REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 20, 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, March 20, 2006 in the district office at 7:33 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mr. Terence McKeown entered the meeting at 7:37 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Leslie Fischer, Leslie Stavnem, Phyllis Knapp, Linda Scharaga, Teddie Torney, Nancy Beesley, Dan Prato, Karl Volkman, Debbie Nawrot, Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from the 2-27-06 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $50,464.68, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $45,216.79, the Transportation Fund for $63,047.62, Payroll (3/10/06) for $357,701.02 as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-5; the Resignation of Kimberly Wise, an Inclusion Aide at Erickson effective 3-10-06, the Employment of Stefanie Aurand, a temporary paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 3-16-06 for a salary of $10.50 per hour, Lisa Dillard, a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 3-10-06 for a salary of $9.75 per hour, Susan Reynolds, a temporary paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 3-9-06 for a salary of $10.50 per hour, Lisa Thompson, a part-time paraprofessional for Early Childhood at DuJardin effective 2-15-06 for a salary of $9.50 per hour, the Termination of Susan Davey, an administrative assistant in the district office effective 3-7-06, a Salary Change-Extra Duty for Krystal Allen to assist with Spring Chorus for a stipend of $660; and the NDSEC User Fee Agreement for 2006-2007.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, Peterson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 - 0

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

Authorize the Equipment Priorities List and Building Priorities List (F.D. 3/20/06- 6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to authorize the Equipment Priorities List and approve the Building Priorities List as presented by Janis Prehn and Greg Leyden and shown in F.D. 3/20/06-6.

Roll Call Vote

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

Approval of Bids (F.D. 3/20/06-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the base bid and Alternate 1 from Universal Asbestos Removal, Inc. for the DuJardin asbestos tile project at a cost of $44,000; to approve the base bid and Alternate 1 from 3-F Corporation for the DuJardin window replacement project in the amount of $55,941; and to accept the bid from Lowery McDonnell Co. for folding lunch table replacement at DuJardin in the amount of $48,433 as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board was very pleased to hear that all bids came in lower than anticipated.

Second, Third & Fourth Year Appointments/Tenure/Dismissals (F.D. 3/20/06-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Second, Third & Fourth Year Appointments and Tenure recommendations as presented in F.D. 3/20/06-8. Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the dismissal of non-tenured teachers, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign any letters of dismissal as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Board members expressed their regret in having to send these dismissal letters.

Approval of Financial Software (F.D. 3/20/06-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to authorize the Finance Director to enter into an agreement with Skyward for the purchase, installation, conversion and training of a financial administrative software package for a cost of $57,000, and annual fees of $8,000 thereafter, as shown in F.D. 3/20/06-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

FED ED Membership Invitation
The Board once again chose not to participate as a member in the FED ED consortium, which represents suburban Illinois school districts on the federal level.

For Information
The Board reviewed letters sent by Dr. Markgraf and Mr. Overman regarding an Erickson student and the 8th grade trip to Springfield, respectively.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session at 8:16 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 9:10 p.m.

Employment Contract

A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the employment of Dr. Debbie Kling as Principal of Westfield School, and the reassignment of Mary Ann Fennell as Associate Principal of Westfield School as listed in Dr. Perkins' memo.

Roll Call Vote

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

Adjournment
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary