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2013-12

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

December 16, 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 7:01 P.M. on Monday, December 16, 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, and Sarah Pfeifer, retired teacher of Paw Paw.

Approval of the Minutes:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 18, 2013.   

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of November 18, 2013 as presented.

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

Consent Agenda Items:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items:

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

      Ed.: $  179,682.19

 OP/M: $    16,637.83  

            TRANS: $    14,918.58   

  IMRF: $       8,881.95  

  TORT: $       8,000.53

            DEBT SERVICE: $     15,000.00

   CAPITAL PAYMENT: $  - 0 -      

            TOTAL: $  243.121.08

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:  

Sarah Pfeifer, retired teacher of Paw Paw, wanted to thank the Board in person, for the stone and plant she received from the school district when her father recently passed away.  She has been retired for a few years and “it was a very nice gesture and totally unexpected” and it meant a lot to her.

Also, Mrs. Pfeifer donated a new microscope to the science lab, she got it during a seminar and she has no use for it and thought of Paw Paw High School.  The Board thanked her for her donation.

Items for Discussion:

Old Business

BB/SB Cooperatives – Mr. Schneider addressed the Board about contacting Leland and Earlville about co-oping baseball and softball for next school year.  Earlville School Board was meeting the same night as Paw Paw and would talk about it.  A report was given to the Paw Paw Board with costs, which showed the highest per capita per player.

Superintendent Search – Mr. Priest stated that they had several good candidates and asked the Board if his understanding was correct and that they would not consider any candidates from out of state?  The Board said yes, because the candidate would have to be certified in Illinois.  It was suggested by a board member to maybe meet early on January 13th, before the Board Meeting, to go over all the candidates and set up interviews with the Board.  Then the board could decide which candidates they would set up for a second interview, and Mr. Priest suggested that these interviews be the same as last time, one hour each, and an interview committee made up of teachers, staff, and parents and some board members.  The board members agreed.

Senior Trip – Mr. Schneider informed the board that it was a unanimous decision with the Senior Class to go to the Wisconsin Dells.    The deposit to secure the rooms will have to be worked out if they use the District credit card.

New Business 

Principal’s Contract – CS

Request to switch JH Girls’ Basketball Coaches – The Board originally approved Mrs. Franzen for 8th grade girls’ basketball coach and Mr. Hendley for the 7th grade girl’s team.  Mr. Hendley and Mrs. Franzen asked if they could switch coaching, and Mr. Hendley do the 8th grade girls and Mrs. Franzen coach the 7th grade girls.  The Board would have to vote on this again. 

Early graduation for students A and B - CS

Earlville Dance Request – Earlville High School students are going to hold a benefit dance for cancer patient Dolton Ambler and asked for a list students from Paw Paw High School that could attend.  They also asked for Paw Paw’s guest form.  After a short discussion the board told Mr. Schneider to go ahead and send a list of our high school students but not the guest form.

 Intergovernmental Agreement with Indian Creek CUSD #425 – There was a copy of the letter in the board packet, sent to Indian Creek, stating we would not be renewing the agreement with Indian Creek to share a school social worker for the 2014-2015 school year.   

Principal’s Report:  

Mr. Schneider reported that the staff and Anand Raja, Technology Director, were working on the winter MAP testing and it should be ready to go.

Thank you to Daryl Rosenkrans for grilling pork chop sandwiches and all the trimmings for the teachers when they had a SIP day recently.

The winter music programs went well, thank you to Mr. Travis Kemmerer for doing such a good job at both programs, as well as the PPO for decorating.  Also, Paw Paw High School senior Ian Dober, qualified recently for the IMEA music conference to be held in January in Peoria.

Superintendent’s Report: 

Athletic Committee – met recently and discussed honoring last year’s boys’ basketball team by raising a flag commemorating their season and all that they had accomplished.  The flag will be raised when Paw Paw has a home game against Somonauk on December 20th.  The girls’ basketball team was still holding at seven players.  Also they discussed the spring sports for both boys and girls and having an early sign up sheet to know how many students would be going out for spring sports.  Toni Pierce is running a “Queen of the Court” volleyball open gym, and they have so many teams that they will be using both gyms on Sundays.  She also wants to start an open gym for younger kids.   The Lions Club is hosting a youth basketball open gym, starting in January.  Next meeting will be January 9, 2014.

Enclosures:

Thank you note from Sarah Pfeifer

Information on Co-oping costs.

Copy of letter to Indian Creek CUSD #425

 

Additional:   None

Closed Session:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Becky Moorehead, 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 roll call vote, 6-0.

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:23 P.M.

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

Action Items:

There was no motion to approve early graduation for Student A.

There was no motion to approve early graduation for Student B.

David Lilja, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the switching of J.H. girls basketball coaches to Mr. Hendley to 8th grade girls coach and Mrs. Franzen to 7th grade girls coach.

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

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 8:30 P.M.