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2014-10

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

October 20, 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 7:01 P.M. on Monday, October 20, 2014.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, Steve Richey and John Prentice.  Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, Patty Torman; Mr. Josh Sarver, Ms. Malorie Dragonuk, Mr. John Hoelzer, Mrs. Shannon Wiercinski, Mrs. Geri Larson, Mrs. Lynda LeMat, Mrs. Heather Nelson, Ms. Kelli Eastman, Mrs. Kim Siemers, Mrs. Brooke Grzanich, Mrs. Tiffany Williams, Mrs. Dawn Schmitt, Mr. Blake Strong, Mr. Justin Voss, teachers at Paw Paw Schools; Susan Goudreau, UniServ Director, Region 20, IEA, and her associate Yvonne Tovar; Mrs. Mary Mendoza, Aide at Paw Paw Schools; Danny Rosenkrans and Nathan Shaddick, students at Paw Paw.  

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 15, 2014.   

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of September 15, 2014 as presented.

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

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

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

      Ed.: $210,804.38

  OP/M: $  16,254.06

TRANS: $    8,616.15

  IMRF: $    9,407.37

    TORT: $  48,484.23     

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $ 0

      WORKING CASH: $ 0

           FIRE/SAFETY: $    0

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  TOTAL: $ 293,566.19

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:  

Mrs. Mary Mendoza spoke on behalf of the LEO Club, which just met off campus.  Danny Rosenkrans and Nathan Shaddick, students at Paw Paw who attended the meeting spoke on the LEO Club.  Although only three students attended, they had very positive feedback on the meeting.  The main purpose of the club was to help people.  Mrs. Mendoza was in front of the Board to ask permission if it could be a school organization.    Mrs. Mendoza asked also if they could have permission to use a small bus for an outing by the club on November 7th, they already have a licensed bus driver lined up and the Lions Club of Paw Paw would pay for the gas. The Board said they would take it under advisement and would vote on it later in the meeting.

The Board asked Mrs. Williams if she wanted to speak but Mrs. Williams said they were going to meet with the Board in closed session.

Items for Discussion

 

  • Old Business 
  • Approval of Bus Bids – there were a total of three bids for the used bus from Whitaker Salvage, Earlville, Dunn’s Service, Shabbona and Mike Lambert of Paw Paw.  Dunn’s Service was the highest bidder at $2201.00, therefore he won the bid. 
  • Insurance Plan Change and Subsequent Discussion - CS

 

  • New Business 
  • Extra-Curricular/Student Discipline Issues  – CS
  • Annual Financial Report (AFR) Report – Essentially the report from the Auditors was good overall.  There were no adverse findings and any problems noted are minor.  On a good note, we did improve our overall financial standing and moved up from financial watch to financial warning (please note that financial findings are the opposite of weather and that warning is better than watch status for schools).
  • Approval of Teacher Seniority List – A copy is included in the Board Packet, teachers are to look it over and initial that everything is correct or if there is a problem they are to contact District Office.
  • Approval of Freshman Class for Use of Facilities for Fundraiser – The Freshman Class is asking to use the kitchen and cafeteria for their spaghetti supper December 5, 2014. 
  • IASB Conference Update –This is just to let you know it is coming up November 21-23 in Chicago.  Reservations are at Sheraton Chicago.  Board Members will be getting a packet of info early November.
  • USDA Visit Report – The inspection was very positive.  There were a few small areas that they identified where bats could possible enter.  We either immediately addressed those areas, or they will be addressed as part of the final construction and window replacement.
  • Board Authorization for Board President to issue a grievance response within ten school days – Mr. Adcock stated that we would do this as a matter of procedure to follow contract, Zukowski and Associates have asked for this to be on the agenda so we can provide evidence that procedure was followed if this process should end up moving to the next level.

Principal’s Report:  

Mr. Schneider was not at the meeting and there was a report from him in the board packet.  

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Mr. Adcock had already talked about the bus bids and the auditors giving their final report. 

He attended the IASA conference in Springfield and he told the board that he learned E-Rate was going to be changing dramatically and that the State is playing politics with our State Aid, waiting till the election to see how the election turns out before doing anything.

Enclosures: None

Additional: 

 

Board Member Steve Richey asked about the fans in the High School gym, one was slower than the other!  Mr. Adcock assured him that the custodian knew of this problem just hadn’t got to it yet. 

Closed Session:

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:19 P.M. 

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

Jason Penman, seconded Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:28 P.M.

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

 

Action Items:

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the bus Bid from Dunn’s in Shabbona in the amount of $2201.00.

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

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Teacher Seniority List as presented.

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Facility Usage for Freshman Class Fundraiser.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to authorize Board President to respond to Union Grievance within ten school days.

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

Adjournment:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:42 P.M.

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