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Board Briefs - May 16, 2023

  • The Board Briefs are highlights from the most recent Board of Education meetings. The purpose of the Board Briefs is to provide a timely summary to keep our staff, parents and public informed of the key items that were discussed or acted upon. More detailed information is available under the Board Schedules, Agendas and Minutes section of the District’s website. Official minutes are not posted until approval at the following meeting.

    Celebration of Our Retiring Staff
    At the May 16 meeting, the Board of Education recognized the following staff members who will be retiring at the close of the 2022-23 school year. Their position and years of service in Cass School District 63 are shown.

    Katie Fujiura, junior high special education teacher, 19 years
    Theresa West, junior high science teacher, 19 years
    Mary Kate Favia, 4th grade teacher, 17 years
    Ginny Hirhager, junior high administrative assistant, 17 years
    Sue Lyons, junior high teacher assistant, 6 years

    These five first class professionals provided 78 years of service to the district, made a huge impact on the lives of countless students, and they will be greatly missed. Please join us in thanking these individuals and wishing them well as they enter this new chapter in their lives!

    The Board also recognized Concord teacher assistant Becky Greenberg for 10 years of service, Concord special education teacher Jamie Tinucci, Concord 3rd grade teacher Christa Romaniszak, and Cass permanent substitute teacher Terri Sasnau for 15 years of service, Cass custodian Steve Boutet, Concord reading teacher Courtney Cozzolino and prekindergarten parent coordinator Pam Worth for 20 years of service, Cass teacher Kristina Patrey and Concord teacher assistant Cindy Becker for 25 years of service, and Concord 4th grade teacher Anya Schlottmann for 35 years of service in D63. Congratulations and thank you all!

    Amended Budget for Fiscal Year 2023
    Superintendent Mark Cross presented an updated FY23 budget that is amended due to higher than anticipated transportation costs, as well as the addition of our capital projects fund after the successful referendum. A public hearing on the amended budget will be held on June 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. during the Board of Education meeting in the Community Room at Cass Junior High. The tentative amended budget is also available for viewing in the District office between now and the date of the hearing.

    In Key Action Items, the Board of Education… 

    • Approved Board committee membership and appointments.
    • Accepted the resignations of band teacher Megan Duffy-Legan and teacher assistant Carolyn Rundell.
    • Approved the employment of Daniel Murphy as the new Cass Junior High School band teacher for the 2023-24 school year.
    • Approved a special education transportation contract with Sunrise to be used in the event the district drivers are fully utilized.
    • Approved a contract with Finalsite for web hosting and communication services through the 2027-28 school year.
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