Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 15, 2010  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 10 Project

     (Approve Application for Payment #1)

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Approve Amended 2009-10 Calendar and Proposed 2010-11 Calendar

7.2            Employ Special Education Teacher Aide

7.3            Approve Re-employment of Certified, Non-Certified, Extra Duty Personnel and Non-renewal of Personnel for 2010-11

7.4            Adopt Resolution of Non-Renewal of Employment

7.5            Employ Guidance Counselor

7.6            Employ Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

7.7            Evaluation of the Superintendent

 

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on March 15, 2010 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier and Tim Richter presided.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Rachel Faust and Miranda Sapp.  Tina Winkeler was absent.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the various communication items including the current outstanding textbook and activity fees.  We still have 21 seniors with outstanding book bills.  Some of those still owing money are making payments.  Mr. Meyer sent out a congratulatory letter to the Scholar Bowl Sponsors (Emily Howell and Kristen Davis) for winning the Cahokia Conference title.  A letter was sent to several local grade schools for their achievement in recent state sporting events.  Many of our male and female basketball players were named to the All-Conference and All-State teams.  And 2 of our boys basketball players were names to the 1st Press team.  Letters were sent to those individuals and their parents.  Mr. Meyer reminded the Board of the FFA Banquet on March 24th.  And the Spring Musical “Grease” will be April 9, 10 and 11.   

 

Mr. Meyer briefed the BOE in regards to the 2010 summer project.  Todd Jones is setting up meetings with the general contractor to set up schedules for the summer.  Mr. Meyer still wants to research the stage lighting and placing a wall in a room by the kitchen as additional small projects for this summer.  A motion to approve application of payment #1 to Unterbrink Construction for $583.20 for 2010 summer projects was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

         

We only used 2 snow days this year out of the 5 days we had built in the schedule.  Therefore, Senior Breakfast will be May 18th, underclassmen exams will be May 20th and 21st, last workday for teachers is May 24th and graduation is May 27th.  The first day (1/2 day) of school planned for the 2010-11 school year is August 19th.  The first full day of school is August 20th.  A motion to amend and approve the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year calendar and to approve the proposed 2010-2011 school year calendar was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None   

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE that the special education student from Albers that just started coming here is working out fine so far.  Ms. Lorna Stowers is his personal aide.  Ms. Stowers is a fully certified teacher and filled in for Mrs. Pettus last fall.  A motion to employ Ms. Lorna Stowers as a personal Aide for the remainder of the year was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Every March the BOE takes formal action to reemploy personnel for the 2010-11 school year.  There are 3 teachers who are up for tenure.  All evaluations have been completed by Mr. Meyer or Mr. Jones.  A motion to reemploy all certified, non-certified and extra duty personnel as presented for 2010-2011 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None.  Abstain - Rick Taphorn

 

Currently our ESL teacher aide is paid through Title I ARRA funds.  There is a great possibility that those funds will not be available next year.  Also, we do not know if the special education student we received late this year from Albers will be returning with the same needs.  A motion to pass a resolution of non-renewal for that personal aide and for our Title I aide position was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer received 44 applications for Chris Greenberg’s guidance counselor position.  Many applicants had social work backgrounds and substance abuse backgrounds.  But very few had any teaching experience.  Mrs. Kali Carroll, who teaches special education classes here, had both.  She has passed the certification test and observed the 720 hours required.  A motion to reassign Mrs. Kali Carroll as Freshman Guidance Counselor pending completion of all requirements was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None  In doing this, Ms. Trisha Lohman would need to move up to the Junior/Senior Guidance Counselor position.  Ms. Lohman will maintain teaching her careers class.  A motion to reassign Ms. Trisha Lohman as the Junior/Senior Guidance Counselor was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Corey Smith as a volunteer varsity baseball coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones wanted to congratulate Coach Stan Eagleson, the rest of the coaching staff and the players on the 4th place finish in State this past weekend.  This year’s record was 30-5.  Central’s team, coaches and cheerleaders led a parade escorted by Clinton County Sheriffs Deputies and Fire Trucks throughout the entire district Sunday, March 14.  The parade was followed by a big reception in the West Gym.

 

On Wednesday, March 3rd, we had 118 incoming freshmen register for next year.  This number is low, however, all 8th grade classes are small this year.    

 

Ms. Emily Howell sponsored our WYSE team this year.  We had 4 students who advance to Sectionals and 1 student who qualified for State.

 

Our Dance Team competed in 4 regional competitions and performed at several games this year.  They are coached by Ms. Cassandra Kenney and Mrs. Rachel Faust. 

 

Mr. Jones wanted to inform the BOE that the student picked for this year’s IPA Kaskaskia Region Student is Chris Dall.  He will be recognized with his parents at a breakfast for his leadership abilities and involvement at Central.  Chris’ parents are Michael and Lori Dall of Aviston. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:34 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn to discuss disciplinary issues, collective negotiating matters and personnel matters.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The Board entered into open session at 9:35 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:36 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker           

Board President                                  Board Secretary