Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, July 21, 2014  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 Project Update / Approve Application for Payment

6.2              Approve Food Service Management Contract

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Support for Village of Germantown Tax Increment Finance Plan #2

7.2              Approve 2014-15 Health Insurance Provider and Plan

7.3              Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Assignment

7.4              Employ Industrial Technology Instructor

7.5              Employ Teacher Aide (In-School Suspension)

7.6              Employ Teacher Aide (Special Education)

7.7              Employ Assistant Football Coach

7.8              Employ Assistant Baseball 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 21, 2014 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Keith Patterson, Zach Huels and Kelly Ross.

 

The agenda was approved on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The Closed Session minutes of the previous 6 months were reviewed and opened on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

Becky Boeschen reviewed the preliminary 2013-14 financial summary with the BOE.  Overall, we ended at $207K in the black vs. the $-56K budgeted.  Becky briefly explained the differences from the budgeted numbers.  Most of the differences were due to the larger TIF payment from Breese and the extra transportation payments from the state.  The auditors are here the week of July 21st and we will be working on next year’s budget during upcoming weeks.  A preliminary budget for FY15 will be presented at the August meeting.  Also, once the auditors have finalized everything, Becky will share with you the official final figures for 2013-14. 

 

We have received information that the Youth Development and Employment Program and Perkins Tutorial grant allocations have been received.  Just as last year, we can supplement the program with supply and material money from the Career and Technical Education grant program annually received from the Regional Delivery System.  Mrs. Laura Walker will be returning to supervise the program and Stacey Boruff will be the CTE tutor on grant funds again next year.

 

The office staff has been inundated with Skyward Training over the past few weeks.  On the Business Suite side of things the transition is taking form.  The entire system basically had to be rebuilt and made consistent with the state financial fund accounting.  Our first and second payroll utilizing Skyward have been completed and payment of bills has started well.  An individual from Skyward was onsite for three days this past week.  The system is starting to be operational and demonstrate its effectiveness.  On the student management side, several days of training has been completed by various people.  The majority of the work has been focused on Chris Shumard and she also has done a great job.  We have also had Trisha Lohman and Melinda Knapp in for various topics as well.   A Skyward trainer will be here onsite during the entire week of July 21-25 and during registration August 5-8 to work directly with us.  Each teacher will be here for one session on either July 22nd or August 7th and a session will be held on the afternoon of August 14th as well.  It is a BIG transition for everyone and will continue to be a focus into and through this year!

 

Mr. Meyer briefly updated the BOE on new legislation that was passed during the spring session.  Some bills have not been signed by the Governor at this time.  Several could have direct effects upon Central. 

 

Work on the Summer 2014 roofing project has begun this week.  Mr. Meyer has been assured that a large crew will be here to complete the project in time for school to begin without massive disruptions. 

Other projects are also moving along this summer.  The oil and chip of the parking lot area has been completed.  The updates to the camera and surveillance system are finished and has provided a huge improvement to the images and coverage of the facility.  New floor covering has been installed in the office and Rooms 2E, 3E, and 4E.  We have ordered the new dishwashing system and it should be installed over the next few weeks.  The new fencing area for the kitchen and walk-in freezer is scheduled for this week.  The gym floors are scheduled for resurfacing on July 23-25.  Several signs around the facility are either going to be replaced or updated.  Several rooms, doors, and areas have been painted.  Technology work is ongoing as well.  And, a whole list of other routine maintenance items are being completed.

 

After a long and exhaustive process, we have completed the bidding process for Food Services and have all the preparation in place for a new five-year agreement.  This has been a very complex process and a great deal of work.  It has required a cooperative journey with the Food and Nutrition department of the I.S.B.E. and other agencies.  There is good news and bad news regarding this contract.  After all of this work and preparation, it is unfortunate that we only received one bid proposal.  The process is supposed to produce a thorough and competitive system of various vendors who solicit management of lunch and breakfast programs.  The good news is that the proposal we did receive is a good one and from Aramark School Services with whom we have always had a great relationship.  A motion to approve Aramark School Services as our Food Service for 2014-15 for $ 273635.68 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

On Thursday, July 10th, Mr. Meyer attended a Joint Review Board meeting at the Village of Germantown held for the purpose of developing a second Tax Increment Financing development plan in their community.  A representative of the Moran Economic Development group identified the area, explained qualifications that allow the identified area to be used as a TIF development, and outlined the plan for activities on the property.  Mr. Meyer outlined the TIF plan.  The Village of Germantown is requesting our support for the plan. A motion to approve the second TIF development plan in Germantown as presented was made by Mike Strieker, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

The Health Insurance Committee met to review the renewal from our current provider Blue Cross/Blue Shield on Monday, July 7th.  The figures were very good even including the application of new affordable Care Act fees.  After a very brief discussion and review of other possible coverage levels under the same plan presented by Dan Imming of the Imming Insurance Agency, it was the decision of the members of the committee to recommend a continuation of the current plan and coverage levels with BC/BS IL for another year.  Although the committee chose not to seek the services of another approved broker, Mr. Meyer communicated to the members of the committee that the district has fulfilled the obligations of the three-year collective bargaining agreement by approving the usage of two possible brokerage agencies for their review at least once during the contract.  They chose not to avail themselves of the service due to the strength of the renewal.  A motion to approve BCBS for the Health Insurance for 2014-15 was made by Tim Richter, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None   Dan Imming is also looking into other options for Life Insurance policies and the option for employees to purchase additional life insurance.  Dan will keep up posted. 

 

A motion to accept resignation of Lisa Wiegmann as FBLA sponsor was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Steven Ellis as Industrial Tech position was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Jon Dierkes as In-School Suspension Aide was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Vicky Pittmann as Special Education Teacher aide was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to employ Eric Pollmann as Assistant Football Coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Ryan Meyer as assistant baseball coach was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones briefly reviewed his report including the Common Core subject.  He also informed the BOE of our current enrollment for the school year. 

 

The board adjourned at 9:18 PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter,  Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                     Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary