REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 17, 2002
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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, June 17, 2002 in the district office at 7:36 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Edward Levato, Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Rosanna Marsico, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve items shown in the Consent Agenda to include Approval of Minutes from the 5-13-02 meeting; Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $485,791.07, Operations and Maintenance Fund for $97,096.75, Transportation Fund for $89,377.43 and Payroll (5-25-02) for $358,140.55 and (6-10-02) for $354,599.07 as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-5; the resignations of Corinne Smith, part-time assistant principal at DuJardin School effective 6-12-02 and Lea Ann Fluegel, fifth grade teacher at Erickson School effective 6-12-02 and the re-hire of Justine Albig as a fifth grade teacher at Erickson School effective 8-26-02 for a salary of $33,280.00.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Early Enrollment Request
In order to accommodate a parent request to the board, a motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to move the Early Enrollment Request to the next item on the agenda. Voice Vote: all ayes

Dr. Caruso gave a report on her findings on a child involved in the Early Enrollment process. Based on earlier discussions Dr. Caruso had with parents, it was Dr. Caruso's recommendation that this child not be a candidate for Early Enrollment. After listening to comments from board members and Dr. Caruso's findings, the child's mother was accepting of the decision.

A motion was made by Mr. Levato and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to not approve a request for Early Enrollment for a pre-kindergarten child. Voice Vote: all ayes

DuJardin Construction
Dr. Gordon gave a progress report on the construction at DuJardin School. Workers are installing the ducts for the heating and air conditioning. The steel studs are up as well as the blue board. The plumbers have completed the rough-in work. And, the electrician has been working on the conduits and boxes. Grey Leyden has expressed his pleasure in working with Sigalos & Associates and the professionalism they have demonstrated.

Staff Development Update
Dr. Caruso gave the Board an update on next year's Staff Development plans for teachers and staff. The opening day breakfast on August 27 will be held at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. The focus on staff development in 2002-03 will be in the area of reading with small doses in math. The Parent Literacy Night has been scheduled for September 24 and the Parent Education Conference on April 15.

Board Reports and Requests

Literacy Adoption (F.D. 6/17/02-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adopt the Literacy proposal as presented by the Literacy Committee and shown in F.D. 6/17/02-6.

Roll Call Vote

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

DuJardin Capital Outlay (F.D. 6/17/02-7)
A motion was made by Mr. Levato and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the recommendation from Mark Dwyer for the purchase of DuJardin Office and Library Furniture from School Specialty for a total cost of $30,797.12 as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

NSBA Direct Affiliate Dues (F.D. 6/17/02-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the membership renewal in the NSBA's National Affiliate.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Olson-Lewyckyj, McKeown
Nays: Johnson, Bach, Levato, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Motion Failed: 2 - 5

Early Retirement Requests (F.D. 6/17/02-9)
After some discussion on the Retirement Enhancement Policy, a motion was made by Mr. Levato and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve early retirement requests from Marty Bezek, Jay Perkins, John Erickson, Nancy Sicher and Marci Pettit as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-9.

Roll Call Vote

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

End of Year Resolutions R#14 thru 17 (F.D. 6/17/02-10 thru 13)
A motion was made by Mr. Levato and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adopt the end of year resolutions to include Prevailing Wages R#14 as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-10; Transfer of Interest R#15 as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-11; Establishing Depository of School Funds R#16 as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-12 and Petty Cash R#17 as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-13.

Roll Call Vote

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

Administrative Salaries 2002-03 (F.D. 6/17/02-14)
Administrative Salaries 2002-03 was tabled until closed session.

FY2003 Budget Funds 2,3,4,7
The Board discussed the second draft of the FY2003 budget for operations and maintenance, transportation, bond and interest, and working cash as presented by Jan Prehn. The final adoption of the budget will be at the August board meeting.

Closed Session - Collective Bargaining Strategies/Administrative Salaries
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to go into closed session at 8:50 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 10:00 p.m.

A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to accept the recommendations for Administrative Salaries 2002-03 as shown in F.D. 6/17/02-14.

Roll Call Vote

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

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 10:05 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Jerome E. Gordon, Secretary


CLOSED SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday, June 17, 2002

President Donald Litchfield called the closed session meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, June 17, 2002 in the district office at 8:55 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Edward Levato, Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso

The Board went into closed session to discuss Collective Bargaining Strategies, Administrative Salaries and Administrative Evaluations.

The Board discussed Collective Bargaining Strategies, Administrative Salaries and Administrative Evaluations.

A motion was made by Mr. Levato and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to return to regular session at 10:00 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

(The minutes of the closed session are open to the public.)

Donald Litchfield, President
Jerome E. Gordon, Secretary