Paw Paw School Board discusses intergovernmental agreement and sports co-op

PAW PAW – Paw Paw School board met on June 18 to discuss several topics.

New teachers Emily Leonhardt (high school math) and Bridget Disler (6-12 English) introduced themselves, and were welcomed.

Mark Bresson and Donna Chick brought to the board a suggestion that the remaining funds in the Craig Bresson Friendship Scholarship fund be donated to the Paw Paw School District. An appropriate designation will be discussed.

AgView FS, Princeton, has been approved as the fuel supplier for 2018-19.

Muller-Pinehurst Dairy has been approved as the milk supplier for the school for the 2018-19 school year.

The intergovernmental agreement for sharing classes with Indian Creek was taken under consideration, pending clarification of some points. Full tuition will be charged for those students who drop an Indian Creek class. Attending students must adhere to the Indian Creek student handbook regulations and policies. Transportation will be provided back to Paw Paw School for the students, but parents will be responsible for picking up their students from Paw Paw, as they will return after Paw Paw School’s bus schedules.

Reduction in force of Educational Support Personnel, eliminating positions of Library Media Clerk, secretary, and teacher aide will be implemented, and will be reassessed at the beginning of the school year.

Use of the Paw Paw gym by the PTO for Donkey Basketball on Nov. 17 was approved.

The Illinois High School Athletic Association has approved the sports co-op with Indian Creek for all sports except soccer, which will be co-oped with Earlville for one more year. This will make the boys basketball, girls basketball, and volleyball with Indian Creek a 2A level.

The school will implement and follow guidelines for ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Summer cleaning is progressing throughout the school, with floors stripped and waxed.

The board meets on the third Monday of every month. Meetings will start at 6 p.m., beginning July 16.