Monday, November 24, 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, November 24, 2003 in the district office at 7:32 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Patricia Bach, Mr. Tom Hong, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, Mr. Terence McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Dr. Donald Litchfield

Absent: Ms. Tamara Peterson

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Janice Caruso, Mrs. Janis Prehn, Dr. John Markgraf, Mr. Earl Overman, Mr. Mark Dwyer, Boy Scout Troop 457, Mrs. Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Bach and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the items shown in the Consent Agenda to include the Minutes from the 11-10-03 Regular and Closed Session meetings; the Approval of Bills in the Education fund for $51,112.18, Operations and Maintenance Fund for $44,496.90, Transportation Fund for $79,136.75, Payroll (11-10-03) for $348,188.91, (11-25-03) for $330,170.18 as shown in F.D. 11/24/03-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 11/24/03-2; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 11/24/03-3; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 11/24/03-4; the October Activity Report as shown in F.D. 11/24/03-5; the employment of Lisa Oddo as an Instructional Aide at DuJardin effective 11-12-03 for a salary of $10.20 per hour an Debra Hille as a part time Instructional Aide at DuJardin effective 11-10-03 for a salary of $10.20 per hour.

Roll Call Vote

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

Superintendent's Report

Board Reports and Requests

School Board Conference
Board members shared information from various sessions they had attended during the IASB Conference. One of the sessions dealt with “bullying.” Members who attended this session were very impressed with the “content” of the program. After a brief discussion on this topic, Dr. Perkins stated, “We need to empower kids to solve situations themselves.”

Board Retreat Date
The dates of the school board retreat have been changed to January 9 and 10.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.

Donald Litchfield, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary