REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 2014 in the District Office, 164 S. Euclid Avenue, Bloomingdale at 7:01 p.m.

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

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Heather Grover-Farris, Adam Parisi, Kat Lents, Danielle Fenn, Michael Moyski, Attorney Robb Cooper (entered the meeting at 8:15), Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included Minutes from the Regular and Closed Session Meetings held 9-29-14; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $444,680.28, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $94,858.25, the Transportation Fund in the amount of $99,175.50, the Tort Fund in the amount of $100.00, Payroll (9-25-14) in the amount of $396,348.05 and (10-10-14) in the amount of $418,866.37 and shown in F.D. 10/27/14-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 10/27/14-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 10/27/14-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 10/27/14-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 10/27/14-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 10/27/14-6; the Employment of Bryan Micklos as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-29-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Emma Kells as a parapro at Erickson effective 9-29-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Andrea Gilbert as an accelerated parapro district-wide effective 10-6-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr.; the Resignation of Genna Sparacino as a parapro at Westfield effective 8-8-14.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Birkley, Klco, Moreth, Peterson, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 - 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Bartelt distributed the book to Board Members that has been chosen for this year’s book study.  The book, A World-Class Education:  Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation was written by Vivien Stewart, and will be the subject of the Board Retreat in March.

Dr. Bartelt presented graphs created through Forecast5Analytics showing ethnicity data and a comparison of the feeder school districts.

Dr. Bartelt shared information from his recent attendance at the IASA State Superintendents’ conference in Springfield.  He was impressed with the selection of this year’s general session speakers, and in particular, Jon Gordon.  Mr. Gordon has written books on such topics as leadership, culture and teamwork.  Other keynote speakers included Hall Davidson, director of Discovery Education, and Rafe Esquith, a teacher from Los Angeles.  Dr. Bartelt also presented a break-out session during the conference.

Michael Moyski, from the District’s auditing firm, Mathieson, Moyski, Austin & Co.,, LLP addressed the Board regarding the FY2014 audit.  Mr. Moyski highlighted certain areas in the audit, and made special note of the District’s achievement of 4.0 status for the 11th year in a row.

State School Report Cards
Board Members viewed the Illinois school report card for District 13 in its new format, which will be released to the public on October 31.  Dr. Waugh described in detail each section of the new report card and how student academic growth was determined.  As the format is considerably different from the old report card and may be difficult for some to interpret, Dr. Bartelt was asked to craft a document that will better explain the aggregated data.

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.  Deniece Hopkins from IEA/NEA requested the names of all non-certified staff, their hire dates, job titles, and number of hours/days worked. Mrs. Ogden complied with Ms. Hopkins’ request in a timely manner.

Closed Session
In order to accommodate Attorney Robb Cooper, a motion to enter into closed session at 8:32 p.m. and move the item up in the agenda was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Moreth for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the district or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the district to determine its validity.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Moreth, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

The Board returned to regular session at 8:55 p.m.

Second Reading/Adoption of Board Policies and Procedures (F.D. 10/27/14-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the second reading and adoption of Board Policies 2:20, 4:60, 4:100, 4:170, 4:175, 5:30, 5:260, 5:280, 6:150, 7:240, 7:250, and Administrative Procedures 4:60 AP3, 4:110 AP1, 4:170 E3, and 7:250 AP1 and shown in F.D. 10/27/14-7.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Moreth, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Peterson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Approval of the FY2014 Audit (F.D. 10/27/14-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the FY2014 Audit as presented.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Birkley, Klco, Moreth, Peterson, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Joint Resolution Against the Passage of Senate Bill 16 (F.D. 10/27/14-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the Joint Resolution Against the Passage of Senate Bill 16, and authorize the Board President and Board Secretary to sign copies of said resolution.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Amendment to the 403(b) Plan Document  (F.D. 10/27/14-10)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve amending the District’s 403(b) Plan document as presented and shown in F.D. 10/27/14-10)

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Peterson, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7  - 0

Amendments to the NDSEC Articles of Agreement (F.D. 10/27/14-11)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the resolution to amend the NDSEC Articles of Agreement.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Klco, Birkley, Lancaster, Peterson, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Review FY2016 Budget for Funds 1 & 5
Mr. Parisi shared preliminary projections for the FY2016 budget, specifically for Funds  1 and 5, Education and IMRF/Social Security Funds.  Funds 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8 were presented to the Board at its September meeting.  Mr. Parisi anticipates presenting a balanced FY2016 budget.

Tentative Tax Levy
Mr. Parisi shared information pertaining to the tentative 2014 tax levy.  A tax levy hearing will be held at the December board meeting in advance of the levy adoption.

Triple “I” Conference
Dr. Bartelt shared his recommendations for Board attendance at various break-out sessions at the School Board Conference in November.

Other
Mr. McKeown expressed his appreciation for board member participation in school board activities, and the fact that five of the seven members have achieved Master School Board Member status.

Board Members were pleased with the IASB fall dinner keynote speaker, Mr. Mawi Asgedom.

Ms. Peterson expressed her pleasure with the new lighting in the Board Room, and thanked Greg Leyden for his efforts.

Potential Action Item (Re-employment of the Superintendent)
In order for Dr. Bartelt to have the opportunity to review his proposed contract extension, this item was tabled until the November meeting.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary