Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

* Tuesday, January 22, 2019 *

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              2018-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    Update of Information on HVAC Project

B.     Outdoor Renovations - Approve Application for Payment #8 and Change Order #7

C.     Building Additions – Approve Application for Payment #7

and Change Order #2

6.2              Approve Authorization on Preparation of Specifications of Furnishings and Letting of Bids

6.3              Approve Job Description for Technology Director

6.4              Employment of Building Principal

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Review Board of Education Health Insurance Broker

7.2              Approve Authorization on Food Service Bid Process

7.3              Approve Intergovernmental Agreement Resolution with Career and Technical Education

7.4              Approve Memorandum of Understanding on Short Term Substitute Training Agreement

7.5              Authorize Advertisement of Technology Director Position

7.6              Authorize Advertisement of Agriculture Teacher Position and F.F.A. Sponsor

 

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 22, 2019 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth and Tim Richter.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Todd Jones, Tanya Kampwerth, Ann and Parker Loepker and Britni Hogg (7:25).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Parker Loepker to the Board of Education.  Parker has perfect attendance this year and treats all of his classmates and teachers with respect.  He has a great personality and is involved in many extra-curricular activities.  Parker just earned a perfect score of 36 on the math portion of his ACT.  Parker is the son of Ann Loepker.

 

Mr. Meyer briefed the BOE on the current outstanding fees.  There are several senior students with a very large outstanding debt.

 

For the second consecutive year, we held a Teacher Institute on January 3rd and did work related to School Improvement purposes and preparation for the second semester.  Dr. Foutch spoke about best instructional practices in a general session in the morning and teachers met in their respective subject areas to discuss pertinent issues including the curriculum study cycle, curricular alignment, and instructional strategies.  Mr. Meyer explained the calendar requirements that will force us to change the practice of this January 3rd Institute Day for next year.   

 

The School Community Council is sponsoring their second Community Education program this year and keeping with their theme of student wellness.  Ms. Trisha McKnight of the Butterfly Alliance will be speaking on Wednesday, January 30th in the Commons Area.  The topic will focus on ensuring children’s safety in a changing world, especially current risks teens face online and in society.  The alliance focuses on awareness and prevention on a wide range of topics such as bullying, violence, sexual harm, human trafficking, and other concerning issues.

 

The annual 8th Grade Information Night was held on Wednesday, January 9th and we are pleased to inform you that it was a tremendous success.  We had a great crowd of incoming students and their parents.  Over twenty-five groups, clubs, organizations, and athletic teams were represented and informational tables for the students/parents to get information from at the event.  And, we held voluntary tours of the building to conclude the evening but almost everyone remained to participate.  We received many compliments from parents.   

 

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases the Financial Profile Designation for all school districts.  Mr. Meyer reported to the Board of Education that our designation remains the highest possible rating of “Financial Recognition”, and that we received a higher score this year with a 3.90 overall rating.  The only figure that kept us from a perfect rating was the percentage of long-term debt margin we now have due to the projects.  We should all be very proud of the financial health of our district and thankful for the support we receive from a strong and growing community.  The budgetary decisions we have made, and continue to live by, should help us hold a good course for the near future.

 

Mr. Meyer explained the “smoke day on January 14th. 

 

We lost a second water heater recently. 

 

Mr. Meyer reported on the injury of Marilyn Schulte in the kitchen.

 

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. 

 

We have progressed to the point in which our issues in the HVAC System have been resolved at this time.  One problem seems to still remain in the Art Room and two west wing Special Education classrooms.  Suffice it to say the problem runs somewhat deeper than the new units placed this past summer and we may need to address it.  We have made final payment on the project and closed the files on it.

 

The Outdoor Renovations continue to progress at a very slow pace due to the weather.  The grandstands at the Baseball and Softball complexes have been finished and all seating has been installed.  The only work remaining is the dirt work and fencing areas at the JV Baseball Field and drainage areas.  We have discussed the issues there and impact it will have on next spring’s season.  All other issues have been addressed and we are holding punchlist walk-throughs on parts of the project with Litteken Construction up to those areas.  They have issued an Application for Payment #8 in the amount of $90,616.45 as one-half the remaining payments owed on the project.  We also have received Change Order #7 which is the reduction of the $10,000 allowance on the project.  (The balance to finish and retainage is still $90,616.45 on the project.)  A motion to approve change order #7 and payment #8 for $90,616.45 to Litteken Construction was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  

 

The Building Additions also continue to move forward with the installation of windows and doors, drywall, and continuing interior developments.  Plaster and paint work will be commencing and other interior trim and finishings will begin soon.  Millenium is ahead of schedule and the possible ownership of the building additions is a little earlier than anticipated.  This could help us a great deal with work at the end of the year.  Millenium Construction has submitted Change Order #2 on additional concrete areas and sidewalk (discussed last month) for approval in the amount of $45,321.28.  Millenium has also submitted Application for Payment #7 for the amount of $103,738.50 for our approval.  (This leaves a balance to finish including retainage of $569,937.67.)  A motion to approve change order #2 for $45,321.28 and payment #7 for $103,738.50 to Millenium Construction was made by .  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to authorize the preparation of specifications on certain furnishings and equipment necessary for the new Media Center, Band/Music Room, and Technology Area was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  These items are needed for the exchange of other items and function during the summer months.  We have begun discussions through the design people with FGM Architects as advisors on the matter, but need to move forward and begin a bidding process on some of these materials.

 

Last month, we placed a first reading in front of you for the job description on a new non-certified position of Technology Director.  A motion to approve job description on non-certified position of Technology Director was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

One of the requirements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement states “… at least once during the duration of this Agreement, the employer shall select multiple brokers for the committee’s consideration on options of provider(s) and coverage(s)”.  Everyone recalls that we fulfilled this obligation during the last contract and the segment was not revisited or altered during negotiations in the current contract.  We had only two interested firms last time and considered those.  We have received valuable services from the Imming Insurance Agency over the years.  This has resulted in a plan with great rates and coverage for our employees each year. Considering all factors, we have several options.  We can go through the process now and evaluate brokerage services as outlined in the contract.  Or, we can discuss with the Association some other arrangement given circumstances of the day.  We can discuss at the meeting and decide on a course of action.  A motion to motion to authorize solicitation of brokers services for Health Insurance was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We will complete our five-year agreement with Aramark School Services at the conclusion of this school year.  Therefore, it is time to prepare a bid package for this program.  This is a long, tedious procedure with a great deal of paperwork.  Some of these documents on an Invitation for Bid need to be completed and submitted to the Foods and Nutrition staff at the ISBE by the end of this month. A motion to authorize Mr. Meyer to seek Food Service bids and start the process was made by Kruse, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

As Director of the Career and Technical Education program, Mr. Dwain Baldridge has been reviewing the agreement districts have with the C.T.E. program.  The C.T.E. program is an arm of the Regional Office of Education and administers several grants that provide high schools in the region with funding.  The agreement and contractual guidelines that exists between the entity and schools of the region has become very outdated and was in need of several modifications.  A motion to adopt an Intergovernmental Agreement Resolution for the CTE program 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

 

New legislation was adopted by the State of Illinois this past fall in response to shortages in substitute teachers.  It provides for licensure to individuals who may not qualify under normal guidelines.  In order for schools to utilize these substitutes, the school district must meet certain requirements including the implementation of a training/mentoring program and the adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional Office of Education.  A motion to adopt a memorandum of understanding with the ROE as presented was made by Kennedy, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Following approval of the job description for the Technology Director position in the Board Policy Manual earlier in the agenda, we need to move forward in a discussion on the qualifications, requirements, and then make authorization to advertise for applicants to fill the position.  A motion to authorized Mr. Meyer to advertise the Technology Director position 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

 

Due to Mr. Rick Harre’s retirement as our Agriculture Instructor and Future Farmer’s of America sponsor, we need to authorize the opening and advertisement of the position for next year.  It is our intention to advertise for at least one month and employ someone in the position at our March meeting.  A motion to authorize Mr. Meyer to open and advertize the Ag Instructor and FFA sponsor was made by  Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

On January 9th, Dr. Foutch met with the school improvement team to discuss strategies for improving the instructional day.  Dr. Foutch said that they were a little late in making major master schedule changes for next year and it is a good idea to make sure we have a solid plan prior to implementation. They also discussed the value of the fine arts curriculum.

 

In April, our students will be taking the SAT.  Our 9th and 10th graders will also be taking the PSAT.  The PSAT will enable us to collect longitudinal data on our students.  Our English, Math and Science teachers have been trained on how to disaggregate the SAT data and analyze areas of strength and improvement.  

 

Additional teachers have been added to the Joint Committee to add valuable insights as we design and implement our new evaluation system. 

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Coach Brian Short this month for both his leadership at Central and in our community.  Coach Short is a constant source of positive energy in the building and he goes above and beyond to build positive relationships with all of his students.  Coach Short delivered a sermon at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton on January 13th.  Coach Short spoke about his journey in finding God and also inspired the audience to “Control the Controllable” which he described as our attitude, our effort, and how we treat each other.

 

Mrs. Shanafelt will be honored on January 25th on Channel 11 News.  She will be awarded a $500 check that she can use to purchase classroom supplies.  Mrs. Shanafelt was nominated for the award by Noah Hollenkamp due to her positive impact on his life.

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Voss, second by Richter to discuss the Superintendent Contract, upcoming Board elections, the new Technology Director position and the Principal screening.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 9:29PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 10:50PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Voss; second by Kruse at 10:51PM.    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

SPECIAL MEETING

 

Wednesday, January 30, 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 January 30, 2019 at 5:50PM 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 Greg Beck and Jacob Halde.

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by Kennedy 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 Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:33PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Voss; second by Kennedy at 8:34PM.    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