REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday,April 30, 2012
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President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, April 30, 2012 in the district office at 7:02 p.m.

Roll Call

Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mr. Terry McKeown, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson (Mrs. Susan Lancaster entered the meeting at 7:04 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Amanda Belanger, Adam Parisi, Marcy Parisi, Jonathan Ross (Elmhurst student), Heidi Weeks, Kristen Novotny, Sally Filipiak, Pam Gruzynski, Stacy Johnston, Dr. Debbie Kling, Greg Leyden, Ryan Anderson, Jim Roberts, Kathy Ogden, (Dr. Robb Cooper, attorney, entered the meeting at 10:05 p.m.)

Ms. Peterson welcomed audience members. Dr. Perkins introduced Adam Parisi as the finance director-elect who replaces Mrs. Janis Prehn beginning July 1. Dr. Perkins also re-introduced Stacy Johnston who was recently chosen to fill the elementary assistant principal position when Nancy Green retires at the end of the school year.

Consent Agenda
After introductions were made for Mr. Parisi and Mrs. Johnston, a motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve all items in the Consent Agenda which included the Minutes from the Regular Session held 3-19-12; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $446,673.35, the Operations & Maintenance Fund for $84,215.13, the Transportation Fund for $104,856.81, the Tort Fund for $100.00, Payroll (3-25-12) for $401,317.34 and (4-10-12) for $405,129.18 as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-1; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-6; the Employment of Megan Cravens as a LA teacher at Westfield effective 8-13-12 for a salary of $44,645.00, Lauryn Motto as a music teacher at Erickson effective 8-13-12 for a salary of $37,705, Adam Parisi as finance director effective 7-1-12 for a salary of $75,000, Anthony Reiser as a part-time custodian at Westfield effective 5-29-1 for a salary of $10.00/hour; Parental Leave for Erin Guge effective 8-13-12 to 8-13 term, a Personal Illness Leave for Denise Irving effective 4-2-12 to 4-23-12 term, Personal Illness Leave for Sandy McGuckin effective 4-30-12 to 6-6-12 term; a Transfer for Ryan Baird from parapro to summer custodian effective 5-30-12, Angel Frattinger from a parapro to substitute ESL teacher effective 4-30-12, Irv Gerts from a part-time custodian to full-time custodian effective 7-1-12, Stacy Johnston from a 4th grade teacher to assistant principal for Erickson & DuJardin, Leah Mirante from a 5th grade teacher to district gifted specialist effective 8-6-12, Greg Rzemienciecki from a parapro to summer custodian effective 5-30-12, Michael Warble from a parapro to a substitute teacher effective 4-2-12; Retirement for Linda Segal effective 5-30-12; Rehire for Brian Hess as a summer custodian effective 5-15-12, Steven Griffith as a summer custodian effective 5-15-12, Marco Parducci as a summer custodian effective 5-30-12; an Extra Duty Addendum.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Mr. Jim Roberts, principal of Lake Park East High School and representative for the Illinois Principals' Association, announced the selection of Dr. Debbie Kling as this year’s recipient of the DuPage Middle School Principal of the Year award. Mr. Roberts cited the increase in test scores, her presentation at workshops, and a strong work ethic as some of the qualities Dr. Kling possesses, and which qualified her for this award. Dr. Kling was nominated by Dr. Perkins.

Dr. Perkins and Dr. Kling shared information regarding a proposal put together by Westfield students to implement a Food/Cooking Club. As there were no objections by board members, this program will be available to students next school year with staff member Deyana Matt serving as advisor.

Dr. Belanger gave a report on the status of the accelerated program. Using results from the MAP and ISAT tests, ECRA Group's data analysis determined that there was significant growth in the reading and math programs at all schools. However, the 3rd through 5th grade reading program showed the largest gains. DuJardin's fifth grade teacher, Leah Mirante, will change her position next school year and join Pam Gruzynski as a gifted program specialist.

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:

Other
Board members who attended the National School Board Conference in Boston shared feedback on various workshops attended.

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins reported on two FOIA requests received since the March board meeting. Mr. Baier from Sheet Metal Worker’s Local 265 requested a list of summer projects, as well as the assigned contractors’ information. Ms. Colleen Feldman, marketing coordinator for Invo HealthCare Associates, Inc. requested therapy rates for special needs students related to occupational and physical therapy, speech and language pathology, school psychology and social work. Both requests were addressed in a timely manner.

Retirement Enhancement Requests
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to table the action item Retirement Enhancement Request until after a discussion can be held in closed session (scheduled later on the agenda). Voice Vote: all ayes

Paper Bids (F.D. 4/30/12-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the paper bid from Midland Paper Co. in the amount of $23,437.26.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolutions to Honor Teachers and School Nurses (F.D. 4/30/12-9 & 10)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the resolutions of appreciation honoring teachers and school nurses and sign said resolutions. Voice Vote: all ayes

Capital Outlay – Equipment/Tech/Furniture (F.D. 4/30/12-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the purchase of capital outlay items for FY2013 as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Award of Contractor Proposals for Building Maintenance Projects (F.D. 4/30/12-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the contractor recommendations for project work previously approved by the Board as per the memo from Mr. Leyden.

Roll Call Vote

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

Special Education Transportation Contract (F.D. 4/30/12-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the NDSEC special education contract with Septran, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the appropriate documents as shown in F.D. 4/30/12-13.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution for Terms of Office (F.D. 4/30/12-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to adopt the Resolution for Terms of Office and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign it. Voice Vote: all ayes

Election of Board Officers
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to open the nominations for Office of the President. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mr. Moreth nominated Mr. McKeown for President.

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to close the nominations for Office of the President. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mr. McKeown was elected President of the Board by acclamation.

A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to open the nominations for Office of the Vice President. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mrs. Wojcicki nominated Mrs. Birkley for the Office of Vice President.

Ms. Peterson nominated herself for the Office of Vice President.

A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to close the nominations for Office of the Vice President. Voice Vote: all ayes

Votes for each nominee were cast with Mrs. Birkley receiving one affirmative and Ms. Peterson receiving six. Ms. Peterson was elected Vice President of the Board.

Mrs. Klco nominated Mrs. Birkley for the Office of Secretary, who declined the nomination. Mrs. Klco then nominated Mrs. Wojcicki for the Office of Secretary.

Mrs. Wojcicki was elected Secretary of the Board by acclamation.

Presidential appointments were made as follows: Mrs. Fina Klco will continue to serve as the liaison for B.I.G., with Mr. Moreth serving as alternate; Mrs. Wojcicki will continue as the Board representative for CHARACTER COUNTS!, as well as the liaison for the Education Foundation. In addition, she will serve as the NDSEC representative, with Mrs. Birkley serving as alternate. Mrs. Birkley will continue as the Board representative to LEND.

Educational Support Staff Raises
The Board reviewed proposed 2012-2013 raises for the educational support staff. The Board will act on these proposals at its May meeting.

Update of November 2008 Facility Needs Long Range Plan
Mr. Leyden presented his updated Facilities Master Plan (originally crafted in 2008). The purpose of this plan is to keep the Board apprised of current and future needs for the district buildings and grounds, and the potential financial impact. The Board will review Mr. Leyden’s plan annually.

Kudos to Mr. Leyden for a well-planned document.

First Reading for Amending Policy 6:60
The Board held a first reading for amending Policy 6:60 – Instruction, related to internet safety implementation for students.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session – Employment of Personnel
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco at 8:45 p.m. to enter into closed session after a five-minute recess 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 ILCS 120/2(c)(1), as amended by P.A. 93-0057. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 10:05 p.m.

Retirement Enhancement Requests (F.D. 4/30/12-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the retirement enhancement requests for five teachers (Paul Taylor, Jan Salach, Sharon Jensen, Cindy Rynning, and Patricia Meyer).

Roll Call Vote

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

A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the retirement enhancement request of Christina Ross (support staff member).

Roll Call Vote

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

A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the retirement enhancement request of Kathy Wolowiec (support staff member).

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: None
Nays: McKeown, Moreth, Birkley, Lancaster, Wojcicki, Peterson
Abstain: Klco

A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mr. Moreth to direct the superintendent to begin the process to repeal administrative procedures/policies 5:52 AP (Educational Support Personnel Retirement Enhancement) and 5:53 AP (Administrator Retirement Enhancement). Voice Vote: all ayes

Other
Ms. Peterson reviewed with the Board dates ahead in the coming months requiring or encouraging Board attendance.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary