Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

* Tuesday, January 19, 2016 *

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              Summer 2016 Project Planning Update

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Authorize Opening of Social Studies Teacher Position

7.2              Employ Head Volleyball Coach

 

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 19, 2016 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, and Mike Strieker presided.  Kris Rickhoff was absent.  Visitors included Ami Shanafelt, Britni Hogg and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

The executive sessions minutes of the previous 6 months were opened on a motion by Voss second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mrs. Britni Hogg presented information regarding our library system.  It is an annual condition of the Per Capita Library Grant program that she presents this material to the Board of Education.  If you recall, last year we approved the Spanish Club trip to a long distance location.  Mrs. Rueter has been researching and has interested students signed up.  The options will be either San Antonio or Puerto Rico depending upon the cost and arrangements.  The agency she is utilizing sets up a payment plan and works directly with parents.  The students will have an opportunity to raise money through supervised fundraisers and make up some or all of the costs.  Our early dismissal day on January 15th included a presentation by Mr. Paul Timm of RETA Security Systems.  The School Improvement Team felt the topic of school safety and security is always a great topic for information and preparation.  Mr. Timm is a renowned expert in school security and should provide a great source of information. 

 

The elementary districts administered the EXPLORE Test to 8th graders on the morning of January 15th.  Mr. Meyer made a visit to each of the elementary schools with Mr. Litteken of Mater Dei to discuss the importance of the test and making a successful transition to high school.  The visits went extremely well and the testing will provide us with valuable information.  The practice has involved our payment for the testing and then reimbursement from MD for the students who choose not to attend Central next fall.  The EXPLORE is no longer part of the ACT Testing system and is used strictly for placement purposes.

                                   

The rooftop HVAC Unit above the Weight Room is in need of a new condenser coil.  Although it is still working for heat purposes at this time, it is not going to provide air conditioning this spring or summer.  We could just replace the condenser, coil, refrigerant and balance/test for $4,000.  Or, we can replace entire unit to include everything for $10,800.  Mr. Meyer suggested to replace the entire unit like we did over Girls Locker Room and be done with it so we do not have issues at a later date and pay a larger amount.    

 

The Summer 2016 Public Address System/Lockset/Entry Door Project is still in a state of development at this time.  We met with the appropriate engineers and security experts who work with FGM Architects over the holiday break and Todd Jones informed me they are completing the necessary plans and drawings at this time.  We still have ample time to complete specifications and go through the bidding process for the timing of a summer project.  We will have specifications and give you an opportunity to review them for your approval at the February meeting. 

 

A motion to authorize and advertise for Social Studies position was made by Winkeler, second by Voss.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Crissy Toennies as head volleyball coach was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None    

 

A motion to employ Ms. Lea Nenninger as assistant volleyball coach was made by Voss, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The exam policy implemented several years ago had increased both student attendance and student effort in the classrooms at Central.  Central will post the students whom qualified for the Incentive Program created by the committee of two teachers, one counselor, Mr. Jones, and two junior, one sophomore, one freshman from Central’s student body.  49% or 272 students met the following criterion:  97% attendance or 2.5 days of excused absence; one detention or less with none for disrespect to faculty or other student(s), academic dishonesty, & no in-school suspensions; cumulative (all classes) gpa of B- or 2.67/4.0.  The 272 qualifying students have earned a “ME DAY” in the second semester.  “ME DAY” must be requested by a parent and is similar to a personal day and is not counted against the student’s absence total in the second semester.    

 

Backing up to the MD Tournament, the boys finished 2nd to Okawville.  The girls’ team finished 2nd at the Mascoutah tournament to a strong Highland. 

 

Eighth Grade Informational Night scheduled at Central Wednesday, January 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. had a huge turnout!    Notices were sent to all eighth grade students and parents in the district.  Thanks to Jamie Schneider, Fr/So Counselor for organizing eighteen extracurricular booths and their representatives to be present to answer questions regarding their programs.   Trisha Lohman, Counselor, addressed the potential students/parents regarding the school’s curriculum.    The evening ended with parents and students touring the school and checking out the informational booths.   If our predictions are correct, Central will have another large freshmen class register this March 2nd. 

 

Central students will be attending a short assembly Thursday, February 11th to kick off our annual magazine sales fund raiser.  Over the last ten years, the sales have raised close to $56,000.00 for Central. Thanks to teachers, Angie Kohlbrecher and Julianne Jacob for their efforts in organizing the assembly and running the program associated with the sales with our students.  It is a great fund raiser for the school!

 

 

A motion to enter into executive session to discuss student disciplinary actions and personnel was made by Winkeler, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:33PM. 

 

The BOE entered into open session at 9:30PM on a motion made by Voss, second by Richter.  .  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:33 PM on a motion by Voss; second by Meier.  .  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary