River Forest District 90
September 16, 2013 
Upcoming Meetings

Roosevelt Middle School
Library Learning Center
2nd Floor 


Committee of the Whole
October 1, 2013
7:00 p.m. 
Business Meeting
October 21, 2013
7:30 p.m. 
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Budget Hearing and
Board of Education

Meeting Highlights

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

The Budget Hearing was called to order by Patrick Meyer at 7:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt Middle School Library Learning Center. The regular meeting of the Board of Education immediately followed. All members were present except Roman Ebert, who arrived at 7:50 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.
Budget Hearing

There were no public comments.

District Meetings

The Teacher's Leadership Council had its first meeting of the school year. Council members collaborated on curriculum and instruction areas, provided feedback about the first Teacher Institute Day and began identifying instructional goals for the year.

Superintendent's Report
Anthony Cozzi, Director of Finance and Facilities, presented revisions from the budget draft presented at the August 19 Board meeting. There was discussion about transportation services for students with special needs. The prior year budget expenditures across all funds were $24,361,700, which included $2,400,000 in the Capital Projects Fund for the majority of the Roosevelt renovation project that occurred in the summer of 2012. The 2013-2014 budgeted expenditures across all funds were $22,003,800. This represented (excluding the prior year's Capital Projects Fund) a $42,100 or .2 percent increase from 2012-2013. The final budget was approved as presented. The complete budget is available on the Finance page of the District 90 website.  
Student Enrollments
Ed Condon, Superintendent, reported that Early Childhood enrollment is up more than 100 percent over last year, while there were variable changes at other grade levels. Overall, District enrollment is up by 28 students, which represents small to medium growth from the prior year.
ISBE Value Table Growth Model 
Dr. Condon presented clarifying information about the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Value Table growth model. The model will be implemented for the first time this fall to measure growth in student achievement on the ISAT from one year to the next. This new measure will be reported for the first time on the Illinois School Report Card, due this fall.
Proposed Roosevelt Exterior Renovation Public Forum
A Public Forum regarding the proposed Roosevelt Exterior Project will be held in the Roosevelt auditorium at 7 p.m., October 28. Information about the planning process, budgets and drawings are available on the District 90 website. 
Personnel Report
The Board approved the following:
  • Salary advancements for teachers due to continuing education or other qualification changes.  
  • Independent Contractor Contract, Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator 
  • Certified Personnel 
  • Administrator's Salary Compensation Report   
  • Administrator and Teacher Salary Benefits Report 

The salary and benefits reports are available on the Finance page at district90.org.