REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, May 12, 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, May 12, 2003 in the district office at 7:38 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mr. Terence McKeown entered the meeting at 7:52 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Bonni Rothbaum, Cory Hodges, Dustin Griffin, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Budget Hearing
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to open the budget hearing at 7:39 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

As no one present chose to comment on the amended budget, a motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to close the budget hearing at 7:40 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Approval of the Minutes from the 4-28-03 regular meeting, Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $23,273.43, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $25,579.82, the Transportation Fund for $47,957.99, Payroll (5-8-03) for $361,084.69 as shown in F.D. 5/12/03-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/12/03-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 5/12/03-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/12/03-4.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Johnson, Olson-Lewyckyj, Peterson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Transition Activities
Dr. Gordon reported on the current transition activities in the principal’s office at Westfield Middle School and the superintendent’s office. Mr. Swangren and Mr. Overman have been in the process of interviewing candidates to replace the retiring teachers at Westfield, which include Art, Learning Disability and IMC Director. Mr. Overman met with team members during the inservice on May 9. He will spend time with Mr. Swangren in June looking over schedules, curriculum issues, etc.

Dr. Gordon and Dr. Perkins attended the IASA Conference in Springfield May 7 – 9. Dr. Perkins participated in some of the programs at the conference and was introduced to other superintendents and associates of Dr. Gordon. Dr. Perkins attended the Bloomingdale Intergovernmental Meeting on April 24. He will be in the district on Tuesday, May 13, spending time with Dr. Gordon, Dr. Caruso, Mrs. Prehn and Mr. Leyden. Dr. Perkins will also attend the C.A.C. meeting that evening.

Board Reports and Requests

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Gordon reported that he had received a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Mr. Tim Novak, a staff reporter for the Sun Times has requested a copy of the superintendent’s contract, bonuses – a complete breakdown of the superintendent’s compensation. Kathleen Hirsman, the school district’s attorney is drafting a response letter to Mr. Novak

Education and Administrative Technology Proposals (F.D. 5/12/03-6 & 7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Priority One Items in the Education Technology Proposal as presented by Nanci Greene and the Administrative Technology Proposal as presented by Jan Prehn and shown in F.D. 5/12/03-6 & 7.

Roll Call Vote

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

ESP Salaries (F.D 5/12/03-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the District Cabinet’s recommendations for Education Support Personnel salaries for the 2003-2004 school year as shown in F.D. 5/12/03-8.

Roll Call Vote

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

Capital Outlay Equipment Bids (F.D. 5/12/03-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the Capital Outlay Equipment Bids to include a contract with School Specialty in the amount of $8,579.43, Prestige Office Supply in the amount of $1,522.50, Frank Cooney in the amount of $1,334.80, Virco in the amount of $1,310.00, Quill in the amount of $1,137.48, Long’s Electronics in the amount of $414.89, Troxell in the amount of $359.47 and Highsmith in the amount of $46.60 for a total of $14,705.17 as shown in F.D. 5/12/03-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

FY03 Budget Amendment (F.D. 5/12/03-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to adopt the FY03 Budget Amendment as presented by Jan Prehn and shown in F.D. 5/12/03-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

IASB Conference Plans
The Board discussed preliminary plans for the IASB Conference that will be held in Chicago in November.

Other
The Board discussed holding two board meetings in July 2003, as opposed to having only one, which has been past practice.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary