BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education Retreat

Pecatonica CUSD 321

January 7, 2017

 

 

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

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to visitors:  None

 

Items of discussion:

                Finance

                Technology

                Buildings and Grounds

                Curriculum Director

                School Reports

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Ackerman 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 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.

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell to honorably dismiss football coaches Eric Bergin, Koree Blackful, Kyle Nolen and Chad Knutti.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay – None

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn at 1:01pm.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

December 19, 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 Madelyn Laage, Sophomore Ashton Kendall, Junior Christopher Herbig, and Senior Allie Greene

 

Public hearing on 2016 Tax Levy

                President Gorman called for public comment, there was none.

                A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Shere to                           approve the Certificate of Tax Levy as presented.

                Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Petitions:  None

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Annual board retreat will be on January 7, 2017 at 8:30am in the district office conference room.  Note from Representative Brian Stewart.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the 11/28/2016 regular meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Penwell 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

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Durand-Pecatonica Football Co-Operative Agreement as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Item of discussion:  Easement Agreement with the Village of Pecatonica and Millco DG Pecatonica, LLC for perpetual water  line easement and temporary construction easement.

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 2:125, 2:125E1, 2:125-E2, 2:125-E3, 2:220, 2:220-E2, 2:220-E4, 4:55, 4:80, 4:80-AP, 5:60, 5:60-E1, 5:60-E2, 5:60-AP (delete), 5:60-E (delete).

 

(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education meeting 12-19-2016                                          page 2 of 2)

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to approve the three year agreement with Jostens for the high school yearbook.

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 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 Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to enter into 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 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.

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.

 

 


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.