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

Regular Board Meeting:
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. | Agenda

Minutes available shortly after the following months board meeting.
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.

Josh Houghton
Josh Houghton
Vice President

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.”

John Gibbons
John Gibbons

John Gibbons is a Rockford native who moved to Rockton in 2016. John graduated from Rockford College in 2001 and earned his Juris Doctor from the Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2004. John has been a prosecutor for his entire legal career, spending 10 years in the Office of the Winnebago County State's Attorney and 5 years in the Office of the McHenry County State's Attorney where he currently serves as Chief of the Criminal Division. John's wife, Kristine is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Sosnowski Szeto. John and Kristine have two boys, Mason who attends Rockton Grade School and Elliott who is in preschool. John and his family love to spend time in the Rockton area with their friends and neighbors and have been incredibly impressed with their interaction with the teachers and staff of the Rockton School District.

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.

Gail Johnson
Gail Johnson

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.

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Committee Of the Whole Meeting Dates

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

No December meeting

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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.
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 | 2016-17

Contracts over $25,000 | 2015-16

Other Compliance reports
Mandatory Developement 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)