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2014-03

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 17, 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 March 17, 2014, in the Library of the Paw Paw Jr. / Sr. High School.  The meeting was called to order by Becky Moorehead, Vice President, serving as President pro tem at 7:00 PM.  Those answering roll call were:  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 teacher, Brooke Grzanich, Walt Zukowski, attorney for the District, and parents, Edwina and Brian Elder, Diana Mahon and Tim Franks.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 10, 2014.  Motion passed on a 5-0 roll call vote.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of Closed Session of February 10, 2014, 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 5-0 roll call vote.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

A.  Approval of the Bills with late additions:

Education:               $202,289.98

O/M:         28,166.88

DEBT SERVICE:      

TRANS:     13,959.95

IMRF:                     9,180.72

CAPITAL PROJECTS  

TORT                   20,722.21              

TOTAL:                           $274,319.74

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 Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented.  Motion passed on a 5-0 roll call vote. 

OPEN FORUM:

Vice-President Becky Moorehead recognized Diana Mahon and Tim Franks and Edwina and Brian Elder as wishing to address the Board.  It was determined necessary to hold Closed Session due to the nature of the Open Forum discussions involving elementary students.

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn into Closed Session at 7:05 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Chris Jones, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of Closed Session at 7:52 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

CLOSED SESSION:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn into Closed Session at 7:53 p.m. to adjourn to Closed Session for discussion of Superintendent’s Contract.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Chris Jones, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of Closed Session at 8:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

OLD BUSINESS:

1.  Superintendent’s Contract –Closed Session.

2.  Senior Trip-Mr. Schneider informed the Board that they would be meeting and are scheduled to be leaving on Friday, March 21, before Spring break.

3.  Principal’s Job Description and Contract-Closed Session.

4.  Kindergarten/First Grade Plans for Next Year-Plans for next year’s class would entail Mrs. Williams teaching kindergarten, Mrs. Grzanich teaching first grade, and Mrs. Moorehead teaching a second/third grade split.  Mr. Priest stated that an aide would be available and that Mrs. Siemers would also assist by teaching second grade reading.

5. Graduation Dates-Mr. Schneider stated that 8th Grade promotion would be held on May 29, and High School Graduation would be held on May 30, 2014.

NEW BUSINESS:

1.  Contract with RK Dixon-Mr. Priest stated that a new contract with RK Dixon was included in the Board packet and included new copiers and service and would additionally include ink and toner cartridges.

2.  Approve IHSA Membership-Board was informed that membership had to be approved every year and a copy was included in the Board packet.

3.  First Reading of Policies-Mr. Priest briefly mentioned the nature of the policies and mentioned that copies of policies were included in Board packet.

4.  Staff Recommendation for 2014-15-Closed Session.

5.  Resignation of Non-certified Employees-Mr. Priest informed the Board that Lois Ross, elementary aide, and Cathy Martin, assistant cook, had both tendered their resignations for retirement.

6.  Personnel Issues-Closed Session.

7.  IWAS Security Issue-Mr. Priest informed the Board that there had been an IWAS security issue.  He had received a request from IWAS that two community members had requested authorization to gain access to IWAS.  He explained to the Board that IWAS on the ISBE website where authorized employees have access to perform various duties and functions.  He stated that he had denied them authorization with the reason being that they are not employed by the school district.  He also mentioned FERPA and that he was going to follow up with IWAS with some questions.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Mr. Schneider reported that the Academic Bowl placed first during the season as well as placing first in the Little 10 Conference tournament.  He stated that the Kim Musson “Tenacity” Scholarship will no longer be available as requested by the family.  Several recipients did not receive the funds based on the conditions set up by the family.

Mr. Schneider mentioned that the JH Spelling Bee would be held Tuesday, March 18, at Hinckley Big Rock middle school.  He reported that 8th grader Gabe Johnston was recognized for his Patriot Pen essay by the Mendota VFW.  He placed third in the contest, read his essay to the junior high and received an award from Mendota VFW.

Mr. Schneider also mentioned the Student Council blood drive that was held today and stated the recent SIP day went well.  He stated that the teachers continued to work on the implementation of Common Core State Standards.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Mr. Priest briefly discussed the issues in the junior high gym with the bats and stated that the   insurance company had determined that they would not pay for the cost of cleaning up the junior high gym due to the bat problems.  He stated that the Athletic Committee met and the frozen baseball and softball fields were discussed.  Due to this fact, all March games had been cancelled.  Chris Jones was asked to explain his suggestion of opening up all coaching positions. The concern was brought up that existing coaches might leave because of this.  Mr. Schneider also mentioned that there had been a large number of junior high students interested in track and that coaches would need to be found and approved by the Board.

ENCLOSURES

a.  State Financial Calculations

b.  Thank You from family of Ray Findlay

CLOSED SESSION

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 8:50 p.m. for personnel and probable or imminent litigation.  Motion passed unanimously on a 5-0 roll call vote.

Chris Jones, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:07 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously on a 5-0 roll call vote.

ACTION ITEMS

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve dismissal of non-tenured part-time teacher Lisa Dubik.  Motion passed unanimously on a 4-0 roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve IHSA membership.  Motion passed unanimously on a 4-0 roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve first reading of Policies: 2:260, 6:290, 6:300, 7:180, 7:180 AP1, 7:180 AP1 E1, 7:180 AP1 E2, 7:180 AP1 E3, 7:180 AP1 E4, 7:180 AP1 E5,

7:180 AP1 E6, 7:180 AP1 E7, 7:190, 7:190 AP1, 7:190 AP2, 7:190 AP3, 7:190 AP4, 7:190 AP5, 7:190 AP6, 

7:190 AP6 E1, E2, E3, 7:190 E1 and 7:190 E2.  Motion passed unanimously on roll call vote of 4-0.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to re-employ certified personnel as recommended by administration.  Motion passed unanimously on a 4-0 roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve contract agreement with RK Dixon for copiers and printers.  Motion passed unanimously on a 4-0 roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve resignation of Cathy Martin.  Motion passed unanimously on a 4-0 roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve resignation of Lois Ross.  Motion passed unanimously on a 4-0 roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve three-year contract for Charles Schneider, pending attorney review.  Motion passed unanimously on a 4-0 roll call vote.

ADJOURNMENT
 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:08 p.m.  Motion passed on a 4-0 roll call vote.