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2008-12

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
December 15, 2008 – 7:00 P.M.
Paw Paw High School Media Center
Paw Paw, Illinois
 
            Board President David Lilja called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 to order at 7:03 P.M. on Monday, December 15, 2008. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Kim Siemers, Daryl Rosenkrans, Bruce Oates and Becky Moorehead and John Prentice.  Absent was Bruce Oates (entered at 7:20 p.m.) and Steve Richey (entered at 7:30 p.m.) .  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Mr. Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Mrs. Geri Larson, teacher at Paw Paw Elementary School, and Terri Robinson.
 
Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 17, 2008, as presented.
            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of November 17, 2008, as presented.
            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
Consent Agenda Items:
 
Daryl Rosenkrans asked why there was a negative in the baseball line item, when it wasn’t baseball season yet.  Mr. Schneider stated there was a negative as they ordered items from last season and had not sold all of them but were hoping to sell them this spring.
 
Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
A).  Approval of the bills, with late additions/corrections, as follows:
            Ed:                  $242,099.40
            OP/M:             $  25,458.62
            B/I:                  $  28,000.00
            TRANS:          $  24,680.71 
            IMRF:             $    7,986.11         
            TORT:             $       905.00   
F/S:                 $   24,561.02
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            TOTAL           $353,690.86
 
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.
 
Open Forum:
None
 
Board Committee Reports:
 
Education Committee – they met November 24th.  Discussed were technology problems, which Mr. Priest had taken care of since then.    Next meeting is January 26, 2009.
 
Building – has not met
Transportation – has not met.
Policy – has not met, but new updates are included in the board packet for 2nd reading.
Athletic –  will meet January 22nd, 2009.
 
 Items for Discussion:
 
a.     Old Business
1.     Honeywell Contract – Mr. Priest told the board that the savings to the District for the new system in the Jr. High wing, would amount to a$10,000 per year savings in heating/air conditioning costs.  If the board approved it, he would contact Honeywell immediately so they could proceed the sooner the better.
2.     Second Reading of Policies 4:60; 4:60-AP1; 4:70; 5:90; 5:150; 5:240; 5:250; 5:290; 5:330; Section 6 Table of Contents; 6:60; 6:230; 7:10; 7:20; and 7:50. – Action Item
3.      John Prentice made a brief presentation under old business concerning an area for the skateboarders.  He met with some companies at the school board convention to get pricing and only one company responded.  The village of Paw Paw thinks it is a good idea but have no where to put this court, the size of a basketball court.  The board members talked about a place on school property, but did not come up with an area.  John said he would take that back to the Village Board.
 
b.      New Business
1.     Levy Approval – this has to be filed by the last Tuesday of December.  If approved tonight, Mr. Priest will hand deliver it to the county clerks this week.  Mr. Priest explained at the last board meeting the figures for the Levy.
2.     Resolution to instruct County Clerk how to apportion 2008 Tax Levy Extension Credits
3.     Approve Abatement of Part of Series 2006 C Bonds Levy
Mr. Priest asked if the Board could vote on these three items now, so we could get the motion and the vote down, and all the necessary paperwork signed and ready to go.
 
            John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Levy for 2008, as presented.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the resolution to instruct the County Clerk how to apportion 2008 Tax Levy extension reductions.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
Kim Siemers, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the partial abatement of 2006C Bond Levy.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
4.     Mrs. Jamroch’s Grant Report – Mrs. Jamroch secured a very large grant for the District.
5.     RTI Report – not as “elegant” as other school districts, but it meets the criteria for the State.
6.     Waste Removal Contract – Mr. Priest explained to the Board that Allied Waste looked over our annual financial report, and came back with a proposal for the District to pick up garbage for $282.70/month, as opposed to what Waste Management was charging us
 
$425.97/month.  Allied Waste picks up the garbage for the Village of Paw Paw.  Becky Moorhead asked if they picked up everything, like big items.  John Prentice and Bruce Oates both stated that they seemed to pick up anything.  Action Item
7.     Employ Assistant Musical Play Director – Action Item
 
Principal’s Report:
 
Mr. Schneider, in addition to what is in the board packet, informed the Board that the FFA  baked and decorated the cookies that were at the meeting.  Also in 6th grade, Mrs. Jamroch was doing a Greek Mythology Unit, and during this unit dressed accordingly. After the Convention in November a company contacted me concerning a scoreboard for the school that is to go outside at the soccer/baseball field.  The Boosters are financing the new scoreboard.  They will need a concensus of the board which company to go with when buying it; Fairplay, which is made of aluminum, or BSN which is made of steel.
            The K-6 music program went very well, complemented the music teachers on a job well done.  The 7-12 band and vocal concert is to be held on December 17th.  Mr. Schneider reminded the Board that a company will be starting on the high school gym floor on Monday, December 22nd.    It will be stripped to the wood, purple and gold repainted, then varnished.  The gym will be closed for approximately two weeks.
                                              
Superintendent’s Report:
          
Mr. Priest reminded the Board that the holiday schedule for the district office was enclosed in the Board packet.  Also enclosed was a letter about IMRF informing Districts about their losses this past year and that the District’s share will rise in the coming months.
Dave Lilja asked if the recent problems with the economy and state budget, will affect payments to the District?  Mr. Priest replied that some grant money is slow coming in, but as of yet, no significant changes to the payments to the District.
 
Enclosures:
 
            None
 
Additional:
 
            None
 
Closed Session:
 
            Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:52 P.M.
            Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.
 
            John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:15 P.M.
            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote..
 
Action Items:
 
            John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the performance contract with Honeywell for $77,465.
             Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
Kim Siemers, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the policies 4:60; 4:60AP1; 4:70; 5:90; 5:150; 5:240; 5:250; 5:290; 5:330, Section 6 Table of Contents; 6:60; 6:230; 7:10; 7:20; and 7:50.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve a contract with Allied Waste Services for waste removal at $287.07 per month.
            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the employment of Ms. Christine Werbiansky as assistant musical director.
            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
 
Adjournment:
 
John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 9:17 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.