A special board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 5, 2018 at 6:00PM in the boardroom to discuss the superintendent search.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier, and Jeff Kampwerth.

 

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Kruse, second by Kampwerth to possible superintendent applicants.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 6:05PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Meier, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 7:10PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Richter; second by Kennedy at 7:12PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

A special board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 10, 2018 at 5:15PM in the boardroom to discuss the superintendent search.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier, and Jeff Kampwerth.

 

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by Kampwerth to interview superintendent applicants.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 5:30PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:36PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy; second by Kruse at 8:37PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

A special board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 12, 2018 at 6:00PM in the boardroom to discuss the superintendent search.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier, and Jeff Kampwerth. Visitors included Eric Chrostoski.

 

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Voss, second by Richter to discuss the selected applicant for the Superintendent position.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 6:00PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 6:03PM.

 

A motion to employ Dr. Dustin Foutch as Superintendent starting the 2019-2020 school year was made by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Voss; second by Kennedy at 6:04PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

 

A tax levy hearing of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on December 17, 2018 at 6:45PM in the boardroom to discuss the superintendent search.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, and Jeff Kampwerth. Tim Richter was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Ami Shanafelt.

 

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kampwerth; second by Kruse at 7:00PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

 

           

________________                            _________________               

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

Monday, December 17, 2018

7:00 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 2018 Tax Levy

6.2              2018-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    Update of Information on HVAC Project

B.     Outdoor Renovations - Approve Application for Payment #7

C.     Building Additions – Approve Application for Payment #6 and Change Order #1

6.3       Approve proposal for technology wiring, switches, data access and             infrastructure in the New Addition

6.4       Approve proposal on surveillance and telecommunication             equipment in New Addition.

                       

                                               

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Curriculum and Purchase of Textbooks for Language Arts Subject Area

7.2              Accept Proposal on Transportation Run

7.3              Approve 2019 Risk Management Plan

7.4              Approve Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation Insurance

        Renewal for 2019-20

7.5              Review Technology Director Job Description (First Reading)

7.6              Employ Assistant Volleyball Coach

7.7              Employ Head Boys Soccer Coach

7.8              Employ of the Building Principal

                       

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, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Tim Richter was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Ami Shanafelt, Katie Florczyk, Rachel Faust, Kristen Hogg, Kara Short, Laura Walker, Logan, Dana and James Bush.

 

The agenda was amended and approved on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved on a motion by Kennedy, second by Kruse.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Logan Bush for his being an outstanding student.  Logan always greets Dr. Foutch in the morning and at lunch.  His teachers state that he is extremely positive with his classmates and they can always rely on him to do his absolute best.  Logan is the son of Dana and James Bush.

 

Central Community High School has seventeen students named as Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2019.  This is a great honor and symbolic of the student achievement demonstrated by students at C.C.H.S.  We have included a list of these seniors and parents.  We sent letters of congratulations to the students and their parents on your behalf.  I have also notified the elementary districts for each student since they also played a role in the successes of these students.

 

During the hearing, Mr. Meyer briefed the BOE on the options for our Tax Levy.  To make sure to capture all we can get, a motion to adopt a preliminary Levy Option B of a 7.65% was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None 

 

We are still making some adjustments and are waiting to see more consistency in the HVAC System at this time.  The good news is that most issues have been resolved, but because all have not been completed satisfactory, we have not made final payment on the project.  All other materials and documentation has been received and the project is formally closed.

 

The Outdoor Renovations continue to progress at a very slow pace due to the weather.  The grandstands at the Baseball and Softball complexes have been finished.  The bleachers and chair seating structures are scheduled for installation beginning on December 18th.  The most concerning work still remains on dirt work and fencing areas at the JV Baseball Field and Softball Field.  We discussed the issues there and impact it will have on next spring’s season at last month’s meeting.  All other issues have been addressed and Litteken Construction has demobilized their equipment since remaining work is being done by subs on the project.  A motion to approve Application for Payment #7 in the amount of $8,423.82 was made by Kampwerth, second by Kruse. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None 

 

The Building Additions also continue to move forward with the outside brick work completed, most of the roofing and exterior building completed, installation of roof top HVAC units, and continuing interior developments.  The drywall has been started and a few minor changes have been done to placement and situation of phone/data boxes.  Exposed ceilings have been painted and some other issues continue to move along.  Windows are scheduled for installation soon and doors will be finished.  Millenium Construction has submitted the Change Order #1 for approval in the amount of $14,862.37.  (This was the sewer line relocation/reconnection and attachment to new foundations.)   A motion to approve Application for Payment #6 for the amount of $209,126.13 and change order #1 was made by Kruse, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None 

 

Several months ago the Board authorized the seeking of proposals for two components necessary for operation in the new additions.  The first was in respect to all technology wiring, switches, data access, and infrastructure in the new Media Center, Band/Music Addition, Offices, and Technology Work spaces.  We have received a great proposal from Comm Squad.  They are the same vendor completing the public address and clocks in the additions subbing for Millenium.  We have also contracted with them on the restructuring of all our cable wiring, fiber, switches, and other technology infrastructure the past several years.  The proposal includes all data wiring for the new phones and cameras in the additions as well.  A motion to approve proposal on Technology components in Additions for $65,545 to Comm Squad was made by Kennedy, second by Meier. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

We also received our proposal from Complete Technology Solutions on the surveillance and telecommunications equipment in the additions as well.  CTS is working in conjunction with CommSquad on this system by providing the actual cameras, recorders, and all telephone equipment for the area.  They also are the vendor that supplied and service our current camera system and telephone system in the building currently.  Both of these vendors need as much lead time as possible to order the specialized equipment for this work and by providing the proposals early, they feel our action could benefit us by order and access to the new additions earlier.  A motion to approve proposal on new surveillance and telecommunications in new additions for $8546.40 to CTS was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

Mrs. Shanafelt and the Language Arts Department presented the results of their turn at the Curriculum Study Cycle.  This subject area is a huge year in the cycle, not just because of the importance of Language Arts but because of the philosophical precedent that this specific year has upon the future of other studies.  It is also a big financial investment for new instructional materials.  They laid out their course for the next six years for Central and gave us recommendations on materials with their estimate of costs.  Dr. Foutch and I have worked with Mrs. Ami Shanafelt as leader of the department in the process.  A motion to approve the Language Arts department new curriculum study as presented was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

As we have discussed at previous meetings and correspondence, Breese Elementary District #12 has chosen to stop transporting students of other districts to the Bridges Learning Center and the TAOEP/ALA Center in Centralia.  Although we have made attempts to maintain the cooperative run with them in an effort to keep from duplicating services and incurring undue expense, it is their decision to do what they prefer with their own buses.  Instead, we have turned to the other elementary districts to keep a cooperative transportation run with a provider we are already contracted with here at Central.  M and K Bus Service provides us with other transportation needs and because of that our contract with them allows for a proposal.  M & K would be providing these services and then we would recoup from other districts an invoiced amount per day at a per capita ratio per student.  We will also share in the cost of monitor(s) for the bus who are employed by the bus company in an equal share with other districts as well. A motion to approve agreement with M&K Bus Service to transport students to Bridges Learning Center and TAOEP/ALA Center in Centralia was made by Kruse, second by Kampwerth.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None 

 

Each calendar year, we have adopted a Risk Management Plan for our facility and personnel.  It is this plan and the documentation we receive that 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.  The plan was drafted and adopted with guidance of our school attorney.  A few years ago, 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 and continue to support this expenditure of funds.  We request a considerable levy amount of funds used for salaries in risk reducing activities.  Some of the Tort and Immunity Funding pays for our insurance costs, legal fees, and could be utilized for claims against the district.  The rest is spent on the sum of salaries determined by the plan.  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 2019 Risk Management Plan was made by Sean, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

Our annual agreement with the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative will be expiring on July 1, 2019.  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 providers.

 

It is necessary in a pool arrangement for the administrators to know membership totals before they can get proposals from each provider in the component parts of insurance.  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.  A motion to approve a one-year renewal with Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was made by Voss, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

With the retirement of Mrs. Wiegmann rapidly approaching this summer, the Board will need to fill this very important position.  In order to keep the pool of applicants as large as possible, it will be my recommendation that we create a non-certified twelve-month position that could attract a significant private enterprise base of applicants and give the district the ability to establish an as needed salary to garner the best possible candidate.  Therefore, we need to open a new position to the district by approving a job description for a “Technology Director” position.  This requires a reading of a document to be added to the Board Policy Manual for that position.  Mrs. Wiegmann and Mr. Meyer have been working on an appropriate job description for this purpose.  A motion to accept first reading of the technology position was made by Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Casey Etter as assistant volleyball coach was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Michael Castillo as boys soccer coach was made by Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The school improvement team is currently engages in conversations regarding our master schedule and our 9th grade fine arts curriculum.  The team chose to focus on this and are analyzing the need to restructure significant portions of our school day.  

 

Dr. Foutch has had discussions with multiple teachers about how to effectively leverage the power of technology in the classroom.  We have not yet developed a common language around instructional best practices in the one-to-one classroom.  Dr. Foutch plans to work with the Technology Team to create a professional development system that provides training for teachers in the area of instructional technology.

 

The members of the Joint Committee met to overview a sample teacher evaluation instrument.  The sample instrument met the “research-based” requirements in the Performance Evaluation Reform Act.  The decision was made to include additional teachers to the joint committee.  The committee felt that it was extremely important to include all subject areas when making key decisions about our future evaluation practices.

 

Dr. Foutch briefed the BOE on the early graduate applicants.  A motion to approve early graduates as presented condition upon all graduating requirements are met was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Kruse, second by Meier to discuss the principal search, the new position Technology Director and the Board of Education election.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 9:40PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Kennedy, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None Motion carried at 10:32PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kampwerth; second by Meier at 10:33PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                     

Board President                                  Board Secretary