Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, August 20, 2018  (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              18-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    HVAC Project - Approve Application for Payment #3 and Change Order(s)

B.     Outdoor Renovations - Approve Application for Payment #3 (Litteken Construction) and Payment #2 (Dant Clayton) and Change Order(s)

C.     Building Additions – Approve Application for Payment #2

and Change Order(s)

 

4.0              New Business

4.1              Review Preliminary FY19 Budget and Approve Budget Hearing

4.2              Accept Resignation of Teacher Aide

4.3              Employ Special Education Teacher Aide

4.4              Accept Resignation of Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

4.5              Employ Volunteer Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

4.6              Employ Technology Aide

4.7              Employ Parking Lot Supervisor

 

5.0              Principal’s Report

8.1  Approve 18-19 School Improvement Plan

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on August 20, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier.

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

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

Dr. Foutch recognized Annabelle Wieter for all of her hard work she has put into the Pit Crew.  Annabelle has showed Dr. Foutch leadership, organization along with hard work during the summer months to keep the Pit Crew club in good standings. 

 

It is that time to complete our Three-year Asbestos reinspection.  Clay Szczeblewski is our licensed asbestos representative and worked with Farmer Environmental Services to complete the process.

 

The registration format last week worked very well in getting schedules out, completing schedule changes for students, and collecting textbook and activity fees.  Having evening hours on one night was very convenient for parents.  The Open Forum on the new One-to-One Chromebook Initiative presented good information thanks to Mrs. Wiegmann, Mrs. Ringwald, Mrs. Boeschen, and Mrs. Hogg.  Mr. Hamon did online registration process again this year with parents of athletes. 

 

The School Community Council will hold its first meeting of the year in the upcoming weeks and they will be discussing plans for community education programs and other activities this upcoming year.  The S.C.C. has been a great avenue through which we can get input and feedback on our programs.  Dr. Foutch plans to get involved in the group.

 

As always, this summer has been a big deal in the Technology program.  We are looking forward to the expansion and improved use of Chromebooks in the One-to-One environment.  Mrs. Wiegmann, Mrs. Ringwald, Mrs. Hogg, Mrs. Boeschen and Dr. Foutch remain on our team and we will continue to provide leadership for the programs centered upon technology.  The Technology program we offer our students and staff at Central is outstanding and better than most other schools in the area.  We are an advanced technological school and need to get better and better as the rapid pace of technology continues to build. 

 

We have again subscribed to the Ed Leaders Network that gives us the ability to provide on-line programs to our staff and get verifiable documentation that each has viewed and completed training requirements.  Each program fulfills state requirements and teachers and staff can do them during prep periods or even at home.  We enrolled in the system early for our staff during the summer so they could complete some of the trainings prior to the start of school and many have done so already.  The system is part of the statewide system of support grant through ISBE and the ROE’s in order to provide online professional development to all public schools and it is free!  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.  This year, Dr. Foutch is coordinating the program for our staff and supervising everyone’s completion of training videos.

We continue to move forward with the building projects. While the HVAC project is winding down, the Outdoor Renovations are shifting to the “alternate” locations (Baseball, JV Baseball, and Softball), and the Building Additions are setting into gear.  The HVAC project is now in final phases of completion with calibration of units and stages of best efficient operation. All systems were operational and functioning for the start of school. Those final stages of computer settings, panel configurations, balancing, and training are all that is left to complete. Over the next month, we should get a good feel for how they are working and see greater efficiency.  A motion to approve payment #3 $182,276.01 to Hock, Inc. for HVAC project and approve change order #1 fro 16590.50 was made by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Outdoor renovations are now becoming focused more on the areas that were contracted on the “alternate” locations of the original bidding. The Football/Track Facility is mostly complete. The practice field, long jump, pole vault, storage building, and drainage requirements of that facility is close to completion. The Officials/Storage building is nearing completion. And, the other areas of the project including Baseball grandstands, Softball dugouts/grandstands, and the Junior Varsity Baseball Field changes are in process.

Everything is on track for an October conclusion.  A motion to approve payment #3 $446,690 to Litteken for outside facility renovation, payment #2 to Dant Clayton for $ and change orders (#23, 24, 25) for Litteken totaling $70744.73 was made by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The early construction work has advanced to preliminary stage work on the Building Additions over the past month. The pouring of foundation footings began this past Monday and the schedule looks to get much faster with consistent stages of development now. We are actually one week behind schedule on the overall project.  A motion to approve payment #2 $68,400 to Millenium for building additions was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Becky Boeschen presented the Preliminary FY 19 Budget figures and gave brief explanations. Although the new Evidence Based Funding (EBF) system is coming into place and we feel that increases in revenue from the state will probably happen, it is not likely to be considerable for us. We also never know how much to expect in actual mandated categorical payments, so the unknown continues to create difficulty in preparing an effective budget. The EBF and categorical funds we get will still be a small portion of our revenue figures. Local sources of revenue are the easiest to predict and will still be the largest percentage of our income as a district. As always, we will plan for revenue streams that are conservative and deal with them accordingly.  Expenditures are where we have a better understanding on budget figures. We will have additional salary and benefit expenses due to raises and costs of operation. As we always do, efforts will continue to control expenditures in all areas. The Education Fund is of most concern since our amended budget from last year still showed a deficit and unless final audit numbers show otherwise, we likely ended the year with less reserves than the previous year.  We do have some healthy reserves in some unusual areas such as Operation and Maintenance and the Transportation Funds. Overall, our financial health is still fairly strong, but there are concerns about fund ratios between funds. It’s also important to point out that we have large expenditures going on from Site and Construction Funds and the possibility that some purchases for related matters might “bleed off” some of the O and M Fund reserves this year.  A motion to set budget hearing for September 17th at 6:45PM was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

A motion to approve resignation of teacher aide Kendra Barackman was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Rebecca Thompson for teacher aide pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kruse, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resignation of Juan Martinez for assistant boys soccer coach was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Cameron Jackson for assistant volunteer soccer coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kennedy, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Andrew Pani for tech aide pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Kurt Peters as parking lot supervisor was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Gina Benhoff for going above and beyond for a parent.  Gina extended herself to the parent and student during the summer hours to make sure the student was ready for the first day. 

 

Dr. Foutch informed the BOE credited the staff for working hard during the summer days, prepping for the school year. 

 

Ami Shanafelt met with Dr. Foutch to discuss the English department curriculum study cycle progress.  Ami informed Dr. Foutch of the potential textbooks that the department is interested in implementing in the future. 

 

Dr. Foutch informed the BOE of the High Impact Strategies for the One-to-One Classroom.  This discussion also was presented to the staff.  He also touched on the 7 Core Values he is implementing.

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by Meier to discuss personnel, special ed placement, administration and student discipline.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 8:44PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 8:55PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Voss; second by Kruse at 9:56PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                     

Board President                                  Board Secretary