Monday, March 22, 2010
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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 22, 2010 in the district office at 7:39 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: . Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Absent: Dr. Donald Litchfield

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Amanda Quinlan, José Reyner, Amy Fonk, Nancy Jeske, Sharon Jensen, Rita Jensen, Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda which included the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 2-22-10 and the minutes from the Board Retreat held 3-8-10; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $122,981.60, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $46,682.40, the Transportation Fund for $78,870.88, the Tort Fund for $133.00, Payroll (3-10-10) for $384,245.25 as shown in F.D. 3/22/10-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/22/10-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 3/22/10-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/22/10-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/22/10-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/22/10-6; the Resignation of Ellen Zywiciel as a teacher at Erickson effective 6-1-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Perkins reviewed progress made towards the achievement of the two district goals: 1) At least 90% of district students will continue to meet state standards/proficiency on the March 2010 ISAT reading test and the May 2010 M.A.P. reading test, and at least 85% of district students will meet state standards on the March 2010 ISAT writing test. 2) Improve the district’s performance in meeting the needs of all students. Ms. Peterson reviewed the timeline regarding the superintendent’s evaluation.

Dr. Schielke gave her “On the Horizon” report which included information on workshops held to-date for teachers and parapros, as well as a number of summer staff development opportunities that will be available for teachers. All workshops will be held in June and July. Dr. Schielke also stated that the Literacy Committee is developing an end-of-year report about the reading series to be presented at an upcoming board meeting. Dr. Schielke, kindergarten teachers, and the elementary principals have met to discuss changes to the kindergarten report card. Beginning next year, kindergarten report cards will be issued on a trimester schedule (fall, mid-year, and spring).

Citizens Request to the Board
After explaining to audience members the proper protocol for addressing the Board, Ms. Peterson called on persons who had signed in and wished to make a comment. Mrs. Linda Favia and Mrs. Jenette Runge expressed their feelings regarding the proposed reclassification of a staff member. Mrs. Favia read from a prepared statement based on information she had gathered from the district’s budget and other sources. Both parents expressed their opposition to the proposed reclassification of DuJardin’s assistant principal, and offered suggestions on alternatives. Also, signatures from parents unable to attend tonight’s meeting were submitted to the Board.

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:

Ms. Peterson thanked board members for their participation at the March 18th meeting with members of the teachers’ union.

Dr. Perkins will contact the Illinois Association of School Boards to see if it plans to acknowledge board members for participating in the FOIA/OMA training.

Amend 2009-2010 School Calendar (F.D. 3/22/10-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the amended calendar for 2009-2010. Voice Vote: all ayes

May 14 and 28 will be non-attendance days for students, but will be teacher work days. Eighth graders will graduate on May 27. The last day of student attendance is scheduled for June 1.

Ratify NDSEC Articles of Agreement (F.D. 2/22/10-7)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to ratify the revised NDSEC Articles of Agreement.

Roll Call Vote

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

Second, Third & Fourth Year Teacher Appointments/Tenure/Nonrenewal/ Dismissal (F.D. 3/22/10-8)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the administrators’ recommendations for re-employment of teachers recommended for second, third, and fourth year appointments, tenure, nonrenewal, or dismissal as shown in F.D. 3/22/10-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

NDSEC Classroom Space Lease Agreement (F.D. 3/22/10-7)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to authorize the District Representative and Board Secretary to sign the NDSEC Classroom Space Lease Agreement for the 2010-2011 school year.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolutions of Appreciation for PTOs/STP and Secretaries R#13 and R#14 (F.D. 3/22/10-10 & 11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolutions of Appreciation for PTOs/STP and Secretaries and sign said resolutions. Voice Vote: all ayes

Updated Budget Projections
With the aid of charts and graphs crafted by Finance Director Janis Prehn depicting cash flow summaries, fund balances, insurance costs, revenues, and governor’s proposed cuts, Dr. Perkins shared updated budget projections.

Proposed FY10 Budget Amendments
The Board reviewed proposed amendments to the FY10 budget as presented by Jan Prehn. These amendments are required when changes are made by 10% or more. The Board will hold a public hearing to amend the budget at its meeting in April.

Succession/Transition Planning
At its Board Retreat held March 8, the Board reached a concensus to do a search for a special education coordinator and assistant superintendent for learning to replace Fred Louderman and Dr. Linda Schielke, respectively, before their retirements slated for summer of 2011. The Board gave the go-ahead this evening to Dr. Perkins to research costs, etc. for creating an internship program for prospective administrators within the staff.

DuPage ROE Compliance Monitoring Team Visit Report
Dr. Perkins shared the written report from Dr. Darlene Ruscitti following the Regional Office of Education’s visit in February to the district. Dr. Ruscitti expressed her appreciation for the courtesies extended to her staff. The district received eleven commendations from the evaluators. Areas of concern centered mainly around policies which will be updated. The district received two areas of noncompliance, which are being addressed.

For Information
Informational items included:

Dr. Perkins informed the Board that the parent and community surveys will be distributed/mailed shortly. Surveys are due back by April 23. Parent surveys should be returned to the appropriate school, and community surveys will be mailed directly to the ECRA Group. The Board will receive survey results in July.

Closed Session – Collective Negotiation Matters
A motion was made at 8:55 p.m. by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to enter into closed session after a brief recess for the purpose of discussing collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board returned to regular session at 10:02 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:03 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary