Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 20, 2016  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 16 Project /

Approve Application for Payment #1

                       

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended Budget for FY16

7.2              Approve 16-17 Board Meeting Calendar

7.3              Approve 16-17 Substitute Rate of Pay

7.4              Approve 16-17 Payment of Officials and Gate Attendance Charge

7.5              Approve 16-17 Lunch and Breakfast Prices

7.6              Approve 16-17 Fee Schedule

7.7              Approve Agreement to for Ten-Year Health Life Safety Survey

7.8              Accept Resignation of Teacher Aide

7.9              Employ Title I Language Arts Instructor

7.10          Employ Scholar Bowl Coach

7.11          Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.12          Employ Volunteer Assistant Football Coach

7.13          Employ Volunteer Assistant Cross Country Coach

7.14          Employ Volunteer Assistant Cheerleading Coach

7.15          Approve Journalism Club Extra Duty Position

 

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A hearing for the amended FY16 Budget was held on June 20, 2016 at 7:15PM in the boardroom.  Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, andTim Richter presided.  Kris Rickhoff and Dennis Meier were absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Heather Manibusen.  Mrs. Becky Boeschen and Mr. Meyer explained the budget amendments.  The board adjourned at 7:33PM. 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on June 20, 2016 at 7:33PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

We are again utilizing a cooperative for the paper purchase this year.  Central, Breese Elementary District #12, Mater Dei High School, and Carlyle Unit District #1 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 $22.67 per case which is slightly less than the $22.80 per case paid last year.  We are making the purchase through Contract Paper Group Company this year.  The shipment is scheduled to arrive on June 21st.   Mrs. Jill Varel once again did all of the comparative “shopping” for this purchase and coordinating delivery.  We also would like to thank Foppe Ace Hardware who agreed to let us use their skid loader again this year for the movement of the pallets of paper to vehicles and into our storage areas.

 

Mr. Meyer 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.  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.  (We also have other individuals who could notify us of their retirement at any time.)

 

The Health Insurance Committee will be meeting to discuss coverage for our employees for next year.  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 broker will retrieve proposals from carriers and present to the committee in early or mid- July.  The committee did meet prior to the end of school to discuss the possibility of a “voluntary group plan” for dental and vision insurance.  This is a possibility since we have some considerable interest, but it would not affect the district cap amount or cafeteria plan since it would be strictly voluntary participation.  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 2016 Projects at the meeting.  The people from CommSquad have been working every day on the P.A./Clocks/Bell System and are progressing very well.  They are ahead of schedule.  The people from CTS have also worked to install the key FOB readers on the three entrances and the system will be operational shortly.  Due to some order and shipment issues, Unterbrink Construction has not begun the installation of locksets.  I have been working with Todd Jones in communicating the importance of getting that project started for completion by August 1st.  We continue to get reassurance that the project will go quickly once materials are here and personnel are on site to move the work along.  We will continue to work with all of the contractors on each part of the project.  A motion to approve application of payment to Unterbrink Construction for $1042.20 was made by Winkeler, second by Strieker.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

We have also been making plans for a few other projects including repair to our Track facility.  The asphalt base edges around the track (especially the interior) has been crumbling out from under the rubberized surface.  This has gotten to the point where we need to address it in order to extend the life of our track.  We also have an opportunity to replace some of our gym floor cover system with a contribution from another source.  Baer Heating and Cooling is in the process of cleaning all of the rooftop units and replacing filters.  We do this once every two years.  We are planning to remove the “crow’s nest” behind the baseball field backstop and change the electrical and scoreboard controls.  And, we are planning to do some new landscape work at the marquee in front. 

 

In regular annual summer maintenance, the gym floors will be resealed during the weekend of July 23-25 along with other annual projects in the planning such as the oil and chip to the south area of the student parking lot, painting, general landscape, cleaning, stripping, and floor waxing.  Building maintenance in the summer is always a focal point and a time of increased expenditure. 

 

A motion to approve the amended FY16 budget as presented was made by Voss, second by Winkeker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve FY16-17 Board meeting calendar as presented with a 7:00 start time was made by Strieker, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – Nettemeier

 

A motion to approve FY16-17 substitute rate of pay as presented was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to approve FY16-17 payment of officials and gate attendance charge as presented was made by Winkeler, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

We have completed our second 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.   If you recall, we discussed 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 $2.40 with .40 reduced price.  Breakfast is 1.35 for full price with .30 for reduced price.  We also charge .37 for milk serving.)  After discussion with our current vendor, the recommendation is to increase student lunch price, breakfast price, and milk serving 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.  I have included a listing of the suggested prices that will be in place for next year in the Fee Schedule.  A motion to approve FY16-17 lunch and breakfast prices as presented was made by Voss, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, 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 2016-17 school year.  Neither the textbook rental nor many course fees will require much revision.  Several years ago, we made an increase to the activity fee with the charge going to a $35.00 per sport/activity and an $85.00 maximum per student level.  Mr. Meyer discussed the need to of an implementation of a Technology Fee.  Costs for technology are a major expense and will continue to rise as we move forward with our plans for next year.  Other than that, we will have very few recommendations on changes to our Fee Schedule for next year.  A motion to approve FY16-17 fee schedule as presented was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

It is time to complete the required Ten-Year Health Life Safety Survey for our entire facility.  This process means a complete overview of the school and grounds with the development of a list necessary needs to get our facility into compliance with all current requirements and a summation of items to address with priority ratings.  It will likely be the guide for upcoming projects and the utilization of HLS Funds over the next several years.  We have received a proposal from FGM Architects for this service.  Although the proposal is more than expected, after a review and some checking, it is competitive with other districts and firms.  It is advantageous for us to utilize our current architect and have their involvement and input with their knowledge of the school district and building with the goals of the school considered.  A motion to approve agreement for Ten-Year Health Life Safety Survey was made by Strieker, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Jon Dierkes, teacher aide was made by Winkeler, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

A motion to Employ Ms. Laura Walker as Title I Language Arts instructor pending all necessary requirements was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Calvin O'Rear as Scholar Bowl Coach was made by Richter, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Jace Benhoff as Volunteer Assistant Football Coach was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to Employ Morgan Keck as Volunteer Assistant Cross Country Coach was made by Winkeler, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to Employ Haley Shirley as Volunteer Cheerleading Coach was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to authorize to post co-Sponsors of Journalism extra duty was made by Voss, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

This year’s graduation was indeed a compliment to the Class of 2016!   The ceremony was a reflection of dignity and honor.  Thanks to Eric Chrostoski, Band Director, and his 21 graduation performance members!  The group sat in a different location this year due to its size.  Thanks to Andrea Henry and Carol Bequette for making the stage area look great with purple drapery and white sash!  Thanks to Teachers’, Angie Kohlbrecher and Greg Kruse for lining up the graduates for commencement exercises; and several teachers helped graduates get ready for the ceremony in the east gym; Jill Varel took yearbook photos of our Summa, Magna, & Cum Laude recipients as well as taking pictures during the ceremony.  Thanks to Central’s maintenance staff for chair arrangements; members of the student council for passing out programs; & Secretary, Chris Shumard for her efforts with the graduation programs.  The graduation was well attended by Central’s faculty and staff!   Graduation has several people behind the scenes making sure the graduation ceremony goes well.    

 

Chris Shumard has received all required state reports has been working on their completion and submission to the State Board.  Thanks to Chris for her efforts in their completion.

 

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is currently at 570.  This includes the 145 incoming freshmen, 146 sophomores, 155 juniors, and 124 seniors.   Last year’s enrollment at this time was 558.  We began last year with 571.  We can expect a 5% increase in enrollment before school begins.  The increase would be due to transfers into the district between now and August 16th as well as new freshmen who have yet to register.

 

On June 13th the IHSA posted the school classifications for 2016-2017.  We are in 2A or 3A in almost all sports.  3A in basketball is (557 - 1368) & volleyball (511 - 1318).  2A baseball & softball (291- 584), the schools were placed in 25% for each class.  Track 2A (479 - 1318).  Cross Country 1A (1 – 710).  Competitive Cheer Small Varsity (6-660).  Boys Golf 2A (518 -1440) & Girls Golf 1A (1 – 1015).  Scholastic Bowl 2A (509 – Over).  Music B (334 – 631).  Soccer 1A (11 – 669) (B) & 1A (11-734) (G).

 

A motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel and extra duty positions was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 9:12PM. 

 

The BOE entered into open session at 9:27PM on a motion made by Voss, second by Winkeler.   .  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:27 PM on a motion by Voss; second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier             Mike Strieker    

Board President                                  Board Secretary