Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, July 20, 2009  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 Projects Update / Approve Application(s) for Payment

6.2            Approve Change Order

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Accept Resignation(s)

7.2            Employ Mathematics Instructor

7.3            Employ Language Arts Instructor

7.4            Employ In-School Suspension Supervisor/Volunteer Assistant

     Football Coach

7.5            Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.6            Approve Maternity Leave Request

 

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 20, 2009 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier and Tina Winkeler presided. Tim Richter was absent.

 

The agenda was approved on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The closed session minutes for January 2009 through June 2009 were reviewed and approved on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None.  

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer briefly went over various communication items.  Two individuals have inquired about bowling again.  Mr. Meyer informed them of the previous inquiry and invited them to the meeting if they would like to further discuss.  Mr. Meyer sent a letter to the Jordan Huegen family in regards to his recent passing.  He also sent a letter to Mr. Ron Foppe of Foppe’s Ace Hardware in Breese.  Mr. Foppe lent us a skid loader for unloading the paper we purchased from Sam’s.  The auditors are here this week working with Becky.  They should be finished at the end of the week.    

 

Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer plan on hiring a tutor again this year.  Mr. Anthony Hartman informed them last month that he and his wife are moving to Texas.  The tutoring position has always been paid for by the Perkins grant.  This year, however, the Perkin’s grant is being held right now by the state due to budget issues.  We do not know at this time if or how much of the Perkin’s grant we will receive.  We would be able to hire a part-time tutor using our CTE funds.  But Mr. Jones would like a full time tutor to help with the RtI program to run the Autoskills.     

 

The Insurance committee will meet on July 29th at 10:00 a.m.  Right now we are looking at a 9% - 10% increase if we stay with the current policy.  The members of the committee will discuss the options and decide which route would be best for everyone.   

 

Thanks to Mr. Mike Strieker, we have replaced the old outside freezer.  This freezer is larger than the old one.  The cost was $1700.    

 

Mr. Meyer informed the Board that the gym floor project is 4 days ahead of schedule.  There was a slight delay in work due to some wiring problems.  Mr. Meyer and Todd Jones are working to clear that up in regards to financial responsibility.  The concrete has been poured and is “curing” at this point.         

 

A motion to approve payment #2 to Cenpro for $33,007.50 and payment #3 to Cenpro for $9,380.00 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Due to the changes in gym floor graphics, Mr. Meyer explained to the Board that a change order would be the best procedure for the additional graphics on the floor.  This will protect Central and the contractor if any problems occur.  The additional cost for the change order is $400.  A motion to approve the change order for the gym floor graphics for $6953.00 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A couple of resignations have been submitted since the last Board Meeting.  A motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Robert Beck as assistant boys soccer coach and Mrs. Elizabeth Jack as a language arts instructor was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones immediately advertised Mrs. McCoy’s position after her passing.  There were many applicants for the position.  Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones recommended Ms. Emily Howell for the Math position.  Ms. Howell is a SEMO graduate and a Sparta High School graduate.  A motion to employ Ms. Emily Howell for the math position conditional upon receiving all necessary paperwork was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones also recommended Ms. Kristen Davis for the language arts position, open due to the resignation of Mrs. Jack.  Ms. Davis did her student teaching at Central last fall.  She worked with Mrs. Shanafelt and Mrs. Jack.  She also filled in for Mrs. Carroll’s during her maternity leave.  A motion to employ Ms. Kristen Davis for the language arts position conditional upon receipt of all necessary paperwork was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

With the resignation of Mr. Ryan Klier as the in-school suspension supervisor, Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones advertised for the “teaching aide” position.  The recommendation for this position is Mr. Cory Smith.  Mr. Smith has a teaching certificate in Physical Education and was at a Cahokia school last year in the same position.  He would also like to help with Football.  A motion to employ Mr. Cory Smith as the in-school suspension supervisor and as a volunteer football coach conditional upon receiving all necessary paperwork was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

With the resignation of Mr. Robert Beck as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer recommended Mr. Brian Albers for his replacement.  Mr. Albers has had this position before at Central.  A motion to employ Mr. Brian Albers as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mrs. Rachel Faust, one of our social studies instructors, has submitted a request for maternity leave at the start of school.  Mrs. Faust delivered a baby boy on July 17th.  A motion to approve the maternity leave request for Mrs. Rachel Faust was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Central students will be able to pick up class schedules and pay fees on August 5th – August 12th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The 2009 – 2010 school year will begin on August 17 with a teachers institute.  The first day for sophomores, juniors and seniors will be August 18th.  The first day for the freshman will be the orientation on the evening of August 18th.

 

Mr. Jones thanked the Board for allowing him to travel to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association of Secondary School Principals Leadership Training.  Mr. Jones informed the Board about his activities during his trip.

 

We have recently renewed our membership for the Curriculum Mapping.  This program has come in handy this year with Mrs. McCoy and Mrs. Jack’s position.  There are still some teachers who have not completed their mapping. 

 

Mr. Jones plans on having training for the Autoskills program on August 12th and 13th.  Hopefully by this time, we will have a tutor employed. 

 

The current enrollment is 590.  Mr. Jones hopes to hit the 600 mark with enrollment by the beginning of the school year. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:30 PM to discuss a personnel matter, special education student placement and transportation on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 8:45 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 8:46 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary