REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 27, 2010
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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, September 27, 2010 in the district office at 7:30 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mr. Cary Moreth, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson (Dr. Donald Litchfield entered the meeting at 7:33 p.m.) (Mr. Terence McKeown entered the meeting at 7:46 p.m.)

Absent: None

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

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the items in the Consent Agenda, which included the regular minutes from 8/23/10 and the minutes from the Board Tour held 9/13/10; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $120,671.08, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $186,396.79, the Transportation Fund for $8,424.96, Payroll (9/10/10) for $379,009.55 and (9/24/10) for $375,402.40; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 9/27/10-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 9/27/10-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 9/27/10-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 9/27/10-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 9/27/10-6; the Employment of Kaitlin Curran as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8/23/10 for a salary of $11.15/hr., Carissa Frieri as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8/23/10 for a salary of $11.15/hr., Genevieve Sanderman as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 9/13/10 for a salary of $11.15/hr., the Resignation of Kristyn Cropper as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8/20/10, Jennifer Keicher as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 8/23/10, Vera Whittler as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 9/20/10, Catherine Wolowiec as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 9/10/10; the Rehire of Christine Kolvitz as a paraprofessional at DuJardin effective 9/15/10; and Extra Duty Assignments for 2010-2011.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Moreth, Birkley, Klco, Litchfield, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 - 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Perkins demonstrated the new website created for District 13 by ECRA Group. Administrators and school improvement teams will have the ability to access student achievement data displayed through the use of charts and graphs. These charts/graphs will allow these staff members to compare data, and view performance on a local, state, and national level. Information on ISAT results and NWEA/MAP data are readily available. Dr. Perkins also shared a PowerPoint presentation with the Board that was created by ECRA which shows 2010 ISAT results in reading, math, science, and writing. The slides also contained comparisons between the MAP tests administered in the fall and again in the spring.

The Board reviewed proposed action steps for this year’s goals. The goals are:

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:

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins shared that a FOIA request was received from Illinois Paper & Copier Co. Mrs. Ogden has responded to the company’s request for copies of current copier and/or printer lease and maintenance agreements.

Principal Intern Program (F.D. 9/27/10-7)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Principal Intern Program as outlined, and approve stipends for two individuals at the rate of $1500 per year each.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution for Serious Transportation Safety Hazards (F.D. 9/27/10-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Dr. Litchfield 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! (F.D. 9/27/10-9)
A motion was made by Mr. Moreth and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution in Support of School Principals (F.D. 9/27/10-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco 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. 9/27/10-11)
A motion was made by Dr. Litchfield and seconded by Mr. Moreth to approve the Annual Applications for Recognition of Schools, and authorize the appropriate individuals to sign said applications. Voice Vote: all ayes

ECRA Services Contract (F.D. 9/27/10-12)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Klco to allow for the automatic renewal of the ECRA Group contract for services as shown in F.D. 9/27/10-12.

Roll Call Vote

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

2010-2011 Snow Removal Contract (F.D. 9/27/10-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Moreth to continue to utilize the services of TNT Landscape Construction, Inc. for 2010-2011 removal at the rate of $880.00 per snow event.

Roll Call Vote

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

Annual Schools Tour
Board members expressed their appreciation for the work completed over the summer at district facilities. The Board was very impressed with Mr. Leyden’s demonstration of the new HVAC systems, and his ability to access the systems remotely.

Quarterly Investment Report
The Board reviewed the quarterly investment report ending June 30, 2010 from PFM Asset Management, as well as Jan Prehn’s analysis.

Board Policy Revisions/First Reading
The Board reviewed revisions proposed for Policy 7:20 – Harassment of Students Prohibited, Policy 7:180 – Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment, Policy 7:190 – Student Discipline, and the proposed addition of Policy 7:285 – Food Allergy Management Program.

Preliminary Budget
The Board reviewed the preliminary budget for FY12 in the Operations & Maintenance, Debt Service, Transportation, Working Cash, and Tort funds. We are anticipating a balanced budget in these five funds. The Board will review the preliminary budget for Funds 1 (Education) and 5 (Retirement) at its October meeting. Board members expressed their appreciation once again for Mrs. Prehn’s clear and concise annotations describing the process in determining the budget for 2011-2012.

For Information
Informational items included:

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary