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2009-10

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
October 19, 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 7:03 P.M. on Monday, October 19, 2009. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Jason Penman, Kim Siemers, Steve Richey, Becky Moorehead, and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Absent were John Prentice and Principal Mr. Schneider.  Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Patty Torman, Mrs. Laurel Eichelkraut and Mrs. Geri Larson, teachers at Paw Paw.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 21, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of September 21, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Consent Agenda Items:

    Kim Siemers asked about the bill from Camelot Schools, is that a monthly or quarterly amount?  Mr. Priest replied monthly for two students, but after this month will only be billed for one student.
    Kim Siemers, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the bills, with late additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $ 281,868.24
        OP/M:        $   23,747.35   
        B/I:        $ - 0 -        
        TRANS:    $   18,643.97
        IMRF:        $     8,836.54
          Capital Imp.:    $       315.80
        TORT:        $  - 0 - 
        F/S:        $  - 0 -
             __________________
        TOTAL:    $ 333,411.90
    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.

Items for Discussion:

Old Business - None
New Business
Employ Jr. High Cheerleading Coach – Closed session.
Employ Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach – Closed session.
Athletic Personnel – Closed session.
Approve Lee County Special Education Association Policies and Procedures – Mr. Priest has a copy, with one change, if any of the board members would like to see it.
Approve Request to Attend National FFA Convention – Mr. Faber, FFA Sponsor is out ill and would not be able to make the trip.  Therefore, Mr. Schneider will be attending in his place so the nine students could still attend.  They will be transported by a tour bus which will be picking up other students in other districts.  The same rules would apply for a field trip; all students need to make sure their school work is completed before leaving.
Energy Report – Enclosed in the Board’s packet.  There are some highlights but also lowlights concerning the energy used at Paw Paw Schools.  Consumption has gone up and rates have increased.  Just a note that the energy savings in the Jr. High wing are not reflected in this report.
H1N1 Vaccinations and Lee County Health Dept. – Mr. Priest, Mr. Schneider, and Mrs. Vlasaty recently attended a meeting at the Lee County Health Dept.  Paw Paw is scheduled for November 10th for vaccines, if available.  The clinic will be from 1:00 – 4:00 and parents/guardians should be present.  Permission slips will be sent home in a timely manner.  We have no documented cases of H1N1 but have a lot of students with flu like symptoms.
IASB Convention – Packets will be distributed to board members in November when the state sends the information. 
Audit Report – Every board member received a copy from the districts auditing firm.  We did really well with just a few minor adjustments as recommended by the auditors.
Discipline Report – In the board packet.

Principal’s Report:
   
    Mr. Schneider was at an IPA meeting, but his report was in the board packet.

Superintendent’s Report:
   
    Mr. Priest stated that First Midstate made a call to Mr. Zick at AFC to discuss our shared bond.  Since District #271 owns the bond and is legally responsible, First Midstate can only talk to District #271 about the bond.  Mr. Jamie Rachlin of BMO Capital Markets, GKST, Inc., the district bond consultant, was contacted and he will look into it.
    Mr. Priest recently attended the State Superintendent’s Advisory Conference in Springfield.  The superintendents were told that the State may cut their state aid payments to districts in Illinois by 50% for the school year 2010-11.  That will make a dramatic impact on a lot of school budgets.
    The new computers to the District were in and Micah Seymour was in the process of disbursing them to classrooms.

   Education Committee – Kim Siemers spoke on behalf of the committee, which met recently.  The new Shurley Grammar and Reading series was discussed as was concerns about WIN.  Also, they discussed double block classes such as math, was it better for the students, etc.
Athletics – Recently the 6th grade team was removed from a tournament due to the fact they used 7th graders to make a team because of illness.  They were initially told it would be alright to include 7th graders, as the Athletic Director did call the school sponsoring the tournament.  The problem was the 7th graders that went were first string on the 7th grade team, and therefore should not have been included.
Transportation – Will meet on Monday, November 9th, after school.
Building – Will meet on Monday, November 9th, after the transportation meeting.  Mr. Priest commented on the dugouts at the high school.  Mr. Vlasaty was doing the work, and that concrete had been poured for the dugout floors.  Mrs. Siemers commented on the fact that they did not have any figures for renovating the dugouts, what would the cost be?  Mr. Priest said he would get those figures for her.

Enclosures:  None

Additional:  None

Closed Session:

    Steve Richey, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:50 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

    Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:30 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Action Items:

    Jason Penman, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve employing Nicholette Woolstencroft as the Jr. High Cheerleader Coach for the 2009-2010 school year.
     Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion to approve employing Patrick Guilfoyle as the Jr. High Boys 7th Grade Basketball Coach for the 2009-2010 school year.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Lee County Special Education Association Policies and Procedures.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the request to attend the FFA National Convention.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Adjournment:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Kim Siemers, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 8:45 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.