REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Amanda Schoenberg, Dr. Bruce Brown, Dr. Mark Friedman, Amy Kedzior, Amy Fonk, Greg Leyden, Adam Parisi, Patti Edwards, Ryan Anderson, Mark Dwyer, Augie Battaglia (FGM), Dr. John Markgraf, Kathy Ogden

Ms. Peterson welcomed audience members.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve Consent Agenda Items which included: the Regular Minutes from the meeting held 8-22-11 and the Special Meeting held 9-12-11; Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $225,151.98, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $204,122.09, the Transportation Fund for $11,293.08, Payroll (8-25-11) for $364,254.75 and (9-10-11) for $389,382.98 as shown in F.D. 9/26/11-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 9/26/11-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 9/26/11-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 9/26/11-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 9/26/11-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 9/26/11-6; the Employment of Jessica Carter as a paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-18-11 for a salary of $11.10, Sarita Phipps as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 9-19-11 for a salary of $11.10, Angela Stoczynski as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-22-11 for a salary of $11.10, Danielle Yockey as a part-time paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-25-11 for a salary of $11.10, Danielle Ziganto as a substitute paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-22-11 for a salary of $10.35; the Resignation of Darcy Enders as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 9-16-11, Nabila Jahangir as a special ed paraprofessional at Erickson effective 8-19-11, Jennifer Ozanic as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8-18-11; 2011-2012 Extra Duty assignments.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report
Consultants Dr. Mark Friedman and Dr. Bruce Brown of BWP & Associates, the superintendent search firm hired by the district, provided the Board with a Superintendent Profile Needs Report. This report summarized the responses from various stakeholder interviews held in early September, as well as input provided via the district’s website which will be used to create a profile for the ideal candidate. Approximately 84 responses were received – 48 from the online survey. The consultants will use these results when talking with candidates. To-date, the firm has received 51 applications. (The cut-off date for submission is September 30.) Six candidates will be presented to the Board, and three finalists will meet with them for a second round of interviews. The Board anticipates offering the selected candidate a contract by its November meeting.

Dr. Perkins and Dr. Schoenberg shared the annual student achievement report using various graphs showing ISAT scores in reading and math, NWEA MAP results from the fall and spring testing, and grade four results from the writing assessment administered by ECRA Group. ECRA also provided a timeline for this year’s writing assessment.

Dr. Perkins shared initial action steps planned for the two district goals. The 2011-2012 goals are:

The Board will receive updates in November, February, and May.

Board Reports and Requests

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins reported on two FOIA requests received since the last board meeting. Ground Effects Maintenance requested copies of snow removal contracts for the past five years. Illinois Central School Bus, LLC, out of Channahon, Illinois, requested copies of all transportation invoices from May for both regular and special education, copies of the last bid from our current vendor, and a copy of the current contract, as well as any extensions. Mrs. Ogden responded to both requests by supplying the appropriate information.

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:

Other
Ms. Peterson gauged interest in Board participation in the Septemberfest parade on October 8. A few members did express interest and Mrs. Ogden will order Smarties® candy for them to toss to the crowd. Mr. Moreth suggested student participation as well.

The IASB fall dinner meeting is scheduled for October 4 at Bloomingdale Golf Club. The entire Board is registered to attend.

Resolution for Serious Safety Hazards R#3 (F.D. 9/26/11-7)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mr. Moreth 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

Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! R#4 (F.D. 9/26/11-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution in Support of Principals R#5 (F.D. 9/26/11-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution in Support of School Principals, and authorize each member to sign said resolution. Voice Vote: all ayes

Annual Application for Recognition of Schools (F.D. 9/26/11-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Annual Applications for Recognition of Schools and authorize the appropriate individuals to sign said applications.

Roll Call Vote

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

DuJardin Playground Gift Proposal (F.D. 9/26/11-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to accept the current gift proposal from the DuJardin Playground committee if $200,000 is raised by December of 2012. If said amount is not raised at that time, the committee will be invited back to propose a scaled-down version of the current playground plans. The Board will review any changes to construction.

Roll Call Vote

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

The Board will be kept apprised of progress through graphics showing monthly updates.

Westfield Music Field Trip to St. Louis (F.D. 9/26/11-12)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the music field trip to St. Louis as outlined in a memo from Karma Krzysiak, Sue Metzger, and Dr. Kling. Voice Vote: all ayes


Resolution to Ratify Existing Vendor Agreements R#6 (F.D. 9/26/11-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the Resolution to Ratify Existing Vendor Agreements and authorize the President and Secretary to sign said resolution.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Approve Authorized Signers for Specialized Services That May Generate Additional Revenue for Schools R#7 (F.D. 9/26/11-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution to Approve Authorized Signers for Specialized Services That May Generate Additional Revenue for Schools.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution Authorizing Intervention in Certain Tax Appeal Cases R#8 (F.D. 9/26/11-15)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Resolution Authorizing Intervention in Certain Tax Appeal Cases.

Roll Call Vote

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

Compliance with GASB Statement 54 R#9 (F.D. 9/26/11-16)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution to Give Authority to Designated Personnel for the Purpose of Assigning Funds.

Roll Call Vote

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

Elementary Assistant Principal Position
The Board discussed the issue of whether or not to fill the elementary assistant principal position when Miss Nancy Green retires at the end of the school year. Members reviewed job descriptions for principals and assistant principals, and tasks performed currently by Miss Green at both elementary schools. Dr. Markgraf and Mr. Dwyer described some of the duties performed and the value they place on having an assistant principal at their schools. The Board offered its support for the continuation of the elementary assistant principal position. However, the Board will review this issue again should there be a change in staffing at a later date.

Annual Schools' Tour
Board members reviewed the annual tour guided by Greg Leyden on September 12. The Board directed Mr. Leyden to address plans for upgrades to the DuJardin washrooms and ceiling tiles in the school’s media center.

Preliminary FY2013 Budget
The Board reviewed the tentative 2012-2013 budget as presented by Janis Prehn. Due to time constraints for the tax levy adoption hearing, it was necessary for Mrs. Prehn to present the entire tentative budget (all funds) at this time. The Board will review the tentative tax levy at its October meeting, and this item will be slated for action at the December 12th meeting.

2012-2013 School Calendar
A draft of the 2012-2013 calendar was shared with the Board. Previous discussions have been held regarding the impact the PGA Ryder Cup being held in September 2012, and the fact that Lake Park High School will not be in attendance during that time, might have on the district. Dr. Perkins shared conversations held with key people, and from those discussions, feels that there will be little interruption to student education. In answer to a question by Mr. McKeown, Dr. Perkins responded that First Student has assured him there would be no additional costs for providing transportation service only for us, and that Lake Park Superintendent Dr. Lynne Panega has offered the same assurance.

Triple I Conference
The Board discussed housing and workshop arrangements for the upcoming school board conference in November.

Topic(s) for Future Agendas
Mr. Moreth suggested Senate Bill 7 (SB7) be included as a discussion item at a future date.

Other
Dr. Perkins will advise the Board of activities planned for Veterans’ Day.

For Information
Informational items included:

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary