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2008-01

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 14, 2008
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 7:03 P.M. by Board President, David Lilja.  Answering roll call was: David Lilja, Kim Siemers, Becky Moorehead, John Prentice, Steve Richey and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Bruce Oates entered at 8:15 P.M.  Also present were: Superintendent Robert Priest and Principal, Chuck Schneider, Tammy Safranek, Tammy Wiley, Mary Dodaro, Mike LeKing, Peggy Simpson, Jon Simpson, Chris Simpson, Kathleen Russell, Tiffany Williams, Blake Strong, Tony Dodaro, Dawn Foster, Brandon Harbecke, A. J. Wiley, and Sheri Fore.

    Steve Rickey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 17, 2007 as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of December 17, 2007 as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as follows:

A.     Approval of Bills with corrections and late additions.
ED:        $224,506.25       
O/M:            26,049.65           
B/I:          421,050.64         
TRANS:        24,942.16           
IMRF/SS:          6,631.54             
F/S:              3,082.25            
TOTAL:    $706,262.49       
B.    Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as submitted by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.
C.    Approval of the Financial Reports as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
   
OPEN FORUM
     Tammy Safranek asked about having a printed program to be passed out at all home games listing game schedules, players, and other pertinent information and she also asked about having a family pass since it can get quite expensive for families when attending games. 
    There were parents and basketball players present to speak to the Board regarding the Varsity Basketball team and how JV players are chosen to play on the Varsity.  The players and parents who spoke felt it only fair that the Varsity continue to play with the JV players they have been playing with all year instead of bringing up some of the JV who have not had much playing time in order for the more experienced JV players to participate in the Little 10 JV tournament.  After much discussion the general consensus of the Board is to leave the decision to the coaches to field the best teams for both JV and Varsity.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS:

EDUCATION:   The Education Committee needs to set a new date.  It was decided to wait until Bruce Oates can be contacted in order to schedule a date.

BUILDING AND TRANSPORTATION :  A meeting was scheduled for January 23, 2008 at 4:15 P.M.
    POLICY:   The first reading for new policies is tonight.
    AD HOC ATHLETIC –   A meeting has been set for January 30th at 6:00 P.M.  The committee will be made up of 2 Board members, coaches, the AD and also Sarah Pfeifer.  The purpose of the committee will be to discuss sports’ issues.

    At this time Tony Dodaro passed out the FFA Newsletter.
     
    OLD BUSINESS:

    RESTRUCTURED BOND DEBT - Jamie Rachlin will be at the February Board Meeting with the bond debt information for the restructured bonds.
    LCSEA – Mr. Priest has a meeting tomorrow. Steward has submitted their proposal for withdrawing.  Amboy and AFC are the other two districts looking to withdraw. The ROE will conduct a hearing February 11, 2008 to approve those districts that wish to withdraw.  All documents have to be in order.  Mr. Priest is conferring with Walt Zukowski’s office on this issue.

    NEW BUSINESS:

    Closed Session Minutes –  Mr. Priest is recommending that no closed session minutes be opened.
    Principal’s Evaluation and Contract – Closed Session.
    Signatures for Bond Levy Abatement – need President and Secretary signatures.
    Formation of a Board Athletic Committee – discussed earlier.
    Girls’ HS Basketball Coaches – Closed Session.
     First Reading of Board of Education Policies: 2:260, 4:10,4:60,4:60 AP2, 4:110, 4:110 AP2, 5:10,  5:100, 5:290, 5:330, 6:60, 6:320, 7:20,7:70, 7:180, 7:220, 7:220 AP, 7:340 and 7:340 AP.
Patty has done a good job downloading from Press in our format. 
    Senior Trip – the Senior Class has decided on Dollywood at Gatlinburg, Tennessee for their senior trip.  The cost is $499.00 per person.  Students may have to come up with $75.00 each.  They will be transported via tour bus and will be two drivers so that they can relieve each other.  There will be four to six chaperones.  The seniors will have to follow the same set of rules as last year’s seniors.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
    In addition to his written report, Mr. Schneider added that Laurel Eichelkraut will be sponsoring a Junior High Science Fair on May 7th with the time to be announced.  The Master Schedule is being organized.  The honor roll is as follows:  2nd Quarter HS Honor Roll – 38 -  High Honors – 11. Semester HS Honor Roll – 38 – High Honors - 12.   2nd Quarter JH Honor Roll – 37 – High Honors - 19, Semester JH Honor Roll – 39.
The Jr. 10 Conference is looking at 4:30 P.M. start times for basketball.  There are enough votes already for it to pass. The conference is also looking at expanding and will solicit teams to consider joining.  Mr. Schneider wanted to know if we have caps and gowns for Jr. High Promotion which we do not.

    SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – The T1 line is proceeding and will take about 6 weeks to update.
    Thursday night at 6:30 P.M. is Elementary Family Reading Night
   
    ADDITIONAL:  Daryl Rosenkrans is requesting permission to coach a 5th grade girls’ basketball team for the 2008 school year as a volunteer.  There are several other schools that have 5th grade teams.  These games would be scheduled before 6th grade games and would not incur a cost to the district.  Angie Lampson has agreed to assist with these girls.

    CLOSED SESSION:

    Steve Richey, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to adjourn to closed session to discuss personnel and probable or imminent litigation and student issues.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Steve Richey, seconded by Bruce Oates, made a motion to return to come out of closed session at 9:28 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    ACTION ITEMS:
   
    Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve keeping the closed session minutes confidential.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve a three year contract for the principal.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve Troy Linden as the High School Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve David Lilja as the High School Varsity Girls’ Assistant Coach.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
   
Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the first reading of Board Policies: 2:260, 4:10, 4:60, 4:60 AP2, 4:110, 4:110 AP2, 5:10, 5:100, 5:290, 5:330, 6:60, 6:320, 7:20, 7:70, 7:180,7:220, 7:220 AP, 7:340 and 7:340 AP.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Senior Class trip to Dollywood at Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Bruce Oates, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:37 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.