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Dr. Jeff Hill

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Morton CUSD 709 is pleased to be the recipient of federal funding through Title I and Title II programming. Title 1 funding is used to support reading and enhance math instruction. Title 1 funds pay for supplemental  staff members, materials, supplies and equipment. The Title 1 plans are in place at Grundy for targeted students and schoolwide at Jefferson. Title II funding this year  is used to support an overflow classroom teacher at Lincoln Elementary (this funding can vary from year to year depending upon need and enrollment.) Further questions can be directed to Superintendent Jeff Hill.


 

About UsFreedom of Information

 FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140, Section 2(c), a public record is any records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, recorded information and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared, or having been or being used, received, possessed or under the control of any public body. Records that are not subject to release via the FOIA process include confidential and trade secret information.  Read More

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

East Peoria Insulation Inc.

Johnson & Kroll, LLC's request for any certified payroll records submitted by East Peoria Insulation Inc.  A response was sent indicating that we have received no records from them.

Cost to process:  $40

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Video Server Replacement

North American Procurement Council's request for the list of plan-holders fro the video server replacement with a bid date of 05/30/2017.

Response

Cost to Process:  $40

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

2016-2017 Retirees

James Bachman's request for names and district email address for all retiring Illinois educators and a complete list of email address for all employees.  The email addresses are available on the district website and the retirees are listed in this document.

Response

Cost to process:  $40

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

Stephens Electric

Mark McArthy's request for all invoices paid to Stephens Electric between 2014 to present.

Response

Cost to process:  $80

February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

Email Request

Kimberly Budnick's request for the email that was sent to District 709, from an entity posing as Dr. Lindsey Hall, requesting the W-2 information for 2016. 

Response

Cost to Process:  $40 

January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

Athletic Trainer Contract

Lindsey "Otte" Banchak's request for our current athletic trainer contract.

Contract

Cost to Process $40

January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017

Parking Lot Purchase

Bill Welk's request for information regarding the purchase of parking lot.

Response

Cost to Process:  $40

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

Employee Information

Matt Hoffmann's request for "A non-social security number unique identifier such as employee or payroll ID #, Employee last name, first name, Employment status (full time, part time), Standard hours worked per week, Hourly rate, Annual salary  (if applicable), Job title, Job title code (if applicable), Work location name (if applicable), Work address (if applicable), Work phone (if applicable), Work email (if applicable), Status of position (permanent, temporary, civil service, non-civil service, if applicable), Union designation (if Non-union, please indicate, otherwise indicate which bargaining unit and labor union this position falls under), Standard union dues deducted per pay period, Pay periods per year."

Employee Information

Cost to Process:  $80

October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

Privacy Policy

Leslie Unger's request for correspondence to or from the members of Morton 709 School Board of Education, as well as between members, either electronic or paper, sent to or from board members' district, personal, or work email accounts or delivered in person, regarding the topics of transgender students, physical privacy policy, access to lockers and restrooms, and overnight trips.

Bundle1      Bundle2     Bundle3    Bundle4

 

Cost to Process:  $440

August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016

Acceleration Plan

Kenzie Verheyen's request for records showing the following information:  

  • Does your district have an acceleration policy?
  • If yes, does it allow students to enter Kindergarten early?
  • If yes, does it allow students to enter first grade early?
  • If yes, does it allow students to take classes at a higher level than their current grade?
  • If yes, does it allow students to skip grades?
  • If yes, does it allow students to graduate high school early?

Admin Procedures:

6:280-AP2

7:50-E1

Cost to Process:  $40

     

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Construction Project

Nicholas Jack's request for estimate for the project that was just awarded to Core constructin and emails related to this estimate.  Also requested were copies of any bid documents submitted by all firms for this project.

Architect Estimate

CAD

Core

Johnco

Laverdiere

Zobrist

Cost to Process:  $80

April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016

IRTA Request

Nathan Mihelich, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, request for the name, title and email address of any teachers or administators retiring in 2016.

Response

Cost to Process:  $40

March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

MHS Course List

Joshua Dwyer's, from One Chance Illinois, request for courses offered at MHS. He was directed to the website where the information is posted.

http://mhs.morton709.org/home

Cost to Process:  $40

March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

Copiers

Jeff Redmond's, from RK Dixon, request for information related to our current copier agreement and proposals submitted.

Response

Cost to Process:  $60

 

March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016

Farm Rental

Charles Farwell's request for contractual details of the rental agreement(s) for any farming operations on the 125 acres of district owned land located on the west side of South Fourth Street, approximately one-half mile south of Queenwood Avenue. 

Response

Cost to Process:  $60

January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

Risk Management

Patty Birk's request for information related to our risk manager or insurance consultant.

Response

Cost to Process:  $60

January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

SBC Statements

John Little's request for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage statements for all health insurance plans offered to certified employees.

Response

Cost to Process:  $60

January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Challenge Program

Joshua Dwyer's request for information related to the district's gifted and talented program.

Response

Cost:  $60

December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015

Our Voice is Our Vote

Mr. Seaman's request for emails between anyone representing Our Voice is Our Vote and Dr. Hall and/or the Tazewell County Electoral Board.

Response

Cost to Process:  $40

November 12, 2015

November 12, 2015

PARCC Information

Kylie Spahn's request for refusals for the spring PARCC test.

Response

Cost to Process:  $40

November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015

Working Cash Bonds

Aaron Seaman's request for information on Working Cash bonds, athletic facilities, the land purchase and the 2001 referendum.  Specifically information related to who motioned and seconded, and who voted for the motions.

Response

Bond Summary

Athletic Summary

Cost to Process:  $89

October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015

District Information

Patrick McCraney's request for the collective bargaining agreement, administrator contracts, budget, legal settlements and payroll.  Mr. McCraney was directed to the district's website.

 

August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

6th Day Enrollments

Nicholas Jack's request for class and grade for elementaries and enrollment figures for 7th - 12th.

Response

Cost to Process:  $40

August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015

Textbook Study

Morgan Polikoff's request for "copies of public records that detail all adopted mathematics and science textbooks that are currently used in your district."

Elementary

MJHS

MHS

Cost to process:  $40

July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

Facilities Planning Process-Revised

After review by the Attorney General's Public Access Bureau, the response to Mr. Farris's February 5th request has been amended.  They write, "...simply because factual information may be subject to review or out of date at the time of disclosure does not make that information preliminary....."

Letter

E-mails

Cost to process:  $100

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

Legal Opinion

Nicholas Jack's request for the "legal opinion provided to the school board members concerning the conflict of interest of Clint Heinold."

Letter 

Cost to process:  $120

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

Administrative Contracts

David King's request for, "I would like a copy and all the particulars that involve the 3 year contract that was approved last year for Dr. Lindsey Hall.  I am assuming that should be public knowledge.     And also as part of this , please include the contracts for Dr. Craig Smock, as well as yourself,  Dr. Troy Teater."

Dr. Hall

Dr. Smock

Dr. Teater

Cost to process:  $40

April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

Purchase Orders

Charlene Roche's commercial  request for:

"...for an electronic record (without scanning or printing) of purchase orders dated 2010-01-01 to current.

The information requested is:

1. Purchase order number or equivalent
2. Purchase order date
3. Line item details
4. Line item quantity
5. Line item price
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and email address"

Response

Cost to process:  $40

 

March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

Student Discipline

Kevin Kendall's request for "a list of all drug related incidents over the past 5 years, details within the incident, what the school recommended, and the outcome from the School Board (no names or grades)."

Response

List

Cost to process:  $40

February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015

Facilities Planning Process

Christopher Farris's request for "all electronic and written correspondence (e-mails, texts, handwritten notes etc.) between Morton School District 709 superintendent Dr.  Lindsey Hall and all members of the 709 Board of Education related to the Morton School District 709 facilities planning process.  The timeframe for the information requested should cover between October  1st 2014 and January 30th 2015."

Response

Cost to process:  $40

January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

Facility Planning Process

Christopher Farris's request for "all electronic and written correspondence (e-mails, texts, handwritten notes etc.) between Morton School District 709 superintendent Dr.  Lindsey Hall and Mr. Ron Hale of Groveland related to the Morton School District 709 facilities planning process.  The timeframe for the information requested should cover between November 1st 2014 and January 28th 2015."

There is no electronic or written correspondence between Dr. Hall and Mr. Hale regarding the District 709 Facilities Planning process.

Cost to process:  $40

 

January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Scott Reeder's request for:

  • Provisions within the district’s collective bargaining agreement providing for compensation (pay and or benefits) for union officials while performing union-related activities.
  • The pay record of the employee(s) who receive this benefit.

He was directed to the district's website for the collective bargaining agreement and since District 709 does not have a provision to compensate union officials, there were no records to release.

Cost to Process:  $40

November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014

School Board Convention Presentation

David King's request for "all materials that will be presented by the Morton 709 group at the School Board Convention."

