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BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

June 21, 2022

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller (via Google Meets) and Hoff

Members absent: None

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Massingill to amend the agenda to include under Petitions - Steve Leathers from Lynx Golf Course and in Personnel - Accept the resignation of Middle School Special Education Teacher Lisa Jurkovic.

Motion carried.

Petitions:

  1. Steve Leathers - Lynx Golf Course

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you notes from retiring staff Tammy Durand, Connie White, Cindy Whitney and Diana Wiemer.
  2. Joint Annual Conference registration has been mailed.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the minutes of the May 15 and May 24, 2022 meetings.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to accept the bid for fuel for the 2022 - 2023 school year from Conserv FS.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

 


(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, June 21, 2022   Page 2 of 3)

Item of discussion:  Exploring a contract with Conserv FS

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the Dual

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill to approve reimbursement of COVID-19 dates to all staff regardless of vaccination status.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

Item of discussion:  Proposed payment of student fees in regards to Public Act 102-0727 and consider language to put in extra curricular and student handbooks.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Greene to approve board policies 6:180 (Extended Instructional Programs), 6:220 (Bring Your Own Technology), 6:300 (Graduation Requirements), 6:310 (High School Credit for on-District Experiences), 6:320 (High School Credit for Proficiency), 6:340 (Student Testing and Assessment Program), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:30 (Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer)

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the FY23 ILLINET/OCLC Group Services Program Renewal Agreement.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of extra curricular and student handbooks.  

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Ackerman to increase snack milk fees to $.50 for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies  6:180 (Extended Instructional Programs), 6:220 (Bring Your Own Technology), 6:300 (Graduation Requirements), 6:310 (High School Credit for on-District Experiences), 6:320 (High School Credit for Proficiency), 6:340 (Student Testing and Assessment Program), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:30 (Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer)

Item of discussion:  Fiscal Year 2023 Board of Education regular meeting dates


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A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to appoint Nancy Collaltti as District Treasurer for fiscal year 2023.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Greene 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, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

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

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Jacobs to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:23 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

May 31, 2022

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller (via Google Meets) and Hoff

Members absent: Huttenlocher

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to amend the agenda to include Title I Schoolwide Programming

Motion carried.

Audience to Visitors:  None

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  to discuss collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement as presented and the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the Title I Schoolwide Programming Waiver as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill to adjourn.

Motion carried.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

May 16, 2022

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Miller (via Google Meets) and Hoff

Members absent: Massingill (arrived at 7:14 pm)

High School Students of the month were recognized.  Freshman Vanessa Wishard, Sophomore Joshua Salamon, Junior Natalie Herbert,  Senior Quinten Roush

Petitions:

  1. Steve Leathers - Lynx Golf Course

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you note from the family of Linda Buss
  2. The June board of education meeting will be on Tuesday June 21, 2022 due to the Juneteen holiday observation on Monday June 20.
  3. Please let Lisa know if you will or will not be attending graduation on Sunday May 22,  also how many seats you need reserved.
  4. The end of the year staff luncheon will be on Friday May 27 at noon in the high school commons.  This year we will be honoring retiring staff Tammy Durand, Connie White, Cindy Whitney and Diana Wiemer.  Please attend if you are able.
  5. Thank you note from the Pecatonica Women’s Club

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Transportation Director Sue Siemens talked about bus unloading issues at the middle school.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the April 18, 2022 meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0


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A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Greene to approve Technology purchases as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the 2022-2023 School Calendar as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve board policies Second reading and approval of board policies 5:220 (Substitute Teachers), 5:260 (Student Teachers), 6:15 (School Accountability), 6:20 (School Year Calendar and Day), 6:50 (School Wellness), 6:120 (Education of Children with Disabilities), 6:130 (Program for the Gifted), 6:135 (Accelerated Placement Program) as presented.

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Jacobs to allow administration to seek Joint Fuel Bids with Winnebago CUSD 323, Pecatonica Fire District and Pecatonica Township.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the Dual Credit Memorandum of Understanding with Rock Valley College.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the middle school’s enrollment in the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA).

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Huttenlocher and seconded by Member Greene to approve the final School Calendar for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the 2023 - 2024 School Calendar as presented.

Motion carried.

(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, May 16, 2022   Page 3 of 3)

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies  6:180 (Extended Instructional Programs), 6:220 (Bring Your Own Technology), 6:300 (Graduation Requirements), 6:310 (High School Credit for on-District Experiences), 6:320 (High School Credit for Proficiency), 6:340 (Student Testing and Assessment Program), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:30 (Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer)

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

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Massingill to approve personnel as amended to include hiring Jana Loofboro as DIrector of Student Services.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Massingill to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:13 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

April 18, 2022

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Members absent: Miller

High School Students of the month were recognized.  Freshman Anna Munson, Sophomore Marshal Groves, Junior Jaden Gocken and Senior Bailey Leif.

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. District Office summer hours

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Deb Runte, President of the Winnebago County Fairboard, asked the board to not approve a 2022-2023 calendar that would have students starting the week of the fair.
  2. Nicole Lilja asked that the 2022-2023 school calendar have students start after the fair.
  3. Michelle McCage also spoke regarding the 2022-2023 school calendar and asked that students not start until after the fair.
  4. Paul Shippy addressed the board regarding the financial impact on the Winnebago County Fair if students start during fair week and also the traffic congestion.
  5. Alicia Piper addressed the board regarding not starting the school year until after fair week.
  6. Alicia Piper and Beth Bolen addressed the board regarding students potentially missing the first few days of school if school starts during the fair.
  7. James McCabe addressed the board regarding kids missing out on fair jobs if school starts the week of the fair.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the March 21, 2022 meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.


(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, April 18, 2022   Page 2 of 3)

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Acklerman to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to accept the bids from Muller’s, Pan O Gold and Sysco Baraboo for food products for the 2022-2023 school year.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  2022-2023 School Calendar

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to increase Elementary Nurse Julie Cook’s hourly pay to $23.00/hour.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve board policies 5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 5:100 (Staff Development), 5:120 (Employee Ethics; Conduct; and Conflict of Interest), 5:125 (Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct), 5:150 (Personnel Records), 5:185 (Family and Medical Leave), 5:200 (Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal), 5:210 (Resignations)

Motion Carried

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Massignill to administer COVID sick time reimbursement in accordance with Illinois state law.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - Huttenlocher, Jacobs

Motion carried 4-2

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the Running Start Contract for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, April 18, 2022   Page 3 of 3)

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the quote from Area Mechanical for the Middle School HVAC System as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 5:220 (Substitute Teachers), 5:260 (Student Teachers), 6:15 (School Accountability), 6:20 (School Year Calendar and Day), 6:50 (School Wellness), 6:120 (Education of Children with Disabilities), 6:130 (Program for the Gifted), 6:135 (Accelerated Placement Program)

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 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.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Ackerman  to approve personnel items 13. a. thru 13. d. as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:56 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

March 21, 2022

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Members absent: Miller

A presentation was made by Winnovation.

High School Students of the month were recognized.  Freshman Zayne Hoffman, Sophomore Madison Wilson, Junior Kaleb Keller, Senior Bryce Fitzanko.

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you note from the Lolling Family, Forde Family and the Adam Holder Family.
  2. The NW Division Dinner meeting will be on Wednesday April 6.
  3. High School Musical Funding

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill  that the minutes of the February 22, 2022 meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to hold Eighth Grade promotion on Thursday May 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the High School Gymnasium.

Motion carried.


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A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Hoff to approve board policies 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure; 3:40 Superintendent; 3:50 Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent; 3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal; 4:60 Purchases and Contracts; 4:80 Accounting and Audits; 4:110 Transportation; 4:120 Food Services; 4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs; 4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds as presented.

Motion Carried.

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

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement with Winnebago CUSD 323 as outlined for one year.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Jacobs to renew the district’s membership in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) for the 2022-2023 school year.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve the InterState Studios Contract as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 5:100 (Staff Development), 5:120 (Employee Ethics; Conduct; and Conflict of Interest), 5:125 (Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct), 5:150 (Personnel Records), 5:185 (Family and Medical Leave), 5:200 (Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal), 5:210 (Resignations)


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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 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.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve personnel items as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Huttenlocher and seconded by Member Jacobs to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:04 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

February 22, 2022

Vice-President Massingill called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 7:00 pm.

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Members absent: Hoff

High School Students of the month were recognized.

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you card from the family of James Wilcox
  2. The Northwest Division Spring meeting will be held April 6, 2022

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Cari Smith spoke regarding concerns on COVID-19 masking and also curriculum
  2. Serenity Almond regarding concerns with a middle school teacher
  3. Andrea Tipton regarding concerns with a middle school teacher
  4. Rick Yee spoke regarding COVID-19 mitigations and mental health effects on children
  5. Andrea Tipton read a letter regarding masking and treatment of children

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Greene to approve the minutes of the January 18, 2022  meeting as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, February 22, 2022   Page 2 of 3)

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve the quote from Garaventa for approximately $60,000 for the wheelchair lift at the Elementary School.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller to approve board policies 2:150 (Committees); 2:220 (School Board Meeting Procedure); 4:170 (Safety); 4:175 (Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications); 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment); 5:20 (Workplace Harrassment Prohibited); 5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria); 5:50 (Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace; E-Cigarette, Tobacco, and Cannabis Prohibition)

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  COVID-19 mitigations by Superintendent Carlson

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Miller to amend the “Return to School Plan” to make masks optional in all school buildings.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure; 3:40 Superintendent; 3:50 Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent; 3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal; 4:60 Purchases and Contracts; 4:80 Accounting and Audits; 4:110 Transportation; 4:120 Food Services; 4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs; 4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds


(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, February 22, 2022   Page 3 of 3)

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

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

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

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Huttenlocher and seconded by Member Jacobs to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:08 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

January 18, 2022

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

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

Members absent: Huttenlocher

High School Students of the month:

Freshman Emma Daly

Sophomore Colton Vinger

Junior Zachary Linder

Senior Thomas Standard

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. The district will undergo a Technical Assistance Visit from the Regional Office of Education on February 10.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the minutes of the December 20 2021 and the January 8, 2022 meetings as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, January 18, 2022   Page 2 of 3)

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Greene to approve the second reading and approval of board policies 4:165 (Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming Behaviors); 5:250 (Professional Personnel Leaves of Absence); 5:330 (Educational Support Personnel Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays and Leaves); 6:60 (Curriculum Content); 7:20 (Harrassment of Students Prohibited); 7:70 (Attendance and Truancy); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment)

Item of discussion:  Negotiations

A motion was made byMember Massingill and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the destruction of closed meeting recordings prior to July 1, 2020.

Motion approved.

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 2:150 (Committees); 2:220 (School Board Meeting Procedure); 4:170 (Safety); 4:175 (Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications); 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment); 5:20 (Workplace Harrassment Prohibited); 5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria); 5:50 (Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace; E-Cigarette, Tobacco, and Cannabis Prohibition)

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by 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 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.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


(Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting, January 18, 2022   Page 3 of 3)

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill to approved personnel items as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:39 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

January 8, 2022

President Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica District Office Conference Room at 8:09 am.

Members present: Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Miller and Hoff

Members absent: Greene and Massingill

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None  

Item of discussion:  Buildings and Grounds update by Superintendent Carlson.

Item of discussion:  Mid–year budget update by Superintendent Carlson

Item of discussion:  Negotiations

Item of discussion:  Board Policy updates, specifically curriculum mandates

Item of discussion:  Building principals shared their projections and/or needs

A  motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to adjourn.  Motion carried at 11:45 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

December 20, 2021

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

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

Members absent: Huttenlocher and Jacobs

High School Students of the month:

Freshman Tori Bahr, Sophomore Lily Baer, Junior Piper Swiss and Senior Grace         Sommerio

Presentation of Annual Financial Report by Jerry Funk of Wipfli

Public Hearing on annual 2021 Tax Levy:

        President Hoff asked for public comment, there was none.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Ackerman to adopt the Certificate of Levy as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you note from the families of Peg Facklam and Sandra Haynes.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Sue Siemens stated that she is a member of the Village of Pecatonica Planning and Zoning Committee and she will inform the board of new business as she finds out.  

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2021 meeting as presented.

Motion carried.


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A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve the contract for the CollegeNow program for the 2022/2023 school year as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 4:165 (Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming Behaviors); 5:250 (Professional Personnel Leaves of Absence); 5:330 (Educational Support Personnel Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays and Leaves); 6:60 (Curriculum Content); 7:20 (Harrassment of Students Prohibited); 7:70 (Attendance and Truancy); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment)

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by 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 and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve Personnel item 15.A.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Massingill and Seconded by Member Miller to approve Personnel items 15.B thru 15. F as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0


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A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to accept the resignations of High School Volleyball Coach Jessica Berg, Assistant Football Coach Jerry Fortson, Middle School paraprofessional Kelly Liebgott and High School paraprofessional Angie Janssen.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve Personnel Item 15.h.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Massingill to approve Personnel item 15.i. as presented.

Roll Call Vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A  motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:32 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 15, 2021

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

Members present: Ackerman, Hoff, Huttenlocher, Jacobs and Miller

Members absent: Greene, Massingill (arrived at 7:05 pm)

President Hoff called for a moment of silence to honor the memory of Kindergarten Teacher Crystal Brauer.

President Hoff made an agenda addition:  13. Personnel f. Speech Pathologist

High School Students of the month:

Freshman Liam Swiss; Sophomore Aaron Sutterfield; Junior Macy Sager; Senior Ryan Barrick

Petitions:

  1. Julie DePuy-Hartline

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Update on Olson Parking Lot Dedication - Spring of 2022
  2. Joint Annual Conference Update

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Massinginll to approve the angled stone and brass marker in memory of Alan Olson for the middle school parking lot.

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None  

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by MemberMiller to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2021 meeting as presented.

Motion carried.


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A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the bills and payroll as amended.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  The December board meeting/Levy hearing will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00 pm in the High School Library.

Item of discussion:  Levy Calendar

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to Make the TRS Supplemental Savings Plans available to certified staff in January 2022.

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  Superintendent Carlson made the board aware of pending legislation providing mandatory paid leave for COVID-19 related absences.

A motion was made by Member Miller 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.

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Massingill to approve Personnel as amended.

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Jacobs to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:23 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

October 18, 2021

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

Members present: Greene, Hoff, Huttenlocher, Jacobs and Miller

Members absent: Ackerman, Massingill (arrived at 7:16 pm)

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Miller to amend the agenda to include personnel item 12.d. Accept the resignation of Elementary Custodian Marie Lane.

Motion carried.

High School Students of the month:

Freshman Andrew Kottke, Sophomore Aryana Statum, Junior Theresa Gasparini, Senior Trent Hetland.

Petitions:

  1. Justin Bryant - Eagle Scout Project

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve Justin Bryant’s Eagle Scout project as presented.

Motion carried.

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Update on Olson Parking Lot Dedication
  2. President Hoff inquired about the schools’ Veterans Day Celebration

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None  

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2021 meeting as presented.

Motion carried.


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A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Miller to approve the bills and payroll as amended.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Hoff to move the Teacher Evaluation schedule ahead by one year.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Jacobs to Grant the Village of Pecatonica permission to remove the tree on the south side of the Middle School for the turn-lane project and also grant permission for the Village of Pecatonica to access the bike path on the northwest side of the High School Property (approximately 5 feet) for the installation of a new water main.  The Village of Pecatonica will replace the tree at the middle school and there will be no cost to the school district for either project.

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  Move the December 20, 2021 board meeting to the January 8, 2022 Board retreat and move the January and February regularly scheduled meeting dates to the following Tuesday to accommodate school holidays.

A motion was made by Member Huttenlocher and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the pursuit of purchasing a used activity bus for approximately $43,500.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Jacobs 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, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to approve Personnel as amended.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Greene to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:55 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

September 20, 2021

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

Members present: Ackerman, Hoff, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, and Miller

Members absent: Greene

High School Students of the month:

Freshman Morgan Sommerio, Sophomore Steven Butterfield, Junior Kylie Longnecker and Senior Madison Carlson.

Budget Hearing:

A tentative budget has been on display in the district office since August 17,                 2021.  President Hoff called for public comment, there was none.  

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve the FY22 budget as presented.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank You note from Kim Shrader.
  2. Member Miller discussed dedicating the Middle School Parking lot to Alan Olson.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Sarah Austin-Carroll spoke regarding her student’s mask being wet and dirty, and hopes that teachers will be paying attention to this.
  2. Sue Siemens spoke regarding a time capsule at the middle school in memory of late teacher Dan Thompson
  3. Dawn Lucas spoke about commemorating the 20 year anniversary of the building of the high school building.  

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Mssingill to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2021 meeting as corrected.

Motion carried.

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A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  Student Representatives

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by 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, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

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

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:16 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

August 16, 2021

Vice-President Massingill called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 7:00 pm.

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, and Miller

Members absent: Hoff

Member Miller addressed the board regarding the verbal abuse he had received after the August 4, 2021 special meeting.

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you notes from the families of Lyle Christen and Craig Peterson.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. A member of the public spoke out against Governor Pritzker’s mask mandate.
  2. A member of the public expressed concerns regarding the psychological effects on children who are forced to wear masks.
  3. Sara Maines spoke in support of Member Miller.

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Miller to approve the minutes of the July 19, July 26 and August 4, 2021 meetings.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Greene to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Student, Activity and Certified and ESP Staff handbooks as presented.

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  Superintendent Carlson addressed the board on the tentative FY22 Budget.


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A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller to approve the Principal Evaluation Tool as presented by Superintendent Carlson.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the School Wide Title I Waiver as presented.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve Personnel as presented.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:34 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Emergency Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

August 4, 2021

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Members absent: None

Petitions:

  1. None

Board Communications:

  1. President Hoff thanked Member Miller for his work on the Little Indian Playground.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Rick Yee asked the board what the consequences would be for students who do not wear masks and spoke against a mask mandate.
  2. Dustin Melancen asked what other options would be available for students who will not wear masks.
  3. Kate Larsen spoke in support of a mask mandate for students and also asked if there was support, in case of a shut down, for students who have poor or no internet access.
  4. Elizabeth asked what sports would look like if there was a mask mandate and also stated that she felt masks should be a freedom of choice.

Item of discussion:  Superintendent Carlson presented the board with the executive order from Governor Pritzger mandating masks in public schools.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to approve Superintendent Carlson’s recommendation approving a new return to school plan with the mask mandate as outlined in Executive Order #18 by Governor Pritzker.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - Jacobs, Huttenlocher

Motion carried 5-2

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Greene to update Board of Education Policy 7:40 to include the middle school and waive the first reading of the middle school and student activity handbook to align with the updated policy.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0


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A  motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by member Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:48 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

July 26, 2021

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

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

Members absent: Huttenlocher

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. None

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the intergovernmental agreement with Dakota School District for Boys Soccer.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to approve personnel as presented.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller to approve the return to school plan with masks optional.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by member Massingill to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:47 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

July 19, 2021

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

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

Members absent: Huttenlocher

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. If you have not already done so, please let Lisa know what pre conference workshops you would like to register for at the Joint Annual Conference in November 2021.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Beth Schnizlein presented the board with information regarding masks.

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the June 21 and June 28, 2021 meetings be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller to approve the bills and payroll as presented.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Student, Activity and Certified and ESP Staff handbooks as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the Illinet/OCLC Services Program Renewal Agreement for FY22.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


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A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Massingill to renew and update the Pecatonica/Durand Intergovernmental Agreement to include boys and girls soccer.  This excludes football, which is a separate agreement.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Greene to approve the IHSA Cooperative Team Agreement with Durand for Boys Soccer.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Ackerman to approve the Intergovernmental and Real Estate Agreement between the Village of Pecatonica and the Board of Education.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the additional concrete work to replace the remaining older sidewalk at the Middle School.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Massingill, and Miller

Nay - 0

Motion carried 4-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Greene 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 and 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21) to discuss 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.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


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A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Massingill to approve personnel items 12.a thru 12.d and 12.f.

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to keep closed minutes for fiscal year 2021 closed.

Motion carried.

A  motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by member Massingill to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:37 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

June 28, 2021

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Miller and Hoff

Members absent:  Massingill

Petitions:

  1. None

 

Board Communications:

  1. None

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Jacobs to approve the Intergovernmental license agreement for paving between the Village of Pecatonica and the Pecatonica CUSD Board of Education.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried at 6:19 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

June 21, 2021

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

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Members absent:  None

Amended budget hearing:  President Hoff called for public comment, there was none.

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

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you notes from the Alan Olson family, Liz Himes and Andrea McGrew

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Sarah Austin Carroll spoke regarding new ISBE rules and regulations.
  2. Sue Siemens reported on the new school buses being received and one of the school vans needing repair.

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Jacobs that the minutes of the May 17, 2021 meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill that the bills and payroll be allowed as paid as presented.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0


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A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Massingill to award the bid for fuel for the 2021-2022 school year to Conserv FS.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to proceed with an IHSA soccer program.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller to approve the resolution abating the Working Cash Fund for $800,000.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to cast the district’s vote for the two uncontested candidates for the Northwestern Illinois Association Board seats.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Jacobs and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Rock Valley College and the district for Dual Credit for the 2021-2022 school year.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Miller to approve the quote by Area Mechanical for the high school boiler replacement using ESSER2 Funds.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Huttenlocher and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the quote from Crescent Electric for the high school gym and parking lot lights.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Hoff to dedicate the new middle school parking lot in memory of former Building and Grounds Director Alan Olson.

Motion carried.


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Item of discussion:  First reading of student and extracurricular handbooks

Item of discussion:  First reading of certified and educational support staff handbooks.

Item of discussion:  FY22 Board of Education Meeting dates

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller to appoint Nancy Collaltti as district treasurer for fiscal year 2022.

Motion carried.

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

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to approve personnel items 13.b. thru 13.f as presented.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Massingill to approve Superintendent Faller’s recommendation for administrative and support staff salary increases.

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Massingill, Miller and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:02 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

May 17, 2021

Vice-President Brent Massingill called the regular meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 7:00 pm.

Members present: Ackerman, Greene, Jacobs, Miller and Hoff

Members absent:  Hoff, Huttenlocher (arrived at 7:05 pm)

High School Students of the month.

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

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. IASB call for resolutions
  2. Joint Annual Conference is scheduled for November 19-21, 2021.
  3. The end of the year staff lunch will be on Tuesday June 1 at 11:00 am in the High School Commons.  We will be honoring the following retiring staff members Brenda Weires, Liz Himes and Bill Faller.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Carie Daly, High School Math Teacher, proposed lowering the threshold for ISP from 80% to 75%.
  2. Cory Jacobson spoke regarding soccer.

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller that the minutes of the April 19 and April 24, 2021 meetings be approved as corrected.

Motion carried.

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

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Miller and Massingill

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


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Item of discussion:  Pecatonica Sports Association Agreement was tabled.

Item of discussion: High School Principal Todd France updated the board on soccer.

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Ackerman to amend the budget to put on display and hold a public hearing on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm in the High School Library.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Huttenlocher to approve the final calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Miller to authorize administration to seek fuel bids jointly with Winnebago CUSD 323, Pecatonica Fire Protection District, Pecatonica Township and the Village of Pecatonica.

Motion carried.

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

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Huttenlocher, Jacobs, Miller and Massingill

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Jacobs to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:05 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

April 19, 2021

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

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

Members absent:  Ackerman (arrived at 7:01 pm), Shere

High School Students of the month.

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

Recognition of retiring board members Bridget Penwell and Wayne Shere.

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you notes from Bob Oseid and Dave Myers.
  2. The Board Retreat will be on Saturday April 24 at 8:00 am beginning in the high school library.
  3. The District will begin summer hours on Monday June 7 thru August 20.  The District office hours will be 6:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday.  All school buildings will be closed on Fridays.
  4. The board of education will be hosting a drive-thru retirement reception for Supt. Faller on Friday May 28 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm on the east side of the high school.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. Jennifer Sacia asked the board for an update on soccer.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller that the minutes of the March 15 and March 29 meetings be approved as presented.

Motion carried.


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A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman 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 Greene to approve the Alternate Bid 2 for the Middle School parking lot project for $61,000.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the quote for an additional 155 feet of pavement on High School Drive for $32,100.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  Elementary and Secondary Digital Equity grant approved for $79,751.00.  This grant will purchase 29 SMART Boards

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the Cooperative Intergovernmental Agreement with Byron Community Unit District #226 for the swim team for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 school year.

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 renew the district’s membership in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) for the 2021-2022 school year.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve personnel 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 Massingill and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:21 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education Retreat

Pecatonica CUSD 321

April 24, 2021

President Sally Hoff called the special meeting to order in the Pecatonica High School Library at 8:00 am.

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

Members absent:  Penwell and Shere

A motion was made by President Hoff to appoint Superintendent Faller as president pro-tem.

Motion carried.

Superintendent Faller administered the oath of office to all board members.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Ackerman to nominate Sally Hoff as president of the board of education.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Ackerman to nominate Brent Massingill as vice-president of the board of education.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Miller to nominate Kim Greene as secretary of the board of education

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Miller to establish that the regular meetings of the board of education will be held on the third Monday of each month and in the High School Library unless otherwise noted.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Hoff to appoint Don Miller to serve as the board of education’s IASB delegate.

Motion carried.

Petitions:

  1. None


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Administrative Reports

 

A  motion was made by Member Massingill and seconded by Member Miller to adjourn.  Motion carried at 11:56 am.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

March 29, 2021

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

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

Members absent:  Massingill, Shere

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Ackerman to amend the agenda adding 9.6 Hire Laura Vanous as High School Special Education Teacher.  

Motion carried.

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, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Penwell to approve personnel items 9.1 thru 4 and 9.6.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell to approve the resolution for dismissal of an Educational Support Personnel employee for reasons other than reduction in force.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 5-0

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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to approve the building permit for the Middle School Parking Lot project.

Motion carried.

A  motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:39 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

March 15, 2021

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, Shere, and Hoff

Members absent:  Penwell (arrived at 7:06 pm)

High School Students of the month.

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

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

 

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Massingill to set the date for Eighth Grade Promotion for Thursday May 27, 2021.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to approve transportation for High School Summer School Students to the Regional Office of Education Program (Summit Academy).

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you note from Micki Hutting
  2. School Board election is Tuesday April 6.
  3. President Hoff stated that she had attended the NW Division Meeting and notified the board that HB7 (school district consolidation) is being revisited.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None


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A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Greene that the minutes of the February 15, 2021 meeting be approved as corrected.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Ackerman 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

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to approve board policies 6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students; 6:315 High School Credit for Students in Grade 7 or 8; 6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency; 6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program; 7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students; 7:140 Search and Seizure; 7:300 Extracurricular Athletics; 7:325 Student Fundraising Activities

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  Village of Pecatonica President Bill Smull and Nick Berry discussed the wellhouse located on school district property and also road work on high school drive.

Item of discussion:  Member Hoff recused herself from voting on awarding the middle school parking lot project bid due to a family member’s employment by the lowest bidder.

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Penwell to accept from Northern Illinois Service Company the base bid of $472,900 and alternate bid #1 for $151,600, to hold the alternate bid #2 for $61,000 and reject alternate bid #3 for $75,900 for the middle school parking lot project.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  Superintendent Faller reported that the district had received $14,639.40 from the Pecatonica Education Foundation.  

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the annual sequential numbers for hazardous transportation.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0


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A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Shere to approve the quote replacing the high school bleacher seats and handrails as presented for fiscal year 2022.

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 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 Miller 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 Shere and seconded by Member Penwell to adjourn.  Motion carried at 9:29 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

February 15, 2021

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

Members present: Greene, Miller, Penwell, and Hoff

Members absent:  Ackerman (arrived at 7:02 pm)

High School Students of the month.

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

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. NW Division Virtual Meeting Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  Please let Lisa know if you would like to register.
  2. Board retreat with incoming and outgoing Superintendents on Saturday April 24, 2021 at 8:00 am.
  3. Safety concerns at Elementary School.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller that the minutes of the January 18, 2021 meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0


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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to approve board policies 5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria; 5:190 Teacher Qualifications; 5:270 Employment At-Will Compensation, and Assignment; 6:15 School Accountability; 6:20 School Year Calendar and Day; 6:40 Curriculum and Development; 6:280 Grading and Promotion

Motion carried.

Item of Discussion:  First reading of board policies 6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students; 6:315 High School Credit for Students in Grade 7 or 8; 6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency; 6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program; 7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students; 7:140 Search and Seizure; 7:300 Extracurricular Athletics; 7:325 Student Fundraising Activities

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.Adjournment.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

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

Roll call vote:

Yea - Ackerman, Greene, Miller, Penwell, 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 8:33 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

January 18, 2021

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, Shere, and Hoff

Members absent:  Penwell

High School Students of the month.

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

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Shere to approve Class of 2021 High School Graduation on May 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  At this time, it will be an outdoor ceremony.

Board Communications:

  1. Letter from Alan Mobly
  2. Thank you notes from Lisa Pozzi and Ron Kloster’s family

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None

A motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Massingill that the minutes of the December 21, 2020 meeting 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, Shere, and Hoff

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0


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A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Miller to approve a 3-year bus lease with Central States Bus Sales, Inc. as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Massingill to approve board policies 7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment; 7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited 3:40 Superintendent; 4:10 Fiscal and Business Management; 4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards; 4:80 Accounting and Audits; 4:90 Student Activity and Fiduciary Funds; 4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs; 4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications

Motion carried.

Item of Discussion:  Durand Pecatonica Football Cooperative Inter-Governmental Agreement for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 School Years.

Item of discussion:  Second semester remote planning days will be Friday February 26, 2021 and Monday March 15, 2021.  There will be no student attendance on these days.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to authorize Richard L Johnson to design and bid the middle school parking lot project (all phase) and bid for each phase.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies:  5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria; 5:190 Teacher Qualifications; 5:270 Employment At-Will Compensation, and Assignment; 6:15 School Accountability; 6:20 School Year Calendar and Day; 6:40 Curriculum and Development; 6:280 Grading and Promotion

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Greene to approve the destruction of closed session records prior to 7/1/2019.

Motion carried.


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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

A  motion was made by Member Miller and seconded by Member Shere to adjourn.  Motion carried at 7:49 pm.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

December 21, 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, Shere, and Hoff

Members absent:  None

High School Students of the month.

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

Public Hearing on 2020 Tax Levy:

        Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

Petitions:

  1. None

Administrative Reports

Board Communications:

  1. Thank you note from the Townsend family.
  2. President Hoff congratulated the High School students for their extraordinary food drive and thanked Hormel Foods for their generous donation.
  3. President Hoff recognized the projects from the High School Shop classes.
  4. President Hoff stated that a major league baseball team had dropped their Indian mascot.
  5. President Hoff proposed moving the annual board retreat to spring.

Audience to Visitors:

  1. None


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A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the November 16, 17, 19, 30 and December 1, 2020 meetings be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Massingill 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

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Massingill to approve the purchase of a school van utilizing the State of Illinois pricing.

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 Miller to approve 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

Motion carried.

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies:  7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment; 7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited 3:40 Superintendent; 4:10 Fiscal and Business Management; 4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards; 4:80 Accounting and Audits; 4:90 Student Activity and Fiduciary Funds; 4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs; 4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Shere to approve the FY20 Annual Financial Report as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 7-0

Item of discussion:  Scott Johnson, of Johnson & Johnson Architects, discussed the proposed Middle School parking lot.

Item of discussion:  President Hoff explained how the superintendent search went and the process that led to the board choosing their candidate.


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A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Ackerman to hire Carl Carlson as Superintendent of Pecatonica Schools beginning July 1, 2021, for a three-year contract.

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 items 12.2 thru 12.4 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 Shere and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.  Motion carried at 8:14 pm.


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.