REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 23, 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, June 23, 2014 in the District Office, 164 S. Euclid Ave., Bloomingdale at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Mr. Terry McKeown

Absent: Mrs. Fina Klco, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Jillian Justice, Adam Parisi, Tiffany Denning, Leslie Fisher, Kathy Ogden (left the meeting at 7:05 p.m.)

Public Hearing
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Moreth to open the hearing for public comments on the proposed amended FY2014 budget.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

As no one from the audience chose to comment, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to close the hearing.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included Minutes from the Regular Meeting held 5-19-14; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $342,620.76, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $79,834.81, the Transportation Fund in the amount of $97,311.34, the Tort Fund in the amount of $500.00, Payroll (5-25-14) in the amount of $411,146.06 and (6-10-14) in the amount of $420,165.19 as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-6; Employment of Kaitlin Hillner as Grade 3 teacher at DuJardin effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $41,173, Danielle Fenn as a Gr. 3 teacher at DuJardin effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $41,173, Keri Bowman as a Gr. 4 teacher at DuJardin effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $45,884, Sarah Plecki as a Gr. 3 teacher at Erickson effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $44,637, Felicia Tokarz as a Gr. 1 teacher at Erickson effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $42,013, Layne Winiarczyk as a Gr. 4 teacher at Erickson effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $42,013, Jillian Justice as a Social Worker at Erickson effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $45,884, Brittany Giammarino as a speech therapist at DuJardin effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $45,884, Briana Hook as a speech therapist at Erickson effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $45,884; the Resignations of Jessica Lustyk as a parapro at Westfield effective 5-30-14, Cosimo Patano as a parapro at Westfield effective 5-30-14, Julie Vana as a special ed parapro at DuJardin effective 5-30-14; a Change of Position for Jamie Knapstein from a Gr. 4 teacher to Gr,. 5 teacher at Erickson effective 8-18-14, Heather Miller from a Gr. 2 teacher to Gr. 4 teacher at Erickson effective 8-18-14; a Maternity Leave for Alison Camasta as a Gr. 1 teacher at DuJardin for the 2014-2015 school year; a Re-hire for Joan Nelson as Gr. 1 teacher at DuJardin effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $66,173, Vaishali Shah as part-time kindergarten teacher at DuJardin effective 8-18-14 for a salary of $27,713.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Birkley, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 – 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Waugh led the group in this year’s final book study discussion on Curriculum 21:  Essential Education for a Changing World.  The Board’s discussion focused on three essential questions:  1) What are the key trends that we need to pay attention to?  2) What does a well-educated person in the 21st Century need to know and be able to do? 3) How can we get all of our students globally ready?

Dr. Waugh shared results from the ECRA Spring 2014 Writing Assessment and a comparison of scores from fall to spring.

Dr. Waugh provided a list of staff development activities and workshops held throughout the 2013-2014 school year. 

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 community:

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Bartelt indicated that one FOIA request had been received since the Board last met.  Adam Andrzejewski, OpenTheBooks.com, requested a list via electronic copy of all payments paid to vendors from the period January 2008 – December 31.  Mrs. Ogden complied with Mr. Andrzejewski’s request in a timely manner.

Board Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015 (F.D. 6/23/14-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the meeting dates per the attached list.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Closed Session Minutes Review & Destruction of Audio Tapes (F.D. 6/23/14-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the continued unavailability of closed session minutes, and the destruction of closed session audio tapes for the period of August 27, 2012 thru December 17, 2012.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Transfer of Interest (F.D. 6/23/14-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the resolution for transfer of interest between accounts as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Birkley, Moreth, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Prevailing Wage Resolution (F.D. 6/23/14-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the resolution pertaining to the Prevailing Wage Act in the State of Illinois and shown in F.D. 6/23/14-10.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Birkley, Moreth, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Resolution to Designate Person to Prepare the Budget (F.D. 6/23/14-11)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution to designate Adam Parisi to prepare the budget for FY2015 as shown in
F.D. 6//23/14-11.  

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Wojcicki, Birkley, Lancaster, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Pre-authorization of July Bills (F.D. 6/23/14-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to pre-authorize bills for payment in a timely fashion in July as per a memo from Adam Parisi, and authorize the Board President to sign that memo for Board records.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Moreth, Birkley, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Approval of Strategic Plan Initiatives (F.D. 6/23/14-13)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Strategic Plan Initiatives for 2014-2015, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 as presented.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Approval of Support Staff Raises (F.D. 6/23/14-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the proposed raises for Educational Support Personnel for the 2014-2015 school year and shown in F.D. 6/23/14-14.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Lancaster, Moreth, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

2014-2015 Administrator Salaries/Raises (F.D. 6/23/14-15)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Administrative Salaries for 2014-2015 as outlined in the spreadsheet from Mr. Parisi and shown in F.D. 6/23/14-15.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Moreth, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Funds into the Debt Service Fund (F.D. 6/23/14-16)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Funds into the Debt Service Fund as shown in F.D. 6/23/14-16.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Moreth, Birkley, Lancaster, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Review FY15 Budget for Funds 1 & 5
Mr. Parisi presented an update to the FY15 budget for the education and retirement funds.  Due, in part, to the probability of loss in state revenue and an increase in expenditures due to the PARCC implementation, the District anticipates facing a tough year. Total expenditures will increase by 2.3%.

Common Core Implementation
Dr. Bartelt provided additional information regarding the implementation of the Common Core to further equip board members with the knowledge and resources to adequately share information with the community.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mr. Moreth to enter into closed session for the purpose of the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Moreth, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

The Board returned to regular session at 8:56 p.m.

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to adjourn the meeting.  Voice Vote: 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:01 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary