SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, December 13, 2004
President Donald Litchfield called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, December 13, 2004 in the district office at 7:35 p.m.
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mr. Tom Hong, Mrs. Mary Ellen, Johnson, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mr. Terence McKeown entered the meeting at 7:42 p.m.)
Absent: Ms. Tamara Peterson
Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Mrs. Kathy Ogden
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mr. Hong to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 11-22-04 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $234,630.20, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $46,034.85, the Transportation Fund for $57,672.79, Payroll (12-10-04) for $348,967.12 as shown in F.D. 12/13/04-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 12/13/04-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 12/13/04-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 12/13/04-4; the employment of Jane Graf, as an instructional aide at DuJardin School effective 11-5-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Kimberly Gravante, as an instructional aide at DuJardin School effective 11-15-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, and the resignations of Vickie Raimondi, as secretary at Westfield Middle School and Debbie Caticchio, as the IMC Clerk at DuJardin School.
Roll Call Vote
Ayes: Bach, Hong, Johnson, McKeown, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Motion Carried: 6 - 0
Mr. Dwyer addressed the demographics of DuJardin School. In addition to the kindergarten class, DuJardin has experienced an increase of 57 new students in its enrollment for the year. Mr. Dwyer reported that a study of student mobility shows that in the current fourth grade class, 30% of the students did not begin their education at DuJardin School. Mr. Dwyer stated that participation in student activities at each grade level is good. Eighty-three students participated in Mrs. Schmuldt’s summer IMC program this past year. The IMC is also now open on a Monday evening once a month for students and their parents. The Earth Team coordinated by Miss Frerichs has 82 student participants. The Math-a-Thon, which is a fundraiser that benefits St. Judes' Children’s Hospital, brought in $1,300 in donations. The Writing Improvement Team (WIT) will meet quarterly to monitor writing goals. Kits were purchased for each grade level that target the qualities necessary for good writing skills. The Writing Improvement Team will meet to organize a school writing binder.
Mr. Overman outlined the year’s building-wide initiatives for Westfield Middle School. The items, aimed at supporting student achievement, include :
Twice-monthly meetings have been recreated for same subject groups. Staff members who are teaching the same subject area will have the opportunity to meet together for 25 minutes at each meeting.
Mr. Overman then outlined improvement targets for students in each subject area.
Mr. Overman stated that he is very proud of the Westfield staff with regard to the improved ISAT scores. Everyone participated in the improvement, resulting in higher achievement scores.
Dr. Perkins stated that all three schools met AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) in all subjects and attained Recognition Status.
Board Reports and Requests
Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins shared with the Board that a request under the Freedom of Information Act had been received from the Chicago Area Laborers Employees Cooperation and Education Trust regarding recent landscaping contracts. The district has complied with this request.
Resolution to Appoint Representatives to Receive Nominating
Petitions R#4 (F.D. 12/13/04-6)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the Resolution for Appointing Representatives to Receive Nominating Petitions, and authorize the president and secretary to sign said resolution as shown in F.D. 12/13/04-6.
Roll Call Vote
Ayes: Peterson, McKeown, Bach, Hong, Johnson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Motion Carried: 7 - 0
Tax Levy Adoption (F.D. 12/13/04-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. Hong to adopt the Certificate of Tax Levy and the Resolution for Working Cash Fund Levy as presented, and authorize the administration to implement the levy strategy, as presented, to make necessary adjustments to calculations prepared by the DuPage County Clerk as shown in F.D. 12/13/04-7.
Roll Call Vote
Ayes: Johnson, Hong, Bach, McKeown, Peterson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Motion Carried: 7 - 0
NDSEC Annual Dinner
The Annual NDSEC Dinner will be held on January 26 at the Oak Meadows County Club. Board members were asked to notify Mrs. Ogden no later than January 3 if they intend to attend.
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session to discuss 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). Voice Vote: all ayes
The Board returned to regular session at 10:00 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 10:01 p.m.
Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary