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2010-09

PAW PAW CUSD #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

PAW PAW SCHOOLS MEDIA CENTER – PAW PAW ILLINOIS

7:00 P.M.

 

The Regular Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 Board of Education

met on September 20, 2010 in the media center of the Paw Paw Schools.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, David Lilja at 7:07 P.M.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, John Prentice, and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Steve Richey was absent.  Also present were Superintendent, Robert Priest; Principal, Charles Schneider, Shannon Vickers, Dawn Heavilin, Allen Faber, and Sheri Fore.

 

A public hearing on the 2010-2011 Budget was opened at 7:08 P.M.

Mr. Priest reviewed the 2010-2011 Budget.  The Ed Fund shows a $129,000 deficit between revenues and expenditures.   We are getting less State Aide this year and there is a loss in EAV.  The other funds are in good shape and of course we cannot change Debt Service.  We will transfer $5000.00 from Operations and Maintenance, $85,000 from Transportation and $30,000.00 from Working Cash to the Education Fund to offset

the deficit.   Next year we will be levying more for IMRF since we have been drawing down that fund.

Mr. Priest also reported that we used up a large portion of the Tort Fund to offset salaries.

Fire/Safety stays the same but we will start levying the 5 cents in order to get the fund balance back up.

In short, we will be watching expenses closely.

There were no comments and no questions from the public.

The Public Hearing on the 2010-2011 Budget was closed at 7:12 P.M.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the 2010-2011 Budget

as finalized.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of August 16, 2010 as presented.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the Closed Session of August 16, 2010 as presented.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  • Approval of the Bills with late additions and corrections.

Education:  $462,333.99

O/M:     72,035.46          

Trans:                   40,956.69

IMRF/SS:       9,767.85

Capital/Improve.:           280.40

Tort:                                   1,709.99

TOTAL: $587,084.38

  • Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer
  • Approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

OPEN FORUM – No one was present to speak to the Board.

 

OLD BUSINESS – NONE

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Board Secretary Position:

David Lilja nominated Jason Penman for the Board Secretary position.

               John Prentice seconded the motion.

Motion passed on a voice vote.   All yes.

 

Fill Board Member Vacancy -  Rick Siemers has applied to fill the vacancy but was not present since he was called away on business.

The Board will vote on his application as an action item.

 

Approve Application for Recognition of Schools for the Elementary School and the Jr. /Sr. High School – action item.

Coach Employment – JH 8th Gr. BBB, JH 7th Gr. GBB, Assistant Volleyball Coach – Closed Session

Employment of an Aide – closed session

Discussion and review of letter concerning appropriate attire at prom.   There was some discussion regarding the letter received from a parent concerning prom dresses worn this past year.  Mr. Schneider will fine tune the handbook so it is more clearly defined regarding prom dress code.   The wording will be changed to stress the criteria.  Letters will be sent home to parents and the criteria communicated to the girls.

Board Election – April 2011 – Two people have taken out papers.   The first day to circulate is September 21, 2010.    Petitions may be filed between December 13 and December 20th.  There are three seats up:  David Lilja’s, Steve Richey’s and Kim (Rick) Siemers’.  The election is April 5, 2011.  

Resignation of Class Sponsor – closed session.

Approval of Class Sponsor – closed session.

Employ bus driver – closed session.

Approve teacher request for unpaid child rearing leave. -  Mrs. Foose’s due date is February 22nd.  She has already lined up someone to sub.  Mr. Priest is recommending that her request be approved with any unpaid days she may have to use.  

Audit – The Board should have all received copies of the audit.   We had a clean audit.   Because of our size it is impossible to delegate duties for each function which is commented on every year by the auditors.

Approve attendance at FFA National Convention - action item – Mr. Faber had to leave.

Other – nothing

 

Principal’s Report

Mr. Schneider reported that several High School and Jr. High teachers will attend a reading comprehension workshop in October.  Art Field from the Paw Paw Fire Department has spoken with Mr. Schneider regarding a DUI presentation.  Mr. Schneider would like to thank Angie Lampson, Joetta Raymer, Mary Mendoza and all who made the Homecoming very successful.  Homecoming was a fun filled week and many activities were enjoyed by the whole school.   A Math Longitudinal Data Processing Matrix is being looked into which will better show progress of students.  The only positions left to fill are the Jr. High Cheerleading and High School Poms positions.

 

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Priest reported that Map testing started today and should be finished next Wednesday.  We should be getting the first results tomorrow.  Make up tests will be Thursday and Friday.  Mrs. Siemers has put together a report on the AIMS testing and will start working with the children who are at risk.

 

Due to the large increase in the medical premiums for this current year, we looked at Humana and another Blue Cross/Blue Shield option.  Both were voted down by the teachers who have decided to stay with the current Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan.  One major issue was that Humana does not cover fertility and Blue Cross/Blue Shield does.

 

COMMITTEES – 

 

Education - The Items discussed were Map Testing and the Longitudinal Math Matrix.  At the 

next meeting Map testing results will be discussed as well as AIMS results.

 

Athletic – met and resolved several issues.

 

Transportation – new bus should be here this week.

 

Building – Nothing – However, Mr. Priest reported that he gave a presentation for Honeywell on performance contracting last Friday.

 

ENCLOSURES - We have received a thank you from Eunice Rogers.

 

David Lilja reported at this time that he has received a thank you from the IASA for allowing Mr. Priest to be a part of the State Superintendent’s Advisory Committee.

 

CLOSED SESSION:

 

Becky Moorehead seconded by John Prentice made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 7:45 P.M. for personnel and probable or imminent litigation.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:26 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

John Prentice seconded by Becky Moorehead made a motion to approve the employment of Wayne Pierce as Jr. High 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead made a motion to approve the employment of Paul Waitkoss as Jr. High 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the employment of Wendy Rissman as a classroom aide.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the employment of Tony Pierce as Assistant Volleyball Coach.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve Beth Foose’s request for unpaid child rearing leave.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to appoint Rick Siemers for the Board Member vacancy.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the resignation of Keri Dalki as 8th Grade Class Sponsor.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the appointment of Lorrie Hill as 8th Grade Class Sponsor.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the employment of Angie Lampson as a bus driver.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Application for Recognition of Schools for the Paw Paw Elementary School and the Paw Paw Jr. /Sr. High School.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the FFA’s attendance to the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.