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2011-05

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 16, 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 May 16, 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 7:04 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, Heather Nelson, Lynda Lemat, Heidi and John McKee and  Sheri Fore.

 

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion at 7:06 P.M. to adjourn to closed session for a student suspension hearing.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, a motion to come out of the closed session at 7:34 P.M.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of May 2, 2011 as presented.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  • Approval of the Bills with late additions.

Education:                $257,706.48

O/M:       18,167.44   

B/I:       45,815.63    

TRANS:       15,278.43

IMRF:       11,250.07 

CAPITAL DEVELOP:               90.20

TORT:                     2,144.00   

TOTAL:   $350,362.05

  • 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:

Heidi and John McKee were present to speak to the Board regarding their son’s Spanish grade.

John Prentice, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn to closed session to discuss student issues at 7:40 P.M.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to come out of closed session at 7:50 P.M.  Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Sheri Fore was recognized by Mr. Priest and presented with a gift from the Board of Education for her upcoming retirement.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Recommendations for Coaches, Extra-Curricular Sponsors and Class Sponsors – Closed Session.
  • Recommendation for JHS Special Education Teacher – Closed Session
  • Budget Amendment Hearing in June - Budget amendment will be done in June.  The revenue amendments are projected to be $453,635 and the expenditure amendments at $741,058.00 with a variance of $310,031.  A large portion for both the revenue and the expenditure amendments is the “On Behalf Payments”.  These are a wash.  The auditors have requested that we include these in our budget.  These are the payments made by the state towards teacher retirement.  We do not actually get the revenue or make the actual expenditure. 
  • Registration Dates and Times – Registration will be August 3rd and 4th from 1:00 to 7:00 P.M.  This time frame is to accommodate parents.
  • Approve the 2011-2012 Handbook.   The changes that the committee made were included in the Board Packet.
  • Discipline Report – Included in the Board Packet.  Mr. Schneider did state that Jr. High incidents are down.
  • Negotiations Report – Closed Session.
  • Graduation Issues – Closed Session. 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT 

We have received the testing results from NWEA MAP testing for Algebra I.  Ten 8th grade students are eligible to take Algebra I.  If students do not have a strong C by the mid-term they will be moved back to 8th grade Pre-Algebra.  The prom was a wonderful experience.  Deb Sensenbrenner did a great job as did everyone who was involved in the preparations.  Twenty plus adults helped.  All the students seemed to enjoy themselves.   Becky Moorehead will be presenting diplomas at High School Graduation and Steve Richey and Jason Penman will present the Jr. High diplomas. There will be an all sport meeting Wednesday at 12:40 for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  August 9, there will be a player/parent sports meeting.  Since there has been an issue with student participation in various sports, ideas are being explored to engage more students. One idea in particular is to do a robo call once a month to parents to encourage students to participate in sports.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – no additional

 

COMMITTEES

EDUCATION – The Education Committee met last week.  Items discussed were:  Spanish 

testing results were reviewed.  MAP testing has ended.  Bob and Chuck have gone over the results with teachers.  Good progress has been made.  MAP training will be the 2nd institute day.  Teachers will use the information in their plans. Progress monitoring – AIMS WEB- Kim Siemers, Beth Foose and Mr. 

Priest have met and gone over the results to determine which students need the most help.  The teachers have been working in teams to help those students in need.  Students have made strong gains.   Dawn Heavilin and Dawn Schmitt are the RTI mentors for High School and Jr. High mentors and are working on Reading Comprehension strategies in the classroom.

 

ATHLETIC – The Athletic Committee met last Thursday. Items discussed were: spring sports, summer camp, summer calendar, expectations from coaches, and student participation.

BUILDING AND TRANSPORTATION – No Meeting

 

ENCLOSURE – sample of the name signs to be used to designate seating for families of a graduate.  Each student will be allotted 4 chairs in the main seating area in front of the stage.  If a student does not need all 4, the seat may be used for someone with a larger family.  

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 8:30 P.M. for personnel, probable or imminent litigation and student discipline.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

David Lilja, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to return to the regular meeting at 9:10 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 Kevin Hendley as a Jr. High School Special Education Teacher for the 2011-2012 school year.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to award the 2011-2012 fuel contract to Hintzsche Oil as presented.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the 2011-2012 Student Handbook.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the recommendations of coaches, extra-curricular sponsors and class sponsors for the 2011-2012 school year.

Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 P.M. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.