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.

 

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

Motion carried.

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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.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

January 23, 2017

 

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

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

Members absent:  Shere

Middle School Students of the Quarter were recognized.

 

High School Students of the month:  Freshman Madelina Batista, Sophomore Nicole Burrow, Junior Makenzie Kunkel, Senior Kaylene Cuthbertson.

 

President Gorman added two items to the agenda:

                12. Personnel:

                            Hire Misty Craft as Middle School paraprofessional

                            Hire Andrew Boehler as assistant track coach

 

Petitions:  Winnovations gave a power point presentation.              

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Thank you note from Deb Bardell, the Alex family and the Forde family.  Northwest Division dinner is March 2, 2017 at Eastland Junior-Senior High School.

 

Audience to visitors:  Cindy Klinger, representing the Pecatonica Lions Club, complimented the school art programs and announced that middle school students have won the Peace Poster contest for the past two years.

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller that the minutes of the December 19, 2016 and January 7, 2017 meetings be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

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

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 Hoff to approve board policies 2:125, 2:125-E1, 2:125-E2, 2:125-E3, 2:220, 2:220-E2, 2:220-E3, 2:220-E4, 4:55, 4:80, 4:80-AP, 5:60, 5:60-E1, and 5:60-E2.

Motion carried.

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 2:120, 2:200, 2:200-AP, 2:220-E1, 2:220-E5, 2:220-E6, 2:220-E7, 2:220-E8, 2:250-AP2, 2:250-E2.

 

Item of discussion:  Mandated categoricals for FY17.


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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the personnel with the agenda additions.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff 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 and discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(21).

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 Gorman to not release the closed minutes of the past six months and to keep them closed.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Miller to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 10:02pm.

 

 


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.