Several community members attended, with one issuing a public comment regarding the distribution of early childhood services.
Principal Vickie Artman’s report included updated enrollment counts.
Maple Grove Elementary welcomed 12 transfer students, and Joppa High School enrolled 16 new students to District 38.
With the increased enrollment, the board unanimously voted to hire back Title II classroom reduction teacher Chrystal Forthman.
Artman also reported the installation of three new air conditioning units at Maple Grove and that Lifetouch would be taking school pictures on Thursday, Sept. 29.
J-MG Superintendent Steve Ptacek’s report included a discussion on the preliminary budget.
He informed the board that the state still has not yet released the predicted 2012 revenue schools will gain from the Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax (CPPRT).
Over 22 percent of the district’s budget traditionally comes from this revenue source.
Ptacek also explained that the district will be e-mailing a response to the ISBE’s comments regarding early childhood funding.
Last month, Joppa-Maple Grove learned that it did not receive an early childhood grant. Since then, the board voted to self-fund the program.
Ptacek is still hoping to receive some funding.
The board approved the following consent agenda items:
• Establishment of budget hearing date and time as Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:45 p.m. in the high school library.
• And, designations of Title IX Grievance Officer, District Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Complaint Managers, District Liaison to Homeless and District Chain of Command for 2011-12.