Monday, January 26, 2004
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Vice-President Mary Ellen Johnson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, January 26, 2004 in the district office at 7:36 p.m.

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

Absent: Dr. Donald Litchfield

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Linda Fass, Mrs. Susan Conway, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 1-12-04 meeting; the approval of bills in the Education Fund for $71,207.62; the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $26,380.72; the Transportation Fund for $41,631.70; Payroll (1-23-04) for $325,910.47 as shown in F.D. 1/26/04-1.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Peterson, Bach, Hong, Johnson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

ACE Appreciation Resolution R#5 (F.D. 1/26/04-2)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to adopt Resolution #5 in appreciation for ACE volunteers as shown in F.D. 1/26/04-2. Voice Vote: all ayes

2004-2005 Registration Fees (F.D. 1/26/04-3)
After a brief discussion on the comparison of fees between neighboring districts, a motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to increase the student fees for 2004-2005, as outlined by Janis Prehn and shown in F.D. 1/26/04-3. Voice Vote: all ayes

A question came up regarding student suspensions. Dr. Perkins explained that the length of a suspension is based on the infraction and the student’s disciplinary history, and this follows the guidelines set in the discipline policy.

Closed Session Minutes (F.D. 1/12/04-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session at 8:24 p.m. to discuss the employment of personnel. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:05 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 9:05 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary