REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, August 23, 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, August 23, 2004 in the district office at 7:40 p.m.

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

Absent: None

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

Budget Hearing
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to open the budget hearing at 7:41 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

As no one from the public attended the hearing to offer comments, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to close the budget hearing at 7:42 p.m.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Hong to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda, as amended, to include the Regular and Closed Session Minutes from 7-26-04, the Minutes from the Special Meeting held 8-9-04, the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $127,032.21, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $133,870.30, Payroll for $272,371.65 as shown in F.D. 8/23/04-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 8/23/04-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 8/23/04-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 8/23/04-4; the employment of Maureen Donovan as an instructional aide at Erickson effective 8-23-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Stacy Petmezas as an instructional aide at Erickson effective 8-23-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Jean Pavelka-Holst as the school nurse effective 8-23-04 for a salary of $38,204, Mary Lattas as an instructional aide at Erickson effective 8-23-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Nicole Scarpelli as an instructional aide at Erickson effective 8-24-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour; the resignations of Lisa Passarelli, an instructional aide at DuJardin effective 8-23-04, Kathy Fleming, third grade teacher at Erickson effective 8-6-04, Marisa Bemi, an instructional aide at Erickson effective 8-4-04, Angela Williams, an inclusion aide at Erickson effective 8-3-04, Amy Traversone, an instructional aide at Westfield effective 8-11-04, Elaine Kougias, an instructional aide at Westfield effective 8-12-04, Amy Lasser, an instructional aide at Erickson effective 8-11-04, Jennifer Binninger, an instructional aide at Westfield effective 8-13-04, Cheryl Rzadkiewicz, an instructional aide at Westfield effective 8-16-04; a change of position for Terri Cooper to a part-time art teacher and part-time IMC clerk effective 8-23-04 for a salary of $8,255 and $12,894 respectively, and Erin Hess to a full-time third grade teacher effective 8-23-04 for a salary of $35,376.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

Board of Education Policy Manual (F.D. 8/23/04-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Ms. Peterson to adopt the amended Board Policy Manual as shown in F.D. 8/23/04-6. Voice Vote: all ayes

A hard copy of the policy manual will be made available in each school office. Staff will also have access to the manual through the district’s intranet site, and each board member will receive a CD Rom.

FY2005 Budget (F.D. 8/23/04-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adopt the FY2005 budget as presented by Jan Prehn and shown in F.D. 8/23/04-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

IASB Fall Dinner Meeting
Board members were asked to notify Mrs. Ogden by September 13 if they plan to attend the IASB Fall Dinner Meeting at Fermilab on September 29.

Westfield Certificate of Occupancy
The District has received the “Certificate of Occupancy” for the repair on the Westfield gym.

Wellness Golf Outing
The District’s golf outing will be held on Friday, September 10. Mrs. Wojcicki and Dr. Litchfield will attend.

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 8:44 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary