REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 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, March 14, 2005 in the district office at 7:32 p.m.

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

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Ms. Janice Walkington, Ms. Carrie Mueller, Ms. Leslie Stavnem, Ms. Heather Grover, Mr. Karl Volkman, Mr. Earl Overman, Mrs. Lori Deichstetter, Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Bonni Rothbaum, Mrs. Debbie Nawrot, Mrs. Kristi Starodub, Mrs. Janet Millikan, Mr. Augie Battaglia, 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 to include the Regular Minutes from the 2-14-05 meeting and the School Board Retreat held on 2-28-05, the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $44,232.48, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $32,217.96, the Transportation Fund for $61,660.38, Payroll (2-25-05) for $365,485.80 and (3-10-05) for $364,040.92 as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-4; the January Activity Report as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-5.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Johnson, Bach, Hong, McKeown, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 - 0

Superintendent's Report

Dr. Perkins asked the Board if there was any further follow-up they would like for him to pursue. Mrs. Bach and Mrs. Johnson indicated they felt enough information had been obtained. Four of the seven board members indicated that they did not want to pursue this issue further at this time.

Citizen’s Request to Board
Mrs. Millikan, the Erickson parent who initiated the request for a hot lunch study, expressed disappointment of the Board’s decision to not pursue this subject. She read a prepared letter stating her desire to see the district enter into an agreement with a food service company utilized by Lake Park High School. Mrs. Kristi Starodub, another district parent, asked if the district would be interested in conducting a parent survey to gauge the interest of the parent community on a hot lunch program. Dr. Litchfield indicated he would be in favor of such a survey.

Board Reports and Requests

Second, Third & Fourth Year Appointments/Tenure/Dismissals (F.D. 3/14/05-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to accept the resignation of Jean Pavelka-Holst as the district’s school nurse effective June 8, 2005. Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the Resolution for Dismissal and Non-Renewal of Non-Final Year Probationary Teachers, and authorize the board president and secretary to sign said resolution and letters of dismissal.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, Bach, Hong, McKeown, Peterson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 - 0

A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the Resolution for Dismissal and Non-Renewal of Part-Time, Non-Tenured Teachers, and authorize the board president and secretary to sign said resolution and letters of dismissal.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: McKeown, Bach, Hong, Johnson, Peterson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the reemployment for the 2005-2006 school year of second, third, fourth year appointments and tenure recommendations.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Johnson, Bach, Hong, McKeown, Peterson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

CAC Application (F.D. 3/14/05-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the appointment of Kim Rose to the Citizens Advisory Council as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-7. Voice Vote: all ayes

With the appointment of Mrs. Rose, the CAC is at full membership.

Human Resource Office Furniture (F.D. 3/14/05-8)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the purchase of office furniture for the human resources office in the amount of $4,944.44 as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-8.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Wojcicki, Bach, Hong, Johnson, McKeown, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Building Priorities List (F.D. 3/14/05-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mr. Hong to approve the building projects proposed for 2005, allocating $197,500 from the capital outlay budget and $37,000 from regular maintenance accounts as shown in F.D. 3/14/05-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Hong, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 - 0

Audit Proposal (F.D. 3/14/05-10)
As the three-year contract with Mathieson, Moyski & Celer expires at the end of the school year, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to authorize Jan Prehn to retain the firm of Mathieson, Moyski & Celer to conduct the annual audit at the end of the fiscal year as shown in the proposal F.D. 3/14/05-10.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Hong, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7 – 0

Review of Equipment Priorities List
The Board reviewed the list of recommended equipment purchases for the 2005-2006 school year. In answer to Mrs. Johnson’s question regarding equipment for special education at Westfield, Dr. Perkins stated that this is needed to set up a new room in order to accommodate the incoming 6th grade special education students and other increases in special education student populations. The Board commended Mrs. Prehn for her thorough explanation of proposed expenditures.

Review of Board Policies Re: Election/Reorganization
Due to changes in the legislation with regard to canvassing election results, it will be necessary to revise school board policies 2:30, 2:50 and 2:210. The new law states that Boards of Education must canvass the votes within 21 days of the election, which is April 5. The election results will be available on April 21, and with the District 13’s board meeting set for the 25th, we fall within the guidelines. Dr. Perkins will make the necessary revisions and have the policies available for a first reading of the Board at the June meeting. The Board will adopt the revised policies at the July Board of Education meeting.

Other
Mr. Augie Battaglia, a parent in District 13, spoke on behalf of the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation who sponsored a holiday event called "Coins for the Community" in conjunction with the police department. This event benefited needy children living in Bloomingdale. Ninety-five percent of the dollars collected came from School District 13 students. Mr. Battaglia expressed his thanks and appreciation to the generosity of those who participated.

Closed Session – Employment of Personnel
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Ms. Peterson to enter into closed session after taking a short break at 9:12 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the district to determine its validity. 5ILCS 120/2 (c)(1), as amended by P.A. 93-0057. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 10:21 p.m.

Adjournment
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 10:22 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary