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2014-01

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 13, 2014

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 held on January 13, 2014, in the Library of the Paw Paw Jr. / Sr. High School.  The meeting was called to order by David Lilja, President, at 7:02 PM.  Those answering roll call were:  Dave Lilja, Steve Richey, Jason Penman, Chris Jones, Becky Moorehead, and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Also present were Interim Superintendent Robert Priest; Chuck Schneider, Principal; and Dee Wheeler, District Bookkeeper.  Guests were teachers, John Hoelzer and Lynda LeMat, and parents, Diane Mahon and Tim Franks.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 16, 2013.  Motion passed on a 6-0 roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of Closed Session of December 16, 2013, as presented.  “The minutes of the closed session of these meetings shall be confidential and closed to the public until such time that the Board of Education determines that it is no longer necessary to protect the public interest or privacy of an individual by keeping them confidential.”  Motion passed on a 6-0 roll call vote.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

A.  Approval of the Bills with late additions:

Education:               $183,945.61

O/M:         18,389.30

DEBT SERVICE:     91,962.50

TRANS:     10,029.44

IMRF:                     4,512.76

CAPITAL PROJECTS  

TORT                     1,471.59              

TOTAL:                           $310,311.20

B.  Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.

C.  Approval of the Financial Reports as presented. 

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

OPEN FORUM:

President Dave Lilja recognized Tim Franks as wishing to address the Board.  He began to speak in Open Session regarding an elementary student, and Mr. Lilja interrupted him as he was speaking to adjourn into Closed Session.

CLOSED SESSION:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn into Closed Session at 7:05 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to come out of Closed Session at 7:32 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

OLD BUSINESS:

1.  Superintendent Search-It was agreed that interviewing of candidates would take place on Monday, January 20, 2014, in the Paw Paw High School Library.

2.  Senior Trip-Mr. Schneider informed the Board that the final itinerary and agenda was due for the February Board Meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.  Closed Session Minutes Confidentiality –Mr. Priest recommended to the Board that the minutes of the Closed session remain confidential.

2.  2014-15 Calendar-Mr. Priest inquired of the Board if they had any preference.  They had none other 

than the request that semester would be done before break.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Mr. Schneider reported that new mats were going to be installed in the high school gym.  He stated that no notice of the decommissioning to the State of Illinois was necessary since they were originally donated.  Mr. Schneider also reported that the old junior high uniforms needed to be replaced, and he was checking into it.  He stated that report cards were due out on this Friday, and the blood drive was being held on Wednesday.  Mr. Schneider brought up that Kevin Hendley requested that he be able to act as a volunteer assistant basketball coach, and in order to do so that it needed to be put back on IHSA list.

Mr. Schneider mentioned that the ROE had scheduled a compliance visit for January 24th.  He stated that Emily Jamroch was coordinating units with the teachers per policy manual.   It was explained that the compliance visit was used to audit the educator’s files.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Mr. Priest stated the Athletic Committee was scheduled to meet next month on February 6th.  Mr. Priest mentioned that there was a letter in the packet from Walt Zukowski, attorney, to the Lee County Board of Review regarding an appeal to change tax assessment.  A letter was received stating that the assessment was to stay the same.

ENCLOSURES

a.  Letter received by April Moorehead regarding Soles 4 Souls program.

ACTION ITEMS

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve keeping closed session minutes confidential.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

ADJOURNMENT

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.  Motion passed on a 6-0 roll call vote.