REGULAR SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 22, 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, September 22, 2003 in the district office at 7:45 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, 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, Mr. Justin Kmitch, Ms. Julie Frerichs, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Minutes from the 9-8-03 Closed and Regular Session Meetings; approval of bills in the Education Fund for $286,328.24, Operations and Maintenance Fund for $48,040.93, Transportation Fund for $23,231.68, Payroll (9-10-03) for $329,939.52 as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-4; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-5, the employment of Michelle Czech as an Instructional Aide at Erickson effective 9-4-03 for a salary of $10.20 per hour; the appointment of Maureen Terranova-Haut to the Citizens Advisory Council.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Peterson, Bach, Johnson, McKeown, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6– 0

State Superintendents’ Conference
Due to budget travel cuts within the school districts, State Superintendent Robert Schiller will hold six one-day conferences throughout the state during the month of September in lieu of the typical multi-day conference held in Springfield. Dr. Perkins attended the conference held today in Naperville. The conference included discussions on: accountability, assessment, achievement, fiscal responsibility, funding of schools and the future of schools. AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) is a catch phrase districts will be hearing a lot in the coming years. Schools will be expected to maintain adequate yearly (achievement) progress to keep from being placed on the state’s academic watch list. 718 schools are currently on “academic early warning”, and this number is expected to triple by 2005. Emphasis will be put on test scores to meet or exceed state standards. Resources will be made available on-line to help with the improvement of student learning as measured by state tests.

Board Reports and Requests

State Construction Grant Agreement (F.D. 9/22/03-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the agreement with the Capital Development Board for the State Construction Grant awarded in the amount of $1,794,465.00 as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-6.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Peterson, Bach, Johnson, McKeown, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6– 0

All supporting documentation, i.e., original application, construction receipts, will be sent to the CDB (Capital Development Board).

2003-2004 application for Recognition of Schools (F.D. 9/22/03-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve the 2003-2004 Applications for Recognition of Schools for Erickson, DuJardin and Westfield as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-7.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, Bach, McKeown, Peterson, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6– 0

Extra Duty Assignments (F.D. 9/22/03-8)
After a brief discussion on parents being included in some extra duty assignments, a motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Erickson and DuJardin Extra Duty Assignments as presented and shown in F.D. 9/22/03-8.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, Wojcicki, Bach, McKeown, Peterson, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6– 0

Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! R#2 (F.D. 9/22/03-9)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. McKeown to adopt the Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! R#2 as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-9. Voice Vote: all ayes

The CHARACTER COUNTS! Celebration will be held at the Old Town Pavilion on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Resolution for Certification of Previous Serious Safety Hazards R#3 (F.D. 9/22/03-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to adopt the Resolution for Certification of Previous Serious Safety Hazards R#3 as shown in F.D. 9/22/03-10. Voice Vote: all ayes

Construction Grant Input on Westfield Debt
This item was tabled until the next meeting on October 27 when representatives from the Harris Bank will be on hand to outline the different options available for the handling of the construction grant award funds.

Board Tour of Schools
Board members were given a tour of the three schools prior to the start of tonight’s meeting. They indicated how impressed they are with the condition of the buildings and the work done by Greg Leyden and his maintenance staff. Kudos to Greg for his ongoing efforts to stay on top of things to insure the great condition the schools are in.

IASB Division Dinner
The following Board members along with Dr. Caruso will attend the IASB DuPage Division dinner on September 30 – Linda Wojcicki, Pat Bach, Mary Ellen Johnson, Terry McKeown and Don Litchfield. Mrs. Johnson will be awarded the Master Board Member achievement award at the dinner.

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Bach to enter into closed session following a five-minute recess for the purpose of selecting a candidate to fill the vacancy on the Board at 8:35 p.m. Voice Vote: all ayes

The Board returned to regular session at 9:18 p.m.

Board Member Appointment
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Ms. Peterson to appoint Mr. Tom Hong to fill the Board vacancy left by Ruth Ann Olson-Lewyckyj.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Johnson, Peterson, McKeown, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: Bach
Motion Carried: 5– 0

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:22 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary