Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, July 20, 2015  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              Consideration and action on a Resolution providing for the issue of $845,000 General Obligation Refunding School Bonds, Series 2015, of the District, for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds of said School District, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the sale of said bonds to the purchaser thereof.

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve 2015-16 Health Insurance Provider and Plan

7.2              Accept Resignation of Business Education Teacher

7.3              Employ Business Education Teacher

7.4              Accept Resignation of Science Teacher

7.5              Employ Science Teacher

7.6              Employ Teacher Aide (Special Education)

7.7              Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Assignment

 

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, 2015 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Cris Toennies.

 

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

 

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

 

The closed session minutes of the previous 6 months were reviewed and opened on a motion by Richter second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Becky Boeschen reported the End-of-Year figures for FY15.  She explained more details of the results to close the fiscal year.  The auditors will be here the week of July 20th and we will be working on next year’s budget during upcoming weeks.  A preliminary budget for FY16 will be presented at the August meeting.        

                                   

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 we will have a new CTE tutor on grant funds next year.

 

Mr. Meyer 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.  One of the bills that has not been signed by the Governor is adding 1 semester of Civics for graduation requirements (most are against it).  Another one is the concussion protocol bill, which is already been covered by our IMPACT. 

      

This year we are going to attempt a new startup program for our parents.  The Technology Staff and Athletic Program are going to do two presentation called “Navigation Nights” to demonstrate how to utilize the Qmlativ system, the A2K Athletics program, and other systems that parents might find useful.  Mrs. Wiegmann and Mr. Hamon will be presenting on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 P.M. in conjunction with registration and a second program on Monday, August 17th at 6:00 P.M. immediately prior to Freshmen Orientation.  They will register parents on both and provide usernames and passwords at that time.  We are hopeful that parents take advantage and receive some valuable information that could help them throughout the school year. 

 

Work on the Summer 2015 electrical and lighting project is ahead of schedule and is closing in on completion.  For the most part, the project has gone very smoothly and is ahead of schedule.  Mr. Meyer discussed with the BOE an issue with more consistent lighting in the West Gymnasium.  Mr. Meyer’s recommendation of adding additional lighting with a discounted price was agreed on by the BOE.  We will be using the existing cans in the storage room across from the health room.  Lowry will offer a credit. But we are getting 2 additional units for the credit.  Other projects are also moving along this summer.  The oil and chip of the parking lot area has been completed.  Several new upgrades have been completed in the gym including mats, painting, and touch up issues with gym side of stage.  The gym floors are scheduled for resurfacing on July 24-28.  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. A motion to approve payment to Lowry Electric for $41,130 was made by Rickhoff, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

        

Mr. Meyer asked the BOE to table the discussion the adoption of a resolution to refund current bonds.  A discussion was held in executive session to explain.

 

The Health Insurance Committee met to review the renewal from our current provider Blue Cross/Blue Shield on Friday, June 19th.  The renewal figures were very good again this year.  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 only one minor change) going with BC/BS IL for another year. We are also still under the same coverage for Term Life/Accidental Death policy that we currently have with Dearborn Life.  This program (although offered by the district as part of the options to get group rates) does get deducted from the monthly cap amount just like health insurance and therefore effects the salary level for our staff members.  A motion to approve BCBS as insurance provider and coverage was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resignation of Mrs. Katie Prange as Business Ed/Journalism instructor was made by Rickhoff, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Morgan Keck as Business Ed instructor pending all necessary requirements was made by Voss, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion approve resignation for Mrs. Katy Rahar as science instructor was made by Richter, second by Rickhoff.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None    

 

A motion to employ Calvin O'Rear as science instructor was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We have been accepting applications from Teacher Aide applicants and have a limited number at this time.  Mr. Meyer would like to leave it open for another round of advertisements and seek additional candidates prior to the start of school. 

 

A motion to accept resignation of Eric Pollmann as football coach was made by Richter, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

    

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

This year’s graduation was indeed a compliment to the Class of 2015!   Thanks to Central Band Director, Eric Chrostoski and his ensemble of instrumental players!   Thanks to Andrea Henry for decorating with the purple drapery and white sash!   Thanks to Teachers’, Angie Kohlbrecher and Greg Kruse for lining up the graduates for commencement exercises; and several teachers helped graduates get ready for the ceremony in the new gym; Jill Varel took yearbook photos of our Summa, Magna, & Cum Laude recipients as well as taking pictures during the ceremony.   Thanks to Central’s maintenance staff for chair arrangements; members of the student council for passing out programs; & Secretary, Chris Shumard for her efforts with the graduation programs.  The graduation was well attended by Central’s faculty and staff!   

 

Student handbook revisions were completed and submitted to School Datebooks in early June.  This year’s review committee had a couple evenings of great discussion regarding the handbook.

 

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is currently at 562.  This includes the 140 incoming freshmen, 160 sophomores, 131 juniors, and 131 seniors.   Last year’s enrollment at this time was 544.  We began last year with 560.   We can expect a 2% - 5% increase in enrollment before school begins.  The increase would be due to transfers into the district between now and August 18th as well as new freshmen who have yet to register.

 

The 2015 – 2016 year of school will begin Monday, August 17th with a teachers institute in the morning.  Freshmen Orientation will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M. with Mr. Meyer & Mr. Jones.  Following a brief meeting, all freshmen and their parents will run through a mock shortened-day schedule where they will meet each of their child’s teachers; Hear from them briefly; Then move on to their next class.  This is the fourth year of using the brief class schedule.  The last three years’ have been very successful!  Thanks to the student council members for volunteering to direct traffic during the orientation periods.  All students will have a 1:15 dismissal on Tuesday, August 18th with the administration meeting with each class throughout the day.   The first full day of attendance for all students will be Wednesday, August 19th.  H.R. Imaging will be at Central for student photos on Tuesday, August 25th.

 

 

 

The board entered into executive session at 8:27 PM on a motion by Rickhoff, second by Voss to discuss financial issues and personnel.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open meeting at 9:08 PM on a motion by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

The board adjourned at 9:09 PM on a motion by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary