REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday,February 14, 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, February 14, 2005 in the district office at 7:35 p.m.

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

Absent: Mrs. Patricia Bach

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Dr. Linda Schielke, Mr. Jeff Schielke, Mr. Nick Parry, Ms. Diane Birkley, Ms. Debbie Nawrot, Mrs. Janet Millikin, Ms. Annette
Cesario, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda, minus the recommendation to hire the new Assistant Superintendent for Learning. The items remaining included the Regular Minutes from the 1-25-05 Regular and Closed Session Meetings, the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $65,066.21, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $70,959.24, the Bond & Interest Fund for $300.00, the Transportation Fund for $59,389.77, and Payroll (1-25-05) in the amount of $337,725.40 and (2-10-05) in the amount of $361,255.18, as shown in F.D. 2/14/05-1; the employment of Elaine Kougias, special education teacher at Westfield effective 7-1-05 for a salary of $18,683.36, Francine Cash, part-time LD resource teacher at Erickson effective 2-14-05 for a salary of $7,950.25, and a request from Lynn Brost, accounts payable clerk, to extend her retirement date from 6-30-05 to 9-30-05.

Roll Call Vote

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

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the employment of Mrs. Linda Schielke as the new Assistant Superintendent for Learning effective 7-1-05 for a salary of $120,000.

Roll Call Vote

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

Dr. Perkins introduced Dr. Schielke to the Board and audience present. He gave a brief summary of her education and career experience, which includes teaching in the Batavia and Moline school districts, an elementary school principalship, Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Benjamin School District, and for the last several years, a director for the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. Dr. Perkins stated that he feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with two people (Dr. Janice Caruso and Dr. Linda Schielke) that he truly respects. Dr. Schielke was warmly welcomed by those in attendance, and indicated that she is anxious to begin her work in District 13.

Superintendent's Report

Citizen’s Request to Board
Mrs. Janet Millikin again approached the Board regarding her desire to see a hot lunch program implemented in the schools. Dr. Litchfield stated that the district would continue to seek more information on this topic, but most importantly, what financial demands would be placed on the district. Mrs. Millikin expressed her appreciation to Dr. Perkins for his research of this topic to-date.

Recess
The Board took a five-minute recess at 8:23 p.m.

Board Reports and Requests

NDSEC User Fee Agreement (F.D. 2/14/05-5)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the NDSEC User Fee Agreement for 2005-2006, and authorize Mrs. Johnson and Dr. Perkins to sign said agreement.

Roll Call Vote

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

Second Quarter Suspension List
The Board reviewed the Second Quarter Suspension List as required.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary