Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

*** Tuesday, February 19, 2013  ***

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 2013 Project Update

6.2              Update on Village of Germantown Request for Extension of Tax Increment Finance Agreement

6.3              Approve Revised Field Trip/Overnight Trip Policy

 

                       

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Overnight Trip to State Level Conference

7.2              Evaluation of the Superintendent

7.3              Employ Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

7.4              Approve Special Reorganizational Meeting of the Board of Education

 

 

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 19, 2013 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Brendan Menietti, junior, was present representing the Boy Scouts.  He presented to the BOE his request to install a netted backstop on the soccer field as part of his Boy Scout project.  He described the installation process and the materials he would use.  He also reported on the funding necessary to complete this project.  The BOE informed Mr. Menietti that his request would be further discussed in the executive session at the end of the meeting.

 

Mr. Meyer had an update of the outstanding textbook and activity fees.  We still have 41 senior students with a very large outstanding debt – over $10,000.  We haven’t made any progress since last month because of the semester classes starting in January.  Our 3rd letter will go out in March to our seniors. 

 

There were a few New Illinois School Laws for 2013 that Mr. Meyer reviewed with the BOE.   HB 4029 exempts transportation for special education from the bidding process.  SB 2706 consolidates Regional offices.  SB2850 eliminates short days.  SB3367 requires Drivers Ed vehicles to undergo safety inspection if they are over 5 years of age or over 75000 miles.    

 

We have received the final report from the Special Education Focused Monitoring Visit completed by the Illinois State Board of Education in December.  Several areas cited will be of simple resolution while a few others are of concern and will require some attention including some schedule changes and more formal interaction between special education teachers and regular education teachers.  We also will need more staff development for our regular education teachers so they understand IEP’s.  This will be a two-year process with response through reports and several visits back to our school.   

 

The School Community Council is sponsoring the third and final Community Education Program entitled “Drug and Alcohol Abuse:  Signs, Symptoms, and Recovery” on Wednesday, March 13th in the Commons Area.  More information will be forthcoming when the speakers and the program are confirmed.  The first two programs this year have been great successes.  We have received the EXPLORE and PLAN Test Results from this past fall.  The EXPLORE test is administered to all 9th Graders and the PLAN is administered to all 10th Graders.  We also administer the EXPLORE Test to 8th Grade students with the cooperation of the elementary districts to help us with placement in courses next year.    

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the ARAMARK lunch summary information this month and how things are going this year.  Circumstances this year have not only affected the school lunch offerings for students, but also the contractual obligations and financial situation as well.  Our number of paid lunches have decreased from last year.

 

Our large refrigerator in the kitchen has recently gone out.  It looks like it needs a new compressor.  Duane has looked into prices for a new compressor.  The cheapest he could find is $1500.  A new refrigerator would cost $4000-$5000.

 

Mr. Todd Jones was present to discuss an update to the Summer 2013 Project.  He is finalizing the specifications and plans for the Commons Area project.  We are including some bidding on the entrance doors to the outside areas and the gymnasium as we discussed last month.  He presented some design features for the flooring and walls. We have also submitted an amendment application to the Health/Life Safety system with the ISBE to allow us to utilize some of those funds.  The amended plans including putting plaster over the bricks and installing acoustical panels to reduce the sounds instead of the “techno blocks”.  Todd would like to have a pre-bid meeting on March 6 at 3:30PM and would like to take bids on March 13 at 2PM.  He also would like to include liquidated damages on all bids.  He recommended two alternate bids – doors and hardware assembly.   The doors are estimated at $65000. 

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on the extension request regarding the Germantown Tax Increment Finance Agreement.  We have received a letter informing us that Germantown has accepted our proposal of $5000.  Mr. Meyer would like to have the agreement reviewed one more time by our attorneys before having the BOE approve the proposal.

 

A revised Field Trip/Overnight Trip Policy for the Board Policy Manual was presented to the BOE last month for review.  The most significant changes deal with the procedures and stipulations for overnight stays with students.  He has been working with Mr. Warnecke in making the requirements a part of the Athletic Code.  (We only have athletic trip overnight stays during state level competitions during most years.)  There are only a few overnight stays for other groups, clubs, and organizations.  A motion to approve policy change to the Board Policy Manual for Field Trip/ Overnight trips was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Mrs. Wiegmann's overnight trip for FBLA State conference was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Brooks Boeschen as volunteer assistant baseball coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to schedule a special Reorganizational meeting immediately following the regular was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Central held an all-school assembly on Friday, January 25th at 2:30 with representatives of the Clinton County Relay for Life.  They talked to the student body regarding student participation and how to raise funds as student groups. 

 

Jostens hosted a leadership workshop featuring Minnesota Vikings’ Keith Nord.  There were over 150 students in attendance from all area schools.  This was at no cost to the schools.        

 

Congrats to our Varsity Cheerleaders who placed 3rd at the IHSA State Cheerleading competition on February 2nd.  Coach Jacob and the cheerleaders have worked very hard all year in preparing for the competition.    

 

Also, congrats to our WYSE team.  They placed 3rd at the academic competition at Kaskaskia College on February 7th.  We had several individual students also place in the top three in several categories.    

 

The student handbook review is about to begin.  Dave Wellen will be representing the BOE in this review.    

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:09 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen to discuss Boy Scout project request, property taxes, personnel and teacher negotiations.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board came out of executive session at 10:30 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:31 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary