Bourbonnais Elementary SD 53 Board of Education met July 25.
Bourbonnais Elementary SD 53 Board of Education met July 25.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53, Kankakee County, Illinois was called to order by President Rob Rodewald on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Administrative Offices, 281 W John Casey Road, Bourbonnais, IL.
1.02 Pledge of Allegiance.
1.03 The following members answered roll call: Michael Jurka, Jamie Freedlund, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald.
Absent: John Hall
District Administrators Present: Superintendent Daniel Hollowell, Ed,D.; Dr. James Duggan, Director of Instruction, Bernadette Henriott, Director of Student Support Services; Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services; Mary Bicknell, Principal; Jeffrey Gindy, Principal; Jennifer Longtin, Principal; Abby Saldivar, Associate Principal; Roger Hale, Technology Director.
2. Recognition of Staff, Students and Community
2.01-2.03 There were no recognition of staff, students, or community.
3. Communications from/to:
3.01 Communications from/to BEA
Co-BEA Presidents Deb Laskey and Nancy Waldschmidt introduced themselves and addressed the Board. Introduction of Staff: Devon Hejduk, Lori Henry, Kathy Colclasure.
3.02 Communications from/to Visitors – There were no comments from/to visitors.
3.03 Communications from/to Board - There were no comments from/to the Board.
3.04 Communications from/to Administration - There were no comments from/to Administration.
3.05 Communications from/to Superintendent – FOIA Requests – There were no FOIA requests reported by the Superintendent.
4. Routine Business/Consent Agenda
Superintendent Daniel Hollowell, Ed.D. recommended the Board approve the following routine business consent items:
•4.01 Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting June 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm
•4.02 Approval of Minutes - Special Meeting June 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
•4.03 Approval of Minutes - Executive Session June 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
•4.04 Approval of Minutes - 2016-2017 Budget Hearing June 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm
•4.05 Approval of Bills and Payroll
•4.06 Approval of Treasurer's Report
•4.07 Approval of Personnel
Recommendation of Certified Staff:
•Johnson, Lindsey; LBSI at Noel LeVasseur effective August 21, 2017
•Rodgers, Marlo; 4 hr Reading Tutor at Noel LeVasseur effective August 21, 2017
•McDermott, Jacqueline; Long Term Substitute effective August 21, 2017
Resignation of Certified Staff:
•Thompson, Grace, Social Worker at Levasseur/Shabbona effective July 2, 2017
•Lohrbach, Stephanie; First Grade at Shabbona, effective July 25, 2017
Recommendation of Certified Staff - Extra Duty 17-18 School Year:
Arlis, Patrick; McDaniel, Chad; Baseball Varsity Coach
Chamernik, Daniel; Baseball-JV Coach
Chamernik, Daniel; Arlis, Patrick; Basketball Boys 6th Coach
Dersien, Todd (7th); McDaniel Chad (8th); Basketball Boys Coach
Peachy, Reid (8th); Gamble, Melindle (7th); Basketball Girls Coach
Antons, Cristina; BUGC Chain Reaction
Carlton, Lisa; Cheerleading Sponsor
Edmonson, Colleen; Oliver, Michele; Cross Country Coach
Crooks, Heather; Jazz Band Director
Lundmark, Lauren (8th); Mosier, Alyssa (7th); BUGC Math Team Sponsor
Pickins, Christine; BUGC Scholastic Bowl
Soucy. Barbara; BUGC Science Club Sponsor
Blake, Thomas Craig; Papanicholas, Kelly; BUGC Softball Coach - Varsity
Oliver, Michele; BUGC Spelling Bee Coordinator
Keigher, Michael; BUGC Speech Coach
Alvis, Stephanie; Soucy, Barbara; BUGC Student Council Supervisor
Carlton, Lisa; Chamernik Daniel; Track Coach
McDaniel, Chad; Peachey, Reid; Track Coach
McKenzie, Eileen (8th); March, Kameron (6th); Volleyball Girls
Mountain, Amanda; Yearbook, Upper Grade Ctr
Arlis, Patrick; Dersien, Todd; Zero Hour PE - Upper Grade Ctr
Gamble, Mindy; Zero Hour PE - Upper Grade Ctr
Recommendation - Extra Duty 17-18 School Year (Non –Certified / Support Staff):
•Dowling, Kary - Volleyball - 7th Grade
•Daugherty, Melissa - Softball-JV
•Raymond, Elizabeth; Scholastic Bowl Sponsor- Upper Grade Center
Recommendation - Support Staff:
•Anderson, Marissa; Full Time Teacher Assistant at Alan Shepard, effective August 21, 2017
•Birch, Sandra; Summer Sub-Custodian, effective July 24, 2017
•Cordes, Christina; Bus Aide effective August 21, 2017
•Forde, Trishana; Bus Aide effective August 21, 2017
•Graeber, Jennifer; Teacher Assistant effective August 21, 2017
•Tomczak, Desiree; Bus Driver effective August 21, 2017
Resignation - Support Staff:
•Mayo, Devera; Full Time Teacher Assistant at Noel LeVasseur Center effective July 17, 2017
FMLA Family/Medical Leave of Absence - See attached
Medical Leave of Absence - See attached:
•4.08 Approval of 1.0 FTE Teacher Assistant Position
•4.09 Approval of Hazardous Walking Areas 17-18
•4.10 Approval of Contract - Bushue Human Resources Inc.
•4.11 Approval of Contract for Consultation Services - Over the Moon Pediatric Therapy
•4.12 Approval of Administrator Contracts 17-18
•4.13 Approval of Notice of Appointment of School Treasurer
•4.14 Items Removed from the Routine Business/Consent Agenda
There were no items removed from routine business/consent agenda.
Motion by Rich McBarnes, second by Nicole McCarty to approve routine business/consent agenda as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, Michael Jurka, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald. Nays: None. Absent: John Hall.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
5. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Collaborate with staff, students, families, and community
5.01 Quarterly Financial Report-End of Year - Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services
Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services presented the end of 2016-2017 financial report. Mr. Crawford compared actual revenue and expenditures to the annual budget. Mr. Crawford reported property taxes received
- $14,383,568 of $14,400,779 Budget = 99.8%.
General State Aid received as scheduled. State Categorical Revenue received of $834,948 is 46% of budget.
Federal Grants Revenue received of $1,402,351 is 78% of budget.
Capital spending to date $3,176,091. Revenues came in $972,782 under.
Expenditures came in $219,504 under. Net loss from expected: $-753,278. Discussion followed.
5.02 Discussion of Legislative Updates
State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst explained the State Budget process and school funding bill to the Board. Discussion followed.
6. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Provide a safe learning environment with innovation instructional practices
6.01 Summer Project Update - Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services
Mr. Crawford updated the Board on the completed district-wide and school summer projects. Work still to be completed Track, pave Shepard and LeVasseur, concrete pad at Shabbona and concrete sidewalk at Shepard. Work scheduled to be completed by end of July. Discussion followed.
6.02 Variation to Policy on Therapy Dogs - Daniel R. Hollowell, Superintendent, Ed.D.
Dr. Hollowell asked to Board to review policies 6:120 AP3 and 6:120 AP3, E1 in regards to therapy dogs at school. Members of the Board feel that if it allows the students back in the classroom, therapy dogs should be allowed if prescribed by a medical physician. No vote necessary on administrative procedures. Discussion followed.
7. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Inspire all students to reach their unique potential as globally conscious learners
7.01 Summer Programs Report - Dr. Jim Duggan, Director of Instruction
Dr. Duggan, Director of Instruction reported on the 2017 summer programs, the number of attendees and the success rate. Summer programs included: Extended School Year (ESY), Academic Camp (Grades K-2), BUGC Student Support Program (Bridge to Accelerated Program); Academic Skills Camp (Grades 3-7); Chromebook Usage; ESL Program (Grades 1-2); Summer Band; Summer Orchestra; Camp Invention; and Robotics Camp (Grades 5-7).
8.01 Informational Items
August 14, 2017 Special Meeting Executive Session 5:00 pm – Administrative Office
August 21, 2017 Opening Day/Teachers' Institute - No School
Board Members Invited Liberty Intermediate noon
August 22, 2017 Teachers' Institute - No School
August 22, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education/Tentative Budget Adoption
7:00 pm at Administrative Office
August 23, 2017 First Day of School - Full Day
9.01 Non-Agenda Business by Board or Administration – There was no non-agenda business by Board or Administration.
Motion by Michael Jurka, second by Nicole McCarty to adjourn 8:13 pm. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carries