts (effective 2019-20 school year, unless listed otherwise):

§ Austin Beebe – Physical Education Teacher, Plano High School, BA+0/Step 1 ($43,491) 

§ Nicole Ciesla – Instructional Coach, 7-12 ELA/Social Studies, MA+36/Step 11 ($68,591) 

§ Joy DuBose – Math Teacher, Plano High School, BA+0/Step 1 ($43,491)

§ Jake Inman – Physical Education Teacher, Plano Middle School, BA+0/Step 1 ($43,491) 

§ Rick Ponx – FLEX Teacher, Plano High School, MA+0/Step 1 ($48,329)

3. Employment:

§ Lucas Benoit – Part-Time Custodian, Administration Office/Substitute Custodian, $12.20/hour, effective 5/2/19

4. Transfers (effective 2019-20 school year, unless listed otherwise):

§ Starla Coppes – from Part-Time Custodian, Administration Office/Sub Custodian to Second Shift Custodian at Plano High School, $12.20+0.25 differential, effective 5/1/19

§ Jessica Dellorto – from Social Science/Special Education Teacher to Learning Center Director at Plano High School

§ Mayra Espinosa – from Preschool for All Instructional Aide to K-1 Instructional Aide at P.H. Miller School

§ Joceline Godinez-Pedraza – from K-1 Instructional Aide to Preschool for All Instructional Aide at P.H. Miller School

§ Emily Les – from Preschool for All Expansion Blended Preschool Teacher to Preschool for All Blended Preschool Teacher at P.H. Miller School

§ Ryan McNamara – from Physical Education Teacher at Plano Middle School to Elementary Physical Education Teacher Centennial School

§ Alexis Scott – from Kindergarten Teacher to Preschool for All Expansion Blended Preschool Teacher at P.H. Miller School

5. Leave Requests:

§ Tom Dean – Social Studies Teacher, Plano High School, approx. 5/7/19-5/14/19

§ Leticia Martinez – Second Shift Custodian, Emily G. Johns School, approx. 4/17/19- 5/31/19

§ Don Riddle – Head Mechanic, approx. 4/24/19-TBD

§ Rachel Sibley – 5th Grade Teacher, Emily G. Johns School, approx. 5/14/19-5/30/19

6. Long-Term Substitutes:

§ Alyssa Eads – Long-Term Substitute 5th Grade Teacher, Emily G. Johns School, effective 5/13/19-end of the 2018-19 school year (Wegener)

§ Angie Nondorf – Long-Term Substitute 5th Grade Teacher, Emily G. Johns School, effective 5/14/19-end of the 2018-19 school year (Sibley)

§ Kelly Snee-Brinegar – Long-Term Substitute Learning Center Instructional Aide, Emily G. Johns School, $11.83/hour, effective 4/25/19-end of the 2018-19 school year

7. Summer School Contracts:

Candidate

Position

Contract Amount

Ashley Katz

Kindergarten Readiness Aide

  $1,280

Ashley Katz

Kindergarten Meal Supervision

  $320

Cayea Nolan

1st-3rd Grade Aide

  $1,280

Caysea Nolan

1st-3rd Grade Meal Supervision

  $320

 Cynthia Johnson

1st-3rd Grade Aide

$1,280

 Cynthia Johnson

1st-3rd Grade Meal Supervision

$320

 Lauren Elgersma

Credit Recovery Sub

$300

 Mitch Carter

6th Grade STEM

$1,980

 Brittany Nelson

Dual Language

$3,300

 Maria Bedolla

EGJ Summer Cook (replacing Payton Cullison)

$2,080

 Payton Cullison

Theater Aide (replacing Sue Killebrew)

$1,920

 Yanely Godinho

Dual Language Aide

$1,280

8. Summer T emporary Employees @ $10.65/hour:

§ Maria Bedolla § Laila Ertz

§ Andrew Heiden § Nancy Kick

§ Linda Konczyk

§ Elisabeth Sommerville

8. Summer Temporary Employees @ $10.65/hour (cont.):

§ Ron Podschweit

§ Tina Podschweit

§ Alexian Saavedra § Ryan Unterbrunner

9. Plano Middle School Extra/Co-Curricular Assignments for 2019-20 School Year:

Name

Activity

  Tier

 Step

 Stipend

Andy Baker

Track Head Coach

6

 2

 $3,914.19

Michelle Burcenski

Y earbook

8

2

$1,52219

Jake Inman

Soccer Coach

6

1

 $3,479.28

Jake Inman

Boys Basketball Coach

6

1

$3,479.28

Michelle Long

Spelling Bee

11

1

 $217.45

Derek Love

Wrestling Head Coach

6

2$3,914.19

Meagan Pahlke

Cheer

7

2

$2,392.00

Kate Roberts

Girls Track Assistant Coach

7

2

$2,174.55

Dawn Serio

Student Council

9

1

$978.55

Jen Scarborough

Chorus

8

2

 $1,522.19

Brett Spratley

IMSA

6

2

 $3,914.19

Tim Staton

Fishing Club

9

1

$978.55

Kelly Valley

Girls Volleyball Head Coach

6

4

$3,914.19

Kelly Valley

Girls Track Head Coach

6

4

$3,914.19

Cara Van Dyck

Y earbook

8

2

 $1,522.19
Lauren Whittaker

Dance

7

2

$2,392.00

Amy Winter

IMSA Coordinator

5

 2

 $4,349.10

Richard Woodhouse

Boys Basketball Coach

6 2

 $3,914.19

Leslie Young

Cross Country Coach

6

2

$3,914.19

Leslie Young

Art Club

8

 2 $1,522.19

10. Plano High School Extra-Curricular Assignments for 2019-20 School Year:

Name

Activity

  Tier

 Step

 Stipend

Lisa Esmond

Head Volleyball Coach

5

 2

 $6,741.11

Kara Parks

Head Girls Golf Coach

2

 3

 $5,653.83

Scott Smith

Head Boys Golf Coach

5

3

$6,088.74

Andrew DeBolt

Head Cross Country Coach

3

3

$6,088.74

Tom Dean

Head Boys Soccer Coach

5

2

$6,741.11

Kyle Kee

Head Boys Basketball Coach

5

1

$7,393.47

Dave Lay

Head Girls Basketball Coach

4

1

$7,393.47

 Dwayne Love

Head Wrestling Coach

3

1

$7,393.47

Jessica Dellorto

Head Football Cheer Coach

5

3

$3,044.37

Jessica Dellorto

Head Basketball Cheer Coach

5

3

$3,044.37

Dwayne Love (.25)

Summer Conditioning Coordinator

1

5

$954.68

Rick Ponx (.5)

Summer Conditioning Coordinator

1

5

$1,909.35

Lisa Esmond (.25)

Summer Conditioning Coordinator

1

5

$954.68

Kyle Anderson (.5)

Summer Conditioning Coordinator

1

5

$1,909.35

Austin Beebe (.5)

Summer Conditioning Coordinator

1

5

$1,909.35

11. PASEC Personnel Report:

§ Resignation:

o Wendy Myers Walker – Paraprofessional, P.H. Miller School, effective 5/31/19

§ Contract-Certified:

o Mary Anne Bjork – District Psychologist, $88,000

o Clarissa Gerrard – District Teacher of the Visually Impaired, $42,071 

o Mollie Minard – LSP Teacher, Plano High School, $46,692

Voting aye: Jernigan, Martinez, Campbell, Klatt, Velazquez, Waldrop and Ward. Motion carried: 7 ayes, 0 nays.

For Information Report No. 19-91

Focus Group Update: Partnerships

Mrs. Abby Alvarez and Mrs. Amy Lee, members of the Partnerships Focus Group, discussed activities of the groups from the past school year. The group was proud to announce that the “One Minute Wins” have been very popular with staff. The group is discussing ways to share the one minute videos with the community. The group has been meeting with Apptegy, a branding/marketing company, in order to provide timely messages and website updates to the staff, students and community. Mrs. Lee was proud to announce that the district has identified over 195 partnerships throughout Plano and neighboring communities. Transition students have presented 27 certificates to the managers at locations where they are employed. Special needs students recently partnered with Middle School students to go fishing at Foli Park. Parent organizations include PATT and BPAC.

Report No. 19-92 Innovation Center Update

Bryan Appel was pleased to announce that the high school Innovation Center project is progressing well and is ahead of schedule. The high school team has supported the project. Precautions will be taken so there is no disruption for students during final exams. Vice President asked where the furniture and equipment from the High School learning center will be relocated. Mr. Appel said much of it is being repurposed at the Middle School. Middle School equipment will be moved about the district where needed. Bryan Appel invited Board members to meet him at the high school at 1:00 PM before graduation to tour the Innovation Center.

Report No. 19-93 Final Exam Exemption Policy

High School Principal Jim Seput and Assistant Principal Julie Adelmann discussed the proposal for the final exam exemption policy. Board members seemed supportive of the change in policy, especially once they heard that high school staff was supportive.

The administrators said they hope that this policy, which rewards students who have good grades, attendance and for being punctual, will motivate students to succeed. Since the handbooks have already been approved, the administration would have to make a plan on how to communicate a revised policy with families and students. Board members directed the administration to bring a final proposal to the next Board meeting for action.

VIII BOARD COMMENTS/FOIA

Board Secretary Benoit reported on one FOIA:

• Smart Local 265 – New construction, HVAC, and other maintenance projects for summer 2019

The June 17th Board meeting will be held at Emily G. Johns School, due to construction at the Middle School.

President Campbell reminded Board members about graduation on Sunday. There was an issue with LifeTouch and not all of the pictures of senior graduates were printed in the Record. High School staff members are checking how to rectify this problem. The high school administration is looking into a new rendering of the high school to print on high school diplomas and graduation invitations.

Board members will hold a retreat on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 AM at the Administration Office. President Campbell asked Board members to share topics of interest with Superintendent Baker.

IX FUTURE BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA

• I-8 Conference Update

• Approve High School Overnight Trips

• Technology Update

X EXECUTIVE SESSION

Martinez moved, and Klatt seconded the motion, to go into executive session at 7:11 p.m. to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1); the placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(10)); and student disciplinary cases (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(9)). Voting aye: Martinez, Klatt, Campbell, Jernigan, Velazquez, Waldrop and Ward.

Motion carried: 7 ayes, 0 nays.

XI ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no action from executive session.

XII ADJOURNMENT

Jernigan moved, and Klatt seconded the motion, to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m. Voting aye: Jernigan, Klatt, Campbell, Martinez, Velazquez, Waldrop and Ward. Motion carried: 7 ayes, 0 nays.

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