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2008-05

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY – MAY 19, 2008
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 at 7:05 P.M. by Board President, David Lilja. Those answering roll call were: David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, John Prentice, Steve Richey and Daryl Rosenkrans. Kim Siemers (entered at 7:07) and Bruce Oates (entered at 7:20) were absent at roll call. Also present were: Superintendent, Robert Priest; Principal, Charles Schneider; Alice Zeman; Sarah Pfeifer; Mary & Tony Dodaro; Heather Nelson; and Sheri Fore.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 21, 2008 as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of May 6, 2008 as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of April 21, 2008, as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closes Session of May 8, 2008, as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the bills with the late additions as follows:

A)Education: 237,945.49
B)O/M: 24,830.98
C)B/I: 60,924.38
D)Trans: 22,953.19
E)IMRF/SS: 8,208.82
F)H/L/S: 1,022.40
TOTAL: $294,960.88

To approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.

To approve the Financial Reports as presented. At this time Mr. Priest pointed out that even though it has come to his attention that some Paw Paw resident’s tax bills are up considerably, the tax rate for the school district has gone down from 6.13 to 5.78. We are actually receiving $8,000 less this year from the levy. Something is not quite right but he’s not sure what is going on. We will probably be hearing from tax payers.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

OPEN FORUM
There was no one wishing to speak to the Board tonight.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Education Committee: There has not been a meeting.
O/M: There has not been a meeting.
Transportation: There has not been a meeting.
Policy: There has not been a meeting.
Athletic - A meeting was set for June 5th at 6:00 P.M.

A motion was made by Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice to go into Closed Session at 7: 15 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Bruce Oates, seconded by John Prentice, to return to the Regular Meeting at 8:07 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

OLD BUSINESS

Memorial Fund/Wall Plaque - There was a short discussion on the Memorial Fund/Wall Plaque. Everyone liked the sample. The committee will meet to further discuss the details and hopefully have a model to look at for the next Board Meeting.
Extra Curricular Assignments: Closed Session

NEW BUSINESS

Budget Amendment and Set Hearing – Action Item
Employment of new staff for the 2008-2009 school year – Action item
Transfer of Interest from Transportation Fund and Bond and Interest Fund to Education – Action Item
Summer Work – employment of summer helpers – Closed Session
Items to be done this summer are the painting of the Jr. High Gym and miscellaneous painting jobs plus cleaning the outer buildings. Also there will be new lockers to be put together and installed.
High School and Junior High Schedules – The scheduling is complete however if we are able to hire a part time music teacher, some schedules will need to be amended.
Calendar – The final 2007-2008 calendar needs to be approved.
Fuel Bids – Action Item

Renewal of IHSA membership– at this time we have not received the renewal form. It should be coming shortly.
Maternity Leave – Closed Session
Teacher Issues – Closed Session
National Honor Society Concerns- Closed Session

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Mr. Schneider reported that the 8th grade trip went very well as did the Award Ceremonies.
We had several students who were Student’s of the Month at IVVC.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Mr. Priest reported that the IASBO Conference was very good. There was a very helpful session on the new 403 B Plans requiredby the Fed to be in place as of January 1, 2009. Also the IPAM (Illinois Program Accounting Manual) has been updated by ISBE. Tort will have its own fund. Bond and Interest will be called Debt Service. There will also be a Capital Project Fund. SDS will switch us over to the new accounts.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Bruce Oates, made a motion to adjourn to Closed Session at 8:37 P.M. to discuss personnel, negotiations, and probably or imminent litigation.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

ACTION ITEMS:

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to employ extracurricular personnel for the 2008-2009 school year. (see attached)
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve a budget amendment hearing on June 16, 2008.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the transfer of interest from the Bond and Interest Fund and the Transportation Fund to the Education Fund.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the employment of a music teacher.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the renewal of IHSA Membership for the 2008-2009 school year.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the letting of fuel bids for the 2008-2009 school year.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the employment of the summer workers.
Motion passed on a roll call vote. One abstain

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the final 2007-2008 school calendar.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve a maternity leave for Tiffany Williams.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the official letter of reprimand from the Board of Education to teacher A.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.