Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, April 15, 2013  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              Update on Summer 2013 Project

6.2              Authorize for Purchase of Furnishings

6.3              Approve Joint Project for Display Case

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Technology Report Update / Approve Purchases

7.2              Approve Overnight Trip(s) for Girls Basketball Program

7.3              Approve Overnight Trip for Boys Basketball Program

7.4              Approve Overnight Trip for Football Program

7.5              Accept Election Results

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1              Approve Revisions to 13-14 Parent/Student Handbook

 

            9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment (“Sine Die”)

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on April 15, 2013 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn and Mike Strieker presided.  Visitors included Kris Rickhoff, Dirk Garrett, Lisa Wiegmann, Lynn Garrett, Brendan Menietti, Darlene Menietti and Kelly Ross.

 

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, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Brendan Menietti presented his Eagle Scout project again to the BOE.  The BOE informed him they would discuss it later in executive session.

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE of the outstanding fees from our seniors.  We have 25 seniors who have outstanding fees in total of $7291.  Certified letters have been mailed.  The next step is to speak to the students regarding getting the fees paid before graduation.

 

Mr. Meyer is working on developing a cooperative with other area schools to provide a 2013 summer school opportunity for students.  It was offered last year at cost to the students and parents.  Mater Dei was going to hold it at their school last year.  However, there were not enough signed up to have the class.  Mater Dei will again try to hold it at their facility if there are enough students signed up.  There is a need for some students to obtain a credit recovery opportunity to maintain progress. 

 

The Clinton County Committee on Assessments has been holding informational meetings on Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL).  The most recent was well attended and demonstrated the poor understanding of PTELL that exists in our community.  It is a cause for concern for school districts and other taxing bodies across the county.  Mr. Meyer discussed in detail what was presented and what is affected by PTELL.  It is not really a tax cap.  Taxes could still rise.  Mr. Meyer talked to some county board members and most board members are showing support to oppose PTELL.  It doesn't just affect schools, it also affects fire districts, park boards and police.    

 

Therefore, we still have the Head Boys Basketball and JV Cheerleading Coach positions open for a few more weeks to accept applications and interview due to the quick turnaround time since last meeting.  We also need to fill the Musical Director position for next year.  Mr. Meyer said that these will be recommended at next month’s meeting.

 

This is the time of year that is busy with banquets.  A few to remember are: Clinton County Academic Excellence Banquet on April 29th at 7PM at the Albers American Legion, Annual Academic Achievement Awards on May 7th at 7PM at Central and our Retirement Celebration to honor Ms. Voytas on May 19th at 3PM at North side Park.    

    

The Summer 2013 Commons Area Renovation Project is continuing to move toward a start date.  Calhoun Construction has been around to look at the area and make some more finalized decisions on materials and some of the preparation work we need to do for the project.  We did get health life safety for the doors, but the Flooring did not get approved.  We did receive our building permit.  And we are getting flooring samples.  A decision on the stage front is being discussed.  And Schiller was contacted to move both screens and speakers for the project.

 

Along with the Commons Area Renovation, Mr. Meyer looked into purchasing additional chairs for the area.  Jill Varel searched different vendors.  We need around 300 chairs.  School Specialty and Royal Office Products submitted a proposal/bid.  Royal Office Products supplied the best quality chair.  A motion to authorize purchases of chairs from Royal Office Products for $22,700 for 300 chairs was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer has been working with the PAWS Organization getting estimates on a trophy case for the Commons Area next to the gym entrance.  The structure will be located in front of the old case and will extend the entire length of that wall giving us 25 feet of display area.  (This is about a forty percent gain in area.)  Mr. Meyer is requesting to do a joint venture with PAWS on the construction and installation of this project.  Estimated cost is $7200 for the case and $2000 for the glass.  Mr. Meyer is hoping PAWS will contribute the case and we will pay for the glass.  A motion to authorize joint venture with PAWS for purchasing trophy case was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Dirk Garrett, Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann, and Mrs. Becky Boeschen presented a Technology report and discussed what occurred over the past year and the direction of our programs for the summer and next year.  Mrs. Wiegmann stressed the major improvements that EVERYONE has noticed with the new infrastructure installed last summer.  This includes new wireless points that encouraged more use of our laptops.  We also purchased 20 more iPads for a total of 30 iPads.  New emails for each employee using gmail has also been implemented with very few disruptions.  Dirk and Lisa also discussed the purchase of new equipment for the library, 11W, cafeteria and another set of laptops (24).  Clean Slate will also be implemented on each computer by next year.  Dan's Guardian is a free filtering product that will be installed.  And we will be dropping our Novell system and will use a windows system for our server.  And we are looking into a new student management system.  A motion to authorize purchase for technology supplies as per request of Dirk and Lisa was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve overnight field trip for Girls Basketball program during the summer was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve overnight field trip for Boys Basketball program to Bloomington during the summer was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve overnight field trip for Football program 2 days during the summer was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the results of the April 9th election for the Board of Education was made by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Central’s second Parent/Teacher meetings were held on Tuesday, March 19th.  Attendance was average. Thanks to the maintenance staff for setting up the West Gym for the event.      

 

The Kaskaskia Region of the IPA held their Annual Student Recognition Breakfast on March 20th.  This year’s recipient was Sarah Kreke.  The event was held at Greenville College. 

 

Congrats to Ms. Voytas, Lauren Langhauser and the entire musical cast.  The musical, “Anything Goes” was performed on April 5-7.  The performances were great each night. 

 

Justin Becker was selected as our St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete.  Central’s head coaches, A.D. and Mr. Jones selected Justin to represent Central.  Justin will be recognized at a St. Louis Cardinal game.      

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones spoke to the junior class regarding the upcoming PSAE/ACT exams.  They also discussed the ME and WE days with them.  The junior class will meet on April 18-19 to prep for these exams. 

 

Mr. Jones discussed the revisions of the student handbook for next year.  A motion to approve the 2013-14 Student Handbook was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:40 PM on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler to discuss personnel technology help, personnel retirement, contract negotiations, requested Eagle Scout project and a student matter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board came out of executive session at 10:25 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned  Sine Die” at 10:26 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                     Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary