Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, August 16, 2010  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            2010 Summer Project Update / Approve Applications for Payment

6.2            Approve Enrollment of Homeless Student Policy

6.3            Consider PAWS Organization Request on Restrooms

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve 2010-11 School Improvement Plan

7.2            Review Spring 10 P.S.A.E. Results / A.C.T. Results

7.3            Approve Transfer of Working Cash Funds

7.4            Review Preliminary FY11 Budget and Approve 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 August 16, 2010 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier and Tina Winkeler presided.  Members absent were Mike Strieker and Tim Richter.  Visitors included Ken Schonhoff, Jeremy Shubert and Kelly Ross. 

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:      

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE that letters have been communicated in regards to the Cahokia Conference Schools allowing the BOE and Administration of all participating schools in to athletic events free of charge.  Mr. Meyer also gave the BOE a copy of the Faculty Handbook, which included a listing of all the faculty and extra duty positions for the current school year. The Career and Technical Education office has a new staff member.  Mrs. Brenda Yates is the new part-time director.  She is not new to the position.  Mrs. Yates worked at the CTE office 2 years ago.  In FY10, CTE allotted $21k to Central.  CTE did not actually have the funds until just recently. Central will be applying it to our vocational textbook purchase.  Per CTE, we should be getting around the same amount next year, but we won’t plan on anything until we actually receive the funds.  We have also been notified that we will receive a REAP grant again this year in the amount of $29204.  The Health Insurance Committee decided to switch health insurance carriers due to the proposed increase in rates with Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The new carrier is GHP.  The new coverage will reduce our deductible and our out of pocket costs without increasing the rates.  The Committee to Support Central has started a new program called Cougar Pride.  They currently have 26 members.  Mr. Meyer reminded the BOE of upcoming Board election on April 5, 2011.  Petitions can be picked up from September 21 through December 13, 2010.          

 

The work on the Summer 10 projects in being completed.  Mr. Meyer received an official punch list from Todd Jones.  The list included touch up painting, loose handles, etc.  There were 2 major issues on the punch list.  One of the issues involved the panels for the electrical hold opens in the kitchen doors.  When construction was occurring, one of the panels in the fire alarm system burned.  MC Electric repaired the panel.  The issue is who is responsible for it.  The other issue is the doors in 17W.  The wrong doors were installed in that room.  Todd Jones is working to correct that.  A motion to approve payment #4 to Unterbrink Construction for $3227.40 pending receipt of all necessary paperwork was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None  

        

A motion to adopt the Homeless Student policy for the Board Policy Manual was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones briefly reviewed the School Improvement Plan for 2010-2011.  The School Improvement Team met this summer to discuss the goals and plan.  Mr. Meyer also reviewed the PSAE and ACT scores.  A motion to approve the 2010-2011 School Improvement Plan was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

HB-6041 was recently signed on July 27th.  Public Act 96-1277 allows a permanent transfer of funds from Working Cash to any fund in most need.  We have been carrying a negative balance in Life Safety.  The deficit in the Life Safety fund is largely due to expenditures from last year’s gymnasium floor projects and this year’s projects.  A motion to approve a resolution to transfer $361000 from Working Cash to Life Safety was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None 

 

Mr. Meyer and Becky Boeschen reviewed the proposed 2011 Budget with the BOE.  Currently a net profit of ~$65k is being projected.  A motion to set a Budget Hearing at 7:15 PM on September 20, 2010 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Dennis Holtmann of the PAWS organization spoke to the BOE last month in regards to outside bathroom facilities.  PAWS offered to pay for the study and preparation of preliminary plans for the project by Todd Jones of MPA.  After another discussion of the pro’s and con’s, a motion authorize Todd Jones to do a study for the installation of an outside bathroom facility was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reminded the BOE that parents may be calling them in regards to their children changing their schedule.  Mr. Jones reminded the BOE that this is a process that must go through the guidance counselors.  This process will eliminate any problems with class imbalance or conflicts. 

 

The Big Brother Big Sisters organization held its annual Golf Tournament on July 30.  Mr. Jones and 3 other faculty members participated in this event.  BBBS is a great organization for our students at Central.  We appreciated everything they do for our students.

 

Mr. Jones thanked Chris Shumard and Jeremy Shubert for putting together this year’s Faculty Handbook.   

 

The board adjourned at 9:20 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary