REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday,May 21, 2012
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Vice President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, May 21, 2012 in the district office at 7:02 p.m.

Roll Call

Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Mr. Cary Moreth, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki

Absent: Mr. Terry McKeown

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Amanda Belanger, Sarah Oliver (community member), Betsy Niemiec, Lisa Domino, Al Sparks, Nancy Green, Deyana Matt, Sheila Zagotta, Sue Noren, Stacy Johnston, Justine Albig, Heidi Weeks, Elaine Alex, Amanda Vreeland, Laura Dulian, Janeen Volkman, Dawn Reich, Kim Paleczny, Peg Schmuldt, Leah Mirante, Karl Volkman, Carol Ehrhardt, Laura McDonald, Dr. Debbie Kling, Gina Gattuso (parent), Karen Petelle, Sharon Jenson, Nicole Schmidt, Jeremy Gabriel, Alison Camasta, Ryan Anderson (parent), Laurie Spejcher, Dr. Jon Bartelt, Julie Bartelt, Dr. John Markgraf, Mark Dwyer, Kathy Ogden

Ms. Peterson welcomed audience members.

Consent Agenda
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 and Closed Session Meetings held 4-30-12; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $42,064.05, the Operations & Maintenance Fund for $41,357.88, Debt Service for $500.00, the Transportation Fund for $65,620.63, Payroll (5-10-12) for $411,865.15 as shown in F.D. 5/21/12-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/21/12-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 5/21/12-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 5/21/12-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/21/12-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 5/21/12-6; the Employment of Jill Mastrodeminco as school secretary at Erickson effective 7-30-12 for a salary of $19.00/hour; the Resignation of Danielle Ziganto as a paraprofessional at Erickson & DuJardin effective 5-11-12; Medical Leave for Patricia Edwards effective 5-16-12 through 5-30-12, Sandra McGuckin effective 4-30-12 through 5-30-12; a Transfer for Stephen Gorski from a paraprofessional at Westfield to sixth grade teacher effective 5-16-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
The three school improvement teams gave their annual presentations to the Board each using a different method to highlight work done this school year. The computer-generated programs by Erickson, DuJardin, and Westfield, as well as DuJardin’s “quilt assembly”, gave a clear snapshot into the work being done by staff and students. Each presentation proudly demonstrated the accomplishments, goals, and improvement in student assessment results. Congratulations and thanks went to each team!

Citizen’s Request to Board
Ms. Sarah Oliver addressed the Board regarding her concern for increased taxes, specifically, taxes levied by the school district. Ms. Peterson thanked Ms. Oliver for sharing her concerns with the Board. Dr. Perkins suggested she contact the county assessor’s office to advise them of her concerns as well.

Ms. Peterson called for a five-minute break at 8:25 p.m. before continuing with the agenda.

The Board requested that future presentations by the school improvement teams be scheduled for a special meeting. Due to the number of items requiring their attention during a regularly scheduled meeting, the Board is not able to allow a significant block of time to fully appreciate the work that goes into preparing the school’s presentations.

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:

Treasurer’s Bond (F.D. 5/21/12-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki 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.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, Moreth, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

IASB Membership Renewal (F.D. 5/21/12-8)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve renewal of membership in the Illinois Association of Schools for the 2012-13 school year.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Klco, Birkley, Lancaster, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

Second Reading/Adoption of Board Policy 6:60 (F.D. 5/21/12-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to waive the second reading and adopt the amended Policy 6:60 (Curriculum Content). Voice Vote: all ayes

Dr. Perkins stated he would bring another amendment to the internet access policy to the Board for its June meeting. This change is required for districts that receive E-rate funds.

Approval of Educational Support Staff (ESP) Salaries (F.D. 5/21/12-10)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the proposed raises for Educational Support Personnel for the 2012-2013 school year.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

Award Capital Outlay Equipment Bids (F.D. 5/21/12- 11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the price recommendations for previously approved capital outlay items as outlined in Mrs. Prehn’s memo.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Moreth, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

Contract Recommendations for Capital Project Work (F.D. 5/21/12-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Contractor Recommendation for project work previously approved by the Board as shown in a memo from Mr. Leyden.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Klco, Birkley, Moreth, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

A-1 Roofing Co. will perform roof repairs at the District Office in the amount of $10,040.00.

Resolution Establishing Depository of School Funds (F.D. 5/21/12-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the establishment of depository of school funds as outlined in the resolution, and authorize its officers to sign the resolution.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Moreth, Birkley, Klco, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

Resolution to Give Authority to Designated Personnel for the Purpose of Assigning Funds (F.D. 5/21/12-14)
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 the officers to sign said resolution.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

Waste Removal Services (F.D. 5/21/12-15)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the waste removal bid from Groot Industries, Inc through 2014 .

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Moreth, Birkley, Klco, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6-0

Park District Water Connection (F.D. 5/21/12-16)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the park district’s request to tie into our water line for the purpose outlined in F.D. 5/21/12-16.) Voice Vote: all ayes

Review FY13 Budget for Funds 2,3,4,7, and 8
The Board reviewed the preliminary budget for the Operations & Maintenance, Debt Service, Transportation, Working Cash, and Tort funds for fiscal year 2013. Even though our funding category has changed with the state making us a “Flat Grant” district , we still anticipate a balanced budget. The Board will review a draft of the budget for the education and retirement funds at its June meeting.

Quarterly Investment Report
The Board reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report ending March 31, 2012. We accumulated approximately $23,000.00 in earned interest for this period.

2012 IASB Conference Planning
Mrs. Ogden will proceed with conference and room reservations for the annual Triple I Conference in Chicago when the registration site opens on June 11.

Administrative Salary Recommendations for FY13
The Board reviewed the proposed salary recommendations for administrators for the 2012-13 school year. The salaries represent a 2% increase which follows the teacher contract.

2012 Staff Survey
Dr. Perkins shared results from the staff survey administered in the spring. He expressed his concern regarding a percentage of staff who chose not to identify themselves through job category or years of service. Two staff members seated in the audience indicated that among some faculty members there is a feeling of possible "backlash" from administration. Dr. Perkins again reassured everyone that the information provided in the survey is kept completely confidential by the ECRA Group, and that we voluntarily and honestly seek staff feedback without their needing to fear reprisal.

Pending Repeal of Policies 5:52 AP and 5:53 AP
The Board held a brief discussion regarding the possibility of repealing Administrative Policies 5:52 (Educational Support Personnel – Retirement Enhancement ) and 5:53 (Administrative Personnel Retirement Enhancement). Dr. Perkin’s recommendation is to not remove these policies immediately as indicated in the Board’s motion on April 30, 2012, but instead terminate the policies on May 1st of 2013 and give the staff ample notice of the pending repeal. Mr. Moreth indicated he would prefer to continue the discussion at the Board’s June meeting, at which time it will be acted upon.

Other
Mrs. Klco’s suggestion that the Board and Teacher Union representatives hold yearly meetings was well received by fellow board members. Dr. Jon Bartelt will be apprised of this request.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to enter into closed session after a five-minute break at 9:30 p.m. for two purposes: 1) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11), 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). Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 10:27 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:28 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary