REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 24, 2013
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President Terry McKeown called the regular meeting of the Board of Education in Bloomingdale Elementary School District to order on Monday, June 24, 2013 in the district office, 164 S. Euclid Ave., at 7:00 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, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Adam Parisi, Deyana Matt, Leslie Fischer, Tiffany Denning, Kathy Ogden, Bill Melsheimer, Gina Siemieniec

Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 5-20-13; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $133,480.54, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $130,598.30, the Transportation Fund for $86,389.90, Payroll (5-25-13) in the amount of $399,453.63 and (6-10-13) in the amount of $423,998.17 as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 6/24/13; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-6; the Employment of Sarah Binder as a part-time kindergarten/part-time Early Childhood teacher at Erickson effective 8-12-13 for a salary of $37,705*, Teri Burritt as a third grade teacher at DuJardin effective 8-12-13 for a salary of $52,512*, Joseph Pelletier as night custodian at Erickson effective 7-1-13 for a salary of $15.75 per hour*; the Resignation of Samantha Clark as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 6-12-13, Rebecca Fink as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 5-24-13, Amanda Fratinardo as a special education paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 5-24-13, Jeanne Tunzi as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 5-24-13; a Transfer for Mallory Dahm from a paraprofessional to second grade teacher at DuJardin effective 8-12-13, Kathryn McGrane from a fifth grade teacher to fourth grade teacher at DuJardin effective 8-12-13, Vaishali Shah from a paraprofessional to a part-time kindergarten teacher at DuJardin effective 8-12-13, Rachel Short from a paraprofessional to a third grade teacher at Erickson effective 8-12-13, Katherine VanderVennet from a paraprofessional sub caller to third grade teacher at DuJardin effective 8-12-13; the Rehire of Rich Baldacci as a summer painter for the district effective 6-11-13, Karen Koepke as a part-time technology assistant for the district effective 7-29-13.  *Salary increase to be determined pending new teacher contract.

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Bartelt gave the Board an overview of the end-of-year action steps towards achieving the 2012-2013 goals.

Dr. Belanger shared results from the parent and community surveys administered this year.  Both groups surveyed agree that Bloomingdale School District 13 provides a high quality education for students.  Areas for improvement were identified, i.e., initiating ways to involve community members in District happenings.  Dr. Bartelt feels that the Annual Report (due to be published soon) will help in providing the community with more information.

Dr. Belanger presented her annual Staff Development Report.  The majority of staff development activities involved the implementation of the Common Core.  Opportunities to use Understanding by Design (UbD) to develop curriculum units were held throughout the year. Outside consultants were hired to facilitate some of the professional development opportunities.  However, a number of workshops were facilitated by District teachers, as well as an eighth grade student sharing his technology expertise.

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 two FOIA requests had been received since the last meeting.   Family Taxpayers Foundation requested information on the types of health insurance plans used by the District, as well as providers, and the monthly cost to the District for individual employees for the current year and next.  Robert Bucaro requested all documents showing K-8 curriculum, instructional practices, extra-curricular activities, current technology offerings, strategic plan, ISAT scores, gifted education services, etc.  Both requests were complied with in a timely manner.

Board Meeting Schedule for 2013-2014 (F.D. 6/24/13-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the meetings dates as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-7.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Closed Session Minutes Review & Destruction of Audio Tapes (F.D. 6/24/13-8)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the continued unavailability of closed session minutes, and the destruction of closed session audio tapes for the period of October 19, 2011 - December 12, 2011 as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement (F.D. 6/24/13-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the teachers’ contract as attached, and authorize its President and Secretary to sign the agreement.

Roll Call Vote

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

Although the contract was ratified by the teachers’ union on May 14, the Board is awaiting final signed approval from the Bloomingdale Council of Teachers.

Transfer of Interest Resolution (F.D. 6/24/13-10)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the resolution for transfer of interest between accounts and authorize its officers to sign the appropriate related documents as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-10.


Roll Call Vote

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

Petty Cash Resolution (F.D. 6/24/13-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the resolution on petty cash and authorize its officers to sign the appropriate related documents as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Prevailing Wages (F.D. 6/24/13-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution pertaining to the Prevailing Wage Act in the State of Illinois and authorize its officers to sign the appropriate related documents as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

Designation of Person to Prepare the Budget (F.D. 6/24/13-13)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to designate Adam Parisi to prepare the budget for FY2013 and authorize its officers to sign the appropriate related documents as shown in F.D. 6/24/13-13.


Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Abate Working Cash (F.D. 6/24/13-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution to Abate Working Cash in the amount of $252,500 and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-14.

Roll Call Vote

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

Pre-authorization of July Bills (F.D. 6/24/13-15)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to pre-authorize bills for payment in a timely fashion in July as per the memo from Adam Parisi, and authorize the Board President to sign said document.

Roll Call Vote

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

Intergovernmental Agreement with the Bloomingdale Park District (F.D. 6/24/13-16)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the intergovernmental agreement with the Bloomingdale Park District as presented and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-16.


Roll Call Vote

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

ECRA Contract (F.D. 6/24/13-17)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the contract with ECRA as presented and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-17.

Roll Call Vote

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

Futures Education (F.D. 6/24/13-18)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the contract with Futures Education as presented and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-18.

Roll Call Vote

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

Approval of Strategic Plan  (F.D. 6/24/13-19)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Strategic Plan, and authorize the administration to develop initiatives to support identified objectives, as presented and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-19.


Roll Call Vote

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

Gina Siemieniec and Bill Melsheimer, representatives from ECRA, were on hand to give a brief summary of their findings as a result of their research during the strategic planning process.  The next step will be to determine what areas need to be looked at and develop an implementation plan.

2013-2014 Support Staff Raises (F.D. 6/24/13-20)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Educational Support Personnel salaries for FY14 as presented and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-20.

Roll Call Vote

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

2013-2014 Administrator Salaries/Raises (F.D. 6/24/13-21)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the administrative raises as presented and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-21.

Roll Call Vote

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


Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Individual Procurement Cards (F.D. 6/24/13-22)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution to Authorize Issuance of Procurement Cards as presented and shown in F.D. 6/24/13-22.

Roll Call Vote

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

Review of FY14 Budget in Funds 1 & 5
Finance Director Adam Parisi presented the proposed budget for funds 1 and 5, Education and Retirement, respectively.  The District continues to be in good shape financially and Mr. Parisi anticipates a balanced budget.  At the request of Mrs. Lancaster, Mr. Parisi will add a column to his document reflecting the percentage change. Undoubtedly, some adjustments will be made to the budget between now and August when the entire proposed budget is presented for approval.   

Topic(s) for Future Agendas
Mrs. Lancaster requested a future discussion be held regarding the continued availability of board packets.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session – Employment/Evaluation of Personnel
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to enter into closed session after a brief recess at 8:19 p.m. for the purpose of discussing 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: Moreth, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

The Board returned to regular session at 8:55 p.m.

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to adjourn the meeting at 8:56 p.m.  Voice Vote :  all ayes

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary