SD 163 to Consider Contracts, Personnel

School District 163

The School District Board of Education will meet Monday. (Photo: ENEWSPF)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– School District 163 has several personnel items on the agenda for the regular session board meeting, scheduled for Monday, July 14, 2008 at the District Office, 242 South Orchard Drive, Park Forest. The meeting will be held in the Board Room and will be called to order at 8:00 p.m.

The following individuals are scheduled to be hired by the district for the 2008-2009 school year: Kimberly Harris as a Social Work Intern at Algonquin Primary Center, Courtney Lee as a PRP Teacher at Beacon Hill Primary Center, Julia Czaja as a Social Worker at Beacon Hill Primary Center Christine Winter as a Fifth Grade Teacher at Blackhawk Intermediate Center, and Deborah Dunklin as an Instructional/Building Assistant at Beacon Hill Primary Center.

Deean Philbin will be transferred from a ten-month building secretary at 21st Century Preparatory Center to a twelve-month business office secretary at the District Office, effective July 1, 2008. LoDean Stutzreim will be transferred from a part-time building secretary to a full-time building secretary at Beacon Hill Primary Center effective for the 2008-2009 school year.

The board is scheduled to accept the retirement of Almedia Appleton, District Bus Driver, effective June 16, 2008.

The board is scheduled to accept the resignations of Sandy Bechtold, School Psychologist, effective June 23, 2008, Michael Nicolai as the Information Systems Manager, effective July 1, 2008, and Wendy Loeb as a District Office Secretary, effective July 4, 2008.

The board is scheduled to consider motions to approve the termination of Jessie Knox as a Playground Supervisor at Beacon Hill Primary Center, effective June 5, 2008, and a leave of absense for Angel Brooks effective October 14, 2008 for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year.

The board is also scheduled to approve a contract between Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 and Johnson Controls for fire detection and management systems for the 2008-2009 school year at a cost of $10,877, and a contract between Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 and Region Fence Sales, Inc. for dumpster enclosures at the District Office, Mohawk and Algonquin Schools at a cost of $7,459.

The board will consider a motion to approve contracts for the following District employees for the 2008-2009 school year:

  • Mahmoud Awad, Assistant to the District Information Systems Manager
  • Marti Blaise, Science Depot Coordinator
  • Sandra Graves, Executive Secretary to the Superintendent
  • Richard W. Heard, Assistant to the Principal in Charge of Discipline
  • Susan Hoffer, Assistant to the District Information Systems Manager/Curriculum Specialist
  • Angela Knox, Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent
  • Kathleen McBride, District Nurse
  • Geri Simnick, Payroll/Benefits Clerk

The board is scheduled to consider a motion to approve the following contracts for out-source service of a physical therapist, occupational therapist and occupational therapist assistant to be utilized in conjunction with the terms of students’ Individual Educational Plan for the 2008-2009 school year.

  • Michelle Kirkham, Occupational Therapist
  • Melissa Matusak, Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Lynn Rogers, Physical Therapist

The board will go into Closed Session to discuss information regarding appointment, employment or dismissal of an employee or officer, contracts, grievances, negotiations, the sale of real estate, student concerns, Superintendent’s evaluation, or Board/Superintendent goals/concerns. There may be action on this item, according to the agenda.