Monday, July 26, 2004
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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, July 26, 2004 in the district office at 7:38 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mr. Tom Hong, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Janis Prehn, Ms. Sue Floetl, Mr. Bill Vorreiter, 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 Minutes from 6-28-04; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $92,652.99, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $312,058.87, the Bond & Interest Fund for $300.00, the Transportation Fund for $7,156.00, Payroll (7-9-04) for $290,201.02 and (7-23-04) for $276,681.03 as shown in F.D. 7/26/04-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 7/26/04-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 7/26/04-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 7/26/04-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 7/26/04-5; resignations for Linda Magnussen, the district’s school nurse effective 7-30-04 and Megan Abad, an instructional aide at Westfield effective 7-16-04.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

CAC Application (F.D. 7/26/04-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the selection of Mr. Don Pieper to the Citizens Advisory Council as shown in F.D. 7/26/04-6. Voice Vote: all ayes

Closed Session Minutes (F.D. 7/26/04-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. Hong to continue to keep previous closed session minutes confidential as shown in F.D. 7/26/04-7. Voice Vote: all ayes

Quarterly Investment Report
Sue Floetl and Bill Vorreiter from Bank One and Finance Director Janis Prehn addressed the Board regarding the Quarterly Investment Report for the period ending June 30. The district experienced a decrease in its income from investments over the last quarter. This was due in part to moving investments from the money market to bond market. Mr. Vorreiter still anticipates a 4 – 5% gain for the year.

Budget Overview
Dr. Perkins discussed the proposed budget for the 2004-2005 school year as presented by Jan Prehn. This will be a balanced budget with the exception of the $105,000 deficit due to the Westfield construction. A budget hearing will be held on Monday, August 23.

Board Policy Review
The Board reviewed the final part of the School Board Policy Manual as revised by the Illinois Association of School Boards, which included Section 6 – Instruction and Section 7 – Students. Additionally, Dr. Perkins distributed recent policy additions/revisions not previously discussed with the policy consultant from IASB.

Dr. Perkins offered his recommendations for changes on previously viewed policies 2:220, 3:52, 5:240 and 5:330. The adoption of the new policy manual will be an action item at the August 23rd Board of Education meeting. Every Board Member will receive a copy of the new manual on disk, and staff will have access to it through the district’s Intranet site.

Information Items
Dr. Perkins distributed information on the following items:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to enter into closed session at 8:43 for the purpose of discussing the performance of an employee. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:25 p.m.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:27 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary