Friday, March 20, 2015

Next Minooka 201 School Board Meeting (Revised Agenda Includes "Superintendent Retirement Agreement and General Release")

The next meeting of the Minooka CCSD 201 school board is Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The Committee of the Whole Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. in the board room (the old library) at the Minooka Primary Center located at 305 Church Street in Minooka. The Committee of the Whole Meeting will be followed by the regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Each of the meetings is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. You can find the agenda for each of the meetings here.

Information for the Committee of the Whole Meeting can be found here.  Information for the regular Board Meeting can be found here.

You may notice that among the action items on the regular meeting agenda are (1) full day kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year, and (2) retirement of Superintendent Al Gegenheimer at the end of the current school year (a full year early).  Notice also that item "F.b.ii" of the agenda has been amended.  It now reads "Superintendent Retirement Agreement and General Release."  A copy of such proposed final agreement has not, however, been attached to the agenda nor provided to the board of education.


  1. I just found out my son may have full day kindergarten next year which I am not very happy about. Do we still have a vote? Not sure why information didn't get sent home about this early in the school year. To me a transition is important especially when they are in the younger side of the population entering kindergarten at 5 years old. If I go to the next meeting March 25th do I have a voice in this matter or is it already decided? Although some people find it good, others are going to find it a difficult process.

  2. Full day kindergarten has not been voted on yet. It will be voted on at the March 25th meeting. You are, of course, welcome to attend and participate in the public comment portion of the meeting.

  3. I am so thrilled with the full day proposal! It's about time! Is the 6:00 session open to the public or just the 7:00?

    1. Both meetings are open to the public.

  4. Full day kindergerten would be amaizng for the children's education, and seems like it will finaincially help the school district as well. I'm looking forward to see what happens on the 25th, and hopefull that my son will get a better jump start on his education! Thank you Minooka 201 for considering this option.

  5. I am thrilled to hear the proposal for full day Kindergarten. Although my son will not attend until the 2016/2017 school year, he will have had 2 years of preschool and will be one of the oldest in the class; therefore, will benefit from full day.

  6. I am very thrilled to hear that the proposal for full day kindergarten was approved. Our son will be registering for kindergarten this year. I'm hoping that the new voted full day kindergarten is on the same time schedule of the elementary schools, this would be extremly helpful for those parents that already have children in 1st-4th grade. Thank you Minooka District 201 for approving full day Kindergarten!!