REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 27, 2005
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President Donald Litchfield called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale elementary District 13 to order on Monday, June 27, 2005 in the district office at 7:38 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mr. Terence McKeown entered the meeting at 7:45 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Mrs. Nanci Greene, 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 & Closed Session Minutes from 5/23/05; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $141,718.00, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $81,096.78, the Transportation Fund for $88,215.78, Payroll (5/25/05) for $369,831.96, (6/8/05) for $366,922.55, and (6/24/05) for $389,637.54; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-5; the Resignations of Kerri Cobian, as an instructional aide at Erickson effective 6/3/05, Terri Cooper, as part-time IMC clerk and part-time art teacher at Erickson effective 8/1/05, Deborah Podvalny, as an instructional aide at Erickson effective 6/20/05; Change of Positions for Cynthia Bringer to drama teacher at Westfield effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $41,452, Paul Taylor to communications teacher at Westfield effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $56,170, Sandy McGuckin to part-time (80%) ESL teacher for the district effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $47,193.60, Chris Ross to full-time technology secretary effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $19,367, Sue Smalenberger to half-time IMC clerk and half-time ISP aide effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $12.43 per hour and $11.30 per hour respectively, Darian Laird to part-time IMC clerk effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $12.43 per hour; the Employment of Michelle Lents as the district’s school nurse effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $39,513; the Rehire of Elaine Kougias as LD Resource at Westfield effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $38,399, Carol Ehrhardt as half-time ISP teacher and half-time ISP aide at Westfield for a salary of $19,402.50 (ISP teacher) and $10.70 per hour (half-time aide), Kim Gravante as an instructional aide at DuJardin effective 8/22/05 for a salary of $10.70 per hour.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report

Board Reports and Requests

Board of Education Policy Revisions (F.D. 6/27/05-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the amended Board policies 2:30, 2:50, 4:170, and 5:330, and new policy 2:220-E4 as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-6. Voice Vote: all ayes

Early Retirement Requests (F.D. 6/27/05-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the four early retirement requests (Nancy Beesley, Donna Kerr, Jan Walkington and Patty Quinlan) as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

End of Year Resolutions

Roll Call Vote

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

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage (F.D. 6/27/05-11)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to authorize the finance director to immediately terminate the existing agreement with Workers Compensation Self-Insurance Trust (WCSIT), and expand our agreement to a coverage under the Collective Liability Insurance Cooperative (CLIC), as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

The move to Collective Liability Insurance Cooperative will save the district money and, hopefully, improve service.

Administrator/Supervisor Raises & Salaries (F.D. 6/27/05-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the administrator/supervisor raises for 2005-2006 as shown in F.D. 6/27/05-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

Review of FY06 Budget in Funds 2, 3, 4 & 7
The Board reviewed the tentative budget in the Operations & Maintenance Fund, Bond & Interest Fund, Transportation Fund, and Working Cash Fund for the 2005-2006 school year. The Board will discuss the budget in the Education and Retirement Funds at its July 25th meeting, and a hearing and final adoption is scheduled for August 22.

Teacher Retirement Law Changes
Dr. Perkins addressed Senate Bill 27, which amends the Illinois Pension Code, and significantly changes the Early Retirement Option (ERO) for teachers, in addition to the limitations on adding sick leave at the time of retirement. In addition, the school district’s contribution to TRS will increase. These changes will apply to any TRS member who submitted a letter of intent after the June 1, 2005 deadline. In addition, these changes will affect the way the next teachers’ contract is negotiated. Mr. McKeown commented that it will be necessary for the Board to remain fiscally prudent in its negotiations and spending.

Fourth Quarter Suspension Report
Ms. Peterson requested that a comparison chart for suspensions be maintained.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to enter into closed session at 9:34 p.m. after a short 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 10:37 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:39 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary