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...from the April 8, 2014 Board of Education Meeting


The Board voted unanimously to approve the following consent agenda items:

  • Personnel Report
  • Approval of Foreign Exchange Student "A"
  • Approval of 2013-2014 Amended Calendar
  • Approval of Bid #14-09 - Roofing - Sandburg Middle School
  • Approval of Bid #14-10 - HVAC for Life Safety Projects District Wide
  • Approval of Bid #14-11 - Plumbing at Madison Early Childhood Center and Life Safety Projects District Wide
  • Approval of Bid #14-14 - Musical Instruments
  • Approval of Bid #14-15 - Weatherproofing and Restoration - Sandburg and Bryan Middle Schools and York High School

With Board approval of the amended calendar for 2013-14 came the announcement of middle school promotion dates, which are as follows: Tuesday, June 3 – Sandburg at 6:00 PM and Churchville at 8:00 PM; Wednesday, June 4 – Bryan at 7:00 PM. All three events will be held at York High School. All eighth graders will attend school through the last day, which will be June 4.

Dr. Michelle Fitzgerald Named New Assistant Superintendent

Following a vote by the Board of Education, Superintendent Dave Pruneau announced at Tuesday evening’s meeting that Dr. Michelle Fitzgerald has been selected as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, beginning July 1, 2014. She comes to District 205 from St. Charles Community Unit District 303 and will replace Dr. Charles Johns, who was named Superintendent of West Chicago Elementary School District 33 earlier this year.

Dr. Fitzgerald has served as Executive Director of Instructional Support and related positions in St. Charles Unit District 303 for the past seven years and was instrumental in creating a K-12 curriculum development and implementation process which has now been completed for the areas of literacy, math, career and technical education, social emotional learning and world language. Two District 303 initiatives in which she was closely involved include the implementation of formative assessments and professional learning communities (PLCs). She has collaborated with the Assistant Director of Bilingual and ELL Programming and has experience in writing school improvement plans utilizing the State’s Rising Star process.

Dr. Fitzgerald has served as a member of the Northern Illinois University C & I Summit, working to develop curriculum and instruction courses specifically focused on the Common Core Standards; as a consultant to Frankfort School District 157-C; as the Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Staff Development for Consolidated School District 158; and as a principal, assistant principal and teacher in Schaumburg School District 54. She also taught in Carpentersville Community Unit School District 300 for six years.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Illinois State University (1992), a master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University (1999); and a Doctorate in Curriculum Leadership from Northern Illinois University (2013).

In other news…

Mr. Pruneau reported that Brad Hillman, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for the past three years, has submitted his letter of resignation. Mr. Hillman has accepted a position with Indian Prairie District 204 as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning (Middle School). He was formerly Principal of Bryan Middle School for three years (from 2008-2011).

“Brad will be with us for the remainder of the school year,” noted Mr. Pruneau. “I want to thank him for everything he has done for us over the past three years. He has been a marvelous Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and has performed a variety of other duties as well. It has been a great privilege for me to work with him.”


Board President Jim Collins asked if any Board members were interested in attending the public hearing of the Zoning and Planning Commission set for Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 PM at City Hall, during which time the fate of the former Waverton Hotel property, as well as the future of the former Berteau Campus will be discussed.



April 9 – York High School Woodwind Chamber Concert – 7:30 PM – York Commons
April 10 – Curriculum and Instruction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – District 205 Center
April 10 – York High School Percussion Concert – 7:30 PM – York Commons
April 15 – Policy Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – District 205 Center
April 16 – Finance and Operations Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – District 205 Center
April 22 – Board of Education Meeting – 7:30 PM – District 205 Center
April 25 – Sandburg Red & Intermediate Band Spring Concert – 7:00 PM – Sandburg Auditorium
April 25-26 – Bryan Spring Drama – 7:00 PM – Bryan Middle School Auditorium
April 29 – Churchville Spring Choir Concert – 7:00 PM – Churchville Middle School Gymnasium
April 29 – York Cadet/Concert Band Spring Concert – 7:30 PM – York HS Baker Auditorium
April 30 – Sandburg White & Prep Band Spring Concert – 7:00 PM – Sandburg Auditorium

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