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2014-08

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

August 18, 2014 – 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 7:04 P.M. on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, Steve Richey and Chris Jones.  Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Joe Roberts of Caywood and Associates, the District Insurance Brokers; Kathy Mangan, custodian for District #271; and Blake Strong and Josh Sarver, teachers at Paw Paw High School.

Approval of the Minutes:

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 21, 2014.   

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of July 21, 2014.

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

Consent Agenda Items:

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

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

    Ed.: $  164,439.30

OP/M: $    22,635.37 

            TRANS: $      3,406.34

IMRF: $      6,873.03 

TORT: $    65,483.04   

           DEBT SERVICE: $           

       WORKING CASH: $        

            TOTAL: $  262,837.08

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:  

None.

 

Items for Discussion:

Old Business 

Update and Discussion on Working Cash Bond Sale – Mr. Adcock stated he talked to Mr. Zukowski about the Working Cash Bond and we were good to go.  Dee Wheeler is going to start working on it.

New Business 

Discussion and Approval of Mandatory Health Insurance Plan Changes – Mr. Joe Roberts, with Caywood and Associates, explained to the Board the changes that would take place because of Obamacare.  The current plan we have does not meet certain requirements and we have to have in place a new plan by September 1, 2014.  A few of the teachers looked at all the plans and whittled it down to two plans for the entire teachers union to look at and to approve, a Gold plan and a Silver plan.  Mr. Blake Strong told the Board that the teacher’s union voted for the Gold Plan.  The Board stated that they would look at the plans and vote on it tonight.

Bus Driver’s/Extra-Curricular Resignations – Heidi McKee resigned as bus driver, and noon duty aide. Her letter of resignation was in the board packet.

 Employ Bus Drivers – cs.

 Employ Non-Certified Staff – cs.

 Employ Coaching Positions – cs.

 Employ Certified Staff – cs.

 Employ Extra-Curricular Staff – cs.  

Principal’s Report:  

Mr. Schneider gave a brief summary to the Board about the work being done or is done around the school.  The concrete work at the north end of the building is completed as is the tuck pointing and the painting.  The workers are currently putting braces on the handrails in the walkway up to the Jr. High.  The fire panel is almost completed and it will be easier to just push a button when they want to turn the fire drill off.  The Ag Shop is being completed, with work going on during school time.  He has talked to Mrs. Brummel, Ag Teacher, and worked out a plan to work around the workers until the job is completed.  Nolte Cement looked at the sidewalk coming into the building and said he could complete it maybe on a Friday, Saturday so not to be too disruptive to students.  They will have to enter the building from another entrance during the time of the pouring. The roofers were at the school today, and repaired the roof where the bats were getting into the Jr. High gym.

Mary Mendoza could not be at this meeting, so Mr. Schneider gave out handouts to the Board that better explained the club she wanted to start.  Mr. Schneider explained to the Board it would be better if students came to him and asked if they could start a club.  His advice to Mrs. Mendoza is to start up the club outside the school first.   The Board would look at the handout. 

IHSA Concussion video will be shown to all PE classes starting with 5th grade.  According to the rules everyone who goes out for sports has to see the video.  

First day of school went well.

 

Superintendent’s Report: 

Mr. Adcock seconded what Mr. Schneider had said about what a good first day it was, there were not any crying children but a few parents with tears in their eyes when they left the building.  He was very happy with the increase in students in the lower grades.  

Mr. Adcock informed the Board that part time elementary school custodian Kathy Mangan, could not work until September 8th, 2014.  Kathy Lamb and Dee Wheeler will split her work between them.

Enclosures:

List of Extra-Curricular Positions and Personnel in those positions.

 

Additional:  

 

Mr. Josh Sarver commented on whether the Board would ever consider using bat houses to solve the problem of bats.  David Lilja said yes, they had talked about it.

Daryl Rosenkrans made a comment about the letter from WCSIT attorneys.  Mr. Adcock said Dee was in the process of finishing the payment and was going to call them. 

Closed Session:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for Personnel and/or Probable or imminent litigations of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:40 P.M.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:05 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0. 

Action Items:

David Lilja, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve Mandatory Health Insurance Plan Changes, the Silver Plan or presented with HRA to go from $1500 to $2500. 

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to accept Bus Driver/Noon Duty Aide resignation.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the employment of Steve Williams, regular route driver and Faith Timmerman as Special Education route driver.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the employment of the non-certified staff, Laura Negrete and Jennifer Penman as lunchroom aides.

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the re-employment of Mrs. Heather Nelson as 1st grade teacher for the 2014-15 school year.

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

David Lilja, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the employment of extra- curricular staff as presented.

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

Adjournment:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:31 P.M.

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