Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 18, 2012  7:30 P.M.

 

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 12 Project / Approve Application for Payment

6.2              Update on Network Internet Wiring Installation

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Line Item Transfers for FY12 Budget

7.2              Approve Maintenance Agreement on HVAC Systems

7.3              Approve 2012-13 Board Meeting Calendar

7.4              Approve 2012-13 Food Service Renewal and Meal Prices

7.5              Approve Revision of Substitute Rate of Pay

7.6              Approve Payment of Officials and Gate Attendance Charge

7.7              Approve 2012-13 Fee Schedule

7.8              Accept Resignation of Head Softball 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 18, 2012 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter and Tina Winkeler presided.  Rick Taphorn was absent.   Visitors included Kelly Ross, Todd Jones, Lisa Wiegmann, Dirk Garret and Katie Prange.

 

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 Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Dirk Garrett, Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann, and Mrs. Becky Boeschen presented the status of our technology in the school.  Da Com will be switching out copiers this summer.  And we will have to buy a few printers.  The summer project of replacing all of the wires in the building is under way.  They have 40 lines already dropped.  There will be three main areas now in Technology that will have outlets.  Fiber optics from each room will be ran to the server in the Technology room and then to the 3 outlets in the 3 main areas.  We will be going with 5 wireless secure access points.  We will also have a backup point in case one point stops working.  We also have all the freshmen acceptable use policy collected and we can give them usernames and passwords.  The replacement cycle has been pushed back a year.  We also will try to phase out individual printers because of the cost. 

 

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team completed its summer session for the 2012-13 Plan on Thursday, May 31st.  Members of the team worked on developing strategies to carry out the plan and professional activities for our teachers.  The team will look at test scores. And in August Mr. Meyer will bring that information to you. 

 

Todd Jones was present to discuss the progress on the project and a few of the complications that they found while construction began.  Demolition went quicker than expected.  Todd reviewed the change orders and with the extra costs built in, there is still some extra room for additional costs.  We have seen some very visible progress at this time.  The concrete work we approved last month by Hemker Resurfacing began this week.  We are also doing several annual things such as the oil and chip to a portion of the parking lot, painting, general landscape, cleaning, stripping, floor waxing and tree removal.  The gym floors will be resealed the week of July 16th.  In addition to sealing the floor, we are doing some additional line painting in the East Gym and touch up painting in the West Gym.  We also plan on purchasing (depending upon funding in the O & M Fund) some new chairs for a few classrooms so as to keep a cycle of replacements and a sufficient quantity.  A motion to approve payment #1 to Calhoun for restroom renovation for $25,523.13 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mrs. Boeschen outlined the Budget Line Item Transfers for 2011-12. Overall we are pleased with our closing weeks of the FY12 budget.  She will review them one more time before she closes out the year.  (Our audit for FY12 is scheduled for the week of July 23-26.)  A motion to approve the 2011-12 Budget Line Item Transfer as presented was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Service Agreement with Trane is expiring on July 1st.  Our agreement covers the significant costs of maintaining the three largest rooftop units of our system.  (It does not include cleaning, air filters, or seasonal changeover.)  We have an option to sign a three-year agreement and lock-in the annual rate.  (We get a 7.5% reduction to sign a three-year agreement.)  The annual cost of renewal including this reduction will be $9,953.  This is up from $9,663.oo annual fee for the past three years.  A motion to approve a 3 year service agreement with Trane for $9663 per year was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt 2012-13 Board of Education Meeting calendar was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We have completed our third year of the five-year agreement for food services with Aramark School Support Services.  The agreement calls for a five-year obligation with mutually agreed upon contractual amounts renewable each year.  After reviewing the renewal amounts, we will be unable to maintain our current lunch/breakfast prices.  (Currently, lunch full price is $2.00 with $.40 reduced price.  Breakfast is $.80 for full price with $.30 for reduced price.)  The goal is to maintain a “break-even point” of costs with food services.  New nutrition requirements will be phased in over the next few years and each of these brings additional expense.  It is likely that the new guidelines will require us to raise meal prices each year for a period of time.  The increase that ARAMARK gives us has to be according to the consumer price index.  A motion to accept an increase in lunch and breakfast prices was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer discussed with the BOE the possibility of raising the substitute rate of pay.  It has been at least four years since we have changed this rate and Central has come to be “in the middle of the pack” for our current sub rate of $72.00 per day.  Making sure that we have a strong competitive rate of pay with area districts ensures that we can obtain substitutes consistently.  We are not the lowest, but we are in the low range.  Highest paid is $94 day (Highland).  Mr. Meyer suggested raising the rate to $78.00 per day. A motion to approve increase in rate of pay for substitutes from $72 to $78 was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Warnecke periodically review the payment of athletic officials and gate admission prices.  Mr. Warnecke surveyed the area districts and we are still very competitive in the payment of officials.  However, our gate admission prices need to be more in line with area schools.  Mr. Meyer suggested charging $4.00 per adult for athletic contests.  (We charge students $2.00 and we are recommending maintaining that rate.)  A motion to approve increase in athletic gate admission prices from $3 for adults to $4 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We have prepared a fee schedule for the approval of Textbook Rental, Activity Fees, and Course Fees for the 2012-13 school year.  Mr. Meyer proposed only minor changes to the schedule for next year.  August 6-10 is set as our registration week and we have made some adjustments to office hours to be more available and convenient to parents who can come in after working hours.  We are also investigating the use of a credit/debit card machine for use that week to make it more convenient.  Mr. Meyer suggested book rental to increase from $70 to $75.  Student parking fees was also discussed.  After a long discussion, the BOE decided not to charge for student parking.  Mr. Meyer also proposed a “late payment” fee to those parents and individuals who incur an outstanding bill year after year of more than $100.  A motion to approve 2012-13 fee schedule as proposed with textbook rental increase and established late payment fee if more than $100 is carried over from each year was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Mrs. Angie Kohlbrecher as Head Softball coach and advertise for both head and assistant softball coaches was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones complimented the 2012 Graduation ceremony and the behavior of the students.  Mr. Jones thanked all of those who help make that night go off without a hitch. 

 

With the last day of school in mid-May, Chris Shumard was able to print and mail all grade sheets for the fourth quarter by May 29th.  She also was able to complete and submit all of her state reports. 

 

Enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year is currently at 567.  Mr. Jones still expects a 5% increase before school starts. 

 

Mr. Jones discussed the new classification of our sports programs with the BOE.  We are in 2A or 1A in almost all sports except volleyball, which is 3A.      

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:26 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter to discuss Board of Review, TIF and health insurance.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:58 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:59 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary