REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 21, 2011
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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 21, 2011 in the district office at 7:33 p.m.

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

Absent: Mrs. Fina Klco

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Julie Frerichs, Melody Vroman, Ryan Anderson, Benjamin Hare, Kathy Ogden

Audience members were welcomed.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the Regular Minutes from 2-28-11, the Special Meeting and Closed Session held 3-14-11; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $43,025.78, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $54,364.45, the Transportation Fund for $70,829.09, Payroll (2-25-11) for $386,330.22 and (3-10-11) for $391,136.09 as shown in F.D. 3/21/11-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/21/11-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 3/21/11-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/21/11-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/21/11-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/21/11-6; the Employment of Joy Tenney as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 3-8-11 for a salary of $11.15/hr.; a FMLA for Amanda Vreeland effective 1-26-11 through 5-3-11; an Extra Duty addition for Jon Perry as drama stage/tech in the amount of $1,176.00.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Perkins shared information regarding Senator Carole Pankau’s visit to DuJardin School on March 21. Senator Pankau’s visit was in response to a letter sent by Dr. Perkins inviting her to spend time in our district classrooms. The Senator read to kindergarten students, worked with a guided reading group in first grade, spoke to fourth graders about Illinois government, and viewed a multi-media presentation done by a group of fifth grade students. Dr. Perkins hopes to receive a positive response as well from his invitation to State Representative Franco Coladipietro.

Dr. Schielke shared information related to the kindergarten program and the trimester reporting system that was implemented this year. Two years ago the district changed the start day for kindergarten students to the Monday after everyone else in order to allow time to administer the ISEL tests. Kindergarten students are also administered the M.A.P. testing in fall, winter, and spring. Reports indicate a 40-50% growth from fall to spring. Many improvements in literacy and handwriting have been noted since changes were put in place. Parents received their child’s report card at conference time for the first time, and the feedback from the community on the kindergarten program has been positive.

Projected staffing patterns for next year were discussed. There will be no reduction in staff. However, as Westfield will not require the number of teachers it has due to declining enrollment, and Erickson will have a vacancy due to a teacher retirement in June, one teacher from Westfield will be reassigned to Erickson.

Westfield Middle School will move to a one-period lunch next year, enabling more students to take advantage of enrichment opportunities.

Dr. Perkins shared the job description for a gifted specialist and recommended increasing this department by one staff member. The two specialists will work collaboratively with one another and report to the assistant superintendent for learning. Dr. Perkins will put this as an action item on the Board’s April agenda.

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
Dr. Perkins shared information regarding a FOIA request received March 17.
Mr. Dean Marsteller requested bid results and certified payroll for 2008 and 2009 for seal coating and repair work performed at the three schools. Mr. Marsteller’s request was addressed the day of receipt.

Amend 2010-2011 School Calendar (F.D. 3/21/11-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the amended 2010-2011 school calendar. Voice Vote: all ayes

2011-2012 Building Projects (F.D. 3/21/11-8)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve building projects within the 2011-2012 budget up to $265,000.00 as outlined in F.D. 3/21/11-8.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, McKeown, Birkley, Litchfield, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Third and Fourth Year Teacher Renewals/Tenure/Nonrenewal Recommendations (F.D. 3/21/11-9)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the re-employment of teachers recommended for third and fourth-year contracts, as well as teachers earning tenure. Additionally, it is recommended that the non-renewal notices be sent to the teachers as outlined in the materials. Further, the Board authorized the President and Secretary to sign the resolutions and letters of non-renewal.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Litchfield, Birkley, McKeown, Moreth, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Resolution of Appreciation for PTOs (FD. 3/21/11-10)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution of appreciation for PTOs, and authorize members to sign said resolution. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution of Appreciation for Secretaries (F.D. 3/21/11-11)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the resolution of appreciation for secretaries, and authorize members to sign said resolution. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution to Abate Working Cash Funds to Operations & Maintenance (F.D. 3/21/11-12)
President Peterson announced that in view of the current financial condition of the District, the Board of Education would consider the adoption of a resolution abating the working cash fund of the District. Whereupon Member Moreth presented and Mrs. Ogden read by title, “Resolution abating the working cash fund of School District Number 13, DuPage County, Illinois.”

A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution to abate Working Cash funds to the Operations and Maintenance Fund, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the appropriate related documents.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Wojcicki, Birkley, Litchfield, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Resolution to Borrow from Working Cash for Transportation Fund (F.D. 3/21/11-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the resolution to borrow from the Working Cash Fund for Transportation Fund use, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the appropriate related documents.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Litchfield, McKeown, Moreth, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

While a payment of $51,000 (September payment) for transportation funds was received this week from the State of Illinois, the state is still six months behind in its obligations with regard to transportation funding.

2011-2012 Paper Bids (F.D. 3/21/11-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the paper bid from Midland Paper Company in the amount of $26,840.88.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Litchfield, McKeown, Moreth, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

NDSEC Classroom Lease Agreement (F.D. 3/21/11-15)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the lease of four district classrooms for use by NDSEC, as shown in F.D. 3/21/11-15.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Litchfield, Moreth, Birkley, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

2011-2012 Capital Equipment Priorities
The Board held a discussion regarding proposed equipment and technology priorities for 2011-2012. No capital outlay equipment items were purchased during the current year due to deep budget cuts, so Dr. Perkins feels that the modest requests included on the lists submitted by administrators and Mrs. Greene for FY2012 are appropriate.

For Information
Informational items included:

Other
Dr. Perkins shared upcoming important dates and information:

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary