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2011-10

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

October 17, 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 7:03 P.M. on Monday, October 17, 2011. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, and John Prentice.  Absent was Steve Richey.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Patty Torman and Mrs. Grzanich, a teacher from Paw Paw Elementary School.  Absent was Mr. Schneider, Principal. 

 

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 19, 2011, with one correction.   

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of September 19, 2011 as presented.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

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.: $  314,943.96 

OP/M: $    22,112.30  

TRANS: $    13,244.54   

IMRF: $      9,298.74   

TORT: $   - 0 -    

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $    - 0 - 

     WORKING CASH: $    - 0 -    

            FIRE SAFETY: $    - 0 -     

            __________________

TOTAL: $  359,599.54

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, 5-0.

 

Open Forum:  

 

No one.

 

Items for Discussion:

 

Old Business

Second Reading and Approval of Board Policy 5:125, Exhibit 5125-E and 6:120-AP1.

 

New Business 

 

Yearbook update - CS

Coach concerns – CS

Non-certified employees benefits – CS

Coach employment:  JHS cheerleading and JHS 8th grade BB – CS

Audit – report from the District auditor was included in there packet.  A few minor items but for the most part everything else was fine.  The auditors did state that we needed more checkpoints in place, meaning beside the bookkeeper, Mr. Priest and the Comptroller, we should have more people involved in our accounting system.

Triple I Conference – just to remind the Board that the conference was coming up in November, and hotel accommodations are set.  There is a folder with restaurants available for the Board to look at and decide on lunch so a reservation could be made. 

 

Principal’s Report:  

 

Mr. Schneider was not in attendance and his Board report was in their packet.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

 

Mr. Priest explained that he attended a Superintendents’ conference in Springfield.  He reported that they are in the process of coming up with guidelines for a NCLB waiver.  More will be coming on that.  Also, the State Board of Education is coming up with guidelines for the new PERA (Performance Evaluation Reform Act).   By the year 2016 every district must have it in place, 50% of the evaluation of professional personnel will be based on tests that the District’s use and 50% on the Administrators evaluation.  There has to be a committee from the District that will come up with an evaluation that can be used.

 

 Committees 

Education – committee met in September.  They talked about the MAP testing which the teachers will share with parents at the November Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Also discussed was RTI and how it will start in November.

Athletics – they met also.  The committee was updated on the fall sports and how it went.  Also it was reported that a waiver was granted to the District for High School girls sports.  The basketball coach will go and talk to the students in the high school to encourage them to go out for basketball, as the numbers may not be there. 

Transportation – this will be discussed in Executive Session.

Building – did not meet.

 

Enclosures:   Mr. Priest explained about a Resolution for School Boards to approve or not, stating that ROE’s are in need by school districts.  Governor Quinn is hinting at maybe closing ROE’s and this resolution would be sent downstate if the Board approved it,  Our Regional Office of Education does a good job for our District, certifying teachers, subs, doing H/L/S inspections, someone we can call locally when we have an issue.  Our ROE offers a lot of help for Districts.  Our legislators need to know that ROE’s are important to school districts.

 

Additional:   None

 

 

Closed Session:

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:42 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:10 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0. 

 

Action Items:

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Board Policies 5:125, Exhibit 5:125-E and 6:120-AP.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 5-0.  

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve Sandra Heiman as Jr. High Cheerleading Coach and Mike Roberson as 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the ROE Resolution.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Adjournment:

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 8:15 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.