REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, May 20, 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, May 20, 2013 in the district office 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. Amanda Belanger, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Dr. Betsy Niemiec, Lisa Domino, Sue Noren, Dina Tenerelli, Justine Albig, Adam Parisi, Heather Miller, Christine Scharf,Peggy Schmuldt, Julie Gajewski, Amanda Vreeland, Sue Metzger, Patrick Scharf, Sheila Zagotta, Pam Gruzynski,Leah Mirante, Lauren McDonald, Laura Dulian, Dawn Reich, Deyana Matt, Michael Bratkovich, Stefan Larsson, Heidi Weeks, Gina Gattuso, Stacy Johnston, Patti Edwards, Karen Petelle, Dr. Debbie Kling, Greg Leyden, Carol Ehrhardt, Karl Volkman, Dr. John Markgraf, Mark Dwyer

Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included the Special and Closed Session Minutes from 5-1-13; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $103,842.85, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $31,030.55, the Transportation Fund for $81,846.49, the Tort Fund for $100.00, Payroll (4-25-13) in the amount of $371,833.14 and (5-10-13) in the amount of $402,509.93; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-6; the Employment of Michael Bratkovich as an 8th grade Algebra/LA teacher effective 8-12-13 for a salary of *$38,474, Nick Salloum as a summer custodian effective 5-28-13 for a salary of $9.50/hr., Evonne Waugh as Assistant Superintendent effective 7-1-13 for a salary of $122,000; Resignations for Katherine Hawley as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 4-17-13, Denise Irving as a teacher at Westfield effective 5-24-13; a Sick Leave for Nicole Koszuta for a term of 4-18-13 thru 5-3-13; a Transfer for Ted Gernand as a paraprofessional to summer custodian effective 5-28-13, Nicole Koszuta from a kindergarten teacher at DuJardin & Erickson to first grade teacher at DuJardin, Greg Rzemieniecki from a paraprofessional to summer custodian effective 5-28-13; a Rehire for Ryan Baird from summer custodian to part-time summer custodian effective 5-6-13, Marco Parducci as a summer custodian effective 5-28-13; an Addendum to 2012-2013 Extra Duty, and Extra Duty Assignments for 2013-2014.  *Salary increase to be determined pending new teacher contract.

Roll Call Vote

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

Dr. Evonne Waugh was introduced as the District’s new Assistant Superintendent for Learning replacing Dr. Amanda Belanger for the 2013-2014 school year.

Superintendent’s Report
The three school improvement teams gave their annual presentations to the Board.  Prior to the presentations, board members were treated to short video clips of students sharing their thoughts on what they each enjoy about their school.

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:

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Bartelt reported that three FOIA requests had been received since the last meeting.  Bob Baier of Sheet Metal Workers Local 265 requested information pertaining to HVAC work planned for the summer.  Marty Turek requested information regarding the District’s technology equipment and maintenance, i.e., list of computer servers, upgrade schedule, and annual budget.  Jake Griffin, a reporter for the Daily Herald is doing research on teachers who attended the IEA/NEA conference in April.  (This does not apply to District 13 as our teachers belong to IFT/AFT.)  All requests were complied with in a timely manner.

Treasurer’s Bond(F.D. 5/20/13-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the naming of Adam Parisi as School Treasurer and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the required affirmation form for the DuPage ROE as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

IASB Membership Renewal F.D. 5/20/13-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve renewal of its membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards for the coming year as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Approval of Capital Projects (F.D. 5/20/13-9)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve ESG Change Order #1 as presented.

Roll Call Vote

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

Approval of Capital Outlay Equipment/Tech/Furniture (F.D. 5/20/13-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the purchase of the Priority 1 capital outlay items for the Fiscal Year 2014 as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution Establishing Depository of School Funds (F.D. 5/20/13-11)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the establishment of depository of school funds as outlined in the resolution, and authorize its officers to sign said resolution as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Give Authority to Designated Personnel for the Purpose of Assigning Funds (F.D. 5/20/13-12)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution giving authority to designated personnel to assign district funds, and authorize its officers to sign said resolution as shown in F.D. 5/20/13-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

Review FY14 Budget for Funds 2,3,4,7, and 8
The Board reviewed a draft of the FY14 budget for Operations, Debt, Transportation, Work Cash and Tort funds. Mr. Parisi is projecting a balanced budget.

2013 IASB Conference Planning
Registration and housing materials for the 2013 School Board Conference will be available June 10. All board members indicated their intent to attend this year’s conference. Mrs. Ogden will handle the arrangements based on their preferences.

Topics for Future Agendas
Mrs. Klco suggested a future topic which addresses possible internship programs similar to the principal internship program which ran for two years. Dr. Bartelt recommended waiting until the new administrators gained more in-district experience.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to enter into closed session after a brief recess at 8:33 p.m. for the purpose of 1) discussing 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), and 2) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).  

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board returned to regular session at 8:40 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 8:41 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary