Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

Monday, December 21, 2015

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 2016 Lock, Security, and P.A. System Projects

6.2              Presentation of ISBE Regional Financial Consultant Projections

6.3              Approve 2015 Tax Levy

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Curriculum and Purchase of Textbooks for Health/Driver Education/Physical Education, Fine Arts/Foreign Language, and Guidance/Careers

7.2              Approve 2016 Risk Management Plan

7.3              Approve Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation Insurance

        Renewal for 2016-17

7.4              Approve Extra Duty Retirement

7.5              Approve Maternity Leave Request

7.6              Approve Maternity Leave Request

7.7              Employ Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1              Approve Early Graduation Requests

9.0       Executive Session

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Truth in Taxation hearing with the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 21, 2015 at 7:15PM in the boardroom.  Members present were Mike Nettemeier (7:18), Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, and Kris Rickhoff presided.  Mike Strieker and Tim Richter were absent.  Visitors included Trisha Lohman.

 

The agenda was approved on a motion by Meier, second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned the Truth in Taxation hearing at 7:30 PM on a motion by Voss; second by Meier.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 21, 2015 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier (7:18), Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, and Kris Rickhoff presided.  Mike Strieker and Tim Richter were absent.  Visitors included Trisha Lohman, Kristin Rueter and Misty Underwood.

 

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

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Voss second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer congratulated the fourteen students named as Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2016.  This is a great honor and symbolic of the student achievement demonstrated by students at C.C.H.S.  We have received the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing results.  This test was administered to all students enrolled in English III and Algebra II in the spring semester of 2015.  Since this is actually the first set of results that will serve as a baseline, there is no real comparison to trend analysis that we can do.  However, when we review the estimation of meeting or exceeding in performance, comparisons to state averages, and scores of other area schools … we did EXTREMELY well on the test.  We have been notified by the Clinton County Electric Cooperative that Mrs. Rachel Faust has received a Touchstone Energy Cooperative Classroom Empowerment Grant in the amount of $500.  She plans on using it for a document camera to assist with writing projects in her classroom.  Mrs. Faust is to be commended for her efforts in obtaining the classroom assistance and new teaching methods.

 

Mr. Neil Hamon has recently pursued the idea of constructing a batting cage for our softball facility.  After requesting support from the PAWS Organization (which was approved), checking into some free turf, reduced cost equipment if received before the end of the year, and obtaining volunteer help from several individuals at this time … all things were in place.  It has been constructed and will be an added benefit to our softball program.

                                   

As an update on the Summer 2016 Locksets/P.A. System/Security Entry Project - specifications continue to be developed and the architects have been working with Mr. Meyer on ideas for each part of the project.  There is a walk-thru planned with engineers of these systems scheduled for over the holidays as well.  We also received notice from the I.S.B.E. that all components of the projects have been approved for Health/Life/Safety Fund expenditure.     

 

A few weeks ago, Becky Boeschen and Mr. Meyer teleconferenced several times with Mr. Mark Mullen who is the Regional Financial Consultant (Southeast Region) for the Illinois State Board of Education.  In addition to other duties, Mr. Mullen completes financial projections and analysis for school districts and has worked with several area districts, including us.  Mr. Meyer summarized the projection based off his spreadsheet.  Doing a three-year projection can give us good ideas but seven-year projections are difficult to base a lot of real decisions upon. 

 

A motion to adopt the 2015 tax levy with a 16.98 increase over last year was made by Voss, second by Rickhoff.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – Tina Winkeler

 

Representatives of the Health/Driver Education/Physical Education, Guidance/Careers, and Fine Arts/Foreign Language departments were in attendance to present 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.  As part of that process, the teachers have been meeting to develop possible new course offerings and instructional materials.  These teachers have settled upon no significant changes to courses in the curriculum.  As is the case each year, the proposal for purchasing new textbooks and teaching materials for these subject areas in our curriculum will be a significant investment.  A motion to approve and authorize the proposed curriculum purchase for health/Dr. Ed./P.E./Guidance and Careers/ and Fine Arts/Foreign Language was made by Winkeler, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None     

 

A motion to adopt the 2016 Rick Management Plan was made by Rickhoff, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Our annual agreement with the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative will be expiring on July 1, 2016.  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.  We have saved a great deal of money with P.S.I.C. and had exceptional coverage from their carriers and the insurance plan for Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation.  Other programs are not competitive with the same levels of coverage.  A motion to approve the renewal agreement with Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was made by Winkeler, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the retirement of Head Volleyball Coach, Mr. Jim Cook was made by Winkeler, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Mrs. Jamie Schneider was made by Rickhoff, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Mrs. Julianne Jacob was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Kasie Frazier as volunteer assistant softball coach was made by Rickhoff, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The winter assembly was held on November 30 to introduce the Scholar Bowl team, basketball teams and cheer team.    

 

Central’s band and chorus performed their annual Christmas Concert Sunday, December 13th.  Mr. Chrostoski and his band and chorus members prepared several entertaining pieces for the community. 

 

Mr. Jones has completed the first round of teacher evaluations for all non-tenured faculty.  He is also working in the evaluations student growth as a pilot program this year. 

 

Central has 5 early graduation requests.  The names of those applying are Gannon Chipley, Tiffany Fore, Jacob Fuehne, Houston Jackson and Maria Leyva. 

 

A motion to approve the early graduate requests as presented pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Winkeler, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:23 PM on a motion by Voss; second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

           

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Board President                                  Board Secretary