BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 23, 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

High School Students of the month were recognized:  Freshman Isabella Hillary, Sophomore Madelina Batista, Junior Emaly Kersey, Senior Morgan Miller.

Petitions:  None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. Pre-conference workshop information has been forwarded to the board.  Please let Lisa know if your would like to be registered for a workshop.
  2. Thank you note from the Hoff family and the Berg family
  3. Thank you note from St. Mary’s Church
  4. The district will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration on Friday, November 10 at the Middle School.  Local veterans have been invited to attend.

Audience to visitors:  None

        

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the September 25, 2017 meeting 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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Penwell to approve board policies 5:110, 5:120, 5:130-AP, 5:140, 5:210, 5:220E, 5:230, and 6:190.

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  Senate Bill 1947 Education Funding review.

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 5:270-E, 5:285, 5:285-AP, 5:300, 5:320, 6:70, 6:70-AP and 6:185

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Greene to cast the district’s IMRF Trustee vote for Stephanie Helms.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0


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A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to approve the intergovernmental lease agreement with the Winnebago Special Education Cooperative.

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 Penwell to approve personnel as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:10pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

September 25,, 2017

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

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

Members absent: Hoff, Penwell (Arrived at 7:20pm)

President Gorman amended the agenda under new business to include:  Accept the donation for $4,000 from ThermoFisher for use on maintenance and repairs of the Little Indian Playground.

High School Students of the month were recognized:  Freshman Toby Craft, Sophomore Jesse Topper, Junior Cora Huckabee, Senior Briahna Meyer.

Budget Hearing:  THe budget has been on display in the district office since August 22, 2017.  President Gorman called for public comment, there was none.

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

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Miller, Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

Petitions:  None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. Pre-conference workshop information has been forwarded to the board.  Please let Lisa know if your would like to be registered for a workshop.
  2. Northwest Division dinner will be on Monday October 2 at CedarStone Banquets, Polo, IL.  Please let Lisa know if you are interested in attending.
  3. Thank you card from the Rosenkrans family and Tunak family.

Audience to visitors:  None

        

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Shere that the minutes of the August 21, 2017 meeting be approved as presented..

Motion carried.

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

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Miller, Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Miller to approve board policies 4:60AP4, 4:60AP4E1, 4:130-E, 4:180, 4:180AP1, 4:180AP2, 5:70 and 5:80.

Motion carried.


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A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Title I Plan.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Miller, Penwell, Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 5:110, 5:120, 5:130AP, 5:140, 5:210, 5:220E, 5:230, and 6:190

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Penwell to increase the certified substitute full day rate to $85.00 for up to 15 days and $105.00 for more than 15 days.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Miller, Penwell, Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the resolution authorizing the purchase of real property of 3.65 acres located contiguous with the southeast corner of the high school property on Jackson Road, Pecatonica, Illinois for $55,000.00

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Miller, Penwell, Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Greene to accept the donation of $4,000 from ThermoFisher to be used for maintenance and repair of the Little Indian Playground.

Motion carried.

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

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Gorman, Greene, Miller, Penwell, Shere

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 7:32pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

August 21, 2017

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

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

Members absent: None

President Gorman moved closed session to before Personnel.

Petitions:  None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you note from the Hasselman Family
  2. Pre-conference workshop information has been forwarded to the board.  Please let Lisa know if your would like to be registered for a workshop.

Audience to visitors:  Susan Siemens updated the board on the bus routes for the new school year.  Brenden Schultz thanked the board for their support in the FHA greenhouse presentation.

        

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve the minutes of the July 24,, 2017 meeting 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,Greene, Hoff, Miller, Penwell, Shere and Gorman

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Hoff to approve the ESP and Certified Staff Handbooks as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve board policies 8:30, 8:70, 8:95AP, 8:100, 2:100, 3:70, 4:15 and 4:15AP

.

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  Choral accompanist.


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A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Greene to hire Cari Ernzen as choral accompanist for an annual stipend of $4350.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to approve the tentative budget and put it on display until the September 25, 2017 budget hearing.

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 4:60-AP4, 4:60-AP4, E1, 4:130-E, 4:180, 4:180-AP1, 4:180-AP2, 5:70, 5:80

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Greene 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 the placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0        

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 9:17pm.