Monday, July 24, 2006
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President Donald Litchfield called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on July 24, 2006 in the district office at 7:42 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 6-26-06; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $226,207.47, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $245,277.44, the Transportation Fund for $18,721.75, Payroll (7-10-06) for $305,749.62 and (7-25- 06) for $311,003.82 as shown in F.D. 7/24/06-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 7/24/06-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 7/24/06-3; the
Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 7/24/06-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 7/24/06-5; the Resignations of Vicki Danklefsen, Public Relations Coordinator effective 8-21-06, Stacy Feyereisen, a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 7-7-06; a Change of Position for Elissa Dee who will move from her 3rd grade position to 2nd grade effective 8-21-06, Nancy Jeske who will move from her 5th grade position to 3rd grade effective 8-21-06; Donna Kerr who will move from her 3rd grade position to 2nd grade effective 8-21-06; the Employment t of Erin-Colleen Quinn as a 5th grade teacher at DuJardin effective 8-21-06 for a salary of $35,723, Janice Konchar, as a secretary at Erickson effective 8-7-06
for a salary of $24,500; the Rehire of John Niemiec as a summer maintenance worker effective 6-12-06 for a salary of $8.55 per hour.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Birkley, Johnson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Superintendent's Report
In discussing the Fund Balance Report, Dr. Perkins gave kudos to the administrators for judiciously spending their budgets, leaving us with a surplus in some accounts.

Dr. Perkins reported on the summer maintenance projects completed and ongoing. To-date, all but two of the windows at DuJardin slated to be replaced with more energy efficient windows have been finished. Installation began today on the new lunchroom tables for DuJardin, and the maintenance crew has begun to put the classrooms affected by the asbestos abatement back together. Erickson School will undergo parking lot repairs. Westfield’s offices have received a new facelift, with the renovation of the principal’s office and addition of
the associate principal’s office in the front as well. Dr. Perkins expressed his appreciation to Greg Leyden for his thoughtful planning/scheduling of these projects.

The annual tour of the schools by the Board has been scheduled for Monday, September 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Perkins distributed a draft of the new ISAT student report, which gives more detailed student information than previous reports. He stated that the highest scores ever were achieved this year, however, because this is a new test the results will be used as a base line for the future. The test was expanded to include students in grades 3 through 8. Hopefully, because these tests more closely match the Illinois Standards, fairer results will be attained. Dr. Schielke stated that the teachers involved in the testing were diligent in attending workshops to prepare for the testing.

Dr. Perkins passed around a copy of his most recent letter to members of the JCAR (Joint Committee on Administrative Rules) regarding the proposed junk food rule. (The proposal was defeated.) He also distributed a copy of Principal Debbie Kling’s new parent newsletter for review.

Board Reports and Requests

Closed Session Minutes Review & Destruction of Audio Tapes (F.D. 7/24/06-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the continued unavailability of closed session minutes, and the destruction of closed session audio tapes for the period of July 26, 2004 through January 24, 2005 as shown in F.D. 7/24/06-6. Voice Vote: all ayes

Review FY07 Budget in Education & Retirement Funds

The Board reviewed the proposed budgets in the education and retirement funds as presented by Janis Prehn. We are projecting balanced budgets in both these funds. Previously, the Board reviewed the proposed budgets for the Operations and Maintenance, Bond and Interest, Transportation, and Working Cash Funds. A public hearing and final adoption for the FY07 budget is scheduled for August 28.

Closed Session – Employment of Personnel (Evaluation of Superintendent)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to enter into closed session at 8:25 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 9:59 p.m.

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 10:00 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary