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2009-03

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
7:00 P.M.
PAW PAW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER – PAW PAW, ILLINOIS

    The Regular Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 Board of Education was called to order by Board President, David Lilja, at 7:02 P.M. on March 16, 2009.  Those answering roll were: Daryl Rosenkrans, Becky Moorehead, Kim Siemers, Bruce Oates, John Prentice, and David Lilja.   Steve Richey was absent.   Also present were:  Superintendent, Robert Priest; Principal, Charles Schneider; Tiffany Williams, Kathleen Russell and Sheri Fore.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 9, 2009.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
     
Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Closed Session Minutes of February 9, 2009 with correction
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
Approval of the bills with late additions and corrections:

  • Ed:  $256,743.89
  • O/M: 40,385.97
  • B/I:    425.00   
  • Trans:  24,134.04   
  • IMRF/SS:  7,737.90
  • Capital Proj.:  2,019.98
  • Tort:      393.50
  • H/L/S:    741.45       
  • Total:   $332,581.73


Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as reported by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer. Approval of the Financial Reports as presented.
   
Mr. Priest indicated the Board will be approving a Resolution tonight to abate money from the Working Cash Fund to the Education Fund.  He also stated that since there is a cash flow issue with the O/M Fund and   there will be a hearing at the April meeting to  permanently transfer money from Transportation to the O/M Fund.  The funds are basically in good shape.  There will be two CD’s that will be returned to the cash accounts this month.  This will return $29,700 to the O/M cash account, $148,500 to the Ed cash account and $19,800 to the Transportation cash account.  
   

OPEN FORUM:
None 
   
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Education – The next meeting is scheduled for Monday,  April 27, 2009, at 6:00 P.M.
Building and Transportation – have not met
Policy – have not met
Athletic – next meeting – April 29th

OLD BUSINESS – 2009-2010 Calendar – Calendar will be approved tonight if no one has any concerns or comments.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Approve Jr. High Track Coach – closed session
  • Approve Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach –closed session
  • Staff Recommendations for 2009-2010 –closed session
  • Resignations – closed session
  • Approve abatement of $120,00 from Working Cash Fund to the Ed Fund
  • Intergovernmental Agreement with Indian Creek reference Social Worker – A letter was included in the board packet indicating Indian Creek is willing to extend the Intergovernmental Agreement regarding sharing a Social Worker.
  • Handbook Meeting April 1, 2009 – 6:00 P.M.  This is done every year and it would be beneficial for one or two board members to be there.  Becky and John said they could be there.
  • Memorial Fund and Wall – The memorial is up and looks great.  Kudos to everyone involved particularly John Prentice for suggesting it.   Letters have been sent to those who have contributed.  
  • ESP Code of Conduct – Walt put the Educational Support Personnel Code of Conduct together for us and did a very nice job.  Support staff will be required to read and sign as part of their employment.
  • Approve Sophomore Class Fund Raiser.  There was some discussion on the appropriateness of having a fund raiser at an out of town site.
  • Approve Retirement Notifications – closed session
  • Request to Board of Education to be Class Sponsors – closed session


PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Chuck reported that Henrietta Seymour and Matt Swed competed at the County Spelling Bee.  The Jr. High Little 10 Spelling Bee is at Hinckley Big Rock this Thursday.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Closed Session

ENCLOSURES:  None

Additional – None

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 7:25 P.M.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Bruce Oates, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:05 P.M.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

ACTION ITEMS

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to honorably dismiss certified personnel.    Sue Bertenshaw and Shirley Vivian.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to honorably dismiss educational support personnel.  Tina Phipps and Nina Castaldo.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to reemploy the following certified personnel as recommended by administration.
Full Time Tenured Teachers:  Jill Anderson,Emily Jamroch,Laurel Eichelkraut,Sarah Pfeifer,Jan Bieser,Tamara Geer,Carol Barron,Lynda Lemat,John Hoelzer,Dawn Schmitt,Brooke Grzanich,Gerlyne Larson,Susan Beckstrom,Tiffany Williams,and April Moorehead.
    Full Time Non-Tenured Teachers: Blake Strong,Mary Beth Foose,Allen Faber,Amelia Hemmen,Pam Marks,Heather Nelson,Brandon Harbecke,Lorrie Hill,Jennifer Reese,Christine Werbiansky.
Part Time – Non-Tenured: Dawn Heavilin
Part Time – Tenured: Kathleen Russell
Part Time – Non Tenured Grant Funded: Judy Brinkmeier   
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to re-employ educational support personnel as recommended by administration. 
Sheri Fore- Bookkeeper;Eunice Rogers-Treasurer;Patty Torman-District Office Secretary;Penny Slaughterback-JR. Sr. High School Secretary;Kerry Moorehead,Steve Sellers,Kathleen Mangan- Custodians;
Dawn Nicholson,Cathy Martin,Tammy Wiley-Cooks;Joetta Raymer,Mary Dodaro,Allen Faber,Heidi Mckee,Jennifer Penman,Dawn Foster,Angie Lampson – Bus Drivers;Theresa Arias,Lois Ross,Kristi Romanski,Mary Mendoza-teacher aides;Karen Vlasaty-School Nurse;Debra Jacox,Frances Eccher,Heidi McKee,Mary Mendoza,June Safranek-noon duty;Anita Hopkins,Terri Robinson-Media Clerks;Julie Iversen-Office Clerk;Micah Seymour-Technology.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the retirement intentions submitted by Laurel Eichelkraut, Jill Anderson, and Sarah Pfeifer to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the employment of Jennifer Reese as Jr. High Track coach.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the resignation of Brandon Harbecke as Jr. High Track Coach and Jeff Davies as Assistant Softball Coach. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve David Lilja as volunteer Assistant Softball Coach.    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
   
John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to accept the resignation of Troy Linden as Paw Paw High School PE,Health and Driver’s Ed teacher at the end of this school year.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with Indian Creek School District to share a Social Worker for the next school year.    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans,  made a motion to approve $120,000.00 abatement from the Working Cash Fund to the Education Fund.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the 2009-2010 Calendar as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Sophomore Class Fund Raiser.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Education Support Personnel Code of Conduct.
    Motion passed on a roll call vote.

    Bruce Oates, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

   
   
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