REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 28, 2010
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Vice President Terence McKeown called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, June 28, 2010 in the district office at 7:33 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Dr. Donald Litchfield, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Mr. Terence McKeown

Absent: Mrs. Fina Klco, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Leslie Fischer, Joni Kotche, Tiffany Denning, Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included the regular and closed session minutes from 5-24-10; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $130,080.99, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $564,121.38, the Transportation Fund for $98,315.73, the Tort Fund for $4,125.00, and Payroll (5-25-10) for $396,926.01 and (6-10-10) for $410,462.21 as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-6; the Employment of Jodi Wortsman as IMC Clerk at Westfield effective 8-16-10 for a salary of $13.75/hour; a Parental Leave for Erin Guge, third grade teacher at Erickson effective 8-16-10 for the 2010-11 term and Dana Thomas, inclusion facilitator at Erickson effective 8-16-10 for the 2010-11 term; Transfer for Miriam Becker, from second grade at DuJardin to first grade effective 8-16-10, Sandra Chase, from second grade at DuJardin to first grade effective 8-16-10, Sharon Jensen, from third grade at DuJardin to second grade effective 8-16-10, Karen Kelly, from fourth grade at DuJardin to third grade effective 8-16-10, Tina Kolzow, from seventh grade at Westfield to fifth grade at DuJardin effective 8-16-10, Vaishali Shah, from full-time paraprofessional at DuJardin to part-time gifted paraprofessional effective 8-16-10, and Melody Vroman, from fifth grade at DuJardin to fourth grade effective 8-16-10; Return from Parental Leave for Janeen Volkman, from first grade at Erickson to third grade effective 8-16-10 and Charla Treanor, social worker at DuJardin effective 8-16-10; the Rehire of Graham Burns, summer custodian, effective 5-17-10, Giuseppe DePrizio, summer custodian effective 5-18-10, Steven Griffith, summer custodian effective 5-24-10, Brian Hess, summer custodian effective 5-12-10, Linda Rosenzweig, first grade at Erickson effective 8-16-10.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Litchfield, Moreth, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Schielke gave her annual staff development report which covered activities/program implementations throughout the 2009-10 school year. The “Reading Street” program from Pearson Scott Foresman has been well received by teachers and students. Curriculum mapping efforts continued this year. Using the new Curriculum Connector software in the second half of the school year, teachers trained in the software were able to share what they had learned with their colleagues. The implementation of the new library system, “Destiny,” also has been widely received by teachers, students, and parents. Reports from the three schools indicate that “Destiny” has greatly improved the efficiency in which books are circulated. An increased interest in reading among students is also evident. For a number of years, the district has held a teacher induction program for new teachers. Thanks to the efforts of retired staff member, Rita Jensen, and Erickson’s Betsy Niemiec, the district has applied for status as a “state-approved teacher induction program.” We are awaiting approval from ISBE. The ECRA Group continued its work of data warehousing for the district.

Dr. Perkins expressed his appreciation for all the work done by Assistant Superintendent for Learning Dr. Linda Schielke.

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:

Board of Education Meeting Dates (F.D. 6/28/10-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the list of Board of Education meeting dates extending to June of 2011. Voice Vote: all ayes

Closed Session Minutes Review & Destruction of Audio Tapes (F.D. 6/28/10-8)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the continued unavailability of closed session minutes, and the destruction of closed session audio tapes for the period of October 20-27, 2008. Voice Vote: all ayes

End of Year Resolutions

Transfer of Interest (F.D. 6/28/10-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the Resolution for Transfer of Interest between accounts as shown in F.D.6/28/10-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Litchfield, Birkley, Moreth, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Petty Cash (F.D. 6/28/10-10)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution on Petty Cash as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-10.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Birkley, Litchfield, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Prevailing Wages (F.D. 6/28/10-11)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield 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. 6/28/10-11).

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Litchfield, Wojcicki, Birkley, Moreth, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Designation of Person to Prepare the Budget (F.D. 6/28/10-12)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to approve the Resolution to Designate Mrs. Prehn to Prepare the Budget for FY2011 as shown in F.D. 6/28/10-12.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Moreth, Litchfield, Birkley, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 – 0

Pre-authorization of July Bills (F.D. 6/28/10-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to pre-authorize the bills for payment in a timely fashion in July as per a memo from Mrs. Prehn, and authorize the Board President to initial the memo for Board records.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Litchfield, Moreth, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 -0

Policy 7:270 Amendment (F.D. 6/28/10-14)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to waive the first and second reading and act to amend Policy 7:270. Voice Vote: all ayes

Review FY11 Budget in Education and Retirement Funds
The Board reviewed a draft of the budget for the 2010-11 school year for the Education and Retirement Funds. The Board is scheduled to adopt the budget at its August meeting, following the required public hearing. Dr. Perkins stated that he is “guardedly optimistic” we will see a balanced budget. Kudos were given to Janis Prehn for her very clear and concise explanation of the breakdown of revenues and expenditures in her budget memo.

Goals Update
The Board reviewed the 2009-2010 goals which included end-of-year updates. Input from administrative team members contributed to the crafting of the goals document.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made at 8:45 p.m. by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr,. Moreth 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: Wojcicki, Moreth, Birkley, Litchfield, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 – 0

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:48 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary