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2011-08

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

August 18, 2011 – 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 7:04 P.M. on Monday, August 18, 2011. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, Steve Richey and John Prentice.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman and Mrs. Nelson, a teacher from Paw Paw Elementary School.  

 

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 18, 2011.   

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of July 18, 2011 as presented.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Consent Agenda Items:

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:

A). Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:

Ed.: $  288,119.56

OP/M: $    69,704.83

TRANS: $    26,555.02

IMRF: $      6,735.49

TORT: $      1,637.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $    - 0 - 

 WORKING CASH: $    - 0 -    

 FIRE SAFETY: $    - 0 -     

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TOTAL: $  392,751.90

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.

 

Public Hearing:

 

Conduct a public hearing concerning the intent of the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois, to sell $1,000,000 Working Cash Fund Bonds.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to open the Public Hearing on the sale of the Working Cash Bonds at 7:06 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

There was no verbal or written comment.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to close the Public Hearing on the sale of Working Cash Fund Bonds at 7:08 P.M.

 

 

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0-

 

Open Forum:  

 

No one.

 

Items for Discussion:

 

Old Business - None

 

New Business 

 

Approve resignation of a teacher – Mrs. Amelia Hemmen resigned from her position as English Teacher at Paw Paw High School.  The Board will have to vote on it in Action Items.

Approve employment of a HS English Teacher – CS

Approve Teachers’ Contract – the Board was given copies.  They will approve in Action Items.

Memorandum of Understanding – CS

2011-12 Teacher Handbook – copies were included in Board Packet.  Mr. Priest explained the Mr. Schneider and himself have gone over, there were no major changes.

Tentative budget on display – the new budget was on display in the district office and a notice was in the newspaper stating that it was for public viewing.

Coach employment - CS

 

Principal’s Report:  

 

Mr. Schneider thanked the summer help and custodians for the getting the building ready for the new school year.  The water fountain by the cafeteria was tore out by the custodians, could not get new parts for it, so a new fountain will be installed.  He also reported registration was held on August 3rd and 4th.  About 95% of all families had registered their children.   It was a big help having Mrs. Jamroch at registration, if there were any changes to the student’s schedules she could do them with the students/parents with her.  There were a few kinks, but for the most part it went well.  Mr. Schneider thought they would be down a few students in high school, and wasn’t sure about the numbers for the elementary.  The new scoreboard donated for the gym was coming along.  Ficek will be coming out and doing the electrical that will be needed before installation.  A new state law mandates that all soccer goals have to be fastened down, so that was being worked out.  The Sports Meeting went well and many comments, both positive and negative, and concerns were ironed out.  John Prentice suggested that a packet of forms for the entire school year be given to each set of parents to sign, instead of many forms that basically said the same thing.  Instead of signing paperwork for each sport, just use one for all sports that the student may go out for during the school year.  Mr. Schneider stated he would look into that, maybe there would be ways to eliminate some of the paperwork.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

 

Mr. Priest explained to the board that his report was in their packets.  Teachers would be coming in this week for Teacher’s Institute before the start of the new school year.  Mr. Joe Roberts, insurance broker, would be on hand the first day to explain how the insurance would work this year.  The second day would be MAP Workshops.  The ISBE adopted a new rule that mandates districts to be in session the first and last days of the school years for at least five hours.  This new mandate will take effect for the 2012-13 school year, since calendars were already approved for the start of 2011-12 school year.  So next school year, 2012-13 we will be in session till 2:00, the first and last days.

 

 Committees 

Education – did not meet.  Next meeting is scheduled for  September 12, 2011 at 5:00 P.M.

Athletics – Board had their report in their hands.  Next meeting is September 15, 2011.

Transportation – did not meet.

Building – did not meet.

 

Enclosures:   Thank you from the Family of Alice Zeman.

 

Additional:   None

 

Closed Session:

 

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:30 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:15 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0. 

 

Action Items:

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve Amelia Hemmen’s resignation as Paw Paw High School English Teacher.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 6-0.  

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the employment of Elizabeth Lemmon as full time English Teacher at Paw Paw High School.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Teacher’s Contract as presented.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the 2011-12 Teacher’s Handbook as presented.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve Robert Odle as Jr. High Volleyball Coach.    

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Adjournment:

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, 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 roll call vote, 6-0.