Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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       Award Contract(s) on Gym Floor Replacement Project

                       

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Electronic Funds Transfer Resolution        

7.2              Employ Volunteer Assistant Girls Softball Coach and

Volunteer Assistant Track Coach

7.3              Evaluation of the Superintendent

 

8.0       Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on February 17, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier and Tina Winkeler presided.  Tim Richter was absent.  Visitors included Ami Shanafelt, Todd Jones and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer briefly went over various communication items, which included the WYSE competition, Jim Riddle’s letter for the Top Ten Banquet, a letter sent to Mr. Diekemper and the Breese American Legion and the current unpaid textbook fees.  A third letter will be sent out to those parents still owing student fees.  Also, a letter was sent to the parents of Mrs. Kali Carroll’s students in regards to Ms. Kristen Davis subbing for her maternity leave.  Ms. Davis is not a certified Special Education teacher and is not highly qualified.    

 

Mr. Meyer collected from all Board Members the Statement of Economic Interests.  This must be filed annually with the County Clerk’s office.         

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the results of the EXPLORE and PLAN tests.  The EXPLORE test is administered to all 9th graders and the PLAN is administered to all 10th graders.  All students did well on these tests.  Hopefully these test are preparing the students for the ACT test.  Next year, all of our feeder elementary schools have agreed to administer the EXPLORE test to all 8th graders.  This will give us a consistent way of evaluating all incoming freshmen.    

 

We have received the Financial Profile Designation for the Illinois State Board of Education.  This year we were given a rating of “Financial Recognition”, which is the highest recognition.  However we only received a 3.7 versus the 3.9 we received last year.  The reason for the lower rating was due to the Cash on Hand.  We only had 30 days cash on had at the time of the reporting.        

 

The Certificates of Ballot have been delivered to the Clinton, Bond and Madison County Clerks.  There are currently 5 candidates running for 4 seats on the Board.  Mr. Meyer commented that next month we will need to set a date for a special meeting to canvass ballots and make election results official.  He then would like to hold another meeting to organize the new Board of Education. 

 

Mr. Todd Jones from Mevert Professional Associates presented the bids for the gym floor project.  Todd stated that many bids were received for the general work and asbestos abatement.  Poettker Construction was the low bid for the general bid, with a bid of $268,000 plus an alternate bid #1 of $12,500 for the installation of new doors.  They also included a $8000 incentive for a early completion.  Todd said that is something the Board can decide on at a later date and after reviewing it with the school attorney.  A motion to accept the bid from Poettker Construction for the general contractor of the gym floor for $268,000 plus the alternate bid of $12,500 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Todd also reviewed the bids for the asbestos abatement.  Cenpro was the low bid, with a bid of $93,800.  A motion to accept the bid from Cenpro for the asbestos abatement of the gym floor for $93,800 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

In order for the state to release all payments to the ROE, who then in turn distributes to the appropriate district, the Board must adopt the annual agreement for the electronic transfer of funds from the ISBE through the ROE.  A motion to adopt the annual agreement with the Regional Office of Education to maintain current procedures for electronic transfer of funds from ISBE through the ROE was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer, Mr. Jones and Mr. Warnecke recommended Mrs. Gigi Kohrman as a volunteer coach for the Varsity Softball Team.  A motion to employ Mrs. Gigi Kohrman as a volunteer Softball coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.    Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer, Mr. Jones and Mr. Warnecke also recommended Mr. Ryan Kleir as a volunteer coach for Track.  Mr. Kleir is our In-school Suspension Supervisor.  A motion to employ Mr. Ryan Kleir as a volunteer Track coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.    Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reported that 59 units of blood was collected at the annual blood drive Thursday, February 5th.  He thanked Mrs. Jan Rittenhouse, her HOSA students and the many students and faculty who donated blood. 

 

The Eighth Grade Information Night was held on Monday, February 9th.  Many were in attendance except for the students form Germantown Elementary who were at their boy’s basketball game in Rend Lake.  Thanks to Mrs. Shumard and Mrs. Greenberg for preparing the packets.  Many teachers had extracurricular booths set up in the new gym. 

 

The Lady Cougars basketball team ended their season with a 21-9 record.   They finished 1st in the Mississippi Division of the Cahokia Conference with a 10-0 record.  Way to go Lady Cougars.

 

The Pep Band and Ms. Voytas were selected to play next November at the State Volleyball Tournament. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:23 PM to discuss a personnel topic on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 8:55 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 8:56 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary