Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, August 15, 2011  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            2011 Summer Project Update / Approve Applications for Payment

6.2            Approve Increase of Driver Education Fee

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve 2011-12 School Improvement Plan and Activities

7.2            Review Spring 11 P.S.A.E. Results / A.C.T. Results

7.3            Review Preliminary FY12 Budget and Approve Budget Hearing

7.4            Accept Resignation of Teacher Aide

7.5            Employ Teacher Aide

7.6            Employ Volunteer Assistant Football and Volunteer Assistant

     Basketball Coach

 

8.0            Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

A hearing to increase or Drivers Education fee from $50 to $100 was held on August 15, 2011 at 7:15PM in the boardroom.

 

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

 

The board adjourned at 7:23 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on August 15, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn and Tim Richter presided.  Visitors included Laura Walker and Kelly Ross. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer commented regarding a message from State Superintendent. Mr. Koch reported that more than 85% schools in the state will not make AYP.  No Child Left Behind has not been reauthorized since 2007.  Therefore, most states will waiver themselves out of NCLB.   

 

A copy of the Faculty and Staff directory was handed out to each Board Member.  Mr. Meyer encouraged all Board Members to contact him or Mr. Jones first before contacting the staff.  A copy of the Faculty Handbook was also given to each Board Member.  The Student Handbooks have not arrived yet, but will be handed out at the next meeting.

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the health insurance letter mailed to each employee regarding the new insurance rates.  The insurance committee decided to stay with GHP and the same plan at a rate increase of 6%. 

 

You will start to see a new display of banners in the gym this year.  Mr. Warnecke worked with Chris Luth to design a few new banners.  We have been filling up gym with banners, but the banners are starting to become different in color and letter size.  We want to get more uniform banners.  The plan is to get banners for the walls for regional and sectional titles and “state” banners still hung in the rafters.

 

Progress will continue on the summer project.  This  next week will be big as far as getting things done.  The lift station, urinals and heat station will be installed soon in the next week.  Fence posts have been installed.  Mr. Meyer said that we will have to oil and chip around the area after project is complete from all the traffic that has occurred.  Mr. Meyer hopes to be completely functioning by the first home football game on September 2nd.  A motion to approve payment #3 of $69,063.75 to Littiken Construction for summer 2011 project was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

As discussed earlier at the hearing, we have raised the Drivers Education fee from $50 to $100.  A motion to adopt the increase to the Driver Eduation fee from $50 to $100 effective 2011-12 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed the 2011-12 programs of the School Improvement Plan.  This includes school improvement dates and what is covered.  He also discussed the RtI section and the parental involvement section.  A motion to approve 2011-12 School Improvement Plan and all other plans as presented was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer just received the 2011 Prairie State Achievement Exam results.  We did not meet AYP again this year.  We had 6 students who did not complete the test, 14 students with an academic warning, and 8 students who exceeded.  There will be no PSAE in 2013.  Standard testing will take its place with common core standards.  It will be an online test.  ACT results also just came in.  Composite this year for us is 20.9.  Every student takes the ACT exam. 

 

The Preliminary 2011-12 Budget was briefly reviewed.  We plan to deficit spend in all funds except Education and Working Cash.  Tort deficit spending is because we plan to take more salary expense than last year.  O&M spending is deficit mostly because of the 2011 summer project.  As always, all figures are very conservative.  With no idea if revenue money will actually come in, it is very difficult to budget the revenues.  Expenditures are easier to budget.  With limited spending this year, we plan on balancing the year out with $4778.  A motion to accept and set hearing for the Preliminary FY12 Budget for September 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Mr. Tyson Moore as individual aide was made by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Zach Moore as individual aide pending all necessary requirements was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Ryan Meyer as volunteer assistant football and assistant basketball coach during the 2011-12 school year was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reminded the BOE that if a parent or student calls them requesting a schedule change to direct the caller to Trisha Lohman.    

 

The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization held a golf tournament on July 29th.  Central hosted a team for the event.  Last year we had 40 students participate in the BBBS program.  We feel very fortunate to be a part of this program each year.

 

Wednesday, August 17th will be the first full day for teachers.  Thursday, August 18th will be the first day for sophomores, juniors and seniors, only attending a short day.  Freshman orientation will be at 7:00 PM that evening. 

 

Mr. Jones reviewed the past 18 years of student enrollment.    

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:27 PM to special education student placement and personnel on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 8:44 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 8:45 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary