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2011-01

PAW PAW CUSD #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 24, 2011

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 January 24, 2011 in the Media Center of the Paw Paw Jr. / Sr. High School.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, David Lilja at 7:06 P.M.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, John Prentice, Daryl Rosenkrans, and Rick Siemers.  Steve Richey was absent.   Also present were Superintendent, Robert Priest; Principal, Charles Schneider, Kim Siemers, April Moorehead and Sheri Fore.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Rick Siemers, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 20, 2010 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Rick Siemers, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of December 20, 2010 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  • Approval of the Bills with late additions.

Education: $235,778.09  

O/M:     30,676.52    

B/I:   119,537.50                

Trans:         17,149.45                        

IMRF/SS:         8,912.93                                                                  

TOTAL: $412,054.49

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

Mr. Priest reported that he has reviewed the December financials and we are running pretty much on budget.

Jason Penman, 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 – Kim Siemers was present to observe.  April Moorehead will speak later in the Board Meeting regarding a donation project.

 

OLD BUSINESS – NONE

 

NEW BUSINESS – 

 

  • Negotiations – closed session
  • Closed Session Minutes Confidentiality- We are required to review every six months.  Mr.  Priest is recommending that the closed minutes be kept confidential.
  • First Reading of Policies 7:40-AP2 and 7:40 AP2-E
  • Bookkeeper’s Intent to Retire – The position will be posted at the ROE job openings and the area newspapers.
  • Senior Trip – The trip will be March 18, 19, 20, returning on the 21st.  There is a meeting scheduled for February 18 which is mandatory for parents of seniors.  Consent forms must be signed at this meeting. February 16th the sponsors will meet with Mr. Schneider to go over details. 
  • Soles4Souls- April Moorehead would like to have a fundraiser called Soles4Souls.   Shoes of any type and condition are donated for distribution or recycling for the poor in our country and other countries.  A donation box will be provided for collection of shoes.  Mrs. Moorehead said she and her husband will take care of the shipping.  She is looking into reduced shipping options.
  • Softball Coach – closed session
  • Coach Resignation – Mr. Diebold the Assistant Baseball Coach has resigned
  • Graduation Concerns – closed session
  •   Discipline – Report was included in the board packet.  December was a short month.  Everyone needed the break.

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT - Mr. Schneider reported that Mrs. Moorehead worked with the elementary teachers on Reading Street on the SIP day, January 14.  Eighth graders will be offered immunizations by the Lee County Health Department and may participate only if a permission slip has been signed by a parent.  Teachers will be attending workshops this Friday at the ROE on literacy in content areas using reading strategies.  A session in Math was canceled due to lack of interest.  The Fresh-Soph will host a Little 10 tournament this Saturday, Wednesday, and next Saturday.   Cheerleaders will participate in an IHSA cheer competition this weekend.  They have a good chance to advance.  He will be checking with the winners of the Bresson and Musson Scholarships 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT - We have to look at offering breakfast next year because we have over 40% poverty rate.  We will appeal this through the ROE by applying for a waiver because financially we cannot afford to offer breakfast.  Mr. Schneider and Emily Jamroch have been looking at the PSAE results for specific trends and data for all grade levels to plan and explore options.  ISATs and PSAE (11th grade) are used to see what student needs are and how to help them progress.

 

COMMITTEES:

  • Education – Items discussed were:  Spanish progress testing; progress monitoring in all grades; curriculum mapping – an ongoing process and in 2nd year; Map testing done later in the spring; ISAT’s in March followed by the PSAE. The next meeting is February 7, 2011.

 

  • Athletics – Items discussed were:  stolen property at the Sterling Newman Tournament; cheerleading competitions; spring sports; evaluations by the AD; and the Newark Tournament. The next meeting is February 9th.
  • Transportation – There has been no meeting but Mr. Priest did mention at this time that he is looking at leasing a 40 passenger bus.
  • Building – no meeting

 

ADDITIONAL – David Lilja wanted to know if there have been anymore meetings or discussion regarding prom since Mrs. Sensenbrenner came to the Board. Mr. Schneider told him that there was another class meeting coming up and that he would touch base with her.

 

Rick Siemers, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 7:43 P.M. for personnel and probable and or imminent litigation.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Rick Siemers, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:00 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

Jason Penman, seconded by Rick Siemers made a motion to approve the First Reading of Policies: 7:40-AP2 and 7:40 AP2-E. 

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Rick Siemers, made a motion to approve keeping Closed Session Minutes confidential. 

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Rick Siemers, made a motion to approve the bookkeeper’s intent to retire.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Rick Siemers, made a motion to approve the resignation of John Diebold, Assistant Baseball Coach.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Rick Siemers, made a motion to approve the Soles4Souls Donation Program.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by David Lilja, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 P.M.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.