REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 28, 2014
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President Terry McKeown called the regular meeting of the Board of Education in Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, April 28, 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, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Mr. Terry McKeown

Absent: Mr. Cary Moreth

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Adam Parisi, Nanci Greene, Deyana Matt, Sally Filipiak, Renee Cherrie, Karen Petelle, Kim Paleczny, Natalie Thompson, Patti Edwards, Pam Gruzynski, Heidi Weeks, Carol Ehrhardt, Susanne Stankoskey, Elaine Alex, Melody Vroman, Teri Burritt, Greg Leyden, Allison Camasta

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included Minutes from the Regular Meeting held 3-24-14; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $376,116.47, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount  of $140,762.41, the Transportation Fund in the amount of $96,669.60, the Tort Fund in the amount  of $100.00, Payroll (4-10-14) in the amount of $411,391.14 and (4-25-14) in the amount of $383,430.67 and shown in F.D. 4/28/14-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 4/28/14-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 4/28/14-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 4/28/14-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 4/28/14-5; the Activity report as shown in F.D. 4/28/14-6; a Re-Hire for Ryan Baird as part-time summer custodian effective 5/16/14 for a salary of $10.25/hr., Resignations for Elizabeth Jannush as a parapro at DuJardin effective 4-17-14, and Kari Grady as a special ed parapro at Erickson effective 5/30/14; a Leave of Absence for Janeen Volkman as a Grade 3 teacher at Erickson for a term of 4-18-14 thru 8-15, and FMLA for Molly Vaughn as  Speech Therapist at Erickson for a term of 8-18-14 thru 8-15; a Retirement for Deborah Bodolay as Speech Therapist at DuJardin effective 5-30-14; and Extra Duty Addendum.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Klco, Birkley, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Superintendent’s Report
Mrs. Wojcicki gave a report on her recent attendance at the National School Board Conference in New Orleans during the week of April 5.  She indicated a change in this year’s format that she liked, in that, there were more general session speakers during the conference.  Included among the roster of speakers:  Thomas Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize winning author; Ken Robinson, who spoke to the audience about creative challenges facing business and education in a global economy; teacher and Freedom Writer Erin Gruwell; and Angela Maiers, educator, author, and speaker.           
           
District administrators provided progress reports on the Strategic Plan initiatives for the third quarter through a joint effort video presentation.  Goals 1 – 4 were addressed individually as to how administrators and teachers are collaborating to implement initiatives and what resources are being utilized in the process. 

Dr. Bartelt addressed the School Board and Superintendent Expectations document and reminded members that a copy is kept in their folders for perusal.

With the aid of PowerPoint slides, Art Teachers Deyana Matt, Sally Filipiak, and Renee Cherrie presented the District’s art program.   A diverse sample of student artwork from each building using different medias was captured.  A description of various forms of art was given, i.e., drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and digital.  In addition to the schools, student artwork is displayed at different venues throughout the year:  Bloomingdale Park District Museum, the DuPage Regional Office of Education, the Board of Education conference rooms, the Superintendent’s office, as well as Artsonia, an online art gallery.

Mrs. Birkley was recognized at a recent breakfast meeting of the Illinois Association of School Administrators for her contributions to the school district community.

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 one FOIA request had been received since the last board meeting.  Bob Baier from Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 265 requested information on proposed summer work, specifically, HVAC exhaust systems, HVAC maintenance work/agreements, architectural metals or roofing, gutters, new installation/replacement of lockers, new installation/replacement of toilet partitions, and kitchen renovations.  Mrs. Ogden responded to Mr. Baier within the required parameters.

Adopt Math Curriculum Materials (F.D. 4/28/14-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to adopt the envisions Mathematics program for Kindergarten through 6th grade and the Big Ideas Mathematics program for 7th and 8th grades as presented and shown in F.D. 4/28/14-7.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Peterson, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Members of the Math Committee were in the audience to support team members Susanne Stankoskey, Alison Camasta, Patti Edwards, and Natalie Thompson as they presented their rationale for choosing the proposed textbooks, and the steps taken by the committee over the last few years to reach their decision.

The Board congratulated the committee for their efforts.  Carol Ehrhardt expressed her appreciation for the consideration shown to the special education department during the decision-making process.

The Board took a five-minute break at 9:02 p.m.

Resolutions of Appreciation for Teachers, PTOs, Secretaries, and School Nurses (F.D. 4/28/14-8, 9, 10 & 11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolutions for Appreciation for Teachers, PTOs, Secretaries, and School Nurses.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Capital Outlay Equipment/Tech/Furniture (F.D. 4/28/14-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the purchase of the Priority I and II Capital Outlay Items for the Fiscal Year 2015.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Peterson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Second Reading/Approval of Board Policy 5:130 and Revisions to Board Policies 2:30, 2:110, 4:30, 5:10, 7:20, 7:140, 7:190 (F.D. 4/8/14-13)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the second reading and approve Policies 5:130 (Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information), 2:30 (Board of Education Elections), 2:110 (Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers), 4:30 (Revenue and Investments), 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 7:20 (Model Policy on Bullying for Schools in DuPage County), 7:70 (Attendance and Truancy), 7:140 (Search and Seizure), 7:190 (Student Discipline).

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Honorable Dismissal of Educational Support Personnel (F.D. 4/28/14-14 & 15)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the honorable dismissal of educational support personal, Zenepe Agaj, Nancy Young, and Caterina D’Agostini.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Klco, Lancaster, Birkley, Peterson, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Resolution for Terms of Office (F.D. 4/28/14-16)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adopt the Resolution for Terms of Office and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign it.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

The resolution effectively makes the offices of President, Vice President, and Secretary one-year terms.

Election of Board Officers
A nomination was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to elect Terry McKeown as President.

Mr. McKeown was elected President of the Board by acclamation.

A nomination was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to elect Diane Birkley as Vice President.

Mrs. Birkley was elected Vice President of the Board by acclamation.

A nomination was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to elect Linda Wojcicki as Secretary.

Mrs. Wojcicki was elected Secretary of the Board by acclamation.

Presidential appointments were made as follows:  Mrs. Klco will continue to serve as the liaison for B.I.G., with Mr. Moreth serving as alternate; Mrs. Wojcicki will continue as the Board liaison for the Education Foundation.  Ms. Peterson will serve as the NDSEC representative.  Mrs. Lancaster will continue as the representative to CHARACTER COUNTS! In addition, she will serve as the alternate NDSEC representative.  Mrs. Birkley will continue as the Board representative to LEND.  Mr. McKeown will again represent the District at the IASB Delegate Assembly in November.

Instructional Technology Coach
Technology Coordinator Nanci Greene and Assistant Superintendent for Learning Evonne Waugh presented research to quantify the need for the implementation of a District Instructional Technology Coach.  Using a quote from Heidi Hayes Jacobs, “As educators, our challenge is to match the needs of our learners to a world that is changing with great rapidity.  To meet this challenge, we need to become strategic learners ourselves by deliberately expanding our perspectives and updating our approaches”, Mrs. Greene and Dr. Waugh explained the need to expand the knowledge and direction that we provide to our teachers in order that they have every opportunity to improve technology instruction for students.  A copy of the approved job description was also shared with the Board.

Update of Facilities Long Range Plan
Mr. Leyden shared updates to the Facilities Master Plan which he originally crafted in 2008.  As Mr. Leyden indicated the plan is an ongoing work in progress.  The document provides a clear picture as to current and future facilities’ needs.  Mr. Leyden’s plan describes current physical conditions of each of our buildings, with recommendations for upkeep and cost estimates.

Proposed Budget Amendments
Mr. Parisi shared the proposed budget amendments for FY2014 and the rationale for this action.  The appropriate notice has been published in the Daily Herald, and a hearing will be held prior to Board action at the May 19th meeting.

Job Description – Math Intervention Specialist
Dr. Bartelt introduced the job description for a proposed new position entitled Math Intervention Specialist.  The selected candidate would assist classroom teachers with students who require extra support with math concepts.  The Math Intervention Specialist will assist teachers with effective teaching strategies.

Closed Session
A closed session was not required.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:06 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary