REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 24, 2014
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Vice President Diane Birkley called the regular meeting of the Board of Education in Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, March 24, 2014 in the District Office, 164 S. Euclid Ave., Bloomingdale at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Mr. Cary Moreth, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Absent: Mr. Terry McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Adam Parisi, Samia Hefferan, Julie Atchison, Heather Miller, Amy Fonk, Greg Leyden, Kathy Ogden

Appointment of Secretary Pro-tem
Due to the absence of Board Secretary Wojcicki and the need for her signature on time sensitive documents, a motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to appoint Ms. Peterson as Secretary Pro-tem for this meeting only.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included Minutes for the Regular Meeting held 2-24-14 and Minutes from the Board Retreat held 3-10-14; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $105,882.98, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $80,221.40, the Transportation Fund in the amount of $71,247.06, Payroll (2-25-14) in the amount of $400,498.82 and (3-10-14) in the amount of $407,559.79 and shown in F.D. 3/24/14-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/24/14-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 3/24/14-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/24/14-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/24/14-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/24/14-6; the Resignation of Anthony Tenca as parapro at Westfield effective 3-7-14 and Natalie Gorski as gifted parapro District-wide effective 2-27-14; a FMLA Leave for Erin Guge, 3rd grade teacher at Erickson effective 8-18-14 for the 2014-2015 school year, a Sick Leave for Cynthia Rynning, EC teacher at Erickson for a term effective 3-26-14 thru 3-28-14 and 4-7-14 thru 4-11-14; a Change in Position for Derek Kieninger from special ed parapro to regular ed parapro at Westfield effective 3-10-14, and Deirdre Koehler from a regular ed parapo to a special ed parapro at Westfield effective 3-10-14.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Moreth, Klco, Lancaster, Birkley
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 – 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Waugh shared information regarding her recent attendance at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) conference held in Los Angeles. She attended a three-day pre-conference workshop on UbD (Understanding by Design) framework created by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Keynote speakers for the annual conference included:  Daniel Pink and Dr. Russell Quaglia.  Dr. Waugh also attended a session presented by Heidi Hayes Jacob on digital literacy.

Dr. Bartelt shared 2014-2015 staffing information and enrollment projections. Kindergarten will be decreased by one section at DuJardin due to current enrollment figures.  Should the numbers increase significantly prior to the start of school, the class will be reinstated.  Also, at DuJardin, a fifth grade class will be added to accommodate the higher numbers at that grade level. Both Erickson and DuJardin will see teachers moving grade levels in order to accommodate the changes in enrollment. 

With the aid of PowerPoint slides, Samia Hefferan and Adam Parisi led the Board in a discussion of Chapters 5, 8, and 10 for the Curriculum 21 book study.  Their presentation centered around all the changes that have occurred between the 20th and 21st centuries, i.e., how students are taught, what a typical classroom looked like then and now, and technology opportunities.

Board Reports and Requests

Board "Salutes"
The following people received a “salute” from one or more board members and/or the superintendent/assistant superintendent for their contributions to the Bloomingdale School District 13 community:

Freedom of Information Act
Dr. Bartelt reported that two FOIA requests had been received and acted upon since the February board meeting.  Brian Anderson from Lee’s Foodservice Parts/Repairs sent a request for vendor/contract information regarding food service equipment. (N/A) The second request came from Lennie Jarratt (Education Matters) for copies of all emails plus attachments sent or received for the entire district from February 13 through March 10 where the name “Dillard” appeared. 

2014-2015 Building Projects (F.D. 3/24/14-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve building projects within the 2014-2015 budget up to $345,000 as outlined in the attachments.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Klco, Peterson, Lancaster, Moreth, Birkley
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

NDSEC Classroom Lease Agreement (F.D. 3/24/14-8)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the lease of three district classrooms for use by NDSEC as outlined in the attached document and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign it.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Klco, Lancaster, Peterson, Birkley
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Second Reading Board Policy/Administrative Procedure Revisions:  AP5:41, Policies 1:30, 5:90, 6:60, 8:30 (F.D. 3/24/14-9)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Moreth to waive the second reading and adopt the Administrative Procedure and Board Policy revisions as presented.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Moreth, Klco, Lancaster, Birkley
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Job Description:  Instructional Technology Coach (F.D. 3/24/14-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the job description for instructional technology coach as presented.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Klco, Moreth, Peterson, Birkley
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Second, Third & Fourth Year Appointments/Tenure/Non-renewal (F.D. 3/24/14-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the re-employment of teachers recommended for second, third, and fourth year contracts, teachers eligible for tenure, as well as the dismissal of a part-time kindergarten teacher at DuJardin.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Moreth, Klco, Peterson, Birkley
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Resolution Authorizing Intervention in Property Tax Assessment Appeals  (F.D. 3/24/14-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Resolution Authorizing Intervention in Property Tax Assessment Appeals as presented.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Klco, Moreth, Lancaster, Peterson, Birkley
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Capital Outlay Purchase Planning
Dr. Bartelt reviewed the Capital Outlay priority lists for 2014-2015, and Dr. Bartelt explained the rationale behind the requests.  Equipment requests are categorized by
Priority I and Priority II.  The combined total of the two lists is $212,964.84.

Amend Policies 2:30, 2:110, 4:30, 5:10, 7:20, 7:70, 7:140, 7:190
Dr. Bartelt reviewed recommendations from the Illinois School Boards Association for amendments to the following policies:  2:30 – Board of Education Elections; 2:110 - Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers; 4:30 – Revenue & Investments; 5:10 – Equal Employment Opportunity & Minority Recruitment; 7:20 – Model Policy on Bullying for Schools in DuPage County; 7:70 – Attendance & Truancy; 7:140 – Search & Seizure; and 7:190 – Student Discipline.

New Board Policy 5:130
Dr. Bartelt reviewed the draft of new Board Policy 5:130 – Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information.  District employees may not use their personal technology and social media to share, publish, or transmit information about students or other District employees without proper approval.

Job Description: Finance Director
The job description for Director of Finance is being amended to reflect a change in the qualifications: “Type 75 General Administrative Licensure required with Chief School Business Official endorsement recommended.”  Additionally, the Finance Director will be required to utilize analytic tools for presentation purposes to the Board and community.

For Information
One of the items included in the Board packet was the suspension report from Westfield.  Mrs. Lancaster expressed her concern for the number of suspensions during the third quarter.  Dr. Bartelt indicated that this is not uncommon for the time of year.

Closed Session
A closed session was not required.

Adjournment
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to adjourn the meeting.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary