REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, May 24, 2010
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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 24, 2010 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

Absent: Dr. Donald Litchfield

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Amanda Vreeland, Leslie Fischer, Caryn Ocuto, Dawn Hubbard, Tiffany Denning, Nancy Jeske, Sharon Jensen, Dina Tenerelli, Stacy Johnston, Jan Salach, Sue Metzger, Laurie Spejcher, Bryan Witterlein, Karl Volkman, Carol Ehrhardt, Jean Raimondi, Paul Taylor, Julie Gajewski, Kim Paleczny, Karen Petelle, Nicole Schmidt, Sue Noren, Melody Vroman, Lisa Domino, Betsy Niemiec, Nicole Guerine, Joanne Brinceanu, Leah Mirante, Al Sparks, Denise Irving, Justine Albig, Rita Jensen, Amy Fonk, Lisa Fedor, Sandy McGuckin, Kim Paprocki, Elaine Alex, Donna Marino, Julie Frerichs, Tina Kolzow, Patricia Meyer, Deyana Matt, Joni Kotche, Teddie Torney, Heidi Weeks, Natalie Thompson, Mark Dwyer, Mary Kay Lepore, Sally Filipiak, Vaishali Shah, Jon Perry, Nanci Greene, Dr. John Markgraf, Dr. Debbie Kling, Tracy Willette, Kathy Ogden

Public Hearing
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mr. Moreth to open the public hearing at 7:31 p.m. to receive public comments concerning the intent of the Board to transfer $2,505,000 from the Education Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund. Voice Vote: all ayes

As no one from the audience chose to present oral or written testimony with respect to the proposed transfer, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to close the public hearing at 7:32 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

Consent Agenda Items
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included the regular and closed session minutes from 4-26-10; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $65,592.79, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $55,047.05, the Transportation Fund for $68,810.66, Payroll (5-10-10) for $395,434.85 and (5-25-10) for $396,926.01 as shown in F.D. 5/24/10-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/24/10-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 5/24/10-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 5/24/10-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/24/10-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 5/24/10-6; and the Extra Duty Assignments for 2010-2011.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Perkins announced that the topic “Retirement Committee By-laws” would be added as an item during the discussion segment.

The Board was “treated” to video presentations crafted by each building’s school improvement team. The computer-generated programs gave a clear snapshot into the work being done by staff and students. Each presentation demonstrated students actively being engaged in the learning process. Various tools are used to enhance students’ reading, writing, and math skills. Each presentation proudly shared the accomplishments, goals, and improvement in student assessment results. Congratulations and thanks went to each school!

Citizens Request to the Board
President Peterson shared board meeting procedures as they relate to public comments. Ms. Tracy Willette, parent of a fourth and eighth grader addressed the Board requesting answers to a number of prepared questions. Ms. Peterson and Dr. Perkins explained that it is not the policy of the Board to respond to questions immediately, but, rather, take them under advisement for an appropriate response at a later time.

Tiffany Denning, on behalf of Bloomingdale Council of Teachers’ Union members, delivered a document with signatures from 100% of the DuJardin membership, 100% from Westfield, and 100% of the tenured members from Erickson, showing full support of "the proposals and positions presented by our negotiating 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:

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins reported on two requests received under the Freedom of Information Act. Mrs. Tracy Willette filed a request for information related to the superintendent’s salary as well as the teacher salary schedule for 2009-2010. Mr. Robert Baier from Sheet Metal Worker Local 265 faxed a request for a schedule of summer work, which included any HVAC, exhaust systems, maintenance work, roof work, gutters, lockers, toilet partitions and kitchen renovations. Mr. Baier also requested a list of the contractors and sub-contractors who will perform the work.

Resolution to Move Funds from Education Fund to Operations & Maintenance Fund (F.D. 5/24/10-7)
After President Peterson presented the resolution and Secretary Wojcicki read by title, a motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the resolution directing the transfer of $2,505,000 from the Education Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund of School District Number 13, DuPage County, Illinois as shown in F.D. 5/24/10-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Second Reading/Adoption of Three Board Polices (F.D. 5/24/10-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the adoption of proposed policy revisions/addition for Policy 5:20 – Workplace Harassment Prohibited, Policy 5:122 – Tutoring Ethics for Employees Engaging
in Private Practice Tutoring Outside of District-paid Duties, and Policy 7:340 – Student Records. Voice Vote: all ayes

Treasurer’s Bond (F.D. 5/24/10-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Klco 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: Birkley, Klco, McKeown, Moreth, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Resolution to Borrow Money from the Working Cash Fund for the Transportation Fund (F.D. 5/24/10-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution to allow money to be borrowed from the Working Cash Fund for the Transportation Fund.

Roll Call Vote

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

IASB Membership Renewal (F.D. 5/24/10-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve renewal of its membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards for 2010-2011.

Roll Call Vote

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

Retirement Committee By-laws
Dr. Perkins shared information related to an issue brought to his attention by the district’s retirement committee. The committee’s by-laws, as currently stated, disallow staff members, who have not been employed within the district at least ten years, from being honored at the district end-of-year retirement party, but rather at Spring Fling. Dr. Perkins addressed this issue in a memo to the committee, and expressed his wishes, and that of the Board’s, that any employee be honored at the party regardless of their term of service, if they so choose. Board members re-iterated their support for this change.

Review FY11 Budget for Funds 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8
The Board reviewed a draft budget for the Operations & Maintenance, Debt Service, Transportation, Working Cash, and Tort Funds for fiscal year 2011. While a number of issues have impacted the budget projections, it is our hope to still maintain a balanced budget.

Quarterly Investment Report
The Board reviewed the quarterly investment report for the period ending March 31, 2010, and presented by PFM Asset Management. The district’s net income for the end of this quarter was $44,625.64.

2010 IASB Convention Plans
Board members were asked to let Mrs. Ogden know by the end of the week of their attendance plans for the Triple I Conference to be held in November in Chicago.

For Information
Information items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made at 9:09 p.m. by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session after a brief recess for the purpose of discussing collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2); and to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific 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 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

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board returned to regular session at 9:55 p.m.

The Board discussed matters further related to negotiations in neighboring communities.

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

The meeting adjourned at 10:06 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary