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2007-07

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 16, 2007
PAW PAW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER – PAW PAW, ILLINOIS
7:00 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 was called to order on July 16, 2007 in the Paw Paw Jr./Sr. High School Media Center, Paw Paw, Illinois. Those answering roll call at 7:00 P.M. were: David Lilja, Kim Siemers, Becky Moorehead, John Prentice, Steve Richey and Daryl Rosenkrans. Bruce Oates entered at 7:08 P.M. Also present were Superintendent, Bob Priest; Principal, Chuck Schneider; Alice Zeman; and Sheri Fore.

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 18, 2007 as presented.
Motion passed on a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the closed session minutes of June 18, 2007 as presented.
Motion passed on a roll call vote.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the consent agenda items as follows:
A.) Approval of the Bills with late additions and corrections:
ED: $264,713.83
O/M: 36,512.46
B/I: 145,350.64
TRANS: 2,504.36
IMRF/SS: 4,624.01
F/S: 516.00
TOTAL $454,221.30
B) Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.
C) Approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

Motion passed on a roll call vote.

Oath of Office to New Board Member.
Daryl Rosenkrans was sworn in as the seventh Board Member.

OPEN FORUM:
Alice Zeman thanked the Board for the use of the bus for the Paw Paw 125th Celebration.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Education – have not met.
Building – have not met.
Transportation – have not met
Policy – done with policy book

OLD BUSINESS:

Coaches/Extra- Curricular Positions – closed session

Second Reading and Approval of Policy Manual - there were no questions regarding the policy manual.

Telephone system - The new phone system can be funded through a lease program. It will cost approximately $50,000.00 and we can pay over a 5 year period. The work can be done by the start of school. We have enough money in the Ed Fund, Building or Working Cash to pay for this. We will look at the budget to best determine where to take the money from. Mr. Priest said we can proceed or leave the current phone system in place. The general consensus is to proceed.

NEW BUSINESS –

Confidentiality of Closed Session – every 6 months we vote on whether to keep the closed session minutes confidential or to open them to the public. Mr. Priest is recommending keeping them confidential.

Superintendent’s Contract – closed session.

Teacher handbook – let Mr. Priest know if there are any changes.

Re-Employment of PKD Staff – Rehiring is contingent upon grant approval. We have received approval of the PKD grant for the FY07-08 school year.

Intergovernmental Agreement with Indian Creek School District. The previous social worker is no longer with us. Pam Rockwood, Indian Creek Superintendent has asked if we would be interested in sharing a social worker again for the upcoming school year. Ms Rockwood and Mr. Priest have interviewed someone and are both pleased with her. She comes highly recommended.

Committee Meeting Schedule:
Ed Committee – Kim Simers – will decide meeting schedule next Board Meeting.
Building and Transportation -Decide meeting schedule next Board Meeting.

Imprest – reopen imprest for the District Office - $1200.00 and Paw Paw Schools - $2800.00.

Resignation of Coach – closed session.

Board Meeting Dates for 2007-2008 – no action needed. Note the August meeting is on August 27, 2007.

Purchase of Lawn Tractor – We have a proposal for a John Deere at $12,950.00 and plan on selling the old one for no less than $1500.00. Information is in the Board Packet.

Milk Price - It has been previously recommended that the milk be raised to .25; however the bid came in at 20 cents. Mr. Priest has no problem leaving it at .20 especially when we are breaking even.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
Chuck Schneider, new Jr./Sr. High School Principal, reported that he is very happy with the summer staff. The kids and custodians are doing a great job getting all the summer work done.
Everything is looking great. He also reported that he has been going through files and getting acclimated. Chuck, Penny, Julie, Emily and Micah will soon have training on the new student information system through SDS. A major part of the training will be the data transfer from MacSchool to the new system. The new system will allow teachers to do grades and attendance while parents will be able to access their student’s grades.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

BT 2 has submitted the final corrective report for tanks. Hopefully the State will give their blessing.
Mr. Priest has been working on the tentative budget. There have been two pleasant surprises. One is that the gas bills were $25,000 less than the previous year and the other is that we are getting a 7% decrease on employee health coverage.

Enclosure: A thank you from Alice Zeman for the use of the bus.

Additional: Gym will be painted Wednesday or Thursday by J & J Painting.

Mr. Priest is meeting with Jamie Rachlin July 25th regarding the restructuring of the bonds and will come back with a proposal at the next meeting.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for personnel, negotiations, and probable or imminent litigation at 7:45 P.M.
Motion passed on a voice vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:30 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve Susanne Bertenshaw, as PKD teacher for the 2007/2008 school year.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve Tina Phipps, as PKD aide
for the 2007/2008 school year.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to keep closed session minutes confidential.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve the intergovernmental agreement with Indian Creek District to share a social worker.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve Beth Stump’s resignation as 7th grade volleyball coach for the 2007-2008 school year.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to adopt the Policy Book as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve the Teachers’ Handbook as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve the Superintendent’s Contract.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to reopen the Paw Paw Schools’ Imprest Fund for $2800.00 and the District Office for $1200.00 for the 2007/2008 school year.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.