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Oak Lawn Community High School District 229 Board of Education
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, July 19, 2006.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado (arrived at 8:00 p.m.), John Hickey,
Linda Flanagan Vahl, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto
ABSENT: James O’Malley, Travis Tuomey
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business
Roll Call
Joseph Amado (arrived at 8:00 p.m.), John Hickey, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Dan
Risley, and Steve Trotto were present.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto to approve the
Consent Agenda which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
minutes of the June 21, 2006, closed session minutes of the Regular Meeting of June
21, 2006, and Renewal of Sodexho Food Service Contract for 2006-2007, as
presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-001
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The June final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing the
members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by Mr.
Trotto and seconded by Mr. Risley that the Education Fund bills in the amount of
$478,571.28, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $125,205.60, Building Fund
bills in the amount of $91,204.25, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$12,327.23, Life Safety Fund bills in the amount of $2,253.11, and Salaries in the
amount of $2,153,761.45 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be
authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-002
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the employment of Mary Bromann as a Full-Time Substitute Teacher/Internal
Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem rate of $204.00 for the 2006-2007
school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-003
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
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A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto to approve the
employment of Theodore Kahriman as a Full-Time Substitute Teacher/Internal
Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem rate of $204.00 for the 2006-2007
school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-004
AYES: Trotto, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto, pending satisfactory
criminal background check, approve the employment of Amy Simenas as a semester
one Physical Education teacher at a salaried rate of $21,691.50 and as a semester two
Full-Time Substitute teacher/Internal Room Supervisor at the per diem rate of
$204.00, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-005
AYES: Trotto, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto, pending satisfactory
criminal background check, approve the employment of Erin Dempsey as a FullTime Substitute teacher/Internal Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem rate
of $204.00 for the 2006-2007 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-006
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto, pending satisfactory
criminal background check, approve the employment of Stephanie Katzenberger as a
Full-Time Substitute teacher/Internal Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem
rate of $204.00 for the 2006-2007 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-007
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto, pending satisfactory
criminal background check, approve the employment of Michele Domel, 10-month
secretary, effective August 11, 2006 at a step six hourly rate of $19.18. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-008
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto, pending satisfactory
criminal background check, approve the employment of Susan Orbon, 10-month
secretary, effective August 11, 2006 at a step six hourly rate of $19.18. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-009
AYES: Trotto, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
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NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Final Reading –
Policy No. 8:20
(Community Use of
School Facilities
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the final reading of Policy No. 8:20, Community Use of School Facilities. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-010
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Amado
Mr. Amado arrived at 8:00 p.m.
Resolution to Approve
Money from RMHC
to be Place in Spartan
Educational
Foundation
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Hickey to approve the
Resolution Directing Payment of Base Rent to the Spartan Educational Foundation
with modifications as directed by the Board of Education, i.e., only earnings from
the invested principal shall be used for the mission of the Spartan Educational
Foundation, specifically for annual scholarships for OLCHS seniors. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-011
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: Trotto. President declared the motion carried.
Approval of Facility
Use Fees as per
Finance Committee
Recommendation
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
Community Organization Facility Rental Application and fee schedule with waiver
and reduced fees as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-012
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Amado
NAYS: Flanagan Vahl, Trotto. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to modify
the Community Organization Facility Rental Application and fee schedule to
withhold feeder schools for further discussion. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-013
AYES: Trotto, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: Amado, Hickey, Risley. President declared the motion failed.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado and Mr. Hendricks gave an overview of the football lights project, gym
floor, asbestos, computer lab, room #280, teacher’s cafeteria and parking lot repairs.
Mr. Hickey requested that the Building & Grounds Committee do a parking lot
study.
Mr. Trotto scheduled a Finance & Education Funding Committee meeting for
August 8, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.
Mr. Risley will schedule an Education & Curriculum Committee meeting in the
future.
Board Member
Mr. Amado gave an update on A.E.R.O.
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Reports
Mr. Hickey inquired if OLCHS needed to purchase another bus.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe reported that registration is scheduled for August 8 and 9, a dinner will
be held for the new teachers on August 16th before the regular board meeting,
August 21st is the first day of school for students, the 1st football game is on August
25th against Gage Park, recognition will be given to those individuals who helped
make the football lights possible at the September 8th football game, and also gave
an update on the SICA lawsuit.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-014
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
8:50 p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, August 16, 2006.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, John Hickey, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Dan Risley,
Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: James O’Malley, Steve Trotto
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal, Joseph
McCurdy, Asst. Principal
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, John Hickey, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Dan Risley, and Travis Tuomey
were present.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
Consent Agenda excluding item G. Facility Rental Approvals, which included the
Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting minutes of the July 19, 2006,
resignation of Darla Dorian, childbirth leave of absence request for Jill Malkowski
and extension of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical and dental policy, as presented.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-015
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Fees were discussed regarding Our Lady of Loretto’s facility use request. A motion
was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to authorize the administration
to schedule gym space for Our Lady of Loretto waiving fees according to Oak Lawn
Community High School facility rental practices and policies. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-016
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to authorize the
administration to schedule gym space for the Oak Lawn Outlaws Cheerleading
program as available and according to the Oak Lawn Community High School
facility rental practices and policies. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-017
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to authorize the
administration to schedule the fundraising event for the Oak Lawn Firefighters Local
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#3405 according to the Oak Lawn Community High School facility rental practices
and policies. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-018
AYES: Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to authorize
administration to schedule building usage for the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce
according to the Oak Lawn Community High School facility rental practices and
policies. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-019
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to authorize the
administration to schedule gym space for the Covenant Athletic League to the Oak
Lawn Community High School facility rental practices and policies. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-020
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to authorize the
administration to schedule gym space for St. Gerald Athletic Club according to the
Oak Lawn Community High School facility rental practices and policies. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-021
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The July final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing the
members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by Mr.
Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley that the Education Fund bills in the amount of
$407,359.65, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $9,481.85, Building Fund
bills in the amount of $258,815.63, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$24,830.09, and Salaries in the amount of $287,169.80 be approved as presented and
the school treasurer be authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-022
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey, pending
satisfactory criminal background check, approve the employment of Andy Marc in
maintenance, effective September 1, 2006, at a step five hourly rate of $24.53. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-023
AYES: Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
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Resolution for
November 7, 2006
Referendum
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adopt the
attached resolution providing for .22% increase in the Education Fund maximum tax
rate to a ceiling of 1.765% by referendum at the general election to be held on
November 7, 2006. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-024
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
2006/2007
Tentative Budget
Discussion on reducing the budget. Board requested a memo showing changes from
tentative budget to final budget. A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded
by Mr. Tuomey to approve the 2006-2007 tentative budget as presented and direct
the administration to place the tentative budget on public display for 30 days prior to
September 20, 2006. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-025
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Tuomey
NAYS: Risley. President declared the motion carried.
School
Improvement
Plan
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the 2006-2009 School Improvement Plan, as recommended by the School
Improvement Team. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-026
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Potential
Sponsorship for
Facility
Discussion on sponsorship for facility. Board would like administration to
investigate on how to generate funds to OLCHS through sponsorships.
Reject Fitness
Center Equipment
Bids
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to reject all bids for
the fitness center equipment and direct the administration to re-bid. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-027
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado reported that the next Building & Grounds committee meeting is
scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
The next Finance & Education Funding committee meeting is scheduled for
Monday, September 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Board Member
Reports
Ms. Flanagan Vahl enjoyed meeting the new certified staff and complimented the
School Improvement Team for their hard work on the School Improvement Plan for
2006-2009.
Mr. Tuomey enjoyed meeting the new certified staff and complimented the School
Improvement Team for their hard work on the School Improvement Plan for 20062009.
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Mr. Risley requested descriptions of reductions to the budget and discussed the
possibility of overseeing spending in the maintenance department more closely.
Mr. Amado discussed the possibility of the Board having a fundraiser.
Mr. Hickey inquired about the possibility of providing a computer class for senior
citizens.
Superintendent’s
Report
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on new certified staff training and registration.
Mr. Riordan gave an update on enrollment and the August 18, 2006 Teacher Institute
Day.
Mr. Hendricks gave an update on summer projects done to the building and grounds.
Dr. Briscoe gave an update on registration, the November 7, 2006 referendum and
the September 8th football game.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-028
AYES: Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
9:29 p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,
2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, September 20, 2006.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Dan Risley,
Steve Trotto (arrived at 6:45 pm), Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Linda Flanagan Vahl
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal, Joseph
McCurdy, Asst. Principal, Burt Odelson, Esq.
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto (arrived at
6:45 pm) and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to go into Closed
Session at 6:37 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-029
AYES: Amado, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Trotto
Mr. Trotto arrived at 6:45 pm
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to return and go
into Open Session at 8:03 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-030
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
2006-2007 Budget
Hearing
The hearing was open to the public at 8:05 p.m.
There were no questions.
The hearing was closed at 8:06 p.m.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Trotto to approve the
Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
minutes of the August 16, 2006, resignation of Barry Soraghan, resignation of Judy
Phalen, facility rental approvals and 2006-2007 Application for Recognition of
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Schools, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-031
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The August final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing the
members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by Mr.
Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the amount of
$430,377.39, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $11,216.04, Building Fund
bills in the amount of $9,267.48, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$7,743.74, Life Safety Fund bills in the amount of $13,154.83 and Salaries in the
amount of $272,403.39 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be
authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-032
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
2006-2007 Budget
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve the
2006-2007 budget, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-033
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Deficit Reduction
Plan
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
deficit reduction plan as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-034
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: Risley. President declared the motion carried.
1st Reading of Policy
Nos. 2:30, 2:50, 2:90,
2:120, 2:120-E, 2:210,
2:250, 2:260, 4:90, 4:90AP, 5:40, 5:100, 5:150,
5:160, 5:170, 5:170-AP2,
6:50, 6:80, 6:100, 6:150,
6:210, 6:230, 6:320, 7:80,
7:310 and 8:40
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
IASB and the District policy committee’s recommendations for 1st reading of policy
nos., as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-035
AYES: Amado, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado reported on the Life Safety Survey and staffing. The next Building &
Grounds committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Trotto reported on corporate sponsorships and the 2006-2007 budget.
Board Member
Reports
Mr. Tuomey reported that he attended the 1st SIT meeting and stated that the football
lights were great.
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Mr. O’Malley enjoyed the football light dedication.
Mr. Risley requested that Mr. Sullivan provide the Board of Education with a
quarterly report regarding his progress as the community liaison.
Mr. Amado gave an update on previous discussion regarding corporate sponsorships.
Mr. Trotto commended the Booster Club, shop class, band, OLCHS and
administration regarding the dedication of the football lights.
Mr. Hickey reiterated Mr. Trotto’s comments.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on Homecoming activities.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe gave an update on the Joint Conference in November, Homecoming
activities and the Referendum Committee.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to go into Closed
Session at 8:35 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows
0607-036
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Risley
Mr. Risley left at 8:36 p.m.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Trotto to return and go into
Open Session at 9:20 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-037
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Trotto to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-038
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
9:21 p.m.
Mr. Riordan gave an update on Life Tracks and the Honeywell Instant Alert system.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 10, 2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. The meeting
began at 7:03 p.m.
PRESENT: Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Dan Risley,
Steve Trotto, Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Joe Amado
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent,
Donna Johnson, IASB
Members Present
Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto, and
Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Risley to go into
Closed Session at 7:04 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters and
board self-evaluation. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-039
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to return and go
into Open Session at 9:33 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-040
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-041
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:34
p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, October 18, 2006.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 6:38 p.m.
PRESENT: Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and
Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Joseph Amado and James O’Malley
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal, Joseph
McCurdy, Asst. Principal.
Roll Call
Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey
were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to go into
Closed Session at 6:40 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters and
student discipline. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-042
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to return and go
into Open Session at 7:50 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-043
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student
Representative
Craig Maher, Student Council, reported on the upcoming student council events.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
minutes of the September 20, 2006, Regular Meeting closed minutes of September
20, 2006, Special Meeting Minutes of October 10, 2006, Special Meeting closed
minutes of October 10, 2006, resignation of Mark Kleemann as Athletic Director
beginning July 1, 2007, resignation of Mary Costello effective October 6, 2006,
facility rental approvals and Final Reading of Policy Nos. 2:30, 2:50, 2:90, 2:120,
2:120-E, 2:210, 2:250, 2:260, 4:90, 4:90-AP, 5:40, 5:90, 5:100, 5:150, 5:160, 5:170,
5:170-AP2, 6:50, 6:80, 6:100, 6:150, 6:210, 6:230, 6:320, 7:80, 7:310 and 8:40, as
presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
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0607-044
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The September final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing
the members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. Mr. Risley requested
clarification of several bills. A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr.
Risley that the Education Fund bills in the amount of $495,407.46, Tort Immunity
Fund bills in the amount of $4,146.36, Building Fund bills in the amount of
$70,211.40, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of $11,489.30 and Salaries in
the amount of $1,467,383.96 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be
authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-045
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve the
employment of Joan McCaw, Dean’s assistant, pending background check, at a step
one hourly rate of $9.55. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-046
AYES: Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Change of Bank
Depository
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the Corporate Resolution designating Fifth Third Bank as a depository for Oak Lawn
Community High School District 229 funds. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-047
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Amended 20062007 Budget
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Risley amend the 20062007 budget as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-048
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student Discipline
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl that in lieu
of expulsion, student #2007689 will enroll in the R.I.S.E. alternative education
program for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year. The student is eligible to
return to Oak Lawn Community High School on the first day of the 2007-2008
school year. Moreover, if the student does not enroll or follow the criteria of the
R.I.S.E. program, student #2007689 is expelled for the remainder of the 2006-2007
school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-049
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
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Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Hendricks gave an update on the October 2, 2006 10-year life safety survey and
annual walk through. The next Building & Grounds Committee meeting is
scheduled for November 14, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Risley reported that an Education & Curriculum Committee meeting is
scheduled for November 9, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Board Member
Reports
Mr. Risley thanked Mr. Hendricks for providing the invoices he requested, reported
that the signage on SW Highway “No Left Turn” was approved and requested a
report from Skip Sullivan, Community Liaison, at the next board meeting.
Ms. Flanagan Vahl requested a meeting be set to discuss Dr. Briscoe’s goals. A
special meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Tuomey congratulated students at the academic award ceremony and updated
the progress of the School Improvement Team.
Mr. Trotto encouraged board members to attend the Annual Joint Conference on
November 17, 18 & 19, 2006 in Chicago.
Mr. Hickey expressed his regrets for missing the Homecoming this year, reported
that the Principal from Eisenhower H.S. thanked the Board for the flowers that were
sent for the passing of one of their football players, and encouraged board members
to attend the Annual Joint Conference in November.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on the PTSA Craft Fair and the Fall Musical.
Mr. Riordan gave an update on the SIT efforts and the Parent-Teacher Conferences
on November 8 & 9, 1006.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe gave an update on the Committee for Strong Schools.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto to go into Closed
Session at 8:45 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows
0607-050
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Trotto to return and
go into Open Session at 9:30 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-051
AYES: Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
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Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Trotto to adjourn this meeting. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-052
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
9:31 p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON MONDAY,
OCTOBER 30, 2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Monday, October 30, 2006. The meeting
began at 6:30 p.m.
PRESENT: Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Steve Trotto, Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Joe Amado, John Hickey, Dan Risley
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Mike Riordan, Principal
Members Present
Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Steve Trotto, and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to go into
Closed Session at 6:31 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters and
student discipline. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-053
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to return
and go into Open Session at 6:49 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-054
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student Discipline
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to expel
student #2006128 for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. The student may be
eligible to return to Oak Lawn Community High School on the first day of school for
the 2008-2009 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-055
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to expel
student #2007238 for the 2006-2007 school year. The student may be eligible to return
to Oak Lawn Community High School on the first day of school for the 2007-2008
school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-056
AYES: Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Payment of Bill
A motion was made by Mr. O’Malley and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
payment as follows: Education Fund (10) in the amount of $8,575.20. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-057
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. O’Malley and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-058
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 6:54
p.m.
____________________________________
President, Board of Education
_________________________________
Secretary, Board of Education
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 9, 2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Thursday, November 9, 2006. The
meeting began at 8:21 p.m.
PRESENT: Linda Flanagan Vahl, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto, Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Joe Amado, John Hickey, James O’Malley
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent
Members Present
Linda Flanagan Vahl, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto, and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to go into
Closed Session at 8:22 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters and
Superintendent’s Semi-Annual Evaluation. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-059
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Risley to return and go into
Open Session at 8:50 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-060
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-061
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:51
p.m.
_________________________________
President, Board of Education
________________________________
Secretary, Board of Education
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15,
2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, November 15, 2006.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.
PRESENT: Joe Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, Dan Risley,
Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: James O’Malley
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal, Joseph
McCurdy, Asst. Principal and Burt Odelson, Attorney
Roll Call
Joe Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis
Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to go into Closed
Session at 6:46 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-062
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to return and go into
Open Session at 7:45 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-063
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student
Representative
Bill Lindelof and Deirdre McCarthy, Student Council, reported on the upcoming
student council events.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
minutes of the October 18, 2006, Regular Meeting closed minutes of October 18,
2006, Special Meeting minutes of October 30, 2006, Special Meeting closed minutes
of October 30, 2006, Special Meeting minutes of November 9, 2006, Special
Meeting closed minutes of November 9, 2006, waive the facility rental fee to Oak
Lawn Baseball according to the Oak Lawn Community High School facility rental
practices and policies, and approval of Richard Hendricks, Jean Paluszkiewcz and
Linda Schlimm as designated representatives of the board secretary to receive
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nominating papers of school board member candidates in the April 17, 2007
election, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-064
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The October final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing
the members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by
Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the amount
of $511,336.93, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $17,586.16, Building
Fund bills in the amount of $49,558.25, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$99,585.27 and Salaries in the amount of $1,028,941.30 be approved as presented
and the school treasurer be authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-065
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
employment of Sara Eassa, pending criminal background check, as a Mathematics
Teacher for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year, effective November 28,
2006, at a prorated salary of $26,455. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-066
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve Melanie
Cooper as a teacher assistant effective October 23, 2006 at step four hourly rate of
$14.88 per hour. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-067
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Levy Hearing and
Adoption
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to hold a public
hearing on its intent to adopt an aggregate levy on Wednesday, December 13, 2006
at 8:00 p.m. and adopt an aggregate levy following the hearing. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-068
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Estimated Levy
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve a 2006
estimated tax levy of $20,175,000. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-069
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
IASB
Recommended
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve
the IASB and the District policy committee’s recommendations for 1st reading of
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Policy Updates
policy nos. 2:10, 2:20, 2:50, 2:80, 2:110, 2:130, 2:140, 2:150, 2:200, 2:210, 2:220,
2:240, 3:10, 3:40, 3:60, 4:10, 4:40, 4:170, 5:30, 5:90 and 7:270, as presented. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-070
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Accept Bid for
Fitness Center
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to accept
the $109,320 bid of Professional Fitness Concepts, Inc. for fitness center equipment.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-071
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Approval of June
30, 2006 Audit
Report
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve the
June 30, 2006 financial report, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-072
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
2007-2008
Curriculum
Proposals
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado that the 2007-2008
curriculum modifications be approved as presented and endorsed by the Education
and Curriculum Committee of the Board of Education. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-073
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: Trotto. President declared the motion carried.
SICA Litigation
Settlement
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
settlement of the SICA lawsuit as presented by Burt Odelson, legal counsel of Oak
Lawn Community High School District 229. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-074
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado reported that a Building & Grounds Committee meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Risley gave an overview of the Education & Curriculum Committee meeting on
November 9, 2006.
Board Member
Reports
Mr. Tuomey reported that he attended the fall musical “Annie”, gave an update on
the progress of the School Improvement Team, reported that he met with Carol
Gustafson, attended the Sports Awards Night, the Parent-Teacher Conferences, the
NHS Induction and is looking forward to attending the IASB Conference this
weekend in Chicago.
Mr. Amado expressed that the OLCHS band was very professionally while marching
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in the Hometown Veteran’s Day Parade and would like to commend Mr. Konwerski,
wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and expressed his disappointment of the
failing of the referendum.
Mr. Trotto wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Mr. Hickey reported there is a Special Meeting scheduled for December 6, 2006 at
7:30 p.m., expressed his disappointment of the failing of the referendum and wished
everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and thanked Mr. Odelson on the settlement of the
SICA litigation.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on the Parent-Teacher conferences, computer classes
for Senior Citizens, next year’s Homecoming activities and OLCHS’ safety &
security procedures.
Mr. Riordan gave an update on PSAE scores, the Mission/Vision and Values
Committee, posting of the AD position for the 07/08 school year and available grant
money to hold night school for students at risk.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe gave an update on the NHS induction, thanked Mr. Odelson on
successfully settling the SICA litigation, the referendum results and the outstanding
performance of the fall musical “Annie”.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-075
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
8:35 p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY,
DECEMBER 6, 2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, December 6, 2006. The
meeting began at 7:38 p.m.
PRESENT: Joe Amado, John Hickey, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Rick Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business and Mike Riordan, Principal
Members Present
Joe Amado, John Hickey, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. Amado to go into Closed
Session at 7:39 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters and
student discipline. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-076
AYES: Amado, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. Risley to return and go into
Open Session at 9:17 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-077
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student Discipline
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado to expel student
#2006582 for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. The student may be eligible
to return to Oak Lawn Community High School on the first day of school for the 20082009 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-078
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-079
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:18
p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13,
2006
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, December 13, 2006.
Vice President Trotto called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Daniel Risley, Stephen Trotto,
Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: John Hickey, James O’Malley
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business and Joseph McCurdy, Asst. Principal
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Daniel Risley, Stephen Trotto and Travis
Tuomey were present.
Student
Representative
Craig Maher, Student Council, reported on the upcoming student council events.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve
the Consent Agenda, excluding item B, and which included the Monthly Financial
Report, Regular Meeting closed minutes of November 15, 2006, Special Meeting
minutes of December 6, 2006, Special Meeting closed minutes of December 6, 2006,
waive the facility rental fee to Ridgeland School District 122 according to the Oak
Lawn Community High School facility rental practices and policies, and approval of
policy nos. 2:10, 2:20, 2:50, 2:80, 2:110, 2:130, 2:140, 2:150, 2:200, 2:210, 2:220,
2:240, 3:10, 3:40, 3:60, 4:10, 4:40, 4:170, 5:30, 5:90 and 7:270, as presented. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-080
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The November final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing
the members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by
Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the amount
of $476,679.71, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $6,229.43, Building
Fund bills in the amount of $59,245.55, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$53,898.77 and Salaries in the amount of $979,423.81 be approved as presented and
the school treasurer be authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-081
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Mr. Amado gave an update of the December 6, 2006 Building and Grounds
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Committee
Reports
Committee meeting and reported that a meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January
16, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Board Member
Reports
Ms. Flanagan Vahl gave an update on the A.E.R.O. Special Ed. Cooperative
celebration on November 30th, requested investigating the possibility of adopting a
message therapy program for students to relieve stress similar to the one at Glenbard
West and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Mr. Trotto gave an update on a program for students, interested in the medical field,
at Oswego High School with a local hospital and would like OLCHS to investigate
the possibility of a similar program with Christ Advocate.
Mr. Tuomey thanked Ms. Land for the International Club “Simply Ethnic”
cookbook, gave an update on the two SIT meetings he attended, the IASB Joint
Annual Conference, the winter athletic programs and wished everyone a Merry
Christmas.
Mr. Risley reported that he will be out of town for the January 16th meeting, thanked
Coach Haubenreiser on her recruitment efforts and gave high accolades to the choir
on their performance at Simmons.
Mr. Amado expressed that the Winter Fine Arts concert was phenomenal and wished
everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Public Hearing –
2006 Tax Levy
Hearing opened at 8:10 p.m.
There were no comments or questions.
Hearing closed at 8:11 p.m.
Approval of Tax
Levy for 2006
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
Resolution to Adopt Tax Levy for 2006 as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-082
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Approval of
Property Tax
Extension Act
Resolution
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
Resolution Authorizing Reduction of Certain Fund Levies for the 2006 Levy year as
presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-083
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Risley
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Resolution for
April 17, 2007
Referendum
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adopt the
attached resolution, providing for a .22% increase in the limiting tax rate for the
2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 levy years, placing a referendum on the ballot of the
consolidated election to be held on April 17, 2007. Upon roll call the vote was as
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follows:
0607-084
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Parking
Agreement/
Extension
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the Fifth
Amendment to Lease Agreement with Advocate Christ Medical Center for use of the
Spartan Athletic Complex parking lot during 2007. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-085
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
2006/2007 Budget
Change-Mentoring
After School &
Student Support
Programs
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to amend the 20062007 budget for the award of the $50,000 Mentoring After School and Student
Support Grant as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-086
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Approval of
Minutes
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
minutes of the meeting of November 15, 2006 as amended. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-087
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on Scuba Santa (DiveHeart – making possibilities for
disabilities), final Exams and IHSA honoring the top 100 all-time basketball players
in Illinois.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe extended congratulations to the choir and band on the outstanding
Christmas Holiday Concert, gave an update on the Annual Report regarding the
PSAE scores and set a date for a special meeting on January 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-088
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
8:35 p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON MONDAY,
JANUARY 8, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Monday, January 8, 2007. The meeting
began at 7:10 p.m.
PRESENT: Joe Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, Dan Risley,
and Travis Tuomey (arrived at 7:13 p.m.)
ABSENT: James O’Malley and Steve Trotto
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent and Mike Riordan, Principal
Members Present
Joe Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, Dan Risley and were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to go into
Closed Session at 7:11 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters and
student discipline. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-089
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Tuomey
Mr. Tuomey arrived at 7:13 p.m.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to return and go into
Open Session at 7:44 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-090
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student Discipline
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to expel student
#2010491 for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year, the entire 2007-2008 school
year, and the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year. The student may be eligible
to return to Oak Lawn Community High School on the first day of school for the
second semester of the 2008-2009 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-091
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-092
AYES: Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:45
p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m.
PRESENT: John Hickey, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Stephen Trotto
and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Joseph Amado, Daniel Risley
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal and
Joseph McCurdy, Asst. Principal
Roll Call
John Hickey, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Stephen Trotto and Travis
Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to go into
Closed Session at 6:37 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-093
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to return and go
into Open Session at 7:52 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-094
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student
Representative
Craig Maher, Student Council, reported on the upcoming student council events.
Recognition &
Awards
The Board of Education recognized students John DiDominicis, Kathy Szponder,
Lauren Schuld, Megan Sullivan, Danielle Zalesny and Sam Manuzak and staff
members Ellen Luckring, Sara May, Shannon DeMatteo and Kim Pawlicki for their
hard work on Operation Santa Claus.
Public Comment
Mrs. Mary Lou Harker addressed the board regarding the “No Left Turn” sign on
Southwest Highway.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve the
Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
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minutes of December 13, 2006, Special Meeting minutes of January 8, 2007, Special
Meeting closed minutes of January 8, 2007, approve the resignation of Rosa Rios
effective January 22, 2007, waive the facility rental fee for “A Committee For
Strong Schools” according to the Oak Lawn Community High School facility rental
practices and approval of the 2007-2008 School Calendar, as presented. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-095
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The December final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing
the members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by
Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey that the Education Fund bills in the amount
of $662,317.29, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $123,175.54, Building
Fund bills in the amount of $100,713.28, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$68,346.76, Life Safety Fund in the amount of $104.76 and Salaries in the amount of
$990,583.83 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be authorized to sign
payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-096
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Approval of Revised
Mission/Vision/Values
Statements
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve the
revised Oak Lawn Community High School Mission/Vision/Values Statements, as
presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-097
AYES: Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Approval of 10Year Life Safety
Survey
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve the Life
Safety Decennial Survey, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-098
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Approval of
Designation of Person
Responsible for
Preparation of 07/08
Tentative Budget
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to adopt the
following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of Oak Lawn
Community High School District 229 in the County of Cook, State of Illinois, that
the Assistant Superintendent for Business is hereby appointed to prepare a tentative
budget for the district for the 2007-2008 fiscal year. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-099
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Approval to
Establish 20072008 Fiscal Year
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to adopt the
following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of Oak Lawn
Community High School District 229 in the County of Cook, State of Illinois, that
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the next fiscal year for the district shall be established as July 1, 2007 through June
30, 2008. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-100
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Hendricks gave an update of the Building & Grounds Committee meeting on
January 16, 2007, which covered the 10-Year Life Safety Survey, summer projects
and the fitness center renovation. A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6,
2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Board Member
Reports
Ms. Flanagan Vahl expressed her unhappiness with the Illinois State Board of
Education vendor responsible for mishandling our PSAE exam results and thanked
the Board members and administration for all of the time they have been putting in.
Mr. Tuomey expressed his thanks to the members of the School Improvement Team
for all their work and time. Members of the committee are as follows: Carey
Cranston, Mike Riordan, Cathy Morrin, Janet Barry, Scott Atkins, Adam Zwirkoski,
Janice Voight, Jancie Langer, Brian Clifton, Natalia Venturini, Brenda Lynch, Sue
Szala, Brian Brandt, Jessica Nickless, Michelle Domel, Nanette Smith, Ibtessam
Asfour, Sue Deplaris, Tom Murphy, Meghan Deplaris and Dennis Evashenk. Mr.
Tuomey inquired about parents feedback regarding “Instant Alert”.
Mr. Trotto expressed his congratulations on the adoption of the revised
Mission/Vision/Values Statements and wished everyone a “Happy New Year”.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. Riordan thanked the Board of Education for their support and approval of the
revised Mission/Vision/Values Statement, gave an update on textbook adoption and
Curriculum Night.
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on Operation Santa Claus.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe expressed his appreciation for the outstanding effort and outcome
produced by the entire School Improvement Team.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to go into
Closed Session at 8:45 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-101
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Flanagan Vahl
Ms. Flanagan Vahl left at 9:35 p.m.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. O’Malley and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to return and go
into Open Session at 9:51 p.m. and continue the meeting.
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MINUTES JANUARY 24, 2007
0607-102
AYES: Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-103
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
9:52 p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON MONDAY,
JANUARY 29, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Monday, January 29, 2007. The meeting
began at 6:50 p.m.
PRESENT: John Hickey, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Rick Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business
Members Present
John Hickey, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey and were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Risley to go into Closed
Session at 6:51 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-104
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Trotto to return and go into
Open Session at 8:00 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-105
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Hickey to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-106
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:01
p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Thursday, February 8, 2007. The meeting
began at 7:00 p.m.
PRESENT: Joe Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley,
Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Dan Risley
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Joe McCurdy, Asst. Principal
Members Present
Joe Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Steve Trotto and
Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to go into
Closed Session at 7:01 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters and
student discipline. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-107
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
McCurdy
Mr. McCurdy left @ 7:30 p.m.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to return and go
into Open Session at 9:50 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-108
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student Discipline
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Amado to expel student
#2010020 for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year, the entire 2007-2008 school
year, and the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year. The student may be eligible
to return to Oak Lawn Community High School on the first day of school for the
second semester of the 2008-2009 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-109
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-110
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:53
p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 6:13 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl (arrived at 6:20 p.m.),
John Hickey, Dan Risley, Stephen Trotto and Travis Tuomey
(arrived at 6:16 p.m.)
ABSENT:
James O’Malley
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal, Joseph
McCurdy, Asst. Principal and Burt Odelson, Attorney
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, Dan Risley, Stephen Trotto and
Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Trotto to go into Closed
Session at 6:14 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, and collective bargaining. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-111
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to return and go
into Open Session at 7:48 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-112
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student
Representative
Craig Maher, Student Council, reported on the upcoming student council events.
Recognition &
Awards
None.
Public Comment
None.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
closed minutes of January 24, 2007, Special Meeting minutes of January 29, 2007,
Special Meeting closed minutes of January 29, 2007, Special Meeting minutes of
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February 8, 2007, Special Meeting closed minutes of February 8, 2007, and approve
the resignation of Susan Orbon effective January 17, 2007, as presented, excluding
Item B. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-113
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The January final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing
the members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by
Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the amount
of $733,454.70, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $17,371.35, Building
Fund bills in the amount of $80,858.04, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$7,447.71, and Salaries in the amount of $951,993.81 be approved as presented and
the school treasurer be authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-114
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado, pending
satisfactory criminal background check, to approve the hiring of Mr. Patrick Keeley
as a 12-month Division Chair for Athletics and Music for the 2007-2008 school year
at a base salary of $94,000. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-115
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Jeanne Horacek as a 10-month secretary effective February 12, 2007
at a step six hourly rate of $19.18. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-116
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Approval of 20072008 Textbook
Adoptions
Mr. Risley requested a spreadsheet on textbooks next year that identifies all of the
textbooks we have and length of time we have been using them. A motion was
made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the 2007-2008 new
textbook proposals, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-117
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Approval of
Photographer for
2007-2008
Mr. Risley requested specifics on what issues we did not like with the former
photography company. A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr.
Amado to approve the proposal of Visual Image Photography, Inc. for photography
services for the 2007-2008 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-118
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
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2007-2008 Proposed
Budget Reductions
Recommended to
Administration
A motion was made by Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. Amado to direct the
administration to negotiate with the union as to possibly outsourcing support staff.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-119
AYES: Hickey, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. Amado to direct the
administration to comply with the union contract in notifying the union and the four
specific individuals in the certified and support staff as discussed in closed session as
to the non-renewal for the 2007-2008 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-120
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. Amado to direct the
administration to comply with the union contract in notifying the 56 specific
individuals discussed in closed session as to their non-renewal for their extracurricular positions for the 2007-2008 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-121
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado reported that a Building & Grounds Committee meeting is scheduled for
March 6, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Board Member
Reports
Mr. Tuomey gave an update on the School Improvement Team, the summer
Freshman Academy, discussed the growing Hispanic population and attended the
girls Basketball Sectionals.
Mr. Trotto reported that a Special Meeting on March 6, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. is
scheduled.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on the meeting to review the current student
handbook.
Mr. Riordan gave an update on registration for the 2007-2008 school year and an
after school program for social and emotional students.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe gave an update on the Annual Report, the Referendum Committee and
reported it has been 40 years since OLCHS has received a tax increase.
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Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-122
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
8:10 p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 26, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Monday, February 26, 2007. The meeting
began at 7:04 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Daniel Risley,
Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey (arrived at 7:13 p.m.)
ABSENT: John Hickey
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Mike Riordan, Principal
Members Present
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Daniel Risley, Steve Trotto and
Travis Tuomey (arrived at 7:13 p.m.) were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to go into
Closed Session at 7:05 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider legal matters
and student discipline. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-123
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Amado
Mr. Amado left at 7:22 p.m.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to return and
go into Open Session at 7:48 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-124
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student Discipline
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to expel student
#2009138 for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year and the entire 2007-2008
school year. The student may return to Oak Lawn Community High School, if eligible,
on the first day of school for the 2008-2009 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-125
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to expel
student #2009037 for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year and the entire 20072008 school year. The student may return to Oak Lawn Community High School, if
eligible, on the first day of school for the 2008-2009 school year. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-126
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Risley and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-127
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:49
p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 14, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. The meeting
began at 6:34 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado (arrived at 7:36 p.m.), Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey,
James O’Malley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: Daniel Risley
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Rick Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Burt Odelson, Attorney
Members Present
Joseph Amado (arrived at 7:36 p.m.), Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James
O’Malley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to go into
Closed Session at 6:35 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, legal matters or
pending litigation and superintendent evaluation. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-128
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Amado
Mr. Amado arrived at 7:36 p.m.
Hendricks
Mr. Hendricks left at 8:20 p.m.
Odelson
Mr. Odelson left at 8:20 p.m.
Open Session
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado to return
and go into Open Session at 9:11 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-129
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Oak Lawn Baseball
A motion was made by Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. Amado to direct Assistant
Superintendent to prepare a contract with Oak Lawn Baseball to lease the baseball
fields at the Spartan Complex pursuant to the financial concerns discussed in closed
sessions. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-130
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Hickey and seconded by Mr. Amado to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-131
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:13
p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, March 21, 2007.
Vice President Trotto called the meeting to order at 6:47 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Dan Risley,
Stephen Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT:
John Hickey
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Dan Risley, Stephen Trotto
and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to go into Closed
Session at 6:48 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-132
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to return and
go into Open Session at 7:45 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-133
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Student
Representative
Craig Maher, Student Council, reported on the upcoming student council events.
Recognition &
Awards
None.
Public Comment
James McHugh addressed the Board.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
minutes of January 24, 2007, Regular Meeting minutes of February 21, 2007,
Regular Meeting closed minutes of February 21, 2007, Special Meeting minutes of
February 26, 2007, Special Meeting closed minutes of February 26, 2007, Special
Meeting minutes of March 14, 2007, Special Meeting closed minutes of March 14,
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2007, the approval of resignation of Kimberly Pawlicki, Allyson Foley, Sandra
Jones, Marcia Sokoloski at the conclusion of the 2006-2007 school year, and the
approval of resignation of James Merlo effective March 7, 2007, as presented. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-134
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The February final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing
the members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by
Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the
amount of $472,819.80, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $5,403.89,
Building Fund bills in the amount of $78,082.07, Transportation Fund bills in the
amount of $86,952.14, Life Safety Fund bills in the amount of 3,548.24 and Salaries
in the amount of $1,000,694.74 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be
authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-135
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. O’Malley, to adopt
resolutions authorizing notice of non-renewal of probationary teachers Emily Buys,
Sara Eassa, Nicholas Grijalva, Melissa Stehney and Angel Wheaton, and full-time
substitutes, Mary Bromann, Erin Dempsey, Theodore Kahriman, Stephanie
Katzenberger and Amy Simenas, stating that their employment shall terminate at the
close of the 2006-2007 school term, and that a copy of the resolution be made part of
the official minutes. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-136
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to adopt
resolutions authorizing notice of non-renewal for the following support staff: Mary
Egan, Joe Giglio Sr., Joe Steppie, Andy Marc, James McHugh, Chester Zielinski,
Don DuVall, Joe Giglio Jr., Gail Hackstock, Robert Hrebic, Ed Kalafut, Jennifer
Maloney, Rich McMaster, Don Nelson, Bill Oldham, Dennis Sepessy, Roger
Sklenica, Bill Stumpf and Joseph Zielinski, stating that their employment shall
terminate on June 30, 2007, and that a copy of the resolution be made part of the
official minutes. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-137
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: Trotto. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Certified Staffing
Needs for 20072008
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
employment of 119.1 FTE certified staff for the 2007-2008 school year. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-138
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
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NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Security Firm
Agreement
Extension
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
service agreement with A&R Security Services, Inc. for one year ending March 31,
2008 at an hourly rate of $12.27 per hour. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-139
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
AT&T Agreement
Extension
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve a 3-year
service agreement extension with AT&T at $400.00 per month, Band A local calling
at $0.010 per minute, Band B local calling at $0.024 per minute, and local toll (long
distance) at $0.036 per minute. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-140
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
ABSTAIN: O’Malley
NAYS: Risley. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado gave an update of the on the Building & Grounds Committee meeting of
March 6, 2007. A meeting is scheduled for April 5, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Risley submitted a list of textbooks to Mr. Riordan and requested some
clarification.
Board Member
Reports
Mr. Tuomey reported that he attended two School Improvement Team meetings,
attended the Chamber Luncheon, the last teacher institute day was spent on security
measures, thanked the parents, students and Dr. Briscoe for their work for the
referendum committee, and thanked the City of Hometown on their support of the
referendum.
Mr. Risley reported he attended the Sectionals for Basketball and commended
OLCHS administration and staff on the awesome job in maintaining control of the
large crowd and also commended the effort of everyone on the referendum
committee and is looking forward to the referendum passing.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. Riordan gave an update on the 2006 Illinois School Report Card.
Mr. Hendricks reported that he received a letter from Peter Parrillo who files claims
to recalculate state aid. Consensus of the Board is that Mr. Hendricks should
negotiate with him and bring agreement to the Board at the April meeting for
approval.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe gave an update on the Referendum Committee and the Spartan
Educational Foundation fundraiser is March 25, 2006 from 1-3 p.m.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
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0607-141
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried and the meeting
adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON THURSDAY,
APRIL 5, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Thursday, April 5, 2007. The meeting
began at 6:33 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley,
Dan Risley, Steve Trotto, Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Rick Hendricks,
Asst. Superintendent-Business, Amy Zale, Esq.,
Odelson & Sterk, Ltd.
Members Present
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Dan Risley, Steve
Trotto and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to go into
Closed Session at 6:35 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-142
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to return and go into
Open Session at 7:17 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-143
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Reconsider Motion
Regarding
A.E.R.O./PRIDE
Students
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Risley to reconsider adding
Special Education classroom/staff so that some students would return to OLCHS from
the PRIDE program at A.E.R.O. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-144
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Flanagan Vahl
ABSTAIN: Hickey
NAYS: Amado, Tuomey. President declared the motion carried.
A.E.R.O./PRIDE
Students
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to add Special
Education classroom/staff of students who would return to OLCHS from the PRIDE
program at A.E.R.O. beginning the 2007-2008 school term. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-145
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: Trotto. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll
call the vote was as follows:
0607-146
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:40
p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, April 18, 2007.
President Hickey called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley,
Dan Risley, Stephen Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT:
None
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal, Joseph
McCurdy, Assistant Principal, Mark Sterk, Attorney
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Dan Risley,
Stephen Trotto and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to go into Closed
Session at 6:41p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-147
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to return and go
into Open Session at 7:49 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-148
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student
Representative
Craig Maher, Student Council, reported on the upcoming student council events.
Recognition &
Awards
Cross Country Africa Trip presentation.
Dr. Briscoe presented a plaque to Mr. Hickey commemorating his 10 years of
service on the Oak Lawn Community High School District 229 Board of Education.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
minutes of March 21, 2007, Regular Meeting closed minutes of March 21, 2007,
Special Meeting minutes of April 5, 2007, Special Meeting closed minutes of April
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5, 2007, Closed Session minutes from July 20, 2005 through March 14, 2007 remain
closed, resignation of John Sipple, teacher at the conclusion of 2006-2007 school
year, approval of a childbirth leave of absence for Krista Mannion starting May 11,
2007 for remainder of 2nd semester of 2006-2007 school year, resignation of Mary
Haubenreiser, resignation of Erin Mulcahy, approve facility rental to the Girl Scouts
of South Cook County, and approve facility rental to St. Gerald’s school waiving the
fee, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-149
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The March final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing the
members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by Mr.
Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the amount of
$466,262.25, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $5,553.12, Building Fund
bills in the amount of $55,867.93, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$12,781.84, Life Safety Fund bills in the amount of $5,642.75 and Salaries in the
amount of $1,467,321.81 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be
authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-150
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado, pending
satisfactory criminal background check, approve the employment of Julia Swenson
as a Family Consumer Science Teacher, at a salaried rate of $46,780.00 for the
2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-151
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Emily Buys as a Special Education Teacher, at a salaried rate of
$46,780.00 for the 2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-152
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Melissa Stehney as a Social Worker, at a salaried rate of $55,637.00
for the 2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-153
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Sara Eassa as a Mathematics Teacher, at a salaried rate of
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$45,335.00 for the 2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-154
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado, pending
satisfactory criminal background check, approve the employment of Karyn Horn, as
a Mathematics Teacher, at a salaried rate of $52,320.00 for the 2007-2008 school
year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-155
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Administrative &
Exempt
Compensation
2007/2008
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
administrative and exempt employees salaries for the 2007-2008 school year in an
amount of $28,228 over the 2006-2007 total. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-156
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. Vice President declared the motion carried.
Superintendent
Contract
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
amendments in the Superintendent’s contract that were made at the Special Meeting
on March 14th. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-157
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Ronald McDonald
House First
Amendment to
Ground Lease
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to table this
item. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-158
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Support Staff
Retirement
Incentive Plan
Change
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
Memorandum of Understanding with the Oak Lawn Teachers Union, as presented.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-159
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adoption of 20072008 Student
Discipline Code
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adopt the 20072008 Parent/Student Handbook and Student Discipline Code, as presented. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
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0607-160
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado reported a Building & Grounds Committee meeting is scheduled for
May 8, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Trotto reported a Finance & Education Funding Committee meeting is
scheduled for May 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Board Member
Reports
Ms. Flanagan Vahl reported she will be attending an IASB Workshop for Board of
Education secretaries on April 27th and expressed her appreciation to the
community’s investment in OLCHS and students and their hard work on the
referendum.
Mr. Tuomey reported that he attended the SEF Annual Fundraiser, the referendum
committee senior citizen pasta dinner and wished Mr. Hickey best of luck.
Mr. Risley expressed his appreciation to the referendum committee and wished Mr.
Hickey best wishes.
Mr. Amado thanked everyone for voting “yes” for the referendum and expressed his
pleasure of serving with Mr. Hickey on the OLCHS 229 Board of Education.
Mr. Trotto thanked the referendum committee and Dr. Briscoe for their hard work on
getting the referendum passed and wished Mr. Hickey best wishes.
Mr. Hickey expressed his gratitude to the Board of Education and thanked Dr.
Briscoe and staff for their hard work.
Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. Riordan expressed that he was proud to be part of OLCHS during the
referendum and thanked Mr. Hickey for his personal support.
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on the Recognition Dinner on April 19, 2007 and the
1967 Tornado Commemorative Ceremony in the Media Center on April 21, 2007 at
2:00 p.m.
Mr. Hendricks reported that OLCHS 229 received a $72,000 grant from the ISBE for
FY 2007 Textbook Loan Program and OLCHS 229 received a Certificate of
Financial Recognition from the ISBE.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe reported that the Spartan Educational Foundation raised enough money
to award 6 - $1,500 scholarships, workshops are available for newly elected Board
of Education members and Board of Education Presidents and congratulated and
thanked parents, student, staff, senior citizens and the Board of Education for their
support and work on successfully getting the referendum passed on April 17th.
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Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to adjourn this meeting. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-161
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
8:40 p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 25, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, April 25, 2007. The meeting
began at 6:45 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley,
Dan Risley (arrived at 6:47 p.m.), Stephen Trotto, Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Rick Hendricks,
Asst. Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal
Members Present
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, John Hickey, James O’Malley, Dan Risley
(arrived at 6:47 p.m.), Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to go into
Closed Session at 6:46 p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the district, collective bargaining, rental of property, and legal matters.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-162
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Risley
Mr. Risley arrived at 6:47 p.m.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to return and go into
Open Session at 9:05 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-163
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment and/or
Dismissal of
Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
resignation of Division Chair, Lee Stanley, effective at the conclusion of the 2006-2007
school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-164
AYES: Hickey, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Karen Smith as a Business Teacher, at a salaried rate of $43,892 for the
2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-165
AYES: O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Hickey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Hickey
Mr. Hickey left at 9:05 p.m.
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Theodore J. Kahriman as a Business Teacher, at a salaried rate of
$46,409 for the 2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-166
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-167
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:07
p.m.
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
DISTRICT 229, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY,
MAY 9, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229, Cook
County, Illinois, met in special session at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. The meeting
began at 7:15 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Mike Federico, James O’Malley,
Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Rick Hendricks,
Asst. Superintendent-Business
Members Present
Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Mike Federico, James O’Malley, Dan Risley,
Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey were present.
President Pro Temp
Ms. Flanagan Vahl was nominated as President Pro Temp by Mr. Trotto and seconded
by Mr. Amado.
The following is the show the show of hands for President Pro Temp.
Linda Flanagan Vahl as President Pro Temp: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Federico,
O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
Ms. Flanagan Vahl - 7 votes
Ms. Flanagan Vahl was voted as President Pro Temp.
Roll Call
The President Pro Temp called for a roll call. Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl,
Mike Federico, James O’Malley, Dan Risley, Steve Trotto and Travis Tuomey were
present.
Nominations for
President
The President Pro Temp called for nominations for President.
Mr. Trotto was nominated as President by Mr. O’Malley and seconded by Mr. Risley.
Mr. Amado was nominated as President by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado.
Mr. Tuomey was nominated as President by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley
There were no other nominations.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado to close
nominations for President. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-168
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Federico, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. The motion carried.
The following is the show-of-hands vote for President:
Steve Trotto for President: Federico, O’Malley, Trotto
Joe Amado for President: Risley, Amado
Travis Tuomey for President: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Tuomey
Steve Trotto - 3 votes
Joe Amado - 2 votes
Travis Tuomey - 3 votes
(Mr. Amado voted twice, therefore, the process was redone as follows.)
Mr. Trotto was nominated as President by Mr. O’Malley and seconded by Mr. Risley.
Mr. Amado was nominated as President by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Tuomey.
Mr. Tuomey was nominated as President by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Federico.
There were no other nominations.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to close
nominations for President. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-169
AYES: Federico, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. The motion carried.
The following is the show-of-hands vote for President:
Steve Trotto for President: Trotto, Federico, O’Malley
Joe Amado for President: Risley, Amado
Travis Tuomey for President: Tuomey, Flanagan Vahl
Steve Trotto - 3 votes
Joe Amado - 2 votes
Travis Tuomey - 2 votes
Steve Trotto was voted as President
Oath Administered
Stephen Trotto, Joseph Amado, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Mike Federico, James O’Malley,
Dan Risley, and Travis Tuomey were sworn in as members of the OLCHS District 229
Board of Education.
Nominations for
Vice President
Mr. Amado was nominated as Vice President by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr.
Federico.
Mr. Tuomey was nominated as Vice President by Mr. O’Malley and seconded by Ms.
Flanagan Vahl. There were no other nominations.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to close nominations
for Vice President. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-170
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Federico, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
The following is the show-of-hands vote for Vice President:
Mr. Amado for Vice President: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Federico, O’Malley, Risley,
Trotto & Tuomey
Mr. Tuomey for Vice President: None
Mr. Amado - 7 votes
Mr. Tuomey - 0 votes
Mr. Amado was voted as Vice President.
Nominations for
Secretary
Ms. Flanagan Vahl was nominated as Secretary by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr.
Risley. There were no other nominations.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to close nominations
for Secretary. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-171
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Federico, O’Malley, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
The following is the show-of-hands vote for Secretary:
Ms. Flanagan Vahl: Tuomey, Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Federico, O’Malley,
Risley, Trotto
Ms. Flanagan Vahl - 7 votes
Ms. Flanagan Vahl was voted as Secretary.
Establish Meeting
Dates & Times
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Trotto to approve the
following regular board meeting dates for the 2007-2008 school year, as presented.
0607-172
AYES: Amado, Flanagan Vahl, Federico, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved by
Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-173
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Federico, O’Malley, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:41
p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 16, 2007.
President Trotto called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Mike Federico, Linda Flanagan Vahl,
Dan Risley, Stephen Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT:
James O’Malley
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business, Michael Riordan, Principal, Joseph
McCurdy, Assistant Principal, Mark Sterk, Attorney
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, Mike Federico, Linda Flanagan Vahl, Dan Risley, Stephen Trotto
and Travis Tuomey were present.
Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado to go into Closed
Session at 6:34p.m. for the purpose of discussion to consider student discipline.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-174
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Open Session
A motion was made by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado to return and go into
Open Session at 7:45 p.m. and continue the meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-175
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Student
Representative
Mike Zero, Student Council, reported on the upcoming student council events.
Recognition &
Awards
Members of the Journalism Team received recognition for the second straight IHSA
Sectional Championship: Jeff Budlove, Jackie Jimenez, Ashley LaVela, Jon
Earnest, Alexis Smith, Emily Masek, Angie Nalepa, Sam Rusher, Elle Opitz and
Katie Marovitch.
Public Comment
Ronald Kapp, Elizabeth Fredericks, Prudence Yontez, Robert Streit and Judy
Doornbos addressed the Board.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
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minutes of April 18, 2007, Regular Meeting closed minutes of April 18, 2007,
Special Meeting minutes of April 25, 2007, Special Meeting closed minutes of April
25, 2007, Special Meeting minutes of May 9, 2007, amended 2006-2007 school
calendar, amended 2007-2008 school calendar, IHSA membership dues for 20072008, Encumbrance and Expenditure Authorization, Fund Transfer, A.E.R.O. 20072008 Budget, resignation of Jeff Totsch effective end of 2006-2007 school year, a
facility rental request from Chicago State University, a facility rental request from
the Cross Country group, Dive Heart Foundation, University School and Marine
Corps League of Burbank. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-176
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The April final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing the
members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by Mr.
Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the amount
of $383,388.66, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $5,595.99, Building
Fund bills in the amount of $51,865.50, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$50,647.40, Life Safety Fund bills in the amount of $3,900.51 and Salaries in the
amount of $946,359.35 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be
authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-177
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley, pending
satisfactory criminal background check, approve the employment of Jamie
Holowach as a Science Teacher, at a salaried rate of $43,892 for the 2007-2008
school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-178
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley, pending
satisfactory background check, approve the employment of Michael Sunquist as a
Special Education Teacher, at a salaried rate of $43,892 for the 2007-2008 school
year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-179
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Trotto, pending
satisfactory background check, approve the employment of Jamie Quintavalle as a
Special Education Teacher, at a salaried rate of $45,217 for the 2007-2008 school
year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-180
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
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A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the Memorandum of Understanding with the Oak Lawn Teachers Union as
presented, reinstate for the 2007-2008 school year: Joe Giglio, Sr., Joe Steppie,
Andy Marc, Jim McHugh, Chet Zielinski, Don DuVall, Joe Giglio, Jr., Gail
Hackstock, Robert Hrebic, Ed Kalafut, Jennifer Maloney, Don Nelson, Bill Oldham,
Dennis Sepessy, Roger Sklenica, Bill Stumpf, and Joe Zielinski, and direct the
administration to solicit bids for the outsourcing of support staff positions starting
with the 2008-2009 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-181
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to accept the
resignation of Rich McMaster to effect his retirement on June 18, 2007 under the
provisions of the support staff retirement incentive plan. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-182
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Reinstate Clubs &
Activities
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the
reinstatement of 34 extracurricular stipend positions that were scheduled for
elimination for the 2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was
as follows:
0607-183
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Reduction of
Student Fees for
2007-2008
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to reduce the
student fees from $375 to $275 beginning the 2007-2008 school year. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-184
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
HVAC Ventilation
Bids
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Federico to accept the
$335,100 Total Bid from Amber Mechanical Contractors for HVAC life safety
work. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-185
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
RMHC
Amendment #1 to
Contract
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Risley to approve the First
Amendment to Ground Lease with Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Upon roll call the vote as follows:
0607-186
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Tuomey
NAYS: Trotto. President declared the motion carried.
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Sodexho Contract
Extension
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Tuomey to approve
an extension of the Sodexho School services contract for six years through 20122013 school year as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-187
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: Risley. President declared the motion carried.
Student Discipline
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Federico to expel student
#2009604 for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year, the entire 2007-2008
school year, and the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year. The student may
be eligible to return to Oak Lawn Community High School on the first day of the
second semester of the 2008-2009 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-188
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Bond Counsel
A motion was made by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Federico to table this item.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-189
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Amado, Federico
NAYS: Flanagan Vahl, Tuomey. President declared the motion carried.
Board Member
Committee
Reports
Mr. Amado reported a Building & Grounds Committee meeting was held on May 9,
2007 where HVAC/Life Safety bids, staffing and summer projects were discussed.
Board Member
Reports
Ms. Flanagan Vahl reported that she attended the OLCHS Tornado Commemorative
Ceremony on April 21st, thanked everyone for attending the meeting tonight and
extended her sorrow about the reasons why and expressed that as a board member
she will act responsibly to make the best decision she can to serve our community.
Mr. Federico expressed his excitement and is looking forwarding to working with
this school board for the next four years.
Mr. Tuomey reported that he attended the April 19th Recognition Dinner, attended
the OLCHS Tornado Commemorative Ceremony on April 21st and thanked Skip
Sullivan, Jeff Krohn and Jennifer Samaska for their contributions, congratulated the
NAHS Art Induction kids, congratulated the kids who received Pride Pins, attended
the Building & Grounds Committee meeting on May 9th, and attended the last SIT
meeting for this year on May 10th and congratulated Mr. Riordan, Ms. Stanley, Ms.
Wantiez, Ms. May, Mr. DiFilippo, Mr. Dzurison, Mr. Hammann, Ms. Newton, Ms.
Piro, Ms. Samaska, Ms. Tadych, and Ms. Boyd. Mr. Tuomey also requested that a
special meeting be held to consider the Superintendent’s comments to Mr. Streit.
Mr. Trotto expressed his hope to see community members at future board meetings,
welcomed everyone to Graduation next week, and reminded everyone we are here
working for the kids!
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Building
Administrator’s
Report
Mr. McCurdy gave an update on the Relay for Life, Senior Honors Night and
Graduation.
Mr. Riordan invited the community to visit the OLCHS of today.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe welcomed back maintenance/custodian staff, the $100 reduction in
student fees and bringing back 34 activities and clubs.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Risley and seconded by Mr. Amado to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-190
AYES: Risley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
8:50 p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION,
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, DISTRICT 229, COOK
COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn Community High School, District No. 229,
Cook County, Illinois, met in regular session at Oak Lawn Community High School,
9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Illinois, on Wednesday, June 20, 2007.
President Trotto called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.
PRESENT: Joseph Amado, Mike Federico, Linda Flanagan Vahl,
James O’Malley, Stephen Trotto and Travis Tuomey
ABSENT:
Dan Risley
ALSO PRESENT: Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent, Richard Hendricks, Asst.
Superintendent-Business
Roll Call
Joseph Amado, Mike Federico, Linda Flanagan Vahl, James O’Malley, Stephen
Trotto and Travis Tuomey were present.
Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Federico to approve the
Consent Agenda, which included the Monthly Financial Report, Regular Meeting
minutes of May 16, 2007, Regular Meeting closed minutes of May 16, 2007,
reimbursement to Superintendent for 5 unused vacation days/as per contract,
proposed calendar for Committee of the Whole Board Meetings for 2007-2008,
approval of resolution adopting the prevailing wage rates, approval of renewal of
Group Life Policy, approve resignation of Michael Ruta, teacher, effective at the
conclusion of the 2006-2007 school year, approve the resignation of Dennis Sepessy,
custodian, effective June 22, 2007, a facility rental request Bally Total Fitness, Saint
Catherine’s Men’s Club and Saint Xavier University/SkyLight. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-191
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Operation Bills
The May final bill list was included in the pre-Board meeting packets allowing the
members the opportunity to review the bills in advance. A motion was made by Mr.
Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado that the Education Fund bills in the amount of
$551,195.32, Tort Immunity Fund bills in the amount of $3,029.12, Building Fund
bills in the amount of $68,026.80, Transportation Fund bills in the amount of
$82,865.69, Life Safety Fund bills in the amount of $37,077.39 and Salaries in the
amount of $1,080,274.83 be approved as presented and the school treasurer be
authorized to sign payment orders for these bills. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-192
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Appointment,
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado, pending
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Employment
and/or Dismissal
of Personnel
satisfactory background check, approve the hiring of Mr. Gregory Meyer as a 12month Division Chair for PPS, Special Education and ESL for the 2007-2008 school
year at a base salary of $103,000. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-193
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado, pending
satisfactory background check, approve the employment of Roger Young as an
Industrial Technology teacher, at a salaried rate of $44,931 for the 2007-2008 school
year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-194
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Trotto to approve
the employment of Erin Dempsey as a Full-Time Substitute Teacher/Internal
Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem rate of $213.00 for the 2007-2008
school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-195
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve
the employment of Mary Bromann as a Full-Time Substitute Teacher/Internal
Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem rate of $213.00 for the 2007-2008
school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-196
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Federico to approve
the employment of Stephanie Katzenberger as a Full-Time Substitute
Teacher/Internal Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem rate of $213.00 for
the 2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-197
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve
the employment of Dominic Passolano as a Full-Time Substitute Teacher/Internal
Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem rate of $213.00 for the 2007-2008
school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-198
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado, pending
satisfactory background check, approve the employment of William Theisen as a
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Full-Time Substitute Teacher/Internal Alternative Program Monitor, at the per diem
rate of $213.00 for the 2007-2008 school year, as presented. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-199
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Amado, pending
satisfactory background check, approve the employment of Ellen McGee as a B.A.
teacher assistant, for the 2007-2008 school year, at the step one hourly rate of $13.93
per hour. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-200
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Federico, pending
satisfactory background check, approve the employment of Michael Lynch Jr. as a
teacher assistant, for the 2007-2008 school year, at the step one hourly rate of $12.99
per hour. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-201
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Federico, pending
satisfactory background check, approve the employment of Michele Cappel as a
B.A. teacher assistant, for the 2007-2008 school year, at the step six hourly rate of
$18.50 per hour. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-202
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Joseph Giglio Jr. in maintenance, effective July 1, 2007, at a step six
hourly rate of $25.19. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-203
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Federico to approve the
employment of Edward Kalafut in maintenance, effective July 1, 2007, at a step six
hourly rate of $25.19. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-204
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of David Walton in maintenance, pending satisfactory background
check, effective July 2, 2007, at a step six hourly rate of $25.19. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
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0607-205
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve the
employment of Jason Jutton as a custodian, pending satisfactory background check,
effective July 2, 2007, at a step one hourly rate of $14.76. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-206
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Federico to approve the
employment of Thomas Davison as a custodian, pending satisfactory background
check, effective July 2, 2007, at a step two hourly rate of $15.89. Upon roll call the
vote was as follows:
0607-207
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Trotto to approve the
addition of one Dean’s Assistant and the acquisition of a vehicle to begin an outside
security program for the 2007-2008 school year. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-208
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Ms. Flanagan Vahl to approve
the retirement of Janice Rooks in June 2008 pursuant to the provisions of the 20032008 Agreement Certified Staff Retirement Plan. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-209
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Federico to approve the
retirement of Patricia Drew on June 30, 2008 pursuant to the provisions of the
exempt staff/confidential administrative assistant early retirement incentive and
immediately grant her 47 additional sick days. Upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
0607-210
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Bond Counsel
A motion was made by Mr. Tuomey and seconded by Mr. Trotto to approve Louis F.
Cainkar, Ltd. as bond counsel to the district at an estimated cost of $15,000. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
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0607-211
AYES: Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
ABSTAIN: Amado
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
2009 Cross
Country Trip to
Africa
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Federico to table this item
until the regular July board meeting. Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-212
AYES: Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
ConsultantRecalculation of
State Aid Funds
A motion was made by Ms. Flanagan Vahl and seconded by Mr. Amado to approve
the Agreement for Consulting Services with PAP Consulting, Inc. to prepare and file
claims for the recalculation of state aid for tax years 1999 through 2006 at a rate of
15% of the amounts received by Oak Lawn Community High School District 229.
Upon roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-213
AYES: O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Media Center
Carpeting Bid
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. Federico to accept the
$47,600 bid from International Floor Coverings for the Media Center carpet. Upon
roll call the vote was as follows:
0607-214
AYES: Trotto, Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
CNC Machine Bid
A motion was made by Mr. Amado and seconded by Mr. O’Malley to reject the bid
for a CNC machine and direct the administration to re-bid. Upon roll call the vote
was as follows:
0607-215
AYES: Tuomey, Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried.
Committee of the
Whole Report
Mr. Trotto gave an update of the June 5, 2007 Committee of the Whole meeting
where the following items were discussed: Bond Counsel, Auto Teacher position,
Retirement Request, Academic/Facility/Budget Projects Completed/Board Goals.
The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, August 2, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m.
Board Member
Reports
Mr. Amado reported that he attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ronald
McDonald House, suggested that maybe students might do some type of community
service at the RMC House and that OLCHS football players might want to consider
attending the St. Xavier Football Camp next year.
Ms. Flanagan Vahl expressed her regrets for not attending the Committee of the
Whole meeting and the RMC House groundbreaking ceremony, expressed her
appreciation on the condolences she received for her grandfather, and wished
everyone a safe summer.
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Mr. Federico reported that he attended the 2007 Commencement Ceremony and
thanked Mr. Riordan and Mr. McCurdy.
Mr. Tuomey reported that graduation went smoothly, attended Honors Night, would
like to start looking into making the stage more presentable, concerned about the
Committee of the Whole meetings and encouraged board members to review the
School Report Card.
Mr. Trotto expressed that he would like to see OLCHS have more athletic summer
camps, graduation was a success, and reiterated that the Committee of the Whole
will work with positive attitudes and cooperation.
Superintendent’s
Report
Dr. Briscoe thanked the Board of Education for their hard work this year and wished
them an enjoyable summer.
Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, it was moved
by Mr. Trotto and seconded by Mr. Amado to adjourn this meeting. Upon roll call
the vote was as follows:
0607-216
AYES: Amado, Federico, Flanagan Vahl, O’Malley, Trotto, Tuomey
NAYS: None. President declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at
9:00 p.m.

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