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2016-02

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

February 8, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.

Paw Paw High School Media Center

Paw Paw, Illinois

President Becky Moorehead called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 8, 2016.  Those answering roll call were:  Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Heidi McKee, Chris Jones, Steve Richey, and Daryl Rosenkrans. Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, and Emmylou Truckenbrod.  Also present were Karen Vlasaty, Kristel Schlorff, Kristy McNally, and Sharon Usalon from OPTERRA.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 18, 2016.   

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

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

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

      ED: $ 202,257.46

  OP/M: $ 20,775.91

TRANS: $ 6,322.63

  IMRF: $ 10,741.16

    TORT: $ 4,312.17

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $ 0

      WORKING CASH: $ 0

           FIRE/SAFETY: $ 0   

       DEBT. SERVICE:        $ 0

                     TOTAL:          $ 244,409.33

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 – Kristel Schlorff is concerned over the future of Paw Paw Schools and the declining enrollments. Sports may not be here in the very near future due to upcoming class sizes; and extracurricular activities included. She asked the Board to start thinking of options like co-op or consolidating. She also cited the PAARC scores of nearby schools and stated that academics are also on the decline at Paw Paw Schools. She urges the Board to get involved with academics and sports.

Items for Discussion

a. Old Business

1. Update and discussion about Jr. High Scholastic Bowl. Mr. Adcock and Mr. Schneider will talk with the local teachers association about the new extracurricular activity.

b. New Business 

1. Presentation from and Discussion about OPTERRA Energy. Sharon Usalon from                                    OPTERRA presented the Board an opportunity for cost savings via a free energy audit. OPTERRA only works with schools and can be more flexible than going with the lowest bidder on larger projects that may need to be done in the future.

2.  Approve School Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year. Mr. Adcock had plenty of input from the teachers when making the new calendar and most of their suggestions were used.  Jason Penman said he would like to see school start on a Monday as it has in the past, but it was argued that school would need to be dismissed later at the end of the year and a full first week can be hard for students (and staff) to adjust.

3. Discussion of Board Policy Manual Update and Procedures. The new draft board policy manual is in and is much smaller after removing outdated policies. The draft will now be reviewed and changes marked as needed. Heidi McKee and Chris Jones have volunteered to review the draft manual. After the review, and being sent back to IASB to implement changes, it will be voted on and approved.

4. Acceptance of Coaching Resignation. (CS)

Superintendent’s Report:

A brief update on librarian Terri Robinson was given, she is doing better every day and is alert. A fundraiser is being planned to help Terri with expenses. The Barn Dance went well this year and about $600 was raised for the Lions Club Playground Equipment Fund.

 

Enclosures: None

Additional: It was asked if the School has a disability insurance policy for employees when they are sick or injured. Mr. Adcock will talk with the insurance company to see if something is available.

Closed Session: None.

Action Items:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to accept Coaching Resignation.

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

Adjournment:

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 7:43 P.M.

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