Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

Monday, December 16, 2013

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              Update on Summer 2013 Commons Area Project

6.2              Update on Specifications for Summer 2014 Projects

6.3              Approve 2013 Tax Levy

6.4              Approve Purchase of Driver Education Vehicle

                                               

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Curriculum and Purchase of Textbooks for Science

7.2              Approve 2014 Risk Management Plan

7.3              Authorize Development of Specifications and Letting of Bids for

        Transportation Services

7.4              Approve Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation Insurance

        Renewal for 2014-15

7.5              Employ Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

7.6              Employ Assistant Volleyball Coach

7.7              Approve Leave of Absence from Extra Duty Assignment

                       

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1              Approve Early Graduation Requests

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

The Truth in Taxation Hearing was held at 7:15PM on December 16, 2013 in the boardroom.  Members present were Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker presided.  Mike Nettemeier arrived at 7:25PM.  Visitors included Britni Hogg, Karrie Kujawa, Megan Porterfield, Keith Patterson and Kelly Ross.

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 16, 2013 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Britni Hogg, Karrie Kujawa, Megan Porterfield, Keith Patterson and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

Mrs. Britni Hogg spoke to the BOE sharing information regarding our library system.  It is an annual condition of the Per Capita Library Grant program that she presents this material to the Board of Education.  She also shared information on the new direction of the library under her leadership.

 

Central Community High School has fourteen students named as Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2013.  (Two of these students have transferred to other districts this past summer.)  This is a great honor and symbolic of the student achievement demonstrated by students at C.C.H.S.  We sent letters of congratulations to the students and their parents on your behalf. 

 

The I.S.B.E. will be sending a representative as a follow up visit on December 17th to the Focused Monitoring process in Special Education.  We have made some procedural changes to the I.E.P. processes that were recommended.  They will be talking to members of our special education department, our school psychologist, and Kali Carroll.  Our teachers are doing well with the co-teaching.  We also had a visit from the fire marshal last week.  A couple minor things were cited.  Brian Guthrie from the regional office was here for a compliance visit last week too.

 

As an update on the Summer 2013 Commons Area Project, we have scheduled the final “touch up’ work to be done by Missouri Terrazzo on December 19th and 20th.  This will follow the exam periods each day and should complete the floor.  We are then planning to strip the floor and apply two coats of sealant with at least 2-4 coats of wax.  (This has been recommended by several people in our research.)  The break will be short in number of work days and we are hopeful to get this accomplished.  After the break we should be able to close out the project and make final payment. 

 

Mr. Todd Jones and Mr. Meyer have been discussing the work on specifications for the Summer 2014 Projects.  Much of this is pretty technical and straightforward especially concerning the electrical work and lighting replacement.  The new locksets will also be fairly “cut-and-dried”.  The new vestibule areas have some different options to equipment, but financial variance is high leaving us with certain limitations     

 

The Truth in Taxation hearing was held before the regular board meeting.  At that time, there were no visitors or questions regarding the 2013 Tax Levy proposal.  A motion to adopt 2013 tax levy at 12.94% was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the summary of bids for the BOE received on a new Driver Education vehicle.  The decision to purchase a new vehicle and trade-in one of our two cars at this time will assist us in keeping a regular schedule of cars.  A motion to authorize the purchase of a new drivers education vehicle from K&J Chevrolet for $11,970 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

Mrs. Karrie Kujawa and Mrs. Megan Porterfield of the Science department presented 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 year.  They briefly summarized the results of their study.  As part of that process, the teachers have been meeting frequently to develop possible new course offerings and instructional materials.  The Science Department made some significant changes to course sequence and selections in the curriculum.  They are excited about their new ideas and the new opportunities it should bring to our students.  A motion to approve Science curriculum proposal for science and authorize the purchase of new teaching material was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Each calendar year, we have adopted a Risk Management Plan for our facility and personnel. This plan should provide us with the necessary system to justify expenditures of Tort Immunity Funds on salaries and other expenses.  We have been spending down a reserve, but still spend a considerable sum on salaries from Tort and Immunity Funding.  As long as we remain conservative on expenditures from this fund, and consistently lower than the information from the survey mentioned above, we are justified in doing so.  A motion to adopt the 2014 Risk Management Plan was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Our three-year Transportation Agreements will be expiring on June 30, 2014.  Developments in Transportation Fund reimbursements over the past few years make this a very important topic.  Mr. Meyer will be investigating and seeking any alternative to student transportation and we will need more time to prepare for these issues.  It is important to remind everyone that this bidding process only applies to certain aspects of our overall transportation system.  A motion to authorize the specifications and the letting of bids for transportation was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve a one-year renewal with Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

At this time, we have not received an applicant for the Assistant Girls Soccer position.  We will continue to advertise and perhaps some option will develop. 

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Crissy Toennies as assistant volleyball coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Leave of Absence for Gina Benhoff as Assistant softball coach and agreement to place Jim Cook in the temporary assignment was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones presented the candidates for Early Graduation to the BOE.  A motion to approve 2013-14 early graduates as per discussed pending all necessary requirements and credits was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Central’s Band and Chorus performed their annual Christmas Concert on December 11th.  Mr. C. and the band and chorus prepared several entertaining songs and musical numbers for the concert. 

 

Central’s Student Assistance Programs has been up and running since late September.  The program is designed to delay referrals at the beginning of school one month as well as the last month of school in May.  Since September, we have had several referrals to the tams from all grade levels. 

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:20 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler to student disciplinary issues. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

The board entered into regular session at 9:39 on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:40 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary