REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 27, 2011
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President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, June 27, 2011 in the district office at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Mr. Terry McKeown, Mr. Cary Moreth, Ms. Tamara Peterson (Mrs. Linda Wojcicki entered the meeting at 7:05 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Dr. Mark Friedman, Dr. Phil Ehrhardt, Dr. Jane Westerhold, Dr. Linda Hanson, Dr. Sarah Jerome, Leslie Fischer, Tiffany Denning, Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Consent Agenda Items which included: the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from the meeting held 5-23-11; Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $106,787.80, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $74,124.28, the Transportation Fund for $110,747.07, the Tort Fund for $4,126.00, Payroll (6-10-11) for $416,780.55 and (6-25-11) for $429,664.71 as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-6; the Employment of Jacqueline Furst as district gifted specialist effective 8-8-11 for a salary of $61,024, plus 5 extra days for $1,649.30, Lauren McDonald as reading specialist at Westfield effective 8-15-11 for a salary of $53,110, Marco Parducci as a summer custodian effective 5-31-11 for a salary of $9.30/hr., Aaron Ryan as a summer custodian effective 5-31-11 for a salary of $9.30/hr.; the Resignation of Theodora Torney as reading specialist at Westfield effective 6-3-11; the Transfer of Heather Bridges from fifth grade teacher to second grade teacher at Erickson effective 8-15-11, Laura Dulian from eighth grade teacher to sixth grade teacher effective 8-15-11, Patricia Edwards from eighth grade teacher to sixth grade teacher effective 8-15-11,

Justin Kastory from eighth grade teacher to seventh grade teacher effective 8-15-11, Amy Kedzior from paraprofessional to second grade teacher at DuJardin effective 8-15-11, Mary Kay LePore from sixth grade teacher at Westfield to fifth grade teacher at Erickson effective 8-15-11, Vaishali Shah from part-time gifted parapro to full-time gifted parapro effective 8-15-11, Al Sparks from seventh grade teacher to eighth grade teacher effective 8-15-11, Natalie Thompson from sixth grade teacher to eighth grade teacher effective 8-15-11; the Rehire of Anna Lisa Abate from part-time kindergarten teacher to first grade teacher at Erickson effective 8-15-11, Michelle Balynas as early childhood parapro at DuJardin effective 8-15-11, Angel Frattinger as special education parapro at DuJardin effective 8-15-11; Personal Leave for Denise Irving effective 5-5-11 through 5-23-11; Return from Parental Leave for Erin Guge from first grade teacher to third grade job share at Erickson effective 8-15-11; Erin Davis as coordinator for Lexia & Reading Plus summer maintenance program at DuJardin effective 6-28-11 through 7-21-11 for a salary of $460.

Superintendent’s Report
The Board heard ten-minute presentations from three superintendent search firms, which is the first step in the process to find a replacement for Dr. Kim Perkins (who retires at the end of the 2011-12 school year). Consultants Dr. Mark Friedman and Dr. Phil Ehrhardt from B.W.P & Associates, Dr. Jane Westerhold from HYA & Associates, and Dr. Linda Hanson and Dr. Sarah Jerome from School Exec Connect expediently, but thoroughly, explained the recruiting and screening process. All three firms are well respected and leaders in the educational executive search field.

Selection of Superintendent Search Firm (F.D. 6/27/11-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to move the item “Selection of Superintendent Search Firm” up in the agenda in order to keep the flow of conversation going while presentations were still fresh in their minds. Voice Vote: all ayes

After considerable discussion was held to determine which firm would be the best fit for School District 13 based on their proposals, a motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the selection of B.W.P. and Associates to assist in the search for our next Superintendent of Schools.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: McKeown, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Abstain: Moreth
Motion Carried: 6-0-1

Dr. Perkins will contact Dr. Friedman from B.W.P. to check on their availability for a planning meeting with the Board to be held July 6 or 7 in the district office conference room.

Superintendent’s Report (continued)
Dr. Schielke gave her annual staff development report which covered activities/program implementations throughout the 2010-11 school year. The Reading Street program implemented in 2009-10 continued this year with marked success. Curriculum mapping efforts continued this year with Consultant Susan Udelhofen supporting the teachers’ work. Staff will begin working with a new curriculum mapping software program this fall. Kate Ahlgren, differentiation consultant, was in the district coaching six days this year. Vic Morris of NDSEC presented a day-long workshop on June 16 which was attended by 40 staff members. A variety of workshops were held throughout the school year which were presented by trained consultants as well as district staff members.

ECRA evaluated the results gained after two years of MAP data collected since the implementation of the Reading Street program. The ECRA report shows a growth in reading that had not occurred prior to this implementation. The report does indicate, however, that the results are more dramatic in grades 4-5, then grades 2-3.

Dr. Schielke shared the results of the writing assessment pilot that was conducted by ECRA and administered to fourth grade students at both elementaries, which showed an average score of 4.2 and a national percentile of 63. Writing assessments will be administered to all students in the fall and spring next year. The district plans to invest additional time and money over the next few years on writing initiatives.

Dr. Perkins shared results of the student survey that was administered in February to students in grades 3 – 8. Survey results indicate the following:

Following a new rotation schedule, staff members will be surveyed next year, parents and community in 2012-13, and students again in 2013-14.

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: Westfield graduates Marianna Colucci, Hayley Graves, Kiley Mette, Alexis Pall, and Kenneth Schutz for receiving a 4.0 cumulative GPA (all A’s) for all three years.

Other
Ms. Peterson inquired as to steps that will be taken to avoid future mistakes during graduation preparation. Dr. Perkins assured the Board that Westfield is addressing this concern.

Closed Session Minutes Review & Destruction of Audio Tapes (F.D. 6/27/11-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the continued unavailability of closed session minutes, and the destruction of closed session audio tapes for the period of August 24, 2009 through December 14, 2009. Voice Vote: all ayes

Transfer of Interest (F.D. 6/27/11-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution for Transfer of Interest between accounts as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Petty Cash Resolution (F.D. 6/27/11-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution for Petty Cash as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

Prevailing Wages Resolution (F.D. 6/27/11-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution pertaining to the Prevailing Wage Act in the State of Illinois as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Designate Person to Prepare the Budget (F.D. 6/27/11-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to designate Janis Prehn to prepare the budget for FY2012 as shown in F.D. 6/27/11-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Pre-authorization of July Bills (F.D. 6/27/11-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to amend the list of July bills as shown in Mrs. Prehn’s memo to include the down payment for the superintendent search firm and approve the pre-authorization of said bills.

Roll Call Vote

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

Second Reading of Board Policy (F.D. 6/27/11-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the revised Bullying Policy 7:20 as presented. Voice Vote: all ayes

Administrative Salary Recommendations (F.D. 6/27/11-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the administrative raises for FY2012 as presented.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution Approving Accession of Addison School District 4 to NDSEC (F.D. 6/27/11-16)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the accession resolution for Addison School District to join the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative, authorize its officers to sign the appropriate documents, and direct its NDSEC Governing Board liaison to vote in support of this issue at the June 28th NDSEC Governing Board meeting.

Roll Call Vote

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

Honorable Dismissal of an Educational Support Personnel (F.D. 6/27/11-17)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the release of a named individual from employment and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign said documents.

Roll Call Vote

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

FY11 State Aid Update
The Board reviewed information supplied by Mrs. Prehn pertaining to the status of state aid allocated versus actual receipt. Mrs. Prehn’s chart clearly shows FY10 monies received in FY11, as well as monies allocated for FY11 and actual receipts. It is hopeful that we will still receive the balance of FY11 owed, but in all probability, this might not happen until the end of the calendar year.

Review FY12 Budget in Funds 1 & 5
The Board reviewed the proposed FY12 budgets for the Education and Retirement Funds as presented by Mrs. Prehn. We anticipate a balanced budget for FY12. The Board will review the final budget for approval of all funds at its August meeting.

Goals Update
The Board reviewed progress made toward the 2010-2011 district goals.

Investment Report
Dr. Perkins shared information contained in the quarterly investment report from PFM Asset Management for the period ending March 31, 2011.

For Information
Informational Items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session after a brief five-minute recess at 9:55 p.m. 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. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 10:14 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary