Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

Monday, December 20, 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            Approve 2010 Tax Levy

6.2            Summer 2010 Project Update

Approve Application and Certificate for Payment #5

                        6.3       Summer 2011 Project Update

 

                                               

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve 2010 School Improvement Plan

7.2            Approve 2011 Risk Management Plan

7.3            Approve Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation Insurance

   Renewal for 2011-12

7.4            Employ 2011 Head Girls Soccer Coach

7.5            Employ 2011 Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

7.6            Approve Retirement Request

 

8.0            Principal’s Report

8.1            Approve Early Graduation Requests

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 20, 2010 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 Tricia Lohman and Kelly Ross. 

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the communication and correspondence items, including the most recent outstanding student bills.  Currently we still have over $32,000 in outstanding fees.  Judy will be sending out the 2nd letters.  This year we had 10 students who were named Illinois State Scholars.  Mr. Meyer noted that Parental Involvement Parcel and staff members met for the School Improvement Plan to discuss how parents could become more involved.  December is usually the month to adopt new courses and textbooks.  We decided at the beginning of the year to postpone this process.  Mr. Meyer would like to speak to the Student Improvement team first.  There were 5 individuals that picked up petitions for school board seats.  Only 3 have returned those petitions.    

 

Mr. Meyer discussed a little more briefly the 2010 Tax Levy.  Central submitted the “black box” number in the Breese Journal.  We had one of the lowest black box numbers out of the area schools.  A motion to adopt the 2010 Tax Levy with “option B” of 8.31% increase was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

Unterbrink Construction has agreed to a final payment in regards to the extra expenses for the summer 2010 project.  We have not received the final paperwork yet, but per Todd Jones, it is on its way.  A motion to approve payment #5 for $3150.64 to Unterbrink Construction pending receipt of their application and completed paperwork was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None 

 

Mr. Todd Jones is still working on specifications and plans for the 2011 summer project.  Few details are being discussed at this point.  Todd plans to attend the January Board Meeting to review the plans with the BOE.

 

Mr. Meyer discussed with the BOE the new School Improvement Plan that the staff has been working on.  Dr. Hill and Dr. Fancher helped facilitate the process thanks to a grant from the ROE.  They all met for many hours to complete the new plan.  The new plan includes strengths and weaknesses, focus points, curriculum content for IEP students, monitoring student performance by gender, parent self studies, strategies, time lines and responsibilities.  Mr. Meyer was impressed with all who were involved.  Although it was a very long process, it was a very successful process.  A motion to adopt the School Improvement Plan for 2010 – 2012 was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None    

 

The Risk Management Plan was reviewed.  This plan justifies the expenditures of Tort Immunity Funds on salaries and expenses.  A survey and time study will be distributed to our employees in January in order to develop the documentation of the appropriate salary expense.  A motion to adopt the 2011 Risk Management Plan was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

It is the time of year again to renew our agreement with Prairie State Insurance Cooperative.  Our current agreement will expire on July 1, 2011.  A motion to renew our agreement with Prairie State Insurance Cooperative for 2011 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Matt Cassidy as Head Soccer Coach for the Spring 2011 season pending all necessary paperwork was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Mrs. Iris Miller’s request for retirement at the end of the  2011-12 school year was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

  PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones has received 15 early graduate requests.  A motion to approve 2010-11 early graduates pending their successful completion of all credits required was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None    

 

On Tuesday, December 14th, Ms. Voytas and her band and chorus performed their annual Christmas Concert.  The commons area was packed and the crowd had a great time as usual. 

 

Mr. Jones informed the BOE that Central earned a “Do What’s Right! State Final Sportsmanship Banner” at the Girls Volleyball State Finals.  This makes the 4th Sportsmanship banner Central has earned. 

 

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:00 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen to discuss personnel, potential litigation on Public action and student disciplinary matters.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:42 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:43 PM. on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker           

Board President                                  Board Secretary