Monday, March 8, 2004
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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 23, 2004 in the district office at 7:37 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. Pam Miller, Ms. Lisa Paoletti, Mrs. Mary Beth Dunne, 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 and Closed Session Minutes from 2-23-04; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $6,324.49, Operations and Maintenance Fund for $18,386.16, Payroll (2/25/04) for $345,956.75 as shown in F.D. 3/8/04-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/8/04-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/8/04-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/8/04-4; the resignations of Kim Glancey, an instructional aide at Erickson effective 2-20-04, Kelly McHugh, a 7th grade teacher at Westfield effective 2-20-04, Margaret Reule, a 3rd grade teacher at Erickson effective 6-8-03, and Michelle Czech, an instructional aide at Erickson effective 3-19-04.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

Financial Status
The Board reviewed the district’s financial status as presented in a report by Jan Prehn. The current budget will be amended. This is due, in part, to the receipt of the $1.8 million from the construction grant. A summary of cash flow shows revenues exceeding expenses.
Ms. Peterson attended an IASB sponsored workshop on February 21 titled “The Critical Role of School Boards in a Democracy.”

Building Project Priorities
The Board reviewed the building projects priority list developed by the District Cabinet and their recommendations for capital outlay expenditures. Based on current information, we have $310,125.00 in available funds. Not included in the list are the proposals for requested expenditures for the two programs presented this evening - Family and Consumer Science and Tech Prep.

On behalf of the Westfield STP, Mrs. Wojcicki presented a proposal for the installation of a message board at Westfield School similar to the one at Erickson and DuJardin. The STP is requesting that the district split the cost of the sign ($4,600.00) - making the district’s share $2,300.00.

Closed Session – Collective Negotiating Matters
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Ms. Peterson to enter into closed session for the purpose of discussing collective negotiating matters at 9:04 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 10:36 p.m.

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 10:38 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary