Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 15, 2009  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 09 Project / Approve Application for Payment

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve Line Item Transfers for 08-09 Budget

7.2            Approve 09-10 Board Meeting Calendar

7.3            Approve HVAC Service Agreement

7.4            Approve 09-10 Textbook, Activity, and Course Fee Schedule

 

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 15, 2009 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier and Tina Winkeler presided. Visitors included Kelly Ross.

The agenda was amended and approved on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer briefly went over various communication items.  He sent out “thank you” letters to Mr. Greg Kruse, Ms. Angie Witte and Ms. Julianne Harris.  They are our current math teachers who filled in for Mrs. Kathy McCoy’s classes when she was absent 2nd semester.  Mr. Meyer thanked them for giving up their prep period and filling in when needed. 

 

Mrs. Becky Boeschen presented a report on the Technology Fund for the 08-09 school year.  We have received almost $147,000 in revenue from our Tax Levy and the REAP grant.  Some of the major expenses spent this year in Technology were 27 new desktop computers ($27,978.74), Da-Com duplicating equipment ($26,023.36), projectors and smartboards ($11,293.00), AVG license ($2,771.00), salaries ($19,730.00).  Becky also commented on the projects that will be worked on this summer.  Those projects include setting up all the new desktops for the office and classrooms and “ghosting” all of the mini labs in the building.   

 

We have received the majority of our new textbooks ordered for the P.E., Health, Driver Education, Fine Arts, Foreign Language and Careers classes.  The total cost of all textbooks was around $26,000, however we have received $23,500 from the Illinois Free Textbook Loan this year. 

 

Mr. Meyer reminded the Board of the seven faculty members who are either retiring or are planning to retire in the upcoming years.  These seven employees will receive a salary enhancement at the end of June.  Becky prepared a worksheet that calculates their enhancement and the balance of each severance package for each employee.  Mrs. Sarah Bender will retire this year so she will be receiving her enhancement at the end of June plus the balance of her severance package in July. 

 

The Annual Central Band Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 28th at Bent Oak Golf Course.  Mr. Meyer handed out forms for dinner tickets if anyone was interested.       

 

Mr. Meyer reminded the Board of the annual Board of Education and Administration BBQ held at the Meyer residence on July 17th.

 

The gym floor project is underway.  Although the first days of removing the gym floor went smoothly, when it came to removing the concrete, it became a little more difficult.  Cenpro is continuing to remove the floor, as well as the asbestos and concrete attached to the floor.  The concrete is very rigid, which makes it difficult to remove.  The team has been working very hard every day to keep this process moving.  Cenpro has submitted an application of payment for $51,412.50.  We have also received an 2nd application of payment from Poettker Construction for $3,757.45.  A motion to approve payment #1 to Cenpro for $51,412.50 and payment #2 to Poettker Construction for $3,757.45 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Warnecke have been working with Jason Thomas Flooring on the design of the gym floor.  After many different designs were sent, Mr. Meyer and Mr. Warnecke have settled on a specific design.  Mr. Meyer showed the design to the board. Mr. Todd Jones will be working with Jason Thomas Flooring to work out the cost of the design.  The design would be an add to the project rather than a change order. 

 

There will be a few other small projects done this summer.  They will be oil and chipping 1/3 of the parking lot, painting some of the classrooms, doing some minor landscaping, stripping some floors and purchasing some desks and chairs.  Mr. Meyer also commented that our outside freezer may need to be replaced sooner than later.  He will be checking into purchasing a freezer before school starts.    

 

Becky reviewed with the Board the FY09 Budget Line Item transfers.  Most of the line item transfers are in the Education Fund.  The other transfers are in O&M and Life Safety.  A motion to approve the 08-09 Budge Line Item transfers were approved by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to approve the 09-10 School Board Meeting calendar was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Our 3 year service agreement with Trane is up for renewal.  This agreement includes service to our HVAC units, cleaning and other maintenance.  They have submitted a 3, 4 or 5 year agreement.  The cost of a 3 year renewal is $9,663.00, which is a $500 increase from the previous agreement.  A motion to approve the 3 year renewal agreement with Trane for $9,663.00 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones and Becky have been working to come up with revisions to our student fees for textbooks, activity and course fees for the 09-10 school year.  We currently have the lowest activity fee in the area at $25 per student.  Band fees will increase $10.  Yearbook costs will increase $4 to cover an all color book.  A motion to approve the 09-10 Textbook, Activity and Course fees was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer discussed with the Board the possible options of collecting the student fees.  Some options included discounts offered for early payments and offering the option to pay via credit card.  Becky checked into purchasing a credit card machine from Centrue Bank.  The cost per transaction would be $3.00.  And the machine would cost $400.  We would also have to sign a 3 year agreement.  The Board thought the credit card option would not help collect fees.  After further discussion of offering a discount, the Board also thought that this option would not help.  They decided that the current policy is working and would like to continue with that policy. 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones was absent from the meeting.  Mr. Meyer spoke on Mr. Jones behalf regarding the principal’s report. 

 

Graduation was very successful and a “compliment” to the class of 2009.  All graduates were very well behaved.  Mr. Jones thanked all the faculty who helped make this event so successful.    

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:41 PM to discuss a personnel matter and student matters on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 9:15 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:16 PM. on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker           

Board President                                  Board Secretary