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2010-04

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
April 19, 2010– 7:00 P.M.
Paw Paw High School Media Center
Paw Paw, Illinois

    President David Lilja called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 to order at 7:03 P.M. on Monday, April 17, 2010. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Kim Siemers, Steve Richey and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Absent was John Prentice.  Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Steve Suttle and Blake Strong, teachers at Paw Paw, and Mr. Michael Roberson.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 15, 2010, as presented. 
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of March 15, 2010 as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Consent Agenda Items:

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $ 240,796.94
        OP/M:        $   30,102.33
        B/I:        $
        TRANS:    $   17,067.96
        IMRF:        $   10,103.74     
          TORT.:    $     3,900.00          
                 __________________
        TOTAL:    $301,970.07
    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, 6-0.

Open Forum:  None
   
Items for Discussion:

Old Business
MAP testing – Staff is looking seriously at it.  No one is truly opposed to it, but some of the staff had no opinion.  Mr. Priest stated that it would be a great diagnostic tool, as it would help not only the staff to know what area the students needed help, but would help the student, as they would know where they needed more help.   He also said that the sooner the Board acted on it, the sooner the staff would be assigned a time slot to learn it, that it could be in place for the start of the 2010-11 school year.  The students are tested two times a year, fall and spring, and they take the test on the computer.  Mrs.

Siemers asked if we could accommodate all the students in our computer lab so each class could take it at the same time.  Mr. Priest said if they needed more computers they could get them from other classrooms in the building.  The cost for this would be $6200, and then a fee every year after that.
Cheerleading – There was a report given to the Board on the different options the cheerleaders could go, IHSA or ICCA. The IHSA competition seems to be the best option but the squad would have to make a decision if they wanted to be in with bigger schools and use male cheerleaders for competition or all female and be placed in a category with other schools their size.  ICCA competition, they could compete with male and female cheerleaders but they would be with bigger schools and they do charge an entrance fee, IHSA does not.  After much discussion the Board felt it would be better for the squad to compete in IHSA sanctioned competitions.

New Business

 First Reading of Policy Revisions:  2:200, 2:250, 2:250-AP1, 2:250-E1, 4:110, 4:110-AP2, 5:10, 6:60, 6:60AP, 7:10, 7:20, and 7:180.
 Approve 2009-2010 final calendar – Board needs to approve, with corrections, the final calendar for this school year 2009-2010.
 Extra-curricular position recommendations – cs
 Interviews for class sponsors and varsity basketball coach – cs
 Lease for Activity Vehicles - The lease for the two white vans used this school year is due to expire this summer.  The Board needs to approve the lease, and we will receive two new vans for the 2010-11 school year.
 Floor Cleaner Purchase Recommendation – There were a couple of companies that came in to show the custodians what they could purchase. They decided on the model from AmSan, with cleaning products thrown in to make up the monetary amount.  There was a slight difference in price but the custodians preferred the model from AmSan, thought it would do a better job and AmSan stands behind their products. 
 Bids for Fuel – Board approval needed to let the bids out for regular and diesel fuel for the 2010-11 school year.
 Set Milk Price for 2010-2011 – Recommended that the price for a carton of milk stay at .25 for 2010-2011.
 Approve IHSA Membership for 2010-2011 – The Board does this every year.
Discipline Report – The Board was given the report for the previous month, and some of the board members commented on the rather subdued list.  Mr. Schneider stated that the classroom teachers were doing a better job of discipline in their classroom working with the students.
Handbook – Thank you to Daryl Rosenkrans and Becky Moorehead for attending this meeting and giving their input.  There is a list, most typos, wording, etc.  The first reading will be ready for the Board at the May Board Meeting, with approval in June. 
Employee Ethics and Policy – John Prentice had some concerns about this, he was not able to be at this meeting, but will give his thoughts at the next meeting.

Tuition Payments for IVVC and Kish/college Courses and Credit Recovery Discussion -IVVC fees will stay the same and there will be some changes in students who take classes outside of Paw Paw at the local Junior Colleges, they will have to pay a portion of the cost, whereas in the past the district picked up the entire cost.  Mr. Schneider explained that starting in 2010-11 school year, the District would be responsible for
courses outside of Paw Paw only if the students needed to take a class that the District could not provide.  If a student decides to take a course outside of Paw Paw and we provide something similar then the student will pick up the entire cost.   Credit recovery the students will have to pay part of the cost and finish the class before they can receive credit.
Door Entry Security Card System – Mr. Schneider was called at night by Lee County as one of the back doors was open.  Mr. Priest suggested that since we continually have problems with doors that maybe we should look into the key card system.  Every staff member will be given a key card, just like at hotels, and we will know who comes into our building and the time.  When anyone is finished using it, we would be able to scan the card so they will be unable to enter the building.   We have given out keys to all teachers, some staff and coaches, and parents who come in on weekends.  There have been problems with some classrooms.  Mr. Priest explained that this could come out of the TORT fund as there is money in that area.  One of the board members expressed concern at how well this would take care of the problem?  This would be discussed in closed session.

Principal’s Report:
     
Mr. Schneider explained the chart given to the board members concerning how money was spent in the athletic fund.  Mr. Schneider thanked Penny Slaughterback, Julie Iversen, and Sheri Fore for giving him all the information he needed that was on the chart, going back one year.  After some questions the board thanked Mr. Schneider for putting it together.  They were surprised by some of the costs in the different sports, male versus female.
Mrs. Larson and some of her art students recently competed in the Indian Valley Art Show and did very well.  The students work and their ribbons are on display in the hallway.
Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Hopkins just finished Library Week in our libraries, with an author finishing out the week on Friday with a talk to the students about her writings.
Board members are needed for the selection committees for the Musson and Bresson scholarships.  Becky Moorehead volunteered for both committees, David Lilja volunteering for the Musson Scholarship and Mr. Priest stated that John Prentice was interested in being on the Musson scholarship committee.  Also, Kim Siemers and Daryl Rosenkrans volunteered to give out diplomas for the Jr. High, and Jason Penman and John Prentice volunteered for High School graduation.
PSAE testing was to take place in the coming week with breakfast being served to the students who are participating in the test.

Superintendent’s Report:
       
Committees:
 Education Committee – Next meeting April 26th - 5:00 p.m.
Athletics – Next meeting April 27th – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation – Have not met recently. 
Building – Have not met recently.

Enclosures:  None

Additional:  None

Closed Session:

    Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:29 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

Daryl Rosenkrans left closed session at 9:05 p.m.

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:20 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Action Items:

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve first reading of Policy Revisions:  2:200, 2:250, 2:250-AP1, 2:250-E1, 4:110, 4:110-AP2, 5:10, 6:60, 6:60AP, 7:10, 7:20, and 7:180.
     Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve 2009-2010 final calendar.
Motion passed by a roll call vote, five yeas and one nay.

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja,, made a motion to approve the purchase of a floor cleaner from AmSan.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote 5-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve letting of fuel bids.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote 5-0

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve milk prices .25, for the 2010-11 school year.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve 2010-11 IHSA Membership.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the lease for two Collins 14 passenger activity buses.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve MAP testing starting in the
2010-2011 school year at a cost of $6,200.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

Adjournment:

Jason Penman, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 9:23 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.