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2016-05

 

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

May 16, 2016

Paw Paw High School Gymnasium

Paw Paw, Illinois

7:00 P.M.

 

The Regular Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 Board of Education was called to order on Monday, May 16, 2016 by Becky Moorehead, President, at 7:02 p.m. Those answering roll call were: Jason Penman, Becky Moorehead, Chris Jones, Heidi McKee, Chris Fairchild, Steve Richey, and Daryl Rosenkrans. Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, Principal Charles Schneider, Emmylou Truckenbrod, Mrs. Moorehead, Dawn Schmitt, Heather Nelson, John Hoelzer, Paul Strohman, Josh Sarver, and Tami Geer teachers at Paw Paw Schools, Sandra Heiman, Pat Van Beek, Jodi Howell, Rita Luce, Lois Ross, Grisel Alderson, Melinda Hopkins, Brieanna Bevans, Justin Lampson, LeeAnn Smith, Angie and Mike Lampson, Amber Edwards, Bev Schrader, Erica Surges, Sue Johnston, Joslyn Hopkins, Bobbie Hill, Jacob Williams, Samantha Ladson, Jaci and Mike Adkins, Bonnie Williams, Lorrie Hill, Vicky Leppanen, Kristel Schlorff, Connie Shannon, Donna and Josh Jungels, Dawn Foster, Kristy McNally, Doug Moorehead, Judy Prielipp, Karen Vlasaty, Donna Chick, Cyndie Prodzenski, Caytlin Prodzenski, Kristen and Josh Hickey, Cathy Martin, Renee Katschke, Stephanie Gonzalez, Julie Iversen, Jill Hoelzer, Julia Hoelzer, John J. Hoelzer, Brandon Heiman, Tammy Safranek, and Erin Odle.


 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Chris Fairchild, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 18, 2016 as presented.   

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session April 18, 2016 as presented.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

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

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

Ed.: $ 215,688.75

OP/M: $ 15,549.19  

DEBT:           $ 5,250.00

TRANS: $ 8,989.90    

IMRF: $ 11,360.28      

TORT: $ 2,455.35    

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $ - 0 -

    WORKING CASH: $ - 0 -

          FIRE/SAFETY: $ - 0 -  

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TOTAL: $ 259,293.47

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, 7-0.

Open Forum:  

Mr. Adcock was asked by the Board to explain the school’s reasons for looking into consolidating with another school district. The declining amount of children living in Paw Paw and the state’s poor funding for education are the main causes. In addition to the state’s poor funding for education, the state would like to go to a new funding formula that essentially takes from the rich and gives to the poor. Paw Paw is a rich school district according to this new funding formula and it means our funding will be even less than it currently is. Property tax assessments have also gone down and windmill funding will go down in the future. Cuts have been made, but our school still may be only able to operate for 2-5 more years. Tonight’s meeting is just to start looking at the future of the school, starting with a feasibility study. Local schools were reached out to including Earlville, Amboy, Leland, and Indian Creek, but Earlville was the only one interested in a possible consolidation. The whole consolidation process takes about 2 years. By state law, a feasibility study must first be conducted to assess each district’s facilities, personnel, technology, curriculum, and transportation. The study will take about 6 months to complete. Then if it is found reasonable for both districts to merge, a committee of 10 would be formed, made up of representatives from both districts, to work out a plan for the consolidation. After that is completed, a referendum would be put on the ballot for all residents to vote on whether they favor the merger or not. This vote would have to pass in both districts. If nothing is done, and the District becomes insolvent, the State of Illinois would force a consolidation with whomever they deem logical and the residents would have no say at that point.

The Sophomore class suggested different options for the 2017 Junior Prom, using the high school gym for part of the event. They also submitted a proposal for their Senior Class Trip to go on a 4 day cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. The Board will take the ideas under advisement.

Karen Vlasaty asked if the Board has considered sending in a letter to GLB about how the railroad would affect bus routes. Letters must be sent in by June 15.

Items for Discussion:


a. Old Business

  1. Discussion and Approval of Recommendation From Athletic Committee Regarding Soccer Sports Cooperative with Earlville/Leland – Earlville and Leland are open to a soccer co-op as long as the intent to extend the agreement is there. Their Boards will vote on this in June.


b. New Business

  1. Motion to approve Resolution 2016-A regarding approving a feasibility study to investigate the possibility of consolidating Paw Paw District #271 with Earlville District #9 – Discussed in open forum.

  2. Motion to Approve Increasing Lunch Prices $.10 for 2016-2017 School Year – We have been increasing prices to meet the state requirements.

  3. Discussion and Approval to Increase Driver’s Education Fee Additional $50 for 2016-2017 School Year -   The state maximum is $250 and the raise will get us to the maximum.

  4. Motion to Approve Letting Fuel Bids

  5. Motion to Approve Revisions for 2016-2017 Handbook – Most related to Senate Bill 100 requirements.

  6. Accept Personnel Resignations, Approve Personnel Employment and Discussion/Approval of Extra-Curricular Positions - CS



Principal’s Report:

Report was included in the Board Packet.

Superintendent’s Report:

Mr. Adcock informed everyone of some of the end of the year activities at the school including Kindergarten graduation on 5/18/16 at 2:15PM, Eighth Grade Promotion 5/19/16 at 7PM, and High School Graduation 5/20/16 at 7PM.

Enclosures: None.

Additional: Steve Richey has been approached by people without the Internet about mailing the School Bell again. Hard copies are available at the Library for those without access to the Internet or a computer.

Closed Session:

Chris Fairchild, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for personnel and probable/or imminent litigations of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:25 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Heidi McKee, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:25 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Action Items:

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to approve the Recommendation from Athletic Committee Regarding Soccer Sports Cooperative with Earlville/Leland.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-A regarding approving a feasibility study to investigate the possibility of consolidating Paw Paw District #271 with Earlville District #9.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve Increasing Lunch Prices $.10 for 2016-2017 School Year.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Chris Fairchild, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve Increasing Driver’s Education Fee an Additional $50 for 2016-2017 School Year.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve Letting Fuel Bids.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to approve Handbook Revisions.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to Accept Resignation of Jessica Hankins as of End of 2015-2016 School Year.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to Accept Resignation of Kevin Hendley as of End of 2015-2016 School Year.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 6-1. Chris Fairchild voted nay.

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to Employ Erica Surges as JH/HS Art Teacher Half-Time for the 2016-2017 School Year.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to Accept Resignation of Joetta Delay as of End of 2015-2016 School Year.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to Approve Extra-Curricular Positions as Recommended.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Adjournment:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 9:35 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.