SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, January 26, 2004
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.
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
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
Motion Carried: 6 – 0
Dr. Perkins distributed information on the DuPage Division Spring Dinner Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2004 at York Community High School.
The Board reviewed a third draft of the 2004-2005 school calendar. Dr. Perkins reported that he had been in contact with Dan Gray of Laidlaw Transportation regarding the possibility of conflicts should District 13 go with a different schedule for the winter break than Lake Park High School. Mr. Gray indicated that the district would not be charged additional costs should this occur. The Board also discussed a change in the November schedule. This would include moving parent-teacher conferences to the week of Thanksgiving. Mrs. Bach expressed her opinion that the calendar should reflect what is in the best interest of students, and the need for continuity of instruction. The calendar will be an action item on the February 9 board meeting agenda.
Dr. Perkins shared his views regarding the Governor’s State of the State Address concerning the Illinois State Board of Education. He pointed out that the 2,800 pages of regulations issued by the ISBE were actually developed in order to implement the laws initiated by the State.
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