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2013-06

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

June 17, 2013

Paw Paw High School 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 called to order on Monday, June 17, 2013 by David Lilja, President, at 7:00 p.m. Those answering roll call were:  Steve Richey, Jason Penman, David Lilja, Chris Jones, Becky Moorehead and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Charles Schneider, Patty Torman, and Mr. Blake Strong, teacher at Paw Paw Schools.  Guests included Mr. Chuck Gergacz and Chucky Babis. 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 20, 2013.   

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of May 20, 2013 as presented.

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

Mr. Priest gave a brief explanation of the financial watch calculations from the State that he handed out to the board.  He noted that cash on hand dropped from a 3 to a 2.

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

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

Ed.: $ 157,929.26

OP/M: $   19,617.68

TRANS: $     8,846.10 

IMRF: $     7,617.72

TORT: $    

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $

     WORKING CASH: $ 

           FIRE/SAFETY: $    

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  TOTAL: $ 194,006.76

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.

Open Forum:  

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to go into Closed Session at this time to discuss student issues.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to come out of Closed Session at 7:30 p.m.

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

Items for Discussion:

Old Business - None

New Business 

Employ Teachers – Closed Session

Half Time JHS Science

HS English

Half Time Art Teacher

Employ Technology Specialist – Mr. Priest had met the new technology person, Anand Raja (pronounced Anon).  He will graduate in December from NIU.  What he has to finish next semester can be done on the computer.

Appoint Acting Superintendent – Mr. Priest stated that Mr. Schneider has the certification to fill in until an interim superintendent could be named. 

Athletic Director – Closed Session

Prevailing Wage Resolution – the Board has to approve this every June, rates are set by the Department of Labor, and the current rates for June 2013 are in the District Office.

Elect Members to the Board of the Northwestern Illinois Association – there is only one candidate listed unless there would be a write in candidate.  Board would approve this in Action Items.

Approve Intergovernmental Agreement with Indian Creek CUSD #425 – the Board approves the agreement with Indian Creek to share a Social Worker in the school year 2013-14.  This will be done in Action Items.

Coach Staffing Level Recommendations – the Athletic Committee decided for the school year 2013-14 that only a head coach would be paid, depending on the numbers, instead of paying a head coach and an assistant coach.  There could be volunteer assistants.

Negotiations – Closed Session.

Students’ Discipline Issues – Closed Session.

Discipline Report – Mr. Schneider told the Board that there was included in their board packet a rundown of discipline issues since 2007-08 school year.  Discipline problems have dropped dramatically over the years, thanks, in part, to the teachers identifying early problems and taking steps to help prevent it.  The teachers did comment on areas of work that needs to done for next school year.

Principal’s Report:  

Mr. Schneider reported that graduation/promotions went well.  Well wishers going thru the line after graduation didn’t finish until 9:30 p.m., which could be because there were a lot of graduates.  The seating cards seemed to work well at the graduation ceremony.  

Because of grading the finals and finishing up report cards, finals for spring 2014 have to finish the day before the last full day. The State of Illinois has mandated that the last day of school be a full day, so the teachers have to come up with something for the students to do on that day.  Discussions with staff have already started.

The date has been set for the mandatory athletic meeting for all 2013-14 athletes and their parents/guardians will be held on Monday, August 12th.   Registration will take place on Wednesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 8th.

Superintendent’s Report: 

Committees 

Athletics – Met recently with the committee discussing all the coaches and staff for 2013-14.

Enclosures:

GSA/enrollment report – from the State Board showing the average monthly ADA    for this school year. It showed a decrease in claimable attendance over last school year 2011-12, which affects our state aid.  It showed that District #271 claimed less days of attendance than last year which means our enrollment declined in 2012-13.

Closed Session:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for personnel and probable/or imminent litigations of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:08 P.M. 

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

Steve Richey, seconded Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:25 P.M.

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

Action Items:

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the Prevailing Wage Resolution for 2013-14.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the votes for members of the Northwestern Illinois Board as presented.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to employ the part time Jr. High School science teacher, Ms. Lisa Dubik.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to employ the Jr. High/High School English teacher, Ms. Natalie Boone.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to employ the District Technology Specialist, Mr. Anand Raja.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to employ the art teacher, Mrs. Geri Larson, at half time.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to appoint as Acting Superintendent, Mr. Chuck Schneider.

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

Adjournment:

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:40 P.M.

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