REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, May 23, 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, May 23, 2005 in the district office at 7:35 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mr. Terence McKeown entered the meeting at 7:42 p.m.)
(Mrs. Patricia Bach entered the meeting at 8:15 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Cyndi Bringer, Mrs. Linda Segal, Mrs. Linda Fass, Mrs. Donna Marino, Mrs. Bonni Rothbaum, Dr. John Markgraf, Mrs. Joan Nelson, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
After a request was made by Ms. Peterson that the April 25th board meeting minutes be amended to reflect a change in the location for the eight grade graduation (the ceremony will be held in the gymnasium at Lake Park west campus), a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $64,639.90, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $42,043.16, the Transportation Fund for $64,073.78, Payroll (4/25/05) for $338,691.79 and (5/10/05) for $393,455.97 as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-2, the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-4; the April Activity Report as shown F.D. 5/23/05-5; and the Resignation of Cynthia Perham, as special education aide at Westfield effective 6/8/05 and Linda Gebhardt, as special education aide at Westfield effective 6/8/05.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Wojcicki, Peterson, Birkley, Johnson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

Educational Support Personnel Raises/Salaries (F.D. 5/23/05-6)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the raises and salaries for Education Support Personnel proposed for the 2005-2006 and shown in F.D. 5/23/05-6.

Roll Call Vote

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

Treasurer' Bond (F.D. 5/23/05-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve Janis Prehn as treasurer and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the required affirmation for the DuPage Regional Office of Education as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Intra-fund Budget Transfers (F.D. 5/23/05-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the Resolution for Transfer of Funds as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-8, and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign said resolution.

Roll Call Vote

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

Capital Outlay Equipment Bids (F.D. 5/23/05-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the expenditures for capital outlay equipment items as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

IASB Annual Dues (F.DF. 5/23/05-10)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to authorize the payment of the annual membership dues for IASB (Illinois Association of School Boards) in the amount of $3,568 and shown in F.D. 5/23/05-10.

Roll Call Vote

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

Extra-Duty Assignments (F.D. 5/23/05-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the extra-duty assignments for the 2005-2006 school year for the three schools as shown in F.D. 5/23/05-11.

Roll Call Vote

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

Ms. Peterson indicated that her family enjoyed the "after dinner book club" previously facilitated by Betsy Niemiec and will miss this program. Dr. Perkins will follow up with Dr. Markgraf regarding a question raised by Mr. McKeown concerning the issue of safety patrol at Erickson.

First Reading: Board Policy Changes
Due to recommendations from the Illinois Association of School Boards for changes/additions to existing board policies, the Board held a first reading of the following policies:

In addition to the above-mentioned policies, Dr. Perkins recommended the addition of Policy 2:220E - Board of Education Agenda Format. This format is currently in place, however, Topics for Future Board Meetings will be added under Discussion Items.

IASB Convention
Board members indicated that they would all be in attendance at the IASB Convention in Chicago, November 18-20.

Lighting Grant
The Board discussed the lighting grant offered through the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation. Due to budget constraints, it was necessary to amend the application to only retrofit the lighting fixtures at Erickson School. This will be an action item at a future board meeting.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to enter into closed session at 9:20 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 10:27 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 10:28 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary