Summary of the Homer School District 33C
Board of Education Meeting
June 27, 2017
Deb Martin, President Elizabeth Hitzeman, Vice President Karen DeFilippis, Secretary
Adam Briner, Member Kevin DeSchaaf, Member Christine Marcinkewicz, Member
Petrizzo, Member
At the June 27
Board of Education meeting:
Union representative Jane Fojtik reported teachers are enjoying time with their families and
that she had the privilege of seeing 18 Homer 33C Show Choir students perform at Carnegie
Hall this summer at the
Middle School Honors Performance Series. It’s an experience
she will never forget
The Board approved the following personnel recommendations:
Position Recommendation
1. Additional Assistant Principal position
Employment Recommendations
Jennifer Ferrucci – Library Media Specialist, Hadley Middle School, effective August 1,
Jennifer Larson – lunchroom monitor, Butler School, effective August 23, 2017
Lauren Niemic – paraprofessional in the 2017 ESY (Extended School Year) Program
Club/Activity sponsors at Homer Junior High School:
Amy Dornbos, Art Club
Amy Dornbos, Art Fair
Jason Skube, Band Director
Jason Thompson, Band Director
Diane Pullara, Choir Director
Mary Ann Johnson, Cooking Club
Stephanie Moore, Craft Club
Jason Zenawick, Fitness Club
Timothy Oess, History Club
Penny Sierros, History Club
Diane Pullara, Homer Show Choir Director
Megan Browning, Honor Club
Eileen Garrison, Honor Club
Phil Ackland, Industrial Arts Club
Jason Thompson, Jazz Band Director
Jason Skube, Mustang Band
Shannon Gentile, Mustang Buddies
Laura Collins, Natural Helpers
Jackie Clarke-Siegel, Newspaper
Stephanie Moore, Newspaper
Joel Button, Outdoor Adventure Club
Jason Skube, Percussion Ensemble
Jason Thompson, Percussion Ensemble Director
Deborah Fleming, Science Club
Jason Skube, Summer Band
Jason Thompson, Summer Band Director
Brittany Konsoer, Student Council
Amy Marzano, Student Council
Chris Carlson, Weather Club
Jen Kosiak, Weather Club
Cathy Clayton, Yearbook
Sara Devenney, Yearbook
Employee Recall
Jeannette Bobak – paraprofessional, Young School, effective for the 2017-2018 school
Susan Shea – paraprofessional, Schilling School, effective for the 2017-2018 school
Annette Pahl – paraprofessional, Young School, effective for the 2017-2018 school year
Christine Graefen, Support Programs Coordinator, presented an overview of the District’s
English Learner Program, including how students are identified and screened for the program.
Since 2010-2011, the District has seen a 514 percent increase in EL students. Some of the
most common language spoken are Polish, Arabic, Lithuanian and Spanish. Enrollment is
expected to rise again this fall from 247 students to 260. Bilingual programs are currently
offered at Schilling and Goodings Grove schools
Homer Junior High School Principal Troy Mitchell and Technology Director Arlene Siefert
reported a committee of secretaries, District office staff and teachers has been researching
various Student Information Systems (SIS) for the past two years. They recommend the Board
award a contract to PowerSchool to collect and store student information, including master
schedules, teacher gradebooks and reports. The Board accepted the recommendation and
awarded the contract to PowerSchool. The system will be in place for the 2018-2019 school
The Board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of a John Deere lawn tractor
The Board approved the following employees for participation in the District’s one-time IMRF
retirement incentive and to approve separation agreements:
Carol Bialon
JoAnne Decaire
The Board approved Jason Skube as the Dean at Hadley Middle School effective August 14,
The Board approved contracts and 4.2 percent increases for administrators, including the
The Next Regular School Board Meeting is July 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
A Special Board Meeting for Board Training will be held July 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.