REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, January 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, January 24, 2005 in the district office at 7:36 p.m.

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

Absent: Mr. Tom Hong

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Ms. Linda Fass, Mrs. Susie Conway, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Janet Millikin, Mrs. Debbie Nawrot, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 1-10-05 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $8,771.56, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $4,174.67, and Payroll (1-10-05) in the amount of $365,032.66, as shown in F.D. 1/24/05-1; the December Activity Report as shown in F.D. 1/24/05-2; the Employment of Nancy O’Rourke, a part time IMC Clerk at DuJardin School effective 1-3-05 for a salary of $12.10 per hour, Erin Gaffey, an instructional aide at Westfield School effective 1-18-05 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Mary Lundeen, an instructional aide at Erickson School effective 1-10-05 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Amber Springer, a part-time early childhood teacher at DuJardin School effective 1-11-05 for a salary of $9,357.65, Carol Ehrhardt, an inclusion aide at Westfield School effective 1-5-05 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Vynette Belluomini, an early childhood program assistant effective 1-18-05 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, and the Retirement of Fran Dvorkin, ESL teacher for the district effective 6-8-05.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Citizen’s Request to Board
Janet Millikin, a District 13 parent, approached the Board about the possibility of implementing a hot lunch service at the three schools. Mrs. Millikin, a registered dietician, distributed information on Sodexho, a food service provider. She is suggesting that District 13 enter into an agreement with Sodexho (or a similar food service provider) and Lake Park High School, where the food would be prepared. A discussion by the Board on this topic was tabled until the appropriate time on the agenda. Mrs. Millikin offered her assistance in the piloting of such a program.

Board Reports and Requests

2005-2006 Registration Fees (F.D. 1/24/05-3)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the registration fees for the 2005-2006 school year, as presented by Janis Prehn and shown in F.D. 1/24/05-3.

Roll Call Vote

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

2005-2006 School Calendar (F.D. 1/24/05-4)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to adopt the 2005-2006 school calendar as presented and shown in F.D. 1/24/05-4. Voice Vote: all ayes

Board of Education Meeting Calendar (F.D. 1/24/05-5)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to adopt the Board of Education meeting calendar as presented and shown in F.D. 1/24/05-5. Voice Vote: all ayes

The calendar reflects a change in the meeting schedule, which eliminates one of the two regular board meeting per month. The Board will meet, with a few exceptions, on the fourth Monday of the month.

NDSEC Lease Agreement (F.D. 1/24/05-6)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to authorize the Superintendent, Board Representative and Board Secretary to sign the lease agreements with NDSEC as shown in F.D. 1/24/05-6.

Roll Call Vote

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

Quarterly Investment Report
The Board reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report covering the second quarter of the fiscal year, which ended December 31, 2004. Although the results were not as promising as the first quarter, we are still making positive progress and seeing a higher return on our investments. The District will continue to remain conservative in its investment practices.

Lighting Grant Possibility
The Board discussed a proposal from Greg Leyden to submit a grant application to the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for the purpose of retrofitting light fixtures at the three schools. After a lighting audit was performed last year, it was determined that a possible energy savings could be gained by making these changes. Dr. Litchfield shared his school district’s success with this plan. Mr. Leyden will proceed with the grant application, although even if the district receives approval, it may not be utilized.

Hot Lunch Food Service
The Board discussed Mrs. Millikin’s request that the district enter into an agreement for a hot lunch food service program. A feasibility study may be conducted. However, before this would occur, Dr. Perkins will talk with the other feeder school district superintendents, as well as Dr. Butts from Lake Park for their feedback on this issue. Dr. Perkins will contact the St. Charles School District to see what pitfalls, if any, they have experienced with their hot lunch program. He will also be in touch with District 13’s attorney to see how requests for proposals or bids should be handled.

Other
Ms. Peterson inquired about the possibility of being registered for an online learning class being conducted through the Illinois School Board Association. Mrs. Ogden will take care of her registration for the class - Lighthouse Learning: The Board’s Role In Increasing Student Achievement.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Ms. Peterson to enter into closed session at 8:33 p.m. 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. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(1), as amended by P.A. 93-0057. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:03 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary