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2009-04

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
April 20, 2009– 7:00 P.M.
Paw Paw High School Media Center
Paw Paw, Illinois

    Board President David Lilja called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 to order at 7:12 P.M. on Monday, April 20, 2009. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, John Prentice, Becky Moorehead, Daryl Rosenkrans and Steve Richey.  Absent were Bruce Oates, and Kim Siemers (entered the meeting at 7:19).    Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Mr. Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Tina Bettner, and Mrs. Sarah Pfeifer.
John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 16, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of March 16, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Public Hearing Transfer of Money from Transportation Fund to O & M Fund:

A public hearing for the transfer of money was opened at 7:14 P.M. by President David Lilja.  Mr. Priest explained the reason for the transfer is a cash flow problem in the O & M fund with projects that were done over the summer.  The State of Illinois allows Districts to transfer from certain accounts, with transportation being one of them.  Transferring from this fund will not present a problem for the District. Steve Richey asked if this would affect any new projects we want to do or are currently doing?  Mr. Priest answered that there are currently no projects going on except with Honeywell and that is an ongoing process.
Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the transfer of $100,000 from the Transportation Fund to the O & M Fund.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Consent Agenda Items:
   
    Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the bills, with late additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $235,422.91
        OP/M:        $  30,895.11
        B/I:        $  56,302.88
        TRANS:    $  25,849.30
        IMRF:        $    7,248.47
        Capital Imp.:    $       115.00
        TORT:        $    4,389.50
        F/S:        $  - 0 –
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        TOTAL:    $360,223.07

    B).    Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as submitted by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer;
    C).    The Financial Reports as presented.

    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Open Forum:
    Parent Tina Bettner, who is on the Student Handbook committee, addressed the Board about the rules in the handbook for proper dress for promotion/graduation.  She felt it needed to be clarified and the part that states no “flip flops” are to be worn at these occasions was a little harsh.  After a discussion the board suggested she write down the changes she would like to see and submit it to them.  They will take it into consideration when the 09-10 student handbook is presented to the Board for approval. 

Board Committee Reports:

Education Committee –   Next meeting is April 27, 2009.
Building – has not met
Transportation – May 4, 2009 after Special Board Meeting
Policy – will schedule after the General Assembly is finished. 
Athletic – has not met

Items for Discussion:

Old Business – None

 New Business
Budget Amendment and Set Hearing Date – the board needs to reconcile the 08-09 final budget.
Student Handbook Progress/First Reading – Mr. Schneider has not finished with the items talked about at the Committee Meeting.  It will be ready for final approval at the May Board Meeting.
Extra Curricular Positions – CS
Final 2008-09 School Calendar – Hopefully there will be no more snow days so the final calendar was given to the Board.
Bids for Fuel – the Board agrees to let the bids for fuel for 2009-10 school year.
Set Milk Price for 2009-10 – because of the cost of the milk to the district, Mr. Priest would like to raise the cost for milk from .20 to .25.
Approve IHSA Membership for 2009-10 – this has to be done every year.  The Board has approved this in the past.
Employ PE teacher – CS
Approve Renewal of Workers Compensation Self-Insurance Trust (WCSIT) – Board approves every year.
Approve Board Treasurer Insurance – Board approves every year.
Approve School Board Legal Liability Insurance Renewal – Board renews every year.
Board Reorganization – Mr. Priest explained about the mishap with the ballot. Because of an error on past ballots, Mr. Priest conferred with Walt Zukowski, the District’s attorney.   Daryl Rosenkrans, having the most votes in the outlying townships will be seated to a four year term, and Steve Richey will have to be appointed by the Board.  In 2011, there will be three seats up for a four year term.  There will be a special meeting, May 4th, to seat board members recently elected, after the County Clerk canvasses the ballots which won’t be until April 28th.

Principals Report:

Mr. Schneider reported that the PSAE tests would be given soon to High School Juniors.  The Craig Bresson Memorial Scholarship committee, consisting of Mrs. Pfeifer, Mr. Hoelzer, Donna Chick,

Mark Bresson, Dawn Nicholson and Penny or Julie, will be meeting May 11, to decide the winner of the Scholarship.
Kudos to Terri Robinson and Anita Hopkins on the recent library week.  The activities were well received by the students.
St. Mary’s Catholic School from DeKalb is pulling out of the Jr. Little 10.  The conference is coming up with a new schedule that has schools playing each other twice; one home and one away game.
The Junior High is going to the Science Museum on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Superintendent’s Report:
   
    Mr. Priest stated that everything he had for the Board would be discussed in Closed Session.

Enclosures:

    None.

Additional:

    None

Closed Session:

    Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:10 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

    Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:10 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Action Items:

    John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve hiring Ms. Mindy Niemet at Elementary PE Teacher for the 2009-2010 school year.
     Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to schedule a Budget Amendment Hearing on Monday, June 15, 2009.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the first reading of the Student Handbook.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the letting of Fuel Bids.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the renewal of the IHSA Membership for the 2009-2010 school year.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve setting the price of a carton of milk from .20 to .25, for the 2009-2010 school year.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the renewal of the Workers Compensation Self-Insurance Trust (WCSIT).
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve Board Treasurer Insurance Renewal.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the School Board Legal Liability Insurance Renewal.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the final official 2008-2009 School Calendar.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Adjournment:

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 9:15 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.


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