Monday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2005 in the district office at 7:33 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson entered the meeting at 8:10 p.m.)

Absent: Mr. None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Mrs. Debbie Nawrot, Ms. Melody Vroman, Mrs. Patricia Meyer, Mrs. Nanci Greene, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
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 9-26-05; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $41,879.14, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $83,423,12, the Transportation Fund for $58,824.80, Payroll (9-25-05) for $345,932.86 and (10-10-05) for $355,667.91 as shown in F.D. 10/24/05-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 10/24/05-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 10/24/05-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 10/24/05-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 10/24/05-5; the Employment of Allison Reilly as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 9-30-05 for a salary of $10.50 per hour; a Change of Salary for Donna Marino, who has withdrawn from her position as Drama Co-Director, Laura Selsky who will replace Donna Marino as Drama Co-Director for an extra duty stipend of $1,570 and has withdrawn from her position on Craft Club II, Mark Stamatakos will head “Chess Club” for a stipend of $380, and Cathy Finney will replace Kathy Stange as Assistant team Leader for Special Services for a stipend of $850.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent’s Report

Board Reports and Requests

DuPage Library Grant (F.D. 10/24/05-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to endorse the literacy standards and ISLMA’s program components as needed for the completion of the 2005 DuPage Library Grant. Voice Vote: all ayes

Intergovernmental Agreement With Bloomingdale Police (F.D. 10/24/05-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the Agreement for Reciprocal Reporting and Cooperation Between Bloomingdale School District 13 and the Bloomingdale Police Department, and authorize the Board President to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board. Voice Vote: all ayes

Keyboarding Instruction
Technology Coordinator Nanci Greene shared the results of a survey administered to various school districts from Itasca School District 10 on keyboarding instruction. Mrs. Greene indicated that although the majority of districts do offer keyboarding software programs, these programs are not being implemented as part of the regular, "taught" curriculum. This is the case in District 13 as well. The concern was raised that in order to include keyboarding instruction in the curriculum, another subject would have to be eliminated due to time constraints. Offering keyboarding as a summer school option or after school was discussed as a possibility. Ms. Peterson offered the suggestion that parents encourage their students to practice keyboarding skills at home as well.

First Reading: Board Policy Revisions (4:170, 5:30, 6:60, 8:30)
The Board waived the reading of, but, reviewed revisions for the following board policies as recommended by the Illinois Association of School Boards:

Enrollment Projections
Dr. Perkins presented five-year enrollment projections based on the sixth day figures. District 13’s enrollment is down 9.3% from 1999. Our largest class sizes are in Grades 6-8, and smallest numbers are in grades K-2.

Budget Planning
The Board reviewed the preliminary budget for 2006-2007 as presented by Janis Prehn. This will serve as a reference as we plan for the 2005 Tax Levy Hearing. Dr. Perkins discussed the timeline for the hearing as outlined by Mrs. Prehn. The tentative tax levy will be presented at the November 22 board meeting, and the adoption will be held in December. The proposed FY07 budget projects a possible $385,000 deficit.

Quarterly Investment Report
The first quarter of our fiscal year, which ended on September 30, provided us with stronger investment returns.

For Information
Board members were asked to R.S.V.P. to Mrs. Ogden regarding their attendance at the following events: LEND Breakfast (held during the Triple I Conference in November), Lake Park’s Education Foundation Breakfast, and the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation Dinner.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session at 8:55 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 9:25 p.m.

A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Ms. Peterson to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 9:31 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary