REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, December 15, 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, December 15, 2014 in the District Office, 164 S. Euclid Avenue, Bloomingdale, Illinois at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Mr. Terry McKeown (Mrs. Susan Lancaster entered the meeting at 7:11 p.m.)

Absent: Mr. Cary Moreth

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Adam Parisi, Paul Taylor, Karl Volkman, Kathy Ogden

Public Hearing
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to open the public hearing to provide an opportunity for citizens to comment on the tentative tax levy.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

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

The hearing was closed at 7:02 p.m.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the items in the Consent Agenda,  as amended, which included Minutes from the Regular Meeting held 11-24-14; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $67,627.16, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $33,625.28, the Transportation Fund in the amount of $76,921.49, Payroll (11-10-14) in the amount of $416,828.86, (11-24-14) in the amount of $421,171.65 and shown in F.D. 12/15/14-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 12/15/14-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 12/15/14-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 12/15/14-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 12/15/14-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 12/15/14-6; the Employment of Kelly Ordoqui as District Technician effective 12-22-14 for a salary of $34,800, Alfonso Gutierrez as District Technician effective 12-22-14 for a salary of $33,000; the Resignations of Graham Burns as District Technician effective 12-5-14, Dawn Percudani as crossing guard for DuJardin effective 11-28-14; Sick Leaves for Miriam Becker, Gr. 1 teacher at DuJardin for a term of 11-3-14 thru 11-21-14, Joan Nelson, Gr. 1 teacher at DuJardin for a term of 11-17-14 thru 11-21-14, a FMLA for Peter Delgado, custodian at DuJardin for a term of 10-31-14 thru 1-23-15.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Birkley, Klco, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Bartelt recommended March 9 as the date for the Board Retreat.  The date was agreed upon, and the meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office conference room.  The subject of the retreat will be a discussion of this year’s book study selection, A World Class Education:  Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation.

Dr. Bartelt shared a recap of the IASA roll-out meeting held December 8 regarding Vision 20/20.  Vision 20/20 is a multi-organizational initiative to create an education system that meets the needs of all students.  The plan focuses on four specific areas:  Highly Effective Educators, 21st Century Learning, Shared Accountability, and Equitable and Adequate Funding.  Dr. Bartelt shared a timeline for the implementation of various phases of the plan.  Later in tonight’s meeting, he will recommend that the Board adopt a resolution showing the District’s support of this plan.

Dr. Waugh gave a brief summary of documents previously provided to the Board via the Thursday Letter, which described various curriculum items/activities, i.e., PARCC testing. Dr. Waugh indicated that teachers have already gone on-line to take practice tests, and students in grades 3-8 will soon do so as well. 

Dr. Bartelt shared a visual on live birth data through Forecast5 which will be used to develop enrollment projections to be provided at the regular meeting in January.

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 shared information regarding two FOIA requests received since the last board meeting.

Second Reading/Adoption of Board Policies and Procedures (F.D. 12/15/14-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the two (amended and new) board policies and twenty-two new administrative procedures as presented.

Roll Call Vote

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

Working Cash Fund Levy (F.D. 12/15/14-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Working Cash Fund Levy resolution as amended and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign it.

Roll Call Vote

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

Certificate of Tax Levy (F. D. 12/15/14-9)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to certify compliance with the Truth in Taxation Act, approve the Certificate of Tax Levy, authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the necessary documents, and authorize the finance director to deliver these to the County Clerk’s office by the last Tuesday in December.

Roll Call Vote

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

Board of Education Meeting Schedule (F.D. 12/15/14-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the meeting dates as shown in F.D. 12/15/14-10.  Voice Vote: all ayes

Board Resolution Supporting Vision 20/20 (F.D. 12/15/14-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution in Support of Vision 20/20.

Roll Call Vote

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

Draft of 2015-2016 School Calendar
The Board reviewed a draft of the 2015-2016 school calendar.  Members expressed their appreciation for Lake Park’s calendar being closer aligned with the elementary districts’.

Closed Session – Employment of Personnel
 A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to enter into a closed session at 7:50 p.m. after a short break 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.  5 ILCS120/2(c)(1) as amended by P.A 93-0057.

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board returned to regular session at 8:16 p.m.

Other
In answer to a question from Ms. Peterson, Dr. Bartelt gave an explanation concerning the size of equipment being installed in the new playground at DuJardin Elementary.

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 8:19 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary