REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 25, 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, April 25, 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, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: Mrs. Linda Wojcicki

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mr. Augie Battaglia, Mrs. Janet Millikan, Mrs. Debbie Nawrot, Ms. Adrianne Reyes, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Canvass Election
After scrutinizing the returns from the April 5, 2005 school board election and determining that a total of 1284 ballots were cast, a motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Ms. Peterson to certify said results. Voice Vote: all ayes

Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Hong to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held March 14, 2005. Voice Vote: all ayes

A motion was made by Mr. Hong and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the closed session minutes from March 14, 2005. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution for Terms of Office R#5 (F.D. 4/25/05-3)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to adopt Resolution for Terms of Office R#5, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign said resolution as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-3. Voice Vote: all ayes

The offices of President, Vice-President, and Secretary shall serve for a term of one year from April to April.

Adjournment Sine Die
After board members expressed their appreciation to retiring board member, Tom Hong, for his service to the Board, a motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Hong to adjourn the meeting Sine Die at 7:40 p.m. The Board of Education seated on April 3, 2003 will cease to exist. Voice Vote: all ayes

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary


Oath of Office
Dr. Donald Litchfield administered the Oath of Office to newly elected members of the Board: Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mrs. Patricia Bach, and Mrs. Diane Birkley.

Election of President Pro-Tem
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to elect Dr. Donald 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 7:45 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Diane Birkley, 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, Mr. Augie Battaglia, Mrs. Janet Millikan, Mrs. Debbie Nawrot, Dr. Jerome Gordon, Ms. Adrianne Reyes, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

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

Dr. Litchfield was elected President of the Board of Education by acclamation.

A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to nominate Mr. Terence McKeown as Vice-President. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mr. Terence McKeown was elected Vice-President of the Board of Education by acclamation.

A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to nominate Mrs. Wojcicki as Secretary. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mrs. Wojcicki was elected as Secretary of the Board of Education by acclamation.

Presidential appointments were made as follows: Ms. Peterson will continue as the IASB representative; Mrs. Johnson will continue as the NDSEC representative, with Dr. Litchfield serving as the alternate; Mrs. Wojcicki will continue as the board liaison for the Education Foundation, with Mrs. Bach serving as the alternate; Mrs. Johnson will continue as the liaison for B.I.G.; Ms. Peterson will continue as the liaison for C.A.C., with Mr. McKeown serving as the alternate; Mrs. Wojcicki and Mrs. Bach will share the responsibility of CHARACTER COUNTS! representative, and Mrs. Birkley will represent the Board at LEND.

Resolution of Depository of School Funds R#6 (F.D. 4/25/05-4)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adopt the Resolution Establishing Depository of School Funds as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-4. Voice Vote: all ayes

Establish Regular Meeting Dates, Time & Place
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to continue holding board meetings on the fourth Monday of the month (except when otherwise noted) at 7:30 p.m. in the district office conference room. Voice Vote: all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $368,238.22, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $82,551.45, the Transportation Fund for $61,760.15, Payroll (3-25-05) for $354,866.29 and (4-8-05) for $357,795.63 as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-5; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-6; the Revenue report as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-7; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-8; the Activity Reports as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Mrs. Bach, and other board members did not agree with the reasoning that assemblies have to be limited due to lack of space. Dr. Litchfield recommended using the new Westfield gym for this purpose. Board members also favored the approach of GPA categories and a two-tiered system.

Citizen's Request to Board
Mrs. Nawrot expressed her views regarding the Westfield Middle School honor roll system.

Mrs. Janet Millikan addressed the Board again regarding her desire to see a hot lunch service implemented. Mrs. Millikan inquired what number of interested parents would be required before the Board would pursue this. Dr. Litchfield responded that a possible question, “Do you want a hot lunch program?”, could be included as one of the questions on the customer survey for parents that will be done next school year.

Board Reports and Requests

Amended School Calendar
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the amended 2004-2005 school calendar as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-10. Voice Vote: all ayes

Friday, May 13 - Teacher Work Day (No Students in Attendance)
Tuesday, June 7 - Records Day (No Students in Attendance)
Wednesday, June 8 - Last Half Day of School
Thursday, June 9 - School Cancelled for Students & Teachers
Friday, June 10 - School Cancelled for Students & Teachers
Monday, June 13 - School Cancelled for Students & Teachers

Honorable Dismissal of Educational Support Personnel (F.D. 4/25/05-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the resolution dismissing the named educational support personnel from their positions at the end of this school year as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Appreciation Resolutions for Teachers, PTO’s/STP, ACE, R #7,8 & 9 (F.D. 4/25/05-12, 13 & 14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the resolutions honoring teachers, PTO’s/STP, and ACE volunteers as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-12, 13 & 14). Voice Vote: all ayes

Middle School Science Adoption (F.D. 4/25/05-15)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the purchase of the middle school science program materials as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-15.

Roll Call Vote

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

Building Projects Bids (F.D. 4/25/05-16)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the bid for lunchroom tables from School Specialty in the amount of $12,973. the bid for a fire alarm upgrade from Affiliated Systems in the amount of $27,755, and the bid for athletic lockers from School Specialty in the amount of $32,095, as recommended by Mr. Leyden and shown in F.D. 4/25/05-15.

Roll Call Vote

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

Paper Purchase Bids (F.D. 4/25/05-17)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the purchase of paper for the 2005-2006 school year from Midland Paper at the total discounted price of $17,991.33, as shown in F.D. 4/25/05-17.

Roll Call Vote

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

Transportation Bids (F.D. 4/25/05-18)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the three-year contract for transportation services from Laidlaw Transit, Inc. at rates shown in F.D. 4/25/05-18.

Roll Call Vote

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

Capital Outlay Equipment Priorities (F.D. 4/25/05-19)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to authorize the purchase of Priority 1 technology projects in the amount of $80,900, Priority 1 equipment purchases in the amount of $23,146, and use $8,000 from the current budget for tuck-pointing at Westfield as recommended by Mrs. Prehn and shown in F.D. 4/25/005-19.

Roll Call Vote

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

Resolution to Honor a Retiring Board Member R#10 (F.D. 4/25/05-20)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the resolution to honor retiring board member, Mr. Tom Hong. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution to Collect On-line Registration Fees R#11 (F.D. 4/25/05-21)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the resolution supporting the implementation of Illinois Funds E-Pay, and authorize said resolution to be signed by the President and Secretary. Voice Vote: all ayes

Closed Session
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to enter into closed session at 10:05 after a short recess, 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. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1), as amended by P.A. 93-0057. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 10:28 p.m.

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 10:29 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary