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2011-03

PAW PAW CUSD #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 14, 2011

PAW PAW SCHOOLS MEDIA CENTER – PAW PAW ILLINOIS

7:00 P.M.

 

The Regular Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 Board of Education was held on March 14, 2011 in the Media Center of the Paw Paw Jr. / Sr. High School.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, David Lilja, at 7:02 P.M.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, John Prentice, Daryl Rosenkrans, and Steve Richey.  Rick Siemers was absent.   Also present were Superintendent, Robert Priest; Principal, Charles Schneider, Tiffany Williams, Brooke Grzanich and Sheri Fore.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 14, 2011 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of February 14, 2011 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  • Approval of the Bills with late additions.

Education: $253,600.74

O/M:     32,775.74

B/I:           250.00

TRANS:     12,694.73

IMRF:       9,182.98

CAPITAL DEVELOP:           165.40

TORT:                       543.60

TOTAL: $309,213.19

 

  • Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.
  • Approval of the Financial Reports as presented. 

Mr. Priest commented on the cash flow included in the board packet.  The cash flow shows the tentative financial picture from March 1 through June 30, 2011.  The education fund is of concern. Even with cashing in the investments we will be $125,000 in the red if we do not get the state money owed to us. If we do get state funds it looks like we’ll be in the red by $35,000.   The building and transportation funds are in good shape and we will probably do an interfund loan from building and transportation.  We also have around $38,000 in the working cash fund that can be transferred over.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

OPEN FORUM – Tiffany Williams and Brooke Grzanich were present to observe.

 

OLD BUSINESS – 2011-2012 School Calendar –The final proposal shows August 18 and 19th as institute days.  There are 84 days in the first semester and the second semester stays the same.  The Christmas break would begin a day later. Graduation will stay around the same time.

 

NEW BUSINESS 

 

  • School Schedule of Classes for next year – the class schedules have stayed the same except for some tweaking of the math schedules.
  • Resignation of Teacher – Lorrie Hill has submitted her resignation effective the end of the school year.
  • Staff Recommendations for 2011-2012 – closed session
  • Bookkeeper’s Search Progress – Mr. Priest has interviewed 8 candidates.  They are all very good prospects with excellent qualifications.  He has narrowed the field down to 4 finalists and will interview those on Thursday.  Becky Moorehead and David Lilja will participate in the interview process.
  • Discipline Report – included in the board packet.  This has been a good month.  There is a little craziness going on right now.  We are trying to be proactive rather than reactive.
  • Handbook Meeting – April 7, 2011.  We do this every spring.
  • Graduation Dates – High School Graduation – Friday, May 27 and 8th Grade Promotion

Thursday, May 26.

  • Graduation Issues – closed session

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT 

  Mr. Schneider reported that the Millie Musson Scholarship will be the same format as last year.  Each senior girl will be invited to apply.  Valerie Kaiser, last year’s recipient has done all the paperwork and has received her money.  Two people were awarded the Bresson scholarship; however only 1 recipient met the requirements and has been awarded the money.

The other half has been rolled back into the scholarship fund.  The senior trip is this Friday.

At this time, a board member raised a question regarding the seating at graduation.  After some discussion, it was decided that each student will be allowed 4 guests to be seated on the main floor.  In addition there will be a special section for older and handicapped people.  Of course the bleachers will be open to seat the rest of the people attending the graduation ceremony.  Board member John Prentice said that the school could borrow chairs from the community building if more are needed.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – No additional

 

COMMITTEES

EDUCATION – The Education Committee met last Monday.  Items discussed were:  Spanish testing to be done April 5 and 6th; progress monitoring; AIMSweb testing; updating curriculum maps; ISATS (are being picked up tomorrow) and the 2011-2012 class schedules.

ATHLETIC – The Athletic Committee met last Thursday. Items discussed were:

winter sports update; cheerleading; spring sports; progress in hiring and rehiring coaches for next year; coaches’ evaluations and parent/student meetings for each sport.

BUILDING AND TRANSPORTATION – No Meeting

 

 

ENCLOSURE – letter of resignation

 

ADDITIONAL - David Lilja just wanted to add that the musical was wonderful.  Everyone involved did a great job and it was good to see so many students participating.  There were 40 students who participated this year.

 

A suggestion was made to send a card of congratulations to Newark School for winning the State Basketball Championship.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 7:33 P.M. for personnel and probable or imminent litigation.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to return to the regular meeting at 8:02 P.M. 

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the dismissal of the following certified personnel:   Brandon Harbecke

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the dismissal of the following non-certified personnel: Wendy Rissman

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the re-employment of certified personnel as recommended by the administration:

Jill Anderson Gerlyne Larson

Emily Jamroch Tiffany Williams

Laurel Eichelkraut April Moorehead

Sarah Pfeifer Blake Strong

Tamara Geer Beth Foose

Lynda LeMat Allen Faber

John Hoelzer Amelia Hemmen

Dawn Schmitt Pam Marks

Brooke Grzanich Heather Nelson

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the re-employment and advancement to fourth year probation of the following certified personnel as recommended by administration:

 Dawn Heavilin, Christine Werbiansky

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Daryl Roseknkrans, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the re-employment and advancement to third year probation of the following certified personnel as recommended by administration:

Steve Suttle,Mindy Niemet

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the re-employment and advancement to second year probation of the following certified personnel as recommended by

Administration:

Kim Siemers, Shannon Vickers

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the re-employment of the following non-certified staff.


Treasurer- Eunice Rogers

Secretaries –  Patty Torman, Penny Slaughterback

Custodians – Kerry Moorehead, Steve Sellers, Kathleen Mangan

Cooks – Dawn Nicholson, Cathy Martin, Tammy Wiley

Bus Drivers – Joetta Raymer,Mary Dodaro, Dawn Foster, Allen Faber, Heidi McKee,

Jennifer Penman, Angie Lampson. 

 Sub Drivers – Kerry Moorehead, Daryl Rosenkrans, Dave Vlasaty, and Jeff Svendsen

Teachers’ Aides – Theresa Arias, Lois Ross, Kristi Romanski, Mary Mendoza

Nurse – Karen Vlasaty

Noon Duty – Deb Jacox, Heidi McKee, Fran Eccher

Media Clerks – Anita Hopkins, Terri Robinson

Office Clerk – Julie Iversen

Technology Director – Micah Seymour

Athletic Director – David Smith

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the resignation of Lorrie Hill effective the end of this school year.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the 2011-2012 schools’ schedule as presented.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the 2011-2012 school year calendar as presented.

 

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll vote.