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2010-02

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
February 15, 2010
PAW PAW JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER – PAW PAW, ILLINOIS
7:00 P.M.

    The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 was called to order on February 15, 2010 at 7:01 P.M. by Board President, David Lilja. Those answering roll call were: David Lilja, Steve Richey, Becky Moorehead, Kim Siemers, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans.  Board Member John Prentice was absent.   Also present were:  Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, John Hoelzer, April Moorehead and Sheri Fore.

    A motion was made by Becky Moorehead, seconded by Kim Siemers, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 11, 2010 as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
       
    A motion was made by Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, to approve the Minutes of the Closed Session of January 11, 2010 as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

    Becky Moorehead seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as follows:
    •    Approval of the bills with late additions and corrections.
    •    Education:    $247,811.10                   
    •    O/M:            37,048.30                                                               
    •    Trans:            17,977.46                                                                        
    •    IMRF/SS:        10,415.60                                                  
    •    TOTAL:    $313,252.46                  
    •                Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.
    •    Approval of the Financial Reports as presented.
Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
                                  
                  OPEN FORUM:
    John Hoelzer thanked the Board for the use of the facilities for the Freshman Spaghetti Supper.  Approximately 169 people were served.  The supper brought in $1408.00 with the net amount being $1172.82.
The freshman did a great job.  The majority of the people attending the supper stayed for the basketball game.

    OLD BUSINESS:
    Approve 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach – closed session

    NEW BUSINESS:
    Appoint Freedom of Information Officer – New Freedom of Information Act requires that someone be appointed as the Freedom of Information Officer.  The Board should appoint Mr. Priest.  He then has to go online for a
training session and take a test.

    APPROVE FFA FUND RAISER – The Board received an enclosure from Mr. Faber for approval of the auction fund raiser.   The students will be going to collect donations with an adult driver.  Permission slips are required.  This is the FFA’s main fund raiser and funds the State and National Convention trips.

    DISCIPLINE REPORT:   This was also enclosed in the board packet.  Overall there is a significant difference from this time last year with fewer issues that needed reporting although the last week and a half was rough.

    ENERGY REPORT – The good news is in the first 6 months we have seen an $18,651.00 savings.  Most of that is due to a decline in rates.   In December 2005 the therms used was 11,000.  This past December the therms used was 7000.  The rooms are controlled by the computer.  Mr. Priest’s gut feeling is that the computer is spot on however;  he would like to get some inexpensive room thermometers to do spot checks on individual rooms.

    2010-2011 TENTATIVE CALENDAR PRESENTATION -  Mr. Priest has updated the proposed calendar after speaking with Sarah Pfeifer.  There was an error in February.  President’s Day is the 21st of February and Lincoln’s Birthday falls on a Saturday. Institute would be February 18 with President’s Day a holiday on the 21st.  Also she said the teachers were wondering if the first day back from Winter Break could be January 5th which would give those who travel over the holidays more time.  If this is agreed upon, the 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 of May would be the five emergency days. 

    GRADUATION DATES -  The proposed graduation dates are Friday, May 21, 2010 for high school and Thursday, May 20th for 8th grade promotion.

    ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER SOFTBALL COACH – Closed Session

    PRINCIPAL’S REPORT -   The High School Honor Roll Assembly was held February 5 and the Jr. High Honor Roll Assembly will be February 19.  Mr. Schneider also said the Freshman Class did a great job for the spaghetti supper.
Students placed 2nd at Kiswaukee College for Academic Bowl competition and there will be another competition before the next board meeting.  Little 10 Band Competition is scheduled for March 2, 2010. Teachers went to Indian Creek, Plano and Hinckley Big Rock on Institute Day to learn more about curriculum mapping and its use in the classroom.

    SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Institute Day some of the staff, as reported by Mr. Schneider, attended various schools to look at how they do curriculum mapping.  The next Mapping Committee meeting is February 22nd. 
        Committees:
            Education – will meet February 22nd at 5:30 P.M.
            Athletics – will meet Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 P.M.
            Transportation and Building – Have not met.  The only immediate item of concern at this time is the removal of all the broken tree limbs.  The village will haul them away if we can get them to the curb.  It was suggested to have the FFA students do this and to contact Mr. Carnahan to cut down the bigger branches or portions of trees that did not completely break off. 

      Also included in the Board Packet was a letter from the Musson family in regards to establishing a scholarship fund.   The family enclosed a check for $250.00 for this year.  Mr. Priest stated that Mr. Schneider has done a nice job in coming up with an application that adhered to the Musson family’s wishes.
    There is also an agreement with VALEES for $100.00 to participate in training for Emily Jamroch on February 26, 2010.

    ADDITIONAL:  - Next month, we will be discussing personnel.  Every year the PKD teacher and aide are reduced in force.  He will also be recommending that Reading Improvement be reduced in force.  Mr. Priest stated that we are just going to have to wait and see what the State is going to do.  We have not received any new money for PKD from the State this year.  Mr. Priest said there is a  rumor out there that we may get 11% less in State Aide next year.

     There was an enclosure from the Robinson family in appreciation for sympathy flowers.

    CLOSED SESSION:
    Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn to Closed Session at 7:38 P.M. for:
    •    Personnel
    •    Probable or imminent litigation.
    Motion passed on a voice vote.

    Steve Richey, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion  to come out of Closed Session at 8:11 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    ACTION ITEMS:

    Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve Ashley Moore as the 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

     Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve Toni Pierce as Assistant Volunteer Softball Coach.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Kim Siemers, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the FFA Fund Raiser request.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to appoint Robert Priest as Freedom of Information Officer.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Agreement with Valees for Emily Jamroch to provide a presentation at Wabonsee Community College on February 26, 2010.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the 2010-2011 Calendar as discussed.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

    Kim Siemers, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.