Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, July 19, 2010  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

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Board Policy Manual Revision (First Reading) –

Homeless Students

7.2            Employ Teacher Aide

7.3            Employ Volunteer Assistant Girls Basketball 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 July 19, 2010 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn (7:33 PM), Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier (8:10 PM), Tim Richter and Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Dennis Holtmann. 

 

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

 

The closed session minutes from January 2010 – June 2010 were approved by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Dennis Holtmann, President of PAWS, spoke to the BOE in regards to an outside restroom facility.  PAWS wants to add on to the current concession stand instead of using the old weight room as an outside restroom facility.  PAWS will be willing to pay for the architectural fees to see if this project would be feasible.  The only thing PAWS is asking for at this time is the help and support from the BOE.  Mr. Meyer and the BOE decided to put this issue on the agenda for the August Board meeting and he will talk to Todd Jones at Mevert about drawing up some plans.        

 

The State has just passed some new legislation that will affect our budgeting process.  Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed a few of those that would affect us including criminal background checks on substitutes teachers; House Bill 6041which would allow full or part transfers from Working Cash to any fund; adoption of rules and laws for Race to the Top. 

         

Mr. Meyer recently received information regarding the Youth Development and Employment Program and the Perkins Tutorial grant allocations. This will allow us to keep our tutor 5 days a week.  Mrs. Laura Walker has agreed to stay on as our tutor pending she does not get any other opportunity for a full-time teaching job. 

 

The insurance committee met last week in regards to future insurance rates.  Blue Cross Blue Shield projected a 19% increase with our current status.  The insurance committee decided to seek other insurance companies for more competitive rates.  All eligible employees were sent 3 separate forms to complete for 3 separate insurance companies (GHP, United Healthcare and Pekin).  Once the forms are submitted, these 3 companies will give us more accurate rates for our employees. 

 

We have received the new phone system and phones from CTS.  The insurance company finally agreed on installing a new system versus replacing with refurbished parts.  CTS will be in to set up all phones. 

 

The 2010 summer project is almost complete.  Doors are installed.  There is only one issue with the door installation.  One set of doors was installed in the wrong place.  Mr. Meyer will be working with Mevert on how that will be corrected or rectified.  Locks are in the process of being installed on all doors.  Sixty chairs and desks were ordered and received.  Out of the 60 chairs, 15 of them were damaged and returned.  Tile has been installed in the 2 classrooms as planned.  A motion to approve all applications for payments as presented for the Summer 2010 project pending receipt of all necessary paperwork was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones has suggested to add a Homeless student policy to our Board Manual.  We currently do not have a policy on this issue.  This would be an appropriate step in order to be in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act.  Mr. Meyer presented a draft for the BOE’s review.  And he will ask for approval at next month’s meeting. 

 

A motion to employ Mr. Jon Howard as a teacher aide for an individual special needs student was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Kelsie Nettemeier as a Volunteer Assistant Freshman Girls Basketball coach was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones attended the National Association of School Principals Leadership Training in Washington D.C. Wednesday, July 14th through Friday, July 16th.  He had a chance to lobby with the legislators on Capitol Hill along with meeting some celebrity senators. 

 

We have just recently received the PSAE scores.  Mr. Jones has not had time to review them yet.  He will review with the BOE at the August meeting. 

 

There are 3 teachers currently seeking administrative degrees from McKendree University, who have asked to work under Mr. Jones.  As part of their requirements, they must work under a principal and log several hours of internship performing administrative projects over the summer.  Mr. Jones has given them several projects that he will monitor over the next couple of months. 

 

The board entered into executive session at 8:53 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler to discuss Special Education placement.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The Board entered into open session at 9:10 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:11 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary