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.

 

 

 

                                                                               


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

March 27, 2017

 

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

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

Members absent:  Greene

President Gorman convened the public hearing on the Drivers’ Education Waiver:

                Explanation by administration

                Comments by the Board of Education

                Public Comment – there was none

                Public hearing adjourned

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Hoff to approve the application for Drivers’ Education Waiver.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

Petitions:  None                

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Thank you notes from the family of John Degrote and from Elementary Teacher Kim Peterson.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the February 27, 2017 meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Penwell and seconded by Member Miller to approve board policies 4:60, 4:60AP1, 4:60AP3, 4:110, 4:170AP5, 4:175, 4:175AP1.

Motion carried.

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 5:100, 5:125, 5:185, 5:190, 5:190AP, 5:190E1, 5:190E2, 5:190E3, 5:250, 5:250AP.

 

 


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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the purchase of Envisions Math for $22,925.24 for the Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Hoff to approve a three-year agreement with Athletico for athletic training services.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the engineering costs of $8,200 for the Middle School Parking Lot.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Miller to approve the Annual Sequential Numbers for Hazardous Transportation as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff to approve the 2018-2019 school calendar as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to renew the district’s membership in the Illinois High School Association.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Miller to hold Eighth Grade Promotion on May 25, 2017.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Penwell to allow administration to seek joint bids with the Durand and Winnebago School Districts for food, milk and bread for the 2017-2018 school year.

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

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A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn to closed session to discuss collective negotiating matters between the District and the employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees, the placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students and the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the District including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired.

Roll call vote:

Yea – Ackerman, Gorman, Hoff, Miller, Penwell 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 10:03pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

February 27, 2017

 

Vice-President Sally Hoff called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library.

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

Members absent:  Gorman

High School Students of the month:  Freshman Madalyn Fitzanko, Sophomore Joseph Hennessy, Junior Meghan Salamon, Senior Amelia Rehberg.

 

Petitions:  Jennie Wiegert thanked the board for the opportunity to participate in the College Now program.              

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  The Northwest division dinner meeting is at Eastland Jr. /Sr. High School in Lanark on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00pm.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell that the minutes of the January 23, 2017 and February 6, 2017 meetings be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Hoff to approve board policies 2:120, 2:200 2:200AP, 2:220-E1, 2:220-E5, 2:220-E6, 2:220-E7, 2:220-E8, 2:250-AP2, 2:250-E2.

Motion carried.

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 4:60, 4:60AP1, 4:60 AP3, 4:110, 4:170 AP5, 4:175, 4:175 AP1

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to approve the College NOW Terms of Agreement for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

Item of discussion:  Middle School parking lot.

 

Item of discussion:  Middle School Life Safety Projects 2018.

 

 


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 A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the Pecatonica/Durand Football Coop team name Rivermen.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the Pecatonica/Durand Football Coop team colors of Durand Blue and Pecatonica Vegas Gold.

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman 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, 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 other matters relating to an individual student.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 10:08pm.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

February 6, 2017

 

 

President Steve Gorman called the student disciplinary hearing to order in the Pecatonica CUSD 321 District Office Conference Room.

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to enter into closed session to discuss student disciplinary cases.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay- 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Miller to uphold the recommendation of one-year expulsion with alternative school placement for Student A.  However, if Student A successfully completes this semester at the Regional Alternative school with passing grades and no disciplinary actions, Student A will be allowed to return to Pecatonica High School in the fall of 2017 and will remain on probation for the balance of the one-year expulsion period.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay- 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:33pm.