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2015-07

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

July 20, 2015 – 7:00 P.M.

Paw Paw High School Media Center

Paw Paw, Illinois

President Becky Moorehead called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 to order at 7:03 P.M. on Monday, June 16, 2014.  Those answering roll call were:  Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Steve Richey, Chris Jones, and Heidi McKee.   Absent was Daryl Rosenkrans.  Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, Principal Chuck Schneider, Patty Torman, Jeff Svendsen, FFA sponsor, Ashley Delhotal and Danyelle Levan, FFA members and Mr. Roger Essman, head coach high school soccer..   

Approval of the Minutes:

Steve Richey, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 21, 2015.   

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of June 21, 2015 as presented.

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

Consent Agenda Items:

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items:

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

     Ed.: $42,709.20 

OP/M: ($13,909.95)     

            TRANS: $69,685.25       

  IMRF: $102,586.01              

  TORT: ($22,418.30)             

            DEBT SERVICE: ($4,396.23)     

   CAPITAL PROJECTS:  $7,036.15 

        WORKING CASH:              $680,062.60

               FIRE SAFETY:               $2,195.81

            TOTAL: $863,550.54    

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:  

Jeff Svendsen, FFA sponsor, Ashley Delhotal and Danyelle Levan, officers of FFA, was in front of the board asking permission to attend the Illinois State Fair, August 18 and the Farm Progress show on September 2nd.  They were also asking the use of a school bus for these trips, with Mr. Svendsen driving.  Board President Becky Moorehead said they would enjoy the State Fair, thanked them and said the board would discuss it in executive session and vote on it tonight. 

 

Roger Essman, High School soccer coach, was in attendance to talk about the soccer program allowing home schooled kids to participate in the soccer program, or any program.  He stated that Paw Paw needed numbers and this would be a good thing for any program in the school, if they would allow home schooled children to participate.  The board said it was on the agenda to talk about but some board members expressed their opinion, why should Paw Paw allow home schooled children to participate in extra -curricular activities, doesn’t this affect IHSA rules and we want the children in our schools, that there is a monetary advantage to the District if they attended?  Mr. Essman stated that one of the home schooled children was attending the summer soccer and seemed to know his way around soccer.  Mr. Essman wanted the board to know his opinion on home schooled children.

Items for Discussion:

Old Business

First Reading of Home School Athletic Participation Policy 7:40. – this is just a first reading, the Board can make any changes to it and they have to decide if they want to allow home schooled children to attend any extra-curricular activities

New Business 

Approve Three-Year Certified Staff Contract with PPEA – CS

Approve Non-Certified Staff Raises as Presented – CS

Discussion and Approval of FFA Planned Trips– Mr. Svendsen asked for the use of bus for the August 18 trip to the State Fair and the Sept. 2 trip to the Farm Progress Show.

Discussion of Half-Time Business Position - CS.

Approve Attendance of Foreign Exchange Student(s) – A possible foreign exchange student would be staying with the Mendoza family, board needs to approve going to our school.

 Approve Resignations, Extra-curricular positions or Volunteer Coaching Positions - CS

Principal’s Report:  

Mr. Schneider reported that the summer work was progressing.  A new floor in two of the classrooms and hallway will be completed this week, as will the coating on the high school gym.  A new foreign exchange student wants to attend the high school this year.  The Mendoza family will be hosting that student.

ACT scores are in with Paw Paw exceeding the state average.

Superintendent’s Report: 

We have heard from the State that we are on the warning list and we will have to submit a deficit reduction plan to them. 

If anyone wants to go to the meeting at Rochelle Township High School on August 4th, to hear Ralph Martire speak, please let Mr. Adcock know as he will be attending.

 

The Board will need to have a special meeting before the next board meeting to discuss items that were talked about with the Transportation Committee.  Heidi McKee spoke on that committee meeting.  Mrs. McKee and Daryl Rosenkrans talked to two of the regular route bus drivers and stated it can be broken down to two routes for the 2015-16 school hear.  Currently they have three regular routes.  The Board needs to vote on that since it wasn’t on the agenda for tonight’s board meeting.  It was decided the Board would meet Monday, July 27th, 2015, 6:00 pm.

Enclosures:

Schedule of yearly board meetings was enclosed.

 

Additional:   

None.

Closed Session:

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:50 P.M.

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:10 P.M.

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

Action Items:

Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the Three-Year contract with 

the PPEA.

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the FFA trips as presented. 

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

Jason Penman, Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the attendance of the Foreign Exchange student(s) at PPHS for the 2015-16 school year.

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Rebecca Keene, as Social Worker for the District.

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

Heidi McKee, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the non-certified pay raises, 1.5%.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 4-0. Jason Penman voted present.  

Adjournment:

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:13 P.M.

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