Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, August 20, 2012  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              2012 Summer Project Update / Approve Applications for Payment

6.2              Technology Wiring Update

6.3              Approve Board Policy Revision (Health Teacher Job Description)

6.4              Update on Extension Request on Tax Increment Financing Agreement

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve 2012-13 School Improvement Plan and Activities

7.2              Review Spring 12 P.S.A.E. Results / A.C.T. Results

7.3              Review Preliminary FY13 Budget and Approve Budget Hearing

7.4              Employ Head Softball Coach

7.5              Employ Assistant Softball Coach

7.6              Employ Volunteer Assistant Soccer Coach

 

 

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, 2012 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

A copy of the Faculty Handbook and the Student Handbook was distributed to each of board members.  Kent Jones and his assistant, Chris Shumard, were commended for producing these materials for all of our staff and students.  All of the members of the Mathematics department attended several training sessions this summer sponsored by the Regional Office of Education.  The major topic was teaching the new Common Core Standards effectively.  They were provided materials and new instructional methods to prepare for the upcoming adoption of these standards.  We purchased the higher level math books this year so that we can incorporate common core standards in the lower level classes. The Maintenance and Custodial staff should be commended for their work this summer in preparing our facility for the upcoming year.  They have finished their “annual list” over the summer.  The staff did a great job in preparing everything (both inside and outside) and completing cleaning, waxing, painting, etc. 

 

We redirected some of the grant funds received from Career and Technical Education staff to the salary of the RtI tutor employed by CTE.  We recommended Mrs. Stacey Boruff for the position.  The remaining funds we have are available to spend on supplies, materials, and equipment totaling $23,849.  The vocational department will be meeting to discuss both short term plans for expenditure of these funds and long range plans for the future.  Mrs. Ringwald will be heading the purchasing of vocational supplies with the remaining funds.  We have also received formal verification that we will be receiving the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education again this year.  Our award amount this year will be $35,443.oo.  Some of these funds will go to the expenditure of salary for the aide who works in the Response to Intervention program and the remaining will supplement our technology budget since these are either required or approved expenditure areas. About 20% of the REAP has to be used for student improvement programs for NCLB.

 

The new registration format this year worked very well in getting schedules out, completing schedule changes for students, and collecting textbook and activity fees.  We had a much better turnout (especially parents) and a higher percentage has been rectified at this stage of the game.  The evening hours were a big hit and the credit/debit machine also contributed to the process.  We took in almost $60,000 in student fees which is an increase of $20,000 than last year.  The use of the credit/debit card machine took in $9300.  Roughly 95% of schedules were picked up before the first day of school.  There is a new method to complete in-service presentations for our employees.  We decided to go with a system called Ed Leaders Network which is a service of the Illinois Principal’s Association.  This system gives us the ability to provide on-line programs to our staff and get verifiable documentation that each has viewed and completed the requirements.  Each program fulfills state requirements and teachers and staff can do them during prep periods, free time, or even at home since we have less time to do our staff developments.  The subscription is $1,195 per year, but it allows us the freedom to complete mandatory staff development in a systematic way and not utilize valuable time which we can use for departmental and school improvement purposes.  The Alert Now system has been bought out by the Blackboard Connect system.  Blackboard Connect has also been a long standing company in this market.  We have made all the necessary transitions to our new automated message system provider.  There are a lot more options and possibilities for use including the ability to send email notices, texts and emails.

 

The Restroom Renovation Project has been completed.  We held our walk-through earlier last week and the very few punch list items were completed immediately.  Since Calhoun Construction had all inspections and necessary paperwork done during the course of the project, this enabled us to make final paperwork on substantial completion and take “ownership” of the facility last week Wednesday.   Calhoun had a foreman on the job at all times.  A motion to approve payment #3 to Calhoun Construction for $74,484.97 for summer 2012 project was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The network wiring and mainframe project for our technology program is also complete.  The only remaining final issues involve the adjustments and “tweaks” to programming of switches and the “touch” to all machines and programs in the building.  Shawn McKinney has continued to provide consultation and assistance in finishing this process.  Our tech people (especially Lisa Wiegmann and Becky Boeschen), along with office personnel, have worked many hours to resolve all the issues.)  What we have in the end is a much better network and “bones” upon which to function and now have an IP adders for each computer.  Overall, we will have a great deal more stability in our network and technology.  Issues that we are still working to upgrade include virus protection, a clean slate protection system, and the internet service that we have in the building.  ICN has used us as a hub, therefore giving us free internet service.  Since then, all schools have dropped ICN.  We discovered that our internet needs are far greater than the two T1 lines we were allotted.  We were maxing out our 2 T1 lines here at Central.  Therefore, we have requested the installation of four additional T1 lines to be bonded with the existing two lines.  ICN has agreed to provide us the existing T1 lines at no cost until next year.  Thus, our costs for internet service will be about $780 per month for this year.  It is necessary for our utilization.    

 

Last month we provided you with a job description for a Health Teacher at Central.  A motion to approve the addition of the job description for a Health Teacher at Central to the Board Policy Manual was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The BOE decided to allow the Village of Germantown to attend the September board meeting to discuss their request for an extension to the Tax Increment Finance agreement currently in place. 

 

The 2012-13 School Improvement Plan is basically still in place from last year.  It has been approved by the state and we have previously reviewed this material.  Mrs. Shanafelt will be replacing Mrs. Florczyk.  A motion to approve the 2012-2013 School Improvement Plans as presented was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Becky Boeschen and Mr. Meyer discussed the preliminary FY 13 Budget figures and information.  As always, we will plan for revenue streams that are low and plan accordingly.  We also will obviously have increases in operating costs and other expenditures.  Our efforts will continue to save and control expenditures in all areas.  We anticipate having a budget that is balanced overall and specific to most of our individual funds.  A motion to set 2012-2013 Budget hearing for Monday, September 17th at 7:15PM was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Robbi Howard as varsity softball coach was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Gina Benhoff as assistant softball coach was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Abstain – Dave Wellen  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Brad Reibold as volunteer assistant boys soccer coach was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reminded the BOE if any parents call them requesting schedule changes for their child to have them call Ms. Lohman.    

 

Central’s teachers began with a full day of institute work on Wednesday, August 15th.  Freshmen Orientation was held Wednesday evening.  We received very positive reviews of the new process of Freshmen Orientation.  All student attended on Thursday, the 16th with a 1:15PM dismissal.      

 

Central’s Fall Sorts Media Day was held on August 17th.  Thanks to Al Warnecke for making the arrangements with the media and our fall coaches.

 

Mrs. Faust and her husband welcomed a baby girl.  Raelyn Ann was 7lbs 6oz.  Lacey Meyer will be subbing for Mrs. Faust.

 

Mr. Jones reviewed the current enrollment and compared it to years past.      

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:54 PM to discuss personnel matters and special education placement on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 10:18 PM on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:19 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary