SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, October 25, 2004
President Donald Litchfield called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary District 13 to order on Monday, October 25, 2004 in the district office at 7:37 p.m.
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield
Absent: Mr. Tom Hong
Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Ms. Julie Frerichs, Mrs. Debbie Nawrat, Mrs. Sandy Chase, Mrs. Kathy Ogden
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mr. McKeown to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 9-27-04 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $90,033.64, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $66,444.46, the Transportation Fund for $73,967.55, and Payroll (10-10-04) for $358,591.61 and (10-25-04) for $359,504.15 as shown in F.D. 10/25/04-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 10/25/04-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 10/25/04-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 10/25/04-4; the September Activity Report as shown in F.D. 10/25/04-5; the Employment of Amanda Wege as an instructional aide at Erickson School effective 9-22-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Kerri Cobian as an instructional aide at Erickson School effective 11-1-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, Vera Whittler as an instructional aide at DuJardin School effective 10-18-04 for a salary of $10.35 per hour, and the Resignations of Cara Cumberland as a reading aide at DuJardin School effective 10-15-04 and Lisa DeRose as an instructional aide at Erickson School effective 10-15-04.
Roll Call Vote
Ayes: Wojcicki, McKeown, Bach, Johnson, Peterson, Litchfield
Motion Carried: 6 - 0
Board Reports and Requests
Illinois Gas Cooperative (F.D. 10/25/04-6)
A motion was made by Mrs. Johnson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to authorize the Board President and Board Secretary to sign an addendum to the intergovernmental cooperative agreement with the Illinois Gas Cooperative as shown in F.D. 10/25/04-6. Voice Vote: all ayes
E-911 Compliance (F.D. 10/25/04-7)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to approve an agreement with SBC for the installation of a 9-1-1 Locator I.D. for an approximate cost of $5,000 as recommended by Greg Leyden and shown in F.D. 10/25/04-7.
Roll Call Vote
Ayes: Peterson, Bach, Johnson, McKeown, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Motion Carried: 6 - 0
1st and 2nd Reading of Board Policy 5:330 (F.D. 10/25/04-8)
Due to incorrect wording in the section that covers holidays for educational support personnel, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to amend Policy 5:330 to keep it in line with district past practice. Voice Vote: all ayes
This amendment reflects the change in the wording to indicate that 12-month district employees will be paid for holidays.
DuPage Library Grant (F.D. 10/25/04-9)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Bach to endorse the standards in “Linking for Learning” and provide assurance that district practice is in congruence with the standards. Voice Vote: all ayes
Resolution in Support of Principals (F.D. 10/25/04-10)
In honor of Principals’ Week held October 18 – 22, 2004, a motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to adopt Resolution #3 in Support of Principals as shown in F.D. 10/25/04-10. Voice Vote: all ayes
Tentative Budget in Funds 2, 3, 4 & 7
The Board discussed the preliminary budgets in the Operations & Maintenance, Bond and Interest, Transportation, and Working Cash funds for the 2005-2006
school year. At the next meeting on November 8, the Board will review tentative budgets for the Education and Retirement funds. These documents will serve as the basis for the 2004 Tax Levy hearing, which will be held on December 13 after appropriate public notice is given.
The Board reviewed the audit report prepared by Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co., LLP, which gives an overview of District 13’s financial position and the results of operations in all funds for the 2003-2004 school year, which ended June 30, 2004.
Ms. Peterson commended Janis Prehn for her abilities in managing the District’s finances. The other members were in complete accord.
The Board reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report that covers the first quarter of the 2004-2005 school year. The report indicates a move in the right direction. The change in our investment strategies shows an improvement over the final quarter of the 2003-2004 year.
Invest in Lake Park
Lake Park High School’s Education Foundation is hosting a breakfast at East Campus on Tuesday, November 16. District 13 Board of Education members and administrators have received invitations to “Invest in Lake Park.” Board members were asked to let Mrs. Ogden know by November 9 if they plan to attend.
DuPage Conference Lunch
The Board will not be attending the IASB DuPage Lunch on Saturday, November 20 at the Triple I Conference in November.
Annual LEND Breakfast
Mrs. Ogden will register the Board, Dr. Perkins and Dr. Caruso for the LEND Breakfast at the Triple I Conference.
IASB Report to the Membership
Board Member Tamara Peterson will attend the Delegate Assembly Meeting at the Triple I Conference as the representative for District 13.
Ms. Peterson encouraged everyone to attend Erickson’s Thanksgiving Feast on November 15.
Ms. Peterson will attend the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation Annual Recognition Dinner on Friday, November 5 at Indian Lakes Resort.
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 8:35 p.m.
Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary