REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, August 27, 2012
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President Terry McKeown called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, August 27, 2012 in the district office 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, Adam Parisi, Heidi Weeks, Ryan Anderson, Kathy Ogden

Budget Hearing
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to open the budget hearing at 7:01 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

As no one from the audience wished to comment, a motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. Moreth to close the budget hearing at 7:02 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve all items in the Consent Agenda which included the Minutes from the Regular and Closed Session Meetings held 6-25-12; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund, the Operations and Maintenance Fund, the Transportation Fund, and Payroll (7-25-12) in the amount of $356,585.91 and (8-10-12) in the amount of $341,555.94 as shown in F.D. 8/27/12-1; the Employment of Sara Anzalone as a part-time paraprofessional and part-time substitute teacher at Westfield effective 8-13-12, Kelly Baumgartner as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Kaitlyn Bednarski as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-17-12, Brian Buri as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-13-12, Mallory Dahm as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, April Durkin as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-13-12, Danielle Fishleigh as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, Amanda Fratinardo as a special education paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, Michelle Grandinetti as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Amanda Green as a special education paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Michelle Greenberg as a special education paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Amanda Gunther as a special education paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Sara Heitkam as a special education paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Disa Loizzo as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, Donna Marino as a part-time substitute teacher at Westfield effective 8-13-12, Amanda Medlock as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-14-12, Brandi Murphy as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-14-12, Erika Pernecky as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-14-12, Christine Scharf as a special education paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Nicole Srikanti as a part-time paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Anthony Tenca as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-13-12, Emily Troendly as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, Leslie Williamson as a special education paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, the Resignation for Stephen Gorski as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 6-26-12, Christine Kolvitz as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-10-12, Jacklyn Kornfeind as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-10-12, Amanda Medlock as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-17-12, Alyssa Parrillo as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 7-17-12, Angela Stoczyusnki as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 6-29-12, Mike Warble as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-15-12, Stephanie Wruck as a special education paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-1-12, a Transfer for Catherine Brandeis from a paraprofessional to special education paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, Lisa Camacho from a special education paraprofessional to a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Debbie Kampe from a paraprofessional to a special education paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, Nikki Lacy from a special education paraprofessional to a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, Greg Rziemeinicki from a special education paraprofessional to a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-13-12, Vaishali Shah from a gifted paraprofessional to a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 8-13-12, Janeen Volkman from a part-time third grade teacher (job sharing) to a full-time third grade teacher effective 8-13-12, Heidi Weeks from a teacher at Westfield to a substitute assistant principal at Erickson and DuJardin, Danielle Yockey from a part-time paraprofessional to a full-time paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-13-12, FMLA leave for Amanda Belanger effective 10-15-12 to 1-4-13, FMLA for Karen Hosty effective 9-1-12 to 11-23-12, Sick Leave for Stacy Johnston effective 8-5-12 to 9-16-12 and a FMLA leave effective 9-17-12 to 9-30-12.

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Bartelt reported on opening days’ activities. Teachers and paraprofessionals attended faculty meetings and team planning meetings in their respective
buildings on the first institute day. On August 14, an all-staff breakfast was held
at Erickson School. Dr. Bartelt shared his state-of-the district speech and the “core values” that evolved from the district goals: 1) ensuring every child will learn, 2) treating everyone with honor and respect, and 3) working together to achieve.

Dr. Bartelt reported on projects completed over the summer which included remodeling four student bathrooms at DuJardin, replacing the ceiling tiles in the hallways and IMC at DuJardin, replacing carpeting and ceiling tiles in nine classrooms at Erickson, and replacing light fixtures in some of the classrooms at Westfield. In addition, the telephone system was replaced district wide.

The Board reviewed the 2012-2013 proposed district goals that were crafted at the Administrative Retreat. The three goals are:

Dr. Bartelt shared his plans to form stakeholder groups to gather input from parents, staff, and community members regarding qualities they would like to see in a school principal.

Board members will again participate in the Septemberfest parade on Saturday, September 8 which kicks off from DuJardin School. Mrs. Birkley recommended having a procedure in place for student pick-up after the parade.

Dr. Bartelt shared information regarding the required online training for administrators involved in teacher evaluations. There are five modules that will need to be completed. Most of the District’s administrators have either completed or are near completion of all modules.

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:

2012-2013 Budget Adoption (F.D. 8/27/12-7)
With the aid of PowerPoint slides, Finance Director Adam Parisi gave a presentation on the proposed FY2013 budget and answered questions posed by members. Mr. Parisi described changes that had occurred since the Board reviewed the draft in May and June.

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to adopt the 2012-2013 budget as presented, and authorize its members to sign the appropriate form for the State Board of Education.

Roll Call Vote

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

403(b) Plan (F.D. 8/27/12-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve The Legend Group/ADSERV as an approved vendor for 403(b) plans, as presented and shown in F.D. 8/27/12-8. Voice Vote: all ayes

Set Date for Annual Schools Tour
The annual tour of schools by the Board of Education will be held on September 10 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Erickson School. Dr. Bartelt and Building & Grounds Director Greg Leyden will guide the Board through work completed over the summer.

Executive Summary of Investments
The Board reviewed the executive summary of investments crafted by Mr. Parisi and the second quarter report from PFM Asset Management LLC.

Board/Superintendent Expectations
Dr. Bartelt shared a draft of School Board and Superintendent Expectations which will help in keeping existing lines of communication open, and aid Dr. Bartelt in his efforts to serve the Board well.

CASEL/DuPage ROE Partnership
Dr. Bartelt, Dr. Belanger, and Mrs. Hefferan met with representatives from CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning). Marjorie Cave and Ruth Cross from CASEL/Regional Office of Education are interested in forming a partnership with District 13 in order to further support strategies and interventions for SEL (Social and Emotional Learning). Dr. Bartelt is sharing information from CASEL with the administrative team, and looking into the feasibility of entering into a partnership with them.

Understanding by Design® Framework
Dr. Belanger shared information regarding Understanding by Design® Framework. The framework will assist the District as it transitions to the Common Core Curriculum. This concept has been embraced by the administrative team and will be implemented during this school year.

Topic(s) for Future Agendas
Mr. Moreth suggested the topic "strategic planning" be included on a future agenda. Dr. Bartelt will include this as a discussion item for the September 24th meeting.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to enter into closed session after a five-minute recess at 8:31 p.m. for the purpose of 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); and litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular 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 meetings. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(11).

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board returned to regular session at 9:00 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:01 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary