REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 25, 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.President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, April 25, 2011 in the district office at 7:32 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson (Dr. Donald Litchfield entered the meeting at 7:34 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Deyana Matt, Nanci Greene, Susanne Stankoskey, Stacy Johnston, Paul Taylor, Betty Uppling, Ryan Anderson, Julie Atchison, Susan Lancaster, Kathy Ogden

Audience members were welcomed.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki which included the Regular Minutes from 3-21-11; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $404,072.79, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $157,289.74, the Transportation Fund for $93,150.81, the Tort Fund for $200.00, Payroll (4-10-11) for $391,219.99 and (4-25-11) for $373,010.44 as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-5; the Activity report as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-6; a Personal Illness Leave for Steve Miller, custodian at Westfield effective 3-25-11 thru 4-25-11 and Paul Taylor, teacher at Westfield effective 4-4-11 thru 4-18-11, and a Transfer for Angela Foley from a paraprofessional to substitute teacher at Westfield effective 4-4-11, and an Extra Duty Addendum.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Representatives from the technology committee made a presentation using slides and a student video. Nanci Greene, Stacy Johnston, Deyana Matt, and Paul Taylor highlighted some of the various ways students are utilizing what they have learned in the classroom with the aid of technology tools available to them, i.e., Skype, Google Apps for Education, Comic Life, GIMP, Infranview, Blogs, Flip cameras, etc. The committee is also exploring the possibility of BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology). If the committee deems this endeavor appropriate and safe for District 13, students will be able to use tools in their possession to assist in the learning process. Kudos to the technology committee for a well-prepared presentation.

Dr. Perkins shared information regarding the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and the district’s policy of sick leave accumulation. The district has been penalized for, in the opinion of TRS, allotting extraordinary sick leave accumulation to staff members. The district’s attorney has been reviewing this issue and has suggested alternate options be explored in future teacher talks.

Dr. Perkins recognized outgoing board member, Donald Litchfield for his many years of selfless service to the school district and community. Dr. Litchfield’s service extended from 1989 to the present. Dr. Litchfield served as Board President from April 2002 through May 2007. His extensive knowledge in a variety of areas and special education expertise will be missed.

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 reported on two FOIA requests received since the last board meeting. Mr. Jim Vodak requested natural gas utility bills, including monthly usage and monthly invoices from supplier and/or Nicor from 2008 to present. Mr. Bob Baier from Sheet Metal Workers Local 265 requested a list of scheduled summer work with the names/contact information of contractors for HVAC exhaust systems, HVAC maintenance work, architectural metal or roofing, gutters and/or downspouts, new installation/replacement of lockers, new installation/replacement of toilet partitions, and kitchen renovations. Mrs. Ogden complied with each FOIA request by supplying the appropriate information.

Budget Amendments (F.D. 4/25/11-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the budget amendments as presented by Mrs. Prehn and shown in F.D. 4/25/11-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Honorable Dismissal of Educational Support Personnel (F.D. 4/25/11-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the honorable dismissal of two educational support personnel as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Retirement Enhancement Requests (F.D. 4/25/11-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the ERO request of one teacher and retirement enhancement requests for six certified teachers and two non-certified staff members as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Honor Teachers (F.D. 4/25/11-10)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve a resolution of appreciation honoring teachers, and authorize members to sign said resolution. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution to Honor School Nurses (F.D. 4/25/11-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve a resolution of appreciation honoring school nurses, and authorize members to sign said resolution. Voice Vote: all ayes

Capital Outlay – Equipment/Technology/Furniture (F.D. 4/25/11-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the purchase of capital outlay items for FY12 as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

Authorize Hiring of Gifted Specialist (F.D. 4/25/11-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to authorize the hiring of a second gifted specialist teacher as shown in F.D. 4/25/11-13.

Roll Call Vote

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

Award of Contractor Proposals for Summer Projects (F.D. 4/25/11-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the contractor recommendations for project work previously approved by the Board as presented in a memo by Greg Leyden.

Roll Call Vote

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

Educational Support Staff Raises
The Board reviewed a draft for proposed raises for educational support staff for the 2011-12 school year. This will be an action item at the May 23rd meeting.

Topics for Future Agendas
After suggesting the inclusion of a topic on “bullying”, Mr. Moreth was informed by Dr. Perkins that a first reading of a revised policy on bullying is scheduled for the May meeting.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley at 9:26 p.m. to enter into closed session 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 9:54 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary