Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 20, 2011  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 11 Project / Approve Application for Payment

6.2            Approve Proposal on Fencing Installation

6.3            Approve Acceptable Use Policy

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve Line Item Transfers for FY11 Budget

7.2            Approve 2011-12 Board Meeting Calendar

7.3            Approve 2011-12 Textbook, Activity, and Course Fee Schedule

7.4            Approve 2011-12 Lunch and Breakfast Prices

7.5            Approve Aide Position for Response to Intervention Program

7.6            Employ Teacher Aide for Special Education Student

7.7            Employ Assistant Football Coach

7.8            Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.9            Approve Leave of Absence Request

 

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 20, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the communication and correspondence items.  A letter was sent to Cassie Clark, director at KSED, welcoming her to her new position.   A letter was also sent to all the parents of students who are part of special education transportation routes.  The new bus transportation company would like to meet with the parents of these students to meet them and discuss any questions.           

 

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team completed its summer session for the 2011-12 Plan on Friday, June 3rd.  They focused on strategy and professional development.   Several teachers are attending workshops at KC that are designed to help teachers adopt to the common core standards.  The new core standards will be posted on website.  These workshops are designed to help the transition.  A grant is helping to pay for these workshops.  At this time, we have 5-7 teachers attending the workshops.

 

We have four individuals at Central either retiring or in the “pipeline” for upcoming retirement.  Each of these employees will receive a salary enhancement payment by June 30th as per the

negotiated agreement.  There are several teachers who are eligible to retire but have not started the pipeline.

 

Congratulatory letters were sent to the new officers of the PAWS Organization for the 2011-12 school year.  Dennis Holtmann has retired and Michelle Finan has also relinquished her role.  JoAnn Netemeyer will remain as Vice President and Kris Johnson-Oster will remain Treasurer.  New officers include Dana Lake as Secretary and Jeff Timmerman as President of PAWS. 

 

The Summer 2011 project has been slow.  All of the issues with the architect and paper work issue has put the project on hold for a bit, but have been cleaned up.  The state law also requires criminal background checks all employees working on school grounds.  This had to be completed last Friday.  Footings were poured today.  Plumbing is the biggest part of the project and will start on Wednesday or Thursday.  Today is 6 weeks from Relay for Life. A schedule for work has been developed and Litteken Construction is still estimating an August 3rd completion.  This is the type of project in which progress will go fast once all subcontractors are in line and the weather clears.  The first payment in the amount of $4,950.00 will need to be approved on Monday evening.   A motion to approve payment of $4950 to Littiken Construction for summer 2011 project was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

We are doing several annual things such as oil and chip a portion of the parking lot, painting, general landscape, cleaning, stripping, and floor waxing.  The gym floors will be resealed the week of July 18th  by a company called Mokim.  They have done gyms in Aviston, Albers and Breese.  We will be doing some repair work to the press box as well.  And we have purchased some new parking blocks and plan on purchasing some new chairs and desks

 

Mr. Meyer advertised for proposals to construct the new fencing at the track and football facility after the completion of the restroom and ticket booths.  There is an estimate 450 ft of fencing that needs to be added.  This will make the area more secure and closed off when events occur.  The estimate includes removing part of the old fencing and reusing part of the gate.  We only received a few proposals for the new fencing.  A motion to accept a fencing proposal from Fears Fencing for $11200 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the new Acceptable Use Policy for internet was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Becky Boeschen reviewed with the BOE the 2010-11 line item transfers.  A motion to accept the 2010-11 line item transfers was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt the 2011-12 Board of Education Meeting calendar was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones discussed with the BOE the proposed increases to some course and activity fees.  The Sports/Activity fee will be increased $10 to $35.  Band will increase from $35 to $50. And Drivers Education will increase from $50 to $100.  A motion to accept the revised Textbook, Activity and Course fees for 2011-12 school year was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The contract for the Aramark food services is up at this time.  After reviewing the renewal amount from Keith B., it was suggested to raise the lunch price $.10.  All other prices (breakfast and reduced prices) will remain the same.  Student lunch for 2011-12 will now cost $2.00 and Adult lunch will now cost $2.30.  With Mrs. Obama’s new plan, this will help suffice the cost of the additional food in her plan that is recommended.  A motion to approve the renewal with Aramark with a $0.10 increase to lunch only was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Our RtI program has become very successful and has grown very rapidly.  With the new guidelines of utilizing the REAP grant, Mr. Meyer suggested creating a new teacher’s aide position to help out Mrs. Laura Walker, our current Teacher Aide with RtI.  RtI is run through regional office and is paid through them.  Mrs. Walker is by herself and the program is expanding.  She works out of the small room off the library.  Kids are being found that are beginning to get behind.  Mrs. Walker remediates them.  But she is overloaded.  And it is getting worse this year because her numbers are growing this year.  We have grant funding (REAP) to pay for this.  Position is comparable to in school suspension position.  Total position would cost $17000.  That is about half of REAP grant.  The rest of will be spent on technology.  A motion to approve a new teacher's aide position and allow Mr. Meyer to seek and advertise for this position was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Corey Smith as a paid assistant coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Lynn Johnson’s leave of absence to complete her student teaching was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The new attendance policy with exams has proven to improve our student attendance.  Our attendance increased from 94% to 96%

 

Graduation this year went off without a hitch.  The students acted very appropriate that evening.  Mr. Jones wanted to thank everyone who helped make that evening successful. 

 

Chris Shumard has printed and mailed all grade sheets for the fourth quarter.  She also has completed all required state reports and submitted for the State Board. 

 

Enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is currently 592.  Mr. Jones hopes to have a few more students enrolled before the start of the school year. 

 

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

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary