REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, July 23, 2007
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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, July 23, 2007 in the district office at 7:37 p.m.

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

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Mrs. Peggy Schmuldt, Mrs. Linda Campbell, Ian Campbell, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
After a request was made by Ms. Peterson to change the wording in the June 25th minutes under the NDSEC board report, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from June 25, 2007; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $112,494.91, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $193,274.61, the Transportation Fund for $8,184.00, Payroll (6-24-07) for $410,792.51 and (7-10-07) for $297,105.90 as shown in F.D. 7/23/07-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 7/23/07-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 7/23/07-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 7/23/07-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 7/23/07-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 7/23/07-6; the Resignation of Tricia Verpaele, a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 7-10-07.

Roll Call Vote

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

The June 25, 2007 minutes will reflect the following change: Dr. Perkins informed the Board that DuJardin School has an early childhood student with autism who will be enrolled at a NDSEC program in Itasca this fall. The family of this student will most likely request he be allowed to have his service dog accompany him during school hours.

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Schielke introduced DuJardin’s librarian Peg Schmuldt, former District 13 student Ian Campbell, and Ian’s mother, Linda. Mrs. Schmuldt and Ian presented their newly published children’s’ book: Maggie and Kate: A Friendship Continues. This publication is a sequel to their first book: Maggie and Kate: A Friendship Begins. The books were written by Mrs. Schmuldt and illustrated by Ian. Maggie and Kate: A Friendship Continues is available for purchase at a cost of $10. All proceeds benefit the patients of Kangaroo Kids, a program for terminally ill children. Plans are in the works for a third book. Congratulations to Mrs. Schmuldt and Ian for their accomplishments.

Dr. Perkins gave an update on summer projects at each of the district facilities. Buildings and grounds projects either completed or nearing completion include:

The Board will conduct its annual tour of schools on Tuesday, September 4. The tour will start at Erickson School beginning at 6:00 p.m., proceed to Westfield, and end at DuJardin School.

Dr. Perkins shared an update of the three district goals: literacy, differentiation and communication, as well as progress that has been achieved towards these goals.

Dr. Schielke reported on the International Curriculum Mapping Conference held in Utah, which was attended by the three principals and herself the week of July 16. She was very impressed with the quality of the conference. On October 5, the district will hold its curriculum mapping kick-off for staff.

Board Reports and Requests

Closed Session Review and Destruction of Audio Tapes (F.D. 7/23/07-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the continued unavailability of closed session minutes, and the destruction of closed session audiotapes for the period of August 22, 2005 through December 19, 2005. Voice Vote: all ayes

Proposed FY08 Budget for Education and Retirement Funds
The Board reviewed the proposed budgets for the Education and Retirement Funds for FY08. Both funds show a balanced budget for the 2007-08 school year. The total amount for all funds is $17.5 million.

Strategic Issues Emerging from the Staff and Student Surveys
The Board reviewed Dr. Perkins suggestions for further study on issues that emerged from the staff and student surveys administered in February. The administrative team will prioritize and develop action plans for these items during their retreat to be held in August.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session at 8:45 p.m. after a brief recess to discuss collective negotiating matters between the district and its employees or their representative, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2). Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:29 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary