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2006-05

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 17, 2006

PAW PAW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER - PAW PAW, ILLINOIS

7:00 P.M.

            The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw
Community Unit School District 271 was called to order on May 17, 2006 at
7:02 P.M.  Those answering roll call were: David Lilja, Bruce Oates, Kim
Siemers, and John Prentice.  Steve Richey entered at 7:12 P.M.  Becky
Moorehead was absent.

            David Lilja, Board President opened the public meeting regarding
the intent of the Board to sell funding bonds in an aggregate principal
amount not to exceed $2,300,000.  

            Mr. Priest explained that the funding bonds are being sold to
pay for the bonds sold in April to do the performance contract work.

            Kim Siemers, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to close
the hearing.Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

            David Lilja, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve
the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 26, 2006, as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

            Bruce Oates, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve
the minutes of the Closed Session of April 26, 2006 as presented. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

            Bruce Oates, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve
the Consent Agenda items as follows:

A.         Approval of the bills with late additions:

a.      Education:            $224,089.95

b.      O/M:                        16,429.72

c.       B/I:                            5,937.50

d.      TRANS.                  16,836.61

                     e.       IMRF/SS:                  6,866.80                      

f.          H/L/S:                           671.00

TOTAL:                    $270,831.58

 

B.        Approval of the Treasurer's Report as presented by Eunice Rogers,
District Treasurer.

                         C.         Approval of the Financial Reports as presented. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

            Mr. Priest stated we will be doing a budget amendment. The good
news is that we have received more interest this past year than predicted.
He also reported that one of the CD's matured and we rolled it over into the
money market account because the interest is at 4.58% which is better than
we are getting with the CD.  He is looking around to see who will give us 5%
or better. Eunice Rogers has also been working on finding better rates.  

            OPEN FORUM:

            Alice Zeman stated that the down spouts have not yet been
repaired.  She also said she would like to do something about the bush by
the elementary wing since it is in bad condition.  The Board told her she
could do so.    

            BOARD COMMITTEES:

            EDUCATION - committee has not met in a while and will need to
schedule a meeting soon.

            BUILDING - David Lilja reported that he and Mr. Priest have met
with Honeywell. They passed out papers with contact names and numbers. The
work should be starting as soon as the kids are out of school, probably
Tuesday, May 30, 2006.  The asbestos removal will start in the boiler room,
then to the Ag shop and the gym.  The electrical work will be starting soon.
A board member raised the question of landscaping.  One possibility is to
have Mr. Faber's landscaping class do the landscaping.

            TRANSPORTATION - Mr. Priest is recommending we lease a Thomas
bus from Midwest Bus Sale.   Midwest Transit will lease us a bus for
$15,413.00.  The Thomas bus will save about $6,000.00 at $9,900.00 for a
one-year lease.  

            OLD BUSINESS:

            Coaches/Extra Curricular Positions - closed session

            Negotiations - closed session

            Performance Contract - already discussed under the building
committee report  

            Second Reading of Policies 7:70-6:50 

            NEW BUSINESS:

            Bus Lease - discussed under transportation committee report

            2005-2006 Calendar - Mr. Priest has filed the calendar with the
State.

            Title I staffing discussion - closed session

            Approve letting of bids on gasoline and diesel fuel.  We only
bid milk every two years.
            Amend the Budget and set hearing date. We need to have a budget
hearing next month to approve the budget amendments which will bring  items
into line and allow for the unknown expenses and revenues that have occurred
over the past year.   The hearing will be at the June Board meeting.

            Teacher Employment - closed session

            Re-Employ an ESP - closed session

            Teacher Retirement - closed session

            First Reading of the Handbook - There were several changes
suggested for pages 1, 2 and 3 in the regular section of the student
handbook and on pages 5,8 and 21 in the extra-curricular section.  Mr.
Priest will make the agreed changes before the June Board meeting and the
second reading.
            First Reading of the Wellness Policy - Mr. Priest commended
Patty Torman and Karen Vlasaty for all their work on the wellness plan.
            Asbestos Contract - There were 2 bids - one for $74,000. and one
for $212,000.   We have around $300,000. in Health/Life/Safety.  We can use
part of it for the asbestos removal.  Initially we will have to use the money out of the Building Fund
until we can have a Health/Life/Safety Amendment done.  When the amendment
is approved, the money will then be transferred back to the Building Fund.

            PRINCIPAL'S REPORT:

            Mr. Noard reported that prom was well attended.   Mr. Noard
could not be present so Mr. Priest filled in for him and said that
everything went very well.
            Finals are May 23rd and 24th.  The NHS induction is tomorrow
night.   He brought up the issue of using the gym for summer camps.   The
Jr. High Gym will be available.  The problem of the elementary gym leaking
was brought up and that is something we need to talk with the architects
about.

            SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

            Most items have been discussed or given to Board via the
updates.
            GUIDED READING - An individual informational report will go home
to parents.   63 students are at or above the reading curriculum standard.
Special Ed kids are doing well.  In the first grade, many readers who began
the year as non-readers are near Level 16, which is where they should be.
There has been much improvement.   
            Bruce Oates, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to adjourn
to closed session at 8:01 P.M. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to return
to the regular meeting at 10:05 P.M.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Bruce Oates, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to employ
the following coaches and extra curricular:  Baseball - Paul Diebold,
Assistant Baseball - Kurt Bohlman; Softball - Corey Iversen, Assistant
Softball - Jeff Davies and Blake Strong -

Student Council.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve
the following teachers for employment for the 2006/2007 school year:
            Amelia Gornik - High School English
            Susanne Bertenshaw - PKD (Early Childhood At Risk)

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to
approve the employment of Tina Phipps as the PKD Aide for the 2006/2007
school year.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to
approve the asbestos contract at $74,000.00. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
         Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to
approve the retirement request from Carol Barron to retire at the end of
2008/2009 school year. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
           Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to adopt
Policies 7:70 and 6:50 as presented. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to
approve the letting of bids for gasoline and diesel fuel. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to
approve the First Reading of the Handbook. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
            Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to
approve the bus lease presented by Midwest Bus Sales at $9900.00.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

  Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to
approve the First Reading of the Wellness Plan.. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

            David Lilja, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to adjourn
the regular meeting at 10:15 P.M.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.