Monday, SAugust 11, 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, August 11, 2003 in the district office at 7:32 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj entered the meeting at 7:35 p.m.)

Absent: None

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

Consent Agenda
Ms. Peterson indicated there was an error in the July 28 minutes. Under the Board Reports/CCTS!, the date for the CHARACTER COUNTS! Celebration was incorrectly listed as August 21. The correct date is October 21.

A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Minutes from the 7-28-03 as amended; the employment of Mark Stamatakos as an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Westfield effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $37,290.00, Denise Hunn as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Westfield effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $34,910.00, Dana Thomas as an Inclusion Facilitator at Erickson effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $34,150.00, the resignation of Sarah Ortloff as an Instructional Aide at Erickson effective 7-26-03, a change in position for Georgia Karonis as a 7th grade Math teacher at Westfield effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $33,460.00 and Tiffany Denning as an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Westfield effective 8-25-03; an application from Joseph Karl for the Citizens Advisory Council as shown in F.D. 8/11/03-1.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

Quarterly Investment Report
Dr. Perkins reported on the Quarterly Investment Report as presented by Jan Prehn and Banc One. Board members were asked to look at the Account Summary page, which outlines the district’s investment activities. Our average return percentage from April 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003 is 2.2%.

Alternate Board Retreat Dates
The Board Retreat will be held December 5 & 6.

LEND Barbecue
Board members were reminded of the upcoming LEND Barbecue to be held at Peggy Agnos’ house on August 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Policy Manual Review
Dr. Perkins reported on information he had received from Cathy Talbert of the Illinois Association of School Boards regarding updating the district’s policy manual. The IASB will assist the Board in revising the existing manual for a fee of $5,600.00. This will be an action item on the August 25 meeting agenda.

Ms. Peterson inquired about the status of the previous request by Greg Leyden for the purchase of a fluorescent tube recycler. Dr. Litchfield indicated that additional research is being done.

The farewell dinner for outgoing Board Member Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj will be held September 4 at 6:30 at the Santa Fe Restaurant in Glen Ellyn.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary