REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 14, 2004
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Vice-President Mary Ellen Johnson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, June 14, 2004 in the district office at 7:39 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mr. Tom Hong, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki

Absent: Ms. Tamara Peterson, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 5-24-04; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $6,856.98, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $1,878.27, Payroll (5-25-04) for $356,150.84 and (6-8-04) for $372,132.68; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/14/04-2, the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 6/14/04-3, the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/14/04-4; the resignation of Peggy Panagiotaros, an instructional aide at Erickson School effective 8-1-04, a change in position for Nancy Green as the assistant principal for Erickson effective 8-9-04 (salary pending new contract), Jon Perry as a 6th grade teacher at Westfield effective 8-23-04 (salary pending new contract), Laura Selsky as an 8th grade social studies and language arts teacher at Westfield effective 8-23-04 (salary pending new contract), the employment of Nicholas Parry as a physical education teacher at Erickson effective 8-23-04 (salary pending new contract), Dawn Hubbard as the guidance counselor at Westfield effective 8-23-04 (salary pending new contract), Michael Bradley as a summer maintenance worker effective 5-17-04 for a salary of $7.15 per hour , Adam Longi as a summer maintenance worker effective 5-24-04 for a salary of $7.15 per hour, and John Niemiec as a summer maintenance worker effective 5-24-04 for a salary of $8.00 per hour; a stipend alteration from $2,500 to $5,000 for Nanci Greene, technology coordinator, effective 7-1-04, and a new stipend for Karl Volkman, as an advisory grade 6 coordinator for $500, Tina Demetrio, as an advisory grade 7 coordinator for $500, and Jean Raimondi, as an advisory grade 8 coordinator for $500 as shown in F.D. 6/14/04-1.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Hong, Johnson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5– 0

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

Freedom of Information Act Request
Dr. Perkins reported that a request was received under the Freedom of Information Act. Mr. John Sebastian of Leo & Weber, P.C., who represents Travelers Surety and Casualty Co. against Ockerlund Construction Co. has requested our records dealing with Ockerlund covering the period of 2000 – 2001. Our office will be sending the required information to Mr. Sebastian per his phone conversation with Dr. Perkins.

Early Retirement (F.D. 6/14/04-6)
After a brief discussion on the recent history of early retirement requests, a motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve Ann Lester’s request for early retirement for June 2005 per provisions in the teachers’ contract and shown in F.D. 6/14/04-6.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Wojcicki, Hong, Johnson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 – 0

IASB Membership (F.D. 6/14/04-7)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mr. Hong to approve the membership renewal with the Illinois Association of School Boards for the 2004-2005 school year in the amount of $3,428.00 as shown in F.D. 6/14/04-6.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: McKeown, Hong, Bach, Johnson, Wojcicki
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5– 0

CAC Application (F.D. 6/14/04-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the application from Mary Jane Kupiec to serve on the Citizens’ Advisory Council as shown in F.D. 6/14/04-8. Voice Vote: all ayes

Capital Outlay Equipment Bids (F.D. 6/14/04-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Hong to approve bids from Lowery McDonnell in the amount of $5,723.36, School Specialty in the amount of $3,928.50, BSN Sports in the amount of $2,653.68, CDW in the amount of $1,845.00, American Music in the amount of $1,589.77, Virco in the amount of $1,313.20, Valiant in the amount of $1,298.29, Prestige Office in the amount of $830.40, and Frank Cooney in the amount of $98.40 and shown in F.D. 6/14/04-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Hong, Bach, Johnson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5– 0

Review of FY2005 Budget in Funds 2,3,4 & 7
The Board reviewed the amended budget for 2003-2004 in the Operating Fund, Bond & Interest Fund, Transportation and the Work Cash Fund, as well as the proposed 2004-2005 budget for these smaller funds as presented by Jan Prehn.

Local Ray Graham Facility Planned
The Board briefly discussed a proposal by the Ray Graham Association to purchase a home in Bloomingdale within the district’s boundaries. The intent is to purchase housing for six of their clients. A public hearing to discuss this matter will be held at the Village Hall on June 15.

Application for Extension of Lincoln’s Birthday Waiver
As the school district’s current waiver for Lincoln’s Birthday will expire at the end of the 2004-2005 school year, it will be necessary to begin the process of an extension on the waiver. A public hearing must be held with proper notice to the community, and the application then sent to the State Board of Education. This hearing may not be held on the same day as a regular board meeting. A special meeting in August will be held for this purpose in order to meet the October deadline to the State.

Immediately following the special meeting in August, the Board will proceed to Westfield Middle School to view the repair work done on the gym.

Board Policy Manual Review
Board members reviewed the first part of the revised School Board Policy Manual as presented by the Illinois Association of School Boards. These sections included policies covered under School District Organization, Board of Education and General School Administration. Dr. Perkins specifically directed the Board’s attention to Policy 2:140, which covers the use of E-mail between Board Members. He also discussed the recently enacted Ethics and Gift Ban Law. The Board will need to approve this policy as soon as possible. Dr. Perkins will divide the remainder of the manual into three sections for the Board to discuss over a period of the next three board meetings.

Dr. Perkins mentioned correspondence received from Board Member Tamara Peterson regarding making available to members of the audience copies of board packet documents. It was agreed by other members present that materials should be made available only if requested.

Closed Session
After taking a five-minute break, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to enter into closed session at 8:51 p.m. for the purpose of discussing employment performance and compensation for employees. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:34 p.m.

Administrators/Supervisors Salaries (F.D. 6/14/04-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Hong to approve the 2004-2005 administrators/supervisors salaries as amended and shown in F.D. 6/14/04-10.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Hong, Bach, Johnson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5– 0

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 9:35 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary