SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING/BOARD RETREAT
Monday, March 10, 2008
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President Tamara Peterson called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Doral Eaglewood Iris Room in Itasca at 6:30 p.m.

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

Absent: Mrs. Fina Klco

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins

Superintendent Perkins shared with the Board information related to facility needs within the district. Dr. Perkins categorized the facility needs into three groups:

In addition, Dr. Perkins shared some financial information regarding facility rehabilitation costs. He reviewed a proposal from FGM Architects on providing a master planning process for studying possible facility renovation and construction needs. The Board also had the opportunity to review information from meetings held with FGM, Mr. Leyden, and our principals.

There was agreement among the Board that there are significant facility needs within the school district. The Board also agreed that these needs have the potential to outstrip our current budget resources. A number of options were presented to the Board for meeting the financial obligations that such facility needs could create. The Board, however, was not supportive of the idea of creating a master planning process with our architects. The Board was also reluctant to address any construction or cosmetic/functional renovations that were not specifically linked to infrastructure/system needs.

Dr. Perkins was directed to explore the possibility of seeking an individual or firm who could help the school district determine the timing, need, and scope of infrastructure repair and updating, as well as safety/security needs. No immediate decision was made on how to budgetarily address these needs.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session at 9:10 p.m. to discuss 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. Birkley and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary