REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2005 in the district office at 7:33 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Birkley, Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Peterson, Mrs. Wojcicki, Dr. Litchfield

Absent: Mr. Terence McKeown

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

Consent Agenda
After an explanation from Dr. Perkins on the district’s payment of insurance benefits to retired employees, as well as the usage of the word “paraprofessionals” (when referring to teacher assistants) to Ms. Peterson and Mrs. Wojcicki respectively, 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 and Closed Session Minutes from 8-22-05; the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 9-12-05; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $191,431.66, the Operations & Maintenance Fund for $91,163.93, the Transportation Fund for $15,718.15, Payroll (9-10-05) for $328,780.13 and (9-25-05) for $345,932.86 as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D.9/26/05-5; the Resignation of Angela Semien, an aide at DuJardin School effective 8-22-05; the Employment of Stephanie Caruso as a paraprofessional at DuJardin School effective 8-22-05 for a salary of $10.50 per hour, Sara (Bonnichsen) Klumper as a paraprofessional at Westfield Middle School effective 9-12-05 for a salary of $10.50 per hour, Lea Shay as a paraprofessional at Westfield Middle School effective 9-29-05 for a salary of $10.50 per hour; a Change in Salary for Carol Ortner (She will receive a 4.25% increase in her hourly salary.)

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report

Board Reports and Requests

Freedom of Information Act
Dr. Perkins stated that the district had responded to a request at the end of August from the Small Newspaper Group regarding any resolutions adopted by the district placing tenured teachers on formal remediation. This request covered the period beginning January 1995 to the present.

Additional Extra Duty Assignments (F.D. 9/26/05-6)
After Dr. Perkins indicated a change on the Westfield list to reflect that Kathy Stange will assume the position of Team Leader for a compensation of $1050, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the additional extra duty assignments for 2005-2006 as amended and shown in F.D. 9/26/05-6.

Roll Call Vote

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

Dr. Perkins indicated that additional requests may be brought to the Board for approval at a later date.

School Handbooks (F.D. 9/26/05-8)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the student and parent handbooks for DuJardin, Erickson and Westfield Schools for the 2005-2006 school year as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-8. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mrs. Bach inquired about the feasibility of incorporating all handbooks into one district-wide handbook. A brief discussion followed.

Serious Transportation Safety Hazards Certification (F.D. 9/26/05-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the Resolution for Certification of Previous Serious Safety Hazard Findings and authorize the President and Secretary to sign said resolution. Voice Vote: all ayes

Annual Application for Recognition of Schools (F.D. 9/26/05-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the 2005-2006 Application for Recognition of Schools for Erickson, DuJardin and Westfield School, and further authorize administration to complete the applications online as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-9. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution in Support of CCTS! R#1 (F.D. 9/26/05-10)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the 2005-2006 Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-10. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution in Support of School Principals R#2 (F.D. 9/26/05-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the Resolution in Support of School Principals, and authorize each member to sign said resolution as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-11. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution to Approve Changes to Flex Plan R#3 (F.D. 9/26/05-12)
After a brief explanation of the Section 125 plan by Dr. Perkins, a motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the changes to the district’s flex plan as presented by Jan Prehn and shown in F.D. 9/26/05-12).

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Appoint IMRF Agent R#4 (F.D. 9/26/05-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the resolution to appoint Jan Prehn as the district’s new IMRF Agent, and authorize the President and Secretary to sign said resolution as shown in F.D. 9/26/05-13. Voice Vote: all ayes

Snow Removal Contract (F.D. 9/26/05-14)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the contract with TNT Landscape Construction, Inc. for snow removal services for the 2005-2006 school year at a cost of $440.00 per snow occurrence.

Roll Call Vote

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

DuPage Library Grant
Dr. Schielke outlined the requirements for qualifying for the DuPage Library Grant issued by State Library Director Jesse White. The district would receive 75 cents per student, which amounts to the following breakdown: $368 for Erickson, $285 for DuJardin, $390 for Westfield. This will be an action item at the October 24th Board of Ed meeting.

Schools’ Tour
The Board discussed the tour of district facilities taken on September 12. Members expressed their pleasure regarding the new drama center at Westfield,
as well as the locker rooms. They were also very impressed with the extensive work performed over the summer by Greg Leyden, Scott Koehn, and Mike Nohl regarding the wiring for the new fire alarm system at DuJardin.

Model Policy for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
The Board discussed a model policy for reporting child abuse and neglect drafted by DuPage State’s Attorney Joe Birkett. Currently in place in District 13 is board policy 5:90, which requires all staff to report any suspicions they might have regarding abuse or neglect. Dr. Perkins will recommend at a future meeting that these procedures be adopted as administrative procedures and included in the Administrative Procedures Manual.

Topics for Future Agendas

FED ED Consortium
Informational items included an invitation to join FED ED, a newly formed consortium to represent suburban Illinois school districts on the federal level. As the Legislative Education Network of DuPage (LEND) is already servicing our needs with the legislators, Dr. Perkins recommends not joining this organization.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session at 9:00 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.

The Board returned to regular session at 9:42 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:44 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary