Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

Monday, December 17, 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              Approve 2012 Tax Levy

6.2              Update on Village of Germantown Request for Extension of Tax Increment Finance Agreement

                                               

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Curriculum and Purchase of Textbooks for Mathematics

7.2              Approve 2013 Risk Management Plan

7.3              Approve Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation Insurance

        Renewal for 2013-14

7.4              Approve Resolution in Opposition of Anti-Pooling Legislation

7.5              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 17, 2012 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler and Rick Taphorn presided.  Tim Richter was absent.  Visitors included Angie Kohlbrecher, Emily Howell, Julianne Jacob and Greg Kruse.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

We will be sending a second letter to parents and during the Christmas Break for outstanding fees.  There were 22 individuals who have paid since last month.  However, we still have 203 students who have balances. Central Community High School has ten students named as Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2013, with the addition of Noah Stockmann, who was added on late via an appeal.  This is a great honor and symbolic of the student achievement demonstrated by students at CCHS.  Mr Meyer discussed the most recent accumulated tax information as annually compiled by the Regional Office of Education.  The page shows the EAV, tax rates, and total extensions collected based upon property taxes for the Clinton, Marion, and Washington County school districts.  We are getting to the point of receiving more property taxes than the unit districts.

 

We have received the report submitted by the Regional Office of Education from their Compliance Visit completed on September 24th.  Mr. Brian Guthrie only found a few areas of non-compliance.  All were on the website.  We did not have the budget on the website along with a few other reports.  Mr. Meyer discussed the annual Loss Control Service report completed by Mr. Anthony Antonellis of Gallagher Bassett Services.  The report summarizes the items that they recommend we address for risk management and lower exposure to insurance claims.  There were five situations cited and they were extremely limited in scope and type.  This is a great reflection of the condition of our facility and our attempts to constantly stay on top of issues which develop.  Ms. Tina Meier of the Megan Meier Foundation spoke to our community on Tuesday, December 4th.  She spoke of the bullying and cyberbullying that led her daughter to commit suicide.  Her presentation gave a great deal of information to parents about preventing these circumstances for anyone else.  Ms. Meier spoke to 7th/8th Graders of all the elementary districts along with C.C.H.S. 9th Graders here and Mater Dei 9th Graders during the school day and came back at 7PM to speak to the community, where roughly 200+ people were in attendance.  It was a positive program and a great collaborative effort.  The Committee to Support Central also helped to fund the expenses of the program. 

 

Mr. Meyer discussed briefly the Tax Levy option.  He also discussed what other local schools were proposing for their tax levy.  We are right in line with the other schools.  A motion to adopt 2012 Tax Levy at 14.15% increase was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The Village of Germantown has proposed an annual payment of $4000 to be used for our parking lot regarding the Germantown TIF extension request.  They are proposing a $4000 payment for 18 years.  Mr. Braun recommended an amount out of village funds vs. capital asset funds.  However, Germantown wants to spend out of capital assets.  There will be less documentation needed to spend out of village funds.  Mr. Braun also recommended proposing an alternative capital expenditure.  Mr. Braun offered to review any documentation submitted by the Village of Germantown.  The BOE recommended to counter offer the Village of Germantown with an annual payment of $6000.  

 

Representatives of the Mathematics departments presented to the BOE their recommendations for curricular changes and the adoption of new teaching materials.  The Curriculum Study Cycle has given them a chance to review curricular offerings and materials the past two years.  The teachers have been meeting frequently to develop possible new course offerings and instructional materials.  We purchased the lower level math books last year.  There are only a few schools using the same company/series.  They are excited about their new ideas and the new opportunities it should bring to our students over the next two years.  A motion to approve proposed math curriculum and the purchase of new math teaching materials was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The Risk Management Plan for our facility and personnel provides us with the necessary system to justify expenditures of Tort Immunity Funds on salaries and other expenses.  We also complete a survey and time study of our employees during the month of January in order to develop the documentation on the appropriate salary expenses.  (We are budgeting less for salary expenditures next year.)  A motion to adopt 2013 Risk Management Plan was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

Our annual agreement with the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative will be expiring on July 1, 2013.  In order to comply with bylaws of the cooperative, we are required to notify PSIC of our intention to renew or give an intention to withdraw six months prior to expiration.  (This information is necessary for them to send out requests for proposals from aggregate providers.)  The projected rate increase for this year will depend upon the climate of the industry and the bidding process that the A.J. Gallagher administrators will be able to draw from all aggregate insurance providers.  The cooperative has grown to include over 131 school districts.  We have saved a great deal of money with PSIC and had exceptional coverage from their carriers and the insurance plan for Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation.   A motion to approve the renewal with Prairie State Cooperative was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve a resolution to oppose anti-pooling efforts was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve retirement request from Mrs. Donna Horstmann for 2015-16 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve 2012-13 early graduate requests as presented pending all necessary requirements was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Nettemeier.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones informed the BOE the seniors who have submitted their letter of requests for early graduation.   

 

On Wednesday, December 10th, the band and chorus performed their annual Christmas Concert.  Once again, the commons was full of people.  Thanks to Vickie for putting this together.      

 

Mr. Jones reminded the BOE that semester exams are December 19th and 20th.   

 

Our replacement for the in-school suspension room and parking lot supervisor, Charlie Bair, is doing a great job.   

 

The board entered into executive session at 8:48 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn to discuss personnel and student security.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board came out of executive session at 9:05 PM on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

 

The board adjourned at 9:06 PM on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary