Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, August 17, 2009  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            2009 Summer Project Update / Applications for Payment

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            09-10 School Improvement Plan

7.2            Spring 09 PSAE Results / ACT Results

7.3            Preliminary 09-10 Budget and Budget Hearing

 

8.0            Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on Aug 17, 2009 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier and Tina Winkeler presided. Mike Strieker was absent.  Visitors included Ms. Emily Howell, Mr. Corey Smith, Ms. Kristen Davis, Mr. Todd Jones, Mr. Jason Leahy and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jason Leahy, Executive Director of the Illinois Principal’s Association, presented Mr. Jones a ring designating him as the State Director of the I.P.A.  He also spoke a little bit about the I.P.A. and how Mr. Jones has been an important part of that association.      

 

Last month, Mr. Meyer spoke to the Board about how the Perkins Grant may not come through this year.  We recently have been notified that the Perkins Grant will be available this year again.  This means that we will be able to employ a tutor at Central.  Mrs. Laura Walker will be an employee of the R.O.E. but will be our full time tutor.  She will also be responsible for administering most of the RtI program.       

 

The Health Insurance committee met in July to discuss the upcoming year’s insurance policy.  The committee decided on a 2.7% increase with the only change in plan being the deductible.  All employees still receive the $610 Cafeteria each month which is used towards their health insurance.     

 

A thank you letter was sent out to the custodial staff for their hard work this summer in making our building and grounds look great. 

 

Mr. Todd Jones was present to speak to the Board about the gym floor project.  Right now the project is at a “hurry up and wait” spot.  The concrete has dried and the wood is acclimating.  Tests are being conducted to test the moisture in the concrete.  The first test failed.  More test are being conducted in a few days.  If the tests pass this week, the flooring company will be here on Monday to start their work.  That will put us behind schedule a few days.   A motion to approve payment #3 to Poettker Construction for $196,819.69 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.     Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None      

 

The 2009-10 School Improvement Team met for a full day this summer.  During the meeting, the committee looked at test scores, honor roll lists and surveys from parents.  They also spent time on learning standards for teachers.  Now that the curriculum mapper is in place, the standards should be easily attainable.  A motion to approve the 2009-10 School Improvement Plan was made by Tina Winkeler, second by  Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed with the Board the results of the PSAE test and ACT tests.  Overall, the ACT score increased.  However, our PSAE scores did not meet AYP.  Since the AYP increases each year by 7.5%, this becomes tougher each year to meet. 

 

Becky Boeschen discussed the Preliminary 2009-10 School Budget.  She presented a summary of each fund.  The preliminary budget forecasts a $127,440 net for the 2009-10 Fiscal Year.  As always, all numbers are very conservative, with some “cushion” in certain funds for extraordinary surprises.  A motion to approve the preliminary 2009-10 Budget and set a Budget Hearing for September 21, 2009, at 7:15 P.M. was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the resignation of Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann as Scholar Bowl Coach was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

    

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones thanked the Board for allowing him to attend the NASSP/NAESP National Leaders’ Conference in Washington D. C. in July.  He attended a few seminars and lobbied the senators and representatives on Capitol Hill.   

 

The first day for our faculty was Monday, August 17th.  The day started out with a faculty meeting including Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones.  The first day for all sophomores, juniors and seniors is Tuesday, August 18th.  Freshman orientation is scheduled for Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 P.M. 

 

Mr. Jones reviewed the enrollment numbers.  Currently we are just below 600 students.  However Mr. Jones predicts we will be slightly over 600 once school starts. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:53 PM to discuss a transportation, special education student placement and personnel on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 9:13 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:14 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker           

Board President                                  Board Secretary