SPECIAL SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 3, 2003
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President Donald Litchfield called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Thursday, April 3, 2003 in the district office at 7:31 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Edward Levato, Mr. Terence McKeown, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Canvass Election (F.D. 4/3/03-1)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. Levato to certify the results from the April 1, 2003 election per the resolution as shown in F.D. 4/3/03-1.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, Levato, McKeown, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 4– 0

Adjournment Sine Die
After board members expressed regret at Ed Levato’s retirement from the Board and thanked him for his fifteen and a half years of service, a motion was made by Mr. Levato and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to adjourn the meeting Sine Die at 7:42 p.m. The Board of Education seated on November 12, 2001 will cease to exist. Voice Vote: all ayes

Oath of Office
Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson administered the Oath of Office to newly elected members of the board, Dr. Donald Litchfield, Mr. Terence McKeown and Ms. Tamara Peterson. Mrs. Linda Wojcicki will be given the Oath at the April 14 meeting.

Election of President Pro-Tem
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to elect Dr. Litchfield as President Pro-Tem to conduct the meeting until the new president is elected. Voice Vote: all ayes

Call to Order
President Pro-Tem Donald Litchfield called the meeting of the newly seated board to order at 7:46 p.m.

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

Absent: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Resolution for Terms of Office R#6 (F.D. 4/3/03-3)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Ms. Peterson to adopt Resolution for Terms of Office R#6, and that the offices of President, Vice President, and Secretary shall serve for a term of one year from April to April as shown in F.D. 4/3/03-3. Voice Vote: all ayes

Election of Officers
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to nominate Dr. Litchfield as President. Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion to close the nominations was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Johnson. Dr. Donald Litchfield was elected President of the Board of Education by acclamation.

A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Dr. Litchfield to nominate Mrs. Johnson as Vice President. Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion to close the nominations was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. McKeown. Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson was elected Vice-President of the Board of Education by acclamation.

After Dr. Gordon gave a brief history on the position of Board Secretary in District 13 and hearing comments from board members, a motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to nominate Mrs. Wojcicki as Secretary to the Board. Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion to close the nominations was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Linda Wojcicki was elected Secretary to the Board of Education by acclamation.

Presidential appointments were made as follows: Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj will continue as the IASB representative; Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson will continue as the NDSEC representative and Dr. Donald Litchfield will serve as the alternate; Mrs. Linda Wojcicki will continue to serve as the liaison to the Education Foundation; Ms. Tamara Peterson will serve as the liaison to B.I.G, as well as the Citizens Advisory Council; Mrs. Linda Wojcicki will continue to serve as the CCTS! representative; and Mr. Terence McKeown will be the new representative to LEND.

Depository Resolution R#7 (F.D. 4/3/03-4)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the Resolution Establishing Depository of School Funds R#7 as shown in F.D. 4/3/03-4.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, McKeown, Peterson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Failed: 4– 0

Establish Regular Meeting Dates, Time, Place
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to continue holding board meetings on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the district office conference room. Voice Vote: all ayes

Approval of Previous Contracts, Policies, Rules and Regulations
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve all contracts, policies, rules and regulations as previously established by the Board of Education.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: McKeown, Peterson, Johnson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Failed: 4– 0

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 8:19 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary