Monday, February 25, 2008
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President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, February 25, 2008 in the district office at 7:35 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Dr. Donald Litchfield, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson (Mrs. Patricia Bach entered the meeting at 7:49 p.m.)

Absent: Mr. Terence McKeown

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Mrs. Donna Marino, Ms. Carri Mueller, Mrs. Elissa Dee, Mrs. Bonni Rothbaum, Ms. Melody Vroman, Mrs. Jan Salach, Dr. Debbie Kling, Cathi Edman, Daily Herald, Ms. Kathy Wolowiec

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 1-28-08; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $47,940.29, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $83,112.95, the Bond and Interest for $300.00, the Transportation Fund for $67,488.53, Payroll (2-10-08) for $390,545.33 and (2-25-08) for $376,873.74as shown in F.D. 2/25/08-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 2/25/08-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 2/25/08-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 2/25/08-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 2/25/08-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 2/25/08-6; the Resignation of Janine Cednick, a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 2-13-08.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, McKeown, Bach, Birkley, Klco, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 - 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Schielke presented a report on student achievement in the areas of literacy and math, which showed data for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years, and results to-date for the current year. The figures were taken from test results from the OLSATs, MAP tests (fall and spring), ISATs, and eighth grade Explore. In the future, this report will be an annual item on the August meeting agenda. Dr. Schielke indicated that this will also be part of the August breakfast presentation to staff.

Assuming that there are no additional snow days needed for this school year, May 9 and June 10 will be non-attendance days for students. These days will be used for student placement and clerical work, and student records day, respectively. The Board will vote on the amended calendar at its April meeting.

The Board reviewed an update on kindergarten pre-registration. Eighty-six students are registered to-date. Dr. Perkins projects another small kindergarten class.

The Board reviewed the March 17th progress report on district goals. This report identifies action steps taken for each of the three district goals to-date.

Citizen’s Request to Board

Board Reports and Requests

Board "Salutes"
The following people received a Board “Salute” from board members and/or the superintendent/assistant superintendent for their contributions to the Bloomingdale School District community:

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins received one request from a non-profit organization in regard to third party contracts engaged in by the district. The request has been processed.

Building Project Priorities List
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the Building Project Priorities list in order for work to begin on these items during the summer for completion to the start of the new school year. (F. D. 2/25/08/7)

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Birkley, Klco, Litchfield, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Math Textbook Upgrade
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve and purchase the Math Textbook Upgrade and to use the 2007-2008 Illinois Textbook Loan program allotment which totals approximately $36,000 towards this upgrade.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Birkley, Klco, Litchfield, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Cash Flow Analysis
Dr. Perkins reviewed Cash Flow Analysis and Budget Projection document written by Mrs. Prehn.

Draft Agenda for March 10th Retreat
Dr. Perkins reviewed the agenda for the March 10th Board Retreat.

Informational Items
Items included: Administrators’ Recommendations for 2008-09; Parent and Community Surveys; ISBE 2008 Financial Profile Designation; January Enrollment; NDSEC Profile; Certificate of Recognition.

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 9:18 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary