Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, April 21, 2008  7:30 PM

 

AGENDA

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Approval of Agenda

 

4.0              Approval of Minutes

 

5.0              Routine Business

5.1              Financial Report

5.2              Payment of Bills

5.3              Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

5.4              Communications / Correspondence

5.5              Information

 

6.0              Old Business

6.1              Approve Surveillance System Contract

6.2              Update on Summer 08 Projects

6.3              Approve Purchase of Utility Vehicle

6.4              Approve Sale of Equipment

6.5              Approve Renewal on Duplicating Equipment

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Employ of Physical Education Teacher

7.2              Employ Football Cheerleading Coach

7.3              Employ Varsity Basketball Cheerleading Coach

7.4              Employ JV Basketball Cheerleading Coach

7.5              Employ Assistant Football Coach

7.6              Authorize Zero Period Extra Duty Position

7.7              Approve Sale of Technology Equipment

7.8              Approve Purchase of Gas Range

7.9              Approve Tuck-pointing Proposal for Facility

7.10          Approve P.A.W.S. Purchase of Marquee

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1       Approve Revisions to 08-09 Handbook

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on April 21, 2008 at 7:30 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker and Tim Richter presided.  Mike Nettemeier arrived at 7:33 PM.  Visitors included Todd Jones, Kelly Ross, Chris Greenberg, Cindy Spencer and Susan Spencer.

 

The agenda was approved on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer reported on the outstanding fees.  Textbook and activity fees for Seniors are down to 8 students and roughly $1,329.00.  Judy Markus and Mr. Meyer have been in contact with these 8 student’s parents and will hopefully be receiving the fees before graduation.  The number of freshmen, sophomore and junior outstanding fees are at a normal rate for this time of the year. 

 

Mr. Meyer and Mrs. Voss attended the Kaskaskia Special Education District Spring Governing Board Meeting held on Monday, March 31st in Centralia.  One of the main topics of discussion that night was the implementation of RTI (Response To Intervention).  This plan affects the elementary schools more than is does the high schools.  This plan will identify the Special Education students using more than the testing procedures.  The plan must be in place by 2009.   

 

We now have an AED in the concession building by the football field.  The defibulator was bought through a Safety Grant.  This covers the requirement by July 1 to have an active AED 300 feet from any activity on the school grounds.  It is also required to have trained individuals on staff  and be present at all events.  Mrs. Jan Rittenhouse and Mrs. Nicole Weh have volunteered to take a course to certify them as American Heart Association instructors, enabling them to train our staff and faculty for a two-year certification period.     

 

There have been no responses to the memo sent out by Mr. Meyer regarding a bowling program.  At this time it is the Boards’ wish not to proceed further with starting a bowling program.   

 

Our current soda supply contract will be expiring soon.  Mr. Warnecke and Mr. Meyer will try to negotiate a new contract and then deal with it on an annual basis. 

 

Several Art students have started new artworks that will be displayed around the building.  This includes a new Cougar logo in the new gym. 

 

The 10th Annual Clinton County Academic Excellence Banquet will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 29 at the Albers American Legion.  We have 17 students that qualify for the top 10% of their class.  Mrs. Voss will be representing the Board and attending this event. 

 

The Kaskaskia Regions of the Illinois Association of School Boards will hold its Spring Governing Committee Meeting and previously postponed Semi-Annual Dinner Conference at Breese Elementary District #12 on Wednesday, May 7th.      

 

Contracts for Rooters and M.C. Electrical have been signed for the Summer 08 Projects.  The Fire Alarm project will require moving some furniture and ceiling tiles.  Todd Jones from MPA reported that the building permits are on the way.  Mr. Meyer discussed the 2 options of paying for all 3 Summer Projects.  The 1st option would deplete Life & Safety of $120,093, decrease Working Cash by $25,251 and decrease O&M by $182,754 leaving a reserve in O&M of $197,000.  Option #2 would deplete Life & Safety of $120,093 and decrease O&M by $208,005, leaving a reserve in O&M of $171,749.  The Board agreed to use Option #1. 

 

Mr. Todd Jones presented the proposals for the Surveillance and Security System.  Three companies submitted proposals: ADT Security Services, CTS and Dynamic Controls.  All three proposals basically had the same equipment in their proposals.  The difference in the price for all 3 companies were the installation costs.  CTS does all their own wiring and installation and came in at the lowest price, $79,121.  Dynamic Controls’ proposal was $97,036, which included subbing out the electrical work.  ADT’s proposal was $119,157, which included subbing out the electrical work.  Todd Jones commented that the work does not require any licensing.  A motion to approve the proposal from CTS for the installation of the Surveillance and Security System for $79,121 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None   Installation will include 28 interior cameras, 8 exterior cameras and one wireless camera.  The work will begin on June 2nd and end the first week of August.  It was also requested that Todd Jones look into the handicap accessible button by the entrance doors. 

 

Mr. Meyer has priced a new utility vehicle.  After checking with 2 local companies, Mr. Meyer has recommended a vehicle from Reichman Brothers.  Our current “gator” is 8 years old with over 1100 hours.  This vehicle will be mainly used to drag the infields, along with many other duties.  Central qualified for the School Entity discount and received a trade-in allowance of $3,000.  A motion to approve the purchase of a Gator HPX (4x4) from Reichman Brothers for $4,600 after a $3,000 trade-in was made by Tim Richter, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – Dave Wellen 

 

There has not been a great deal of interest in the sale of three pieces of vocational equipment (arbor saw, plotter and blueprint copier).  There were no bides on the blueprint copier so Mr. Meyer will dispose of this equipment.  A motion to approve the sale of the arbor saw for $225 and the plotter for $350 was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

We have contracted with DaCom for the last 3 years with our duplicating equipment.  DaCom has provided us with great service over those years.  They prepared several options to extend our agreement with them.  The lowest price option included a new copier with faster service in the teacher’s workroom, a demo that will mimic the current teacher’s workroom machine for the principal’s office and a new fax machine in the principal’s office.  We will also gain ownership of the copier in the Superintendent’s office.  The maintenance agreement will cover all machines, including the one in the Superintendent’s office.  And the fax machine will be free.  The increase per month will be $56.95 for a 4-year period/agreement.  The maintenance cost per copy drops to $.0058 per copy.  And that also will not change for 4 years.  A motion to approve the renewal contract with DaCom for our duplicating equipment with an increase of $56.95 per month for 4 years was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

We received 62 applications for Diane Marsh’s Physical Education position.  Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones interviewed 5 applicants and recommend Misty Becker for the position.  Ms. Becker is currently a Physical Education teacher at Wesclin as well as the head volleyball coach.  A motion to employ Misty Becker as a Physical Education teacher for the 2008-09 school year was made by Rick Taphorn, second Mike Strieker.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones and Mr. Warnecke interviewed several applicants to fill the coaching positions for Football, Basketball and JV Basketball Cheerleading.  Misty Luebbers was recommended for the Football Cheerleading coach.  Misty is the sister of Michelle Luebbers who has coached the cheerleading team in the past.  A motion to employ Misty Luebbers as Football Cheerleading coach was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Ms. Julianne Harris was recommended to coach the Head Basketball Cheerleading team.  Ms. Harris is a substitute teacher as Central, helping out with Mrs. McCoy’s situation.  She has showed great enthusiasm with the Central kids.  She also was a Cheerleader at McKendree for 4 years and also helped coach the team after graduating.  A motion to employ Ms. Julianne Harris as Head Basketball Cheerleading coach was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Ms. Alison Thole was recommended to coach the Junior Varsity Basketball cheerleading team.  Ms. Thole is a 2006 graduate of Central and is currently a cheerleader at McKendree.  A motion to employ Ms. Alison Thole as Junior Varsity Basketball coach was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Currently we have a strong interest in offering a section of Physical Education during a Zero Period hour before school each day.  Per Mrs. Greenberg, we have 15 students signed up.  Central has made the student as well as their parent sign a contract to take this class.  This will be an extra duty assignment for the instructor.  A motion to advertise for a Zero Period Physical Education instructor for 2008-09 school year dependent upon a sufficient enrollment was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

This year’s technology replacement cycle is on the teacher’s computers and the oldest portable laptop system.  We will utilize the REAP grant funding to replace the portable labs.  The items that will be replaced are in good condition, still valuable and not in any condition to be thrown away.  Mr. Meyer recommended that we apply a value to the equipment and allow bidding from the elementary feeder schools.  If not all sold, then put out for bid publicly.  Then if not all sold, Mr. Meyer will dispose of the rest of the equipment.  A motion to approve this method of sale for the replacement technology equipment was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The range in the kitchen is down to its last 2 burners.  We have been spending money to repair the range lately, but it has come to the point that it is not cost effective anymore.  Preliminary estimates for a new range are $6,500 – $7,000.  A motion to purchase a new range for our kitchen was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

There are some areas of the building that require some tuck-pointing.  This year’s weather has not helped the matter.  Mr. Meyer has already approved some work on two areas on the west end of the building.  Warnecke Building Restoration will be repairing that.  There are many other places that need tuck-point work.  Warnecke Building Restoration has recommended putting in expansion joints instead of continually repairing.  A motion to authorize tuck-pointing to the facility by Warnecke Building Restoration was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The PAWS Organization has approved the purchase of a new marquee with funds raised by their recent auction event.  Mr. Meyer provided a mock up of the marquee along with some additional stonework on each side of the marquee.  Central will cover the installation and stonework.  A motion to approve the purchase of the marquee for the front of the facility was made by Tim Richter, second by Mike Strieker.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – Mike Nettemeier

 

Mr. Meyer reported that Earl from MPA met with the Clinton County Health Department to discuss the outside restroom facility.  The main issue was the disposal of the sewage.  CCHD made 2 recommendations to dispose of the waste.  The first recommendation would be to go to the main via the sewer line.  The second recommendation would be to use a sand filtration system.  Further discussion will be held at a later date. 

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Central’s FFA Banquet was held Tuesday, March 18th at the Legion Hall in Albers.  Mr. Harre presented several awards that evening.  Mrs. Voss was in attendance and was very impressed with the evening.          

 

Central’s second open house was held on Tuesday, March 25th.  Attendance was less than the 1st Open House.  It was held in the old gym due to the play practice being held that week.  Everyone was pleased with the abundance of space the gym provided.              

 

Senior Laura Kreke was honored for her excellent leadership skills and helpful attitude in class at the Annual Student Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday, March 26th at Greenville College.  Her future plans include attending Southeast Missouri State University and majoring in English education.           

 

Central’s Spring Musical, The Wizzard of Oz, was presented March 27 – 30.  Rave reviews are still coming in about the production.  Each night was a sold out performance.  The kids worked very hard and it showed.  Thanks to Central’s Directors, Vickie Voytas and Katie Florczyk for organizing and producing the musical.       

 

This year’s Scholar Athlete is Lauren Budde.  Lauren was a member of the volleyball and basketball team all 4 years.  She is also currently ranked 2nd in her graduating class.  Lauren and 4 guests will be attending an event at Busch Stadium honoring her achievement.

 

Mr. Jones and Chris Shumard attended a workshop on a Regular Attendance Training Program.  This program targets those students with attendance problems at Central.  It is funded by a grant secured through R.O.E.  Implementation will be in the fall. 

 

Central hosted it annual Eighth Grade Math Contest on Wednesday, April 19th.  St. Rose came in First place.  Thanks to Jamie Kleine and Greg Kruse for organizing the contest. 

 

The student handbook committee met on 3 different dates to review the handbook.  A recommendation to revise the cell phone abuse discipline was discussed.  It was decided that the first offense of using a cell phone during school hours would result in a detention, as well as the requirement for the parent to pick up the cell phone from school.  A second offense would result in a detention, as well as the requirement for the parent to pick up the cell phone from school.  A third offense would result in an in-school suspension, as well as the requirement for the parent to pick up the cell phone from school.  A fourth offense would result in an in-school suspension, as well as the requirement for the parent to pick up the cell phone from school, etc.  Also discussed was the extra-curricular code.  It was decided that the wording would be revised to the extra-curricular code.  Discussion is still needed for the determination for taking semester exams.  A motion to approve the revisions to the student handbook was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The IHSA has sent a form requesting membership renewal for the 2008-09 school year.  A motion to endorse membership for Central to participate in IHSA sponsored tournaments was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:38 PM to discuss Personnel Matters, Placement of Special Education students and the Purchase of Property on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 10:15 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:16 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker          

Board President                                    Board Secretary