BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

June 26, 2017

 

President Steve Gorman called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library.

Members present:  Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Members absent:  None

Amended Budget hearing:

 

President Gorman called for public comment, there was none.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Hoff  to approve the amended budget as presented.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

Petitions:  None

 

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Joint Annual Conference is November 17 – 19, 2017, registration and reservations have been made.  Information on workshops should be available by mid-July.
  2. Thank you note from the family of Dorothy Carson.

 

Audience to visitors:  Sue Siemens informed the board that Midwest Transit has been sold.

                

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell that the minutes of the regular meeting of May 22, 2017 be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Greene that the bills and payroll be allowed and paid.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

Item of discussion:  Title I waiver.

 

A motion was made by Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve board policies 6:310, 6:340, 7:15, 7:30, 7:50, 7:60, 7:60-AP1, 7:60-AP2, 7:60-AP2E1, 7:60-AP2E2, 7:60-AP2E3, 7:70.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement as presented.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Here to approve the Prevailing Wage Ordinance as presented.

Motion carried

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of Student and Activities Handbooks

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to appoint Nancy Collalti as District Treasurer for fiscal year 2018.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the NW Illinois Association ballot as presented.

Motion carried.

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 7:250, 7:260, 7:270, 7:270AP1, 7:305, 7:305AP, 7:310, 7:310AP, 7:315, 7:340, 7:340AP1, 7:340AP1E1, 7:340AP1E3, 7:340AP1E4

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve personnel as presented.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Shere to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.

 

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

May 22, 2017

President Steve Gorman called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library.

Members present:  Gorman, Greene, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Member absent:  Ackerman (arrived at 8:00pm)

High School Students of the month were recognized, freshman Haley Baker, sophomore Paula Cimino, junior Adam Greene, senior Maddie Baer.

Item of discussion:  Agenda addition – Middle School Parking Lot.

Petitions:  None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. The end of the year staff lunch will be on Friday May 26 at 11:00am in the high school commons
  2. Thank you letter from student.

Audience to visitors:  Chris Johnson spoke on the College Now qualifications.

        

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell that the April 24, 2017 regular meeting minutes and May 1, 2017 special meeting minutes be accepted as presented.

Motion carried

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller that the bills and payroll be allowed and paid.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve board policies 5:260, 5:280, 5:330, 6:15, 5:40, 5:50, 5:140, 5:140AP, 6:145, 6:160, 6:170, 6:170AP1, 6:170AP1E1, 6:170AP1E2, 6:170AP2, 6:170AP2E1 as presented.

Motion carried

Item of discussion:  High School Greenhouse.

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to seek quotes for the Middle School Parking lot.

Motion carried.  

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to amend the budget to put on display and to hold a budget hearing on June 26, 2017 at 7:00pm in the high school library.

Motion carried


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A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Hoff to approve the Title I draft of 20% school schoolwide proposal.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the bid for bread from Pan O Gold, milk bid from Muller’s and food bid from Gordon’s Food Service.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to accept the fuel bid from Blake Oil.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the resolution authorizing a memorandum of understanding with the Winnebago County Special Education Cooperative and the memorandum of understanding.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to approve the purchase of a server for $10,477.00.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Hoff to approve the purchase of new Chromebooks for $91,593.38.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Gorman to approve a 60 month copier lease with Marco.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0


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A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to approve the donation of the old server and ten chromebooks to the Village of Pecatonica.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 6:310, 6:340, 7:15, 7:30, 7:50, 7:60, 7:60AP1, 7:60AP2, 7:60AP2E1, 7:60AP2E2, 7:60AP2E3, 7:70

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to approve personnel as presented.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Shere to enter into closed session to discuss the employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity.  However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this Act and collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees, and the placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students.

Roll call vote:

Yea –Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 10:03pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Special Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

May 1, 2017

 

President Steve Gorman called the special meeting to order in the District Office Conference Room.

Members present:  Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Audience to visitors:  None

 

President Gorman administered the oath of office to Bridget Penwell.

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to amend the agenda to include personnel and hire Olivia Barnec as choral teacher.

Roll call vote:

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

 A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to hire Olivia Barnec as choral teacher.

Roll call vote:

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 7:39pm.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

April 24, 2017

 

President Steve Gorman called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library.

Members present:  Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Member absent:  Penwell

Middle School Students’ of the quarter were recognized.

High School Students of the month were recognized, freshman Margaret Sager, sophomore Lindsey Davison, junior Ryan Bullock and senior Sara Lenz.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to approve the minutes of the March 27, 2017 meeting as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Ackerman to appoint Superintendent Faller as president pro-tem.

Motion carried.

 

Superintendent Faller administered the oath of office to all present board members.

 

Superintendent called for nominations for the board of education president.  Member Miller nominated Steve Gorman.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

President Gorman called for nominations for the board of education vice-president.  President Gorman nominated Sally Hoff.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

President Gorman called for nominations for the board of education secretary.  Member Hoff nominated Kim Greene.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

The board of education established regular meeting dates to be the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00pm unless that date conflicts with a holiday.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to appoint Steve Gorman to the Winnebago Special Education Cooperative Governing Board.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to appoint Bob Ackerman to serve as the delegate to IASB.

Motion carried.

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Petitions:  None

 

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

 

  1. Please let inform Lisa if you will be attending High School Graduation on Sunday May 21 and how many seats you will need reserved.
  2. Reminder to submit your economic interest statement by May 1.  You should have received an email from the Winnebago County Clerk’s office.
  3. The Annual John Flynn Community Clean-Up Day was Saturday April 15.
  4. 2017 IASB call for resolutions.
  5. The District Office will begin summer hours on Monday June 5 thru August 11.  Office hours will be 6:30am to 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday.  The District Office will be closed on Fridays.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

                

A motion was made by Member Shere that the bills and payroll be allowed and paid.

Roll call vote:

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

Item of discussion:  The district’s application for a Drivers’ Education Waiver has been received and approved.

 

Item of discussion:  The district has received its first 2016-2017 Mandated Categorical Special Education payment.

 

A motion was made by Penwell and seconded by Member Miller to approve board policies 5:100, 5:125, 5:185, 5:190, 5:190AP, 5:190E1, 5:190E2, 5:190E3, 5:250, 5:250AP.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Hoff to grant administration permission to go out for joint fuel bids for the 2017-2018 school year.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and second by Member Miller to approve the Final School Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Hoff to purchase a new school van via the Ford Fleet/State Bid for $25,437.56.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Greene to grant administration permission to seek teachers for summer middle school, elementary extended school year and summer bridges.

Motion carried.

 

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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Shere to approve registration fees for the 2017-2018 school year as presented.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

Item of discussion:  FFA Greenhouse proposal.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Greene to approve the lunch and snack milk fees for the 2017-2018 school year as presented.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Shere to approve the Illinet/OCLC Services Program renewal agreement for FY18.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 5:260, 5:280, 5:330, 6:15, 6:50, 6:60, 6:140, 6:140-AP, 6:145, 6:160, 6:170, 6:170-AP1, 6:170-AP1E1, 6:170-AP1E2, 6:170-AP2E1

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to approve personnel as presented.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Ackerman to enter into closed session to discuss the employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity.  However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this Act and collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees, and the placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students.

Yea – Ackerman, Greene, Gorman, Hoff, Miller and Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Shere to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 10:00pm.