Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 15, 2015  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 15 Project /

Approve Application for Payment #1

6.2              Retain Underwriter and Bond Disclosure Counsel for General

            Obligation Refunding School Bonds

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended Budget for FY15

7.2              Approve Line Item Transfers for FY15 Budget

7.3              Approve 15-16 Board Meeting Calendar

7.4              Approve 15-16 Substitute Rate of Pay

7.5              Approve 15-16 Payment of Officials and Gate Attendance Charge

7.6              Approve 15-16 Lunch and Breakfast Prices

7.7              Approve 15-16 Fee Schedule

7.8              Accept Resignation of Teacher Aide

7.9              Approve Reemployment of Teacher Aide

7.10          Approve Maintenance Agreement for servicing HVAC units

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

A budget amendment hearing was held with the Board of Education of Central Community High School on June 15, 2015 at 7:15PM in the boardroom.  Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff presided. Mrs. Boeschen briefly described the amendments needed for the FY15 Budget.  A motion to adjourn the budget hearing at 7:31PM was made by Richter, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on June 15, 2015 at 7:32PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff presided.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Kristin Rueter.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE that we had 64 parents who were charged the $25.00 late payment fee.  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.                 

                                   

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team completed its summer session for the 2015-16 plan on Tuesday, June 2nd.  Members of the team worked on developing strategies to carry out the plan and professional activities for our teachers.  There will be several focus points for next year.  The policy changes for student performance growth measurement assessment procedures and all that goes with that will require training and staff development.  Technology will be a focus in training on the usage of Chromebooks and Google classroom.  There are plans for various other aspects of school improvement including standards instruction, school safety, and student life issues.  The team will share the information with the BOE in August.

 

We have received some information concerning dual credit opportunities that will take effect next year.  The Illinois Community College Board has suggested revisions to rules that are consistent with the Dual Credit Quality Act.  These rule revisions include the mandate that courses taught at the high school level have instructors assigned and evaluated by the community college selected with appropriate credentials including a minimum of a Master’s Degree with 18 graduate hours to the academic field of study in the discipline in which they are teaching.  Students at the high school level must meet same academic criteria as those taking same courses at college level.  And, courses shall have content the same as that required for credit-bearing college courses and that have been articulated with senior institutions.  This means drastic consequences for those courses (especially core subject courses) at area high schools including Central beginning in 2016. 

      

We have again formed 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 $22.80 per case which is lower than the $24.10 per case paid last year.  The shipment is scheduled to arrive on June 18th. 

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE of 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.  Those salary enhancement checks have already been mailed. 

        

We just received the renewal figures for our Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance for next year.  The Health Insurance Committee will be meeting to discuss coverage for our employees for next year.  The goal is to determine a benefits package and bring it to the July or August meeting for your review and approval. 

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on the Summer 2015 Electric and Lighting Project.  The project is moving along with installation of lights in the gyms and locker room areas.  We have had to do some modification to panels in the shower rooms but Joe Lampe has been able to complete that in coordination with Lowry Electric.  There has also been some panel and circuit work completed in the electrical room and other areas.  A motion to approve payment #1 in the amount of $68,349.60 was made by Winkeler, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Last month, Mr. Kevin Wills of First Midstate Inc. discussed the refinance of our current bonds.  As he outlined in the presentation, there is the availability of saving local taxpayers some interest costs over the next three years should we decide to refund the bonds at the “call date” on the bonds in November.  (Actual levels of savings will depend upon interest rates on the date of sale for new bonds.)  The savings amount will be relatively low considering the level of payments, but nevertheless savings are there.  We are still ahead of the necessary schedule and could investigate other options or decide to maintain our current payment levels.  A motion to retain First Midstate Inc. as our Underwriter and Chapman and Cutler LLC as Bond Disclosure Counsel was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to approve the amended FY15 budget was made by Rickhoff, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to adopt 2015-16 BOE meeting calendar was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None    

 

A motion to approve current sub rate at $78 per day or $15 per hour was made by Richter, second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve gate admissions prices and official fees as presented was made by Voss, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

    

 

We have completed our first year of the five-year agreement for food services with Aramark School Support Services.  As we discussed last year, the contract for our five-year obligation includes mutually agreed upon contractual amounts renewable each year.  Regardless of the contracted price last year, we will still be unable to maintain our current lunch/breakfast prices.  After discussion with our current vendor, the recommendation is to increase student lunch price and breakfast price.  All reduced prices are to remain the same by state guidelines.  The goal is to maintain a “break-even point” of costs with food services.  A motion to approve new lunch and breakfast price at $2.40 and $1.35 respectively was made by Rickhoff, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A review of all fees including Textbook Rental, Activity Fees, and Course Fees for the 2015-16 school year was presented.  Neither the textbook rental nor many course fees will require much revision.  A motion to approve increase in student fees as presented was made by Richter, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resignation of aide Brenda Lehr was made by Rickhoff, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ Vicki Pittman as aide was made by Winkeler, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maintenance agreement on HVAC system with Trane was made by Voss, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones was not in attendance.

 

 

The board entered into executive session at 8:56 PM on a motion by Voss, second by Richter to discuss personnel.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open meeting at 9:06 PM on a motion by Winkeler, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

The board adjourned at 9:07 PM on a motion by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary