Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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            Approve Summer 2010 Gym Floor Project Change Orders and

          Final Payment(s)

6.2       Award Contract(s) on Summer 2010 Door and Flooring Project

                       

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve Electronic Funds Transfer Resolution

7.2            Review Technology Inventory and Approve Purchase(s)

7.3            Employ Volunteer Assistant Girls Soccer Coach     

7.4            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 16, 2010 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the various communication items including the current outstanding textbook and activity fees.  We still have 25 seniors with outstanding book bills.  Mr. Meyer placed the results of the Explore and Plan tests in the packets.  On January 15, all of the elementary districts administered the Explore tests.  We shared this cost with Mater Dei.  We have already received the results of these tests.  A booklet of the new school laws was recently received.  Some of the new laws include the following: A person trained for the AED machine now only has to be available during staff hours.  Schools can no longer display social security numbers of any person.  The BOE no longer has to accept the lowest bid for special education transportation routes.  An annual salary report is required for all employees including personnel information.  School buses are required to have 2-way radios and also must do a post-route inspection of their bus.  IMRF will now accept all sick days of all past employers.  Mr. Meyer informed the BOE of the IASB Spring Dinner meeting on March 3rd at 5:30 PM at Litchfield Middle School. 

 

A tentative agreement has been made on final payment to Poettker Construction for the 2009 Summer Project.  The payment includes electrical work, adjustments to level the existing floor, cost for the alcove situation and cost for revising the thresholds for the south doorways.  A motion to approve a change order from Poettker Construction for summer 2009 project for $13,545.01 was made by Dave Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.    Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

         

A motion to approve final payment of $21,545.30 to Poettker Construction for 2009 Summer Project conditional upon the receipt of all final obligations by Poettker Construction was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None 

 

There will once again be 2 separate contracts for the 2010 Summer project, which include the door replacement and floor installation.  Mr. Todd Jones reviewed all the bids received for the project.  There were 8 bids for the general contractor.  Bids ranged from $67k to $46k.  Bruce Unterbrink Construction had the low bid of $46,500.  For the asbestos abatement, bids ranged from $17k to $26k.  Freeman Environmental had the lowest bid of $17,040.  Freeman was involved with the asbestos removal during the science room renovation.  The total of both projects is under Todd’s estimate by $14,755.  A motion to accept Bruce Unterbrink Construction bid of $46,500 for the general contractor for Summer 2010 project was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None.  A motion to accept Freeman Environmental bid of $17,040 for asbestos removal for Summer 2010 project was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Each year we need to renew an annual agreement with the Regional Office of Education to disburse funds via electronic transfers.  A motion to renew our annual agreement with the Regional Office of Education to maintain the current procedures for electronic transfer of funds from ISBE through Keri Garrett’s office was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

An updated Technology Inventory list was distributed and reviewed with the BOE.  Jill Varel, Dirk Garrett and Lisa Wiegmann work together annually to put this listing together.  We are on a 3-year cycle with all desktops.  The cycle with the laptops vary based on their warranty. The REAP grant, which is $30k this year, is used to replace laptops. The 3 areas that are on the cycle to be replaced this summer are the Library, cafeteria and the journalism room.  A motion to approve the purchase of technology equipment for the library, journalism and cafeteria was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer asked the BOE if they would like to keep the same process for the Superintendent’s evaluation.  The BOE agreed on the same process as in past years.  Members of the BOE will each be given an evaluation form to complete, send it back to the Board Secretary, who will compile them and present them to the Superintendent in executive session at the March meeting.

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reviewed with the BOE the Response to Intervention meeting on January 25th.  The committee will continue to test the Freshmen and Sophomores and add math to the testing.  They also talked about adding behavior interventions in the future. 

 

Our 8th Grade Information night was be held on January 26th.  Over 125 packets were distributed.  We had a great staff turnout.  Thanks to Chris Shumard for putting together the packets. 

 

Our HOSA program hosted a blood drive on February 4th.  They took in 62 units of blood that day.

 

The Lady Cougars Basketball team beat Wesclin for the Regional Title.  They play Herrin at DuQuoin’s sectional on February 16th. 

 

 

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:37 PM. on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen to discuss disciplinary issues, placement of students in special education programs, collective negotiating matters and personnel matters.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The Board entered into open session at 9:41 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:42 PM. on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary