REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 24, 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, April 24, 2006 in the district office at 7:40 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Dr. Debbie Kling, Pam Miller, Lisa Paoletti, Helen Gale, Julee Woodman, Cathy Maropulos, Anita Wrobel, Jill Bradley, Je'Anne
Niedra, Mrs.Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 3- 20-06 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $375,179.39, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $62,692.35, the Transportation Fund for $62,530.16, Payroll (3-24-06) for $350,000.42 and (4-10-06) for $351,539.51 as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-4; the March Activity Report as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-5; the Rehire of Dana Thomas, previously a part-time Inclusion/LD Resource Teacher, to a full-time Inclusion/LD Resource Teacher at Erickson effective 8-21- 06 for a salary of $39,927.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Citizens Request to Board
After hearing Dr. Perkins' recommendation during the Superintendent’s Report to add an additional third grade section next year, Mrs. Julee Woodman announced (with amusement) on behalf of those parents in the audience "the citizens are satisfied."

Board Reports and Requests

Resolution for Terms of Office R#5 (F.D. 4/24/06-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Resolution for Terms of Office as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-6. Voice Vote: all ayes

Election of Officers
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to nominate Dr. Donald Litchfield for President.

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki, but not seconded, to nominate Ms. Tamara Peterson for President.

A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to close the nominations for President.

A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the nomination of Dr. Donald Litchfield as President of the Board.

Roll Call Vote

In favor of Mr. McKeown: Bach, Johnson, Litchfield
In favor of Ms. Peterson: Birkley, McKeown, Peterson, Wojcicki

Ms. Tamara Peterson was elected Vice President with a vote of 4-3.

A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to nominate Mrs. Linda Wojcicki as Secretary. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mrs. Wojcicki was elected as Secretary of the Board by acclamation.

Presidential appointments were made as follows: Mrs. Bach will serve as the new IASB representative; Mrs. Johnson will continue as the NDSEC representative, with Dr. Litchfield serving as the alternate; Mrs. Wojcicki will continue as the board liaison to the Education Foundation; Mrs. Johnson will continue as the liaison to B.I.G.; Mrs. Birkley will serve as the liaison for CAC; Mrs. Birkley will continue as the representative at LEND; Mrs. Wojcicki will continue as the CHARACTER COUNTS! representative, with Mrs. Bach serving as the alternate.

Dr. Perkins expressed his pleasure working with the members of the school board and his admiration for their honest and direct interaction with each other.

Amended 2005-2006 School Calendar
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the amended 2005-2006 school calendar as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-7. Voice Vote: all ayes

Day of Week Date Activity
Friday May 12 Teacher Work Day (no students in attendance)
Wednesday June 7 Records Day (no students in attendance)
Thursday June 8 Last Half Day of School
Friday June 9 School Cancelled for Students & Teachers
Monday June 12 School Cancelled for Students & Teachers
Tuesday June 13 School Cancelled for Students & Teachers

Honorable Dismissal of ESP (F.D. 4/24/06-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Ms. Peterson to honorably dismiss the educational support personnel as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Carpet Replacement Bids (F.D 4/24/06-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the carpet replacement bid in the amount of $25,561.62 from ABM Commercial Flooring, Inc. as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

Paper Purchase Bids (F.D. 4/24/06-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the purchase of copy paper for the 2006-2007 school year from Unisource in an amount not to exceed $22,518.44 as shown in F.D. 4/24/06-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Dental Insurance Bids (F.D. 4/24/06-11)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into a contract through the EBC pool with MetLife as our new third party administrator for our dental self-insurance plan, and terminate our current agreement with Service Plan Administrators.

Roll Call Vote

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

Due to concerns about Service Plan Administrators' overall accounting procedures, it was decided that it would be in the best interest of the district to seek proposals from other vendors, thus severing the long-standing relationship with them. There still remains a deficit of $18,000 owed to Service Plan, which will be thoroughly studied by the district's finance department.

Appreciation Resolutions for ACE, PTO’s/STP, Teachers, and Secretaries (F.D. 4/24/06-12, 4/24/06-13, 4/24/06-14, 4/24/06-15)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the resolutions honoring ACE members, Erickson and DuJardin PTOs and Westfield STP members, district teachers, and district secretaries and shown in F.D. 4/24/06-12, 4/24/06-13, 4/24/06-14 and 4/24/06-15 respectfully. Voice Vote: all ayes

First Reading – Policy Revisions (6:252, 2:30, 2:210, 6:40)
The Board waived the reading of, but, reviewed revisions/additions for the following board polices as recommend by the Illinois Association of School Boards:

Budget Adjustment
The Board reviewed a memo from Jan Prehn suggesting certain adjustments to the 2005-2006 budget.

Quarterly Investment Report
The Board reviewed the third quarter investment report for the period ending March 31.

Roselle Town Hall Meeting
Dr. Litchfield will represent the school board at the 2nd Annual Shape of Roselle Town Meeting to be held at Lake Park East on May 30 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Tax Levy Reallocation
The Board reviewed the final tax levy information as presented by Jan Prehn.

Remarks to Citizen’s Request to Board
The Board reviewed a draft of the remarks to Citizen’s Request to Board. The Board President will explain the procedure to anyone wishing to address the Board at the appropriate time.

Topic(s) for Future Agendas
Mrs. Bach again indicated she would be interested in hearing any results gleaned from Brain Research. What have we learned? What have we gained? Mrs. Birkley suggested holding informal conversations to discuss topics not covered at a regular board meeting. Dr. Perkins shared that Mrs. Bach's initial request was not forgotten and would be addressed this summer.

Other
It is Dr. Perkins' hope to receive preliminary results of the parent/community surveys from ECRA in time to share with the CAC on May 9.

Board "Salute"
Mrs. Wojcicki "saluted" Kristen Novotny, DuJardin music teacher, for her recent choral concert.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary