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2013-10

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

October 21, 2013 – 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 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2013.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, and Steve Richey and Chris Jones.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Mrs. Wiercinski and Ms. Dragonuk, teachers at Paw Paw Schools.

Approval of the Minutes:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 16, 2013.   

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of September 16, 2013 as presented.

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

Consent Agenda Items:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items with one change:

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

    Ed.: $  201,754.09 

OP/M: $    20,922.63       

            TRANS: $    19,615.18      

IMRF: $      9,380.38       

TORT: $      2,018.14

           DEBT SERVICE: $   - 0 -  

       WORKING CASH: $   - 0 -    

            TOTAL: $  253.690.42  

B). Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as submitted by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer;

C). The Financial Reports as presented.

Before the vote was taken Mr. Priest made mention of the fact that the Audit Report was included in the Consent Agenda items.  This report is only once a year and is a report about the audit completed in August by WIPFLi, the District auditors.  The District audit was good and there were just a few minor items in the report which were addressed.  He also went on the explain that the District is heading in the right direction, and according to the auditor’s Annual Financial Report to the State, the District improved from a watch to a warning.   This is attributed to a reduction in expenditures and the increase in EAV.  He also noted that State Aid did decrease.

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

Open Forum:  

None

Items for Discussion:

Old Business 

Coaches

Varsity Girls’ Basketball

JHS Girls’ Basketball

HS Boys’ JV Basketball

Recommendations for hiring for those positions will come in Closed Session

 BB/SB Cooperatives

Mr. Schneider informed the Board that he hadn’t heard back from Indian Creek School District, but he thought their Board was meeting the same night as Paw Paw.  He told the Paw Paw Board to be thinking about what sports that they would like to co-op if I.C. agrees.  “I have not contacted Amboy High School yet about renewing the contract for soccer for the next school year, I am waiting to hear from Indian Creek if they want to co-op and what sports they want to co-op”.  The Board will need to move quickly because of time, “we have to get this approved with the conference and IHSA”.  

New Business 

Early Graduation Requests – There are two students who are requesting early graduation in December of this year.  Both students will qualify as they will have all of their credits completed this 1st semester.  One student would like to start working and saving for college and the other student wants to join the military. This will be discussed in Closed Session as it involves students.

Principal’s Contract – CS

Superintendent Search – Mr. Priest gave out copies of the flyer that will be sent out to all school districts in the State.  The Board was to proof it and give any recommendations/corrections.  The District Technology person is putting it together.  Once everyone proofs it, the flyer will be mailed out with a timeline that the Superintendent will be hired by February of 2014.

 IASB Conference – The conference is the weekend before Thanksgiving and hotel reservations are with the Chicago Sheraton.  Any suggestions for a restaurant for the Board to meet for lunch on that Saturday can be given to Mr. Priest.

 FFA National Convention, Louisville, KY – Mrs. Brummel made a written request to attend the FFA National Convention the end of this October.  She, along with six students, would meet up with other students and sponsors that would all go to the Convention together by a bus that is rented.     

Principal’s Report:  

Besides the report in the Board packet Mr. Schneider reported that a speaker is coming to Paw Paw to speak on Common Core Leadership on October 31st, which is a ½ day of school.  

Congratulation’s go out to the 8th grade girls’ volleyball team which finished 1st in the conference and 1st in the conference tournament.  Recently, Paw Paw Schools visited Leland Schools for an assembly on bullying and students making wise choices.  It went very well as the students from 

Paw Paw were bussed over to Leland different times of the day to hear the speaker.   All K-12 students attended except one.

The Jr. High teachers are staying after school for Jr. High students who don’t have anywhere to go after school and have to report for practices, games, etc.  There is a list of rules for those students choosing to stay after school.

Mr. Schneider read a “thank you” from Eastern Illinois University because Eastern gave out $25,000 in scholarships to Paw Paw students.  They wanted to thank Paw Paw for helping to send graduating seniors to Eastern.

The Discipline report was in the Board packet with no significant changes.

Superintendent’s Report: 

Recently the Athletic Committee met and heard about the great season that the 8th grade girls’ volleyball team had and discussed how they could honor them.  Also, the committee discussed the fall sports and the coaches; and made the decision that there would not be any cheerleading or Pom’s in the High School due to lack of interest.

Mr. Priest also brought up that we have to re-apply for the 2014 Maintenance Grant.  The Board would have to approve it tonight but it was pointed out that the Board already approved that grant, why do it again!  

Mr. Priest informed the Board he just received a letter from the Freshman Class asking permission to use the kitchen and cafeteria for their Spaghetti Supper to be held December 13.  The Board of Education, by consensus, gave their approval for the use of the cafeteria/kitchen by the Freshman Class

Enclosures: There was a thank you enclosed from the Nicholson family, and the letter from Eastern Illinois University.

 

Additional:   

None

Closed Session:

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:50 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:50 P.M.

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

Action Items:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve early graduation for Morgan McCannon.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve early graduation for Bailey Scott Volkert.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the 2013 Audit as presented.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the FFA trip to and attendance at the National FFA Convention

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve Mr. Josh Sarver as High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the employment of Mrs. Emily Fransen as the Jr. High Girls’ Basketball 8th grade coach, and Mr. Kevin Hendley as the Girl’s 7th grade coach.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the School Maintenance Grant and the School Energy Efficiency Grant.

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

Motion to employ High School Boys’ JV Basketball Coach died due to lack of a motion.

Adjournment:

Chris Jones, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:34 P.M.

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