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2009-08

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
August 17, 2009– 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 7:07 P.M. on Monday, August 17, 2009. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Jason Penman, Kim Siemers, Steve Richey and John Prentice. Absent were Becky Moorehead, and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Mrs. Beth Foose, and Ms. Christine Werbiansky, teachers at Paw Paw.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 20, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of July 20, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Consent Agenda Items:

    There were a couple of questions concerning some of the bills, but the Superintendent was able to answer them.
    Steve Richey, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the bills, with late additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $323,401.10
        OP/M:        $  62,828.21  
        B/I:        $ - 0 -        
        TRANS:    $  59,975.28  
        IMRF:        $    5,784.41      
        Capital Imp.:    $ - 0 -            
        TORT:        $   1,154.00
        F/S:        $  - 0 -
             __________________
        TOTAL:    $453,143.00
    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:
   
    There was no one registered to speak.

Board Committee Reports:

Education Committee – Will meet on Monday, August 24, 5:00 P.M.
Building – Wait until Daryl Rosenkrans returns to schedule a meeting.
Transportation – Wait until Daryl Rosenkrans returns to schedule a meeting.
Policy –  Not scheduled.
Athletic – Meeting scheduled for August 27th, 7:00 p.m.

     John Prentice brought up that the Memorial Committee should meet before the Labor Day    Celebration, as there will be a lot of returning alumni.  It was decided to meet before the Athletic Committee Meeting, at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on August 27th.

Items for Discussion:

Old Business
Non Certified Salaries – Closed Session.
Activity Fund Policy – New policy included in the Board Packet, this would be the first reading.

 New Business
Board and Superintendent’s Committee’s – Mr. Priest has been in contact with Attorney Walt Zukowski concerning committees and the board may have to do a resolution.
PKD and PKD Transportation – The ISBE cut the PKD grant by 10%, so we made cuts to the grant accordingly.  Therefore, we will be providing the transportation to help with costs.  Dawn Foster will be the driver with Laura Negrete riding as the supervisor.  Mr. Priest stated he talked to Mr. Zick, Superintendent at AFC, and he was in agreement that they would help out with the costs.  Mr. Priest has been trying to get in touch with Steward, but they have not returned his calls as of yet.
Employ PKD Teacher and Aide – This is usually done now, after the District is approved by the State.
Maternity Leave Request – CS
Registration Process Discussion – This was the first year asking for documentation from households to prove they live in District #271.  There were a few phone calls from some parents, and next year the Administration is looking at ways to make it simpler.  There was a short discussion from the Board concerning what documentation would be required.
Paw Paw Elementary School and Paw Paw HS AYP – Both Elementary and High School made it this year.  Next school year the percentages would be raised since we met them this past school year.
Summer Work – The custodians accomplished all that they wanted to this summer.  There were a lot small projects that were completed by the custodians and their staff.  The window problems in the Jr. High were addressed, with Dave Vlasaty figuring out an easier and cheaper way to fix them. 
Employ Assistant Soccer Coach – CS

Principal’s Report:
   
    Mr. Schneider included a report in the packet.  The first day of school went better than last year, with very few parents registering their children on that day.  He provided a first day enrollment but cautioned the board that could change before the next board meeting.  High School poms advisor is open, which just happened, as the person they hired found she could not meet the demands of that job and her own job, therefore she resigned.  Besides Poms there were still a few other openings for extra-curricular.

Superintendent’s Report:
   
    Mr. Priest stated that 1st grade was up to 26 maybe 27, therefore they would need an aide in that classroom.  He would look for a certified teacher that could step in as classroom teacher if needed.  The Board was agreeable to an aide for that classroom.
    Mr. Priest commented on the letter that was addressed to the board, about opening up the school on Labor Day for tours.  Mrs. Ross, who is employed by the district, will be on hand to open the school, if the board had no objections.  It was also brought up to have someone in the District to mark off the soccer field so no one can park on the field and cause damage.  Mr. Priest said someone would talk to Allen Faber to mark it off limits.

Enclosures:

    David Lilja had a thank you card from Mrs. Barron, thanking the Board for her gifts from the District upon retiring last spring. 

Additional:

    There was some comment from the Board about the trophies that were stored out in the shed. There was some discussion on why they were put into storage, and how far back does the District go to showcase them?    Mr. Priest would check into cases, and the cost of placing all of them in the hallways.
    Jason Penman asked about whom to contact to get signs on roads that can be a hazardous bus stop to pick up students?  Mr. Priest said he would be happy to call, but Jason would get further calling the county being a parent and taxpayer.  Mr. Priest said to let him know if he wanted him to call the county.
 
Closed Session:

    Kim Siemers, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:02 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

    Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:32 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Action Items:

    Steve Richey, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve employing Sue Bertenshaw as the PKD Director for the 2009-2010 school year.
     Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve employing Tina Phipps as PKD Aide for the 2009-2010 school year.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the 1st reading of the Activity Fund Policy.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the maternity leave of Heather Nelson.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the salary of the Head Cook at $13.00/hr.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the salary of the High School Clerk to be $13.39/hr and be a full time position.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

President David Lilja called for a motion to employ an Assistant Soccer Coach three times.
Motion failed.

Adjournment:

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 8:37 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.