River Forest District 90
August 19, 2013 
Upcoming Meetings

Roosevelt Middle School
Library Learning Center
2nd Floor 


Committee of the Whole
September 3, 2013
7:00 p.m. 
Budget Hearing
September 16, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Business Meeting
September 16, 2013
Immediately following Budget Hearing
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Meeting Highlights

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

The meeting was called to order by Patrick Meyer at 7:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt Middle School Library Learning Center. All members were present except James Weiss, who arrived at 8:35 p.m.

Below is a summary of 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.
Superintendent's Report
Permissive Transfer Requests
Board members were presented with Permissive Transfer requests for four students seeking enrollment in an elementary school outside of their attendance zone. All of the requests adhered to the District guidelines for these requests and were approved.
Informational Items
Proposed Tentative Budget - 2nd Draft
Anthony Cozzi, Director of Finance and Facilities, presented revisions from the previous budget draft. The full report is available on the District website's Board Agenda's, Highlights, and Minutes page under Board Packets. A hard copy of the budget is also available for review in the District Administration office.
Student Enrollments
Ed Condon, Superintendent, discussed enrollment figures at Lincoln and Willard Elementary Schools. It was recommended that a fourth section of kindergarten be added at Lincoln. Also, four sections of third grade are being maintained at this time, with one Teacher's Aide requested for one of the classrooms.
At Willard, a third kindergarten section was recommended, also due to current enrollment figures. The necessary staff positions were approved by the Board.
Proposed Roosevelt Exterior Project
Anthony Cozzi presented four updated options for consideration by the Board, representing cost reductions of approximately $313,000 from previous drafts. He noted that this cost falls within the "medium" range of costs being considered by the Board.

Stakeholder organizations (Village of River Forest, River Forest Park District, River Forest Tennis Club, and River Forest Public Library) met with District representatives on August 21 to discuss the status of the project and provide additional input for Board consideration.

There was discussion among Board members, with comments from members of the Roosevelt Exterior Project Committee who were present, regarding preferred alternatives for the configuration of the north parking lot.

To download a pdf of the Board presentation, including drawings and updated projected costs, click here.  
Communications Plan and Crisis Plan
Ed Condon provided the Board with copies of the new Communications Plan and Crisis Communication Plan adopted by the Communications Committee. Both plans are intended as living documents that will be modified over time, as circumstances and needs require. The plans may be viewed in the Board Packet on the website. 
Personnel Report
The Board approved two Certified Personnel position changes and appointed/approved the following:
  • Classified Personnel  
  • Permanent Substitute
  • Certified Personnel 
  • Office Lunch Hour Assistant  
  • Teacher Leadership Council Stipends 
  • Superintendents Leadership Council Stipends 
  • Mentoring Teacher Leader and Mentors, Teacher Stipends 

The Board also accepted resignations of one Certified Personnel and one Classified Personnel.