Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

* Tuesday, January 16, 2018 *

7:00 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              Approve Retaining Placement Agent or Underwriter and Bond/Disclosure Counsel Used for the Issuance of School Fire Prevention and Safety Bonds and Funding Bonds for the purpose of paying Claims Against the District

6.2              Approve Specifications and Authorize Preparation of Bidding Documents for HVAC Replacement Project

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

6.4              Approve Career and Technical (Health Occupations) Curriculum

6.5              Employment of Building Principal

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Purchase of Field Groomer

7.2              Approve Overnight Trip for Music Program

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

9.0              Adjournment

10.0           

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on January 16, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.   Dennis Meier was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Britni Hogg, Stacey Boruff and Todd Jones.

The agenda was amended and 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.  Nay – None

The minutes of the previous meeting were amended and 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.  Nay – None

The executive sessions minutes of the previous 6 months were approved to stay closed on a motion by Kruse, second by Voss.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

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

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

Our January 3 Institute Day was a new implementation on the school calendar this year and overall the feedback has been positive.  It seems the teachers appreciated the opportunities for classroom work time after the break.  We also utilized the entire morning for a presentation by Deputy Jeffrey Vernatti of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office concerning School Safety and Security.  The presentation was very informative.  The elementary districts will be administering the EXPLORE Test to 8th graders during the week of January 10-17. Mr. Meyer made a joint visit to 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.

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE that a HVAC unit above the east gym will need to be replaced.  It went out over Christmas break.  The estimated cost of that unit will be $15,000.00

 

Following the hearing allowing for public comment on Tuesday evening, a motion to take action to retain First Midstate Inc. as placement agent or underwriter and approve Chapman and Cutler LLP to act as Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel to First Midstate Inc. to be used for the issuance of School Fire Prevention and Safety Bonds for life safety purposes and Funding Bonds for the purpose of paying claims against the District was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None.  This is the last of the formal stages to the process prior to the sale of these bonds.  Once this is approved, First Midstate will take all necessary steps to obtain those final funds to be used in the projects.  We are hopeful that this will be completed by the end of February.

 

Mr. Todd Jones of FGM Architects discussed briefly specifications on the HVAC replacements and the grandstand and press box portion of the outdoor renovations.  A motion to approve FGM completed specifications as presented of HVAC replacements and authorize to prepare bids was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve FGM completed specifications of the Outdoor bleachers and press box renovations and authorize to prepare bids was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mrs. Stacey Boruff presented possible changes to the Health Occupations curriculum and the purchase of instructional materials for the 2018-19 school year.  The other segments of the Career and Technical Education programs completed this process last year and are completing the implementation this year or next year.   A motion to approve Career and Tech (Health Occupations) curriculum as presented was made by Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We have finished accepting applications for the position of Building Principal and implemented the interview process.  A motion to employ Dr. Dustin Foutch as building principal for the 2018-19 school year was made by Richter, second by Voss.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Several months ago, the Board authorized the solicitation of proposals for a field groomer to obtain for preparation of the athletic facilities.  We did not receive any inquiries regarding proposals from area vendors.  After doing some more research, Mr. Hamon found a piece of equipment that we feel will meet our needs.  The ABI Force Zero-Turn Machine comes very highly recommended and we have discussed it with a couple area schools and field maintenance people.  It will require a little more investment from the PAWS Organization (which they have approved) and our commitment will remain the same as we had budgeted previously. A motion to approve the purchase of a ABI Force Zero-Turn Machine, with PAWS donating $11k and school paying $8900 was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve overnight trip for Music program was made by Kruse, second by Kampwerth. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones spoke about the loss of Avery Christ before the Christmas break and how it has affected our students.  Mr. Jones was very appreciative of our staff’s support during the time of grief.

 

The exam policy implemented several years ago had increased both student attendance and student effort in the classrooms.  Beginning three years ago, Central has posted the students who qualify for the Incentive Program.

 

Eighth Grade Informational Night was held on January 10th and we had a huge turnout.  Thanks to Wendy Jones for organizing several extracurricular booths and their representatives to be present to answer questions regarding their programs.  The evening ended with parents and students touring the school and checking out the informational booths.

 

Clinton County’s S.A.F.E personnel will be at Central January 22-24 to address each class freshmen through seniors as a part of an annual mandated presentation.  Thanks to student council sponsor, Karrie Kujawa, for making a schedule for the presenter. 

 

The board entered into executive session on a motion by Richter; second by Kruse at 8:56PM to discuss a legal issue and student discipline.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered back into regular meeting on a motion by Richter; second by Kampwerth.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 9:26PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy; second by Kruse at 9:27PM.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, 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

HEARING ON PROPOSED SALE OF FUNDING BONDS AND HEALTH LIFE SAFETY FUNDS

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

6:45 P.M.

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

Call to Order

 

Roll Call

 

Recognition of Visitors/Public Comment

 

Conduct of Public Hearing

for the issuance of School Fire Prevention and Safety Bonds for life safety purposes and Funding Bonds for the purpose of paying claims against the District.”

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

The hearing on proposed sale of Funding Bonds and Health Life Safety funds was held on January 16, 2018 at 6:45PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth and Tim Richter presided.   Dennis Meier was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Todd Jones, Britni Hogg and Stacy Boruff.

 

Mr. Meyer discussed with the BOE briefly the process of selling the bonds.

 

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

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                          Tim Richter                       

Board President                                  Board Secretary