REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 26, 2006
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Vice President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on June 26, 2006 in the district office at 7:39 p.m.

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

Absent: Dr. Donald Litchfield

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Mr. John Ochoa, Mr. Greg Leyden, Mr. Joe Pullara, Mrs. Vicki Danklefsen, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 5/22/06 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $308,168.41, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $61,748.67, the Transportation Fund for $84,226.75, Payroll (6/10/06) for $370,633.59 and (6/25/06) for $383,039.42 as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-2; the Revenue report as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-5; the Resignations of Linda Binder, a secretary at Erickson effective 6/21/06, Sarah Klumper, a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 6/8/06, Allison Reilly, a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 6/12/06, Susan Smalenberger, a part- time ISP aide and part-time IMC clerk at Westfield effective 6/8/06, the Rehire of Julie Atchison as a full-time 5th grade teacher at Erickson effective 8/21/06 for a salary of $37,166.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 - 0

Superintendent's Report
Dr. Perkins shared his reasons for the district's move to "paperless" board packets. Board members were assigned log-in to the district's website which gives them access to the entire board packet. Each member will have a laptop available to them at their seat during a board meeting. A link will also be made available to the general public on the district's website to allow them to view the agenda and specific documents.

Board Reports and Requests

Our thanks and congratulations to all!

Board of Education Meeting Dates (F.D. 6/26/06-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the Board of Education meeting dates schedule as presented and shown in F.D. 6/26/06-6. Voice Vote: all ayes

Ten-Year Life Safety Survey (F.D. 6/26/06-7)
After listening to a report from Building & Grounds Director Greg Leyden on the results of the health life safety survey performed on each building, and FGM’s recommended corrections, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the application for approval of the ten-year safety survey reports, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign said documents. Voice Vote: all ayes

Early Retirement Requests (F.D. 6/26/06-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the early retirement requests for the following staff members: Marilou Watson, Mary Ann Kelly, Linda Fass, Don Perry, and Rita Hummel.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

The effective resignation date for all five staff members is June 2008.

Transfer of Interest Resolution R#11 (F.D. 6/26/06-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the Transfer of Interest resolution, and authorize the Board President and Secretary
to sign said document as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Johnson, Birkley, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Petty Cash Resolution R#12 (F.D. 6/26/06-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Petty Cash resolution, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to
sign said document as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-10.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Bach, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Prevailing Wage Resolution R#13 (F.D. 6/26/06-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Prevailing Wage resolution, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to
sign said document as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-11.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Birkley, Johnson, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Administrator/Supervisor Raises and Salaries (F.D. 6/26/06-12)
After a concern was expressed by Mrs. Wojcicki regarding equality of compensation, a motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the 2006-2007 administrator/supervisor raises and salaries as presented and shown in F.D. 6/26/06-12.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: McKeown, Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

NDSEC Lease Agreement (F.D. 6/26/06-13)
After hearing a brief description by Dr. Perkins on the NDSEC classrooms that will be housed at each school along with the new rental fee of $15,000, a motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to authorize the Superintendent, Board Representative and Board Secretary to sign the 2006- 2007 NCSEC Lease Agreement as shown in F.D. 6/26/06-13.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, Bach, Birkley, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Review FY07 Budget in Funds 2, 3, 4, and 7
The Board reviewed the proposed 2006-07 budget for the following funds: Operations and Maintenance, Bond and Interest, Transportation, and Working Cash. Mrs. Prehn will prepare the proposed budget for the Education and Retirement Funds for the July 24th meeting. A public hearing and final adoption for the 2006-2007 budget will be held at the August 28th meeting.

Parent and Community Survey Results
The Board held a discussion regarding the results gleaned from the parent and community surveys, and what items should be considered priorities. Mrs. Birkley suggested looking at current instructional programs and evaluate individually. Board members agreed with Dr. Perkins that it is necessary to understand how the community views school finances in order to maintain a strong customer satisfaction. In reference to the item related to the district’s mathematics program, the suggestion was made by Mrs. Birkley that we host a "How to Teach Math" session for parents to aid them in assisting their children. The Board was pleased to see that both parents and the community feel the two most important issues for the district are: 1) Hiring and retention of quality teachers, and, 2) Academic Standards. Mrs. Johnson indicated she felt the administrators would be better qualified to develop goals, and this will be an agenda topic for the administrators' retreat in August.

For Information
Informational items included: fourth quarter suspension lists, May/June enrollment figures, and a CCTS! leadership workshop.

Closed Session – Employment of Personnel (Evaluation of Superintendent)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session at 9:40 p.m. after a brief recess 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 10:10 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:12 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary