Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, April 16, 2012  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              Award Contract on Summer 2012 Project

6.2              Authorize Solicitation of Proposals for Concrete Work

6.3              Technology Assessment and Proposals

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approval to Initiate Spanish Club Program

7.2              Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.3              Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Employee

7.4              Approve Maternity Leave Request

7.5              Administrative Contracts

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1       Approve Revisions to 12-13 Parent/Student Handbook

8.2       Approve Illinois High School Association Membership

 

            9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on April 16, 2012 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker and Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Todd Jones, Kelly Ross, Dirk Garrett, Lisa Wiegmann, Sean McKinney, Robbie Howard, Lauren Langhauser, Kristin Rueter and Trisha Lohman.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer commented on the outstanding textbook and activity fees.  Over the next few weeks, he will be speaking personally with any Senior students and their parents who have outstanding bills.  All must have these resolved to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Currently we have 22 seniors on the list.  The certified letters have been mailed out.   

 

Mr. Meyer has been talking with other area schools to provide a 2012 summer school opportunity for students.  Because of auditing purposes, the Regional Office of Education can no longer be involved in funding or coordinating a summer school program as in the past.  It is Mater Dei’s turn to host.  There must be 10 students signed up for summer school in order for us to be able to pay the teacher, since it is tuition based. 

 

Technology Night, sponsored by the School Community Council, will be here at Central on April 29th.  The event has several expert speakers who will present on issues such as social networking, cyber bullying, texting, and legal consequences of inappropriate use.  They will outline some of the pitfalls to technology as well as some of the tremendous advantages to its usage.  The evening is open to the public and entire community. 

 

ISBE has been holding meetings on the topic of transportation and prospective proposals for new legislation.  One of the goals is the elimination of a transportation mandate and allow transport of students to become permissive.  This would also allow for the charging of a transportation fee.  Other suggestions include an elimination of reimbursements, raising levy mandates (for unit districts only), new formulas that would benefit larger square mile districts, calculating costs on C.P.I. levels, and other concepts.  They are seeking input on ideas for proposals for transportation funding. 

 

Upcoming important dates to remember include:  14th Annual Clinton County Academic Excellence Banquet on April 30th, 6th Annual Academic Achievement Awards on May 10th, Retirement Celebration at Bent Oak golf course on May 7th.

 

The Summer 2012 Restroom Renovation Project has been moving forward.  Mr. Todd Jones of FGM Architects summarized the opening of bids.  He recommended Calhoun Construction, which was the low bidder at $177,808 (includes a $10000 allowance).  We have received official notice through the ROE and the architect that our amendment application for expenditure of Health/Life Safety funds has been approved.  This will enable us to expend funds from HLS and Operations and Maintenance funds as opposed to a transfer from Working Cash.  Todd talked to them to make sure they had everything.  Todd worked with them on 4 projects.  Calhoun has done numerous projects with FGM.  The original estimate for this project was $230k.  A motion to award 2012 Summer project to Calhoun in the amount of $177,808 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

In conjunction with the restroom renovations, we also discussed some replacement of concrete areas surrounding the building.  Todd’s estimate for this project was $18000-20000.  A motion to authorize to seek proposals from local companies to replace concrete areas surrounding the building was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Sean McKinney, from Scott Air Force Base, has worked with our Technology staff in a thorough review of our networking system including the overall infrastructure of the building and system through which our technology operates.  He has extensive background in networking and technology systems.  He explained the issues that we have with our technology program.  He put together a series of proposals based upon estimates from several firms that could supply the recommended equipment, wiring, materials, and services that would bring us up to date and set for a future of adaptation in our technology program.  Currently, our network is in a “traffic jam”.  Purchasing new equipment is not helping and possibly making matters worse.  A motion to authorize Mr. McKinney to award the proposals for a new network was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mrs. Kristin Rueter was present to speak to the BOE about creating a Spanish Club.  This club would develop greater cultural understanding and enhancement to Spanish culture and language usage.  Currently we have 120 kids taking Spanish classes.  Next year we will have 145 – 150 students.  Some of the goals would be to provide another club, provide additional learning opportunities and cultural awareness.  She also spoke about possible individual fundraising to raise funds for a trip.  A motion to approve the creation of Spanish Club with Mrs. Kristin Rueter as the sponsor was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None  

 

A motion to approve resignation from Ms. Alison Thole for JV Cheerleading coach was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Rachel Faust starting the 2012-13 school year was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  This also includes a 1 year leave from Dance co-coach.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reviewed briefly with the BOE the changes to the student handbook for next school year.  A motion to approve changes to 2012-13 Student Handbook as per discussed was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

On Tuesday, April 10th, Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer met with the junior class to speak about the upcoming ACT/PSAE testing.  Since the 92.5% meeting or exceeding set by the NCLB legislation will be out of reach, the target is to exceed the state %.  If they succeed at that, they will earn a WE day next year. 

 

A motion to approve membership in the Illinois High School Association for 2012-13 school year was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones informed the BOE of the project Mrs. Prange and Mrs. Florczyk’s class will be doing on the Holocaust.  The project includes collecting 6 million soda tabs that represents the Jewish people who perished at the hands of the Germans. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:29 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler to discuss personnel, technology, Board of Review and administration contracts.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 10:44 PM on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve an administration contract for 3 year contract with 1.5% per year was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss,  Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – Dave Wellen

 

The board adjourned at 10:45 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

           

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary