Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL MEETING

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

6:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0       Roll Call

 

3.0              Topic of Discussion

3.1              Review Purpose of the Meeting

3.2              Presentation by Kevin Wills of First Midstate, Inc.

3.3              Questions/Answers and Discussion

 

4.0       Executive Session

 

5.0       Adjournment

 

 

 

 

The special board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 7, 2016 at 6:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Mike Strieker(6:32), Kris Rickhoff (6:33), Tina Winkeler and Tim Richter presided.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Jeff Kampwerth, Amy Kruse and Kevin Wills.

 

Mr. Meyer started the meeting stating the purpose of the meeting was Kevin Wills to present to the BOE the different options of financing for big projects in the next couple of years.

 

Mr. Kevin Wills of First Midstate, Inc. spoke to the BOE about the different option his company could offer Central. 

 

The board adjourned at 8:54 on a motion by Rickhoff; second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                        Mike Strieker                  

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING

 

Monday, December 19, 2016

6:45 PM

 

 

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Discussion of Levy / Visitor Participation

 

4.0       Adjournment

 

 

The truth in taxation meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 19, 2016 at 6:45PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker and Tim Richter presided.   Kris Rickhoff was absent.  Visitors included Todd Jones, Morgan Keck, and Sean Kennedy.

 

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

 

Mr. Meyer discussed the levy options with the BOE.

 

The board adjourned at 9:10 PM on a motion by Richter; second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                        Mike Strieker               

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

Monday, December 19, 2016

7:00 PM

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Approval of Agenda

 

4.0              Approval of Minutes

4.1              Approval of Minutes (November 14, 2016 Special Meeting)

4.2              Approval of Minutes (December 7, 2016 Special Meeting)

 

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 2016 Tax Levy

6.2              Approve Adoption of Technology Policy

6.3              Accept 2016 Ten-Year Health Life Safety Survey

6.4              Update on Considerations for Renovations and Building Additions

                                               

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Curriculum and Purchase of Textbooks for Career and Technical Education Programs

7.2              Approve 2017 Risk Management Plan

7.3              Approve Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation Insurance

        Renewal for 2017-18

                       

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 19, 2016 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker and Tim Richter presided.   Kris Rickhoff was absent.  Visitors included Todd Jones, Morgan Keck, Tiffany Decker, Lauren Langhauser, Sean Kennedy, Mandy Ringwald (7:30), Jan Rittenhouse (7:33), Steve Ellis (7:41) and Rick Harre (7:56).

 

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

 

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

 

The minutes of the special board meeting held on November 14th were reviewed and approved on a motion by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The minutes of the special board meeting held on December 7th were reviewed and approved on a motion by Strieker, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, 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, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on the continuous effort to collect outstanding fees.

 

Central Community High School has thirteen students named as Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2017.  This is a great honor and symbolic of the student achievement demonstrated by students at C.C.H.S.  Mr. Meyer sent letters of congratulations to the students and their parents on the BOE’s behalf and also notified the elementary districts for each student since they also played a role in the successes of these students. 

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed an updated listing of Faculty and Staff members pending retirement at some point since last month’s approval of a request.  (You will note a number have not actually placed themselves in the “pipeline” but are potential.)

 

After some discussion in the Truth in Taxation meeting, Mr. Meyer recommended the adoption of the preliminary “Levy Option B” on the worksheet.  A motion to approve a levy increase of 7.87% was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Last month a packet was preseneted as a first reading of the adoption of a general technology policy.  We already have an Acceptable Use Policy agreement that all students and staff sign here at Central on the usage of technology and equipment.  However, these policy suggestions deal with broader based focus of technology and the AUP is consistent to its components.  A motion to adopt the suggested technical policy was made by Strieker, second by Voss.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Several months ago the Board authorized FGM Architects to complete the required Ten-year Health Life Safety Survey.  Todd Jones was present to review this information.  The survey provided us with a “guideline” for items we will need to address over the next few years.  A motion to approve the Ten-Year HLS Survey presented by Todd Jones was made by Voss, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Last week, we held a Special Meeting for the purpose of options on funding any upcoming renovations and building additions.  Hopefully, we all have a better understanding of the options of borrowing that are available to us depending upon the extent of these projects.  Further discussion was held on the next phase of preliminary planning and development of cost estimates.  As we have said earlier, this process will require several months to develop and will also necessitate our involvement and deliberation.  Todd Jones of FGM Architects answered questions and gave us an outline of what to expect during this phase.

 

Representatives of the Career and Technical Education programs 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.  We decided to alter the annual study to allow this extensive part of our curriculum to an adoption over two years.  As part of that process, the teachers have been meeting to develop possible new course offerings and instructional materials.  These teachers have settled upon some significant changes to certain courses relevant to certain areas of 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.  (No other subject area textbooks will be purchased out of the cycle each year unless replacement needs exist or increases due to enrollment occur.)  The cycle greatly benefits coordination of curriculum and assures up-to-date teaching materials.  Materials are somewhat unique in these subject areas as opposed to traditional core curricular areas.  A motion to approve the Career and TEch Education curriculum proposals and authorize the purchase of new teaching materials was made by Strieker, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  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 will be completing a survey and time study of our employees during the month of January in order to develop the documentation on the appropriate salary expenses.  Last year, we added several individuals to the listing including our Technology staff, Guidance Counselors, and Office Personnel since they are also involved in liability reducing and control duties.  These people do activities each day that protect us from concerns and should be part of the Risk Management Plan.  Our auditors confirmed the appropriateness of this direction.  We have requested a larger levy and will spend a sum on salaries from Tort and Immunity Funding.  As long as we remain conservative on expenditures from this fund, and stay consistently lower than the information from the survey mentioned above, we are justified in doing so.  A motion to adopt the 2017 Risk Management Plan was made by Voss, second by Richter.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A  motion to approve a 1 year renewal with P.S.I.C. was made by Richter, second by Winkeler.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The Winter Activity Assembly was held Monday, November 21 to introduce the Scholar Bowl Team, Basketball

and Competitive Cheer Squad, and the boys and girls basketball program participants! Coaches had several

students to introduce as all programs have great numbers! The boys were about to compete in the Effingham

Thanksgiving Tournament and the girls were in the O’Fallon Tournament to begin their respective seasons! Thanks to the coaches for making introductions and good luck this season!!

 

Central’s band and chorus performed their annual Christmas Concert Sunday, December 13 1h . Director, Eric

Chrostoski, and his band and chorus members had prepared several entertaining songs and musical numbers for

Central’s community. This was Mr. Chrostoski’s fourth Christmas Concert at Central as our music director and

the place was packed! Eric communicated with the audience in fine fashion throughout the performance.  Congratulations to Eric; the band & chorus for their performance!

 

Central’s Semester exams will be held before the break going on year thirteen December 19, 20 & 21. The

students, parents, and teachers appreciate being able to wrap up their first semester with the exams before the

break. Although it makes the first semester about five or six days shorter, it allows for a clean and quick start to

the second semester upon the students return on Wednesday, January 4. All students are required to take

semester exams again this year. I have attached this year’s exam schedule.

 

Central’s 245 member Pit Crew Student Cheering Section led by a committee consisting of four seniors, two

juniors, two sophomores & one freshman have been busy organizing theme nights for the girls and boys

basketball home games. We also have the Dairy King Rainbow Shot Halftime Challenge. The group of 10-15 students have three minutes to see which one can make the longest shot before time runs out. Dairy King has donated $5.00 gift certificate to the winner We have had great attendance at the games so far! School spirit is building at Central!

 

A motion to approve Early Graduation requests as presented pending fulfillment of all academic requirements and credit minimums was made by Richter, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:10 PM on a motion by Richter; second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                        Mike Strieker                 

Board President                                  Board Secretary