Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

HEARING TO AMEND THE BUDGET

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

7:15 PM

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

Call to Order

 

Roll Call

 

Recognition of Visitors/Public Comment

 

Board Discussion

(FY14 Budget)

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hearing for the amended Budget was held on June 16, 2014 at 7:15PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Trisha Lohman and Kelly Ross.

 

Discussion was held regarding the amendments to the 2013-14 budget.   

 

 

The board adjourned at 7:27PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 16, 2014  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 14 Project

6.2              Update on Bidding of Food Service Contract

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended Budget for FY14

7.2              Approve Line Item Transfers for FY14 Budget

7.3              Approve 14-15 Board Meeting Calendar

7.4              Approve 14-15 Substitute Rate of Pay

7.5              Approve 14-15 Payment of Officials and Gate Attendance Charge

7.6              Approve 14-15 Lunch and Breakfast Prices

7.7              Approve 14-15 Fee Schedule

7.8              Approve New Teacher Aide Position

7.9              Accept Resignation of Certified Personnel (Industrial Technology Instructor with Extra Duty Assignments)

7.10          Employ Athletic Director

7.11          Employ Head Track Coach

7.12          Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Assignment (Assistant Baseball)

7.13          Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.14          Employ 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 16, 2014 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Trisha Lohman and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

We have forty-nine parents who were charged the $25.00 late payment fee.  This year was the second administration of that fee with the charges being applied to anyone who owes more than $100.00 at the end of the school year.  The charge has been applied to their outstanding debt and will be included in the charges at the registration desk or sent to those parents in our first mailing of next year.  We are going to make some additional attempts to encourage payment plans for parents next year as well.  Skyward should be able to help us with sending monthly bills/notices.

 

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team will complete its summer session for the 2014-15 plans on Thursday, June 19th.  Members of the team will work on developing strategies to carry out the plan and professional activities for our teachers.  There will be two major points of focus for next year.  The policy changes for student performance growth measurement with pre and post testing procedures and all that goes with that will require training and staff development.  And, the transition to Skyward and the usage of its programs (especially the family portal) will be a major focus for us.  We will be bringing information regarding the plan back to you later in the summer for your review and approval.  (The faculty will be informed of our activities at the beginning of school.)  The members of the School Improvement Team should be commended on their work and the continuation of efforts to improve our school.

 

We are again forming a cooperative for the paper purchase this year.  Central, Breese Elementary District #12, Mater Dei High School, and Carlyle have joined together to buy 840 cases of paper in a bulk shipment.  (Central will receive 240 cases of the order.)  We also received a price of $24.10 per case which is a little higher than last year but about the same as we paid in 2012.  The shipment is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, June 18th. We also would like to thank Foppe Ace Hardware who agreed to let us use their skid loader at the school again this year for with movement of the pallets of paper to vehicles and our storage areas.

 

Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed the individuals at Central either retiring or in the “pipeline” for upcoming retirement.  Each of the certified employees who qualify and have submitted letters will receive a salary enhancement payment by June 30th as per the negotiated agreement.  If you recall, the agreement requires us to make these payments until their actual retirement and then to follow with the balance of their package (if any remains) in severance.  This program enables employees to receive a retirement incentive and the district to avoid penalty amounts. 

 

The Health Insurance Committee held its initial meeting simply to formulate a timeline and discuss the use of two brokers this summer.  The first step is the wait for our renewal figures from Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  (It is possible the renewal is very good and the committee simply decides to renew for another year.)  If not, the brokers will both retrieve proposals from carriers and present to the committee in early or mid- July.  The goal is to determine a new benefits package and bring it to the July or August meeting for your review and approval.

 

The PAWS Organization will be electing their officers this summer for the 2014-15 school year on the date of the development of this packet.  The positions will be filled at their August meeting.  The 3rd Annual P.A.W.S. Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 22nd at Bent Oak Golf Course.  The proceeds for this event will benefit the activities and work of the P.A.W.S. Organization.

 

Mr. Meyer gave a brief update on the Summer 2014 Roof Project.  There is no progress to report.  There was a pre-construction meeting held on Thursday June 5th.  We are hopeful of a start date (depending upon weather) during the week of the June 23rd.  There have also been some plans for more minor projects including the installation of a new privacy fence around the kitchen area and walk-in freezer by Fears Fencing and some repairs on the Press Box.  We authorized the installation of some surveillance camera upgrades and those are underway.  Also new floor tile will be installed in several rooms.  Mr. Meyer is getting some proposals on the replacement of the dishwasher and serving table.  Other annual projects are in the planning such as the oil and chip to the northern area of the parking lot, new parking blocks, painting, general landscape, cleaning, stripping, and floor waxing.  The gym floors will be resealed during July 23-25. 

 

Mr. Meyer informed the Board that the Invitation for Bids on the Food Service Contract was approved by the ISBE Foods and Nutrition staff on June 5th.  He then submitted the advertisement and sent IFB’s to a number of vendors (five) that are required.  We will hold a pre-bid meeting on Tuesday, June 17th.  The bid opening is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8th and then we will have to resubmit all documents to the ISBE for approval prior to awarding the contract at our July 21st meeting.  Another submission is mandatory after the award of the contract. 

 

Becky and Mr. Meyer discussed in the hearing previous to the meeting the amendments suggested for the 2013-2014 budget due to an error in the budget approved last fall, and some of the unanticipated expenditures in the Operation and Maintenance Fund during the year.  All this does is clarify the corrected steps and consider the expenditures we have made on several matters.  A motion to approve the amended 2013-2014 budget was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

We will also need to make adjustments to the FY14 Budget by utilizing several line item transfers.  (This is an annual occurrence.)  Overall we are pleased with the closing weeks of the FY14 budget.  A motion to approve Line Item transfers for 2013-14 Budget as presented was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt the 2014-15 Board of Education Meeting calendar was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to maintain current sub rate at $78/day for 2014-15 school year was made by Tim Richter, second by Mary Lou Voss.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to maintain current officials’ fees for 2014-15 school year was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

We have completed our final year of the five-year agreement for food services with Aramark School Support Services.  As we discussed earlier, the bidding process for our next five-year obligation with mutually agreed upon contractual amounts renewable each year is still being processed and we will be finalizing that for your consideration next month.  Regardless of the contract bids, we will still be unable to maintain our current lunch/breakfast prices.   If you recall, we discussed this last year that since requirements have changed, and we can only make a certain level of increase, consistent increases would be necessary for a few years.  (Currently, lunch full price is $2.20 with .40 reduced price.  Breakfast is 1.00 for full price with .30 for reduced price.)  After discussion with our current vendor, the recommendation is to increase student lunch price to $2.30 (extra entree’ would be 1.90 and extra side .55) and breakfast price to $1.30 (extra side would be .40).  All reduced prices are better to remain the same.  The goal is to maintain a “break-even point” of costs with food services.  A motion to approve increase in school breakfast/lunch fees as presented was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer discussed the changes to the fee schedule of Textbook Rental, Activity Fees, and Course Fees for the 2014-15 school year.  Neither the textbook rental nor many course fees will require any revision.  (Most are simply reorganization changes due to the revisions to our Science revisions.)  A motion to approve the amended fees for textbook rental, activity and courses as presented was made by Tim Richter, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

In order to provide the necessary services for our Special Education students, it has become apparent that we will need to employ an additional Teacher Aide for next year.  The issue at the center of this is the increase of students with severe physical impairments that require additional individual attention than last year.  A motion to advertise for an additional teacher aide was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Robbi Howard as Industrial Technology teacher, Head Softball coach and assistant Football coach was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion employ Neil Hamon as Athletic Director was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion employ Jon Howard as Head Track coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion accept resignation for Jon Howard as assistant baseball coach was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Zach Huels as assistant boys soccer coach was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion employ Jon Dierkes as volunteer football coach was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones commented that 2014 Graduation ceremonies was great.  He thanked the staff who helped with every aspect of it. 

 

Current enrollment for 2014-15 is 544 with 148 freshmen.  Mr. Jones thinks the freshmen count will increase a little bit before school starts. 

 

Congrats to Ciara Lohman on her 8th place finish at State Track. 

 

The board adjourned at 9:00 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary