REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 28, 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 28, 2003 in the district office at 7:40 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, Mr. Chuck Swangren, Mrs. Nanci Greene, Mrs. Rita Jensen, Ms. Marilou Watson, Boy Scout Troop 457, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the approval of the minutes from the 4-14-03 regular and closed session meeting; Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $53,512.16, Operations and Maintenance Fund for $44,363.70, Transportation Fund for $56,514.24, Payroll (3-25-03) for $335,145.13, (4-10-03) for $345,758.24, (4-25-03) for $342,025.19 as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-2; the Revenue Report as shown F.D. 4/28/03-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-5; and the employment of Amy Travaersone, an instructional aide at Westfield Middle School effective 4-8-03 for a salary of $10.05 per hour.

Roll Call Vote

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

Education Technology Proposal
The Board heard a report from Nanci Greene, technology coordinator on the district’s expanded use of technology district-wide and its projected growth. Nanci demonstrated how classroom teachers are utilizing the district’s web page with teacher and student-created work, i.e., First Grade Teachers Rita Jensen & Marilou Watson. Their home page gives an overview of what is being covered in each subject area as well as ideas for homework help. Parents can get current information on the district, as the web page is updated on a regular basis.

Staff can get access to necessary forms, such as emergency days, workshop attendance, check requests, etc. on the District 13 Intranet. In addition, teachers can check out what books are available through the Literacy Book System.

The District continues to offer training opportunities for staff. Technology classes will be available during the summer.

After looking over the list of Priority Two Items, Mrs. Johnson asked if there is a specific order of requested items. Dr. Gordon will ask the District Cabinet where they would most like to see the dollars spent.

Board Reports and Requests

Capital Outlay Priorities (F.D. 4/28/03-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Capital Outlay Priorities List as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-7.

The Board discussed the Fluorescent Tube Recycler listed as a Maintenance Priority I Item. As members had a number of questions regarding the necessity of this item, Dr. Gordon will ask Greg Leyden to do additional research on this issue – checking with other districts and intergovernmental agencies.

An amended motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Capital Outlay Priorities minus the Fluorescent Tube Recycler as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-6.

Roll Call Vote

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

Operation Fund Project Bids (F.D. 4/28/03-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the purchase of Operation Fund Project Items to include: Parking Lot Patching at Erickson from Professional Maintenance, Inc. in the amount of $9,796.00; Folding Lunch Table Replacement at Erickson from Larson Equipment Co. in the amount of $11,889.00; IMC Carpet Replacement at DuJardin from Watson Smith Carpet & Rugs in the amount of $14,220.00; JSI Finale Office Furniture from School Specialty in the amount of $7,562.45; Credenza from Corporate Business Systems in the amount of $1,216.00; and a non-redundant NBX SuperStack III VOIP telephone system in the amount of $29,892.00 as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Appreciation Resolutions for Teachers and PTO/STP R#9 & R#10 (F.D. 4/28/03-8 and F.D. 4/28/03-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt appreciation resolutions honoring teachers and PTO’s/STP as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-8 and F.D. 4/28/03-9. Voice Vote: all ayes

Resolution in Support of Regional Offices of Education R#11 (F.D. 4/28/03-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Ms. Peterson to adopt Resolution #11 in Support of Regional Offices of Education as shown in F.D. 4/28/03-10. Voice Vote: all ayes

Administrative Technology Proposal
The Board discussed the Administrative Technology Plan for 2003-2004 as presented by Janis Prehn.

Other
Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj suggested the district look into having a calendar magnet made with the numbers of all the schools listed. Dr. Gordon will ask our public relations person, Vicki Danklefsen to research this.

The Board will arrange a farewell dinner for Dr. Gordon in July.

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary