Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

 

* Tuesday, January 17, 2012 *

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              Building Committee Report (Authorize Preparation of

Specifications and Bid Process)

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approval of Athletic Physical Requirement

7.2              Approve Purchase of Maintenance Equipment

7.3              Superintendent Evaluation Instrument Review

7.4              Authorize Family and Consumer Science Position

7.5              Authorize Cabinet Making, Millwork, and Drafting Position

 

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 17, 2012 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier and Rick Taphorn presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Todd Jones and Erin Pettus.

 

The agenda was amended 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, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

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

 

The closed session minutes from July 2011 through December 2011 were released to the public on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer spoke very briefly about outstanding student fees.  The new Driver’s Education vehicle was available to see before the meeting along with the new presentation system in the commons. The presentation system was already put to use last Friday when we held the Articulation Conference.  Clinton County Co-op sent a letter informing of the rate increases that will be applied to Central.  There is about a 11% increase that will be applied to our rates.   The Articulation Conference held at Central on February 13th was very successful.  Guest speakers were David Braun and Keri Garrett.  Mr. Braun, who is the son of our school attorney, spoke about Performance Evaluation.  Keri Garrett presented information on Common Core Standards.  A copy of the seniority list was distributed to each board member.  The seniority list will be a thing of the past next year.  Next year teachers will be evaluated and listed based on performance evaluation ratings.

 

Mr. Todd Jones was present to speak to the BOE regarding this summer’s projects.  The Building Committee met several times to discuss the options as well as short and long term goals.  They decided to focus on the renovation of our interior restrooms.  Todd prepared preliminary costs estimates which would include full demolition of the restrooms.  Renovation would include removing the brick floor to install the new epoxy floor, install solid resin toilet partitions and electric hand dryers.  Todd estimated construction cost with fees and other minor expenses to $343,770.  Of the $273,990 construction only costs, $49K was previously approved in Life Safety.  Another amendment will have to be filed with ISBE to get more funds approved for Life Safety.  It generally takes 75-90 days to get approval.  Additional concrete work is about $32k.  This includes the front sidewalk, dumpster area and west drive.  The also talked about extending a sidewalk by the new gym.  That is roughly $2750-$4125.  A motion to authorize the letting of bids for the Summer 2012 project and submit life safety suggestions was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Warnecke has brought to Mr. Meyer’s attention an issue regarding sports physicals.  Over the past few years it has become somewhat of a concern that some of our athletes may not have a current athletic physical on file for summer and out of season sport activities.  To correct this, a new policy would be put in place that would require all Central athletes to have a physical on file during season and off season when they are attending camps and workouts, etc.  A motion to approve a proposal that all athletes participating in any activity, voluntarily or required, scheduled and/or conducted in the name of Central Community High School must have a current physical on file with the school was made by Tim Richter, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A motion to purchase an automatic scrubber for $5650 to be used for all of the facility’s floors was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to authorize the advertisement of Cabinet Making/ Millwork/ Drafting teacher position was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A motion to authorize the advertisement of Family and Consumer Science teacher position was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

First semester exams were given on December 20th and 21st.  Student enrollment for those days was very slim due to the 10 year old policy of perfect attendance and/or “A” averages.  The policy has increased student attendance and student effort in the classroom.

 

January 19th will be the kickoff to our annual magazine drive.  Mrs. Kohlbrecher and Mrs. Jacob will be heading this project again this year. 

 

Eighth Grade Informational Night will be held on January 26th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Notices were mailed out to all 8th grade students at our feeder schools.  We will have many extracurricular groups available that evening to speak to any 8th grade student, as well as our teachers.    

 

Mr. Jones will be conducting the second round of teacher evaluations for non-tenured and tenured staff members.  Currently we have 10 non-tenured teachers. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:47 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker to discuss personnel employment, Germantown TIF, bonds, and student placement.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:12 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:23 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary