REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, February 27, 2006
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President Donald Litchfield called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, February 27, 2006 in the district office at 7:34 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Mrs. Charla Treanor, Mrs. Nancy Jeske, Mrs. Debbie Nawrot, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
After reviewing minor changes to the total amounts listed in the Education Fund and Operations & Maintenance Fund, as well as a clarification for Ms. Peterson on the purchase of Palm Pilots to assist in the assessment of students, a motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Session Minutes from the 1-23-06 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $60,203.67, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $80,727.65, the Bond & Interest for $300.00, the Transportation Fund for $76,778.27, Payroll (2-10-06) for $353,014.63 and (2/24/06) for $360,947.60 as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-5; the Resignations of Nancy Giaccone, a part-time paraprofessional in the Early Childhood program at DuJardin effective 1-19-06, Sally Kulik, a part-time paraprofessional in the Early Childhood program at DuJardin effective 2-6-06, Danielle McCullough, an ISP aide at Westfield effective 2-10-06, Tammy McIntosh, a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 3-10-06; the Employment of Lisa Cosentino, a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 2-6-06 for a salary of $10.50 per hour, Jamie Greenwood, a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 1-26-06 for a salary of $10.50 per hour, Sally Kulik, a part-time paraprofessional in the Early Childhood program at DuJardin effective 1-30-06 for a salary of $9.75 per hour, and Sandra Lamb, a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 2-9-06 for a salary of $10.50 per hour.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 - 0

Superintendent's Report
Dr. Perkins reviewed documents with the Board related to enrollment projections for the years 2006-2011, current enrollment figures for each school by grade, staffing patterns for the current year, as well as projected staffing patterns for the 2006-2007 school year. Enrollment continues to decline based upon Fall Enrollment & Housing reports. Thirty-eight students pre-registered during the Kindergarten Round-up period at DuJardin, and, to-date, fifty-two registered at Erickson. However, we anticipate these figures will increase over the next several months. There is a concern, however, with DuJardin’s 2006-2007 third grade class size. The current second grade class will be monitored for growth, with the possibility of increased parapro time should the class size exceed acceptable numbers.

Board Reports and Requests

Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with FGM Architects (F.D. 2/27/06-6)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to authorize the Superintendent to sign the contract amendment with FGM Architects as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-6.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Approval of Sigalos & Associates as Construction Managers for DuJardin Window Project (F.D. 2/27/06-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve Sigalos & Associates as the construction managers for the DuJardin window project as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-7.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Johnson, Bach, Birkley, McKeown, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Approval of Mattson & Associates as Construction Managers for DuJardin Asbestos Tile Abatement Project (F.D. 2/27/06-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve Mattson Associates as the construction managers for the DuJardin asbestos tile abatement project as shown in F.D. 2/27/06-8.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Building Project Priorities List
The Board reviewed the building projects priorities lists as presented by Janis Prehn and Greg Leyden. Dr. Perkins outlined the proposed building projects at each school, with the "lion's share" of the projects slated for DuJardin. Earlier in tonight’s meeting, board members approved the hire of various companies to oversee the construction of window replacements, and asbestos abatement. Mr. Leyden is also proposing the purchase of new lunch tables at DuJardin. At Erickson School, the parking lot will be repaired, and a sprinkler relocated in the art room (due to a fire inspection this year).

Retreat Agenda
Dr. Perkins recommended the addition to the Board Retreat agenda to include:Cash Flow & Budget Projections. The Board reviewed the list, and prioritized the
order of topics to be discussed at the retreat.

Topic(s) for Future Agendas
Mrs. Bach suggested the topic of Brain Research, and how our students have been affected by this research.

For Information

Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to enter into closed session at 8:45 p.m. after a brief recess for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the district or legal counsel for the district, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the district to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1), as amended by P.A. 93-0057. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:17 p.m.

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

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

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary