Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 18, 2018 7:00 P.M.

 

AGENDA

                  1.                        1.0       Call to Order

 

                  2.                        Roll Call

 

                  3.                        Approval of Agenda  

 

                  4.                        Approval of Minutes

 

                  5.                        Routine Business

                                    5.1.                        Financial Report

                                    5.2.                        Payment of Bills and Board Expenses/Reimbursements

                                    5.3.                        Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

                                    5.4.                        Communications / Correspondence

                                    5.5.                        Information

                                    5.6.                         

                  6.                        Old Business

                                    6.1.                        18-19 Renovations and Building Additions

                                    6.2.                        HVAC Project - Approve Application for Payment #1 and Change Order(s)

                                    6.3.                        Outdoor Renovations - Approve Application for Payment #1 and Change Order #2

                                    6.4.                        Building Additions - Update Informational Items on Building Additions

 

                  7.                        New Business

                                    7.1.                        Approve Amended Budget for FY18

                                    7.2.                        Approve 18-19 Board of Education Meeting Calendar

                                    7.3.                        Approve 18-19 Substitute Rate of Pay

                                    7.4.                        Approve 18-19 Payment of Officials and Gate Attendance Charge

                                    7.5.                        Approve 18-19 Lunch and Breakfast Prices

                                    7.6.                        Approve 18-19 Fee Schedule

                                    7.7.                        Approve 18-19 Reimbursement and Per Diem Rates

                                    7.8.                        Employ Assistant Boys Basketball Coach

                                    7.9.                        Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

                                7.10.                        Authorize Special Education Teacher Aide Position

                                7.11.                        Discussion on Technology Aide Position

                                7.12.                        Approve Resignation of Teacher Aide

 

                  8.                        Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

A Budget Hearing with the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on June 18, 2018 at 6:45PM in the boardroom.   Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier.  Visitors included Dustin Foutch.

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on June 18, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier.  Visitors included Dustin Foutch and Kelly Ross.

The agenda was amended and approved on a motion by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The minutes of the previous meeting were amended and approved on a motion by Richter, second by Meier.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team completed its summer session for the 2018-19 plan on Wednesday,May 30th.  Members of the team will work on developing strategies to carry out the plan and professional activities for our teachers.  There will be several areas of focus for next year including continued enhancement of technology skills, curricular work by subject area, and school safety.  We also have plans to present our staff with student wellness programs throughout the year.  These will be a part of the activities of the School Improvement Team throughout the year. 

 

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 only receive 160 cases of the order since paper usage has dramatically declined.)  We also received a price of $23.97 per case which is a dramatic increase from the $21.42 per case paid last year.  We are making the purchase through SAM’s this year.  The shipment is scheduled to arrive in July.

 

The Health Insurance Committee will be meeting to discuss coverage for our employees for next year.  The first step is to 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, as our broker, the Imming Insurance Agency will retrieve proposals from carriers and present to the committee in early or mid-July.  The goal is to determine a benefits package and bring it to the July or August meeting for your review and approval.

 

Mr. Meyer provided updates on the 2018-19 Renovations and Building Additions.  Overall, the projects are off and running with a tremendous amount of activity going in many different directions. The HVAC renovations are focused on interior work for most of June which means there are little visible work items for most people but VAV boxes and most exhaust systems are installed.  The rooftop units will begin to arrive over the next few weeks and installation of those will take place in early July.  All parts of this project and coordination of the system will conclude at the end of the summer in time for school to begin.  A motion to approve payment #1 to Hock for $36025 for HVAC project was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Becky discussed in the hearing previous to the meeting the 2017-18 Budget amendment.  We have normally made line-item transfers every June.  However, due to some major revisions from our budget approved last fall, we do need to amend the FY18 budget at the meeting.  All this does is clarify the corrected steps and consider the revenues/expenditures we have made on several matters.   A motion to approve amended FY18 budget as presented in the hearing was made by Kennedy, second by Meier.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt 2018-19 Board of Education meeting calendar was made by Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

We had a current sub rate of pay at $81.00 per day for the past year.  Making sure that we have a strong competitive rate of pay with area districts ensures that we can consistently obtain substitutes.  Mr. Meyer recommended to increase this to $84.00 per day or effectively 14.00 per hour for a six period day.   We also continue to find the Frontline (AESOP) system to be a huge success.  The system procures subs for us with automatic calls and makes contacts to subs once a day of leave is approved.  The annual subscription is approximately $1,700 but it has been a huge improvement in efficiency and much more effective system. A motion to approve sub rate of pay at $84/day or $14/hr for 18-19 was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The BOE also reviewed the payment of athletic officials and gate admission prices for the 2018-19 school year.  A motion to approve athletic officials pay and gate admissions prices as presented was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

We have completed our fourth 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 $2.60 with .40 reduced price.  Breakfast is 1.50 for full price with .30 for reduced price.)  After discussion with our vendor, Mr. Meyer recommend to increase student lunch price to $2.70, breakfast price to $1.55, and milk serving price to .55 level.  All reduced prices are to remain the same by state guidelines.  Adult prices must also be increase to fifty cents higher than student prices at $3.20 and adult breakfast at $2.10.  I have included a rundown of these charges.  The goal is to maintain a “break-even point” of costs with food services.  A motion to approve updated food services cost for 2018-19 as presented was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

We have prepared a Fee Schedule for the approval of Textbook Rental, Activity Fees, and Course Fees for the 2018-19 school year.  Neither the textbook rental nor many course fees will require revision.  The BOE discussed the late payment fee of $25 for anyone owing $100 or more at the conclusion of the school year.  They decided not to make any changes to that fee.  A motion to approve updated fee schedule for 2018-19 as presented was made by Kampwerth, second by Richter.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve per diem reimbursement rates for staff attending conferences, tournaments and other activities as presented was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Tim Moore as assistant boys basketball coach pending all necessary requirements was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

Last month, the BOE discussed the need for an additional teaching assistant in our special needs program.  A motion to authorize the opening of a Special Education Teacher aide was made by Kruse, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

With the transitions that have occurred over the past few years, we have become a much more technology driven school.  This has also created greater pressures upon our staff.  Although we have several people now involved in technology matters, there is still a growing dependence upon technology in all parts of the operation.  This requires that all systems are functioning at all times.  We have less time scheduled for our Technology Assistant again this year due to more classroom assignments.  (Which is a good problem to have exist.)  At the same time, we just undertook a transition to a One-to-One Chromebook platform placing a device in every student’s hands.  All of this equipment was new last year and much of it under warranty.  This is no longer the case for next year.  And, the management of all systems has grown immensely.  Mr. Meyer asked the BOE to think about this and discuss next month.

 

A motion to approve resignation of Raeshelle Braye as special ed teacher aide was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: (Mr. Jones last meeting)

 

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Central held its 5th Annual Spring Athletic Banquet.  Over 350 were in attendance to recognize the participants of track, baseball, softball and soccer.  The banquet was held at the Albers Legion.  Thanks to Neil Hamon in organizing the event and all the spring sport coaches for their efforts with their athletes. 

 

This year’s graduation breakfast, practice and graduation was indeed a compliment to the Class of 2018.  The ceremony was a reflection of dignity and honor.  Thanks to Eric Chrostoski and his 18 performance members.  Thanks to Andrea Henry and Carol Bequette for decorating.  Thanks to Angie Kohlbrecher and Greg Kruse for lining up the graduates for commencement exercises.  Jill Varel took several yearbook pictures.  Thanks to Central’s maintenance staff for setting up and Chris Solis for creating the programs. 

 

This year was Salem’s first year joining the Cahokia Conference in all activities The school was represented well at events by the administration and A.D.  The players and fans represented the school well too. 

 

Enrollment for 2018-2019 is currently at 595.  Last year’s enrollment at this time was 592.  We can expect a 5% increase in enrollment before school begins. 

 

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Richter; second by Kennedy at 9:23PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

           

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Board President                                  Board Secretary