Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

*** Tuesday, February 18, 2014  ***

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/Approve Application for Payment #5

6.2              Summer 2014 Project Update/Approve Specifications

6.3              Approve Purchase of School Management Software System

6.4              Approve Teen Dating Violence Policy

6.5              Approve Recommendation on 2014-17 Non-Certified Wages

6.6              Approve Third-Party Contract Hearing

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Policy on Sexual Abuse and Abused and Neglected Child

     Reporting (First Reading)

7.2              Appoint Board of Education Health Insurance Committee

7.3              Approve Authorization on Food Service Bid Process

7.4              Evaluation of the Superintendent

7.5              Approve Amended 2013-14 Calendar

7.6              Approve Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Overnight Trip to

     State Level Conference

7.7              Employ Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

7.8              Approve Reassignment of Maintenance/Custodial Personnel

7.9              Approve Resolution for Emergency Expenditure of Health/Life/Safety Funds

7.10          Approve Maternity Leave requests

   

 

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 18, 2014 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler presided.  Kris Rickhoff was absent. Visitors included Ann Loepker, Katie Florczyk and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

Mr. Meyer briefed the BOE of the various communication items over the last month.  He also stated that we still have 29 seniors that still have outstanding fees.  A 2nd letter was mailed out in January. We have received the annual digest of possible New Illinois School Laws for 2014.  Mr. Meyer asked the BOE to review the changes he marked.  We have received the EXPLORE and PLAN Test Results from this past fall.  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.  This test was administered on January 17th and we just received those results as well.  The testing system is a preliminary series to the ACT Test for 11th Graders.  Each student also receives a very specific report on their score and recommendations for improving areas of weakness prior to the ACT.  Mr. Meyer has applied for an Illinois Emergency Management Agency grant.  The grant is a school safety and security grant.  It is a competitive award and does not have any matching component.  We could qualify for $14,000 toward some component of our summer projects. 

 

We have received all of the final paperwork for the Summer 2013 Commons Area project including the lien waivers, certified payrolls, drawings, manuals, and final warranty information.  A motion to approve payment #5 to Calhoun Construction for 2013 project for $28600 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

As an update to the Summer 2014 Project, Todd Jones of FGM Architects is finalizing the specifications and plans for the projects.  Depending upon funding, the issue of the gymnasium roof may take us in a new direction on aspects, but we have moved forward on all parts of the project and continue to move closer on the bidding process.  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.  Central has received the 2014 School Maintenance Project Grant!  This is a $50,000 award with matching obligations from the school district.  This should assist us in the funding of parts of the project(s) for this upcoming summer. Mr. Meyer will bring the bids to the April meeting. 

 

In January we discussed the negotiation process that we have been pursuing with Skyward.  The proposals have included a school-wide software, service, and training program that effectively will be our “equipment” to run just about every aspect of school administration and operation.  Our negotiations went very well and we were presented with a very exciting package.  The transition will require some commitment and a large amount of time and resources to complete.  In the long run, it will enhance our efficiency and effectiveness.  A motion to approve 3 year contract with Skyward as student management system/financial system was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Last month, we had a first reading of the proposed Teen Dating Violence policy.  This is mandatory as of Public Act 98-190 which was passed this last year.  A motion to approve Teen Dating Violence policy was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None    

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the proposal for hourly wage rates for all non-certified employees.  After a brief conversation in executive session, the BOE decided to table this until next month. 

 

Last month, the Board authorized Mr. Meyer to prepare specifications for the procurement of three-year transportation contracts.  Although not necessarily required, this is one of the steps we took in the award of transportation agreement(s) three years ago.  The purpose is to clarify the specifications for the requests for proposals that are available.  A motion to set hearing for transportation bids for March 17, at 7:15PM was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

One of the recommendations made during the Compliance Visit in December was that we fulfill code requirements by having an approved policy on Sexual Abuse and Abused and Neglected Child Reporting.  (This is the policy otherwise known as Erin’s Law.)  Just like the Teen Dating Violence policy, this is mandatory as of Public Act 98-190 which was passed this last year.  Mr. Meyer requested a first reading this month and re-visit it for adoption at our March meeting.

 

One of the requirements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement is that we are to “… at least once during the duration of this Agreement, the employer shall select multiple brokers for the committee’s consideration on options of provider(s) and coverage(s)”.  The fulfillment of this obligation has more nuances and issues surrounding it than appears on the surface.  Mr. Meyer recommended that the BOE form an “Insurance Panel” to develop criteria, specifications and/or obligations in order for this process to be easier on the BOE.  A motion to create and appoint BOE Insurance panel (Rickhoff, Richter, Voss) for the purpose of developing criteria and specifications and selecting brokers to be brought to the BOE was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – Dave Wellen

 

We will complete our five-year agreement with Aramark School Services at the conclusion of this school year.  Therefore, it is time to prepare a bid package for this program.  This is a long, tedious procedure with a great deal of paperwork.  A motion to authorize the seeking of bids for food service was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None 

 

Each BOE member will be given an Superintendent evaluation form to complete. They will then need to send it to the Board Secretary (Mr. Strieker) who will compile them, and it will be reviewed with Mr. Meyer in executive session at the March meeting.  Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer also have been completing and filing the evaluations for all other personnel.  All will be completed prior to the March meeting so that personnel decisions can be made. 

 

A motion to amend the 2013-14 calendar to include March 3 and April 17 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

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

 

For several months, we have continued to table the employment of an Assistant Girls Soccer Coach.  Once again, we are going to table this action until the March meeting.

 

A motion to reassign Joe Lampe as Director of Maintenance effective May 1st and open and advertise custodial position was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tina Winkeler.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The severe winds and cold temperatures have resulted in the rubber membrane on the gym roof coming up and losing its lamination to the insulation underneath.  The result was that the southern half or more of the rubber roofing “blew up” during severe winds on Thursday, January 30th.  Mr. Meyer filed a claim with Gallagher Basset Services and we are moving forward with that process.  He also worked with FGM Architects in taking steps to file an amendment to our Health/Life/Safety Plan for the emergency expenditure of funds to pay for the replacement of the roof.  This process requires a preliminary authorization from the Regional Office of Education.  This has been approved.  After an ISBE review, the school district Board of Education must adopt an emergency resolution (Form 36-20).  Both bases need to be covered for us to move forward more quickly.  Approval of this resolution form on Tuesday evening will move things along and when/if we receive authorization, we will be able to expend HLS funds (if necessary) for this purpose.  A motion to approve emergency resolution of Health Life Safety funds was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Julianne Jacob and Megan Porterfield was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Congratulations to the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams on their 1st place finishes at their recent tournaments.  The girls defeated Belleville West at the Highland tournament.  The boys defeated Mater Dei at the Nashville Tournament.  The cheerleaders won first place also at the Nashville Tournament.

 

Also, a big congratulations to our varsity cheer squad for finishing first at the IHSA State Competition on February 8th. 

 

The Tri-County Institute was held at Centralia High School on February 14th.  It was an opportunity for our teachers and administrators to pick up a few tips in their field. 

 

Central will begin its review of the student handbook on March 4th.  Kris Rickhoff will represent the BOE. 

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:23 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter to personnel issues, insurance, non-certified wages and administration contract. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into regular session at 10:13 on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:14 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary