Rockton School District Board of Education

Agenda
Minutes
Members
2016 - 2017
Meeting Dates
Contract & Compliance
Additional Information



Agenda / Announcements

All School Board meetings will take place in the Rockton Grade School Music Room
unless stated otherwise.



Building & Grounds Committee Meeting:
Monday, April 17th, 2017 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Agenda

Meeting location: District Office Conference Room

Regular Board Meeting:
  Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.  |  Agenda



BOE Organizational Meeting:
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - Following Regular BOE Meeting  |  Agenda



Minutes

Minutes available shortly after the following months board meeting.

2017


Members

Katie Littlefield - President
Katie Littlefield, was elected to the school board in 2015. Seeking to provide their four children with the highest quality education, Katie and Tom, made the decision to move their family to Rockton and have been committed members of the community since 2010. Utilizing her skills of strategic planning, organization and team building Katie has achieved success as a small business owner for over 10 years. Volunteering in the community is a core value of Katie’s; over the years she has become an effective leader and communicator for non-profit organizations she has partnered with. She is most passionate about working in collaboration with fellow parents, colleagues and educators to maximize district finances to support the high goals for student achievement that mark the Rockton School District.


Josh Houghton - Vice President
Josh is a parent of two children in the district and joined the Board to share his commitment to a vision of high expectations for student achievement and premier education defined by clear, concise goals and expectations. While providing staff valuable resources to be successful in the classroom, Josh will also work to ensure continuing professional development which ultimately provides each student a higher level of academic success. Josh has an extensive banking background of over 15 years and community involvement. He looks forward to a collaborative relationship with the Board, staff and the families by establishing strong communication enabling the Board to make well informed decisions. He feels the current Board, along with Mr. Glenn Terry, will lead as a united team with a commitment based on mutual trust and respect. Josh believes his values align with the District's mission statement, “To work together with the families and the community to inspire each child and to provide an outstanding educational foundation.”


Stacey Heiar - Secretary
Stacey Heiar lives in Roscoe along with her husband and five children. Stacey is a former 6th grade special education teacher and now serves as a stay-at-home mother to raise her family. Additionally, she works as a swim coach and teacher for the MAC swim club. She is honored and excited to serve on the Rockton School Board and to help District #140 provide the highest quality education possible to every single student.


Brett Lundsten
Brett is one of our newest members, more information will be available shortly.


Chad Papke
Chad is one of our newest members, more information will be available shortly.


Gail Johnson
Gail's affiliation with our school district began many years ago as she was a former student at Rockton Grade School. Returning to teach in the district in 1978, she spent the majority of her 33 years teaching Kindergarten. In addition to bringing her educational experience to the board, Gail comes with a unique insight to board issues, having served as the Rockton Teachers’ Association president/vice-president for 27 years. Gail is looking forward to continuing to support the students and staff of our school district in this new capacity as a member of the Board of Education.


Shawn Connors
Shawn and his wife Jamie moved to Rockton in 2014 and have three children currently attending school in the Rockton School District. Shawn is currently employed for the City of Rockford Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Shawn has served as a Village President and currently sits on the Fire Advisory Commission for the State of Illinois. Shawn believes that quality education creates a lifetime of opportunities for students. His goal as a board member is to foster a culture of curiosity and love of learning for all students through courageous, collaborative, visionary leadership focused on accountability at all levels, continuous improvement, student achievement, and financial discipline. This will yield effective use of taxpayer funds, return on our education dollars and students who are well prepared for success.


Contract / Compliance Reports

The Board of Education negotiated agreement with the Rockton Teachers' Association is available below.

2014-2015 | 2015-2016 | 2016-2017

Professional Agreement (Teacher Contract)   Salary schedules

2017-2018 | 2018-2019 | 2019-2020

Professional Agreement (Teacher Contract)


In accordance with Sections 10-20.47 and 34-18.38 of the School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-20.47 and 5/34-18.38) the itemized Administrator / Teacher Salary and Benefit report is available on the district website.

2015-16 Administrator and Teacher salary compliance report.

2015-16 Non-certified staff salary compliance report.


Other contracts

Contracts over $25,000


Other Compliance reports

Mandatory Developement and Training by Board Members


Policy

Policy Manual

Wellness Policy


Additional Information

The Board of Education is the elected governing body for our school district. They annually set goals to more effectively and efficiently run our schools. They meet regularly to take care of the general business operations of the district and deal with numerous other educational issues.

General and specific school district policies are developed by the board to insure a smooth, consistent operation of our schools. The Board of Education welcomes community input and opens all regular meetings for public comments.

Regular Board of Education meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise indicated in the school board meeting dates link. All regular board meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at Rockton Grade School with a brief open session, followed by a closed session. Open session then begins again at 6:30 p.m. (time may vary depending on length of closed session)



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