Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, July 16, 2018  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

2.1              Financial Report

2.2              Payment of Bills

2.3              Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

2.4              Communications / Correspondence

2.5              Information

 

3.0              Old Business

3.1              18-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    HVAC Project - Approve Application for Payment #2 and Change Order(s)

B.     Outdoor Renovations - Approve Application for Payment #2 and Change Order(s)

C.     Building Additions – Approve Application for Payment #1

and Change Order(s)

 

4.0              New Business

4.1              Approve 2018-19 Health Insurance Provider and Plan

4.2              Approve 2018-19 Title I District Plan

4.3              Authorize Technology Aide Position

4.4              Employ Special Education Teacher Aide

4.5              Employ Special Education Teacher Aide

4.6              Employ Assistant Boys Soccer

4.7              Employ Volunteer Assistant Volleyball Coach

 

5.0              Principal’s Report

 

6.0              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, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Dennis Meier.  Jeff Kampwerth and Tim Richter were absent. 

The agenda was approved on a motion by Kruse, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The closed minutes of the previous year were opened on a motion by Voss, second by Kennedy.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The minutes of the previous meeting were amended and approved on a motion by Kennedy, second by Voss.      Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Voss, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

Becky reviewed the unofficial final financial results for 2017-18.  All funds were close comparison to the amended budget.  The final figures will be presented in September after the audit is complete. 

 

We have not received official information regarding the Career and Technical and Perkins Tutorial grant commitments or allocations, but every indication the people at the CTE office has confirmed a likely approval.  Just as other years, we are hopeful that we can supplement the RTI tutoring services with supply and material money from the Career and Technical Education grant program annually received from the CTE system.  We have Mrs. Stacy Schroeder supervising the program and we have confirmed with Mrs. Dawn Becker will return as the tutor on grant funds.  (Mrs. Becker completed the final few months of last year for us.)  When we get word, we will move forward with the CTE part of the program.  This program also affects the purchase of other items for the CTE teachers here at Central who are planning on certain supplies, materials and equipment as well.

 

Mr. Meyer informed the Board about testing programs at Central.  Last year we made the transition to the SAT Test for high schools.  (Many of our students still take the ACT test at national testing locations for college entrance.)  The State of Illinois provides this test for all 11th Grade students in the spring.  It will not provide college entrance assistance for most midwestern colleges or universities and many will still need to take the ACT.  The state has also established a program for preliminary testing utilizing the PSAT at both 9th and 10th grade levels at no cost to schools.  We will be planning to take advantage of this and requiring testing for our students.  The results will provide us with excellent trend data and students and their parents with projected SAT scores.  We also have decided upon the use of IReady as our internal diagnostic evaluation and progress monitoring.  This program is very user friendly as an online testing system that can be used as a second instrument to identify our Title I students, monitor progress of our Response to Intervention program, and evaluate the progress of our Special Education students.  A committee of staff members involved in these programs in conjunction with Dr. Foutch, did an excellent job in studying and reviewing different systems and settled on IReady.  Although somewhat more expensive and based upon a subscription of a selected group of students, it should be very beneficial for all three programs.

 

Mr. Meyer briefed the BOE on new legislation that was passed during the spring session.  (Some bills have not been signed by the Governor at this time.) 

 

A great deal of work continues to progress on the projects.  At this time, we continue to have a           tremendous amount of activity going on at the school.  The HVAC renovations are focused on placement of the large rooftop units and coordination of the computerized part of the system.  We are slightly behind on the schedule because of the wait time on the large multi-zone units.  But, all information is that we will be operational the first of August.  Mr. Meyer explained two change orders that we were forced to do for structural reasons and one we might want to discuss for possible attention.  We are researching best alternatives at this time.  A motion to approve change orders for HVAC renovations as presented and payment #2 to Hock, Inc. for $131,829.75 was made by Voss, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

Outdoor renovations are focused on the football and track facility.  Most of the concrete areas have been poured, bleachers have arrived and are being set up.  The press box will quickly follow.  Fencing will also be installed shortly.  Lighting is underway.  Irrigation systems under the soccer and football field are in and will be utilized for temporary usage.  The Storage Building and Officials Building are under construction.  The practice field is roughly completed with all storm sewer system in place.  Although work has been done in these areas, the second phase will include the softball, baseball, and junior varsity baseball areas due for completion in October.  Again, Mr. Meyer explained many change orders requested.  A motion to approve change orders for Outdoor Facilities renovations as presented and payment #2 to Litteken Construction for $655,271.15 was made by Kruse, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The early construction work is focused mostly on excavation on the Building Additions have begun.  After a brief period of no sewer or water in that adjacent area of the building, the issues have been resolved.  Heavy equipment has been the major action, but some footing and concrete work will begin.  A motion to approve payment #1 to Millenium Inc. $82,405.80 was made by Kennedy, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

Other projects are also moving along this summer.  The oil and chip of the parking lot area is waiting to be scheduled depending upon the project status.  We are waiting to do areas upon which some of the heaviest project traffic took place and was completed for the most part.  The custodians are closing in on sealing hallways and Commons Area.  Albers Painting will be doing hallways and Commons Area next week.  Several doors and areas are being painted by our staff.  The gym floors will be resealed and closed for use on July 20-22.  Technology work is ongoing as well. 

 

The Health Insurance Committee met on Wednesday, July 2nd to review the renewal package from our current provider.  The increase is roughly 3.5% on all package rates with no changes selected for coverage levels by our committee.  We are also still under the same coverage for Term Life/Accidental Death/Disability policy that we currently have with Dearborn Life.  This program (although offered at basic levels of coverage by the district as part of the options to get group rates) does get contractually 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 a payroll deduction.)   The group also created a voluntary program in dental and vision insurance which is not paid from the insurance cap amount offered by the district at all but is strictly an option from payroll deduction for those who might be interested.  Approximately one-third of the eligible employees we have participate in the program.  Overall, we provide opportunities at excellent insurance options for our staff at very cost efficient methods.   A motion to approve Health Insurance renewal rates was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

This year, new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements mean that we must complete and submit a Title I District Plan in order to be eligible and make application for federal Title I funds.  A motion to approve Title I District plan was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the advertisement and seek of technology aide was made by Voss, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ Raeshelle Braye as full time Special Ed aide was made by Kennedy, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ employ Juan Martinez as assistant boys soccer coach pending all necessary requirements was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ employ Casey Etter as volunteer assistant volleyball coach pending all necessary requirements was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Foutch briefly reviewed his packet and what he will be presenting each month.   

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy; second by Voss at 9:39PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary