Monday, November 8, 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, November 8, 2004 in the district office at 7:35 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mr. Tom Hong, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield (Ms. Tamara Peterson entered the meeting at 7:44 p.m.)

Absent: None

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Debbie Nawrat, Ms. Charla Johnson, Ms. Miriam Becker, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Johnson to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Regular Minutes from the 10-25-04 meeting; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $9,105.31, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $4,327.69 as shown in F.D. 11/8/04-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 11/8/04-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 11/8/04-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 11/8/04-4; the resignations of Barbara Avery, as an instructional aide at DuJardin effective 10-25-04 and Christine Searson, as an instructional aide at DuJardin effective 11-4-04.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Bach, Johnson, Hong, McKeown, Wojcicki, Litchfield
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 - 0

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

Tentative Budget in Funds 1 & 5
The Board reviewed the tentative budget for the Education Fund and Retirement Fund for 2005-06. Salaries in the Education Fund reflect the 4.25% increase as stipulated in the teachers' contract. Insurance benefits for employees are expected to increase by 15%. There will be a 3% cost increase in the allotment of supplies. These tentative budgets, along with those previously viewed by the Board, will serve as the basis for the 2004 Tax Levy hearing, which is scheduled for December 13.

School Board Convention
The Board finalized plans for the School Board Convention in Chicago, which will be held November 19 - 21, 2004.

A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mr. Hong to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary