REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, May 19, 2008
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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 19, 2008 in the district office at 7:30 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson, (Dr. Donald Litchfield entered the meeting at 7:40 p.m.)
(Mrs. Patricia Bach entered the meeting at 10:59 p.m. via telephone)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Dr. Lou Gatta (ECRA Group), Karen Petelle, Leah Mirante, Rita Jensen, Jason Phelps, Elissa Dee, Kim Paleczny, Melody Vroman, Amy Fonk, Paul Taylor, Kim Paprocki, Liz Umlauf, Laurie Spejcher, Elaine Alex, Erin Hess, Stacy Krizmanich, Nicole Guerine, Susanne Stankoskey, Janeen Volkman, Karl Volkman, Heidi Weeks, Mary Ann Fennell, Mark Dwyer, Dr. John Markgraf, Nancy Green, Teddie Torney, Dawn Hubbard, Justine Albig, Ann Mitchell, Drew Clark, Dr. Debbie Kling, Diane Glen, Al Sparks, Kathy Ogden

Ms. Peterson extended a welcome to all those present.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from the 4-28-08 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $346,301.87, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $18,618.05, the Transportation Fund for $67,574.52, Payroll (5-10-08) for $394,672.93 as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-6; the Resignation of Kristen Lachman, a parapro at Westfield effective 8-1-08, Extra Duty Assignments for 2008-2009, and Overtime pay for Kathy Wolowiec in the amount of $1703.53.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Superintendent's Report
Dr. Lou Gatta from ECRA Group presented his report from the findings of the parent and community surveys conducted in February 2008. This report contains the results of these surveys, as well as the previous parent and community surveys conducted in 2006. Dr. Gatta’s PowerPoint presentation showed a comparison of the two years and indicates improvement achieved in most areas. He stated that the findings show there is good “client” satisfaction with the school district. Dr. Litchfield inquired if it’s possible to get a comparison between District 13 and other school districts surveyed by ECRA. Dr. Perkins will explore this possibility with ECRA.

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. Erickson highlighted school programs and activities that help to engage students in the learning process. DuJardin’s presentation stressed the school’s vision: As stakeholders of DuJardin School, we will actively participate in an enriched learning environment built on mutual respect. Westfield highlighted its accomplishments and goals, and discussed student assessment expectations. Kudos went to all members of the district’s school improvement team.

The Board took a two-minute break beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Closed Session – Student Discipline Matter
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session for the purpose of discussing a student disciplinary case. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(9). Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to return to regular session. Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to uphold the suspension of Student 2008-A.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report (continued)
Dr. Schielke presented the math textbook adoption. The expense to the district for this upgrade will be $40,968.06. Dr. Litchfield requested that the district look into the possibility of putting the books online making it more accessible to parents.

Dr. Schielke explained the rationale and criteria for the hiring of a full-time gifted differentiation specialist. The Board reviewed the job description for this position. The selected candidate will provide services to students identified as gifted and talented, and provide support to classroom teachers and parents.

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 Request
A request was received under the Freedom of Information Act from Modern Energy Management for records of natural gas usage, payments for natural gas therms, and contracts made with suppliers.

Treasurer’s Bond (F.D. 5/19/08-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the naming of Janis Prehn as district treasurer, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the required affirmation form for the DuPage ROE as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Educational Support Personnel Raises (F.D. 5/19/08-8)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Educational Support Personnel raises and salaries as presented and shown in F.D. 5/19/08-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

IASB Membership (F.D. 5/19/08-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve renewal of its membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards for the coming year as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

Tech Office Capital Outlay/Renovation (F.D. 5/19/08-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve budgeting $13,000 for capital outlay purchase of furniture for renovation of the district technology offices at Westfield and shown in F.D. 5/19/08-10.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Klco, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: Litchfield
Motion Carried; 5 – 1

Building Project Bids (F.D. 5/19/08-11)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the bid from North Suburban Asphalt Maintenance in the amount of $12,440.00 for parking lot seal coating and re-striping at Erickson and DuJardin and shown in F.D. 5/19/08-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the bid from ABM Commercial Flooring in the amount of $23,983.14 for floor tile supply and installation at Westfield and shown in F.D. 5/19/08-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Equipment Bids (F.D. 5/19/08-12)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the bids and vendors as listed in Mrs. Griffith’s memo totaling $24,974.95 and shown in F.D. 5/19/08-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

Second Reading/Adoption of Proposed Revisions to Policies (F.D. 5/19/08-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the adoption of proposed revisions to Policies 4:140, 7:100, 8:30, and 8:40 and shown in F.D. 5/19/08-13. Voice Vote: all ayes

As a follow-up to Dr. Litchfield’s question raised at the last board meeting, Dr. Perkins stated that the diabetes-screening requirement is for the purpose of identifying child obesity (a known cause of diabetes).

Resolution for Establishing Depository of School Funds (F.D. 5/19/08-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve J.P. Morgan Chase, US Bank, and the IIT Fund as depositories for school district funds, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the resolution as shown in F.D. 5/19/08-14).

Roll Call Vote

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

2008 IASB Convention Planning
The Board discussed hotel preferences for the 2008 IASB Convention in November.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session – Employment of Personnel
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session after a brief recess at 10:50 p.m. 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

(Mrs. Patricia Bach entered the closed session meeting via telephone.)

The Board returned to regular session at 11:35 p.m.

Employment Contract
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the contract addendum and new contract with Dr. Kim Perkins and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign them.

Roll Call Vote

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

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to adjourn the meeting at 11:37 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary