Board Update 9/25/17
September 28, 2017
Recognitions & Celebrations
Agenda Item 4.0
Newly Tenured Staff – 4.01
The board of education would like to congratulate the 25 staff members who earned tenure this school year and were recognized at the board meeting on their accomplishment. Thank you for your dedication to our students, parents, and community. To see a list of newly tenured staff, click here.
Agenda Item 5.0
Dual Language Models – 5.01
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Maureen McAbee and Director of Multilingual Programs, Griselda Pirtle presented research and data explaining the district’s utilization of dual language programs. For more details about the district’s dual language program, view the presentation linked below or visit the CCSD59 Multilingual Programs page on our website.
Legal Representation – 5.02
The board discussed the process for selecting and working with board attorney firms and other similar services such as architects.
Clarifications and Answers from the Board
Agenda Item 6.0
To read a collection of clarifications and answers from the public comment portion of the September 25, 2017, board of education meeting, please click here.
Agenda Item 7.0
Adoption of Board Policy – 7.01
The board of education approved the recommended updates to the CCSD59 Board of Education Policy Manual. To view the updated policy items, click here.
Approval of Operation North Pole donation of winter coats for students at multiple elementary schools – 7.02
The board of education accepted the donation of new winter coats for all students at Rupley, Juliette Low, Byrd, Salt Creek, John Jay, and Frost Schools. The estimated value of these donated coats is $40,000-$43,000.
Approval of Donors’ Choose donation for Spanish books at Brentwood Elementary School library – 7.03
The board of education accepted the donation of $599.01 from Donors’ Choose to be used to purchase Spanish books for the Brentwood Elementary School’s library to support dual language learners.
Approval of Des Plaines Healthy Community partnership at Brentwood Elementary School – 7.04
The board of education accepted the donation of $500 from Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership to be used at Brentwood Elementary School’s Lego Wall in the LRC which will support S.T.E.A.M. activities.
Approval of support for the Dual Language Model – 7.05
The board of education amended the original resolution, and the final approved resolution states “the Community Consolidated School District 59 Board of Education supports the administration’s recommendation of the model for dual language learners and directs the district to conduct regular program evaluations of all programs for English learners (including the Polish dual language program) that includes analysis of the student linguistic profiles, review of student performance data, and collection of feedback from parents in order to make continuous improvements to the programs based on the evaluation.”
New/Continuing Business And Announcements
Agenda Item 8.0
The board did not discuss any new or continuing business and announcements under this agenda item at the September 25, 2017, board meeting.
Reports of the Board of Education
Agenda Item 9.0
Board and Superintendent Subcommittees – 9.01
The board discussed membership and roles of subcommittees. The board will continue discussions regarding the structure and role of board and superintendent subcommittees at a future meeting.
Draft of Board Working Agreements – 9.02
The board tabled the discussion of the draft working agreements, and the item will be added to an upcoming board meeting.
Reports of the Superintendent’s Team
Agenda Item 10.0
2017.18 Enrollment & Demographic Study Report – 10.01
Associate Superintendent, Tom Luedloff, shared a draft enrollment and demographic study report with the board, and the draft will be updated and shared again with the board. The report will be added to a future board meeting as a discussion item.