Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

THIRD PARTY CONTRACT HEARING

 

Monday, March 17, 2008

7:15 PM

 

 

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Visitor Participation / Discussion of

 Transportation Contract Specifications

 

4.0       Adjournment

 

 

 

The special meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on March 17,  2008 at 7:15 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier (arrived at 7:16 P.M.), Mike Strieker (arrived at 7:28 P.M.) and Tim Richter (arrived at 7:17 P.M.) presided. 

 

The purpose of this special meeting was to inform everyone of the new Third Party Contract law.  Mr. Meyer reviewed the policy and how it affects Central Community High School. 

 

The board adjourned at 7:29 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                     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, March 17, 2008  7:30 PM

 

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              Award Contract(s) on Summer 08 Projects

6.2              Approve Specifications and Authorized Soliciting Proposals for Surveillance / Security System

6.3              Award Special Transportation Contracts for 2008-11

6.4              Review Completed Appraisal of Property

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended 07-08 Calendar and Proposed 08-09 Calendar

7.2              Approve Letter of Intent to Retire

7.3              Accept Resignations for Extra Duty Position(s)

7.4              Approve Reemployment of Certified and Non-Certified

Personnel for 08-09

7.5              Approve 2008-11 Non-Certified Wages and Revised Rules and

                        Regulations

7.6              Employ Dance/Pom Coach

7.7              Authorize Seeking of Proposals for Purchase of Utility Vehicle

7.8              Authorize Sale of Vocational Equipment

7.9              Evaluation of the Superintendent

 

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 March 17,  2008 at 7:30 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker and Tim Richter presided.  Visitors included Todd Jones, Kelly Ross and Pete Varel (Varel Bus Service). 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer commented on the outstanding fees.  Payments are coming in slowly.  Last month, there were 33 seniors that still had outstanding fees.  This month, there are 22 seniors with outstanding fees.  The last letter to the seniors with outstanding fees will go out certified mail within the next month.

 

Mr. Meyer and Mrs. Voss will be attending the Kaskaskia Special Education District Spring Governing Board Meeting held on Monday, March 31st in Centralia.  They will report back to the board any pertinent communication. 

 

Mr. George Evans is to be thanked for setting up the Review of the Crisis Management Plan.  Unfortunately, Mr. Evans was not able to attend because of some back problems.  Those attended were members from the local Fire Department, EMT staff and the Sheriff.   

 

The recent PAWS Auction was a huge success, once again.  The event netted profits between $38,000 - $39,000.  These funds will assist in purchasing a marquee for the front of the building.  Mr. Meyer will be getting some ideas / estimates and will bring them back to the Board for approval.  A possible restroom facility by the football and baseball fields was also discussed.  Mr. Todd Jones (MPA) was gathering information and estimates on this possibility.  The Auction was well represented by the Central staff. 

 

Mr. Todd Jones of Mevert Professional Associates presented the bids received for the Summer 08 Projects.  Unfortunately the Track did not handle the winter too well.  Todd had surveyed the track in late fall.  After “walking” the track with the “bidders”, noticeable growing cracks in the surface down to the asphalt were found.  Todd decided that an addendum was needed for this project.  The Track will now need a 1 ½ inch asphalt overlay on it to repair it – which was not originally estimated.  Although there were 2 companies at the Pre-Bid Meeting, only one bid was received on the Track Resurfacing project.  Rooter’s Asphalt (Beckemeyer, IL) submitted a bid for the Track Resurface for a cost of $112,000.  Rooter’s will subcontract Fisher Tracks to install the Track.  An alternate bid for the Structural Spray Wearing Course came in at $38,000.  This would add life to the track, but Todd is unsure of the additional years it would be adding on.  A motion to award the Track Resurfacing project bid to Rooter’s Asphalt for $112,800 and delay the alternate bid to a later point in time was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Todd Jones also presented the bids for the Fire Alarm System.  We received three bids for this project.  MC Electric (Red Bud, IL) came in at the lowest bid of $106,350.  Todd commented that they have worked with MC Electric before and are pleased with their work.  The bid included unit prices in case of any unknowns that may arise during the completion of the project.  A motion to award the Fire Alarm System bid to MC Electric for $106,350 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The last item Mr. Todd Jones discussed was the Security/Surveillance system.  Todd reviewed all the devices that could be used and the placement of these devices.  The current estimate included 7 pan/tilt/zoom cameras, 9 fixed cameras and 23 dome cameras.  It also included a wireless antenna, which will be used in areas excess of 300 feet, and 2 monitors (one in KM’s office and one in BKJ’s office).  There would be an “Announce/Call” station at both the front and back entrances to the main building.  These would be maintained by the Principal’s Admin Assistants and the Superintendent’s Admin Assistant.  The video would be internet based and would be accessible to the local police as well as the Principal and Superintendent’s home computer, if needed.  Todd estimated this project at $70,000 - $80,000 (original estimate was $40,000) – which is due to the increase in cameras needed for our building.  This project does not have to seek bids, just proposals.  A motion to approve specifications and authorize the solicitation of proposals for the Security/Surveillance system was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Transportation bids were due last Thursday, March 13th.  Mr. Meyer had been contacted by 8-9 different firms inquiring about the RFP’s.  However, only 3 bids were received.   Hegger Bus Services included several “conditions” (surcharge for fuel costs overage, “package deal” restrictions, monitor/aide negotiations).  First Student only chose to bid 2 runs that were local for them.  Zurliene Bus Service/Zee Express is a joint bid.  They bid every run and were the lowest bidder for all transportation runs.  The percentage increase for all runs was between 9%-40%.  A motion to award all contractual transportation bids for the 2009-2011 school years as presented to Zurliene Bus Service/Zee Express pending receipt of all necessary documents was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Gallagher Bassett Services completed an appraisal of our building and contents.  It increased our insurable replacement cost from $12 million to $17 million.    

 

The last official day of the 07-08 school year (pending no additional snow days will be used ) is May 22nd, 2008.  Next year we will have a full 2 week Christmas Break.  With building in the emergency dates next year, the proposed last day of school for the 08-09 year is June 2nd, 2009.  A motion to approve the amended 07-08 school year calendar and to approve the proposed 2008-09 school year calendar was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mrs. Diane Marsh submitted a letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of this year.  Mrs. Marsh has given Central and students 32 years of great education.  A motion to accept Mrs. Marsh’s request for retirement effective at the conclusion of this year was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer has also received 3 extra duty resignations.  Ms. Kali Carroll submitted a letter of resignation for Football Cheerleader sponsor.  Ms. Beth Loddeke has submitted a letter of resignation for Basketball/Competitive Cheerleading sponsor.  And Mr. Anthony Wheatley has submitted a letter of resignation for Assistant Football coach.  Mr. Wheatley has accepted a job where it will not allow him to commit to a full-time assistant coach.  He would like to stay on as a volunteer assistant football coach.  A motion to accept the resignation for their extra duty assignment for Ms. Kali Carroll, Ms. Beth Loddeke and Mr. Anthony Wheatley, with the exception that Mr. Wheatley will stay on as a volunteer football coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

All necessary evaluations have been completed by Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer.  Without any RIF situations or reasons for dismissals, Mr. Meyer recommended to take formal action to reemploy all personnel.  Pre-registration figures show an increase in our Social Studies curriculum, which means a need for Rachel Faust to become a full-time employee.  There are 2 teachers that are up for tenure (Mr. Rueter and Mrs. Florzyck).  That leaves 9 non-tenure employees.  A motion to reemploy all certified, non-certified and extra duty personnel for 2008-09 school year as presented including a transition of Rachel Faust from part-time to full-time status was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the options for the non-certified wage increases and holiday/vacation revisions.  He commented that he would like to keep the non-certified personnel consistent with the certified personnel, as far as wage increases.  Mr. Meyer also stated that his recommendation would be comparable to other local districts of the same size.  A motion to approve the non-certified 2008-11 wages as presented with revisions to the rules and regulations was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier.  Abstain – Mary Lou Voss

 

With the resignation of Mrs. Lori Kuper as Pom/Dance sponsor, we advertised for the open position.  Mr. Meyer recommended Ms. Kali Carroll and Ms. Rachel Faust as co-sponsors for the Pom/Dance team.  We currently pay a percentage of 4.5%.  They are willing to split that evenly (2.25% each).  A motion to employ Ms. Kali Carroll and Ms. Rachel Faust as co-sponsor for the Pom/Dance team was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The John Deere Gator has been utilized for many different events, maintenance work and other activities.  Lately we have been putting money into the Gator for repairs, to the point of needing replacement.  Mr. Meyer would possibly like to check on a new one with a little more power.  A motion to authorize to seek price estimates for a new John Deere Gator for consideration of purchase next month was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Two new pieces of equipment in our vocational woodshop program were purchased with the Careers to Education grant funding – a plotter and a table saw.  The old equipment needs to be disposed of, however Mr. Schonoff stated is worth some value.  A motion to authorize the advertisement and seeking of bids for old equipment in our vocational woodshop program by sealed bids was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The Boys Basketball team concluded their season with a loss to Columbia in the Regional championship game.  We had 2 team members, David Wiegmann and Brennan Richter, advance to the Sectional for the 3-point Shootout.         

 

Coach Kuper and her pom pon squad received a 1st place finish in the Edwardsville IDTA competition.              

 

Registration was held for incoming freshmen on March 5th.  There were 130 students that registered that night.  Mr. Jones estimates another 15% will register before the start of the 08-09 school year.  Thanks to Mrs. Greenberg, Ms. Lohman, Ms. Finn, Ms. Andrea Bequette and Ms. Lager for their volunteer help that night.         

 

Author Alex Flinn visited Central on March 11th.  Mrs. Flinn held 2 assemblies as well as a writing workshop that day.  Mr. Jones commented that the kids have really enjoyed her books.  After a presentation of a Central pencil and key chain by Mr. Jones, Mrs. Flinn was on her way back to Miami.     

 

Mrs. Wiegmann hosted the annual Scholar Bowl Banquet.  Mrs. Wiegmann is in her 4th year as Scholar Bowl Sponsor.  Congrats to Mrs. Wiegmann for a great season – they lost the regional match by 2 points.

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:40 PM to discuss Personnel Matters, Placement of Special Education students and the Purchase of Property on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 10:15 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:16 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                    Board Secretary