REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, January 27, 2003
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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 27, 2003 in the district office at 7:40 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Edward Levato

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Mr. Charlie Matson, Mrs. Sharon Jensen, Miss Janeen Satalino, Miss Justine Albig, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve items shown in the consent agenda to include Approval of Minutes of 1-13-03, approval of bills in the Education Fund for $174,734.42, Operations and Maintenance Fund for $69,605.39, Bond and Interest Fund for $300.00, Transportation Fund for $488.82, Payroll (12-10-02) for $354,908.63, Payroll (12-20-02) for $332,351.77, Payroll (1-10-03) for $336,127.53 and Payroll (1-24-03) for $331,749.56 as shown in F.D. 1/27/03-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 1/27/03-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 1/27/03-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 1/27/03-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 1/27/03-5.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, McKeown, Olson-Lewyckyj, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 4 – 0

Citizen's Request to Board
Dr. Litchfield asked members of the audience to introduce themselves. Those in attendance included Mr. Charlie Matson, a candidate for school board; District 13 teachers Miss Janeen Satalino, Miss Justine Albig and Mrs. Sharon Jensen; as well as Debbie Kadin, reporter for the Daily Herald.

Board Reports and Requests

2003-2004 Registration Fees (F.D. 1/27/03-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve Jan Prehn’s recommendation for a total 5% increase in registration fees for the 2003-2004 school year as shown in F.D. 1/27/03-6.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Olson-Lewyckyj, Wojcicki, McKeown, Litchfield
Nays: Nays
Motion Carried: 4 – 0

Authorization to Sign TIF Resolution (F.D. 1/27/03-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mr. McKeown to authorize Jan Prehn, as the representative for District 13, to sign the TIF Proposal and Resolution for the West Lake Street project as shown in F.D. 1/27/03-7. Voice Vote: all ayes

Goose Control Proposal
The Board discussed a proposal from Building and Grounds Director Greg Leyden to help control the problem of goose droppings at Erickson and DuJardin Schools. After considerable research into this problem, Mr. Leyden is proposing the use of a product called Flight Control®, which acts as a deterrent for the geese, but is harmless to humans. Although Westfield School also suffers from this problem, the playground used by students is the property owned by the park district.

2003-2004 Calendar
Dr. Gordon presented the proposed calendar for the 2003-2004 year. The Board discussed certain dates and will continue their discussion at the next board meeting. Dr. Gordon will also have the Lake Park calendar available at this time.

Board Reorganization Meeting
The Board will hold a special meeting on April 3rd to canvass the election results, seat new board members and elect officers.

Harris Survey
The Board reviewed a copy of the Executive Summary of the 2002 Harris Survey, which included an overview of the results. The results indicate that a number of improvements have taken place since the initial survey was administered in 1996. Board members were asked to identify which sections of the complete survey, if any, they would like to receive copies of. Dr. Gordon will distribute copies of the Executive Summary to the Citizens Advisory Council.

Middle School Recruitment Process
Dr. Gordon stated that he and Dr. Caruso have put together a timeline for the Westfield Middle School principal recruitment process. Advertisements for the availability of the position will begin February 5 and will appear in the job section of the IASA, universities, newspapers, Regional Office of Education, and the district’s website. The closing date will be March 5.

Dr. Gordon and Dr. Caruso will conduct the initial screening and plan to interview six to seven applicants over a three-day period – March 10, 11, 12, bringing the final list to three. The final candidates will be interviewed by middle school staff and members of the STP on March 17 & 18. The superintendent elect will interview the finalists between March 19 – 21. The Board will receive a recommendation in writing from Dr. Gordon by March 27.

The Board expects to hire the new middle school principal at the regular board meeting on April 14.

Other
The Board will schedule a special meeting within the next week and a half to hire a new superintendent.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mr. McKeown to go into closed session at 8:26 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the employment of personnel. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board discussed the employment of personnel - superintendent candidates.

The Board returned to regular session at 9:08 p.m.

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes
The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Jerome E. Gordon, Secretary

CLOSED SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, January 27, 2003
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President Donald Litchfield called the closed session meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, January 27, 2003 in the district office at 8:35 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Edward Levato

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon

The Board went into closed session for the purpose of discussing the employment of personnel.

The Board discussed the employment of personnel – superintendent candidates.

A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mr. McKeown to return to regular session at 9:07 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

(The minutes of the closed session are open to the public.)

Donald Litchfield, President
Jerome E. Gordon, Secretary