BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

February 6, 2017

 

 

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

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to visitors:  None

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay- 0

Motion carried 7-0

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay- 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

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

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

January 23, 2017

 

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

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

Members absent:  Shere

Middle School Students of the Quarter were recognized.

 

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

 

President Gorman added two items to the agenda:

                12. Personnel:

                            Hire Misty Craft as Middle School paraprofessional

                            Hire Andrew Boehler as assistant track coach

 

Petitions:  Winnovations gave a power point presentation.              

 

Administrative reports

 

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

 

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

 

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

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Greene and seconded by Member Hoff to approve board policies 2:125, 2:125-E1, 2:125-E2, 2:125-E3, 2:220, 2:220-E2, 2:220-E3, 2:220-E4, 4:55, 4:80, 4:80-AP, 5:60, 5:60-E1, and 5:60-E2.

Motion carried.

 

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

 

Item of discussion:  Mandated categoricals for FY17.


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

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Hoff to enter into closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity and collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees and discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(21).

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Gorman to not release the closed minutes of the past six months and to keep them closed.

Roll call vote:

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

Nay - 0

Motion carried 6-0

 

 

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

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education Retreat

Pecatonica CUSD 321

January 7, 2017

 

 

President Steve Gorman called the regular meeting to order in the District Office Conference Room.

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

Members absent:  None

Audience to visitors:  None

 

Items of discussion:

                Finance

                Technology

                Buildings and Grounds

                Curriculum Director

                School Reports

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn to closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity and collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell to honorably dismiss football coaches Eric Bergin, Koree Blackful, Kyle Nolen and Chad Knutti.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nay – None

Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Member Gorman and seconded by Member Hoff to adjourn at 1:01pm.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

December 19, 2016

 

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

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

Members absent:  None

High School Students of the month:  Freshman Madelyn Laage, Sophomore Ashton Kendall, Junior Christopher Herbig, and Senior Allie Greene

 

Public hearing on 2016 Tax Levy

                President Gorman called for public comment, there was none.

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Shere to approve the Certificate of Tax                 Levy as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Petitions:  None

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Annual board retreat will be on January 7, 2017 at 8:30am in the district office conference room.  Note from Representative Brian Stewart.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman that the minutes of the 11/28/2016 regular meeting be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Greene to approve the Durand-Pecatonica Football Co-Operative Agreement as presented.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Item of discussion:  Easement Agreement with the Village of Pecatonica and Millco DG Pecatonica, LLC for perpetual water  line easement and temporary construction easement.

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of board policies 2:125, 2:125E1, 2:125-E2, 2:125-E3, 2:220, 2:220-E2, 2:220-E4, 4:55, 4:80, 4:80-AP, 5:60, 5:60-E1, 5:60-E2, 5:60-AP (delete), 5:60-E (delete).

 

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A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Miller to approve the three year agreement with Jostens for the high school yearbook.

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Hoff and seconded by Member Greene to enter into closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity and collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 29, 2016

 

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

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

Members absent:  Ackerman (arrived at 7:03pm)

High School Students of the month:  Freshman Zoe Penwell, Sophomore Taylor Swanson, Junior Marcus Burrow, Senior Garrett Mellentine.

 

Middle School Students of the quarter were recognized.

 

Petitions:  None

 

Administrative reports

 

Board Communications:  Thank you notes from Rosemary and Lyle Allen, Elizabeth Jensen and Scott and Jennifer Ware.  Members Hoff and Ackerman reported on the meeting held by the Village of Pecatonica regarding the proposed Dollar General Store.  Member Hoff reported that the board had a productive annual conference.

 

Audience to visitors:  None

 

A motion was made by Member Shere and seconded by Member Penwell that the minutes of the regular meeting of October 24 and the special meeting of November 17, 2016 be approved as presented.

Motion carried.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

Item of discussion:  First reading of Durand-Pecatonica Football Co-Operative Agreement.

 

Item of discussion:  Tax Levy Calendar.

 

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

Roll call vote:

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

Motion carried 7-0

 

A motion was made by Member Penwell and seconded by Member Ackerman to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:01pm.

 

 


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Board of Education

Special Meeting

Pecatonica CUSD 321

November 7, 2016

 

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

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

Members absent:  Penwell (arrived at 7:04pm)

Audience to visitors:  Nate Howard spoke in favor of the Pecatonica-Durand football cooperative.  Jason Greenberg also spoke in favor of the coop and stated he would like the home games to be split evenly between schools and playoff games to be held in Pecatonica.

 

Item of discussion:  Pecatonica – Durand Football Cooperative.  Member Don Miller explained the Football joint committee’s recommendations as follows:

The consensus of the board of education was to evenly split the home games and have the playoff games in Pecatonica.

 

Item of discussion:  Dollar General Easement:  the consensus of the board was unanimously against the construction easement (including trees) and against the storm water easement.

 

Item of discussion:  TIF district:  The unanimous consensus of the board was against the proposed TIF district.  A letter will be drafted to the Village of Pecatonica board stating the school board’s opposition.  The board of education will not object to the zoning.

 

A motion was made by Member Ackerman and seconded by Member Penwell.  Meeting adjourned at 9:04pm.