Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Board of Education met March 19
Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Board of Education met March 19.
Here is the minutes as 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 Board President Rob Rodewald on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 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 were physically present at said location: John Hall, Jamie Freedlund, Rich McBarnes, Michael Jurka, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald.
The following members were allowed by a majority of the members of the Board of Education in accordance with and to the extent allowed by rules adopted by the Board of Education to attend the meeting by video or audio conference: None. No member was not permitted to attend the meeting by video or audio conference. The following members were absent and did not participate in the meeting in any manner or to any extent whatsoever: None.
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; Jeff Gindy, Principal; Bret Pignatiello, Principal; Taiyuan Banks-Tillmon, Principal; Mary Ann Bicknell, Principal; Shirley Padera, Principal; Jennifer Longtin, Assistant Principal; Abby Saldivar, Associate Principal; Shannon Swilley, Associate Principal; Michelle Brosseau; K-4 Reading Coordinator, Roger Hale, Technology Director.
2. Recognition of Staff, Students and Community
2.01 Recognition of Staff - There were no recognitions of staff.
2.02 Recognition of Students-Bourbonnais Upper Grade / Bradley Central Wrestlers
On behalf of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53, Principal Jeff Gindy recognized the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center and Bradley Central Wrestlers. Congratulations to the BUGC and Bradley Central wrestlers for their accomplishments at the 2019 IESA State Wrestling Tournament. Levi Greenlee (BUGC) was a state qualifier at 85 lbs with a record of 30-16, AJ Mancilla (BUGC) placed 6th at 126 lbs with a record of 31-6, Lymon Jackson (BC) placed 3rd at 75 lbs with a record of 36-5, and Ethan Spacht (BUGC) at 80 lbs with a record of 41-0 and a four year record of 156-0, repeating as only the second wrestler in the 38 year history of IESA Wrestling to win four State Championships! We would also like to thank coaches Keith Wolford, Dan Richardson and T. Lamie for your hard work and dedication to these young men.
2.05 Recognition of Community - There were no recognitions of community.
3. Communications from/to:
3.01 Communications from/to BEA Co-BEA Presidents- Tiffany Lanoue, Lauren Lundmark - no communications from the BEA.
Introduction of Staff: Adam Macholz, Aimee Ponton, Kari Moulton, Dan Chamernik, Patrick Arlis, Mindy Gamble, Jessica Wasnea, Katie Delmore
3.02 Communications from/to Visitors – There were no communications to/from visitors.
3.03 Communications from/to the Board –Mr. Rodewald is proud of how Administration handles parent concerns.
3.04 Communications from/to Administration - There were no communications to/from Administration.
3.05 Communications from/to Superintendent – FOIA Requests – There was one FOIA requests reported by Superintendent Hollowell from Smartprocure regarding Purchasing on records copying, scanning, printing. This was completed in a timely manner by Dennis Crawford, Director of Business services.
4. Routine Business/Consent Agenda
4.01 Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting February 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM
4.02 Approval of Minutes - Special Meeting February 26, 2019 6:30 PM
4.03 Approval of Minutes - Executive Session February 26, 2019 6:30 PM
4.04 Approval of Bills and Payroll
4.05 Approval of Treasurer's Report
4.06 Approval of Personnel
Retirement - Certified Staff
LaMontagne, Rosemary; Third Grade at Shabbona; effective end of 18-19 school year
Employment - Certified Staff
Marino, Sean; Speech-Language Pathologist (Non-Teaching) effective August 19, 2019
Resignation - Certified Staff
Peak, Michelle; LBSI at Alan Shepard effective end of 18-19 school year
Orwig, Paige; Social Studies at Upper Grade Center end of 18-19 school year
Employment - Support Staff
Baker, Michelle; Full Time Teacher Assistant at Liberty effective March 4, 2019
Resignation - Support Staff
Forde, Trishana; Recess Supervisor at Shabbona effective February 28, 2019
Montoya, Zully; Bus Aide and Recess Supervisor at LeVasseur effective March 22, 2019
Thomas, Mariah; Bus Aide effective March 22, 2019
FMLA Requests - See attached
4.07 Approval of Staffing Resolutions
Resolution of Resolution of Resolution of
Re-Employment Re-Employment Re-Employment
First Year Teachers Second Year Teachers Third Year Teachers
Bell, Eboni Austiff, Janet Delmore, Katherine Hoffman, Shaina
Boucher, Eileen Bacon, Teri Denault, Austin Keigher, Michael
Buck, Kathryn Erickson, Michelle Kowaleski, Mallory Papanicholas, Kelly
Crum, Emily Gipple, Ellen Laskey, Lindsey Sexton, Samantha
Hanhart, Julie Hodge, Janice Matyskela, Sarah Wegforth, Shelby
Horrell, Scott Johnson, Teresa Newsom, Carli Wilkie, Lynn
Hoskins, Joshua Kremer, Traci Pignatiello, Laura
Kanak, Angela Lavoie, Keri Rozak, Christine
McGowan, Caleigh McBurnie, Marsha Sikma, Sarah
Norfleet, Vanessa Nutter, Charlyn Sykes, Kendra
Plese, Kimberly Pennington, Tara Thompson, Rache
Regas, Kendra Prairie, Kendra
Studnitzer, Allen Rodgers, Marlo
Tupy, Jessica Schwartz, Lisa
Resolution of Resolution of Resolution of
Re-Employment Re-Employment Honorable Dismissal
Administration Fourth Year Teachers Certified Staff
"Tenure" Temporary/One Year
Fourth Year Antons, Christina Horton, Tammy
Swilley, Shannon Cousin, Stacey Knight, Luke
First Year Eastman, Hannah Lambert, Connie
Banks-Tillmon, Taiyuan Fletcher, Camille Latham-Jones, Rodger
Pignatiello, Bret Koschnitzky, Caitlin
4.07 Approval of Staffing Resolutions Continued
4.08 Approval of Liberty Associate Principal Contract - Marissa Maciejewski
4.09 Approval of Contracts - Over the Moon Pediatric Therapy Co.
4.09 Items Removed from Routine Business/Consent Agenda
Member Rich McBarnes requested Item 4.07 be removed from consent agenda.
Motion by Rich McBarnes, second by Michael Jurka to approve routine business/ consent agenda less item 4.07. Ayes: John Hall, Jamie Freedlund, Michael Jurka, Rich McBarnes, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald. Nays: None. Absent: None. Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Motion by Michael Jurka second by Nicole McCarty to approve item 4.07. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: John Hall, Jamie Freedlund, Michael Jurka, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald. Nays: None. Abstain: Rich McBarnes. Absent: None. Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Bret Pignatiello, Liberty Principal introduced Marissa Maciejewski Liberty Associate Principal to the Board.
5. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Collaborate with staff, students, families, and community
5.01 FAB Lab Update - Adam Macholz, Teacher
Adam Macholz, Teacher at Upper Grade Center and Liberty Intermediate updated the Board on the Fab Lab. He explained the new equipment and it’s capabilities and how the students are using it to create various projects.
5.02 Spring Games Preview - Aimee Ponton, Teacher and Shannon Swilley, Associate Principal
Shannon Swilley, Associate Principal and Aimee Ponton, presented how the Spring games game to fruition and grew to include multiple schools in the county. The Games are to be held on May 3, 2019 at BUGC. They listed the available games and thanked the sponsors.
6. Mission of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 is to: Provide a safe learning environment with innovation instructional practices
6.01 Caring School Communities - Dr. Jim Duggan, Director of Instruction
Dr. Jim Duggan presented on the Caring School Community initiative in Bourbonnais Elementary School District. Dr. Duggan explained the social and emotional learning policy and how it is incorporated into the District’s curriculum and other education programs. Dr. Duggan explained the process and purpose of the caring school communities and the district-wide implementation plans.
6.02 New Positions to Support Teaching, Learning and Social Emotional Needs
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent requested the Board’s approval for the following positions: 1) Approve the 2 SUCCESS Coach positions 2)Approve the 1.0 new FTE to expand the FABLAB to full-time and create the ED TECH Coach/Liberty Technology position 3)Contract with IKAN to provide a dedicated IKAN instructional coach 1 day a week. Dr. Hollowell presented the justification, job descriptions and proposed funding for each.
Motion by Jayne Raef, second by Jamie Freedlund to approve New Positions to Support Teaching, Learning and Social Emotional Needs as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: John Hall, Jamie Freedlund, Rich McBarnes, Michael Jurka, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald. Nays: None. Absent: None. Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
6.03 Substitute Pay
Dr. Daniel Hollowell, Superintendent requested the Board’s approval for increasing the substitute payscale. Dr. Hollowell explained the current need for substitute teachers. Dr. Hollowell presented the current scale and compared the BESD53 pay scale to area schools. He also explained the bonus program implemented in 2017 and the impact it made.
Recommended PAY SCALE
Subs without teaching licenses
$95/day for the first 20 days in a year that they sub for us.
$100/day for days 21+
Subs with teaching licenses
Long-term Subs (20+ consecutive days in one position)
Bachelor’s Step 1
Motion by John Hall second by Michael Jurka to approve new substitute teacher pay scale as presented. The following voice votes were heard: Ayes: John Hall, Jamie Freedlund, Michael Jurka, Nicole McCarty, Jayne Raef, Rob Rodewald. Nays: None. Abstain: Rich McBarnes. Absent: None. 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 Illinois State Scholars - Superintendent Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
Superintendent Hollowell presented the names of the BESD#53 2018-2019 State Scholars. He explained the eligibility criteria and compared the BBCHS High school results to area High Schools and compared the Bourbonnais Elementary #53 results to other area elementaries.
8. Informational Items - 8.01 Dates to Remember
March 22, 2019 Early Dismissal - Schedule B
March 25-29, 2019 No School - Spring Break
April 8, 2019 Board of Education Equity Training 5:30 PM at Admin Office
April 11, 2019 5th/6th Band/Orchestra Concert Upper Grade Center 7:00 PM
April 12, 2019 Shabbona 3rd and 4th Grade Spring Concert
April 17, 2019 Shepard 1st Grade Spring Concert 9:30 am
April 17, 2019 Shepard 2nd Grade Spring Concert 2:00 pm
April 18, 2019 Early Dismissal - Schedule A
April 19, 2019 No School - Good Friday
April 22, 2019 No School - Easter Monday
April 23, 2019 Regular Board Meeting 7:00 PM Administrative Office
May 1, 2019 Economic Interest Statements Due
9.01 Non-Agenda Business by Board or Administration -There was no non-agenda business by Board or Administration.
10. Adjournment - 10.01 Adjourn
Motion by Rich McBarnes, second by Michael Jurka to adjourn PM. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carries