Instruction – Colleen Cook, administrator – Report given by Colleen, committee spokesperson
The Instructional Committee has met 3 times. We are looking closer at the option of increasing class size at the primary grades since the group felt it has the least negative impact on students and will reduce the amount of students who are force transferred. We are also looking at the role of school and district level coaches. The committee feels that there should be no cuts made to the current staffing of the special education program.
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Buildings and Grounds – Sam Shuman, administrator – Report given by Julie Boleyn and Graciela Mika, committee spokespersons
Looking at other grade level center options with increase class size in k-2 (k-4, 5&6, and 7&8)
o Kindergarten-22 students
o 1st & 2nd -25 students
o 5th - 8th would continue at 28 students
Researching cost for community entities to use our facilities and transportation costs with new grade center proposals
Administration - Jane Bagus, administrator - Report given by Anne Gelau, committee spoksperson.
Projected savings of $280,000
$143,000 for FY17 based on administrative turnover, removal of one AP position, transition to
full time director of language services.
$87,000 ( salary plus insurance) - decrease 1 additional AP
$50,000 is target for reduction of health insurance costs with new administration hires. Tier
system to give a denoted amount of $ to administrators for health care benefits.
Instructional Resources – Mary Havis, administrator - Report given by Darlene Yoder, committee spokesperson - no report/recommendation provided
Preschool – Amanda Thompson, administrator - Report will be given by Kristine Kalfas, committee spokesperson
Recommendation to continue with Preschool for All:
Maintain District sites: Komensky, Irving, & Pershing
Maintain PACT Center as a Preschool for All location
Eligibility based of Preschool for All guidelines
Funding source: Preschool for All Grant
Recommendation to continue with Early Childhood Special Education classroom:
District Site: Irving – one classroom
Eligibility based on individual special education needs
Funding source- IDEA Preschool Flow Through Grant
Recommendation to maintain Community Partnership:
Maintain partnership with YMCA, Berwyn Park District, and Children’s Center Riverside Dr.
Eligibility based on Preschool for All guidelines
Funding- $200,000 district supported funds (FY16 was $329,00)
Administrator - Sue Butler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra-curricular activities – Sue Butler, administrator - Report will be given by Patty Ayala, committee spokesperson
Analyze number of participants
Reduce number of clubs (nonacademic)
Outsource non-academic clubs