Board Notes from the Special Meeting 08.09.11
The Board approved hiring the following teachers and support staff:
Kimberly Miller .2 P.E. Teacher, Tioga School
Kimberly Miller will teach physical education one day per week at Tioga School. Ms. Miller holds a Bachelor’s degree from Aurora University and has experience with teaching bilingual students. Most recently she taught PE for a Teen REACH summer school program in Joliet.
Antonietta Palermo, 5th Grade Enrollment Aide, Johnson School
Mrs. Palermo holds a Bachelor’s degree Elmhurst College and has experience working as an instructional assistant with students who have special needs at Manor Hill School in Lombard.
Trinette Patterson, One-on-One Aide, Johnson School
Ms. Patterson has worked with kindergarten and pre-school age students for 5 years at Harness House for Children in Winnetka. She holds a paraprofessional certificate.
Cassandra Werkau, One-on-One Aide, Chippewa School
Ms. Werkau has a Type 3 teaching certificate. She worked with the same student with special needs and his family last school year and has developed an excellent relationship with them. Ms. Werkau received her Bachelor ‘s degree from Elmhurst College.
Shelley Rzewuski, Instructional Tech. Asst., Johnson/Mohawk Schools
Mrs. Rzewuski has already substituted as a Reading Specialist at Chippewa. Mrs. Rzewuski has experience with technology integration and is very motivated and eager to learn new technologies and teaching strategies. Ms. Rzewuski received her Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.
At Johnson School foundations are in the ground on the perimeter of the classroom wings. Footings for interior walls have also been poured and underground plumbing has been installed. Electrical work began with the installation of two transformers. For the coming year, parent pickup will be outside the front door and the new parking lot and lane on the east side will be used for bus drop off.
At Tioga School the perimeter footings for the two classroom wings are in place. Interior foundations have been installed in one wing and masonry work is starting. Efforts are now turned toward cleanup and fencing in preparation of the start of school Aug. 15
The Board awarded eight contracts based on new bids that were sought in July to reduce costs. When the first series of these bids came in higher than budget expectations in June, administration and the construction manager revised bid specifications to increase competitive bidding. Total savings are $1.5 million compared to the bids opened in June. Roofing bids are still being reviewed.
The following bids from were approved by the Board of Education:
HVAC: MG Mechanical Contracting, Woodstock for $2,584,470
Electrical: Fitzgerald’s Electrical, Big Rock, IL for $1,998,000
Drywall & Acoustical: Peak Carpentry, Algonquin for $647.750
HVAC: Acitelli Heating & Piping, Villa Park, for $3,086,000
Electrical: Excel Electric, Frankfort, for $2,799,000
Glass & Glazing: Accurate Glass, Addison for $1,884,320
Drywall & Acoustical: OPC Construction, Wood Dale for $787,700
Fire Protection: Nelson Fire Protection, Rockford for $212,710
Summary of all submitted bids
Community agreement for BPD Club Transportation
The Board authorized the Transportation Department to provide busing for up to 60 students who travel after school to the Deer Grove Leisure Center for the after-school care program, BPD Club. The transportation results in minimal additional cost since the routes just establish one extra stop at the Leisure Center. This helps keep the cost down for District 2 parents in need of after-school care for their children.