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2013-08

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

August 19, 2013

Paw Paw High School 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 called to order on Monday, August 19, 2013 by David Lilja, President, at 7:00 p.m. Those answering roll call were:  Steve Richey, Jason Penman, David Lilja, Becky Moorehead and Daryl Rosenkrans.  Absent was Chris Jones.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Charles Schneider, Patty Torman, and Mrs. April Moorehead, teacher at Paw Paw Schools, Mrs. Pat Brummel Ag Teacher and Justen Penman, officer of the Paw Paw FFA.  

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 15, 2013 as presented.   

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of July 29, 2013 as presented.

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

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

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

Ed.: $ 165,256.70

OP/M: $   27,889.54  

TRANS: $     8,147.32    

IMRF: $     6,936.67   

TORT: $     5,684.35 

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $ - 0 -

     WORKING CASH: $ - 0 - 

           FIRE/SAFETY: $ - 0 -  

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  TOTAL: $  213,914.58

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, 5-0.

Open Forum:  

None

Items for Discussion:

Old Business 

Sports Cooperatives – Indian Creek School District was to hold their school board meeting later.  Mr. Schneider will follow up with Dr. Rockwood about the possibility of co-oping sports.

Extra-Curricular Disciplinary Issues – CS

Based on Attorney’s Guidance Reconsider Parent Transportation Denial Appeal - CS 

New Business 

Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement with Paw Paw Education Association for School Years 2013-2014; 2014-2015 as presented – the Association came to a tentative agreement, which was presented to the Board.  If the Board votes to accept it then it will be good for two years.          

FFA presentation concerning the FFA’s agenda for the year – Mrs. Brummel and Justen Penman spoke on behalf of the FFA.  Justen went over the calendar for the 2013-14 school year highlighting events that would involve the public.  Mrs. Brummel told the Board that the FFA was teaching the students leadership skills and attending the state convention and meetings helped teach the students about leadership.  Also, she applied for an FFA grant and the more that FFA does, the more money they will receive from the grant, i.e. building a website; meat judging, soil judging, etc.  The Board thanked them both for attending and explaining what they would be doing this school year.

2013-2-14 salaries for non-certified employees – if the Board would ratifiy the Teacher’s Contract the Board could then vote on the salaries for non-certified employees.  It was recommended a 1.5% increase.

Principal’s Salary for 2013-14 – the Interim Superintendent was recommending an increase of $2400.00, which is in the Board packet.

Bus Driver’s/Extra Curricular Resignations – Cathy Hall resigned as a bus driver for District #271. Mary Dodaro submitted her resignation as the Special Education route driver, but still wanted to keep her name on the list to do any extra-curricular driving.

Employ bus drivers - CS

Employ personnel for extra-curricular positions - CS

Appoint head teacher for the elementary school – Interim Elementary Principal Mr. Priest suggested that the Board appoint a head teacher for the times he wasn’t going to be in the building.  He recommended Mrs. Kim Siemers at an increase of $2400.00.  

Approve contract for interim superintendent – was included in the Board packet.

Principal’s Report:

It was a great first day with 99% of students registered.  The bus routes went well, we met the Monday after registration to decide on routes and bus drivers were encouraged to call everyone on their route.  Enrollment at the end of the first day was K-12, 228 students. 

Mr. Schneider also reported on the week before school started.  There was great leadership during the institute days with teachers taking the role of teaching to all the staff members about CORE.   Mr. Schneider also mentioned that Mrs. Siemers took charge of the orientation days for new teachers and did a great job.

Nick Kesler, of Paw Paw, voluntarily cleaned out behind the school shed and was just about done.  A Paw Paw resident donated items to the school that his company was going to dispose of soon.  Those items consisted of many office supplies.  Mr. Schneider thanked him for thinking of the school because he doesn’t have children in the building.  He was going to send a thank you to the Clover Company for these items, also thank you are to go to Nick Kesler, to Wayne and Toni Pierce for donating some food items and to Daryl Rosenkrans who grilled bratwursts, at his expense, for the staff during one of the institute days. Bus drills would take place on the upcoming Wednesday, bus refresher course was scheduled for Thursday of this week and the Student Council was holding a blood drive in the elementary gym on Thursday also.  We have two foreign exchange students this year, Sena from Turkey staying with the Mendoza family and Pauline from Germany, who is staying with the Schnabel family.

As far as numbers go for the fall sports schedule, they were alright in the high school, but Jr. High needed more boys for the soccer league so they included the 5th grade boys. Also, Paw Paw is hosting a soccer tournament at the high school level.

 

Superintendent’s Report: 

Interim Superintendent reported that the Governor signed into law that schools have to have catastrophic insurance coverage for students.  We have insurance with Caywood and Associates to cover this.  We have to prove to the IHSA that we do have it.  Also, Mr. Priest about the problems with the I-Fiber, which was to be installed 1 ½ years ago, we do not have it!  They promised we would have access by the end of October.  The board asked if the District’s attorney could send a letter to that affect, Mr. Priest said he would see to it that Walt’s office did this.

Enclosures: None

Closed Session:  

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for personnel and probable/or imminent litigations of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:44 P.M. 

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

 

Jason Penman, seconded Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:07 P.M.

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

 

Action Items:

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to ratify the Collective Bargaining Agreement for school years 2013-2014; 2014-2015 as presented.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the non-certified salaries as presented.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve interim superintendent’s contract as presented.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to employ Mrs. Kim Siemers as head teacher for the elementary school.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to accept the resignations of Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Dodaro and to employ Mr. Steve Williams to drive one of the special education routes.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to employ personnel for extra-curricular positions;   Ms. Emily Owens Jr. High Soccer, Mr. Kevin Hendley 8th grade boys basketball, Mr. Blake Strong 7th grade boys basketball, Mrs. Pam Marks elementary spelling bee and Ms. Lisa Dubik, yearbook.  List enclosed.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, motioned to designate Mr. Schneider as HS/JHS Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, motioned to approve the Principal’s salary for the 2013-14 year as presented.

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

Adjournment:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:15 P.M.

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