REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 14, 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, April 14, 2003 in the district office at 7:32 p.m.

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

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso, Dr. Kim Perkins, Mr. Earl Overman, Mrs. Vicki Danklefsen, Mrs. Mary Beth Dunne, Mr. Justin Kmitch, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Oath of Office
President Donald Litchfield administered the Oath of Office to re-elected board member Linda Wojcicki.

Consent Agenda
Ms. Peterson indicated there was an error on the 4-3-03 minutes. Under the Adjournment Sine Die, the time was incorrectly listed as 8:42 p.m. The actual time should read 7:42 p.m.

A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the approval of the minutes from the 3-24-03 meeting and the minutes from the special meeting on 4-3-03 as amended; the resignations of Cynthia Yearman, an instructional aide at Westfield Middle School effective 4-11-03 and Tatianna Donaldson, a part-time aide at DuJardin School effective 3-28-03; the employment of Angela Semien as a part-time aide at DuJardin effective 4-7-03 as shown in F.D. 4/14/03-1.

Roll Call Vote

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

Closed Session – Employment of Personnel
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session at 7:35 p.m. for the purpose of discussing employment of personnel. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 8:10 p.m.

Amendment to Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to amend the agenda by moving the Appointment of Middle School Principal before the Citizen’s Request to Board. Voice Vote: all ayes

Appointment of Middle School Principal
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Bach to hire Earl Overman as the Westfield Middle School principal to replace Chuck Swangren effective 7-1-03 per the administration’s recommendations.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Olson-Lewyckyj, Bach, Johnson, McKeown, Peterson,
Wojcicki, Litchfield

Nays: None
Motion Carried: 7– 0

Board Reports and Requests

Board Appreciation Resolution R#8 (F.D. 4/14/03-2)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj to adopt the Board Appreciation Resolution R#8 honoring retiring board member Edward Levato for his sixteen years of service as shown in F.D 4/14/03-2. Voice Vote: all ayes

Social Studies Adoption (F.D. 4/14/03-3)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adopt the new social studies program from MacMillan/McGraw-Hill for Grades K-5, Glencoe for Grades 6-8, Nystrom for Grades K-8, Sunburst for Grade 1, Scholastic, Inc. for Grade 5, National Geographic for Grades 4-5 and Saddleback Education, Inc. for Grade 6 for a total cost of $69,778.89 as shown in F.D. 4/14/03-3.

Roll Call Vote

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

Board members expressed their gratitude to the Social Studies Committee for putting together an excellent curriculum and to the representatives for a great job presenting the program.

Amendment to 2002-2003 Calendar
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to amend the adopted 2002-2003 calendar per the administration’s recommendations. Voice Vote: all ayes

Day of Week Date Activity
Friday May 9, 2003 Inservice Day
Monday June 9, 2003 Records Day (No Students in Attendance
Tuesday June 10, 2003 Last Half Day of School
Wednesday June 11, 2003 School Cancelled for Students & Teachers
Thursday June 12, 2003 School Cancelled for Students & Teachers
Friday June 13, 2003 School Cancelled for Students & Teachers

Westfield’s eighth grade graduation will be Friday, June 6, 2003 at Lake Park High School.

Paper Purchase Bid (F.D. 4/14/03-4)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the purchase of copy paper for the 2003-2004 school year from Unisource for a total price of $21,117.24 as recommended by Jan Prehn and shown in F.D. 4/14/03-4.

Roll Call Vote

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

Westfield Landscaping Donations (F.D. 4/14/03-5)
After reviewing the proposed design for a plaza to be constructed between the old and new sections of Westfield School, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj to accept the donations from Mr. Ken Tucker and the Zeitoun Family of Olive Grove Landscaping, Inc. as shown in F.D. 4/14/03-5.

Roll Call Vote

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

Construction will begin in late June. A dedication ceremony will be held after the completion of this project.

NDSEC By-Laws Change (F.D. 4/14/03-6)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Bach to adopt the amendment to the NDSEC By-Laws to add a position of alternative representative to the NDSEC Governing Board as shown in F.D. 4/14/03-6. Voice Vote: all ayes

Capital Outlay Equipment Priorities
The Board reviewed the Capital Outlay Equipment Priorities list, which identifies equipment requests from the three schools and district office for the 2003-2004 school year. Dr. Litchfield questioned the purpose of a fluorescent tube recycler under the Maintenance priority list. Dr. Gordon explained this equipment is used for the safe disposal of fluorescent lighting and would be made available to the park district. Dr. Gordon will bring a picture of the recycler to the next meeting, as well as the cost for service to have these materials removed. These priority items will go out to bid after the next board meeting on April 28.

FY03 Budget Amendment
The Board discussed the proposed amendments to the FY03 Budget as presented by Jan Prehn. Dr. Gordon stated the district will have a balanced budget at the end of the year, with the increased revenues balancing out the increased expenditures. The district should receive the first check for property taxes on June 2. There will not be a need to adopt a working cash fund resolution.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:06 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary

CLOSED SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 14, 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, April 14, 2003 in the district office at 7:36 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso, Dr. Kim Perkins, Candidate Mr. Earl Overman

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

The Board was introduced to Candidate Mr. Earl Overman, who was recommended by Dr. Gordon, Dr. Caruso and Dr. Perkins to be hired as the new Westfield Middle School principal effective July 1, 2003.

The Board returned to regular session at 8:10 p.m. (The minutes of the closed session are open to the public.)

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary