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Functions

Executive Board

The seven-member, SEDOM Executive Board, is composed of superintendents and lay board members from the cooperative's member districts. Board members serve a three-year term. The Executive Board meets monthly and provides for the overall operation of SEDOM and all programs, including all SEDOM staff, school facilities, transportation, equipment, and materials. Policies for the operation of SEDOM are developed and approved by the Executive Board.

Governing Board

The SEDOM Governing Board consists of seventeen members comprised of a board member from each of the eleven member districts.  The SEDOM Governing Board meets twice each year in March for a review of Programs and Services and in August for a review and approval of the budget.

The next meeting of the SEDOM Governing Board will be on March 3, 2019, at 7 pm in the SEDOM Center Gym.

The following goals and related activities for 2018-19 which are in support of the vision and mission and related to the function of S.E.D.O.M. as outlined in the Articles of Joint Agreement have been recently discussed by the Governing Board, Executive Board, and the McHenry County P.P.S. Directors:

  1. Enhance local capacity for meeting the needs of unique learners.
    Activities:
    • 
    Quarterly networking meetings for related and itinerant services.
    • Schedule of countywide professional development identified in the FY18 needs assessment.
    • Provide training at the local district level as requested.
    • Increase opportunities for coaching based support
  2. Provide resources to support local initiatives.
    Activities:
    Maintain a lending library of specialized equipment and testing materials.
    • Provide CPI training as requested by districts.
    • Respond to requests for resources, consultation and technical assistance.
    • Provide access to supervision in specialized areas of educational services.
  3. Ensure a meaningful relationship between SEDOM and its member districts.
    Activities:
    • Maintain regular communication with the Executive Board, Superintendents and PPS Directors/Coordinators regarding legal, procedural and reporting requirements
    • Maintain regular communication with the Executive Board, Superintendents and PPS Directors/Coordinators regarding fiscal, facility and educational services information
  4. Provide responsible direction and planning for the future of the organization.
    Activities:
    • Continue to monitor the implementation of the restructure of SEDOM.
    • Develop a framework for communication with member and non-member districts in McHenry County regarding potential areas of mutual collaboration.

Meeting Dates

SY 2017-18 Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Committee of the Whole/Executive Board Meeting
Committee of the Whole meetings will begin at 8:30 am & Executive Session meetings will begin at 9:00 am.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Governing Board of Directors Meeting
The Governing Board of Directors Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

Monday, August 27, 2018
Committee of the Whole/Executive Board Meeting
Committee of the Whole meetings will begin at 1:30 pm & Executive Session meetings will begin at 2:00 pm.

Monday, September 24, 2018
Committee of the Whole/Executive Board Meeting
Committee of the Whole meetings will begin at 1:30 pm & Executive Session meetings will begin at 2:00 pm.

Monday, October 29, 2018
Committee of the Whole/Executive Board Meeting
Committee of the Whole meetings will begin at 1:30 pm & Executive Session meetings will begin at 2:00 pm.

Monday, November 19, 2018
Committee of the Whole/Executive Board Meeting
Committee of the Whole meetings will begin at 1:30 pm & Executive Session meetings will begin at 2:00 pm.

Monday, December 17, 2018
Committee of the Whole/Executive Board Meeting
Committee of the Whole meetings will begin at 1:30 pm & Executive Session meetings will begin at 2:00 pm.


Executive Board Members


Name / District

Began on Board:

Term Expires:

Dr. Linda Dujmovich, Board Secretary
Marengo Community High School District # 154

2014

2020

Dr. Debbie Ehlenburg, Vice-President
Alden-Hebron District # 19

2015

2019

Ms. Lea Damisch, Board President
Marengo-Union District # 165

2014

2020

Mr. Bryan Millard
Riley CCSD 18

2017

2021

Dr. Kim Qualls
McHenry School District 15

2017

2020

Ms. Cathy Neiss
Johnsburg School District 12

2018

2019

Ms. Karen Parks
Harrison School District 36

2017

2021


Governing Board of Directors


District

Number

B.O.E. Members

Nippersink

2

Ms. Elke Kleisch

Johnsburg (Unit)

12

Cathy Neiss

McHenry Elem.

15

* Dr. Kim Qualls

Riley Elem.

18

Anita Mitchell

Alden-Hebron (Unit)

19

Shannon Combs

Harrison Elem.

36

* Karen Parks

Harvard (Unit) 50 Julie Lehmann
Marengo H.S. 154 * Dr. Linda Dujmovich
McHenry H.S. 156 Timothy Hying
Richmond Burton H.S. 157 Dave Thomas
Marengo-Union Elem. 165 Barb Dochtermann

* Denotes Executive Board Members