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2010-11

PAW PAW CUSD #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 15, 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 was held on November 15, 2010 in the Media Center of the Paw Paw Jr./ Sr. High School.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, David Lilja at 7:05 P.M.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, John Prentice, Daryl Rosenkrans, Rick Siemers, and Steve Richey.   Also present were Superintendent, Robert Priest; Principal, Charles Schneider, Beth Stump, Deb Sensenbrenner, Sarah Sensenbrenner and Sheri Fore.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 18, 2010 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Rick Siemers, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of October 18, 2010 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  • Approval of the Bills with late additions.

Education: $239,733.99  

O/M:     21,166.49

B/I:   302,534.38              

Trans:     15,330.29                    

IMRF/SS:       9,249.37        

Capital/Improve.:         170.40          

Tort:                 2,770.69                                    

TOTAL: $590,955.61

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

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

  

OPEN FORUM – Deb Sensenbrenner, Junior Class Adviser, spoke to the Board regarding where prom is to be held.  Last spring the juniors voted to have the prom 

at the high school gym.   Since then there are some juniors and seniors who would prefer to have prom at the Elks in Mendota.  Deb gave the Board her vision for the prom and was basically there to reaffirm with the Board that the prom would remain at the school as voted on by the majority of the class.  Evidently there was a more recent vote and the majority still wanted the prom here.  The Board indicated that they have no problem with Deb proceeding with the plans to hold prom in the gym.

 

OLD BUSINESS – NONE

 

NEW BUSINESS – 

 

  • Principal’s Contract – closed session
  • Superintendent’s Contract – closed session
  • Resignations – closed session
  • Health Insurance Presentation - Joe Roberts of Caywood and Associates, Plano, Illinois, spoke to the Board regarding health insurance.  Mr. Roberts explained the various options available to lower premiums and the difference between an HSA (Health Savings Account) which is employee owned and an HRA (Health Reimbursement Account) which is employer owned.  Plan changes which particularly feature higher deductibles are one main way to reduce premiums.  Some other ideas are that employees can also be required to pay more of their premiums and co-pays.   Mr. Roberts also said that insurance companies do not encourage the buyback option.  This reduces the total number participating in the group.  Any language has to be included in the teachers’ contract.    Mr. Roberts has been retained by the Board to assist with insurance issues.
  • First Readings of Policies:  6:320, 7:285,7:20,7:180and 7:190.
  • IASB Convention – Mr. Priest told the Board that their badges may be picked up at the Hyatt.
  • Approve the Levy Resolution-the Resolution is included in the packet.  The levy being requested is for $1,845,780 with the actual rate being 4.447.  We were devastated by last year’s loss in EAV and the CPI rate of one tenth of a percent. This year we are back up to where we were in 2008 and better than last year (not good but better).
  • Approve Seniority List – included in the packet.
  • Joining an Athletic Team Late – discussed at Athletic Meeting
  •  Change in Prom Dress Guidelines – wording will be changed to take out frontal cleavage and leave in side cleavage.
  •   Memorial Wall Fund Meeting – Meeting on December 1 at 5:30 P.M.     The fund is up to almost $20,000.

    It was also brought up at this time to update the Military Service Wall and several suggestions were made.

  •   Approve unpaid Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach – closed session
  •   Discipline Report – included in Board Packet

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Mr. Schneider reported that the Veteran’s Day program went very well.   Thanks to Dave Smith for arranging everything.   The ROE is sponsoring an ALOP (Alternative Learning Opportunity Program) class which allows students who are behind with credits, are drop-outs or who are older to get their diploma.  There is currently one student enrolled who is doing very well and possibly another student who will attend.  Students must provide their own transportation.  The difference between this program and a GED is that the student receives a diploma and may graduate with the graduating class.  We now have a full set of banners in the gym representing all the schools in our conference.   The Little 10 Choral Festival was very good.  Miss Werbiansky did a great job facilitating the day.  

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – everything has been discussed.

COMMITTEES:

1.   Education – November 22nd at 5:30 P.M.

2.   Athletics – December 13th at 6:00 P.M.

3.   Transportation – no need to meet at this time

4.   Building – no need to meet at this time.

ENCLOSURES – A thank you from Jill Anderson.  The cheerleading issue has already been taken care of.

 

A Board Member asked about the testing for Spanish to determine students’ progress.  Testing will be done in the spring. 

 

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 8:52 P.M. for personnel and probable and or imminent litigation.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:10 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey made a motion to approve the First Reading of Policies: 6:320, 7:285,7:20,7:180,7:190. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey made a motion to approve the Levy Resolution as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey made a motion to approve the Seniority List as presented.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the resignations of Erin Odle, Varsity Volleyball Coach, and Malynda Niemet as 8th Grade Volleyball Coach. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve Mike Roberson as unpaid Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.