PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271
BOARD OF EDUCATION
July 15, 2013
PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER – PAW PAW, ILLINOIS
The Regular Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 Board of Education was held on July 15, 2013, in the Library of the Paw Paw Jr. / Sr. High School. The meeting was called to order by Becky Moorehead, Vice-President, serving as President Pro Tem, at 7:02 PM. Those answering roll call were: Steve Richey, Jason Penman, Chris Jones, Becky Moorehead, and Daryl Rosenkrans. Dave Lilja was absent. Also present were Acting Superintendent Charles Schneider, Dee Wheeler, District Bookkeeper, and Kim Siemers. Guest was Gloria Hoffer.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
Steve Richey, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 17, 2013. Motion passed on a 5-0 roll call vote.
Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to approve the minutes of Closed Session of June 17, 2013, as presented. “The minutes of the closed session of these meetings shall be confidential and closed to the public until such time that the Board of Education determines that it is no longer necessary to protect the public interest or privacy of an individual by keeping them confidential.” Motion passed on a 5-0 roll call vote.
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
- Approval of the Bills with late additions:
DEBT SERVICE: 41,962.50
- Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer.
- Approval of the Financial Reports as presented.
Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Gloria Hoffer of Compton addressed the Board regarding transportation issues for her two children who will be attending kindergarten this year. Mrs. Hoffer was upset because their bus could not drop her children off in Compton at their babysitter’s day care. It is school policy that buses will not drop children off out of our district.
She brought her tax bills and stated she had been paying taxes for many years and felt that the district should grant her request. Mrs. Hoffer explained that both her husband and she had work schedules that did not permit them to be at home when the children would be dropped off after school. She stated that neither one of them could afford to quit their jobs to accommodate the bus schedule. She asked that the children be dropped off at the Mendota bus stop and they could walk to the day care from there.
Mr. Schneider informed the Board that the State code did not mandate that the district establish a new route outside of the district. He also stated that both the district’s attorney and the ROE said the same thing. Mrs. Moorehead explained to Mrs. Hoffer that the district policy did not allow buses to drop off students outside of Paw Paw’s district. Mrs. Hoffer said that they had no other options or alternatives and her children would not be able to attend school if her request wasn’t granted. Mrs. Hoffer stated that she would have to pick her children up at 2:00 pm before she went to work.
Mrs. Hoffer was advised that previous requests for changing or creating a new route had been rejected by the Board. It was decided that the Board would discuss the matter in closed session, and she was invited to stay and meet with them after closed session to hear their decision.
1. Sport Cooperatives-Mr. Schneider informed the Board that he had called Indian Creek regarding a letter received asking to discuss cooperatives.
2. Extra-Curricular Disciplinary Issues-Closed Session.
3. Negotiations-Closed Session.
1. Employ Teachers -Closed Session.
2. Student Discipline Issue-Closed Session.
3. Confidentiality of Closed Sessions –It was agreed that an action item would address the decision to keep closed sessions confidential.
4. Teacher Resignations- Mr. Schneider stated that Mrs. Foose and Mr. Suttle had turned in letters of resignation. Copies were provided in the Board packet.
5. Paw Paw Certified Handbook – Mr. Schneider stated that he had e-mailed the handbook to the Board. He stated that it needs to be reviewed and approved.
Mr. Schneider reported that State had returned the Health/Life Safety Survey because our architect had missed checking a box on the application. An amendment by the architect fixed the problem and was sent back to the State. He reported that Kim Siemers had worked on and submitted the NCLB Grant to the State. Mr. Schneider reported that two boards of the gym floor were still wet and causing a problem. He said that the floor people were coming next week. He also reported that summer work was going well. The majority of the classrooms were done, and smaller projects would be worked on.
Both Mrs. Moorehead and Mr. Rosenkrans stated that at the picnic comments had been made by several people on how bad the school grounds looked. There was some discussion amongst the Board on things that needed to be taken care of.
Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to adjourn to closed session at 7:30 PM. for personnel, probable or imminent litigation. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Steve Richey, seconded by Chris Jones, made a motion to come out of closed session at 7:57 P.M. Motion passed on a 5-0 roll call vote.
Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to keep closed sessions confidential. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to employ Grace King as part-time Spanish teacher. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve teacher resignations. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Jason Penman, seconded by Daryl Rosenkrans, made a motion to approve student disciplinary action. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Motion to approve extra-curricular disciplinary action was called three times and failed. Motion died.
Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 PM. Motion passed on a 5-0 roll call vote.