SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, January 23, 2012
President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, January 23, 2012 in the district office at 7:00 p.m.
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, (Mr. Terry McKeown left the meeting at 7:53 p.m.), Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson
Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Amanda Belanger, Greg Leyden, Ryan Anderson, Heather Grover-Farris, Kathy Ogden
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 on 12-12-11; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $387,014.20, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $81,546.17, the Transportation Fund for $74,399.81, the Tort Fund for $100.00, and Payroll (1-12-12) for $414,124.59 as shown in F.D. 1/23/12-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 1/23/12-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 1/23/12-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 1/23/12-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 1/23/12-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 1/23/12-6; the Employment of Mark Blumstein as a substitute paraprofessional at Westfield beginning 1-3-12 for a salary of $11.10/hr., Matei Paun as a paraprofessional at Westfield beginning 1-4-12 for a salary of $11.10, Jeanne Tunzi as a paraprofessional at DuJardin beginning 1-5-12 for a salary of $11.10; the Resignation of Carissa Frieri as a special education paraprofessional at Westfield effective 12-16-11, Jennifer Stickney as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 1-6-12; the Termination of Katelin Keacher as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 12-16-11; Extra Duty Addendum for Westfield's "Mile High Club".
Roll Call Vote
Ayes: Klco, Wojcicki, Birkley, Lancaster, McKeown, Moreth, Peterson
Motion Carried: 7 – 0
Building and Grounds Director Greg Leyden discussed several items related to maintenance/facility matters. These included:
Board Reports and Requests
The following people received a "alute"from one or more board members and/or the superintendent/assistant superintendent for their contributions to the Bloomingdale School District 13 community:
Westfield students Daniel D. and Alanna B. whose artwork was entered in the 2012 Illinois Arts Education Week poster contest. Daniel placed third and Alanna received an honorable mention for her entry.
Mr. McKeown left the meeting at 7:53 p.m.
Closed Session Minutes
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the continued unavailability of closed session minutes, and the destruction of closed session audio tapes for the period of January 13, 2010 – June 28, 2010 and shown in F.D. 1/23/12-7. Voice Vote: all ayes
Registration Fees for 2012-2013 (F.D. 1/23/12-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the school fees for 2012-2013 and shown in F.D. 1/23/12-8.
Roll Call Vote
Ayes: Lancaster, Birkley, Klco, Moreth, Wojcicki, Peterson
Motion Carried: 6 – 0
The district is fully cognizant of financial times and the hardship placed on some families; therefore, for the second year in a row, there will not be an increase imposed on registration fees.
Topic(s) for Future Agendas
Mrs. Klco expressed interest in seeing data on our hiring practices with regard to selecting teachers from within vs. outside the district.
Informational items included:
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary