REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, May 18, 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, May 18, 2009 in the district office at 7:30 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 7:45 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Deyana, Matt, Teddie Torney, Heidi Weeks, Sue Noren, Stacy Krizmanich, Amy Fonk, Kim Paleczny, Leah Mirante, Nancy Green, Rita Jensen, Nicole Schmidt, Karen Petelle, Betsy Niemiec, Erin Hess, Ann Mitchell, Al Sparks, Dr. John Markgraf, Melody Vroman, Elaine Alex, Dawn Hubbard, Nicole Guerine, Mark Stamatakos, Tracy Coburn, Janeen Volkman, Justine Albig, Joni Kotche, Karl Volkman, Alison Braun, Dr. Debbie Kling, Mark Dwyer, Kathy Ogden

President Peterson welcomed members of the audience stating that the May board meeting when the school improvement presentations are held is always a favorite with board members.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the special session minutes from 5-4-09; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $61,353.20, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $34,044.30, the Debt Service Fund for $2,967.00, the Transportation Fund for $56,751.74, Payroll (5-8-09) for $406,676.47 as shown in F.D. 5/18/09-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/18/09-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 5/18/09-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 5/18/09-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/18/09-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 5/18/09-6; the Employment of Steve Griffith as summer custodian effective 5-19-09 for a salary of $9.10, the Resignation of Sara Baylor as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 5-20-09, a FMLA request for Ellen Zywiciel a fifth grade teacher at Erickson effective 4-13-09 and a Parental Leave for Ellen Zywiciel effective 8-17-09, a Transfer for Linda Rosenzweig from a paraprofessional to substitute teacher effective 4-13-09, the Rehire of Erin Faulstich from a special education paraprofessional to a paraprofessional, Nabila Jahangir from a special education paraprofessional to a paraprofessional, Taylor Rogers from a special education paraprofessional to a paraprofessional, Katie Sard from a special education paraprofessional to a paraprofessional, Sheila Zagotta from social worker to social worker effective 8-17-09, Extended Hours for Tina Martin from part-time 15 hours to part-time 28.75 hours as an EC paraprofessional effective 5-4-09, and Extra Duty Assignments for 2009-2010.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
The Board was treated to presentations from each of the three school improvement plan teams. Each group showcased their work from this school year through computer-generated programs. The three schools highlighted programs and activities that help to engage students in the learning process. The school improvement team representatives proudly shared accomplishments, goals, and student assessment results. Kudos went to all members of the district’s school improvement team.

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
Westfield’s eighth grade graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at Lake Park West Campus. Board members will have their annual photo taken for the calendar/handbook prior to the graduation.

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins reported that a FOIA request had been received from Ms. Polly Byrne of Round Lake, Illinois requesting a copy of the district’s Financial Statement. Mrs. Ogden has complied with her request.

Second Reading and Adoption of Board Policies (F.D. 5/18/08-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to waive the formal second reading of Policies 4:55, 4:170, and 5:185 and adopt them as revised. Voice Vote: all ayes

Educational Support Personnel Raises (F.D. 5/18/09-8)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the 2009-2010 Educational Support Personnel raises as shown in F.D. 5/18/09-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Treasurer’s Bond (F.D. 5/18/09-9)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the naming of Janis Prehn as school treasurer and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the required affirmation form for the DuPage ROE.

Roll Call Vote

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

Award Equipment Bids (F.D. 5/18/09-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the expenditure for the capital outlay equipment items as outlined in Mrs. Griffith’s memo and shown in F.D. 5/18/09-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Contractor Approvals (F.D. 5/18/09-11)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve work done by the following contractors in the following amounts: Roselle Custom Woodwork in the amount of $7,760.00, DuPage Welding, Inc. in the amount of $4,485.00, DeFranco Plumbing in the amount of $18,998.00, Riddiford Roofing in the amount of $9,345.00, Esdale Commercial Sound, Inc. in the amount of $10,380.20, and School Specialty in the amount of $86,265.76 and shown in F.D. 5/18/09-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Review FY10 Budget in Funds 2, 3, 4, and 7
The Board reviewed the proposed budgets for FY10 in the Operations, Debt Service, Transportation, and Working Cash Funds. A balance budget is proposed for all funds. However, should the Board decide to issue Working Cash fund bonds, the Debt Service will be amended to reflect this. The three remaining funds, Education, Retirement, and Tort will be reviewed at the June Board of Education meeting.

Bond Sales
The Board held a lengthy discussion on bond sales and the direction it wishes to proceed for funding its proposed capital projects. In order to remain cognizant of the impact the three proposed options would have on taxpayers (Issue Working Cash Fund Bonds, Issue Debt Certificates and Funding Bonds, or issue Limited Tax Bonds and Unlimited Refunding Bonds), a request was made at a previous meeting for a breakdown of this information. Mrs. Prehn provided the Board with a debt service tax implication table in which four taxpayer examples were cited. Regardless of which path the Board chooses to follow, the cost would not have a significant impact on taxpayers. Ms. Peterson took a poll as to the borrowing preference of each member - $1.6 million working cash sale vs. $2.4 million “premium shift” bond sale. Unanimously, the preference is to borrow the $2.4 million. However, Dr. Perkins was urged by several board members to do a further study on the method of procurement for completing the capital projects. Mr. Leyden will provide a more detailed analysis of enlisting the aid of a general contractor vs. a performance contractor (AMERESCO).

2009 IASB Convention Planning
The 2009 Triple I Conference is set for November 20 – 22 in Chicago. Registration materials will be completed and returned to the Illinois Association of School Boards the beginning of June.

Other
In response to an inquiry from Ms. Klco regarding student suspension information, Dr. Perkins shared district policy concerning such matters.

Ms. Peterson requested that board members complete the superintendent evaluation and return to her by June 9.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary