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June 19, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

  PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

June 19, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

Paw Paw Elementary School – R. #9

Paw Paw, Illinois

 

            President Pro-temp, Kristel Schlorff, 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, June 19, 2017.  Those answering roll call were:  Kristel Schlorff, Jason Penman, Steve Richey, Sandra Heiman and Mark Dunklau.  Absent was Heidi McKee and Dawn Foster.  Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, Patty Torman, Karen Vlasaty, Chris Jones, Fran Eccher, Paul Strohman and Erica Surges, teachers at Paw Paw Schools, Grisel Alderson, Nicole Faber and Sue Johnston.

Approval of the Minutes:

            Mark Dunklau, seconded by Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 15, 2017, as presented.   

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

 

            Jason Penman, seconded by Mark Dunklau, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of May 15, 2017 as presented.

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

Consent Agenda Items:

Steve Richey, seconded by Sandra Heiman, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:

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

                             Ed.:              $ 133,426.27

           OP/M:             $   16,166.87

                        TRANS:              $     4,955.96

                         IMRF:              $     5,085.04

                        TORT:              $     1,600.27

           DEBT SERVICE:              $        530.00

       WORKING CASH:               $  0

                       TOTAL:              $ 161,764.41

            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: 

            No One

Items for Discussion:

  1. Old Business
  1.  Consolidation Discussion –
  2.  First Reading of Board Policies; 2:100, 3:70, 4:15, 4:130-E, 5:120, 2:30, 5:285, 5:300, 6:70,   7:100 and 8:30 – Kristel Schlorff reported that there were no changes to the policies.

 

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     New Business

            PTO member Nicole Faber, explained that the PTO would like to fundraise for new equipment for the playground.  What is there now is old and not up to current safety standards, and some pieces are broken.  They would like the Board’s blessing to go ahead with this project.    The board asked how long the piece of equipment was broken, since this past school year, and they decided to go ahead and use H/L/S money to purchase the new slide for the piece of equipment that is not usable.  This comes under the liability issue.   The board gave their blessing to raise funds for the new playground.

  1.  Approve Fuel Bid – Mr. Adcock recommended to go with AgView out of Princeton for the fuel for the 2017-18 school year.

            Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve Mr. Adcock’s recommendation to go with AgView of Princeton.

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

  1. Approve Bread Bid – the only bidder.

            Kristel Schlorff, seconded by Sandra Heiman, made a motion to approve the bread bid as presented.

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

  1.  Approve Revisions of 2017-18 Teacher Handbook – Mr. Adcock stated that he included in the Board Packet any changes that the handbook committee submitted.  All changes were essential wording while nothing of substance changed.  He has incorporated all of the changes in the handbook.

            Jason Penman, seconded by Mark Dunklau, made a motion to approve the revisions of 2017-18 Teacher Handbook.

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

  1. Approve and Adopt Prevailing Wage Resolution – It is what the Board does every June.  It says basically that we will abide by the rules of the Prevailing Wage laws of the State of Illinois.

Kristel Schlorff, seconded by Mark Dunklau, made a motion to approve and adopt the Prevailing Wage Resolution.

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

  1.   Approve District Wide Title I Plan – Regulations have changed with a new federal outlook of school funding.  One advantage is that we now automatically qualify for school-wide Title I reading program instead of the current K-6 program.  In order to go school-wide, we are required to submit a new Title I plan to the State.  Kim Siemers has been working on this for well over a month and has it ready to submit, but in order for us to submit the plan we need to have the document approved by the board.

            Kristel Schlorff, seconded by Sandra Heiman, made a motion to approve the District-wide Title I Plan as presented.

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

  1.  Approve Resignations, Extra-Curricular Positions, Volunteer Coaching Positions and Other Personnel Issues - CS

 

Administrative Report:

            We are in the middle of the Lee County Special Education Association Negotiations.  As of this date, we have been able to meet three times.  We still have not settled!

 

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             I attended the Homeless Workshop through the Administrator Academy in Sterling, IL.  As District Liaison I am required to attend these workshops. 

            I attended the IASA Northwest Region Meeting held on June 7th.  This was centered around the current state of the state; in particular funding.  I also attended the ROE 47 Admin Summit.   This also centered on the State’s lack of funding.  The guest speaker was the new Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools for Illinois.  Most comments to her was about anger and frustration over the

State of Illinois.  Although I did feel sorry for her, she was at least taking notes and promised to relay our thoughts to the State Superintendent.

            Elementary rooms are being cleared out, select floors are being stripped, walls washed down and doing some touch-up painting.  Kathy Lamb has our student help working diligently.  The only glitch has been some loose tiles in rooms where we had bad leaks, but Steve is working to make repairs.  If the tiles can’t be repaired, we may have to call in tile specialists.

 

Enclosures:  none   

Additional:  Jason Penman requested a Thank You to the Class of 2017, thanking them for their generous donation to Paw Paw Schools, including the new I-Pads.

Closed Session:

Mark Dunklau, seconded by Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for Personnel and Discussion Regarding Employment, Performance and/or Dismissal of Specific Individuals, of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:36 P.M.

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

 

Mark Dunklau, seconded Jason Penman, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:28 P.M.

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

Action Items:

Jason Penman, seconded by Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to approve a pay increase for Kathy Lamb, effective July 1, 2017

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

Steve Richey, seconded by Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to approve Extra-Curricular/Coaching Positions as amended.

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

Adjournment:

Jason Penman, seconded by Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8:30 P.M.

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