REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 17, 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, March 17, 2008 in the district office at 7:33 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson (Dr. Donald Litchfield entered the meeting at 7:36 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Ms. Babs Maltenfort, Mrs. Nancy Jeske, Mrs. Sharon Jensen, Mrs. Rita Jensen, Ms. Marilou Watson, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 2-25-08 meeting, and the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from the Special Meeting/Board Retreat held 3-10-08; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $354,677.06, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $41,196.59, the Transportation Fund for $53,600.34, Payroll (3-10-08) for $389,708.22, as shown in F.D. 3/17/08-1; The Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/17/08-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 3/17/08-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/17/08-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/17/08-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/17/08-6; the Resignations of Julie Hecker, Resource Teacher at DuJardin School effective 6-11-08 and Marianne O’Keefe, IMC Director at Westfield effective 6-11-08; the Employment of Timothy Donohue, District Network Manager effective 4-1-08 for a salary of $67,000.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Klco, Litchfield, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Superintendent's Report
Dr. Perkins introduced Dr. Linda Schielke, who with representatives from the Math Committee, Melody Vroman, Jan Salach, and Carri Mueller, presented recommendations for the Math Textbook Upgrade. They touched on the improvements of the Everyday Math for grade K, Trailblazers for grades 1-5 and Connected Math for grades 6-8 from the last copyright date of 1998. Ms. Salach read comments from our teachers about the new editions and the improvements for parents and teachers. Ms. Vroman shared an actual classroom example of a triangle measurement lab with Board members to help them see how students progress in their thinking and make connections between and among ideas. Ms. Mueller talked about the on-line parent guide, streamlined units and student page for homework help. The expense would be approximately $36,626 for K-5, and $35,400 for Middle School. Illinois Textbook Loan dollars this year would cover approximately $36,000.

Dr. Perkins shared the school district and park district have engaged FGM Architects in a study of the parcel currently occupied by the park district maintenance shed and roller hockey rink at Circle Park adjacent to Westfield. Enhanced parking and traffic flow options are being studied. State testing will begin next week and be completed by March 14th. He also thanked the board for allowing him to attend the AASA convention in Tampa last week.

Board Reports and Requests

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

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins reported that two FOIA requests had been received since the last board meeting. Jean Hunt from IEA-NEA requested, and received, a copy of the teacher contract and salary schedules. Scott Reeder, Bureau Chief for SNG Newspapers sent an email regarding an inquiry on school district personnel practices.

Second, Third & Fourth Year Teacher Appointments/Tenure/Non-renewals (F.D. 3/17/08-7)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the second, third, and fourth year appointments/tenure, as well as approve the non-renewal of several designated non-tenured teacher contracts and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the letters of notice.

Roll Call Vote

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

NDSEC Lease Agreement (F.D. 3/17/08-8)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the NDSEC Lease Agreement as presented.

Roll Call Vote

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

NDSEC will lease four classrooms from District 13 for the 2008-2009 school year.

Westfield Asbestos Tile Abatement Bids (F.D. 3/17/08-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the low bid for asbestos tile abatement for the Westfield project from Angel Abatement, LLC in the amount of $31,500 and shown in F.D. 3/17/08-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

(Mrs. Bach left the meeting at 8:30 p.m.)

Westfield Commons Locker Bids (F.D. 3/17/08-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the low bid for Westfield Common Lockers from Shiffler Equipment Sales, Inc. in the amount of $42,918.60 and shown in F.D. 3/17/08-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution Authorizing Intervention in Tax Appeal Cases (F.D. 3/17/08-11)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution Authorizing Intervention in Tax Appeal Cases, R#6, and authorize the President and Secretary to sign it, as shown in F.D. 3/17/08-11. Voice Vote: all ayes

Capital Outlay Purchases (Equipment and Technology)
Board members reviewed the lists of capital outlay equipment and technology priorities for each building for 2008-2009. These lists are divided into Priority I, II, and III. The proposed technology purchases total $171,650, and the total of the equipment requests for all three priorities is $56,610.

For Information
Informational Items Included:

Other
Ms. Peterson and Dr. Perkins will attend the Parks Foundation dinner on Saturday, April 5.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary