On The Agenda in Park Forest, SD 162, and PSC 515

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Park Forest Village Board will meet in Executive Session this evening at 8:00 p.m. for personnel reasons in accordance with Section 2(c)(1) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, "Employee hiring, firing, compensation, discipline and performance." Both Prairie State College District 515 and School District 162 will meet on Tuesday.

Prairie State College District 515 will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room (No. 2274). The board is scheduled to formally accept the resignation of Dr. Paul J. McCarthy, President, on its consent agenda. The full agenda for the meeting follows:

AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ORAL/WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
3. INTRODUCTIONS/RECOGNITIONS
4. CONSENT ITEMS
The following items are presented for Board of Trustees approval as Consent Items to be considered and voted upon collectively unless a Board of Trustees member desires separate consideration and/or action.
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the items on the Consent Agenda.

Minutes

RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the Minutes of the 691st Regular Meeting
of November 27, 2007 and the Minutes of the Executive Session of November 27, 2007; as
presented.
4.1 691st Regular Meeting – November 27, 2007 (Enclosure)
4.2 Executive Session – November 27, 2007 (Enclosure-Board Members Only)

Personnel

Resignation of Dr. Paul J. McCarthy, President (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of Dr. Paul J.
McCarthy, President.
4.4 Resignation of Ms. Cathy A. Robinson, Dean of Academic Services (Enclosure)
& Counseling

RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of Ms. Cathy A.
Robinson, Dean of Academic Services & Counseling.

Institutional

4.5 New Course – ITWEB 105: Multimedia Writing (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the new course, ITWEB 105 –
Multimedia Writing.
4.6 New Course – ECED110: Care and Education: Infant, Toddlers, (Enclosure)
2 Year Olds
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the new course, ECED110 – Care
and Education, Infant, Toddlers, 2 Year Olds.
4.7 New Course – Nursing 110: Seminars in Nursing Practice (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the new course, NURSING 110 –
Seminars in Nursing Practice.
4.8 New Course – ENG 256: Film and Literature (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the new course, ENG 256 – Film
and Literature.
4.9 Modification of Spring 2008 Academic Calendar (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the modification to the Spring
2008 academic calendar.

Financial

4.10 Bills Payable – FY2008 (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the FY2008 List of Bills Payable
for December, as indicated in the enclosure.

5. ACTION ITEMS
The following items are presented for Board of Trustees approval as Action Items to be
considered and voted upon separately.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Personnel

5.1 Extended Parental Leave Request (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the Extended Parental Leave
request of Ms. Terra Stamps, Associate Professor of Mathematics, effective April 7, 2008
through May 16, 2008.

Financial

5.2 Treasurer
RECOMMENDATION;
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees appoint Mr. J. Randall Dempsey as
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.
5.3 Bank Signatures (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees authorize as signatories for the college’s
financial accounts: Paul J. McCarthy, President; J. Randall Dempsey, Treasurer and
Michele DuTour-Walavich, Assistant Controller.
5.4 Bid Recommendation – Two Smart Classrooms (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the bid for two smart classrooms
to the lowest responsible bidder, United Visual, in the amount of $11,010.00.
5.5 Bid Recommendation – Hunter Automotive Wheel Aligner (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees award the bid for the Hunter Automotive
Wheel Aligner to the lowest responsible bidder, Rubber, Incorporated, in the amount of
$23,338.00.
2007 Tax Levy Resolutions (Enclosure)
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the two Resolutions, the
Resolution to Adopt the 2007 Tax Levy (which establishes the level of taxes that will be
requested for the College from Cook and Will Counties for the 2006 tax year) and the
Instructions to the County Clerk on the apportionment of potential extension on
reduction for 2007 tax levy.

6. REPORTS

6.1 President’s Report (Enclosure)
6.2 President’s Cabinet Monthly Reports (Enclosure)
6.3 Assessment of Student Learning
6.4 Monthly Financial Report (Enclosure)

7. ITEMS FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

7.1 Schedule for Future Board/College Events (Enclosure)
7.2 ICCTA/ACCT Report
7.3 Presidential Search Processes
7.4 Prairie State College Foundation Report
7.5 Table Participant Comments

8. EXECUTIVE SESSION
9. ADJOURNMENT

Matteson School District 162

Matteson School District 162 will meet on Tuesday, December 18 in the Board Room. The agenda for the meeting follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call Notation by the Secretary
  3. Communications/Announcements/Schedules
  4. Dates to Remember:
    1. Winter Recess, December 24 – January 4, Schools Closed
    2. School Resumes, January 7, 2008
    3. Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m., January 15, 2008
    4. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance, January 21, 2008, Schools Closed
  5. Audience to Visitors Pertaining to Agenda Items Only
  6. Approval of the Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes
      Regular Session, November 20, 2007
    2. Personnel
      1. Employment
        Approve the employment of Montia Gardner, sixth grade teacher at Indiana School, effective January 7, 2008.
      2. Contracts
        1. Approve the revised contract with Naomi Kilpatrick as Administrator, effective August 1, 2007.
        2. Approve the contract with Eva Nickolich as Consultant, effective December 18, 2007
      3. Resignations/Retirement
        1. Approve the resignation of Jamie Warneke, 1:1 aide at Indiana School, effective December 4, 2007.
        2. Approve the resignation of Monica Foley, sixth grade teacher at Indiana School, effective December 21, 2007.
      4. Leaves
        Approve the maternity leave of Kari Hupfer, second grade teacher at Arcadia School, effective January 18, 2008, to March 28, 2008.
    3. Policy Matters
    4. Annual Business
      1. Approve the contract with James David for student residency investigative services.
      2. Approve the settlement agreement with Great Lakes Bank
    5. Bill Listing – Authorization of the administration to pay the schedule of bills payable and authorize the District Treasurer to sign the checks dated December 18, 2007, in the amount of $1,085,448.18
    6. Imprest Fund Reimbursement – Authorization to reimburse the District Imprest Fund for $19,012.30.
    7. Financial Statement – The November Financial Statement is presented for your review.
    8. Payroll Vouchers – Authorization for the District Treasurer to sign the payrolls dated January 1, 2008, and January 15, 2008, including all bills for payroll deductions and contributions by the school district.
    9. Gifts and Donations

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

  • Superintendent’s Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Legislation
  • Old Business
    Adoption of the 2007 Property Tax Levy – The Board will act on the 2007 levy recommendations.
  • New Business
  • Board Member Issues/Reports
  • Audience to Visitors
  • Executive Session-The Board will go into executive session to consider information regarding a student discipline case and the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees or public officials, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(9), 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2)
  • It is anticipated the Board will take action when it returns to Open Session.
  • Adjournment