Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 16, 2009  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            Update Summer 09 Project

     (Authorize Early Completion Incentive Change Order)

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve Amended 08-09 Calendar and Proposed 09-10 Calendar

7.2            Approve Reemployment of Certified, Non-Certified, and Extra Duty Personnel for 09-10

7.3            Approve Special Board Meeting

7.4            Evaluation of the Superintendent

7.5            Approve Administrative Contract Renewals

 

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 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter and Tina Winkeler presided.    Visitors included Lynn Garrett, Rachel Faust, Jay Smith and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Meyer briefly went over various communication items, which included the outstanding student fees.  The outstanding Senior student fees are roughly $4000.  There will be certified letters sent out in April, followed up by a personal phone call if these fees are not paid.  We have received many requests lately to use our facility.  Some of the requests have been declined due to various reasons.  Some of the requests are from club groups who want to have regular practices and/or full schedule games at our facility.  This usually conflicts with our programs and sometimes with our own philosophies. 

 

Mr. Meyer received a letter from a state representative in regards to state stimulus money that is designated to highway projects.  Mr. Meyer sent a letter with a request for a turn-lane or four-lane highway in front of the school.  He has not received any responses.         

 

Mrs. Cindy Spencer has received the Library Program Grant award that she spoke to the Board about several months ago.      

 

The FFA Banquet will be held on April 1st at 7:00 PM at the Albers Legion.          

 

Once again, Ms. Voytas and Mrs. Florczyk are directing the musical this year.  “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will be performed on March 26th, 27th and 28th.  Mr. Meyer asked for the Board’s ticket requests.

 

Mr. Todd Jones has been working on the Gym Floor project paperwork.  The option of the $8000 early completion incentive was discussed with the Board.  Todd recommended using a change order for the early completion incentive.  Poettker Construction plans to use a compound the cures concrete quicker.  Todd has looked into this product.  Both he and Poettker are confident that the product will not threaten the integrity of the project.  The change order will state that the project will be completed 42 days before the original completion date and take into consideration the completion of the asbestos removal.  A motion to approve the addition of a change order for a $8000 early completion incentive for the Gym Floor project was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

We have used 4 emergency days this school year, therefore pushing our last day of school to June 1st.  Senior exams will be held on May 21st and 22nd.  Underclassmen exams will be held on May 28th and 29th.  And Graduation is scheduled for May 28th.  Mr. Meyer also briefly discussed the 2009-10 school year calendar.   A motion to approve the amended 2008-09 school year calendar and approve the 2009-10 school year calendar was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reported there was no RIFs or cause for dismissal for any of our current employees this year.  Therefore a motion to reemploy all existing certified, non-certified and extra-duty personnel for the 2009-10 school year was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A special meeting to canvass the ballots and make election results official from the April 7th election needed to be scheduled.  Also, another special meeting for the organization of the Board of Education, seating of officers and establishment of memberships on committees needed to be scheduled.  A motion to set a special Board of Education meeting for Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 PM to canvass ballots, make election results official, organize the Board, seat the officers and establish members on committee was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Warnecke is requesting a volunteer employment of a Girls Soccer coach.  Ms. Rosilia Registe lives in Aviston and is working on her Masters Degree.  She is currently in the process of getting a substitution certificate.  She will then not have to take the ASEP test.  A motion to employ Ms. Rosilia Registe as a volunteer Girls Soccer coach was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones congratulated Coach Stan Eagleson and the Boys Basketball team for their great season.  The boys lost in the Supersectional game to Massac County, who went on to capture 2nd place at the state tournament.  Also congratulations to Blake Norrenberns for advancing to the state tournament in the 3-point shootout.  Team members Garrett Gafner and David Wiegmann were selected to multiple all-state teams.

 

Central held an assembly on Tuesday, February 24th at 2:00 PM.  Acrobats from China performed various unbelievable acts.  The students were amazed at the performance.  Thanks to Student Council Sponsor, Andrea Bequette, for organizing this assembly. 

 

On March 4th, Central hosted freshmen registration.  They registered 126 students for next school year.  Mr. Jones anticipates 150 freshmen for next year.  Thanks to Chris Greenberg, Trish Lohman, Kevin Crask, Andrea Bequette and Vickie Voytas for helping that day.

 

The student handbook review committee held their first meeting on March 9th.  A second meeting has been scheduled for March 23rd.  Thanks to all the committee members who are volunteering their time to help review the handbook.

 

Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann, Central Scholar Bowl Sponsor, had a very successful Scholar Bowl season.  The team won the Conference Title and competed in the regionals at Marissa.   The scholar bowl banquet was held at Central on Wednesday, March 11th.

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:15 PM to discuss an administration topic on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 9:00 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:01 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary