SCHOOL BOARD RETREAT
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
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President Donald Litchfield called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Tuesday, January 6, 2004, in the Addison Hilton Garden Inn at 7:15 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mr. Tom Hong, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso

District Goals (F.D. 1/06/04-1)
Dr. Perkins reviewed goals currently embodied in his contract, the assistant superintendent’s contract and the school improvement plans from the three schools. Additionally, he added comments regarding the goal for transitioning the assistant superintendent’s role in consideration of Dr. Caruso’s retirement in 2005.

It was recommended and agreed upon that the above should constitute the district’s goals. Specifically, these include: implementation of a student performance-oriented school improvement process, implementation of staff development for balanced literacy programming, continued improvement in the mathematics curriculum, implementation of the new social studies program, and an achievement of the school improvement goals put forth in the school improvement plans for DuJardin, Erickson and Westfield School. Dr. Perkins will also be responsible for creating a transition plan for the assistant superintendent’s role replacement/modification for 2005.

Several board members pointed out that some of the changes in the system embodied in these goals would be multi-year efforts.

In reflecting on previous district goals and objectives, Board Member Pat Bach expressed a concern that bullying prevention efforts continue.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session at 8:30 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:30 p.m.

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

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

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary