REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, August 25, 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 25, 2003 in the district office at 7:35 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda
Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson entered the meeting at 7:37 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Vicki Danklefsen, Mr. Michael Lewyckyj, Mary Ellen Olson, Kataryna Lewyckyj, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Budget Hearing
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj to open the budget hearing at 7:36 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

Dr. Perkins reported on adjustments made to the proposed budget during the last month. These changes were necessitated due to updated information received.

As there were no other comments or questions, a motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to close the budget hearing. Voice Vote: all ayes

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Minutes from the 8-11-03 Regular Meeting; Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $96,613.94, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $116,701.78, the Transportation Fund for $2,650.62, Payroll (8-10-03) for $275,330.88 and (8-25-03) for $284,373.05 as shown in F.D. 8/25/03-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 8/25/03-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 8/25/03-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 8/25/03-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D 8/25/03-5; the employment of Maryann Diazsandi as an Art Teacher at Westfield effective 8- 25-03 for a salary of $43,720.00, Stephanie Padron as an Instructional Aide at Westfield effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $10.20 per hour , Carrie Mueller as an 8th grade Math/Science teacher at Westfield effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $36,990.00, Kelly Fournier as an Instructional Aide at Erickson effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $10.60 per hour, Carla Gasperini as an instructional Aide at Erickson effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $10.20 per hour, Christine Widinski as an Instructional Aide at Erickson effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $9.45 per hour, Laurie Russo as an Instructional Aide at DuJardin effective 8-25-03 for a salary of $10.20 per hour; the resignations of Carrie Zatarski as Art Teacher at Westfield effective 8-1-03, Nancy Moritz an 8th grade Math/Science teacher at Westfield effective 8-10-03, Tammy Metz an Instructional Aide at Erickson School effective 8-12-03, Katrina Bahl an Instructional Aide at DuJardin effective 8-4-03, Sarah Swanson an Instructional Aide at DuJardin and Westfield effective 7-28-03.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

FY2004 Budget Adoption (F.D. 8/25/03-6)
After agreeing to waive the reading of the proposed budget, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj to adopt the FY2004 budget as shown in F.D. 8/25/03-6.

Roll Call Vote

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

Policy Manual Customization (F.D. 8/25/03-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the proposed contract from the Illinois Association of School Boards for policy customization services for a total cost of $5,600.00 as shown in F.D. 8/25/03-7.

Roll Call Vote

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

Over a period of the next few months, a consultant with the Illinois Association of School Boards will work with the Board of Education in developing a customized Board policy manual.

Board Appreciation Resolution R#1 (F.D. 8/25/03-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the Board Appreciation Resolution R#1 honoring retiring Board Member Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj for her ten years of service as shown in F.D. 8/25/03-8. Voice Vote: all ayes

Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the 13 Board of Education and her confidence for the continued growth of the district with all the positive changes that have been made.

Board Retreat
Dr. Perkins stated that the Board Retreat will be held on December 5 & 6 at the Addison Hilton Garden. Tentative times are Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. School District Goals and the Superintendent’s Evaluation will be topics of discussion. Board members were asked to submit any additional agenda items to Dr. Perkins.

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary