REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 19, 2007
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Vice President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, March 19, 2007 in the district office at 7:35 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki (Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson entered the meeting at 8:05 p.m.)

Absent: Dr. Donald Litchfield

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Ms. Leslie Stavnem, Ms. Terri McNamara, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from the 2-26-07 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $54,252.03, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $73,070.01, the Transportation Fund for $56,236.69, Payroll (3-10-07) for $382,286.29; The Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/19/07-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 3/19/07-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/19/07-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/19/07-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/19/07-6; the Resignation of Julie Mariottini as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 3-16-07; a Change in Position for Andrea Dodson, currently a part-time paraprofessional at Westfield to a full-time paraprofessional at Erickson effective 3-19-07; the Employment of Christina Cinfio, as a part-time paraprofessional at Westfield effective 3-7-07 and will begin full-time status effective 3-21-07 for a salary of $10.65 per hour, Jennifer Poznanski, as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 3-12-07 for a salary of $9.90 per hour.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 – 0

Superintendent’s Report
Kindergarten Registration Update - Dr. Perkins reviewed a comparison chart of kindergarten enrollment showing counts taken after the Round-Up vs. Sixth Day Attendance numbers. These enrollment numbers are the lowest in four years. The elementary schools will extend the pre-registration through the end of April.

The Board reviewed the 2006 Illinois School Report Cards that were finally received by the State Board of Education the first week in March. Some data had been received previously, and thanks to our association with the National Study of School Education (NSSE) and their compiling of information, the school improvement teams have been able to work on their action plans. Mrs. Birkley raised the question of validity of the report cards due to the tardiness from the State Board of Education. Dr. Perkins responded that Becky McCabe from the ISBE has assured superintendents that “it took so long, so they would get it right.”

Due to the fact that the canvass results from the April 17th election will not be available until after May 8, and the reorganization meeting for school boards must be conducted by May 15, it will be necessary to hold a special meeting on May 14 for this purpose.

Dr. Schielke gave her "On the Horizon" report. Students in grades 3-8 completed the ISATs last week, fortunately, with few absences reported. The extended writing portion of the test was very challenging. Thank you to the PTOs for providing treats for all students. On April 4, Grades 1-7 will take the OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test). Results should be received in about one month. Dr. Schielke extended the invitation to board members to attend the second focus group for parents of accelerated students planned for April 18 at the district office from 7-8:30 p.m. She also gave an update on the information Literacy Framework. Librarians are offering more support in labs and classrooms. Dr. Schielke indicated that with the increased help needed and a decline in parent volunteers, a proposal for increased IMC clerk time will be necessary. Dr. Perkins mentioned the need also for possible increase in nursing services especially during the lunch hour and tech services due to increases in equipment and new software.

Board Reports and Requests

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins reported that a FOIA request had been received from Daily Herald staff writer, Catherine Edman requesting compensation information for Dr. Perkins.

Second, Third & Fourth Year Appointments/Tenure/Dismissals (F.D. 3/19/07-7 and 8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the Second, Third & Fourth Year Appointments and Tenure recommendations as presented in F.D. 3/19/07-7.

Roll Call Vote

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to adopt the Resolution for Dismissal and Non-renewal of a non-final year probationary teacher and shown in F.D. 3/19/07-8.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the Resolution for Dismissal and Non-renewal of part-time non-tenured teachers as shown in F.D. 3/19/07-8.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, McKeown, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Authorize Building Priorities List (F.D. 3/19/07-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Building Priorities List as shown in F.D. 3/19/07-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

NDSEC Lease Agreement (F.D. 3/19/07-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to authorize the Superintendent, Board Representative and Board Secretary to sign the lease agreement with NDSEC for 2007-2008.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Recommendation of Auditing Firm for 2007-2009 (F.D. 3/19/07-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the employment of Mathieson, Moyski, and Celer as the district’s auditing firm for 2007-2009 as presented by Janis Prehn.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, McKeown, Bach, Birkley, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

The Board appreciated the layout of Mrs. Prehn’s memo and accompanying selection criteria.

Capital Outlay Requests
The Board reviewed the capital outlay requests for the 2007-2008 school year for the district office and schools. The total amount for these requests came in under budget. Dr. Perkins gave a brief explanation on a few of the items, including an upgrade on our telephone system. One of the anticipated changes of the upgrade would be the implementation of an auto dialing system. This would replace the existing emergency broadcast procedure we have in place using Expedite (Premier Global Services). The Board will act upon these requests at its April meeting.

Other
Ms. Peterson reminded the other members to complete their online self-evaluation survey by March 26.

For Information
Informational Items Included:

Closed Session – Collective Negotiations Discussion
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session at 8:35 p.m. after a five-minute break to discuss collective negotiating matters between the district and its employees or their representative, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees, 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2). Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:31 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary