Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, April 21, 2014  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 Specifications and Bid Procedures for Summer 14 Project

6.2              Award Special Service Transportation Contracts

6.3              Approve Recommendation on 2014-17 Non-Certified Wages

6.4              Approve Administrative Contract Extensions

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Technology Report Update / Approve Plan and Purchases

7.2              Approve Overnight Trip for Girls Basketball Program

7.3              Approve Overnight Trip for Boys Basketball Program

7.4              Approve Overnight Trip for Football Program

7.5              Employ Custodian for 2014-15

7.6              Accept Extra Duty Resignation

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1              Approve Revisions to 2014-15 Parent/Student 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, 2014 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Courtney Grodeon, Lisa Wiegmann, Mandy Ringwald, Shawn McKinney and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

We have sent the enclosed letter to those Senior parents with outstanding bills.  There are still about the same amount who still owe from last month. We currently have 18 seniors that still owe. Over the next few weeks, Mr. Meyer will be speaking personally with those Senior students and their parents.  All must have these resolved in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  We have also sent the final reminder letters to others with outstanding bills clearly stating the terms of late payment fees which will be assessed at the end of the school year. 

 

We are again working on developing a cooperative with other area schools to provide a 2014 summer school opportunity for students. We did offer a summer school program last year at cost to the students and parents but it did not get enough enrollment.  There is a need for some students to obtain a credit recovery opportunity to maintain progress.  Since we lost the grant from the ROE, and we have to charge per student, enrollment has been down.

 

We received a notice from the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State that our library received the FY14 School District Library Program Grant in the amount of $750.  These grant funds will be used for the acquisition of library materials designed to support reading.    Mrs. Hogg has established some great things and is communicating those to our staff and community via the website.

 

Mr. Meyer discussed briefly two articles on the Education Funding Advisory Committee (EFAC) recommendations and the subsequent Amendment 1 to SB 16 that has emerged.  These recommendations are gaining traction in Springfield.  Some of the aspects of the proposals are very beneficial to school funding situations.  However, there are also potential negatives for some schools under the proposals.  The main idea is to equalize funding in the state of Illinois by use of a weighted system.

 

Neither of the members of the staff who are retiring this year chose to want a Retirement Celebration on their behalf.  (The other staff members on the Retirement Committee usually give them the choice.)  Unless the Board of Education has any other plans, we will present the gift on their last day of work and wish them well.

 

At the March meeting, we took a significant change of direction due to the problems we have been experiencing with the roof and authorized FGM Architects to prepare specifications and begin the process of bid letting on the roof project.  This should be a very simple project but very costly.  Our health life safety amendment has not been approved yet, but they are pretty confident that it will be approved.  They can’t go forward without the amendment approval. We have authorized the replacement of area over shop area and girls locker room.  A motion to approve specs and letting of bids for the roof project this summer upon approval of Health Life Safety amendment was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Last month, we tabled further discussion on Transportation Contracts for the next three years in order to obtain more information from one of the bidders.  The packet requirements have not all been met, but addressed.  A motion to award Transportation contract as presented to Zurliene Bus and Limo Service for 2014-2017 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann, Mrs. Mandy Ringwald, Mrs. Becky Boeschen from our Technology staff and Mr. Shawn McKinney from Wild Reality gave a report on what has happened in our Technology department and what they plan on happening next year in our Technology department.  The condition of our technology program is in great shape but we will be making some pretty extensive purchases to maintain and grow.  We are also trying to get back to an appropriate replacement cycle.  A motion to approve technology plan and purchase for 2014-15 was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve overnight trip for Girls basketball this summer to Indianapolis was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

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

 

A motion to approve overnight trip for Football to Illinois College this summer was made by Tim Richter, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Tim Wempe as custodian pending all necessary requirements was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to accept resignation of Ms. Andrea Bequette as Student Council advisor was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reviewed the changes/revisions requested to make in the 2014-15 Student Handbook.  A motion to approve revisions/changes to the 2014-15 Student Handbook as presented was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The Kaskaskia Region of the Illinois Principals Association hosted their 16th Annual Student Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday, March 19th at Greenville College.  Senior Alexis Strieker was honored for her excellent leadership skills and helpful attitude.  Alexis’ parents, Jeff and Alicia were also present to honor their daughter.

 

This year’s musical “Cinderella” was performed by the cast on April 3-6.  Director Lauren Langhauser and Assistant Director Eric Chrostoski, along with a host of helpful people behind the scenes gave a great performance all 3 nights.  

 

Central’s head coaches, A.D., and Mr. Jones met recently to select this year’s representative from Central for the St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete.  This year’s selection was Taylor Rakers, daughter of Dennis and Joanna Rakers.  Taylor will be honored at Busch Stadium on May 13th and will also be featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in a special edition on May 13th. 

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:23 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter to discuss personnel (Boys Soccer Head Coach, Athletic Director position, non-certified wage increases, administration contract extension). Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 The board entered into regular session at 11:03 PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve a 3-year non-certified salary increase as presented was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – Dave Wellen.  Abstain – Mary Lou Voss

 

A motion to approve extension of administrative contracts as proposed (3% wage increase in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18) was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Mary Lou Voss.  Nay – Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier 

 

The board adjourned at 11:05 PM on a motion by Kris Rickhoff, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary