REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2013 in the district office, 164 S. Euclid Ave., 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: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Mr. Cary Moreth, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Mr. Terry McKeown

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included the Special Meeting Minutes from 9-16-13 and the Regular Minutes from 9-23-13, the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $358,224.64, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $76,320.33, the Transportation Fund in the amount of $83,228.32, the Tort Fund in the amount of $100.00, Payroll (9-25-13) in the amount of $398,637.81 and (10-10-13) in the amount of $407,191.89 as shown in F.D. 10/28/13; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 10/28/13-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 10/28/13-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 10/28/13-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 10/28/13-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 10/28/13-6; the Employment of Derek Kieninger as a special ed parapro at Westfield effective 10-7-13 for a salary of $12.35/hr., the Resignation of Dan Slowik as a special ed parapro at Westfield effective 10-4-13, an Amendment to a Retirement Request for Christina Ross.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Waugh shared information regarding the process for a new textbook adoption as it relates to the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. 

Dr. Bartelt offered his recommendation for reimbursed expenses incurred while at the upcoming school board conference.  He will supply board members with a list of suggested panel discussions which will be beneficial in their roles.

Dr. Bartelt shared enrollment projections from Mr. Parisi for 2014-2015.  At the request of Ms. Peterson, next year’s projection figures will represent totals for each grade level.

Mark Dwyer provided historical information on the DuJardin playground project.  Approximately $120,000 was raised through fundraising efforts.  Mr. Dwyer, along with Lani Chaplik, a representative from ParKreation, presented three options for the design of the new playground at DuJardin.  Each design has the option of using full tiles safety surface or partial tiles and Fibar (shredded wood fiber) safety surfaces.  A decision as to which option will be chosen will be made by Dr. Bartelt in conjunction with Mark Dwyer, FGM Architects, and Building & Grounds Director Greg Leyden, based on possible additional District funding received from the sale of property.

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: 

Annual Application for the Recognition of Schools (F.D. 10/28/13-7)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the annual Application for the Recognition of Schools as presented and shown in F.D. 10/28/13-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Abate Working Cash R#4 (F.D. 10/28/13-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Resolution to Abate Working Cash in the amount of $849,400 and shown in F.D. 10/28/13-8).

Roll Call Vote

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

Second Reading/Adoption of Board Policy 7:185 (F.D. 10/28/13-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve Board Policy 7:185, Teen Dating Violence, as presented.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Approval of Designation of Funds from Sale of Property (F.D. 10/28/13-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the use of the proceeds of the sale of property for the playground project at DuJardin Elementary School.

Roll Call Vote

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

Mr. McKeown expressed his concern for the change from the original presentation to the Board in July 2011 when the playground committee indicated the project would be totally funded by fundraising efforts.  He requested that all parties be more cognizant with any future proposals of this kind.

Resolution Authorizing Participation in Job Order Contracting R#5 (F.D. 10/28/13-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the Resolution Authorizing Participating in Job Order Contracting as presented and shown in F.D. 10/28/13-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

FY2014 Library Grant (F.D. 10/28/13-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve our application for a School Library Grant, and authorize the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent to sign said application.

Roll Call Vote

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

School Energy Efficiency Project Grant Application (F.D. 10/28/13-13)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the application for the School Energy Efficiency Project Grant in the amount of $250,000.   District 13 is committed to providing matching funds as required by the Grant.  School District 13 will comply with all Certifications and Assurances, and Standard terms for the School Energy Efficiency Project Grant as listed in the application.

Roll Call Vote

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

Annual District Audit
Adam Parisi presented the 2013 Audit developed by the District’s auditor, Mathieson Moyski Celer & Co., LLP.  Mike Celer was present to field questions from board members.  For the tenth straight year, the District has earned a perfect 4.0 financial rating.

FY2015 Tentative Budget
The FY2015 tentative budget was reviewed.

Tentative Tax Levy
With the aid of PowerPoint slides, Adam Parisi described the process for crafting the tentative tax levy.  Public notices will appear prior to the November board meeting, at which time, a tax levy hearing will be held.  The adopted tax levy must be submitted to the County Clerk’s office by the last Tuesday in December.

Other
At the request of Mrs. Birkley, Dr. Bartelt will research the possibility of a venue change for the eighth grade graduation.  He will deliver his findings in an upcoming communication to the Board.

2013 State School Report Cards will be released to the public via the District’s website on October 31.

For Information
Informational items included:

Other
Per a request from Ms. Peterson, Dr. Bartelt will obtain confirmation on an issue regarding closed session meetings.

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 9:06 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary