Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, July 18, 2016  7:00 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(s) for Payment

6.2              Authorize Additional Coaching Position(s)

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve 2016-17 Health Insurance Provider and Plan

7.2              Accept Resignation of Certified Staff Member

7.3              Employ Language Arts Instructor

7.4              Employ Teacher Aide for Response to Intervention Program

7.5              Employ Teacher Aide for In-School Suspension Position

7.6              Employ Co-Sponsor of Journalism Club

7.7              Employ Assistant Football Coach

7.8              Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.9              Employ Volunteer Assistant Band Instructor

 

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 18, 2016 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Becky reviewed the preliminary end of year results.  The final results will be brought to the BOE at the August meeting.  The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Richter, second by Voss.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

We have received our certified EAV figures from Clinton County and it looks to be relatively good news for some increased revenue base to the district.  The assessment shows growth of $10,663,228 or a 3.79% increase.  This should result in an increase of revenue of approximately $471,282 to Central from last year.  (Some of that is deceiving because of the lack of increase last year and the inclusion of Bond and Interest amounts.)  We have not received the information from Bond County at this time and Madison County numbers are not of serious impact. 

 

We received information that the Career and Technical and Perkins Tutorial grant allocations have been received.  Just as last year, we can supplement the program tutoring services with supply and material money from the Career and Technical Education grant program annually received from the Regional Delivery System.  Mrs. Laura Walker has moved to the Title I teaching position but we will hopefully have someone to supervise the program and we will likely have a new CTE tutor on grant funds next year as well.

 

We have received word that there will be no PARCC Testing administered this year at the high school level.  However, there will be a transition to the SAT Test for high schools this year.  Much like the ACT, this is a standardized test that is mostly used for college entrance requirements in many parts of the country.  The State of Illinois will provide this test for all 11th Grade students next spring.  The upside is that it will almost certainly be a better assessment and provide some practical purpose for students and parents.  The down side is that it will provide us with no trend data or assessment of students from one year or even one stage of development to the next.  It will also not provide college entrance assistance for most Midwestern colleges or universities.

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on new legislation that was passed during the spring session.  There were about 4 bills that we talked about in detail.

 

Work on the Summer 2016 projects are ahead of schedule and will almost certainly be closing in on completion over the next two weeks.  For the most part, the project has gone very smoothly and is ahead of schedule.  The locksets are well over ninety percent completed with the exterior doors the only thing remaining.  (The fob readers have already been completed and operational although a revision is being recommended by the lockset people and is being considered.)  The Clock/Bell/Public Address system is also very near completion and looking like there will be no issues at this time.  Other projects are also moving along this summer.  The oil and chip of the parking lot area has been completed.  A handful of marker boards are being replaced.  The gym floors are scheduled for reseal on July 23-25.  Several rooms, doors, and areas are being painted.  The landscaping around the marquee has been replaced.  Technology work is ongoing as well.  And, a whole list of other routine maintenance items are being completed. A motion to approve payment #1 to Comm Squad for $53,500.50 and approve payment #2 to Unterbrink Construction for $57,251.50 was made by Rickhoff, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We have had several conversations regarding the possible creation of some additional assistant coaching positions in Volleyball, Track, and Baseball.  Although the BOE felt that the addition of coaching positions in these three activities will enhance each of them and that each will benefit the students and school in several ways, they each require financial investment at a time when expenses are a concern.  The BOE decided not to take action on this subject. 

 

The Health Insurance Committee met to review the renewal from our current provider Blue Cross/Blue Shield on Thursday, July 7th.  The renewal figures were very high and the committee is considering the use of another provider for the upcoming year.  We are waiting for finalized rates from another company and will be meeting again on July 22nd to review those.  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.  (Staff members can obtain additional coverage in this area at payroll deduction.)  The group also is discussing the possibility of a voluntary program in dental and vision insurance which will not be paid from within the insurance cap amount from the district and strictly an option from payroll deduction for those who might be interested.

 

A motion to approve Ms. Erin Pettus resignation as Language Arts instructor was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Kara Short as Language Arts instructor pending all necessary requirements was made by Rickhoff, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Stacey Boroff as RTI teacher aide pending all necessary requirements was made by Voss, second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Britni Hogg as Co-Sponsor of Journalism Club was made by Rickhoff, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

A motion to employ Mr. Calvin O'Rear as Assistant (paid) football coach was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion approve Matt Murphy as Volunteer Assistant Band instructor was made by Voss, second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones attended the National Federation of High Schools Conference June 28 – July 2 in Reno, NV.  The NFHS sets rules for high school sports and activities throughout the country.  There are several sessions at the conference for members of high school athletic association board members to attend at the conference.  Mr. Jones presented a workshop session for Board members regarding decisions we make and their impact on student/athletes.  The IHSA sends their board members at no expense to board member’s school.   

 

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is currently at 570.  This includes the 145 incoming freshmen, 146 sophomores, 155 juniors, and 124 seniors.   Last year’s enrollment at this time was 562.  We began last year with 565.   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 16th as well as new freshmen who have yet to register.

 

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is currently at 570.  This includes the 145 incoming freshmen, 146 sophomores, 155 juniors, and 124 seniors.   Last year’s enrollment at this time was 558.  We began last year with 571.  We can expect a 5% increase in enrollment before school begins.  The increase would be due to transfers into the district between now and August 16th as well as new freshmen who have yet to register.

 

Several Central teachers are scheduled for evaluations this year using the student growth component as 25% of their evaluation with the other 75% being in classroom management, instructional skills, and skills not necessarily observable during classroom visits but can be rated by the use of supplemental data.  We piloted the documents to be used developed by the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Committee last school year.  It was a very successful program so there will not be any modifications necessary with the documents used.  The state has mandated the student growth component to officially begin at the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

This past June Mr. Jones attended an Administrators Academy on Senate Bill 100 dealing with out of school suspensions and mandates passed in legislation.  Much of the bill is not associated with what we do at Central as all of our suspensions are in-school.  The only out-of-school suspensions we’ve had have been pending an expulsion hearing.  The bill encourages schools to find alternative forms of education for any student expelled like the ROE 13 Safe School or Bridges Center for those with an IEP.  There is a push in the bill to utilize social workers in counseling but schools cannot afford to hire full time social workers.  Our SAP teams working with students with academic, attendance, behavioral, or health issues coincides with the legislation in many positive ways.  Keeping students from falling through the cracks and dropping out has been an effective program which we will continue.

 

 

The board adjourned at 8:54 PM on a motion by Richter; second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker        

Board President                                  Board Secretary