River Forest District 90
July 15, 2013 
Next Board Meeting
August 19, 2013
7:30 p.m.

Next COW Meeting
September 3, 2013
7:30 p.m.

Roosevelt Middle School
Library Learning Center
2nd Floor

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Committee of the Whole and Board of Education
Meeting Highlights

Presented by:
Mr. Patrick Meyer, District 90 Board President
Dr. Edward Condon, Superintendent

The Committee of the Whole meeting was called to order by David Latham at 7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt Middle School Library Learning Center. Members present were Roman Ebert, Anne Gottlieb, David Latham and James Weiss. Not in attendance: Liz Fischer, Ralph Martire and Patrick Meyer.

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by David Latham at 7:30 p.m. Members present were Roman Ebert, Anne Gottlieb, David Latham, Ralph Martire, and James Weiss. Not in attendance: Liz Fischer and Patrick Meyer.

Below is a summary of both meeting highlights. Board Packets containing meeting details are posted on the District 90 website prior to each meeting. Full meeting minutes will be posted on the website once approved.
Committee of the Whole

Finance Committee Highlights
Review of 1st Draft of Tentative Budget
Anthony Cozzi, Director of Finance and Facilities, reviewed and discussed the draft budget. He also noted that additional review will occur in August before final approval in September.
Regular Meeting

Superintendent's Report

Permissive Transfer Requests
Board members were provided with a list of students living outside individual school boundaries who are requesting enrollment in an alternate District 90 school. Superintendent Condon and the school principals provided their recommendations based upon current student enrollments in the various grade levels. The Board approved the recommended student list.

Core Literacy Text Recommendations
Martha Ryan-Toye, Director of Student Services, presented information about the textbook adoption process that was implemented to select instructional materials aligned with Common Core literacy standards for students in grades K-5.

After reviewing several viable options in a comprehensive review process, the overwhelming faculty and administrative preference was to implement the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt "Journeys Common Core 2014" text series. The materials were also made available for parent and community review in June. The district plans to implement these instructional resources this fall in conjunction with robust professional development support for faculty and staff.

The purchase price for these instructional materials is approximately $206,000. The expectation is that they will be used for 5-7 years. The recommendation to adopt the instructional series was approved by the Board.  
Personnel Report Highlights
The Board approved the following:
  • Two Classified Personnel appointments
  • Appointment, Independently Contracted Personnel - District
  • Appointment, Independently Contracted Personnel - Special Education