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2010-01

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
January 11, 2010– 7:00 P.M.
Paw Paw High School Media Center
Paw Paw, Illinois

    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, January 11, 2010. Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, John Prentice, Steve Richey and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Kim Siemers entered the meeting at 7:05.  Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Mrs. Russell, Title Teacher at Paw Paw, Allen Jacox, Beverly Eppard, Mary Mendoza, Cassie Eppard, Deanell Weiss, Tina Ladson, Peggy Simpson, Shannon Mendoza, Kelly Christensen, Tammy Wyatt, Jordan Wyatt, Jessica Weiss, Chris Morey, Brad Martin, Megen Simpson, Brittney Milton, Julie Iversen, Erin Odle, David Smith, David Mierzwa, Bonnie Williams, Judy Masters, Priscilla Randazzo, Fred Randazzo, Trevor Ladson, and Devan Infante.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the revised minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 14, 2009, as presented. 
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of December 14, 2009, as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

Consent Agenda Items:

    There was a list of late bills passed out to the board members at the meeting.  Kim Siemers questioned the bill from Honeywell, what was it for?  Mr. Priest answered repairing the boiler.

    Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $ 230,383.95
        OP/M:        $  26,999.92  
        B/I:        $437,553.13
        TRANS:    $  17,428.83
        IMRF:        $    9,701.21    
          Capital Imp.:    $       165.40       
     
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        TOTAL:    $722,232.44
    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, 7-0.

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to proceed into Closed Session at this time to discuss personnel, and/or student issues at 7:08.
   
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to come out of Closed Session at 8:50.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Open Forum:
   
    David Smith spoke to the Board about the job description for the Athletic Director.  But there was some miscommunication, as Julie Iversen was there to help answer some questions about the Athletic Director position.

Items for Discussion:

Old Business
Athletic Director Job Discussion – CS
Student Request for Policy Exemption – Graduation requirement - CS

New Business
 Closed Session Minutes Confidentiality – Mr. Priest explained to the Board that he looked over the list, and at this time he felt they should not be opened to the public.
Health/Life/Safety Amendment – This is for correcting the problem in Mrs. Fooses’ classroom.  Basalay, Cary & Alstadt, District Architects, after looking at the problem area, made the recommendation to do the repairs when there was no school and better weather.  The paperwork for the amendment needed to be signed by the Board President and Board Secretary.
Letter from Earlville CUSD #9 ending the Intergovernmental Agreement concerning the elementary music teacher – We use the same elementary teacher with Earlville, she is half time at Earlville, and half time at Paw Paw.  The Board will need to discuss the options for this position.
Cheerleaders – Cassie Eppard gave a brief description of the Paw Paw Cheeleaders proposed bid to compete at Walt Disney World in Florida.  The competition would be February 11 – 15, the 20 team members and chaperones, would fly to Orlando, at a cost of $1000 per student, this would include any fees, transportation, hotel, and food.  They were asking the Board of Education to help fund this trip. There were several questions from Board Members to Mrs. Eppard about how they were chosen, other competitions that they are competing in this spring, etc.  The Board stated they would discuss it in Closed Session, if she wanted to wait, they will have an answer for her after they come out.  Mr. Lilja asked if anyone in the group wanted to speak, the cheerleaders said they had a letter, from them, for the board, could they distribute those at this time?  The letters were distributed to the Principal, Superintendent, and the Board of Education.
Coaches Clinic – Erin Odle spoke to the Board that her mother-in-law would like to do a clinic for all coaches at Paw Paw.  She has done these clinics before, and Mrs. Odle said it would be motivational and coaching strategies, etc.  This was to be brought up at the Athletic Committee Meeting, but due to bad weather, the meeting was cancelled.  Mr. Priest, if the Board was all right with it, suggested it should go back to the Athletic Committee for their recommendation.  That next meeting would be January 21st.  The Board did agree.
  Discipline Report – included in Board packet.

Principal’s Report:
   
    Mr. Schneider reported that a student early graduation request was included in the Board Packet.  Also included, was a fundraiser request form from the Junior Class Sponsor, Patsy Marks.  It was for a “Discount/Preferred Cards”. Businesses agree to offer discounts and are on the card.  The students sell cards at $10 apiece, with the class receiving $5 for each card sold and the other $5 to the company generating the cards.  There is a minimum to sell which could mean a net loss.       
    Also, he had to post the position for Assistant Jr. High girl’s basketball coach.  The assistant coach already hired for this school year had to back out due to conflicts with his job. 
    Kudos to Ms. Wierbiansky, the Jr. High musical on Friday night was wonderful!

Superintendent’s Report:
   
    Everything he had was in the Board Packet.   

Committees:

 Education Committee – Next meeting in on January 25th.
Athletics – Next meeting is on January 21st.
Transportation – Have not met recently. 
Building – Have not met recently.

Enclosures:  Thank you from the Torman family.

Additional:  None

Closed Session:

    Kim Siemers, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:12 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

    Daryl Rosenkrans left the meeting at 9:20 P.M.

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:37 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

    The Paw Paw Cheerleaders, and parents came back into the meeting and were told by Board President, David Lilja that the Board decided to disapprove their request to attend competition in Florida.

Action Items:

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve keeping the closed session minutes confidential.
     Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the request for Policy Exception.
Motion passed by a roll call vote, five yeas and one nay.

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve Health/Life/Safety Amendment for masonry repair.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to approve the request by the Junior Class to hold a fundraiser.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Motion to approve Cheerleaders request to compete in Orlando, Florida died for lack of a motion.

Adjournment:

Kim Siemers, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at  9:45 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.