Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL MEETING

 

Monday, February 4, 2019

5:45 P.M.

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0       Roll Call

 

3.0       Topic of Discussion – Employment of Principal

3.1       Executive Session – Exception 1 (Personnel)

 

4.0       Discussion and Public Comment

 

5.0       Adjournment

 

A special board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on February 4, 2019 at 5:47PM in the boardroom to interview applicants for the principal position.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier, and Jeff Kampwerth. Visitors included Jeremy Shubert and Ryan Ketchum.

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Meier to to interview the principal applicants.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 6:00PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:55PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy; second by Richter at 8:56PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

________________                            _________________               

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL MEETING

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

6:00 P.M.

 

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0       Roll Call

 

3.0       Employment of Principal

3.1  Executive Session – Exception 1 (Personnel)

 

4.0       Approve Amended 2018-19 Calendar

 

5.0       Discussion and Public Comment

 

6.0       Adjournment

 

 

A special board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on February 5, 2019 at 6:00PM in the boardroom to discuss applicants for the principal position.

 

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

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by Kennedy to discuss principal applicants.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 6:01PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 6:08PM.

 

A motion to employ Ryan Ketchum as Building Principal for three years ending June 30, 2022 at conditions as presented was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to amend the 2018-19 calendar to replace the non-attendance day on Monday March 4th, 2019 with a student attendance day was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kampwerth; second by Meier at 6:21PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  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 19, 2019  ***

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      2018-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    Update of Information on HVAC Project

B.     Update of Information on Outdoor Renovations

C.     Building Additions – Approve Application for Payment #8

and Change Order #3

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Expedited Method for Collective Bargaining Negotiations

7.2              Approve Three-Year Skyward Business Suite System Agreement

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

     State Level Conference

7.4              Accept Extra Duty Resignation

7.5              Schedule Organizational Board of Education Meeting

 

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, 2019 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier and Tim Richter.  Sean Kennedy and Jeff Kampwerth were absent.  Visitors included Laura Walker, Kelly Ross, Curt, Emily and Andrew Strieker, Gary and Alexis Wiegmann .

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Lexis Wiegmann and Andrew Strieker. 

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE of the outstanding textbook and activity fees.  We still have several senior students with a very large outstanding debt.  We have been collecting fees and the notifications go out on the fifteenth of each month.  Eventually we will send more direct letters and make personal phone calls.

 

Last spring, we again 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.  On November 1st we administered the Aspire Test to forty-nine students and received those results shortly after the holidays.  Although only approximately one-third of the students in the Class of 2021 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.

 

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 some of possible New Illinois School Laws for 2019.

 

The annual Tri-County Institute was held at Centralia High School on Friday, February 15th.  It is a cooperative program scheduled by the Regional Office of Education and funded by the Kaskaskia Special Education District.  As always, it offered many great programs and professional development opportunities for our teachers.  Our teachers are required to attend at least five sessions on that day. 

 

The 18-19 Renovations and Building Additions continue to progress at a pace on or above schedule. The Outdoor Renovations have not moved forward due to the wet conditions and weather.  We did hold punch list walk-through on the two buildings as parts of the project with Litteken Construction and listed a few minor necessary issues.  Without any additional work, we have not received an Application for Payment this month.  (The balance to finish and retainage is still $90,616.45 on the project.) The Building Additions also continue to move forward at a rapid pace with continuing interior developments.  Floor coverings and other interior trim and finishings are taking place.  They are ahead of schedule and the possible ownership of the building additions may be a little earlier than anticipated.  This could help us a great deal with work at the end of the year.  They are also waiting for some break in the weather to complete outdoor work.   Millenium Construction has submitted Change Order #3 on additional work discussed by Todd Jones at last month’s meeting (HVAC unit breaker and sheet metal work) for approval in the amount of $6,009.57.  Millenium has also submitted Application for Payment #8 for the amount of $149,589.00 for our approval.  (This leaves a balance to finish including retainage of $480,534.32.)  A motion to approve change order #3 and payment #8 to Millenium Construction for $149,589 was made by Kruse, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None   Other work connected to both the outdoor renovations and the building additions also continues to take place.  You will likely notice a few things being done with the bullpens and dugout areas by the school.  And, even more importantly, the technology work (data lines, switch installation, VOIP phone system, surveillance camera lines, etc.) are all being installed.  We have also released the specifications and bid documents for the furnishings and equipment for the additions and should have those for the BOE meeting in March.  We are working hard behind the scenes to complete and procure other items!

 

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement will need to begin during the next few months.  (The existing agreement expires in June and stipulations in it require a commencement of negotiations prior to May 1st.)  The Association has informed Mr. Meyer that they are requesting the use of Expedited Bargaining again this time.  (This is a system that establishes a limited number of meetings prior to the use of mediation.  It usually expedites movement during conversations and a conclusion to discussions.)  We have used this method with success in the past.  A motion to approve the "Expedited Bargaining" process for contract negotiations was made by Voss, second by Richter .   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A Finance Committee meeting to discuss issues and lay some beginning foundations for your long-term financial situation, other circumstances for language conversations, and goals for contract negotiations needs to be set. 

 

Our initial three-year agreement with Skyward QM Business Suite system expires on June 30th of this year. A motion to renew Skyward Financial for 3 year for ~$4200 per year was made by Richter, second by Voss .  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  We are currently in the second year of our agreement with Skyward QM for our student management program.

 

A motion to approve overnight stay for State FBLA was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resignation of Misty Straeter as Football Cheer coach was made by Kruse , second by Meier .  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier,  Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to set date for Reorganizational Meeting for April 24th at 7PM was made by Kruse, second by Richter .  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Representatives from the School Improvement Team will be attending an AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) training on March 13th.  The purpose of the AVID program is to improve students’ social-emotional wellbeing and motivation.  AVID has a very solid research base and we are currently exploring the various facets of this program to see if it is a good fit for Central.

 

Dr. Foutch had an extremely productive joint committee meeting on Thursday, February 7th.  The team agreed upon a process for designing our new evaluation system and we began discussing what our most important instructional priorities should be.   The team stated that the top two priorities for every teacher should be 1.) Student Mastery of Content and 2.) Classroom Environment.   The team also discussed what would be our “non-negotiable” teaching strategies (such as effective feedback on student work) that will be included in the new evaluation document. 

 

Dr. Foutch recognized and thanked the teachers who are volunteering to serve on the Joint Committee.  These teachers are spending additional time after school to work on our new teacher evaluation system and they have provided excellent insights thus far in the process.  Members of the Joint Committee are Katie Florczyk, Gina Benhoff, Eric Chrostoski, Greg Kruse, Trisha Lohman, Emily Johnson, and Steve Ellis.

 

On Thursday, February 7th, the Central Choir participated in the Greenville University Choral Festival. In addition to singing in the mass festival choir, with students from 14 schools from across the state, the Central Choir was a featured ensemble at the afternoon recital. Additionally, Samantha Elling participated in the Vocal Soloist Critique program and was one of five finalists out of 22 auditionees. The other four finalists were from Belleville West and Edwardsville High School. Sami is the first student in school history to receive this recognition.

 

Also congratulations to the following Academic Challenge (formerly WYSE) students who placed at Regionals in last week's competition at KC - Orion Farrington placed 1st in Computer Science AND 1st in Physics; Zach Gertsch placed 1st in Engineering & Graphics.

 

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by Kruse to discuss the student discipline and technology director applicants.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:16PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:29PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Richte, second by Voss at 8:30PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                     

Board President                                  Board Secretary