REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, January 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, January 28, 2013 in the district office at 7:02 p.m.

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

Absent: Ms. Tamara Peterson

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Amanda Belanger, Adam Parisi, Heidi Weeks, Deyana Matt, Greg Leyden, Mike Steffens, Erin Davis, Alison amasta, Sandy McGuckin, Leslie Stavnem, Carol Ehrhardt, Robb Cooper, Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve all items in the Consent Agenda which included the minutes from the Regular and Closed Session meetings held 12-17-12; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $315,067.07, the Operations & Maintenance Fund for $84,285.95, Transportation Fund for $82,767.35, Tort Fund for $100.00, Payroll (1-10-13) for $395,932.75 as shown in F.D. 1/28/13-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 1/28/13-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 1/28/13-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 1/28/13-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 1/28/13-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 1/28/13-6; the Employment of Zachary Borgman as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 1-10-13 for a salary of $11.12, Rebecca Fink as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 1-7-13 for salary of $11.12, Tricia Wilkerson as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 1-7-13 for a salary of $11.12, the Resignation of Sara Anzalone as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 1-18-13, Brian Buri as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 12-21-12, Michelle Dimas as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 12-21-12, Derek Kieninger as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 12-21-12, Ericka Pernecky as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 12-21-12, a Workers Compensation Medical leave for Nicole Koszuta effective 12-18-12 (am only), 12-20-12, 12-21-12, 1-7-13 thru 1-18-13; a Transfer for Vaishali Shah from a paraprofessional to kindergarten teacher at DuJardin/Erickson, Anthony Tenca from a special education paraprofessional to paraprofessional at Westfield.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Belanger shared activities planned for the March county-wide institute day. Staff will have four to five internal sessions to choose from dealing with the common core that will be presented by staff members. She also reported that professional development opportunities will again be offered this summer with the focus on implementing the common core. Dr. Belanger explained the changes that are coming with the ISATs. The community will be informed of these changes and the impact they will have on test scores. Changes will be made to the MAP testing to better align with the common core.

Greg Leyden shared results from recent bid lettings held for asphalt replacement at DuJardin and fire alarm replacement at Erickson. He also shared information on other projects slated for next summer. Mr. Leyden gave an overview of the District’s current bandwidth capability. The District will need to increase its bandwidth in order to accommodate the requirements of the new PARCC testing anticipated in the 2014-2015 school year.

Dr. Bartelt shared an update as to the progress being made in the strategic planning process. A number of parent, staff, and administrative personnel focus group meetings have been held with representatives from ECRA. Information gleaned from this data gathering will be shared by ECRA in April or May. Samples of strategic planning reports will be included in an upcoming Thursday Letter. Dr. Bartelt also informed board members that the parent and community surveys planned for this cycle will be administered in late March, early April.

Dr. Bartelt reminded the Board of its responsibility to evaluate his performance as Superintendent no later than June 1st of this year.

Sandy McGuckin, with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, reported on the District’s ELL program. Mrs. McGuckin shared statistics on the program’s
enrollment from 2010-2013. There are 13 different languages currently represented in the program. She discussed the six levels of English Language
Proficiency. A student will be classified level six (Formerly Limited-English Proficient/Now Fully-English Proficient) when all criteria have been met.

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:

Second Reading/Adoption of Board Policies 2:125, 2:200, 2:220, 5:125, 5:30 (F.D. 12/17/12-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve Policy 5:125 (Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct) and the amendments to Policies 2:125 (Board Member Expenses), 2:200 (Types of Board of Education Meetings), 2:220 (Board of Education Meeting Procedure), and 5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria) as presented and shown in F.D. 12/17/12-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Removal of Administrative Procedures 5:52 and 5:53 (F.D. 12/17/12-8)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the removal of Administrative Procedures 5:52 (Educational Support Personnel – Retirement Enhancement) and 5:53 (Administrative Personnel Retirement Enhancement) until further notice, as presented.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution – Working Cash Fund Levy (F.D. 12/17/12-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to continue its levying for a working cash fund by approving the resolution and authorize its President and Secretary to sign it.

Roll Call Vote

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

Certificate of Tax Levy (F.D. 12/17/12-10)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth 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 and shown in F.D. 12/17/12-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution Authorizing Participation in the Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund (F.D. 12/17/12-11)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution Authorizing Participation in the Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund and shown in F.D. 12/17/12-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Approval of Contract with PMA Financial Network, Inc. (F.D. 12/17/12-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to authorize the Superintendent to sign the contract with PMA Financial Network, Inc. as presented and shown in F.D. 12/17/12-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

Board of Education Meeting Schedule (F.D. 12/17/12-13)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the meeting dates as shown in F.D. 12/17/12-13. Voice Vote: all ayes

Strategic Planning Update
Dr. Bartelt updated the Board on the strategic planning process to-date. A schedule of various focus group meetings to be facilitated by a representative from ECRA was reviewed by members. The Board will work on the strategic plan at its tentatively scheduled retreat on March 11.

Playground Update
Mark Dwyer shared an update on the “Playground Fun for Everyone” project. Construction of this project, while it will benefit all children, meets the needs of children with special needs and will provide more opportunities for accessibility. Mr. Dwyer shared efforts by the committee, which included a number of fundraising events and grant applications. On April 6, a spaghetti dinner with entertainment and raffles will be held at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. The Olive Garden Restaurant is generously donating the food, and Don Helmig has offered to open the golf club for the event, free of charge.

Performance Contracting
Dr. Bartelt discussed the subject of performance contracting as it relates to maintenance and upkeep of District facilities while being cognizant of energy efficiency. In the coming months, project needs will be discussed, as well as the appropriate solutions for each. Dr. Bartelt encouraged members to review Mr. Leyden’s “Facilities Master Plan”, updated in April 2012, to assist them in their decision making.

Topics for Future Agendas
At Mrs. Klco’s request, Dr. Bartelt will confirm the eighth grade graduation date with Lake Park to avert any possible conflicts.

Closed Session
A motion was made at 8:19 p.m. by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to enter into closed session after a five-minute break for the purpose of discussing student disciplinary cases 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(9); and collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board returned to regular session at 9:28 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:29 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary