Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Board of Education met June 26.
Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Board of Education met June 26.
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 Pro-Tem John Hall on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:05 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: John Hall, Jamie Freedlund, Rich McBarnes, Michael Jurka, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef.
The following members were absent and did not participate in the meeting in any manner or to any extent whatsoever: Rob Rodewald.
District Administrators Present: Superintendent Daniel Hollowell, Ed,D.; Dr. Jim Duggan, Director of Instruction; Bernadette Henriott, Director of Student Support Services; Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services; Mary Ann Bicknell, Principal; Jon Hodge, Principal; Jennifer Longtin, Principal; Shirley Padera, Principal; Abby Saldivar, Associate Principal.
2. Recognition of Staff, Students and Community
2.01 Recognition of Students – On behalf of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53, Jenn Longtin, Principal and Ann O’Gorman, AT Teacher, recognized the 2017-18 Noel LeVasseur Destination Imagination Team for earning recognition at the State DI Competition. They received 2nd place statewide in their category. We applaud their hard work, dedication and effort. The students spoke about their experiences.
3. Communications from/to:
3.01 Communications from/to BEA- There were no communications from/to the BEA.
Introduction of Staff: Patrick Arlis.
3.02 Communications from/to Visitors – There were no communications from/to visitors.
3.03 Communications from/to Board – There were no communications from/to the Board.
3.04 Communications from/to Administration – Ms. Bicknell stated that Summer School is going really well.
3.05 Communications from/to Superintendent – FOIA Requests – There were two FOIA requests reported by the Superintendent. Both were completed in a timely manner.
SmartProcure - PO/Vendor Information
Illinois Retired Teachers Association - Retired Teachers Information
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 May 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
4.02 Approval of Minutes - Special Meeting May 22, 2018 - 6:30 pm
4.03 Approval of Minutes - Closed Session May 22, 2018 - 6:30 pm
4.04 Approval of Minutes -Special Joint Meeting Village of Bourbonnais June 12, 2018-6:00 pm
4.05 Approval of Bills and Payroll
4.06 Approval of Treasurer's Report
4.08 Approval of Personnel
Intent to Retire - Certified Staff
Benson, Gwen; Shepard Music; effective end of the 2018-2019 school year
Pietraszewski, Patti; LeVasseur Grade 1, effective end of the 2018-2019 school year
Burch, Christina; Shepard Reading; effective end of the 2020-2021 school year
Rodewald, Fredda; Shabbona Grade 3; effective end of the 2020-2021 school year
Resignation - Certified Staff effective the end of the 17-18 school year
Harder, Jennifer; LBSI, Liberty Intermediate
Womack, Katherine; Fourth Grade at Shepard
Zabel, Emily; First Grade at Shabbona
Employment - Certified Staff effective August 20, 2018
Bell, Eboni; First Grade, Shabbona
Buck, Kathryn; Math, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Crivokapich, Melissa; First Grade, Shabbona
Crum, Emily; Math, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Hoskins, Joshua; LBS1 at Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Kanak Angela; English Language Arts 8th, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Knight, Luke; Social Studies, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Plese, Kimberly; Third Grade, Shepard
Studnitzner Ed.D, Allen; LBSI, Shepard
Tupy, Jessica; English-Language Arts 7th, Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Employment - Support Staff
Yurkowski, Michael; Summer Custodian effective June 4, 2018
Anderson, Marissa; NC Reading Tutor effective August 20, 2018
Birch, Sandra; FT Teacher Assistant Effective August 20, 2018
Skeate, Patrick; FT Teacher Assistant effective August 20, 2018
Resignation - Support Staff effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year
Anderson, Marissa; Full Time Teacher Assistant at Shepard
Foisy, Keli; Non-Certified Reading Tutor at Shabbona
Schamber, Lisa; Full Time Teacher Assistant at Shepard
Zink-Jones, Wendi; Non-Certified Reading Tutor at Shepard (Rehired SLP 2018-2019)
Recommendations for Hire - Extra Duty - 2018-2019 School Year
Alvis, Stephanie; Student Council SupvUGC
Antons, Cristina; Chain Reaction Sponsor
Arlis, Patrick; Baseball Coach
Arlis, Patrick; Basketball Boys 6th
Arlis, Patrick; Zero Hour PE
Buck, Katie; Cross Country Coach
Buck, Katie; Track Coach
Carlton, Lisa; Cheerleading Sponsor
Carlton, Lisa; Cheerleading Sponsor JV.5
Carlton, Lisa; Track Coach
Carroll, Melissa; Music Personnel
Chamernik, Daniel; Basketball Boys 6th
Chaparro, Carrie; Music Personnel
Crooks, Heather; Jazz Band
Crooks, Heather; Music Personnel
Denault, Austin; Baseball-JV
Dersien, Todd; Basketball Boys 8th Coach
Dersien, Todd; Zero Hour PE
Dowling, Kary; Volleyball Girls 7th Coach
Flowers, Anna; Spelling Bee Coordinator
Gamble, Melinda; Basketball Girls 7th Coach
Gamble, Melinda; Zero Hour PE
Keigher, Michael; Speech Coach
Lanoue, Tiffany; Softball Coach
Lundmark, Lauren; Math Team -UGC
March, Kameron; Volleyball 6th - Liberty
McDaniel, Chad; Baseball Coach
McDaniel, Chad; Basketball Boys 7th Coach
McDaniel, Chad; Track Coach
McKenzie, Eileen; Volleyball Girls 8th Coach
Mosier, Alyssa; Math Team-UGC
Mountain, Amanda; Yearbook Sponsor
Papanicholas, Kelly; Softball Coach
Pickens, Christine; Scholastic Bowl Sponsor at 1.5 FTE
Russell, Mark; Basketball Coach Girls 8th Grade
Soucy, Barbara; Science Club Sponsor - UGC
Soucy, Barbara; Student Council Supervisor -UGC
Requests for Family/Medical Leave - see attached
Request of unpaid medical leave of absence - see attached
4.08 Approval of Disposal of Surplus Items
4.09 Approval of 2018-2019 Administrative Salaries
4.10 Approval of 2018-2019 Compensation for Non-Represented Personnel
4.11 Approval of HeadStart Memorandum of Understanding
4.12 Approval of Horton Contract Renewal
4.13 Approval of Review and Revisions to Policies, Administrative Procedures and Exhibits - First Reading – see attached
4.14 Resolution Honorable Dismissal Due to Grant Funding
4.15 Items Removed from the Routine Business/Consent Agenda
Member Nicole McCarty requested Item 4.06 be removed from consent agenda.
Motion by Jamie Freedlund, second by Rich McBarnes to approve Routine Business less item 4,06. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, John Hall, Michael Jurka, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Nays: None. Absent: Rob Rodewald. Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
5. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Collaborate with staff, students, families, and community
5.01 Introduction of New Teachers - Superintendent Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
Dr. Hollowell introduced the new teachers and gave statistics about average experience.
Wendi Zink-Jones SLP Shepard
Scott Horrell Special Ed Liberty
Kathryn Buck Math BUGC
Emily Crum Math BUGC
Angela Kanak ELA BUGC
Jessica Tupy ELA BUGC
Luke Knight Social Studies BUGC
Kendra Regas Fifth Grade Liberty
Melissa Crivokapich First Grade Shabbona
Eboni Bell First Grade Shabbona
Kimberly Plese Third Grade Shepard
Dr. Allen Studnitzer Special Ed Shepard
Joshua Hoskins Special Ed BUGC
5.02 Approval of Custodial Agreement, Superintendent Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
Dr. Hollowell reviewed the changes to the custodial agreement that is being proposed. Those changes include an update to verbage on extra hours due to snow removal or emergency hours. Removal of part-time employee shift times. Removal of guaranteed 2 hours pay for no-show group, employee must stay and work the two hours. Updated salary increases of $1.50 for year one and.25 for years two and three. Removal of seniority bonus.
Motion by Rich McBarnes, second by Michael Jurka to approve Bourbonnais Support Services Association IEA-NEA (Custodians) Collective Bargaining Agreement as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, John Hall, Michael Jurka, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Nays: None. Absent: Rob Rodewald. Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
6. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Provide a safe learning environment with innovation instructional practices
6.01 Accept HVAC Bid- Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services
Dr. Hollowell, Superintendent presented the bids received for the BUGC HVAC project.. HVAC bids to replace 4 of the 13 roof top units at BUGC came in between $1,052,000 and $1,200,000. This is much higher than the original estimate from our architect and engineer. Dr. Hollowell presented 3 different alternatives for the Boards consideration including one to reject all bids. The board rejected all bids and we will need to rebid the project in smaller pieces. The $500,000 budgeted for this project in FY18 will be carried over as surplus, and thus FY19 we will budget a deficit of $500,000 when we complete the project. Discussion followed.
Motion by Jayne Raef, second by Michael Jurka to reject HVAC bid as presented. The following voice votes were heard: The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, John Hall, Michael Jurka, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Nays: None. Absent: Rob Rodewald. Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
6.02 Mentor Position - Superintendent Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
Dr. Hollowell explained the difficulty in finding School Social workers for the 2 open positions. If the District is unable to find qualified staff, Dr. Hollowell requests the Boards support in creating and filling a Student Mentor/Family Outreach Coordinator position.
This position can do the following:
Work with kids and groups on social emotional issues
Network with families and other community services
This position can not do the following:
Complete social histories for IEP’s.
Service IEP social work minutes
Motion by Jayne Raef, second by Nicole McCarty to approve Student Mentor/Family Coordinator Position as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, John Hall, Michael Jurka, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Nays: None. Absent: Rob Rodewald. Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
7. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Inspire all students to reach their unique potential as globally conscious learners
7.01 MAP Report - Dr. Jim Duggan, Director of Instruction
Dr. Duggan presented the MAPS end of year report by building, subject, and grade level and gave a three-year district view.
8. Informational Items - 8.01 Dates to Remember
July 24, 2018 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education 7:00 pm at Administrative Office
July 25, 2018 Kindergarten/New Student Registration 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Administrative Office
June 29, 2018 Last day of ESY/Summer School
9.01 Non-Agenda Business by Board or Administration – Discussion on dates for possible Board self-evaluation.
10. Adjournment - 10.01 Adjourn
Motion by Michael Jurka, second by Rich McBarnes to adjourn 7:52 pm. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carries