Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 16, 2008  7:30 PM

 

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Approval of Agenda

 

4.0              Approval of 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              Update on Summer 08 Projects / Approve Application for Payment

6.2              Approve Food Service Contract Renewal

6.3              Approve Sale of Computer Equipment

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve 08-09 Board Meeting Calendar

7.2              Approve Line Item Transfers for 07-08 Budget

7.3              Update on Fire Alarm / Sprinkler System / Backflow and Master Clock Service Agreement(s)

7.4              Approve 08-09 Textbook, Activity, and Course Fee Schedule

7.5              Accept Resignations of Staff

7.6              Employ Assistant Football Coach

7.7              Employ Yearbook Advisor

7.8              Employ Volunteer Assistant Volleyball Coach

7.9              Employ Prom Sponsor

 

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 June 16, 2008 at 7:30 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker and Tina Winkeler presided.  Mike Nettemeier arrived at 7:35 PM.  Tim Richter and Rick Taphorn were absent.  Lisa Wiegmann was the only visitor present.

 

The agenda was approved on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, 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

 

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann presented the status of the Technology department.  She outlined the projects and activities that have occurred over the past year.  Those included replacing computers in Room 2E, Room 3E, the Library, replacing the teachers computers (just recently) and some of the laptops.  Other programs were added to separate departmental computers such as Adobe Suite for the Art Department, Vision for Labs 2E and 3E, Drafting-AutoCAD2008 for the Drafting department, Office Professional 2007 for all Career and Technical Education and Dreamweaver Suite for Web Design Class.  Other issues that are currently being addressed or have been addressed include correcting SDS, adding wireless points to areas of the building for better wireless access, updating the Sonic Wall and upgrading AVG and Cleanslate.  Mrs. Wiegmann also mentioned that she is in the process of redesigning the Central website.

 

Mr. Meyer will be holding the first meeting of the “Committee to Support Central” on Thursday, June 19th.  The focus of this meeting will be to discuss the mission and goals of this committee as well as electing officers.     

 

There has been no more information regarding the School Facilities Tax issue.  Mr. Meyer ensures that with property taxes being recently released, this issue may have been put on hold.  He will continue to keep the Board of Education informed.     

 

Mr. Warnecke has been talking with soda distributors.  He has talked with Pepsi, who we have been in contract with for the last 25 years, and with Excel.  It was decided that we will not enter into a binding contract.  We will basically purchase “off-the-shelf” products through Excel.  Excel’s price per case for 20 oz. bottles is $15.00 per case and for 12 oz. cans will be $8.00 per case.  Cost for Gatorade will be $20.00 per case.  Excel will be furnishing all coolers and machines.  However, we will be filling the machines.      

 

All of the storms and lightning storms that occurred this year has caused some damage to our phone system.  Currently the voicemail is not working.  CommWorld was called and came out to tell us that it would cost us $500 to just take the motherboard out to repair it.  CTS, who is currently installing our security system, has agreed to fix our voicemail for $1965 and will look at converting our DOS phone system to a Windows based system.   

 

We are currently collecting information and phone numbers to utilize the Alert Now product.  An information slip was sent out to all parents requesting emergency contact numbers to be called and contact numbers for informational purposes.  Many slips have been returned already.   

 

The School Improvement Team met to discuss the plan for the 2008-09 school year.  The members of the School Improvement Team should be commended on their work and the continuation of efforts to improve the school.  

 

All of the new Social Studies textbooks have been received.  The total cost was approximately $44,000.  Next year the Physical Education department and the Fine Arts department will be receiving new material.        

 

The PAWS Organization has elected officers for 08-09 and all officers will remain the same.     

 

Mr. Meyer reminded all that the Annual Central Band Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 22nd at the Bent Oak Golf Course.   

 

All of the contractors for the summer projects are ahead of schedule at this time.  MC Electric has the wiring complete for the entire east wing.  With all of the sports camps going on at this time, they have skipped the gym areas and started working in the west wing as well as the stage.  CTS has all of the cameras installed except for the pan/zoom/tilt cameras, which are on back order.  They are still promising a July 3rd completing date.  Rooters Asphalt is 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  Stonework for the marquee is complete.  Tom Mensing has been working on the wiring for the marquee and hopes to install the marquee as soon as it arrives (this week).  The storage facility is scheduled for concrete installation this week.  The oil and chipping is scheduled for July 17th.    The tuck-pointing has begun.  The 3 trees at the front entrance have been removed and the landscaping is scheduled to start anytime. 

 

Mr. Meyer has received 2 applications of payment.  A motion to authorize payment to Rooter’s Asphalt in the amount of $46,918.80 (payment #1) and payment to MC Electric for $48.060 (payment #1) was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

We are in the fifth and final year of the food service contract with Aramark School Services.  The renewal proposed increases of 4%, which is the Consumer Price Index increase.  Mr. Keith Brueggemann projected our 08-09 costs based on our 07-08 total expenses.  Along with the food service, we also pay for the custodial service and the equipment.  With all of those expenses, Mr. Brueggemann recommended to raise the lunch prices to cover our expenses.  Currently we are one of the lowest in the area for school lunch prices.  We agreed to increase the student lunches by $.15.   A motion to renew with Aramark School Services and approve an increase in lunch prices was made by Dave Wellen, second by Dave Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer received many bids for the teacher computers that were just recently replaced.  Aviston grade school purchased 10 at $200 each.  The remaining 20 were sold via sealed bids.  A motion to approve and accept bids for computers was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt the 08-09 School Board Meeting calendar including changing the 2 dates to Tuesday following the holidays in January and February was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

It is that time of year again to review the budgeted numbers for 07-08 school year.  There were several line item transfers that Becky Boeschen had to make to get the budget to balance. There were several line item transfers made to line up actual numbers of the 07-08 school  year with the budgeted numbers.   A motion to approve the line item transfers to FY08 Budget was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer discussed with the board that the annual agreement with Simplex Grinnell will expire on June 30th.  Currently, the east wing fire alarm system is only 2 years old and we don’t expect any problems with the new system.  The backflow inspections are done by L&K for $175 each quarter.  For and additional $50, they will also inspect the sprinkler system.  The rate for the 08-09 school year is approximately $5000.  Mr. Meyer did not think it was a good financial decision to renew this contract at this time. 

 

Mr. Jones gave a report on the student fees and the few changes needed for the 08-09 school year.  Information Processing, which was $30, was reduced to $20.  Keyboarding went from $3 to $20.  In the future, band fees may need to increase.  They are currently at $20.  We spend approximately $67000 in sports, not including salaries.  Our fees do not cover these expenses, but we don’t feel that we need to increase the sports/activity fee at this time.   A motion to approve the changes in individual student fees for the 08-09 school year was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resignations for Mrs. Elizabeth Jack as Assistant Softball Coach and Mrs. Katie Prange as Yearbook Sponsor was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer just recently received an application for the Assistant Football position.  Mr. Meyer, Mr. Warnecke and Mr. Short will review this resume to see if he would apply.  That is the only application we have received over the last few months.  It was decided to let the ad run for another month.

 

Currently, Mr. Meyer does not have a recommendation for the Yearbook Sponsor.  Hopefully next month, he will bring a recommendation to the board. 

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Misty Becker as Volunteer Volleyball Assistant Coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Erin Pettus as Prom Sponsor was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

This year’s Graduation ceremony went well.  All the students were extremely well behaved.  A big thank you to many of the behind the scenes faculty who help to make this event as painless as possible.  Thanks to Vickie Voytas and Dixie Parson for decorating the stage area; Jamie Kleine and Greg Kruse for lining up the graduates for commencement exercises; maintenance staff for chair arrangements; Duane Grapperhaus for working the sound system; student council for handing out programs; Chris Schumard for the graduation programs.           

 

Our summer’s Driver’s Ed course has been completed.  Mr. Tim Brilley reported 32 students enrolled.  This should help us keep students on track.                  

 

Enrollment for the 2008-09 school year stands at 579, which is one more than last year at this time.  Mr. Jones expects an increase by the start of the school year. 

 

The faculty has been working on the curriculum mapping this past year.  Most teachers have spent much of their SIP half days entering coursework data.  Some are still entering data, but will complete by the beginning of the school  year.       

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:18 PM to discuss Personnel Matters, Purchase of Property, Special Education and Student matters on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.    Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 9:45 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler    Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:45 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                    Board Secretary