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2012-05

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

May 21, 2012 – 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 7:02 P.M. on Monday, May 21, 2012.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, Steve Richey and John Prentice.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Kimberly Tipsord, Anita Hopkins, Samantha Lancastle, Lena Hall, April Kealey, Josh Sarver, Kaitlin Burns, Kim Siemers, and Levi Hensley. 

 

Approval of the Minutes:

 

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 16, 2012.   

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of April 16, 2012 amended as stated.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Consent Agenda Items:

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:

A). Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:

    Ed.: $ 348,071.96

OP/M: $   22,498.45         

            TRANS: $   13,418.44     

IMRF: $   11,348.45            

TORT: $     4,824.00     

           DEBT SERVICE: $   38,315.63          

       WORKING CASH: $  - 0 -       

            TOTAL: $ 438,476.93

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:  

 

Kaitlin Burns spoke on behalf of the student body for Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Jamroch.  The Board is to vote on making her position a half time from a full time position.   Kaitlin stated the students were concerned that they would suffer as she helped them with testing, college applications etc.   One of the board members asked Kaitlin if students realized that the main reason for this decision was financial, and not a form of punishment, and there were not enough students to warrant a full time Guidance Counselor?   The Board thanked her and would take her comments under advisement.  

 

The Board decided to go into Closed Session so the parents who had signed in could speak to the Board.

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made the motion to go into Closed Session at 7:10  P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

John Prentice, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to come out of Closed Session at 7:50 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Items for Discussion:

Old Business 

 Yearbook Updates - cs

  Soccer Co-op with Amboy – A copy of the Intergovernmental Agreement was enclosed in the Board Packet.  Mr. Priest state this was a two year Co-Op and if there were any questions about the Agreement, as they would vote on it later.  One of the board members asked what the busing situation?  Mr. Schneider said he would talk to Amboy and get it straightened out before the season started. Mr. Schneider also said that he would need a signed Agreement to take to the conference meeting, so they could vote on it and then it would go to the IHSA.   

New Business 

 

Illinois County School Facility Sales Tax – The Board would vote on the Agreement tonight.  Mr. Priest said this didn’t mean that it would pass if all the schools in the Lee/Ogle ROE voted for the agreement, it would be a show of solidarity when it went to the voters.

Approve Employment of HS Science Teacher at BS1– cs

Approve Employment of JHS Math/Science Teacher at BS1– cs

Approve Employment of JHS English/Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher at BS1– cs

Approve employment Half Time Guidance Counselor/Consumer Education Teacher – cs

Approve Interim 8th Grade Volunteer Sponsors for the Summer – cs

Start of 2012-2013 School Preparations

a.)  Registration – Wednesday, August 1st, and Thursday August 2nd.

b.) Parent/Athlete Sport – August, Mr. Schneider said the meeting would be in August the first Tuesday after registration with all parents of athletes.  There will be a Robo call going out to all the parents and this year they would move the meeting along faster, maybe meeting with coaches in separate rooms at the same time.

  Approve Second Reading and Approval of Policies 2:120, 2:120-E2, 4:170, 4:170-AP2, 4:170-AP4, 5:220-AP, 5:285, 5:285-AP, 6:50 and 6:120. 

  Approve Fuel Bids – Approve fuel bid from Hintzsche of Rochelle, the only bidder.

Approve Agreement with iFiber – the District should be up and running about mid-fall  if the Board agrees to it.  This is run through the Village of Paw Paw, and there is an agreement that needs to be signed if the Board approves.    This is a super fiber that will help the District with their technology.  The School will have to put an antenna on school property to help with this.

Approve Bus Lease – The District had gotten three bids with Midwest Bus, Princeton having the better deal.  The District will be trading the two vans and bus #75, and leasing a full size bus with a wheel chair addition and a small 24 passenger bus.  Bus #72 and the new smaller bus would be used for the Special routes and the full size bus would be used on a daily route.

Approve Teacher Resignation–Mrs. Adelmann has taken another position and therefore was resigning as Music Teacher at Paw Paw Schools.  She will be missed as she was a great addition to the staff at Paw Paw.

Memorial Wall – enclosed in the Board Packet was a report of money taken in for each paw print from the beginning to May of 2012.  The Board will decide on where the money is to be spent.

Issues Concerning Certified Staff Members – CS

Approve signing Paw Paw TIF District Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement By and Between the Village of Paw Paw, Il and the Paw Paw CUSD #271 – the District must sign this.

 Approve Contract with CES to Repair PA System – Mr. Schneider had gotten two bids, one from Ficek Electric for $33,500 and the second one from CES for $20,000.  Mr. Priest was recommending the bid from CES for the repair of the PA system.  Half of this would be paid out of the School Improvement Grant, and the District was responsible for the other half.  The keyless entry into the entire building could also be covered under this grant so Mr. Priest was recommending both of these be approved.

 Discipline Report - Mr. Schneider stated there was some concern about one of the students not being able to graduate but he believed that it was being worked out.  The discipline had slowed down a bit, and he was crediting this with completed homework.  There were a couple of individual issues that were showing up on the discipline report.

 

Principal’s Report:  

 

There is a Principal’s Board Report in their Board Packets, Mr. Schneider touched on a few items in that report.   He thanked Mr. David Vanderbuilt for the John C. Cina endowment fund.  It had always been a part of the school, and Mr. Vanderbuilt had always been the curator of the endowment, he was now turning it over to the District.  Thank you letters were sent from Mr. Schneider and Mr. Priest.

Mr. Schneider stated at that time he didn’t have test results back on the ACT scores and the PSAT scores.

Everyone in the 8th grade class and the Senior Class were on track to graduate with their classes.  One students was questionable but he should be able to graduate with his class.  Eighth grade graduation would be Thursday, with High School Graduation on Friday.

The Classes of 2009 and 2010 have decided to divide what money was left in their account between the Bresson and Musson scholarships to use as the families decided.  

 

Some schools were using the Credit Recovery funds in the wrong way, (Paw Paw was not among those), so because of that schools have to show the reason students were in the class, if they were truant or failing.

 

Superintendent’s Report: 

 

 Committees 

Education – Met recently and discussed the recent MAP testing, and Progress Monitoring.  Kudo’s to Mrs. Siemers and all that helped in reading as test scores show a big improvement.   

Athletics – Met recently and talked about the new volleyball net.  Two companies came out to Paw Paw to show their nets.  It was decided to go with the company that was all inclusive, poles and net.  The Lions Club and the Village of Paw Paw TIF would be paying for this.  Also discussed was the Parent Sport meeting to be held at the beginning of next school year.   Amboy student soccer athletes and their parents would be invited also.  Discussed was cutting the time down in the gym before athletes/parents met with their respective coaches.

Transportation – new buses were discussed earlier in the Board meeting.

Building – also discussed earlier was the iFiber and the keyless entry into the building.

 

Also, Mrs. Priest informed the Board that the State Legislators considered cutting state aid to schools, but the good news was that he was informed that the District had eight new windmills on their district property, and therefore would be getting the taxes off these windmills starting in 2013.

 

Enclosures:

 

Thank you from the family of Agnes Mangan , Cathy Mangan’s mother.  Also, a thank you from Karen Vlasaty for the gift of a glass vase from the district.  Karen is retiring as school nurse.

 

Additional:   None

 

Closed Session:

 

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:30 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

 

Daryl Rosenkrans left meeting at 9:00 P.M.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:05 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0. 

 

Action Items:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the second reading of Policies 2:120, 2:120-E2, 4:170, 4:170-AP2, 4:170-AP4, 5:220-AP, 5:285, 5:285-AP, 6:50 and 6:120. 

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 5-0.  

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Soccer Co-op with Amboy School District.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 4-1.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the Illinois School Facility Sales Tax Resolution.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the employment of the HS Science teacher, Mr. Josh Sarver, at BS step 1.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the employment of the JHS Math/Science teacher, Ms. Heather Walsh, at BS step 1.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the employment of the JHS English/Language Arts Teacher, Ms. Malorie Dragonuk, at BS step 1.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the interim 8th grade volunteer sponsors, Mrs. Soto, and Mrs. Piotrowski, for the 2012 summer.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the fuel bid from Hintzsche Oil, Rochelle for the 2012-13 school year.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the bus lease from Midwest Bus Sales, Princeton at $8000.00 per year.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the agreement with iFiber.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to accept the resignation, with regrets, from Mrs. Adelmann music teacher at Paw Paw Schools

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve signing Paw Paw TIF District Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement By and Between the Village of Paw Paw, Il and Paw Paw CUSD #271.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Becky Moorehead, seconded by John Prentice, made a motion to approve the contract with CES to repair PA system.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.

 

Adjournment:

 

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorhead, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 9:02 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 5-0.