Cost to Process:  $40

PowerPoint

Handout

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014

709 Connect Meetings

David King's request for "all comments and questions written by attendees at the past and future 709 Connect meetings, including meetings on October 23rd, October 28th, November 3rd and November 6th.

Cost to Process:  $40

Response

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

MHS Windows

Carl Bimm's request for information related to the window replacement project at Morton High School.

Cost to Process:  $160

Letter

Response

 

August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014

Morton 9/12

Charles Farwell's request for "all correspndence from and to Morton District 709 board member Michelle Bernier related to or concerning the Morton 9/12 group's meetings and activities and social media commentary surronding the Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core)" between June 1st and July 1st 2014.

Cost to process:  $100

Response

August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014

Morton 9/12

Ashley Wolter's request "for all electronic and written correspondence (e-mail, texts, handwritten notes etc.) between Morton District 709 board members, District 709 administration and all other District 709 employees related to the ‘Morton 9/12’ group's activities and meetings concerning the Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core).  The timeframe for the information requested should cover between May 1st 2014 and July 1st 2014.”

Cost to process:  $40

Response

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

Hudson, Beck Fair share Request

Mr. Tonge's request for information related to correspondence regarding Hudson rights, Beck rights, "fair share" fees, or otherwise involving a reduction in the amount of union dues.

Cost to Process:  $40

Letter of Response

MEA List

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

IEA Non-Certified Request

Steve Vaughan's request for the names, titles, dates of hire, building employed, hours per week, months per year and collective bargaining status of our non-certified employees and copies of contracts for subcontractors for transportation, food services and custodial services.

Cost to Process:  $124

Non-Certified Staff

Cafeteria Contract

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

4th Grade Materials

Nicholas Jack requested a complete list of all fourth grade textbooks and supplemental materials.

Cost to process:  $40

Response

K-6th Textbooks

April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

New Illinois Learning Standards

Nicholas Jack requested information related to the analysis to compare previous Illinois Standards to the new Illinois Standards.  He also requested the complete pre common core standards and the complete common core standards.

Cost to process:  $40

Response

April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

Ombudsmand Educational Services of America

Connor Hughes's request for public records that are proposals submitted by Ombudsman Educational Services and/or Educational Services of America (parent company) and/or contracts between Ombudsman Educational Services and/or Educational Services of America and Morton School District and/or Morton Board of Education.

A search of our financial system resulted in no record of a vendor by that name.

Cost to Process:  $25 

April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014

ISAT, NEP, PARCC Assessment Questions

Patte Winn's request for copies of every District 709 assessment tests (screen prints) by grade, including but not limited to, ISAT, NAEP and PARCC.

Cost to process:  $50

Response

March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

Dillard

Lennie Jarratt's request for all electronic corespondance using the word "Dillard" since February 13, 2014.

Cost to process:  $50

Response

 

March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014

Food Service Contract

Chris Martin's request for food service contract with Sodexo.

Cost to process:  $40

Response

March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014

Personal Computing

David King's request for financial information related to personal computing in District 709.

Cost to process:  $50

Response

February 26, 2014

February 26, 2014

Contractor Information for Foodservice Equipment

Brian Anderson, from Lee's Foodservice Parts & Repairs, requested contractor information related to the maintenance, cleaning, sanitizing and repair of food service equipment.

Request

Response

Cost:  $50

December 5, 2013

December 5, 2013

Request for Mr. Farris, Chris Farris, Christopher Farris, Christopher C. Farris

Chris Farris's request for all correspondence between District 709 board members and/ or administration that include any of the following names: Mr. Farris, Chris Farris, Christopher Farris or Christopher C. Farris.  In addition, all correspondence where 709 board members and/or administration  discuss the opposition of their constituents/ the public to either board votes or other board and/ or staff plans and proposed plans. 

Cost to process:  $175.60

 

Response

December 5, 2013

December 5, 2013

Historical Information on the Sale or Closure of Jefferson

Chris Farris's request for "correspondence between District 709 board members/ administration and officials (elected or otherwise) of the Village of Morton regarding the potential closure and potential sale of Jefferson Elementary School and the property it sits on to the Village of Morton."

Cost to process:  $33.34

Response

November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013

Historical Information on the Sale or Closure of Jefferson

Chris Farris's request for "public records that include information about any of the following topics:

-The closure of Jefferson Elementary School

-The sale of Jefferson Elementary School"

Information related to the community group formed during the 2009-2010 school year was released.

Cost to process:  $133.41

Jefferson

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