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2015-03

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

March 16, 2015– 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 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 16, 2015.  Those answering roll call were:  David Lilja, Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Chris Jones, and Daryl Rosenkrans. Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, Mr. Chuck Schneider, Emmylou Truckenbrod, Kristen Hickey, Niesa Jacobs, Ashley Delhotal, Madyson Aloisio, Kelly Hemphill, Cindy Hemphill, Andrew McKee, Heidi McKee, Sue Johnston, Jason Johnston, Karen Vlasaty, Brooke Grzanich, Edwina Elder, Heather Nelson, Jessica McLaughlin, Kim Siemers, and Vicky Leppanen.

Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 16, 2015.   

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Closed Session minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 16, 2015 as presented.   

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

Consent Agenda Items

Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:

    Ed.: $211,923.63  

OP/M: $23,824.12         

            TRANS: $7,100.19          

IMRF: $7,036.76            

TORT: $5,052.65           

           DEBT SERVICE: $3,082.50        

       WORKING CASH: $0.00  

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT: $0.00      

            TOTAL: $258,019.85     

B). Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as submitted by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer;

C). The Financial Reports as presented.

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented.

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

Open Forum:

Niesa Jacobs, Ashley Delhotal, and Madyson Aloisio presented the Junior Class Prom invites and the estimated prom costs. Prom is scheduled for May 16, 2015 at Kishwaukee Country Club. The Prom Walk will be in Paw Paw at 4pm. 

A group of concerned parents had questions regarding reports of classes being cut (including Music, PE, Art, and Ag/Shop) and teachers being laid-off. The Board explained that while there will be cuts made for the coming 2015/2016 school year, no classes will be eliminated. Classes may be combined and teachers could be assigned to different classes. The Board stated that there is a $170,000 deficit and the State of Illinois has not been contributing the their share of funding each year. 

Besides cutting staff and combining classes, other choices for reducing the deficit would be to raise taxes or consolidate with another school.

Steve Richey entered at 7:30pm.

Parents also asked about volunteering to fix and maintain property. Mr. Schneider said the best way is to go through the PPO. Parents are also welcome to ask Mr. Adcock or Mr. Schneider about ideas they have for volunteering their time for maintenance.

Items for Discussion

a.  Old Business

1.  Second reading and Adoption of Bullying Policy. It was discussed that here is currently no school policy asking students for their IDs and passwords, however, that option would be pursued if an incident of cyber-bullying occurred. 

2. Dave Lilja read the presentation and consideration of Working Cash Bond and Refunding of Previous Bonds.

b.  New Business

 Possible Reduction-In-Force for 2015-2016 - CS

Approval of IHSA Membership for 2015-2016 – Mr. Adcock stated that there is no cost for this only a signature is needed. The school cannot compete without membership.

Discussion of Graduation Ceremony and possible Presenters – Mr. Adcock had said he will be a presenter for HS. Additional speakers were still needed for JH.

Principal’s Report:

Paw Paw Schools placed in the High School Academic Bowl for the third year in a row.

PARCC testing on day one presented some glitches due to a Java update on the pc’s, but it has now been a success. Make-ups will be done for absent students.

The Senior Winter Awards will be on Weds March 18th. Following the awards will be a Senior Trip meeting. Senior Trip will be on March 20th. The 8th grade class trip sponsors are looking at the Wisconsin Dells or another indoor destination. Mr. Schneider will speak with sponsors about dates.

Serena hosted the Band Festival this year on March 14th.

Mr. Schneider asked if anyone wanted to speak about FFA auction. Niesa Jacobs said that while attendance was down this year, they still did very well.

The High School Musical had steady numbers on all 3 days. Thanks to the Hoelzer Family and Travis Kemmerer for putting it all together.

The JH Spelling Bee is on March 17th at Indian Creek with Zac Clayton representing Paw Paw. Mrs. Marks has done a great job organizing the Spelling Bee.

The Athletic Committee meeting was on March 16th. The Lions Club Volleyball Winter League, Queens of the Court, donated $1000 towards the purchase of softball uniforms.

Superintendent’s Report:

Bus Lease – The expected delivery of 2 new buses is in September. The lease company said the school can extend or renew the current lease. Mr. Adcock will try to get the current buses as loaners instead of renewing or extending leases.

Enclosures: Thank You from the Ross Family for the stepping stone.

 

Additional:   None.

 

Closed Session:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:51 P.M.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:31 P.M.

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

Personnel (5ILCS 120/2 Paragraph 1)

Probable or imminent litigation (5ILCS 12/2 Paragraph 11)

Action Items:

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve and adopt Bullying Policy 7:180. 

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve Resolution of Intent to Issue, not to exceed $1,000,000 of Funding Bonds to pay claims against the District. 

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

Chris Jones, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve IHSA Membership for 2015-2016.

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

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve elimination of the part-time elementary custodial position and restructure two remaining maintenance/custodial positions to a first shift (6:00-2:30) and second shift (1:30-10) with duties and responsibilities split accordingly, and approval of associated reduction in force of part-time custodian.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to Approve Reduction of K-12 Lunch Periods from Three to Two with Corresponding Reduction in Preparation and Supervision Staff to Accommodate a One-Hour Reduction in Duties.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 5-1 (Penman abstained).

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to Approve Reduction of HS Spanish Position from .5 to .25 FTE

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to Approve Reduction of HS Business Position From 1.0 to .5 FTE

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

Chris Jones, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to Approve Reduction In Force (Elimination) of ES Physical Education Position 1.0 FTE.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to Approve Reduction In Force (Elimination) of Agriculture Education Position 1.0 FTE.

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to Approve Reduction In Force (Elimination) of Elementary Education Position 1.0 FTE.

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

Chris Jones, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to Approve Reduction In Force of (Elimination) Special Education Position 1.0 FTE.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to Approve Reduction In Force of Jr. High ELA/Social Studies Position 1.0 FTE and Resolution Regarding Associated Reduction In Force of Jr. High ELA/Social Studies as a Result of Bumping Rights for other RIF position.

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

 

Adjournment:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 9:39 P.M.

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