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2010-07

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
July 19, 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, July 19, 2010 by Vice-President Becky Moorehead. Those answering roll call were:  Becky Moorehead, Kim Siemers, Jason Penman, John Prentice, Steve Richey and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Absent was David Lilja. Also present, were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Mrs. Heather Nelson, and Mrs. Mary Mendoza.

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 21, 2010, as presented. 
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

Kim Siemers, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of July 19, 2010 as presented.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

Consent Agenda Items:

    Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:
    A).    Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:
        Ed.:        $ 237,797.85
        OP/M:        $   26,077.22
        B/I:        $   49,682.72
        TRANS:    $   57,317.12
        IMRF:        $     5,503.50      
          Tort:        $   67,915.00               
                 __________________
        TOTAL:    $ 444,293.41
    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, 6-0.   

Open Forum:  None
   
Items for Discussion:

Old Business    
 Volleyball Fundraiser – it was put on the agenda for Board discussion, but the issue has since been resolved.

New Business

 Confidential of closed sessions – Mr. Priest stated he looked over past executive sessions and felt they still needed to be kept confidential due to highly sensitive material.

 High School AYP -  the result sheet was in the Board packet.  Paw Paw High School did not make AYP especially in reading.  The school and staff have been constantly working on Reading Skills.  Mr. Prentice asked what the District would do about the low scores.  Mrs. Siemers commented on the fact that some students do not like reading, plus there are some students who do not comprehend what they read.  With MAP starting this year, that will help find those students who may need additional help.  The District is constantly looking for ways to help identify those students who need additional help in any area. 
  Tentative budget process and display - Mr. Priest stated that he completed a tentative budget.  It was very difficult in terms of the State of Illinois and its financial problems, we don’t know when and if we will get any money.  Once he goes over it with Sheri Fore, he will publish the notice in the newspaper, and it will be on display for the required 30 days.  The Board will then be able to vote on it at the September board meeting.
 Resignation of Title I Teacher – CS
 Enployment of Title I Teacher – CS
 Board Member Resignation – CS
 Varsity Soccer Coach Employment – CS
 Approve Intergovernmental agreement with Indian Creek CUSD 425 – The Board needs to approve this, we share a counselor with Indian Creek, and this agreement is for that.
 Summer Work – progressing nicely.  High School gym floor is out of commission till August 11th, it was refinished on July 17th.  Construction company came in and replaced the cabinetry in the staff lounge, due to water leaking in over previous cabinets.    We feel the problem has been resolved and may have to replace some gutters with different 3-sided gutters to eliminate freezing thus leaking in the building. 

Principal’s Report: 
Mr. Schneider is working on an update that will go into registration packets, about passwords, changes in handbook, etc.  He asked that the Board look it over and if there are any suggestions or comments to let him know.

Superintendent’s Report:
    Mr. Priest talked about the recent email he received back from Attorney Walt Zukowski.  The board members should have a copy.  Mr. Zukowski stated that if you do the revised ethics policy that you will have to re-negotiate with the union.   The District already has an ethics policy in place, do you think it is not strong enough?  Mr. Priest asked for any direction from the Board.

Committees:  Will wait until August Board meeting to schedule any meetings.

Enclosures:   None

Additional:  None

Closed Session:
Steve Richey, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:35 P.M.

    Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.
    Becky Moorehead, seconded by  John Prentice, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:15 P.M.
    Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote.

Action Items:

    Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to accept the resignation of Title I teacher Kathleen Russell.
     Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve Roger Essman as the Soccer Coach at Paw Paw High School for the 2010-11 school year.
Motion passed by a roll call vote 5-1.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the employment of Title I teacher Kim Siemers.
Motion passed by a roll call vote, 5-0.  Kim Siemers abstaining.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to accept the resignation of current School Board Member Kim Siemers.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote 5-0.  Kim Siemers abstaining.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the intergovernmental agreement with Indian Creek School District.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to keep closed session minutes confidential.
Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

Adjournment:

John Prentice, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion, to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271, at 8:17 P.M.
Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.