BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 29, 2016

 

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

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

Members absent:  Ackerman (arrived at 7:03pm)

High School Students of the month:  Freshman Zoe Penwell, Sophomore Taylor Swanson, Junior Marcus Burrow, Senior Garrett Mellentine.

 

Middle School Students of the quarter were recognized.

 

Petitions:  None

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Thank you notes from Rosemary and Lyle Allen, Elizabeth Jensen and Scott and Jennifer Ware.  Members Hoff and Ackerman reported on the meeting held by the Village of Pecatonica regarding the proposed Dollar General Store.  Member Hoff reported that the board had a productive annual conference.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell that the minutes of the regular meeting of October 24 and the special meeting of November 17, 2016 be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of Durand-Pecatonica Football Co-Operative Agreement.

 

Item of discussion:  Tax Levy Calendar.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:01pm.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 7, 2016

 

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

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

Members absent:  Penwell (arrived at 7:04pm)

Audience to visitors:  Nate Howard spoke in favor of the Pecatonica-Durand football cooperative.  Jason Greenberg also spoke in favor of the coop and stated he would like the home games to be split evenly between schools and playoff games to be held in Pecatonica.

 

Item of discussion:  Pecatonica – Durand Football Cooperative.  Member Don Miller explained the Football joint committee’s recommendations as follows:

The consensus of the board of education was to evenly split the home games and have the playoff games in Pecatonica.

 

Item of discussion:  Dollar General Easement:  the consensus of the board was unanimously against the construction easement (including trees) and against the storm water easement.

 

Item of discussion:  TIF district:  The unanimous consensus of the board was against the proposed TIF district.  A letter will be drafted to the Village of Pecatonica board stating the school board’s opposition.  The board of education will not object to the zoning.

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell.  Meeting adjourned at 9:04pm.

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 24, 2016

 

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

High School Students of the month:  Freshman Jenna Revell, Sophomore Katlynn Alexander, Junior Alaina Kline and Senior Jasmine Martinez

 

Petitions:  None

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Pre-conference workshop information has been forwarded to the board.  Please let Lisa know which workshops you would like to be registered for.  Thank you notes from the Melancen family and Sue Siemens.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Shere to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2016 meeting as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Miller to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Item of discussion:  Dollar General Easement.

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the Annual Financial Report as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Greene to approve a two-year bus lease with Midwest Transit as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Regular Meeting 09/26/2016 page 2 of 2)

 

Item of discussion:  Pecatonica-Durand Football Coop

Item of discussion:  TIF review

Item of discussion:  Hiring an accompanist for ten hours per week.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Hoff to appoint Steve Gorman to serve as the school district representative on the Village of Pecatonica’s Joint Review Board.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve the quote from Mechanical for work on the middle school gym heating system and Niagra/Tridium upgrades (HVAC control system).

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Hoff to cast the school district’s vote for IMRF Executive Trustee for David Miller.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Miller to approve the Air Gas contract as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to purchase the PSAT Suite of Assessments.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell.  Meeting adjourned at 10:05pm.

 

                                                                                        


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

September 26, 2016

 

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

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

Members absent:  Penwell (arrived at 7:20pm)

High School Students of the month:  Freshman Jacob Boomer, Sophomore Libby Miller, Junior Morgan Miller and Senior Dustin McKinney.

 

Budget Hearing:  The budget has been on display in the district office since August 23, 2016.  President Gorman called for public comment, there was none.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to approve the FY17 budget as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay – 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

Administrative reports

 

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Gorman to set graduation for the Class of 2017 for May 21, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Motion carried.

 

Board Communications:  Pre-conference workshop information has been forwarded to the board.  Please let Lisa know which workshops you would like to be registered for.  The Northwest Division Dinner will be Thursday October 6 and will include revisions to the bylaws.  The board received a thank you note from Rachel Hamblock’s Family.  Certificates of Recognition for the district and each building were presented to the board.

 

Audience to visitors:  Kelli Knutti ask why there were no changing tables in the concession stand restrooms and stated that bees were a problem at the football games.

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff that the minutes of the regular meeting of August 22, 2016 be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Greene to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0


(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Regular Meeting 09/26/2016 page 2 of 2)

 

Item of discussion:  High School AP tests results.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Board of Education and the Board of Trustees of Illinois Community College District No. 511 for the Running Start Program.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Approve the application for recognition of schools.

Motion carried.

 

Item of discussion:  Proposed Dollar General Store easement.

 

Item of discussion:  Hiring an accompanist for ten hours per week.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and second by Member Greene to approve personnel item 13.a.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn to closed session to discuss the appointment, 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.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the Superintendent’s contract as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 9:43pm

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

August 22, 2016

 

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

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

Members absent:  Ackerman (arrived at 7:05pm) and Shere

Petitions:  Kevin Braun (board will enter into closed session)

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Pre-conference workshop information has been forwarded to the board.  Please let Lisa know which workshops you would like to be registered for.  The board received a thank you note from Laura Wanke.

 

Audience to visitors:  Sue Siemens reported that the transportations had a surprise IDOT bus inspection on the first day of school.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the minutes of the July 25, 2016 meeting as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay – 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the Educational Support Personnel and Certified Staff Personnel handbooks as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Greene to approve the tentative budget and put it on display in the district office on August 23, 2016 and to hold a budget hearing at 7:00pm on September 26, 2016.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay – 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Regular Meeting 08/22/2016 page 2 of 2)

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Concussion protocol as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Greene to approve the purchase of four new windows for the Elementary Gymnasium.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay – 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Gorman to approve personnel items 11.a thru 11.d

Roll call vote:

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

Nay – 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn to closed session to discuss the appointment, 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.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay – 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Gorman to remove the prohibition placed on Kevin Braun from entering school district property effective on November 1, 2016.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay – 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

 A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 10:49pm