Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

* Tuesday, January 20, 2009 *

7:30 PM

 

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Approval of Agenda

 

4.0              Approval of Minutes

4.1              Approval of Executive Session 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              Update on Summer 09 Project

6.2              Accept Bids and Purchase Lawn Mower

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Accept Proposal on Three-Year Asbestos Reinspection

7.2              Approve Agreement with Career and Technical Education System

7.3              Approve Authorization on Food Service Bid Process

 

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 January 20, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier and Tina Winkeler presided.  Rick Taphorn was absent.  Visitors included Mr. & Mrs. Jim Beckmann, Ryan Klier, Vickie Voytas, Todd Jones and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

The executive session minutes of the previous 12 months were reviewed and approved on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beckmann, parents of Audrey Beckmann, presented to the board a complaint in regards to their daughter’s final Drivers Education grade.  They feel that their daughter was treated unfairly and should be allowed to have the opportunity to increase her final Drivers Education grade through extra credit.  After Mr. and Mrs. Beckmann spoke, the board thanked them for their time and said that they would discuss this topic in executive session. 

 

Mr. Meyer sent a letter to the parents of Kyle Kniepmann.  Kyle planted 14 oak trees on the soccer field as a Boy Scout project.         

 

There has been little progress on the outstanding student bills.  Currently we have 23 seniors who still owe the school money.  Judy is working on collecting all of this before graduation.    

 

A representative from the ISBE was here last week to audit the 2006-07 Special Education and Vocational transportation, ADA Grant and General State Aid.  Mr. Kent found 2 minor citations – 1 with transportation and 1 with General State Aid.        

 

Mr. Meyer thought he would have been able to hand out to the board the new Illinois School Laws for 2009.  But unfortunately, he has not received his copy yet. 

 

Mr. Meyer received noticed that Central qualified to receive funding for the 2009 Illinois Textbook Loan program in the amount of $23,197.79.  This should cover most of the new textbook cost for this year.  This is a loan program that basically states the state owns the textbooks rather than the school. 

 

Since there has been many interests and concerns to our Tax Levy information, Mr. Meyer presented the board with a worksheet that Becky created.  This worksheet compared the past 6 years EAV, tax rate, Tax Levy requests and extensions, enrollment, General State Aid and operating expenses.  Mr. Meyer explained in great detail the comparisons and how each of these topics tie into one another.         

 

Tuesday, January 20th is the first day to turn in a petition to run for the school board.  Petitions can be turned in through Monday, January 26th.  All four members who are up for reelection have informed Mr. Meyer that they will submit their petitions.  The Board of Education election will be held on April 7th.

 

Mr. Meyer handed out a copy of the 2008-09 Seniority List.  The Seniority Lists only takes into respect the teaching years at Central. 

            

The new Drivers Education vehicle was parked in the front of school for all board members to check out.  Mr. Meyer is very pleased with the 2009 Chevy Impala. 

 

Mr. Todd Jones from Mevert Professional Associates presented the specifications on the new gym floor.  This project was recently approved for Health/Life Safety funding.  Todd discussed the possibility of an alternate bid for the exterior doors to be included with this project. The doors are not in the best shape currently.  And with all of the heavy material being removed from the gym, he is afraid that those doors will be damaged in the process.  The pre-bid meeting for this project has been set for February 5th at 3:00 PM, with the bid opening on February 12th at 2:00 PM.  Todd also commented on building a sump pit into the project to insure no water damage.  The largest part of the estimate Todd originally gave was due to the asbestos removal.  Other high cost items included lowering the gym floor.  Todd estimated a completion date of November 1st, 2009.

 

Mr. Meyer received two bids for a new lawn mower.  Riechmann Bros. of Breese/Okawville submitted a bid for $6150 (2009 Model price of $13500 less trade-in allowance of $7350).  A & W submitted a bid for $6199 (2009 Model price of $12699 less trade-in allowance of $6500).  All specs for both bids were very similar.  A motion to accept the bids and approve purchase of a lawn mower for Riechmann Bros. for $6150 was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

We are due for a mandatory Three-Year Asbestos Re-inspection, required by Health/Life Safety of the Illinois School Code.  Mr. Todd Jones proposed to complete the inspection for a fee of $550.  A motion to approve Mr. Todd Jones of MPA to complete the Three-Year Asbestos Inspection was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The Clinton, Marion and Washington County Career and Technical Education System (formerly known as Regional Delivery) has changed their intergovernmental agreement for school districts.  They provide us a lot of support through funding and grants.  A motion to approve the agreement with Clinton, Marion and Washington County Career and Technical Education System was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

At the end of this school year we will have concluded our 5 year agreement with Aramark School Services.  We will once again have to bid the food service program.  Mr. Meyer noted that we have been very pleased with the services of Aramark and would like to continue with their services.  A motion to approve authorization to seek bids on the food service program was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reported to the Board that the 8th grade Informational Night will be held on Tuesday, January 27th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  That night several of our teachers and coaches put up displays in the new gym for the students and their parents.  Ms. Voytas helps coordinate this evening.  This night is always well attended by our potential freshmen. 

 

The second round of evaluations for non-tenured staff members has begun.  There are currently 12 non-tenured faculty members.  And there are 4 faculty members up for tenure at the end of this year.

 

Mr. Jones is preparing for the first meeting of the Student Handbook Review.  Mr. Dave Wellen has agreed to sit on this committee again this year.  Mr. Jones will hold the first meeting in February.    

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:10 PM to discuss a special education personnel matter, a special education student matter, an administrative topic and a student issue on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 10:16 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:17 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary