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2009-12

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
December 14, 2009– 7:00 P.M.
Paw Paw High School Media Center
Paw Paw, Illinois

    Vice President Becky Moorehead called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 to order at 7:07 P.M. on Monday, December 14, 2009. Those answering roll call were:  Jason Penman, Becky Moorehead, John Prentice, and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Absent was David Lilja (he entered meeting at 7:10 P.M.), and Kim Siemers,  Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, and Mr. Brandon Harbecke, Spanish teacher at Paw Paw.

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 16, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

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

Consent Agenda Items:

    There were no questions or concerns about the Consent Agenda Items.

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the bills, with late additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $ 274,255.76
        OP/M:        $   24,381.23
        B/I:        $ - 0 -        
        TRANS:    $   15,467.84 
        IMRF:        $      8369.49 
          Capital Imp.:    $          90.20    
        TORT:        $  - 0 - 
        F/S:        $  - 0 -
             __________________
        TOTAL:    $ 322,564.52
    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:
   
    There was no one registered to speak.

Items for Discussion:

Old Business
Second Reading of Policies 2:40, 2:110, 3:40, 4:30, 4:40; 4:100, 4:140-E1, 5:30, 5:90, 5:100, 5:120,5:120-AP2, 5:520, 5:280, 5:330 and 7:190.
Athletic Director Job Discussion – CS
Bond Sale Documents Enclosed – Bond sale is complete, we are no longer joined with AFC.  District #271 saved $100,000 doing the sale now.
New Business
 Levy Approval – Levy, which was included in Board Packet, had not changed much from previous year.
 Approve Abatement of Part of Series 2006 C Bonds Levy – Mr. Priest told the Board this should be voted on now, with changes to reflect the board meeting made in ink.  He will deliver document to Lee County in the morning.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve partial abatement of 2006C bond levy.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 Student request for Policy Extension – CS
 Employ assistant Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach – CS
 Discipline Report – included in board packet.

Principal’s Report:
   
    Mr. Schneider reported that the 8th grade class would be selling Annie’s Pretzels for a fundraiser.
Also, Tammy Wiley, Senior Class Sponsor, went ahead and charged the rooms for the class trip to her credit card by accident, she was charged for all the rooms in advanced.  The class will reimburse her.
    There was a request from Mr. Suttle and Ms. Niemet, P.E. teachers.  They will be jumping rope for the heart.  The students will not be required to fundraise but letters will be sent home to parents if they want to donate, they can make a donation to the Heart Association. 
    Mr. Schneider congratulated the 8th grade boy’s basketball team and cheerleaders on a wonderful season.  The team won the conference along with taking 1st at the Al Stegman tournament.  They finished 20-2 for the year.  Kudos to the team, cheerleaders, and their coaches.  The team, cheerleaders and coaches will be recognized at the home High School basketball game on Friday.  Mr. Schneider also stated that he would be bringing up the schedule for high school games at the Little 10 meeting.  There were so many more away games than home, which didn’t help the sophomore class with the concession stands and their fundraising.  He would like to see it a little more equitable.

Superintendent’s Report:
   
    Mr. Priest informed the Board of the District Office holiday schedule which was included in the packet.   He also explained the Race to the Top and Memo of Understanding, which also was included in the packet.       

 Education Committee – met recently.  Still working on MAP Testing.  The committee talked about changing the Science Sequence, but will be doing more research on it.
Athletics – Will be meeting January 7, 2010.
Transportation – Have not met recently. 
Building – Have not met recently.

Enclosures:  None

Additional:  None

Closed Session:

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:38 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:25 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Action Items:

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the second reading and adoption of policies 2:40, 2:110, 3:40, 4:30, 4:40; 4:100, 4:140, 4:140-E1, 5:30, 5:90, 5:100, 5:120,5:120-AP2, 5:250, 5:280, 5:330 and 7:190.
     Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Tax Levy.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the employment of Assistant Jr. High Girls’ Basketball Coach Erin Odle.
Motion passed by a roll call vote, four ayes and one board member abstained.

Adjournment:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 8:26 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.