REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 23, 2009
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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 23, 2009 in the district office at 7:30 p.m.

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

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Ann Mitchell, Amy Fonk, Nancy Jeske, Sharon Jensen, Rita Jensen, Susie Conway, Karen Petelle, Linda Segal, Ellen Zywiciel,
Erin Hess, Lisa Domino, Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the regular minutes from 2-23-09; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $391,664.54 , the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $101,626.29, the Transportation Fund for $72,040.15, the Debt Service Fund for $2.967.00, Payroll (2-25-09) for $395,333.63 and (3-10-09) for $401,532.83 as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-6; a FMLA request from Tina Kolzow, seventh grade teacher at Westfield beginning 3-6-09 through 6-12-09 for the birth of her child, Resignations for Stefanie Doherty, a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 3-6-09 who will become the substitute for Tina Kolzow, Tammy Quentin, a third grade teacher at DuJardin effective 2-20-09, Erin-Colleen Quinn, a fifth grade teacher at DuJardin effective 6-12-09; the Employment of Pamela McGowan, a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 3-9-09 for a salary of $11.05 per hour.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
The consolidation election will be held on April 7. Dr. Perkins advised the Board of the possibility for the need to hold a special meeting to certify the election results after the canvassing is completed by the County Board of Elections. The last day for this is April 28. Our regular meeting is scheduled for April 27. Should the results not be received by the Board prior to its April 27th meeting, a special meeting will be held on May 4 for the purpose of reorganization and election of officers.

Dr. Perkins directed the Board’s attention to the new “District Dashboard” on our website, which highlights data regarding student achievement, parent and community survey results, and the district’s budget. This site will be updated as needed.

The Board received updates on progress towards the district goals: 1) At least 90% of district students will meet state standards/proficiency on the March 2009 ISAT reading test and May 2009 M.A.P. reading test. 2) Key customer satisfaction indicators on parent, community, staff, and student surveys, which are below the 90% satisfaction level, will increase by 10% on the next survey.

Dr. Schielke and members of the literacy committee presented their proposal for a new basal reading series for pre-K through fifth grade. The committee researched three different programs, but unanimously agreed that the Pearson Scott Foresman series was the best. With the aid of a PowerPoint presentation and sample materials the group gave the Board a good overview of the new program. The Board learned the different features and strengths of the program. A helpful tool for students and parents will be the ability to access all materials online from home. Staff will begin receiving training on the new series in May and continue again in the fall.

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:

Other
Ms. Peterson presented Mr. McKeown with a certificate from the Illinois Association of School Boards for his participation in the delegate assembly during the Triple I conference.

Reading Basal Adoption (F.D. 3/23/09-7)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the purchase of the Pearson Scott Foresman basal reading series for grades pre-K through five, as outlined in the materials shared by Dr. Shielke and shown in F.D. 3/23/09-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Second, Third, and Fourth Year Teacher Appointments/Tenure/Non-renewals (F.D. 3/23/09-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the re-employment of teachers recommended for second, third, and fourth year contracts, a well as teachers on tenure track. Additionally, it is recommended that the non-renewal notices be sent to the teachers as outlined in the materials, and authorize the President and Secretary to sign said letters of non-renewal.

Roll Call Vote

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

NDSEC Lease Agreement (F.D. 3/23/09-9)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the NDSEC agreement and authorize the Board President and Secretary, and the
Superintendent to sign the agreement on behalf of the district as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-9.

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

State of Illinois Joint Purchasing Program Participation Resolution (F.D. 3/23/09-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the State of Illinois Joint Purchasing Program Participation Resolution as shown in F.D. 3/23/09-10.

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

Capital Outlay (Equipment & Technology) Purchases
The Board reviewed the list of proposed Capital Outlay equipment and technology purchases for next school year. The estimated budget for capital outlay needs is $660,000.

Fourth Quarter Investment Report
The Board reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report submitted by PFM Asset Management for the period ending December 31.

Proposed FY09 Budget Amendment
The Board reviewed proposed amendments to the FY09 budget per Janis Prehn. A hearing will be held prior to the start of the April board meeting to allow the public to make comments on the proposed amendments.

For Information
Informational Items Included:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session at 9:30 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; and to discuss Security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(8), as amended by P.A 93-79 and P.A. 93-422.

The Board returned to regular session at 10:22 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:23 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary