Regular Meeting Minutes August 13, 2013



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Regular Meeting Minutes

August 13, 2013


Riverview CCSD #2 regular School Board Meeting was called to order by President Steve Tiezzi on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:30pm in Room 111, Superintendent’s Office at Riverview Grade School.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call Taken: Evan Ruach, Stephanie Gale, Steve Tiezzi, Amy Lynn Robinson, Tracey Koenig, Angi Schalk, Robert Doty.
Others present: Ms. Michelle Lee, Dianne Maxheimer, Mary Colgan, Pam Morphew, and Emily Dawson.
Motioned by Stephanie Gale, 2nd by Tracey Koenig to approve the agenda as presented and amended.

Ayes: 7


Nays: None

Motion carried.


Recognition of Guests
Mary Colgan spoke about the need for the freezer in the kitchen to be functional. The freezer broke down over the summer and they are waiting for the parts to come in to fix. Mary also commented about how she ordered towels and the business cashed the check but has not received the product. Dianne stated that she had filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and they stated that the business is in bankruptcy court. Mary also commented that she needed Art in the Kitchen not only to help serve the lunches but to help put commodities order away. President Tiezzi thanked her for coming in to speak to the board and informed Mary that she will need to keep Ms. Lee up to date with the items at hand and Ms. Lee will decide on the course of action that will need to be taken.
Superintendent’s Report
A. FOIA Request – Ms. Lee stated that there were not any FOIA requests in the last month.
B. PRESS PLUS Policy Changes – Ms. Lee informed the school board that they need to vote on the policy changes that were discussed by the policy committee in the previous month.
C. Negotiations – Ms. Lee informed the School Board that the negotiation committee and the Union have met 3 times so far.
D. 2012-2013 Audit – Ms. Lee stated that Rick Phillips has been here to complete the audit of last year’s fiscal year.
E. Board Orientation Packet – Ms. Lee handed out a paper that she had created for one of her classes that gives a history of the district both with assessments and with financials.
F. Statement of Memorandum of Understanding – Ms. Lee informed the School Board that they need to approve this memorandum so the school will not have to have early dismissals the first full week of school.

G. August 15 & 16 Teachers’ Institute – Ms. Lee informed the School Board that there will be several trainings that will happen on those 2 days. One will be that everyone will be trained in CPR, AED and first aid.


H. Current Enrollment figures for 2013-2014 – Ms. Lee stated that we have 35 in 1st Grade, 28 in Kindergarten, 26 in 4th Grade and 31 in 3rd Grade.
Board Action Items
A. Motioned by Robert Doty, 2nd by Angi Schalk to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes and Executive Session minutes of July 9, 2013.

Ayes: 7


Nays: None

Motion Carried.


Consent Agenda Items
A. Motioned by Amy Lynn Robinson, 2nd by Tracey Koenig to approve the August Bills.

Ayes: Robert Doty, Stephanie Gale, Tracey Koenig, Amy Lynn Robinson, Evan Ruach, Angi Schalk, Steve Tiezzi.

Nays: None

Motion Carried.


Business Action Items
A. Motioned by Stephanie Gale, 2nd by Angi Schalk to approve the August Financial Reports.

Ayes: 7


Nays: None

Motion Carried.


B. Motioned by Tracey Koenig, 2nd by Robert Doty to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Riverview Board of Education and the Riverview Teachers’ Association.

Ayes: Angi Schalk, Amy Lynn Robinson, Evan Ruach, Tracey Koenig, Robert Doty, Stephanie Gale, Steve Tiezzi.

Nays: None

Motion Carried.


Motioned by Stephanie Gale, 2nd by Robert Doty to enter into closed session at 7:19pm to discuss (A) the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(1).

Ayes: 7


Nays: None

Motion Carried.


Motioned by Stephanie Gale, 2nd by Angi Schalk to return to regular session at 7:50pm on August 13, 2013.

Ayes: 7


Nays: None

Motion Carried.

Motioned by Tracey Koenig, 2nd by Angi Schalk to approve Jennie Miller as a full-time Kindergarten teacher.

Ayes: Robert Doty, Stephanie Gale, Tracey Koenig, Amy Lynn Robinson, Evan Ruach, Angi Schalk, Steve Tiezzi.

Nays: None

Motion Carried.


Motioned by Stephanie Gale, 2nd by Amy Lynn Robinson to approve Alicia Kiernan as a part time 3rd/4th Grade classroom aide.

Ayes: Angi Schalk, Tracey Koenig, Stephanie Gale, Amy Lynn Robinson, Evan Ruach, Robert Doty, Steve Tiezzi.

Nays: None

Motioned Carried.


Motioned by Angi Schalk, 2nd by Amy Lynn Robinson to approve to hire Cheyenne Rankin as the part-time latchkey worker.

Ayes: Tracey Koenig, Angi Schalk, Stephanie Gale, Amy Lynn Robinson, Evan Ruach, Robert Doty, Steve Tiezzi.

Nays: None

Motion Carried.


Motioned by Tracey Koenig, 2nd by Stephanie Gale to approve the hiring of Adam Brostowitz as the part time music teacher.

Ayes: Evan Ruach, Robert Doty, Amy Lynn Robinson, Angi Schalk, Stephanie Gale, Tracey Koenig, Steve Tiezzi.

Nays: None

Motion Carried.


Motioned by Amy Lynn Robinson, 2nd by Stephanie Gale to accept the retirement letter from Sue Stutts with regrets.

Ayes: 6


Nays: 1

Motion Carried.


Motioned by Tracey Koenig, 2nd by Angi Schalk to adjourn the August Riverview Board of Education meeting at 7:56pm.

Ayes: 7


Nays: None

Motion Carried.




Steve Tiezzi, President Tracey Koenig, Secretary

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