Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Board of Education met May 22.
Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Board of Education met May 22.
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, May 22, 2018 at 7:03 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, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald.
The following members were absent and did not participate in the meeting in any manner or to any extent whatsoever: Michael Jurka
District Administrators Present: Superintendent Daniel Hollowell, Ed
2. Recognition of Staff, Students and Community
2.01 Recognition of Retiring Staff – On behalf of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53, the following staff members were presented with a retirement gift and recognized for their years of service.
2.02 - Recognition of Student - State Track - Removed from Agenda
2.03 Recognition of Student – Casey Wassmund, Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center
On behalf of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53, Shannon Swilley, Associate Principal, recognized Casey Wassmund, a Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center eighth grade student who organized a two-week-long clothing drive to support Harbor House, a Kankakee County Coalition Against Domestic Violence organization. In all, about 80 bags of clothing donated due to his efforts. We appreciate his thoughtfulness and hard work on this project.
2.04 Recognition of Students – LeVasseur Math Teams
On behalf of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53, Jenn Longtin, Principal recognized the LeVasseur 4th Grade Math Team members for their outstanding work in the ICTM 2017-18 Math Team Contest. They ultimately placed 6th in the state which is an impressive feat.
On behalf of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53, Jenn Longtin, Principal recognized the LeVasseur 3rd Grade Math Team members for their outstanding work in the ICTM 2017-18 Math Team Contest. They wrapped up the season in 8th place overall. Congrats to all for earning a spot in the top ten!
Miah Alejandre Gavin Chavez
2.05 Recognition of Community - Kelly McCully and the Bourbonnais Library
On behalf of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Dr. Jim Duggan, Director of Instruction, recognized Kelly McCully, the Director of the Bourbonnais Public Library, for her continued support and involvement with the district. Kelly has worked with us
3. Communications from/to:
3.01 Communications from/to BEA
Co-BEA Presidents Deb Laskey and Nancy Waldschmidt gave a positive statement from the BEA summarizing the school year.
Introduction of Staff: Barbara Soucy, Stephanie Alvis, Dan Chamernik, Sue Cianfrogna, Deb Laskey, Lisa Carlton, Nancy Waldschmidt, Ann O’Gorman, Jan St. John, Todd Dersien.
3.02 Communications from/to Visitors – The Student Council from Upper Grade Center asked to address the Board. Stephanie Alvis and Barbara Soucy were also present as their advisors. The four students gave a summary of all of the Student Council’s service projects and activities throughout the school year as well as the Leadership Convention they attended in Springfield.
3.03 Communications from/to Board - None
3.04 Communications from/to Administration - None
3.05 Communications from/to Superintendent – FOIA Requests – There was one FOIA request reported by the Superintendent
D. Giuliana, Daily Journal - documents associated with
4. Routine Business/Consent Agenda
Superintendent Daniel Hollowell, Ed.D.
4.01 Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting April 24, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
4.02 Approval of Minutes - Special Meeting April 24, 2018 - 6:15 p.m.
4.03 Approval of Minutes - Closed Session April 24, 2018 - 6:15 p.m.
4.04 Approval of Bills and Payroll
4.05 Approval of Treasurer's Report (not available)
4.06 Approval of Personnel
Resignation - Certified Staff effective the end of 2017-2018 school year
Welsh, Stacey; Math at Bourbonnais Upper Grade
Boudreau, Michael; LBSI at Noel LeVasseur
Resignation - Support Staff
Provost, Naoko; Bus Aide, effective November 1, 2018
Resolution of Dismissal - Support Staff -Completion of one-year contract
Alvarez-Hunt, Karen; Non-Certified Reading Tutor, effective May 30, 2018
Gill, Morgan; Non-Certified Reading Tutor, effective May 30, 2018
Blacklock, Kathleen; Non-Certified Reading Tutor, effective May 30, 2018
Employment - Certified Staff - effective August 20, 2018
Employment - Support Staff
Fields, Ed; Summer Grounds Crew effective June 4, 2018
Hale, Leann; Summer Grounds Crew effective May 14, 2018
Hernandez, Alvaro; Summer
Johnson, Jay; Summer Grounds Crew effective June 4, 2018
Johnson, John; Summer
Olson, Roberta; Summer Grounds Crew effective June 4, 2018
Stoops, Paul; Summer
Weidner, Kaycee; Summer Painter effective June 4, 2018
Request for One Year Unpaid Leave of Absence
Orwig, Paige; effective 2018-2019 school year
Requests for Family/Medical Leave - see attached
Request of unpaid medical leave of absence - see attached
4.07 Approval of 2018-2019 IASB Annual Dues
4.08 Approval of Aramark Contract Renewal
4.09 Approval to Purchase Technology
4.10 Authorize Superintendent to Prepare 2018-2019 Budget
4.11 Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement - I-Kan ROE for 5 RAAC Slots
4.12 Approval of Job Descriptions - HVAC Technician
4.13 Approval of Title I Plans
4.14 Approval of 2018-2019 Illinois Association of School Administrators Membership
4.15 Approval US Bank Change in Authorized Signers
4.16 Approval The Illinois Funds - Update Authorized Traders
4.17 Approval of New 403B Provider - Lincoln Investments
4.18 Items Removed from Consent Agenda
There were no items removed from routine business/consent agenda.
Motion by Rich McBarnes, second by Jayne Raef to approve Routine Business as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, John Hall, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald.
5. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Collaborate with staff, students, families, and community
5.01 Seek Bids for HVAC Replacement at BUGC - Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services
Dennis Crawford, Director of Business Services, presented the justification to seek bids for the replacement of 13 HVAC units at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center. Four of these units would be used to air condition the gym. The current units are approximately 25 years old and are inefficient and ongoing repairs are costly.
Motion by John Hall, second by Jamie Freedlund to approve to seek bids for HVAC replacement at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, John Hall, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald.
5.02 Set Joint Meeting with Village of Bourbonnais, Superintendent Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
The Village Board proposed June 12th, at 6 p.m., for the joint meeting. All Board members present agreed to this date and time.
Superintendent Hollowell presented the proposed schedule for the 2018-2019 open houses and explained the reasonings for the changes. The proposed open houses are scheduled for
August 20, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Shabbona
August 20, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Liberty
August 21, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm LeVasseur
August 21, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Shepard
August 21, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BUGC
6. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Provide a safe learning environment with
6.01 Set Date for Building
No specific dates were proposed at this time. Dr. Hollowell asked for some feedback from the Board regarding when to have the building
6.02 Staff Additions - Superintendent Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
Daniel R. Hollowell, Superintendent requested the Board
Motion by Rich McBarnes, second by Nicole McCarty to approve the addition of one first grade teacher and one ED teacher at Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: Jamie Freedlund, John Hall, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald.
7. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Inspire all students to reach their unique potential as
7.01 Washington DC Trip Presentation - Daniel Chamernik, Teacher; Shannon Swilley, Associate Principal, Lisa Carlton, Teacher
Daniel Chamernik, Teacher; Shannon Swilley, Associate Principal, Lisa Carlton, Teacher showed a short video of the recent Washington DC trip.
7.02 Dibels Report - Dr. Jim Duggan, Director of Instruction
Dr. Jim Duggan presented the Dibels Review Report.
7.03 Enrichment Activities Report - Dr. Jim Duggan, Director of Instruction
Dr. Duggan explained enrichment activities available to
8. Informational Items - 8.01 Dates to Remember
May 25, 2018 Early Dismissal - Schedule B
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day - No School
May 30, 2018 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies Olivet Centennial Chapel 7:00 PM
May 30, 2018 Last day for students
May 31, 2018 No School - Teacher Institute
June 4 - June 29, 2018 ESY/Summer School
June 26, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting, Administrative Office - 7:00 PM
9.01 Non-Agenda Business by Board or Administration - None
10. Adjournment - 10.01 Adjourn
Motion by John Hall, second by Jamie Freedlund to adjourn 8:20 PM. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carries