REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, August 22, 2011
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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, August 22, 2011 in the district office at 7:02 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mr. Terry McKeown, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson (Mrs. Susan Lancaster entered the meeting at 7:07 p.m.)

Absent: Mrs. Fina Klco

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Amanda Schoenberg, David Litt, Salli Litt, Greg Leyden, Augie Battaglia, Mandy Higgins, Bonnie Vozar, Mark Dwyer, Lisa Lesniak, Amy Kedzior, Peg Schmuldt, Kathy Ogden

Ms. Peterson welcomed audience members.

Budget Hearing
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to open the budget hearing for public comments. Voice Vote: all ayes

As no one from the audience chose to comment, a motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to close the budget hearing. Voice Vote: all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve Consent Agenda Items which included: the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from the meeting held 6-27-11 and the special meeting held 7-6-11; Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for July $363,316.71 and August $73,706.59, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for July $273,426.72 and August $72,475.41, Transportation Fund for July $3,125.00 and August $7,476.25, the Tort Fund for July $94,360.00, Payroll for July 10 $348,214.62, July 25 $344,354.20, and August 10 $347,059.15 as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-1; the Fund Balance Report for June as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-2 and July as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-3; the Balance Sheet for June as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-4 and July as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-5; the Revenue Report for June as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-6 and July as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-7; the Expenditure Report for June as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-8 and July as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-9; the Activity Report for June as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-10 and July as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-11; the Employment of Catherine Brandeis as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Michael Bratkovich as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Darcy Enders as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Edward Gernand as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Stephen Gorski as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Katelin Keacher as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Deirdre Koehler as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Jacklyn Kornfeind as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Kathryn McGrane as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Jennifer Ozanic as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Alyssa Parrillo as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-16-11 for a salary of $11.10, Ashley Patia as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Greg Rzemieniecki as a special education pararprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Rachel Short as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Genna Sparacino as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-27-11 for a salary of $11.10, Nicole Urso as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Katherine Vander Vennet as a special education paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $10.35, Jessica Wilmes as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10, Pamela Zafiratos as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $11.10; the Resignation for Dana Colantuono as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-1-11, Kristina Donash as a reading paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-8-11, Emily Ericksen as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-12-11, Meredith Evans as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 7-14-11, Angela Foley as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-6-11, Stefania Giusti as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-1-11, Stephanie Kean as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-3-11, Nancy Kempf as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 7-29-11, Jessica Maynard as a part-time paraprofessional & part-time PE teacher at Westfield effective 7-12-11, Tim Murmann as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 7-7-11, Juliette Nardulli as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-15-11, Steve Perlini as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-6-11, Jason Phelps as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 7-19-11, Jennifer Poznanski as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-6-11, Genevieve Sanderman as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 7-21-11, Dan Sourile as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-9-11, Erika Weber as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 7-27-11, Christine Widinski as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-8-11; Transfer for Angel Frattinger as a special education paraprofessional to a regular education paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-15-11, Sarah Phelan as a special education paraprofessional to a regular education paraprofessional effective 8-15-11; the Rehire of Stephanie Wruck from an early childhood paraprofessional to a special education paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-17-11; Principal Intern Program for Stacy Johnson at Erickson from 8-11 through 6-12 for a stipend of $1,500, and Heidi Weeks at Westfield from 8-11 through 6-12 for a stipend of $1,500.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Birkley, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 – 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Amanda Schoenberg shared information on staff activities during the first few days of the school year. Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16 were inservice days for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals. On Monday, faculty workshops were held in each school. Tuesday, all staff met for the "welcome back" breakfast which was held at Erickson School. Dr. Darlene Ruscitti, superintendent for the DuPage Regional Office of Education was the keynote speaker. In September, teachers will continue training on the Common Core Standards as we transition from the Illinois Standards.

Dr. Perkins gave an update on building projects completed during the summer at each district facility.

Dr. Perkins shared the proposed district goals for 2011-2012.

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:

Proposed Gift from Education Foundation & DuJardin PTO
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to move the discussion item, Proposed Gift from Education Foundation & DuJardin PTO, up on the agenda to allow for audience members to make comments. Voice Vote: all ayes

DuJardin Principal Mark Dwyer addressed the Board about the proposed gift and shared background information on how discussions/planning have evolved. The idea originated when past Education Foundation member Scott Okun suggested choosing one major project for each school per year and support that project through fundraising efforts. The idea "Playground Fun for Everyone" is based on the vision of playground accessibility for all students regardless of age and physical needs. Augie Battaglia of FGM Architects and Greg Leyden, building and grounds director, spoke to concerns regarding issues of drainage, outdated playground equipment, and new equipment design changes. FGM Architects has offered to donate its design services for the project. The DuJardin PTO will work to raise funds with support from the Education Foundation through marketing efforts. Board members raised concerns for the potential for liability. Mr. Dwyer was asked to present a sketch of plans prior to September 26, at which time the playground gift proposal will be brought to the Board for a vote.

FY12 Budget (F.D. 8/22/11-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the 2011-2012 budget as presented, and authorize its members to sign the appropriate forms for the State Board of Education.

Roll Call Vote

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

Snow Removal Service (F.D. 8/22/11-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the continued use of TNT Landscape Construction, Inc. for snow removal in the 2011-2012 school year.

Roll Call Vote

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

403(b) Plan (F.D. 8/22/11-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the revised 403(b) Plan Document and the updated Appendix 1 vendor list as shown in F.D. 8/22/11-14.

Roll Call Vote

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

457(b) Plan (F.D. 8/22/11-15)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the 457(b) Plan Document, proposed vendors, and the corresponding resolution. Additionally, the Board should authorize its president to sign the corresponding document(s).

Roll Call Vote

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

The 457(b) Plan serves as a supplement to the 403(b) Plan for employees.

Section 125 Flexible Spending Plan Revision (F.D. 8/22/11-16)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the revised Section 125 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan revision, and authorize the Board President to sign the plan document.

Roll Call Vote

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

NDSEC Articles of Agreement Revision (F.D. 8/22/11-17)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve/ratify the recently revised NDSEC Articles of Agreement via resolution, and authorize the President and Secretary to sign the corresponding documents.

Roll Call Vote

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

Set Date for Annual Schools' Tour
The Board will hold its annual tour of schools to view building projects/equipment on Monday, September 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Erickson School, following up with visits to Westfield and DuJardin. Mrs. Wojcicki arranged to take the tour independently as she will be unavailable on the 12th.

Second Quarter Investment Report
The Board reviewed the quarterly investment report for the period which ended June 30. The district saw a good second quarter with a net income result of $58,557.90, which accounted for a majority of the year’s earnings.

For Information
Informational items included:

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary