Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

HEARING TO AMEND THE BUDGET

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

6:45 PM

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

Call to Order

 

Roll Call

 

Recognition of Visitors/Public Comment

 

Board Discussion

(FY19 Budget)

 

Adjournment

 

 

A hearing for the 2019-20 Amended Budget was held at 6:45PM on June 17, 2019 in the boardroom.

 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Sean Kennedy and Jeff Kampwerth.  Visitors included Ryan Ketchum, and McKenzie Munie.

 

 

Becky explained the changes and amendments made to the 2019-20 Budget.

 

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Ricther, second by T. Kampwerth at 7:02PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

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 17, 2019  7:00 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

2.1              Financial Report

2.2              Payment of Bills and Board Expenses/Reimbursements

2.3              Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

2.4              Communications / Correspondence

2.5              Information

 

6.0              Old Business

6.1              18-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    HVAC Project – Update of Information

B.     Outdoor Renovations - Approve Application for Payment #3 (Dant Clayton Corporation)

C.     Building Additions - Approve Application for Payment #12

6.2       Update Information on Summer Projects

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended Budget for FY19

7.2              Approve 19-20 Board of Education Meeting Calendar

2.6              Approve 19-20 Substitute Rate of Pay

2.7              Approve 19-20 Payment of Officials and Gate Attendance Charge

2.8              Approve 19-20 Lunch and Breakfast Prices

2.9              Approve 19-20 Fee Schedule

2.10          Approve 19-20 Reimbursement and Per Diem Rates

2.11          Employ In-School Suspension Teacher Aide

2.12          Employ Special Education Teacher Aide

2.13          Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

2.14          Employ Volunteer Band Assistant (Percussion)

2.15          Approve Maternity Leave Requests

7.13     Accept Resignation of Technology Aide Position

 

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 17, 2019 at 7:03PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Sean Kennedy and Jeff Kampwerth.  Visitors included Ryan Ketchum, Dana Hartley, Kristin Rueter, and McKenzie Munie.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mr. Meyer expressed his appreciation of working with the Board of Education during his career at Central.  He thanked them for the support they always gave him. 

 

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 200 cases of the order.)  Paper usage has so dramatically declined that lower supplies are needed for all schools.  We also received a price of $27.58 per case which is a dramatic increase from the $23.97 per case paid last year.  We are making the purchase through Contract Paper Group this year.  The shipment is scheduled to arrive in a few weeks.  Thank you to Mrs. Jill Varel for doing 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.

 

We have several individuals at Central either retiring or in the “pipeline” for upcoming retirement.  The list is enclosed. The certified employee who qualifies has submitted their letter and 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 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.   

 

The final HVAC work in Rooms 8W, 8AW, and 8BW in the west wing of the building was completed this past week.  The ductwork heating unit was installed and all electrical is being finalized on the unit in the Art Room.  Trane will still need to program that into the system and we hope to see a better balance created in that area when temperatures drop.  Todd Jones of FGM Architects will complete the amendment for HLS purposes for that unit so funds from that source can be utilized to pay for it.  This should be the last matter on this overall project. 

 

Weather has finally somewhat cleared to allow for excavation and seeding on the Outdoor Renovations.  Litteken Construction has seeded areas and are finalizing the drainage ditches and other parts of the facility.  The two main focal points are now on the long jump/pole vault area behind the football grandstands and the JV Baseball Field.  We do have an issue to discuss on the infield soil.  We have not received an Application for Payment this month from Litteken.  (The balance to finish and retainage is still $90,616.45 on the project.)  However, after substantial completion of some punchlist items, we have received Application for Payment #3 and Final from Dant Clayton Corporation on the Football Grandstand structure for $33,848.10.  A motion to approve payment #3 for $33,848.10 to Dant Clayton was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Millenium Construction has completed demolition work in the former library and band area with early phases of construction (wall and door framing) taking place this week.  We do have some issues to discuss in this area as well.  We are finalizing work with furnishings and equipment and we continue to flesh out the additions with new items.  Purchases of other equipment (student chairs/desks, teacher materials, and other necessary items are being processed at this time so these things can be in place by the start of school.  Millenium Construction has submitted Application for Payment #12 for the amount of $37,838.50 for our approval.  (This leaves a balance to finish including retainage of $187,417.49.)  A motion to approve payment #12 for $37,838.50 to Millenium Construction was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Dr. Foutch and Mr. Meyer have been working to complete some of the summer projects discussed at earlier Board meetings.  Some of the projects include fencing and the metal roofing and siding of outside buildings.

 

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 FY19 budget at the meeting.  All this does is clarify the corrected steps and consider the revenues/expenditures we have made on several matters.  Becky reviewed those at the hearing. (Our audit for FY19 is scheduled for the week of July 22-26.) A motion to approve amended budget as presented was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt the 2019-2020 BOE calendar was made by Richter, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We had a current sub rate of pay at $84.00 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 maintain this rate of pay.

 

Similarly, it is also necessary to review the payment of athletic officials and gate admission prices for the 2019-20 school year.   A motion to approve revised athletic officials pay and gate admission prices as presented was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve lunch/breakfast prices as presented was made by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve 2019-20 Fee schedule as presented was made by T. Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The per diem reimbursement rates for staff attending conferences, tournaments, and other activities do not require revision.  We have set breakfast, lunch, and dinner reimbursement levels to $6.00/$9.00/$12.00.  (We continue to pay the mileage rate at the IRS level as per negotiated agreement.)

 

A motion to employ Amber Kuhn as In-School Suspension Supervisor pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kruse, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mason Kuper as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Marcus Kwasa as Volunteer Band Assistant pending all necessary requirements was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave of Christa Wessel and Julianne Jacob was made by T. Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the resignation of Andrew Pani as Technology Aide was made by TJ Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The School Improvement Team voted to explore the potential of making a substantial change to our master schedule. The change would involve switching from a 7 period school day to an 8 period day. Essentially, all students would take 7 courses and a study hall. The study hall would take place during the “8th” Hour. This change would allow our students greater options for electives and also limit the disruptions to learning that take place due to students missing class for athletic competitions. We would still maintain our 8:03AM to 2:50PM clock our hour school day, but each class would be approximately 45 minutes instead of 50. We will explore this change during all of our in-service training in the fall and Dr. Foutch will keep the Board updated as to the progress of those discussions.

 

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, each parent will be provided a “Central Community High School College and Career Ready Checklist.” This checklist will include all items that need to be completed (at each grade level) to ensure that their child graduates high school with the requirements needed to be considered either college or career ready.

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by J. Kampwerth to discuss contract negotiations and technology employment (aide help). Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:25PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Ricther, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:58PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy, second by T. Kampwerth at 8:59PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary