Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

MEETING ON EXPULSION OF A STUDENT

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

6:30 P.M.

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

I.                     Call to Order

 

II.                  Roll Call

 

III.               Executive Session

A.    Presentation of Evidence

B.     Recommendation of Hearing Officer

 

IV.               Board Discussion

 

V.                 Open Session

A.    Action Upon Expulsion Recommendation

 

      VII. Adjournment

 

The special meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School for an expulsion was held on February 20, 2018 at 6:30PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier. 

The agenda was approved on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The board entered into executive session on a motion by Voss; second by Kampwerth at 6:58 PM to discuss student discipline and expulsion.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The board entered back into regular meeting on a motion by Richter; second by Meier.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None Motion carried at 6:59 PM.

 

A motion to expel the student discussed for the remainder of 2017-18 school year and all of the 2018-19 school year was made by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None Motion carried at 6:59 PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Voss; second by Richter at 7:00 PM.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                     

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

*** Tuesday, February 20, 2018  ***

7:00 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 Resolution Providing for the Issue of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2018, of the District, for the purpose of paying claims

6.2              Award Contract on Summer 2018 HVAC Replacement Project

6.3              Award Contract on Bleacher and Press Box Renovations at Football/Track Facility

6.4              Approve Specifications and Authorize Preparation of Bidding Documents for Outdoor Renovations Project

 

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Review Board of Education Health Insurance Broker

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

     State Level Conference

7.3              Approve Future Farmers of America (FFA) Overnight Trip to Farm

     Bureau Leadership Conference

7.4              Approve Resignation of Extra Duty Position

7.5              Authorize Advertisement of Head Golf and Assistant Golf Positions

7.6              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 20, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Luke Feeney, Rachel Faust, Dustin Foutch, Kevin Wills and Todd Jones.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Kruse.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Voss, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

Mr. Meyer reviewed some correspondence and information with the BOE. 

Last spring we offered the voluntary option to our 9th Grade students to take the Aspire Test as 10th Graders this year as a preparatory to the ACT.  (We have offered this the past two years since the PLAN Test is no longer endorsed as a pre-ACT testing program.)  On November 1st we administered the Aspire Test to forty-five students and received those results shortly after the holidays.   Although only a minority of the students in the Class of 2020 took the test, it demonstrates their overall readiness for post-secondary pursuits and a projected average ACT score.  The results are a precursor of what we are doing with students who have a college bound interest.  Even though this limited number of students took it, results are very positive.

 

Mr. Meyer stated that we also have received the EXPLORE Test Results from this winter.  We administer the EXPLORE Test to current 8th Grade students with the cooperation of the elementary districts to help us with placement in courses next year.  The testing system is no longer a preliminary series to the ACT Test (replaced by Aspire Test), but it is still an effective placement tool for a transition to high school.  The results do not show trend data or an analysis of our efforts but simply a review of the possible skills and capabilities of all students who are prospective to our district in high school.

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the possible New Illinois School Laws for 2018. 

 

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases the Financial Profile Designation for all school districts.  Although our designation remains the highest possible rating of “Financial Recognition”, we again received the same score for the past three years.  A 3.55 overall rating is still very strong considering we just missed the 180 Day “Cash on Hand” figure that would have raised our score.  We should still all be very proud of the financial health of our district and thankful for the support we receive from a strong and growing community.  The budgetary decisions we have made, and continue to live by, should help us hold a good course for the near future.

 

The annual Tri-County Institute was held at Centralia High School on Friday, February 16th.  It is a cooperative program scheduled by the Regional Office of Education and funded by the Kaskaskia Special Education District.  As always, it offers many great programs and professional development opportunities for our teachers.  Our teachers are required to attend at least five sessions on that day. 

 

The board entered into executive session on a motion by Kruse; second by Meier at 7:27PM to discuss a legal issue.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The board entered back into regular meeting on a motion by Kennedy; second by Meier.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None   Motion carried at 8:03PM.

 

Mr. Kevin Wills of First Midstate spoke to the BOE regarding the process of adopting a Resolution to Issue Funding Bonds and Health Life Safety Bonds this month.  We are fortunate enough to have garnered a positive rate on our bonds from an institution and we can move forward with a great projection on payments for the Funding Bond payout schedule.  This is our final legal step in the sale of bonds for the planned work.  A motion to approve a resolution providing for the issue of general obligation school bonds, Series 2018, of the District, for the purpose of paying claims against said School District, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds and authorizing the sale of said bonds to the purchaser thereof was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to set a special meeting for March 5, 2018 at 6:30PM for the issuance of debt certificates was made by Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

Last month the Board approved the specifications and the letting of bids for the Summer 2018 HVAC project.  We had the opening of those bids on Tuesday, February 13 and Todd Jones of FGM Architects reviewed those bids for any errors or omissions.  Todd presented a complete summary and recommendation for us.  It will be our next step to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.  This will keep the project on the timeline and scheduled for completion by August.  A motion to approve Hock, Inc as contractor for the Summer 2018 HVAC Replacement project for $784,990 was made by Kruse, second by Voss.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The Board also approved last month the specification and letting of bids for the bleacher and press box renovations.  Todd Jones summarized the bids and made a recommendation.   A motion to approve R.K. Sports Seating/Dant Clayton as the contractor for the bleacher and press box renovations for $338,481 was made by Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

Todd Jones also spoke about the remaining portions of the 2018 Outdoor Renovations.  This included everything from demolition of certain parts of our outdoor facilities to construction of a new storage building, creation of practice field, irrigation of three fields, concrete areas, fencing, and runways (long jump and pole vault).  The specs will include the lighting of the football/track facility as listed in Alternate #1 (we included this in the funding bond issue).  Also included will be the building renovation, Varsity Baseball backstop, grandstands, bullpens, and Junior Varsity baseball field reconstruction, backstop, open air dugouts, bullpens, and fencing (Alternate #2)  and, the specifications for new Softball dugouts, backstop, grandstands, and fencing (Alternate #3).  A motion to approve specs and authorize preparations of bids for the outdoor renovations project was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None   

 

As we all know, one of the requirements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement states “… 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)”.  We fulfilled this obligation during the last contract and the segment was not revisited or altered during negotiations in the current contract.  We had only two interested firms last time and considered those.  We have received valuable services from the Imming Insurance Agency over the years.  This has resulted in a plan with great rates and coverage for our employees each year.  Considering all factors, we have several options.  We can wait another year and fulfill the requirement next year.  We can go through the process now and evaluate brokerage services as outlined in the contract.  Or, we can discuss with the Association some other arrangement given circumstances of the day.  The BOE decided to table this topic until next year.

 

A motion to approve an FBLA overnight trip to the State level conference was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve an FFA overnight trip to the Farm Bureau Leadership conference was made by Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the resignation of Mrs.Emily Johnson as the Assistant Golf Coach was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to authorize the advertisement of a Head Golf coach and Assistant Golf coach was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones was absent from the meeting. 

 

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Richter; second by Meier at 9:59PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                     

Board President                                  Board Secretary