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2007-11

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 19, 2007
PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER – PAW PAW ILLINOIS
7:00 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 was called to order at 7:04 P.M. by Board President, David Lilja. Answering roll call was: David Lilja, Bruce Oates, Kim Siemers, Becky Moorehead, John Prentice, and Steve Richey. Daryl Rosenkrans entered at 7:08 P.M. Robert Priest, Superintendent was absent. Also present were Alice Zeman, Tami Geer, Amelia Hemmen and Sheri Fore.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of October 22, 2007 as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 22, 2007 as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve the Closed Session Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of October 22, 2007 as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Closed Session Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 22, 2007 as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
A. Approval of Bills
Education: $242,238.80
O/M: 17,798.34
B/I: 136,042.88
TRANS: 26,741.30
IMRF/SS: 7,308.62
F/S: 2,335.25
TOTAL: $432,465.19
B. Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as submitted by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.
C. Approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

OPEN FORUM
NONE

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS:

EDUCATION: They have not met since the last Board Meeting but there is a meeting scheduled for November 29, 2007.

BUILDING AND TRANSPORTATION: Mr. Priest has indicated that we are looking at increasing the capability of our internet line (T-1 line) so that we can have faster service while working on the Web based programs. We need to go from a 1.5 to a 3 band. The additional cost would be $5000.00 more a year. Mr. Priest and Mr. Seymour are going to check to see if there are any other available options. Several Board members felt that it would be worthwhile to do in lieu of the money that has already been spent in upgrading the phone system and the Web-based programs. Shouldn’t we go ahead and spend the money to make the service as good as it can be?
We are also looking at replacing the old bus since it has had a lot going wrong with it lately. The lease is coming up on the Special Ed bus. We can renew the lease or purchase it. Mr. Priest will have more information on the buses at the next board meeting.
In talking with Mike Alstadt at the convention, he indicated that we need to get moving next month on the Science room. Bid specs are being drawn up. The work can be done this summer in time for start of school in the fall. Mr. Priest will have more to report at next month’s meeting. A question arose regarding the outside security lights at the Jr. High wing. Evidently when they come on the breaker is kicked. Becky said Kerry has had to reset the breakers. Mr. Priest will need to look into this and perhaps get an electrician to look at the situation.

OLD BUSINESS:
Restructuring the Bond Debt: Mr. Priest has the information from Jamie Rachlin and will share it with the Board next month. The Board has decided to go with option one.

NEW BUSINESS:
Junior High Yearbook and Sponsor – closed session.
Levy Resolution – the Board has all the information in Board packets – The Resolution must be passed tonight.
Health/Life/Safety Amendments – the Board has already spoken about this in the discussion regarding the Science room.
LCSEA and Amboy – Mr. Priest will keep the Board informed via the updates or e-mail.
Seniority List - The Board was given an updated list to add Chuck Schneider.
State Library Grant – This is routinely done every year.
Early Graduation Form - There is a provision in the handbook. We have a student applying for early graduation this year and we found that we have no definitive form. Mr. Schneider and Emily have worked to develop a form to be used in the future. If the Board prefers the student to use the new form, she can resubmit at the December Board Meeting.
The student will not be able to participate in any extra-curricular activities except for graduation.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
In addition to his written report, Mr. Schneider added that the Paw Paw Jr./Sr. High School has earned an Academic Improvement Award for exemplary gains in performance on the Illinois Learning Standards for the 2005-2006 school year. He also commended the two librarians for the Children’s Book Week activities that ran all week to encourage children to read. There were many fun activities enjoyed by the students. He noted that at one of the exhibits at the convention, Honeywell used our school as an example of what they can do for schools.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Mr. Priest will have information on the Board Workshop at next month’s meeting.

ENCLOSURES – NONE

ADDITIONAL – NONE

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 7:29 P.M.
Motion passed on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to return to the Regular Meeting at 8:25 P.M.

ACTION ITEMS:

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Levy Resolution for 2007 as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve Lorrie Hill as Junior High Yearbook Sponsor for the 2007-2008 year.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Seniority List as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Library Program as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Early Graduation Form as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Paw Paw CUSD #271 at 8:30 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.