All School Board meetings will take place in the Rockton Grade School Music Room unless stated otherwise.

Committee of the Whole Meeting:
Wednesday November 13th, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. | Agenda
Special meeting location: District office conference room

Regular Board Meeting:
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. | Agenda coming soon

Minutes available shortly after the following months board meeting.

June *meeting took place July 1st*

Board Members

Katie Littlefield
Katie Littlefield

Katie Littlefield, was elected to the school board in 2015. Seeking to provide their four children with the highest quality education, Katie and Tom, made the decision to move their family to Rockton and have been committed members of the community since 2010. Utilizing her skills of strategic planning, organization and team building Katie has achieved success as a small business owner for over 10 years. Volunteering in the community is a core value of Katie’s; over the years she has become an effective leader and communicator for non-profit organizations she has partnered with. She is most passionate about working in collaboration with fellow parents, colleagues and educators to maximize district finances to support the high goals for student achievement that mark the Rockton School District.

Gail Johnson
Gail Johnson
Vice President

Gail's affiliation with our school district began many years ago as she was a former student at Rockton Grade School. Returning to teach in the district in 1978, she spent the majority of her 33 years teaching Kindergarten. In addition to bringing her educational experience to the board, Gail comes with a unique insight to board issues, having served as the Rockton Teachers’ Association president/vice-president for 27 years. Gail is looking forward to continuing to support the students and staff of our school district in this new capacity as a member of the Board of Education.

Mary Newman
Mary Newman

Mary is honored to be returning to Rockton School District as a school board member. She spent the last 24 years of her career teaching elementary school in Rockton. Her 3 children attended Rockton Schools, and now her grandson is continuing the legacy. Mary intends to continue the tradition of supporting strong quality schools, along with a caring and dedicated staff of teachers and support personnel. She believes that moving forward with technology is necessary to keep pace in today’s world. Demonstrating transparency and accountability to the public are high priorities. Mary looks forward to working with Mr, Terry and the other board members to achieve these goals.

Brett Lundsten
Brett Lundsten

Brett and his wife, Michelle, reside in Rockton and are proud of their two sons that attend schools in the Rockton School District. A lifelong resident of the Rockton/Roscoe area and graduate of Hononegah HS, Brett is honored to have been elected by the community. He looks forward to working with the families, staff, teachers, Mr. Terry, and the Board of Education to foster a strong, educational foundation for each and every student. Actively involved with his wife in their sons’ education and activities, he feels family and loved ones are also a key part of each child’s emotional and educational success. Brett looks forward to fostering an atmosphere of increased communication within the community, reinforcing positive character development, and creating more family engagement and volunteering within the district’s schools. He brings a diverse skill set to the Board including sales, management, human resources, and small business operations.

Chad Papke
Chad Papke

Chad Papke, and his wife Somer, moved to Roscoe in 2010. They currently have the older of their two children attending school in the Rockton School District. Chad is employed at Rockford Country Club as the Golf Course Superintendent for the past 16 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a two-year certification from Michigan State University in Golf Course Turfgrass Management. Chad is committed to serving the Rockton School District by helping to provide a safe learning environment for all of the students in the community. In serving on the Rockton School Board, Chad will strive to achieve the goals of the district in obtaining the highest level of learning in a fiscally responsible manner.

Josh Houghton
Josh Houghton

Josh is a parent of two children in the district and joined the Board to share his commitment to a vision of high expectations for student achievement and premier education defined by clear, concise goals and expectations. While providing staff valuable resources to be successful in the classroom, Josh will also work to ensure continuing professional development which ultimately provides each student a higher level of academic success. Josh has an extensive banking background of over 15 years and community involvement. He looks forward to a collaborative relationship with the Board, staff and the families by establishing strong communication enabling the Board to make well informed decisions. He feels the current Board, along with Mr. Glenn Terry, will lead as a united team with a commitment based on mutual trust and respect. Josh believes his values align with the District's mission statement, “To work together with the families and the community to inspire each child and to provide an outstanding educational foundation.”

Shawn Connors
Shawn Connors

Shawn and his wife Jamie moved to Rockton in 2014 and have three children currently attending school in the Rockton School District. Shawn is currently employed for the City of Rockford Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Shawn has served as a Village President and currently sits on the Fire Advisory Commission for the State of Illinois. Shawn believes that quality education creates a lifetime of opportunities for students. His goal as a board member is to foster a culture of curiosity and love of learning for all students through courageous, collaborative, visionary leadership focused on accountability at all levels, continuous improvement, student achievement, and financial discipline. This will yield effective use of taxpayer funds, return on our education dollars and students who are well prepared for success.

Regular Meeting Dates

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 *moved from May 22nd*

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Committee Of the Whole Meeting Dates

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

No December meeting

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Contract & Compliance

The Board of Education negotiated agreement with the Rockton Teachers' Association is available below.

2017-2018 | 2018-2019 | 2019-2020

Professional Agreement (Teacher Contract)

In accordance with Sections 10-20.47 and 34-18.38 of the School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-20.47 and 5/34-18.38) the itemized Administrator / Teacher Salary and Benefit report is available on the district website.

2018-2019 Non-certified staff salary compliance report

2017-18 Administrator and Teacher salary compliance report.
2017-18 Non-certified staff salary compliance report.

2016-17 Administrator and Teacher salary compliance report.
2016-17 Non-certified staff salary compliance report.

2015-16 Administrator and Teacher salary compliance report.
2015-16 Non-certified staff salary compliance report.

Other Contracts
Contracts over $25,000 | 2017-18

Contracts over $25,000 | 2016-17

Contracts over $25,000 | 2015-16

Other Compliance reports
Mandatory Development and Training by Board Members

Policy Manual

Wellness Policy
Additional Information

The Board of Education is the elected governing body for our school district. They annually set goals to more effectively and efficiently run our schools. They meet regularly to take care of the general business operations of the district and deal with numerous other educational issues.

General and specific school district policies are developed by the board to insure a smooth, consistent operation of our schools. The Board of Education welcomes community input and opens all regular meetings for public comments.

Regular Board of Education meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise indicated in the school board meeting dates link. All regular board meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at Rockton Grade School with a brief open session, followed by a closed session. Open session then begins again at 6:30 p.m. (time may vary depending on length of closed session)