REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 23, 2013
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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, September 23, 2013 in the district office, 164 S. Euclid Ave., at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mr. Terry McKeown

Absent: Mrs. Fina Klco, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Adam Parisi, Nanci Greene, Deyana Matt, Greg Leyden, Caitlin Bull, Jean Raimondi, Kathy Ogden

Hearing
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to open the budget hearing for public comments.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

As no one from the audience chose to comment, a motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to close the budget hearing at 7:02 p.m.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 8-26-13; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $170,419.26, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $86,421.74, Transportation Fund in the amount of $49,332.57, the Tort Fund in the amount of $156.50, Payroll (8-25-13) in the amount of $340,242.22 and (9-10-13) in the amount of $437,055.15 as shown in F.D. 9/23/13-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 9/23/13-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 9/23/13-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 9/23/13-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 9/23/13-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 9/23/13-6; the Employment of Dan Slowik as a special ed parapro at Westfield effective 8-22-13 for a salary of $11.68/hr., Nancy Young as a parapro at Erickson effective 8-27-13 for a salary of $11.68/hr., Natalie Gorski as a differentiated specialist parapro district-wide effective 8-28-13 for a salary of $11.68/hr., Kari Grady as a special ed parapro at Erickson effective 9-3-13 for a salary of $10.88/hr., Jennifer Keicher as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-3-13 for  a salary of $11.89/hr., Jacqueline Juhas as a parapro at Erickson effective 9-5-13 for a salary of $11.68/hr., Nicole Spencer as a parapro at Erickson effective 9-5-13 for a salary of $11.68/hr., Cosimo Patano as a special ed parapro at Westfield effective 9-9-13 for a salary of $11.68/hr., Jessica Lustyk as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-9-13 for a salary of $11.68/hr., the Resignation of Justyna Wojnowska as a parapro at Erickson effective 8-21-13, Victoria Svazas as a parapro at Westfield effective 8-22-13, AnnMarie Willma as a parapro at Erickson effective 8-23-13, Danielle Goebbert as a parapro at Erickson effective 8-30-13, Alison Kossack as a parapro at Erickson effective 8-30-13, Steve Gorski as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-6-13, FY2013-14 Extra Duty assignments.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Peterson, Birkley, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 4 – 0

October 11th Institute
Dr. Waugh shared information on activities planned for the October 11th Institute Day.  Staff members will continue their training on the Charlotte Danielson teacher evaluation model with representatives from the Regional Office of Education in the morning session.  The afternoon session will consist of continued training on the Common Core UbD mapping with a consultant from ASCD.

Dr. Waugh presented a chart of District committees and the list of representatives from each building who serve on them.

Dr. Bartelt led the group in a discussion on the first four chapters of the book, Curriculum 21.  The Board is participating in its first book study, and will dedicate a portion of the board meeting quarterly to discuss various aspects of the book.  Dr. Bartelt shared a film clip featuring Heidi Hayes Jacobs, an expert on Curriculum Mapping.

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:  Cyndi Bringer, Paul Taylor, Karma Krzysiak, Jon Perry, and Jennifer Keicher for assisting Westfield’s art teacher Deyana Matt, with her “International Dot Day” project.

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Bartelt reported that three FOIA requests had been received since the last meeting.  Lisabeth Searing from Illinois Wesleyan School of Nursing requested job descriptions for the school nurse and health assistant.  Jake Griffin from the Daily Herald asked that copies of all pre-conference registration fees paid to-date for the 2013 School Board Conference being emailed to him.  And, Vince Saviano, a resident in the Marquardt & Glenbard school districts, requested archived information on district boundaries.

Approval of FY2014 Budget (F.D. 9/23/13-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to adopt the 2013-2014 budget as presented, and authorize its members to sign the appropriate form for the State Board of Education.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Lancaster, Birkley, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 4 – 0

Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! R#1 (F.D. 9/23/13-8)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS!  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Resolution for Certification of Previous Serious Safety Hazard Findings R#2 (F.D. 9/23/13-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the Resolution for Certification of Previous Serious Safety Hazard Findings and authorize the President and Secretary to sign said resolution.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Resolution in Support of School Principals R#3 (F.D. 9/23/13-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution in Support of School Principals, and authorize each member to sign said resolution.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Westfield Music Field Trip to St. Louis (F.D. 9/23/13-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the St. Louis music field trip for Westfield Middle School from April 25 to April 27, 2014.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Peterson, Lancaster, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 4 – 0

Approval of Strategic Plan Initiatives (F.D. 9/23/13-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the Strategic Plan Initiatives for 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16, as presented and shown in F.D. 9/23/13-12.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Lancaster, Peterson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 4 – 0

The Board will hold further discussions regarding the Strategic Plan at its March retreat.

Approval of Change Order to Performance Contracting (F.D. 9/23/13-13)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the change order to the performance contract with ESG to replace the air conditioning equipment at Westfield Middle and Erickson Schools at a cost not to exceed $849,400 as shown in F.D. 9/23/13-13.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Birkley, Lancaster, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 4 – 0

Board Policy First Readings
Dr. Bartelt shared a draft of a new Board policy which addresses teen dating violence.  School districts are now required, due to changes in Illinois law, to have a policy in place which demonstrates the District’s intolerance for teen dating violence.  Policy 7:185 will be sent to the District’s attorney for review prior to the October meeting.

Job Order Contracting
Mr. Leyden provided information on the process of Job Order Contracting.  Job Order Contracting is a form of procuring construction services at a lower cost by
partnering with a larger entity and joining the Cooperative.  Mr. Leyden cited a number of reasons why joining the Co-op would be beneficial to the District, i.e., lower prices, reduced time in acquiring proposals/quotes, and an acquired knowledge of procurement laws.  The City of Naperville has invited the District and other local public organizations, such as the Village of Bloomingdale, to join the Co-op at no cost or obligation to the District.

Annual Schools’ Tour
The Board took its annual tour of schools on September 16 to assess work completed over the summer months.  Once again, board members expressed their appreciation for the visual appeal of the buildings and grounds, and thanked Mr. Leyden for his efforts.

Triple I Conference
The Board held a brief discussion on plans for the Triple I Conference in November.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary