REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 9, 2002
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Vice President Mary Ellen Johnson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, September 9, 2002 in the district office at 8:00 p.m.

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

Absent: Mr. Edward Levato, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Others Present: Dr. Jerome Gordon, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Shelli Corbin, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda (F.D. 9/9/02-1)

A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the consent agenda to include the Approval of Minutes from the 8-26-02 meeting; the resignations of Michelle Aquitania, an instructional aide at Erickson School effective 8-22-02, Kathryn Downey, an instructional aide at Westfield Middle School effective 8-22-02 and Jennifer Craig, an instructional aide at Westfield Middle School effective 8-23-02; the employment of Jason Phelps as an instructional aide at DuJardin School effective 8-26-02 for a salary of $10.05 per hour, Sarah Swanson as an instructional aide at DuJardin School for an EC student in the AM and at Westfield Middle School in the PM effective 9-4-02 for a salary of $10.05 per hour, Georgia Karonis as an instructional aide at Westfield Middle School effective 8-26-02 for a salary of 10.05 per hour, Sarah Ortloff as an instructional aide at Erickson School effective 8-26-02 for a salary of $10.05 per hour, Katherine Stange as a part-time LD Resource at Westfield Middle School for a salary of $20,440.00, Laura Selsky as an instructional aide at Westfield Middle School effective 9-9-02 for a salary of $10.05 per hour and Thomas Kreger as an instructional aide at Westfield Middle School effective 9-3-02 for a salary of $10.05 as shown in F.D. 9/9/02-1.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Wojcicki, McKeown, Bach, Johnson, Olson-Lewyckyj
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Parent Literacy Night
Dr. Caruso gave a report on plans for the curriculum night being held this week at the elementaries and at the middle school the following week. She also reported on the Parent Literacy Night on September 24, which is an early dismissal day. Dr. Caruso distributed copies of the reading curriculum for each grade level. Parents will be given an overview of the balanced literacy approach explaining the components and hopefully get a better understanding of the connection. They will be given an explanation of how the balanced literacy approach will improve instruction and increase comprehension. There will be two sessions for parent participation with each session including 10 min. of shared reading, guided reading and the home connection. Materials will be on display for review. Glen Ellyn Book Store will keep a supply of suggested reading materials available and the Bloomingdale Library will be on hand at curriculum night.

Board Reports and Requests

Annual Recognition of Schools (F.D. 9/9/02-2)
A motion was made by Mrs. Olson-Lewyckyj and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the 2002-2003 Applications for Annual Recognition of Schools as shown in F.D. 9/9/02-2. Voice Vote: all ayes

Copier Purchases (F.D. 9/9/02-3)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the proposal from Janis Prehn for the purchase of one Konica 7155 digital copier for the district office and three Konica 7130 digital copiers for the school offices from Imagetec for a total cost of $34,045.00 as shown in F.D. 9/9/02-3.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Bach, Johnson, Olson-Lewyckyj, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 5 - 0

Enrollment/Class Sizes
The Board discussed the 2002-2003 enrollment/class sizes. The enrollment total of 1,438 is as of September 3 and includes students in kindergarten thru eighth grade.

Harris Survey Questions
The Board discussed possible questions to be included on the Harris Survey that will be mailed to parents in October.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Jerome E. Gordon, Secretary