Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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            Summer 2011 Project(s) Update

6.2            Approve Board Policy Manual Revisions

6.3            Approve Non-Certified 2011-14 Wage Rates

6.4            Set Third-Party Contract Hearing

                       

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve Electronic Funds Transfer Resolution

7.2            Approve Amended 2010-11 Calendar

7.3            Reinstitute Curriculum Study Cycle

7.4            Employ Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

7.5            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 22, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, and Tim Richter (7:32 PM) presided.  Tina Winkeler and Rick Taphorn was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Crissy Toennies. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the communication and correspondence items, including the most recent outstanding student bills.  There are still quite a few seniors with outstanding bills.  The total outstanding school book bill is $26,717, with $8,859 from seniors.  Mr. Meyer reviewed the most recent updates to the Illinois School Laws for 2011.  Some revisions include: receiving the Statement of Economic Interest by email; new addendum law to FOIA – excluding teacher and administration evaluations; ROE will handle criminal background checks for employees and subs; allowing the transfer of Life Safety funds to O&M funds; allow inter-funds transfers.  An ISBE Food and Nutrition rep came to Central on January 19th and 20th.  She was extremely complimentary of our program and how it is ran.  The Health and Life Safety report came back with only 1 recommendation.  It was suggested to install exit lights in the showers and locker rooms.  The School Improvement Team has initiated some activities of the new plan.  They have talked about creating a School Community Council which would be a parent involvement tool including parent programs at school.  ISBE released our Financial Profile Designation.  We received a score of 3.9 out of 4.0.  Since our days of cash on hand is not 180 days, we have been deducted a .10 point.       

 

Mr. Todd Mevert is finalizing plans for the Summer 2011 project.  He is waiting for some answers from HMG.  The tentative pre-bid meeting is scheduled for March 10th with the bid opening meeting scheduled for March 17th.    

 

A motion to adopt the revisions and additions to the Board Policy Manual on 1.02, 2.08, 5.05E, 5.38 and 5.44 was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None    

 

Mr. Meyer presented the proposed hourly wage rates for all non-certified employees for 2011 – 2014.  The total cost for all increases for each year is around $10,000.  The average certified increase for 2010 – 2014 was 2.5% - 2.6%.  The proposed rate increase for non-certified employees is 2.3%.  A motion to approve all non-certified wage increases for 2011 – 2014 was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen

 

A motion to set a hearing date for awarding third-party contracts for transportation for March 21st, at 7:15 PM was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None   

 

A motion to adopt the renewal of our annual agreement with the Regional Office of Education to maintain the current procedures for the electronic transfer of funds from ISBE through Keri Garrett’s office was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We have built 5 emergency days into the current school calendar.  Unfortunately, we have used 9 snow days.  By law, we have to “Act of God” on any days we did not attend school over the 5 emergency days.  The question was “do we make up any instructional time missed?”  After a long discussion with all the area superintendents, it was decided to make up one day on April 21st.  It was also decided to go full days on March 18th and May 6th (instead of half days) to make up another day.  The other 2 days will be waived as Act of God days.  A motion to amend the 2010-2011 school calendar was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Last year the BOE decided to postpone the Curriculum Study Cycle due to financial issues.  Mr. Meyer would like to reinstate this cycle next year.  Language Arts is on the schedule next.  The cycle gives every subject the opportunity to be consistent and up to date with standards.  Mr. Meyer would like to do a joint study with Language Arts and Math to cut down on costs.  A motion to reinstate the Curriculum Study Cycle for next few years was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Jeff Oster as Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach for 2011 was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones was in California attending the NASSP convention.  Nobody had questions on his report. 

 

 

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:59 PM on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen to discuss personnel, placement of students in special education and special education facilities.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:32 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:33 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

 

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Board President                                  Board Secretary