Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 21, 2010  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 10 Project / Approve Application for Payment

6.2            Approve Purchase of Classroom Furniture

6.3            Approve Renovation to Stage Lighting System

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve Amendment to FY10 Budget

7.2            Approve Line Item Transfers for FY10 Budget

7.3            Approve 2010-11 Board Meeting Calendar

7.4            Approve 2010-11 Textbook, Activity, and Course Fee Schedule

7.5            Accept Resignation of Personnel

7.6            Approve Employment of Volunteer Assistant Football Coach

 

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 21, 2010 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier and Tina Winkeler presided.  Tim Richter was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Dan Imming, Dirk Garrett and Lisa Wiegmann. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Meyer introduced the visitors.  Mr. Dan Imming, representative from Prairie State Co-op, presented a dividend check of $2079.00 to the Board of Education.  Prairie State Insurance is up to 85 school districts in the state of Illinois.  Mr. Meyer sent a thank you letter to Clinton County Co-op for their donation of a new podium.  The 2010-11 PAWS officers were announced to the BOE.  Mr. Meyer sent a letter to the City of Breese regarding the TIF payments.      

 

Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann, Mr. Dirk Garrett and Mrs. Becky Boeschen gave a technology report.  Mrs. Wiegmann informed the BOE of all the technology purchases made throughout the years as well as the current inventory process.  Mrs. Boeschen presented the technology financial report.  To date, the technology fund is very healthy.

         

The Vocational textbooks have been arriving daily.  We budgeted $60,000, but only spent $41,000.  Thanks to the vocational department for preparing the list of needed material and getting the best prices for the material. 

 

We have completed the first year of a 5-year contract with Aramark.  After discussion with Keith Brueggemann, Mr. Meyer felt that we will not need to raise the lunch or breakfast prices for the 2010-11 school year.  We are currently waiting for renewal approval from the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

Currently we have 4 employees who are in the pipeline for retirement, besides the 2 employees who have retired at the end of this school year.  Mr. Eagleson, Mr. Schonhoff, Mr. Wilimzig and Ms. Voytas have all submitted for retirement and will be receiving the salary enhancements at the end of this fiscal year as per the negotiated agreement. 

 

The 2010 summer projects are under way.  The old doors have been removed and new door have been hung.  The new doors still have to be painted and glass installed.  There was one minor issue when the doors were removed.  Unterbrink construction cut through the fire alarm system when cutting out the old doors.  Mr. Todd Jones from Mevert is working with Unterbrink Construction to resolve the payment issue of repairing that system.  Unterbrink has also installed the tile in 2 classrooms.  Maintenance, along with other parties, repaired the water leak found in the back parking lot.  Warnecke Tuckpointing also applied sealant to the south wall of the west gym.  The oil and chipping of the parking lot will be done by Anderson this year.  A motion to approve payment #2 to Unterbrink Construction for $2160 for summer 2010 project was made by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer received a bid for 60 chairs and 60 desks from School Specialty.  The bid came in at $12,214.83.  These chairs and desks will be used in rooms 5E and 14E.  This will allow for more chairs to be in the commons area and other parts of the school.  A motion to approve purchase of 60 chairs and 60 desks for $12,214.83 from School Specialty was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None 

 

Another project that has been previously discussed at the Building Committee meetings has been the renovations of our stage lighting.  Mr. Meyer spoke to the PAWS Organization and they have agreed to donate $3000 towards this project.  In talking with Ms. Voytas, she is certain that she could complete this project for under $8000, with the help of our staff installing some equipment.  A motion to authorize Ms. Voytas to purchase stage lighting was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer briefly talked about the 2009-2010 Budget.  There will not be a need to amend the Budget this year.  We did not expend 10% over our expenses in any one fund, therefore, no amended Budget is needed per the ISBE. 

 

Becky Boeschen presented to the Board the 2009-10 Line Item Transfers for the Budget.  Most line item transfers were due to the difference in recording the actual expense.  The only funds affected were Education and Transportation.  A motion to approve the line item transfers for the 2009-10 Budget as presented was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt the 2010-11 School Board Meeting calendar was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer spoke to the BOE regarding the textbook and activity fees.  There were no significant fee changes to any of the current classes.  There were some vocational classes added which resulted in amending the fee schedule.  There were also a few classes eliminated from the schedule due to lack of interest.  A motion to approve the textbook, activity and course fees for 2010-11 school year was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Ms. Lorna Stowers as personal aide was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None.  Ms. Stowers informed Mr. Meyer that she recently accepted a teaching position at South Central. 

 

A motion to employ Mr. Andy Lobb as volunteer football coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones informed the BOE of the undergraduate semester exams that took place on May 20th and May 21st.  Several students were exempt from taking exams because of their perfect attendance or “A” average.  Our attendance rate is 95.8%, which is the highest in our conference.

 

The 2010 Graduation ceremony was held on May 27th.  The ceremony went off without a hitch and under one hour.  Many teachers attended as other faculty members.  Thanks to all who made this event successful once again.

 

All teacher requisitions have been reviewed and forwarded to Jill for processing.  This process became easier when the teachers started placing the requisitions on the network.  Mr. Jones is then able to pull down all requisitions promptly at any time. 

 

Enrollment for the 2010-11 years is currently at 598.  Our freshmen class stands at 138 currently.  There is a possible 5% increase to that number before the first day of school. 

 

The board adjourned at 9:04 PM. on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker           

Board President                                  Board Secretary