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December 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

December 18, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.

Paw Paw High School Media Center

Paw Paw, Illinois

 

            President Heidi McKee 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, December 18, 2017.  Those answering roll call were:  Heidi McKee, Kristel Schlorff, Jason Penman, Steve Richey, Sandra Heiman, and Mark Dunklau.  Absent was Dawn Foster.  Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock and Patty Torman.  Also, Karen Vlasaty, liaison for newspapers, Mrs. Gudmunson, Mrs. Stahl, Mrs. Kreiser, elementary teachers, Grisel Alderson, Mary Mendoza, Amber Edwards, Bev Schrader, Nicole Faber  and Sue Johnston.

Heidi McKee, seconded by Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 20, 2017 as presented.  

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

Jason Penman, seconded by Mark Dunklau, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of November 20, 2017 as presented.

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

 

            The Consent Agenda was postponed until Dawn Foster could make it as she had a question.

 

Mark Dunklau, seconded by Heidi McKee, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:

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

                         Ed.:          $ 173,336.76

        OP/M:           $ 18,331.64

                       TRANS:         $ 9,996.90

                          IMRF:          $ 5,753.15

                         TORT:         $ 12,130.23

CAPITAL PROJECTS:        $  - 0 -      

      WORKING CASH:        $  - 0 -

           FIRE/SAFETY:         $  - 0 -                                                           

       DEBT. SERVICE:        $  - 0 -

                     TOTAL:         $ 219,548.68     

            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, 6-0.

 

Open Forum – None

 

Dawn Foster entered at 7:11 p.m.   She had a question about the teacher’s luncheons, were they approved by Mr. Adcock, he said yes.

 

Items for Discussion

  1. Committee Report(s) – Athletic Committee Sports Co-op - the board and Mr. Adcock were sent an email from Earlville School District, that they would take only soccer and baseball but nothing else!  This came as a complete surprise as the talks about co-oping all sports with Leland and Earlville were going along just fine.  Leland didn’t know anything

 

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about this.  After much discussion it was decided to look elsewhere where they could

co-op all sports.  It was decided to inquire of Indian Creek.

  1. OPTERA and Trane Facilities Evaluation Update:  Mr. Adcock stated that he would look for a third evaluation from someone entirely different.

 

a.         Old Business

                1.    Goal Setting Discussion – the Board decided they wanted a special meeting, with the  public’s input, to decide on Board Goals and the School District Goals.  Monday,                                                    January 8, 2018, 6:30 pm, in the board room, elementary wing.  It will the published in  the last shopper of the year as there isn’t a paper in the week prior to the meeting. 

                2.    Drug Testing Policy Introduction - Got a letter from the district’s attorney, describing the policy and process as well as the recommended policy.  As you can see, this is very                        complicated and lengthy.  Because the policy is involved Mr. Adcock wants to offer the  board the opportunity for input and/or the community input as well.

 

  1. New Business
  1.  Approval of the 8th Grade Field Trip – Mrs. Mendoza, 8th grade sponsor, spoke to the board.  She stated that the 8th grade voted on a day trip, 6:30 am – 8:30 pm, to Kalahari Water Park, Wisconsin Dells and then eat at the Pizza Hut in Janesville on the way home.  This is an indoor waterpark so that would eliminate bad weather.

            Sandra Heiman, seconded by Mark Dunklau, made a motion to approve the plans for the 8th grade field trip as presented.

            Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote, 7-0.

  1. Approval of Home School Student Band Participation – Heidi McKee stated she felt funny voting on this as they had a student, with the previous board, who was home schooled and petitioned the board for approval to play soccer, the previous board voted no.   This student has an older brother who is in our school as a freshman.  This student will be starting here next year as a 6th grader.  Although we do not typically  consider non-enrolled students to participate in extra-curricular activities this is a unique situation and benefits both parties involved

Mark Dunklau, seconded by Sandra Heiman, approved the Home School Student

Band participation.

             Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote, 7-0.

  1.  Approval of Sharing High School Ag Spanish and PE Classes with Earlville.

No motion was made.

  1.  Approval of Student Early Graduation – CS
  2.  Approve resignations, extra-curricular positions and volunteer coaching positions and other Personnel Issues - CS)

 

Administrative Report:    

 

            All of the outdoor lighting has finally been repaired or replaced by Ficek Lighting.  They have been replaced with the new LED lights and actually provide light in that area.

            The Paw Paw CUSD App is up and running, please go to the App Store and download it.  Our social media sites are also up and running but we are just beginning to post.

            We have received our first and second monthly checks for the 1% sales tax.  As the amount we receive depends on the amount of revenue generated, these check amounts will fluctuate.

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            Mrs. Moorehead, 3rd grade teacher, has adopted and which she has overseen for many years.  The program takes donations of shoes and sends them to less fortunate people in need in countries around the world, particularly Africa.  This year the elementary school held a contest to see who could donate the most shoes.  A pizza party was awarded to the first grade class who collected 183 pairs.  They were followed very closely with 148 pairs donated by the second grade class. So far she has close to 1000 pairs of shoes that were donated.

            One of the biggest issues in the daily routine at Paw Paw Elementary is whether to send students outside for recess.  The elementary teachers have adopted the standardized scale Child Care Weather Watch which gives temperature recommendations for such questions. 

 

Enclosures: None

 

Additional:  None

 

Closed Session:

 

Kristel Schlorff, seconded by Dawn Foster, made a motion to adjourn to closed session of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 8:10 P.M., to consider employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees; student disciplinary case and other matters related to individual students; collective bargaining; and for the purpose of discussing litigation when an action against, affecting, or on behalf of the particular public body and been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal (5ILCS120/2(c)(1).   

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

 

Jason Penman, seconded Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to come out of closed session at 9:58 PM.

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.

           

Action Items:

 

Sandra Heiman, seconded by Kristel Schlorff, made a motion to approve Jaron Todd as volunteer coach as presented. 

 Motion passed by a roll call vote, 7-0.

 

Mark Dunklau, seconded by Sandra Heiman, made a motion to approve student early graduation, Jacob Kerwin.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote. 7-0.

 

Adjournment:

 

Heidi McKee, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 10:00 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 7-0.