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2015-08

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

August 17, 2015

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 17, 2015 by Becky Moorehead, President, at 7:01 p.m. Those answering roll call were:  Jason Penman, Chris Jones, Becky Moorehead, Daryl Rosenkrans and Heidi McKee.  Absent was Steve Richey.  Also present were Superintendent Mr. Stan Adcock, Principal Charles Schneider, Patty Torman, and Mr. Strong, teacher at Paw Paw; Glen Stewart, Sue Johnston, Grisel Alderson, Niesa Jacobs, Angela Lampson, Tim and Kristy McNally and Mrs. Karen Vlasaty.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 20, 2015 as presented.   

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Special Board Meeting Minutes of July 27, 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 July 20, 2015 as presented.

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

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

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

    ED: $ 459,084.11

OP/M: $ 47,573.69  

DEBT SERVICE: $ 185,765.61   TRANS: $ 95,108.15    

IMRF: $ 130,044.02  

CAPITAL PROJECTS: $ 7,039.38

        WORKING CASH: $ 686,995.18

TORT: $ 15,007.76   

FIRE SAFETY: $ 4,033.71 

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  TOTAL: $ 1,630,651.61

 

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:  

Glen Stewart introduced himself and said he was in front of the board to ask permission to pick up the desks and chairs that were on the outside of the garage that are to be thrown away or sold.  He would donate them to the Midwest Methodist Church which in turn could ship them overseas, wherever the need.  After a short discussion the board was more than happy to give them over to Mr. Stewart to be donated as long as he picked them up.

Niesa Jacobs spoke to the Board on behalf of the group ACTS.  They wanted to have a bonfire the night of September 18th, only students attending PPHS would be allowed to attend.  The chaperones would be members of ACTS.  Also, they wanted to do a “duck throw” at the home volleyball, boys and girls basketball games.  Guests to home games will “purchase” a duck from the ACTS table.  ACTS will have the ducks numbered and when purchased will write down the name of the purchaser beside the number of the duck.  Ducks would be purchased for $1.00.  At half time or between games, a target will be put out in the center of the floor.  Any duck that lands on the target will receive 50% of the pot that is collected that night.  If there is a tie that evening’s pot will be split.  The board had a short discussion and said they will talk more in executive session and then vote on it.  They thanked Niesa for her presentation. 

Items for Discussion:

Old Business 

Second Reading and Approval of Home School Athletic Participation Policy 7:40 – Mr. Adcock said they looked at this at the previous meeting, as required by law it is being presented again and the Board will vote on it.

New Business

Discussion of Excess Property Sale and Guidance given by Board (tour of building) – We have a lot of excess equipment/desks in the storage shed (garage) behind the school.  We had summer help removed, sort and clean the items and prepare them for your review.  Most of the items are old, broken or out of date for use.  You can offer the equipment up for sale at auction, have a garage sale, silent bids, donate items to charity or just scrap some or all of it.  The decision is yours. 

Discussion of Lawn Maintenance Options – We are in need of some repairs, replacement or lawn care professionals.  It will take some time to get the figures together for lawn care professionals. 

Discussion of Custodial Coverage and Options – With Steve being out indefinitely we have to look at the custodial coverage.  Kerry has agreed to take over the hours of Steve and Kathy Lamb has agreed to work the rest of the day.  We may have to hire a part time custodial help.  There will be more to come on this.

 Approve Resignations, Extra-Curricular positions and Volunteer Coaching Positions - CS 

 Approve Employment of Kindergarten and First Grade Positions – CS

 Approve District Certified Staff Handbook – Same as last year, with no changes.

Approve District Certified Staff Evaluation Plan – We have worked on this since last spring before school was out.  Mr. Schneider did a very good job of compiling this so it meets both contractual and legal obligations.  A thank you needs to go out to Blake Strong and Kevin Hendley who served on the committee with us and put in a lot of time and effort.  This is what the teachers will be evaluated with and is full of information.

Principal’s Report:  

Mr. Schneider reported that registration went well and the building is ready for students.  Enrollments as of now are:  K-5, 82 students; 6-8, 49 students; and 9-12, 66 students, for a total of 197. 

We have been invited back to the Stateline Bowl, which is on October 1.  He will talk to Mr. Hoelzer about it.   

Athletic Committee met earlier and as of now there are only 10 or 11 students signed up for Jr. High Soccer and no coach.  We have until Friday, August 21st to decide if we have going to have soccer.  Mrs. Gisel Alderson, who was in the audience and said she would coach if they brought up the 5th graders.  Her son was in 5th grade and then she would be able to see him play.  The Board did a straw vote and the vote was 3-2 in favor of having the 5th grade brought up.

Superintendent’s Report: 

Mr. Adcock said he met with all the teachers today and told them that this year they were going to focus on being positive!!

Negotiations are ongoing with Lee County Special Education.  It has slowed up a bit but they have not settled as of today, “I have had to make many trips to Dixon for these negotiations since there are only 2 schools in it, us and Dixon,” stated Mr. Adcock.  When they are concluded I will bring that back to the board to vote on it.

Enclosures:

None.

Closed Session:

Jason Penman, 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 7:49 P.M. 

Motion passed unanimously by a voice vote.

 

Jason Penman, seconded Chris Jones, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:35 P.M.

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

 

Action Items:

Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the Home School Athletic Participation Policy 7:40.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 4-1, Heidi McKee voting no.  

Chris Jones, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Tiffany Williams, Kindergarten teacher.

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

Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the employment of Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Ashley Stahl and 1st grade teacher Mrs. Kim Gudmunson for the 2015-16 school year.

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

Chris Jones, seconded by Heidi McKee, made a motion to approve the extra-curricular positions and volunteer coaching positions.  See attachment.

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

Heidi McKee, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the District Certified Staff Handbook.

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

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the District Evaluation Plan.

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

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 8:49 P.M.

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