Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, April 15, 2019 7:00 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

2.1              Financial Report

2.2              Payment of Bills

2.3              Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

2.4              Communications / Correspondence

2.5              Information

 

3.0              Old Business

3.1              Update on 18-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.  Update of Information on HVAC Project

B.  Update of Information on Outdoor Renovations

C.  Update of Information on Building Additions – Approve

            Application for Payment #10

3.2              Approve Building Committee Recommendations

                        6.3       Approve Brokerage Firm(s) for Services on Benefits

6.4       Finance Committee Update

 

4.0              New Business

4.1              Technology Report / Approve 19-20 Plans and Purchases

4.2              Approve Revisions to 19-20 Parent/Student Handbook

4.3              Approve Overnight Trips for Girls Basketball Program

4.4              Approve Overnight Trips for Football Program

4.5              Employ Football Cheerleading Coach

4.6              Employ Junior Varsity Basketball Cheerleading Coach

4.7              Approve Maternity Leave Request

 

5.0              Principal’s Report

 

            9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjourn (“Sine Die”) with Appointed President (“Pro Tempore”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on April 15, 2019 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter, Sean Kennedy and Jeff Kampwerth.  Visitors included Ryan Ketchum, Anthony Rancilio, Lisa Wiegmann, Christa Wessel, Britni Hogg, Mandy Ringwald, Mary Ann, Trent and Del Holtgrave, Madison and Kevin Ratermann, Deanna and Patrick Kreher, Andres and Christine Irizarry,Tanya Kampwerth and Kelly Ross.

 

The agenda was amended and approved on a motion by Kennedy, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved on a motion by Kennedy, second by Richter.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Madison Ratermann for her most recent achievements with the school musical and with her vocal performances.  Trent Holtgrave was also recognized for his school musical achievements as well as his athletic achievements. 

 

Mr. Meyer noted numerous communication items including letters to FFA, HOSA, the elementary Volleyball team who were successful post-season for their recent achievements.  He also sent letters to a gentleman who donated lumber to Mr. Ellis’ classes and to Mr. Florczyk for being recognized. 

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE of the outstanding textbook and activity fees.  We have sent a letter to those Senior parents with outstanding bills.  (We will be following up with a direct certified letter as well.)  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 for their child to participate in the graduation ceremony.  We also continue to have reminders sent each month through the Qmlativ system to others with outstanding bills clearly stating the terms of late payment fees which will be assessed at the end of the school year.

 

The 21st Annual Clinton County Academic Excellence Banquet will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 P.M. at the Albers American Legion.  Central has thirteen students and their parents who will be recognized at the event.  This is a great opportunity each year to reward and bring attention to those students who achieved great academic success.  We thank all of our corporate sponsors (especially the Clinton County Electric Cooperative from our district) for funding the event.

 

Our 13th Annual Academic Achievement Awards program will be here at Central on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00 PM.  This will be a chance to celebrate achievements by our students.  Presentations of scholarships, academic performance, attendance, and other special recognitions will be presented.  Invitations will be sent to those students being honored and their parents, but the event is open to the public. 

 

We have three members of the staff who are retiring this year and the Retirement Celebration event in honor of those people is being planned.  (This provides a chance to thank all those we have worked with over the years.)  The retirement committee has set a date for May 13th at 6:00 P.M. at the Bent Oak Golf Course.  Each Board member and spouse is invited to attend. 

 

We have not coordinated the HVAC work approved last month for Rooms 8W, 8AW, and 8BW in the west wing of the building (Heating unit in Art Room). Mr. Meyer is working with Todd Jones of FGM Architects to complete that project through Hock Mechanical as our vendor on it.

 

The Outdoor Renovations still continue to be a struggle with wet conditions and weather.  Litteken Construction has made attempts to continue some excavation work without a great deal of success.  We also have needed to do some additional drainage and elevation work at Varsity Baseball, Softball, and Track facilities to just move forward with the seasons.  These efforts are not the responsibility of the contractor but on us as some result of matters in the projects. Without any additional work by the contractor, we have not received an Application for Payment this month.  (The balance to finish and retainage is still $90,616.45 on the project.)

 

The Building Additions is moving forward with continuing interior developments.  Interior trim and finishings are being finalized. The project is ahead of schedule and the completion is a little earlier than anticipated.  We have made a general walk through and punch list so items can be addressed as early as possible.  This could help us a great deal with work at the end of the year.  The people of Millenium are also waiting for some break in the weather to complete outdoor work.  Millenium Construction has submitted Application for Payment #10 for the amount of $56,145.00 for our approval.  (This leaves a balance to finish including retainage of $227,393.73.)  A motion to approve payment #10 for $56,145 to Millenium Construction was made by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Building Committee reconvened on Tuesday, April 9 to discuss the status of the facility projects and possible projects for this summer.  The general consensus going into the meeting was to do some general smaller scale matters while concluding the bigger indoor and outdoor additions and renovations.  A motion to projects proposed by the Building Committee as presented was made by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

After soliciting for brokerage services in a public advertisement, the only broker to submit a proposal was our current provider.  As we have communicated previously, the Imming Insurance Agency has had a long and successful relationship with Central.  Mr. Meyer has communicated to the leaders of the Association that the district has fulfilled the obligations of the three-year collective bargaining agreement by soliciting for possible services of others and we agreed to utilize any acceptable brokerage agencies in the Health Insurance Committee’s annual review at least once during the contract.  A motion to approve the usage of the Imming Insurance Agency for brokerage services for health insurance was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Finance Committee is scheduled to meet the day after our Board meeting to discuss upcoming contract negotiations. The opening session for negotiations is on Thursday, April 25.

 

Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann, Mr. Anthony Rancilio, Mrs. Mandy Ringwald, Mrs. Britni Hogg, and Mrs. Becky Boeschen from our Technology staff presented their efforts this past year and discuss the direction of programs for the summer and into next year.  This annual visit from this team is a summary of the “State of Technology” in our district and a review of upcoming plans in order to keep the Board informed.  Technology is a major commitment of the district, and the system through which our organization operates. A motion to approve the tech plans and upcoming purchase was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Dr. Foutch presented the recommended changes for the 2019-20 Student Handbook.  A motion to approve the changes made to the 2019-20 Student Handbook was made by Kennedy, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the Girls Basketball overnight trips on June 7-8 and June 18-20 was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the Football overnight trips on June 13-14 and June 16-18 was made by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mackenzie Munie as Football Cheerleading Coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Voss, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mackenzie Munie as Junior Varsity Basketball Cheerleading Coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Andrea Henry was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Foutch reported that on April 9 th , all 9 th – 11 th grade students participated in the PSAT/SAT test. This is the first year since the implementation of the SAT that 9th and 10th grade students have also participated in

the testing. The reason why we chose for younger students to participate is because we feel that it is extremely important to collect longitudinal data on our students. It is extremely difficult to examine the success of our curriculum and instructional practices based on a one-time snapshot of student achievement during their junior year. By testing the students over three consecutive years, we are better able to measure our students’ growth throughout their high school education. A second major benefit of this system is it improves our ability to

identify student strengths and weaknesses and make adjustments to our academic program, as needed.

 

Dr. Foutch thanked Morgan Keck for providing an excellent Chromebook workshop for our staff after our students were dismissed on the day of testing. The workshop provided teachers with excellent resources in regards to Google Chromebook Extensions. These extensions (apps) can be used in the classroom to improve the learning experience for students and also provide feedback, in real time, for teachers to assess student performance. Morgan learned these practices at the recent Career and Technical Educators conference and we appreciate her willingness to share the techniques with her peers. This was an exemplar of effective professional

development.

 

There will be two more joint committee meeting prior to the end of the school year and Mr. Ketchum will be involved in those meetings. Ryan shared with Dr. Foutch some of the current evaluation practices used in the Edwardsville School District and this information will be beneficial for the committee to hear. With that, we are in the process of creating a “vision” for our evaluation practices. This vision is essential so that we can maximize the impact of our time spent evaluating teachers and ensure that the process helps people grow and develop new skills based on instructional best practices.

 

Dr. Foutch gave special recognition to Lauren Langhauser and Eric Chrostoski (and their families, relatives, and friends) for doing such an awesome job with the musical this year. Lauren and Eric spent countless hours at the school (over the last several months) planning and preparing for the performance. Really, unless you are affiliated in some way with the musical, there is no way to understand the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. We are blessed to have these two individuals on our teaching staff who are willing to spend hundreds of hours (outside of the school day) to help our students perform at their best.

 

Dr. Foutch mentioned that the master schedule is being built and we are currently holding department meetings to make instructional decisions for next year.

 

Katherine Helmink was congratulated for scoring in the top 3% of the nation on the PSAT test.  Katie has been selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for eligibility to earn the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.  This is a tremendous academic accomplishment and only earned by the highest achieving students in the United States of America.

 

Dr. Foutch recognized groups of our students for sharing kindness during the week of April 1st.  Throughout the week, they did various events to show support to fellow classmates including a “Prayer at the Pole”, seniors meeting with freshmen, writing thank you notes to teachers and playing music during the lunch hours on Mondays for “Motivational Mondays”. 

 

The board adjourned the meeting Sine Die appointing Mr. Kevin Meyer as President on a motion by Richter, second by Kennedy at 9:01PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                 

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special “Reorganizational” board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on April 24, 2019 at 7:00PM in the boardroom.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter, and Jeff Kampwerth. Visitors included Tanya Kampwerth.

 

A motion to approve the agenda was made by Nettemeier, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the election results was made by Kampwerth, second by Kruse.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Tanya Kampwerth as an appointed member of the BOE was made by Nettemeier, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mr. Mike Nettemeier as Board President was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mrs. Mary Lou Voss as Board Vice-President was made by Richter, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mr. Tim Richter as Board Secretary was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Tim Richter, Tanya Kampwerth and Jeff Kampwerth as Building Committee members was made by Voss, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mary Lou Voss, Sean Kennedy and Amy Kruse as Finance Committee members was made by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter and Jeff Kampwerth as Insurance Committee members was made by Kruse, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mary Lou Voss as Hearing Officer was made by Kennedy, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mike Nettemeier as KSED Governing Board member was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Sean Kennedy as Handbook Committee member was made by Kruse, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mary Lou Voss as Joint Committee member was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mike Nettemeier and Amy Kruse as Committee to Support Central members was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Becky Boeschen as Recording Secretary was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reaffirm all existing contracts, agreements and policies established by past BOE actions was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kampwerth; second by Kruse at 7:32PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tanya Kampwerth, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary