School Board meeting summary, November 10, 2015

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    School Board Meeting Summary, November 10, 2015

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    Elementary literacy

    During the 2014-2015 school year, the District Management Council (DMC) conducted a comprehensive study of the District's literacy program. The DMC used the study findings to make recommendations for improving the District's literacy program. Angie Peschel, director of curriculum and instruction, and Shannon Roney, elementary literacy support, highlighted the DMC findings, provided an update on current initiatives, and discussed the work being done to improve elementary reading practices through a custom tailored plan. For details, visit here.

    Fiscal year audit report

    Representatives from the audit firm Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., P.A. reviewed the 2014-2015 audited financial statements and supplemental reports. During the presentation to the Board, representatives commended the District for its excellence in financial reporting and issued the highest level of audit reporting an auditor can give an organization. The audit report is available on the Budgets & Finance page at

    Canvass votes and issue certificates of election

    The Board officially canvassed the results of the general election held on November 3, 2015, and approved the Abstract of Votes Cast as presented. The Board authorized issuance of certificates of election to Amy Jones, Bob Helgeson, Jonathan Weinhagen and Sandra Westerman. For more information, click here. 

    2016-2017 budget assumptions

    Carole Nielsen, director of finance, spoke about 2016-2017 fiscal year budget assumptions which are developed with input from the School Board through work sessions. Budget assumptions will be used in financial projections and in determining the final budget. The final 2016-2017 budget will be adopted in June 2016. 


    The Board discussed issues and updates related to AMSD, 916 and Northwest Suburban Integration District. 

    Thank you

    The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from 

    A look ahead

    December 3, 6 p.m., work session
    December 8, 7 p.m., regular meeting