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2014-02

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

February 10, 2014

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, February 10, 2014 by David Lilja, President, at 7:00 p.m. Those answering roll call were:  Steve Richey, David Lilja, Becky Moorehead and Daryl Rosenkrans, and Chris Jones.  Absent was Jason Penman.  Also present were Superintendent Robert Priest, Principal Charles Schneider, Patty Torman, and Ms. Lisa Dubik, teacher at Paw Paw Schools, Sara Seifert and Jenny Kessler, parents of kindergarten students. 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of January 13, 2014 as presented.   

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 13, 2014 as presented.

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

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session as presented.

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented:

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

Ed.: $ 190,032.40

OP/M: $   25,699.44 

TRANS: $   12,322.56  

IMRF: $   12,326.74  

TORT: $     8,666.91 

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $ - 0 -

     WORKING CASH: $ - 0 - 

           FIRE/SAFETY: $ - 0 -  

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  TOTAL: $  249,048.05

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 

Superintendent Employment – CS.

Senior Trip – Report in Board Packet for the Senior Class that is going to Wilderness Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI.  The Senior Class has all the money they will need for this trip.  Chaperones and bus driver are all arranged and reservations have been made.

2014-15 Calendar – Mr. Priest stated there was a proposed calendar for next school year in the board packet.  Nothing is new, two weeks off at Christmas, one week for Spring Break last full week in March.  It pretty much matches IVVC’s calendar. The board can vote on that in the Action Items.

Principal’s Job Description and Contract – CS

New Business 

Emergency Days and Act of God Days – Mr. Priest told the Board that CUSD #271 is on day four for emergency days and have one day left that is already built in the calendar for the year.  If we have to call school after we have used up the built-in five days, we will have to send a waiver to the ROE, who in turn sends it to the State for an Act of God Day, if the State approves it we won’t have to make it up, we will get the State Aid for that day, unless the Board wants to cut short a break, or a day off, to make up that day(s).  Hopefully, we won’t need to do that.  Right now as it stands, promotion will be Thursday, May 29th for the 8th grade, and Friday, May 30th for High School graduation.  That will not change even if we have any more snow days.          

Kindergarten/First Grade Plans for Next School Year– Mr. Priest gave three scenarios for the current Kindergarten/First grade for next year:  1) could hire a full time teacher for the 1st grade next school year; 2) combine first and second: and 3) combine 2nd and 3rd grades.  The Board discussed pros and cons and asked the two parents in the audience if they wanted to add anything.  They understood where the board was coming from, but they added that every class deserves their own teacher.  One board member asked how long would they be combining this small 1st grade?  Mr. Priest couldn’t give a time frame, but said this class only has seven students in it and it was a financial decision.

Bus Lease – included in the Board packet was a bid from Midwest Bus Sales for leasing three new buses next school year.  One of them is a wheelchair, air conditioned 16 passenger bus, which we have to include, for our route to Dixon.  The other two buses would be route buses.

Principal’s Report:

A report was included in the Board packet.  Mr. Schneider congratulated the WYSE team for placing 3rd in the recent competition held at Kishwaukee College.  Henri Seymour qualified to move on to the competition at NIU.  Congratulations to all the students on the WYSE team.  They are under the direction of Mr. John Hoelzer.

There are 3 types of activities scheduled for the upcoming Teacher’s Institute, these will be under the direction of some of our teachers and Lee County Special Education

We will have sign-up sheets for this year’s baseball and softball teams.  It seemed we had the numbers for the baseball team but the girls didn’t seem interested in signing up for the team this year. Some of the coaches came and met with students to encourage them to sign up.   The board might want to put a number down with a deadline as we will have to let the conference know if we do not have enough girls.  The board decided a deadline of March 5th with 11 or more girls.

The Paw Paw FFA was celebrating FFA week, which starts February 17th, with many activities scheduled for that week.

Superintendent’s Report: 

Mr. Priest had nothing more to add to the board but did mention that tiles were popping up in the hallways, probably due to the weather.  Janitors will replace the tiles.

Enclosures: None

Additional:

Dave Lilja reported that he met with other board presidents from Indian Creek, Leland, and Earlville and just tossed around ideas.  

Closed Session:  

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for personnel and probable/or imminent litigations of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:45 P.M. 

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

 

Jason Penman entered the meeting at 8:44.

Jason Penman, seconded Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:48 P.M.

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

 

Action Items:

Chris Jones, seconded by Dave Lilja, made a motion to approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar as presented.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the Bus Lease agreement with Midwest Bus Sales, Princeton, as presented.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to employ Mr. Stan Adcock, as District Superintendent, per agreed upon salary and benefits

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

David Lilja, seconded by Steve Ritchie, made a motion to approve the Senior Class trip for 2014 as presented.

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

Adjournment:

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:50 P.M.

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