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2012-08

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

August 20, 2012 – 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, August 20, 2012.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, and Steve Richey.   John Prentice entered meeting at 7:55 p.m.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Mrs. Siemers, Reading Teacher and Mrs. Geer, Business Teacher.

Approval of the Minutes:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 16, 2012.   

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 July 16, 2012 as presented.

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

Consent Agenda Items:

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

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

    Ed.: $  160,650.17

OP/M: $    23,411.74

            TRANS: $      3,382.68  

IMRF: $      7,297.63    

TORT: $         871.25

   CAPITAL PROJECTS: $  - 0 -      

       WORKING CASH: $  - 0 - 

            TOTAL: $  195,613.47 

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:  

None

Items for Discussion:

Old Business 

None

New Business 

Ratification of the District’s Signed Document Concerning the 2011 Yearbook – CS

Resignation of Cheerleading Coach – Mrs. Eppard was resigning as Cheerleading advisor, effective immediately.

Resignation of Music Teacher – technically the new music teacher was to be approved at this Board Meeting but he took another position elsewhere, so the Board will be approving a new Music Teacher.

Resignation of Bus Driver – Mrs. Lampson submitted her letter of resignation for this school year, she drove a Special Education route.

Employment of Teachers – CS

Agriculture

PE

Music

Student Request Reference Kishwaukee CC - CS

Assistant Soccer Coach – there is a Jr. High Teacher from Amboy who would like to assist Coach Essman with soccer.  There are approximately seven players from Amboy and he knows them and the parents and would be able to assist with that besides coaching.  

Employ Eighth Grade Sponsors – CS

Prom, Fundraising and Senior Trip Guidelines – Mr. Schneider stated that the Board was given handouts last board meeting, besides it being in this month’s board packet.   Some of the items are intertwined with each, prom, fundraising, etc.  In the past tickets to prom were kind of expensive because they were trying to raise money for their prom, so they would have a good balance for their senior trip.   Prom is not meant to be a fundraiser.  Juniors should have enough money for the prom depending on the balance in their account at that time.  Did the Board want to set some guidelines for Prom, fundraising, class trips etc.?  Becky Moorehead suggested that each class come with a prospective for their prom, trip, etc., and the board could decide on a individual class basis.

Approve Principal Evaluation Instrument – there is a copy of that evaluation in the Board’s packet.  It had to be done and approved by September 1, as mandated by the State Board of Education.  It does meet all the requirements set forth by the State Board and by the Illinois Professional Standards.  

Approve 2012-13 Teacher Handbook – this is done every year, just a few typo issues and dates corrected.  

Summer work – the custodians and summer help did a wonderful job.  The tin building by the Jr. High parking lot was cleaned out to make room for items from the garage, where the driver’s education car is housed.  Items that should not be stored in that building were then moved to the tin building.

Principal’s Report:  

Mr. Priest spoke as the Elementary Principal stating that the elementary school made AYP which was just released by the Illinois State Board and he mentioned especially that the elementary exceeded in Reading.  Kudo’s go to all those involved that helped motivate students to read, including Mrs. Siemers, Reading Teacher.  

 Mr. Schneider touched on a few items.  The high school did not make AYP, he went on to explain that it was in the 7th, 8th, and 11th grades.  Scores did improve somewhat but not enough to make AYP.  Common Core workshops went exceeding well, with thanks going to Paw Paw School staff members who participated.  

There are six new staff members in the building and on the first day there was teaching going on!  The FFA had a kick-off party at the Essex home and the new FFA sponsor, Mrs. Pat Brummel was in attendance, and was able to meet members.

We are on a list for Regional games for volleyball if other schools turn down the offer, Paw Paw would be considered although our gym doesn’t meet certain requirements.

 

Superintendent’s Report: 

Mr. Priest referenced a letter from the Office of Walt Zukowski that stated all new school board members, after they are elected, are to attend a workshop for board members. This is mandatory  even if the Board Members are incumbents.  Also, that Mrs. Waters, High School Spanish teacher came to him because in one class she has 20 students and her room is not big enough to hold them.  Mr. Priest told her to use the modular for that one class.  Mr. Priest said it was encouraging that so many students were taking her Spanish class.

Committees 

Education – did not meet

Athletics – Met recently, Dave Smith Paw Paw AD talked about the numbers for fall sports in the Jr. High.  There is a question whether or not the Jr. High can field teams for soccer and volleyball, the coach’s are talking to all Jr. High students trying to get them to go out.

There was talk of going down to the 4th and 5th grade levels.  

John Prentice entered meeting at 7:55.

Also, the cheerleading coach had resigned so the committee agreed that there    should be some guidelines for applying, sideline or competitive coach.  Warm-up suits were discussed, if they all buy their own they can have them, but they all have to agree and purchase the warm-ups themselves.

Transportation – did not meet

Building – did not meet

Enclosures: None

 

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 7:56 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

Becky Moorehead, seconded Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:24 P.M.

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

Action Items:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve ratification of the District’s signed document concerning the 2011 yearbook.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the resignation of the cheerleading coach, Mrs. Eppard.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to confirm the resignation of the music teacher, Greg Matushek.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, motioned to confirm the resignation of the Special Education bus driver, Angie Lampson.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, to approve the 2012-13 Teacher Handbook.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve principal evaluation instrument.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve employing the following teachers:  Mr. Travis Kemmerer, Music; Ms. Emily Owen, K-7 PE; Mrs. Patricia Brummel, Agriculture; and Ms. Heather Walsh, Jr. High Math/Science.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve employment of the eighth grade sponsors, Ms. Dragonuk, Ms. Walsh and Mrs. Soto as Parent Advisor.  

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

Adjournment:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:30 P.M.

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