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2010-05

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
May 17, 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, May 17, 2010. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, John Prentice, Steve Richey and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Absent were Kim Siemers and Mr. Schneider.  Mrs. Siemers entered the meeting at 7:12.  Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Patty Torman, Mrs. Sarah Pfeifer, and Mrs. Beth Foose, teachers at Paw Paw.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 19, 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 April 19, 2010 as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

Consent Agenda Items:

    Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $ 271,032.73
        OP/M:        $   31,470.27
        B/I:        $   52,534.38
        TRANS:    $   21,379.84
        IMRF:        $   12,233.69     
          F/S:        $     2,200.00          
                 __________________
        TOTAL:    $ 390,850.91
    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, 7-0.
    Mr. Priest informed the Board that they may have to cash in C.D.’s that are in the bank, depending on whether the state comes forward with any payments.  As of today the State still owes District #271 for 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarterly payments.  During the discussion Jason Penman suggested that the money be borrowed from the bank, the interest rate would be cheaper than the penalties for withdrawing any CD’s.  Mr. Priest agreed and would look into it.

Open Forum:  None
   
Items for Discussion:

Old Business
Second 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.

Door entry security card system – the Board decided that it would not be a bad idea for this system, but right now with the money situation the State is in, the Board would not pursue this at this time.
Cheerleading - The cheerleaders need a set of rules and parameters the group will need to abide by, so enclosed for the Board to look over was a set of rules written by Mr. Schneider. 

New Business

 Class Sponsors Recommendations – CS
 Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach recommendation – CS
 Math Teacher recommendation – CS
 Soccer Coach – CS
 Budget Amendment Hearing Scheduled for June – Mr. Priest said that the District does this every year, amending the 2009-2010 budgets.
 Registration Dates – Mr. Priest announced to the Board the dates for registration for the 2010-11 school year:  Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 5th, 1:00 – 7:00 both days.
 Athletic Director – CS
 Volleyball Fundraiser – A request from Erin Dole to hold an Alumni Volleyball Fundraiser.  Steve Richey said “he thought the Board was not going to approve any fundraisers”?  There was a brief discussion amongst the board members.
 Student Discipline Report – included in the Board packet.
Approve 2010-11 Handbooks – Mr. Schneider prepared a list of changes that were brought up at the meeting held in the spring to review the Handbook.  The changes were mostly tightening up language, typos, etc.  A list was included in their Board Packet.
College for Paw Paw Students Recommendation – The Board has been generous in the past for students taking classes at local Junior Colleges.  It was decided that if a student takes a class at a Junior College, the student would be responsible for any costs incurred.  But if it is an upper level course, a course not offered by PPHS, the District will pay for it.  The class offered at PPHS by Kishwaukee College at 7:00 a.m. will be the responsibility of the parents.
Employee Ethics and Policy Discussion – John Prentice brought up an Ethics Policy where he works, that they could be fired, if proven, for any infraction of the policy.  He just wanted input on how everyone on the Board felt about employees and their behavior concerning people they work with and/or student information/behavior that should remain confidential.  The Board discussed the pros and cons of consequences for employees, and suggested maybe they should get the Attorneys’ opinion. 
Approve Award of Fuel Bid – Mr. Priest recommended the Board approve Hintzsche of Maple Park as they were the lowest.  The District received two bids for fuel for the 2010-11 school year.  The compilation sheet was included in their packet.

Principal’s Report: 
Included in Board Packet.
     
Superintendent’s Report:
     Included in Board Packet.   
   
Committees:
 Education Committee – Committee went over the past school year and talked about MAP Testing which will be implemented this 2010-11 school year.  Training for the staff will be in August.
Athletics – Next meeting May 27th – 6:00 p.m.

Transportation – Have not met recently. 
Building – Have not met recently.  Mr. Priest did inform the Board of a leak in Mrs. LeMats’ classroom, it will be repaired when everyone is gone for the summer.

Enclosures:  Thank you’s from Tammy Geer and Dawn Foster were included in Board Packet.

Additional:  None

Closed Session:

    Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:45 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

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

    Steve Richey, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:15 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Action Items:

    Steve Richey, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve second 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, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the 2010-11 eighth grade sponsors.
Motion passed by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the sophomore class sponsors.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Junior Class Sponsors.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote 7-0

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Senior Class Sponsors.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve employment of Shannon Vickers as High School Math Teacher for 2010-11.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve employment of David Glenn Sr., as the High School Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach for 2010-11.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the volleyball fundraiser sponsored by the High School Volleyball team.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.
 
Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the 2010-11 student handbook as presented.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to award the fuel bid to Hintzsche of Maple Park for 2011-10 school year.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Cheerleader Guidelines as presented.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Adjournment:

Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 8:20 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.