BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

December 1, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 5:05 pm.

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

Members absent:  Greene (arrived at 5:30 pm)

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Ackerman to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, Shere, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:17 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 30, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 5:49 pm.

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Shere to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:06 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 19, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 5:00 pm.

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:04 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 17, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 5:00 pm.

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

Members absent:  Ackerman

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Massingill to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

Yea - Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, Shere, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Massingill to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:17 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 16, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 7:00 pm.

Members present: Ackerman (via Zoom), Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, Shere, and Hoff

Members absent:  None

High School Students of the month.

The following students were recognized as November Students of the month:  

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you notes from Mike Reeve’s family, Mickey Hutting and Joanne Chambers.
  2. President Hoff gave an update on the Superintendent search.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. A student addressed the board regarding winter sports participation.
  2. A student addressed the board regarding playing basketball.
  3. A student asked the board to consider approving winter sports.
  4. Superintendent Faller read emails received from two students supporting participation in winter sports.
  5. President Hoff informed the board that there will be a joint meeting between ISBE, the Governor’s office, IHSA and IDPH on November 19, 2020 to discuss extracurricular activities.

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Miller that the minutes of the October 19, October 26, October 27, October 28 and November 2, 2020 meetings be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Greene to allow the bills and payroll to be paid as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

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Item of discussion:  Kendall King of Kings financial addressed the board on self-issue bonds.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to approve the resolution providing for the issue of $1,289,000 General Obligation Limited Tax School Bonds, Series 2020, of Community Unit School District Number 321, Winnebago and Stephenson Counties, Illinois, for the purpose of increasing the Working Cash Fund of said School District, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the sale of said bonds to the purchasers thereof.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff to approve board policies 2:260-AP1, 2:260-AP2, 2:265, 2:265-AP1, 2:265-AP2, 2:265-E, 4:180-AP1, 4:180-AP2.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the CollegeNow Contract for the 2021-2022 school year.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the Durand-Pecatonica Football Co-Operative Inter-Governmental Agreement.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve IMRF Executive Trustee Ballot Resolution #11162020 and cast the district’s vote for Gwen Henry.

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  Levy calendar and hearing.

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies:  5:10 Equal Opportunity and Minority Recruitment; 5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited; 5:100 Staff Development Program; 5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal; 5:220 Substitute Teachers; 5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves; 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities; 7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited


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A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Greene to authorize administration to seek school bus lease two-year bids.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Miller to authorize administration to seek an additional school van.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Greenel and seconded by Member Massingill to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

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

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, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, Shere, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:48 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 19, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library  at 7:00 pm.

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

Members absent:  Shere

President Hoff amended the agenda as follows:

High School Students of the month.

The following students were honored as October Students of the month:  Senior         Lucas        Davidson, Junior Kaiya Black, Sophomore Macy Sager, Freshman Allison McLevige

Public Hearing concerning the intent of the Board to sell $1,300,000 Working Cash Fund Bonds to increase the District’s working cash fund:

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the proposed issuance of the working cash fund bonds.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. Registration for the IASB Virtual Summit has begun.  Please let Lisa know if you would like to attend.
  2. Thank you card from Cindy Whitney
  3. FFA Newsletter
  4. Thank you letter from FHN
  5. Superintendent Search Update:

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  1. The board of education will hold a special meeting in the Middle School Library on Monday October 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm to discuss the semi-finalists with Alan Mobly.
  2. The board of education will hold special meetings in the Middle School Library on Tuesday October 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM, Wednesday October 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm and Thursday October 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm to interview the semi-finalists.
  3.  The board of education will discuss and select the Superintendent finalists, after interviews are completed, on Thursday October 29, 2020.
  1. Member Massingill informed the board that the Pecatonica Sports Association would like to enter into a formal agreement with the School District.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Sue Siemens, Director of Transportation, stated that she now has three new bus drivers and the parents have been very cooperative with drivers and staff.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller that the minutes of the September 21, 2020 be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Masssingill to allow the bills and payroll to be paid as presented.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve board policies 7:345, 7:345-AP, 7:345-AP1 E1, 7:345-AP E2, 7:345-AP E3, 2:150-AP, 2:250-E2, 2:260.

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  Scott Johnson of Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. presented the board with the district’s 10-year Life/Safety plan.

Item of discussion:  The board was updated on the first Winnebago County Health Department kitchen inspections of the school year.

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies   2:260-AP1, 2:260-AP2, 2:265, 2:265-AP1, 2:265-AP2, 2:265-E, 4:180-AP1, 4:180-AP2.


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A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Massingill to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Massingill to approve personnel as amended.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:48 pm.

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President

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Secretary


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 26, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica Community Middle School Library  at 7:00 pm.

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell (arrived at 7:03 pm), and Hoff

Members absent:  Shere

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:46 pm.

____________________________________________

President

____________________________________________

Secretary


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 27, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica Community Middle School Library  at 7:00 pm.

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell (arrived at 7:03 pm), and Hoff

Members absent:  Shere

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:46 pm.

____________________________________________

President

____________________________________________

Secretary


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 28, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica Community Middle School Library  at 6:30 pm.

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Penwell to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:03 pm.

____________________________________________

President

____________________________________________

Secretary


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 29, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica Community Middle School Library  at 6:30 pm.

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and Member Miller to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:45 pm.

____________________________________________

President

____________________________________________

Secretary


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Board Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 2, 2020

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica Community Middle School Library  at 7:00 pm.

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and Member Massingill to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  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.  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. 

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:45 pm.

____________________________________________

President

____________________________________________

Secretary