Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, July 21, 2008  7:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Approval of Agenda   (Addition:  Old Business 6.2)

 

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 Projects Update / Approve Application(s) for Payment

6.2       Handicapped Entrance/Exit Mechanisms

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve 08-09 School Improvement Plan

7.2              Board Policy Manual Revisions / Additions

7.3              Employer Plan for 403b Payroll Program

7.4              Accept Resignation

7.5              Employ Title I Reading Instructor

7.6              Employ ESL Teacher Aide

7.7              Employ Assistant Football Coach

7.8              Employ Yearbook Advisor

 

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 July 21, 2008 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.  Kelly Ross was the only visitor.

 

The agenda was revised with motion 6.2 under Old Business and 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 Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  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 Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer commented on the communication letters Central received.  Lawns Unlimited sent a letter of thanks in regards to the donation. 

 

Becky Boeschen reviewed the year-end figures with the Board.  The 2007-08 Budget projected a $95,784 profit and the actual profit was $99,954.  Included in the actual year-end profit are 2 payments made for the Summer 08 projects - $46,918 to Rooters and $48,060 to MC Electric.  Excluding those 2 payments would have put the profit at $194,932.  Becky and Mr. Meyer will take those payments into consideration when completing the budget this year.  The Transportation fund ended with a loss due to the added special transportation runs during the year and the drop of a bus carrier at the beginning of the school year. 

 

J.W. Boyle will be in the week of July 21st to audit the 2007-08 school year.  They will be here 3-4 days.  Becky will then start working on the 2008-09 Budget.

 

The Youth Development and Employment Program and Perkins grants will again be available this year for roughly the same amounts.  Last year we used Rachel Faust and Beth Finn as tutors.  They were paid from these grants.  Rachel Faust has moved to a full-time teaching position here at Central.  Beth Finn has moved on outside of Central.  Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer recommended Ms. Julianne Harris for the tutoring position.       

 

The C.C. H.S. Insurance Committee will meet on July 22nd to discuss group health insurance coverage for the next year.  The Board is committed to spend $610 per employee for health insurance.  The renewal rate from Blue Cross And Blue Shield of Illinois was 15% higher than last year’s rates.  This is due to our claim rate history and the size of our group.  Mr. Dan Imming will attend the meeting to discuss the options.      

 

Five employees (who will be retiring in future years) have taken advantage of the salary enhancement payment as per the negotiated agreement.  The agreement requires us to make these payments until their actual retirement at which point we will make a severance payment to give them their total contractual retirement benefit. 

 

Transportation contracts were sent out for the 2008-09 school year to all of our providers.  The CPI (Consumer Price Index) this year was 5.0% - last year the CPI was 2.7%.  Regular transportation runs are not required to comply with the $10 million liability coverage, although Mr. Meyer did request it in their letters. 

 

The Summer 08 Projects continue to progress.  The track is close to completion with only having to be painted yet.  There have been several people that noticed ridges on the track in the seams.  Mr. Meyer has called Mr. Todd Jones, who has called Rooters.  At this point, it is not known if it can be corrected without having to tear out the whole track.  The track is useable and will be available for the Relay for Life on August 1st.  Mr. Meyer will keep the Board informed on the track issue.  The Fire Alarm project is in the process of switching over to the new system.  Mr. Meyer approved a change order on two additional duct detectors and an additional strobe warning light for the fire alarm system.  The total cost on these additions was $2,205.  Mr. Meyer, MC Electric and Duane Eversgerd will be doing a walk-through for the check-list on Wednesday, July 23rd.  CTS is a little behind schedule due to some product availability.  Currently we have 35 cameras installed and operating.  A monitor is set up in the Superintendent’s office.  A motion to approve application of payment #2 to MC Electric for $48,060.00 was made 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 installation of the concrete floor in the storage shed is complete.  The oil and chipping of the parking lot is finished.  The landscaping and marquee installation is complete as well.          

 

Mr. Meyer discussed the possibility of installing a handicap accessible door at the front entrance of the school.  Stanley Doors installed some handicap accessible doors at Aviston.  The handicap accessibility would be tied in with the surveillance system.  Activation would be during and off-school hours (for games and events at Central).  The far right door would have a push to enter button.  The cost to install is $8,820.  CTS thought they would be able to install before school starts.  A motion to install a handicap accessible door at the front entrance for $8,820 was made 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

 

The School Improvement Plan has been completed for the 2008-09 school year.  The Team did a great job on planning goals for the upcoming school year.  This plan is given to everyone.  The team consists of 2 new team members – Ms. Jamie Kleine and Mr. Ken Schonoff.    A motion to approve the 2008-09 School Improvement Plan was made 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

 

There are several policies that need to be updated for the Illinois School Code purposes.  We need to update the Board policy for bullying and gang violence.  Central would provide education and policies to prevent gang violence.  Also, we need to add a policy regarding the enrollment of non-public and home schooled students.  We have to enroll students on a part-time basis if requested.  These part-time students would also be eligible for extra-curricular activities.  Mr. Meyer requested the Board to review the policies and be prepared to adopt next month. 

 

Becky Boeschen reviewed the new regulation regarding 403(b) annuities.  The IRS is putting more responsibility on the employers.  The “plan administrators” will have to maintain administration of the employees 403(b) plans.  This includes all record keeping, compliance monitoring, written plan documents, information sharing agreements with the providers and communication with all employees regarding their options.  Becky communicated that American Fidelity would be available to provide all of these services for $1 per annuitant per month.  The possible cost for this service would be $180 per year.  Currently the ROE, Albers and Aviston will be utilizing the services of American Fidelity in the 2008-09 school year.  Mr. Meyer asked the Board to review and possibly be prepared to act on this next month.

 

Mr. Meyer received a letter of resignation for Ms. Shauna Lager as a Language Arts/Title I instructor.  Ms. Lager has been employed at Central for six year and has decided to pursue some personal goals.  Mr. Meyer did not have a recommendation for her position at the time of the meeting.  A motion to accept Ms. Shauna Lager’s letter of resignation for the Language Arts/Title I position was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer recommended Mr. Steven Heizer as the Teacher Aide for the ESL students.  Mr. Heizer is in the similar situation as our last aide, Mr. Jon Babgy.  Mr. Heizer has an excellent background in Spanish and is currently getting his teaching degree.  A motion to employ Mr. Steven Heizer as the ESL Teacher Aide was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ Mr. Anthony Wheatley for assistant football coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer has only had one applicant for the yearbook sponsor.  This one applicant actually consists of two people.  Mrs. Jill Varel and Mrs. Becky Boeschen submitted their letter of interest for the yearbook sponsor as co-sponsors.  The yearbook stipend would be split evenly between Mrs. Varel and Mrs. Boeschen.  A motion to employ Mrs. Jill Varel and Mrs. Becky Boeschen as co-sponsors of the yearbook was made by Mike Strieker and second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

B & B Textbook Supply out of Highland bought our used social studies books.  Their service includes boxing the books and removing them from Central.  The amount of the check was $100.             

 

The 2008-09 school year will begin Monday, August 18th with a teachers institute in the morning.  The sophomores, juniors and seniors will have a short day with a 10:00 AM dismissal and freshmen orientation will be in the evening at 7:00 on Tuesday, August 19th.  The first full day of attendance for all students will be Wednesday, August 20th.                   

 

Mr. Jones will be traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association of Secondary School Principals Leadership Training on July 22 through July 26th.  The NASSP and IPA will be financing his trip.   

 

Our membership for the Curriculum Mapping has been renewed for the 2008-09 school year.  The Curriculum Mapping system should help new teachers adapt with guidelines to follow.         

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:55 PM to discuss Personnel Matters, Purchase of Property, Special Education and Student matters 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 9:33 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:34 PM. 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

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary