Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 21, 2011  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 11 Project

a.      Schedule Special Board Meeting

  

7.0            New Business

7.1            Discussion on Resolution to Withdraw from KSED #801

7.2            Approve Proposed 2011-12 Calendar

7.3            Review Technology Inventory and Approve Purchase(s)

7.4            Approve Re-employment of Certified, Non-Certified, and Extra 

     Duty Personnel for 2011-12

7.5            Approve Retirement Request

7.6            Employ Science Teacher

7.7            Employ Foreign Language Teacher

7.8            Evaluation of the Superintendent

 

8.0            Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

The Third Party Contract hearing was held on March 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn and Tim Richter presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Angie Kolhbrecher.

 

The board adjourned at 7:30 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on March 21, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn and Tim Richter presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Judy Markus and Angie Kolhbrecher. 

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the communication and correspondence items, including the most recent outstanding student bills.  Certified letters will be mailed out this month to the seniors who still have outstanding fees.  There has been many congratulatory letters mailed out this past month.  Our Scholar Bowl team, Boys Basketball team, cheerleading team and dance team all have successfully made it past the regular season and on to post season play.  Mr. Meyer received a letter from Mrs. Keri Garrett regarding the speculation of getting rid of the ROE’s.  Mr. Meyer also commented on the most recent subject of school consolidation that Governor Quinn wanted to propose.   A copy of the letter to the editor from the Trenton Sun was distributed to the BOE on this subject.        

 

Mr. Todd Mevert has all the paperwork needed to set a pre-bid meeting for the Summer 2011 project.  A motion to set a hearing for awarding a contract for the Summer 2011 project for April 7th at 6:30 PM was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A local school district wanting to withdraw from KSED filed a petition do so.  KSED’s executive board has agreed, pending all school districts approval, to allow Wesclin to withdraw from their program.  Mr. Meyer spoke to Mr. Emerick about how it will affect Central High School.  Central will see a minor increase in per capita billing but will see a minor decrease ($25 per day) in services billed.  KSED had to RIF 7 employees.  A motion to approve the resolution of petition to withdraw from KSED  by the Wesclin School District was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The proposed school calendar for 2011-12 has 10 emergency days built in.  August 17 will be the first work day for teachers.  A motion to approve 2011-12 school calendar was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the technology inventory report prepared by Mrs. Wiegmann, Mr. Garrett and Mrs. Varel.  The equipment up for replacement next year is Mrs. Wiegmann and Mrs. Ringwald’s classrooms, as well as our server.  A new server is estimated at $10,000.  Mrs. Wiegmann’s room houses computers that are used for web design and drafting.  The estimated cost for new computers in her room is $40,000.  The estimated cost for Mrs. Ringwalds computers is $24,000.  REAP funds are usually used to purchase new labs.  However, Mr. Meyer and the technology department decided that some issues need to be cleared up with the current laptops before purchasing any more.  And, REAP funds will have to be spent on school improvement next year.  A motion to approve the purchase of technology equipment including desktops for Mrs. Wiegmann and Mrs. Ringwald’s rooms as well as a new server was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ all certified, non-certified and extra duty personnel for 2011-12 school year as presented was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Judy Markus as part-time administrative assistant was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Megan Endres as Science teacher starting 2011-12 school year pending all necessary certification and paperwork was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Kristen Rueter as Foreign Language Arts teacher starting 2011-12 school year pending all necessary certification and paperwork was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Cassandra Spindler as co-sponser of the Dance Team was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the request of maternity leave for Cassandra Spindler starting tentatively April 19th was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones congratulated Coach Stan Eagleson, his staff and varsity players on an outstanding basketball season.  The team finished in the Elite Eight with a record of 30-3. 

 

Incoming freshman registration was held on March 3rd.  Mr. Jones thanked the faculty help during that evening.  To date we have 125 registered and he expects a 20% increase before the beginning of school next fall.

 

The Dance team had a successful season under coaches Rachel Faust and Cassandra Spindler.  They placed 4th out of 11 teams at the IDTA state competition. 

 

Scholar Bowl was also very successful this year.  Coaches Emily Howell and Kristen Davis led the team to a regional win before falling at the sectional against Herrin.

 

Ms. Audrey Beckmann was nominated to be recognized for her leadership and involvement at the upcoming Illinois Principal Association Kaskaskia Region Student Recognition Breakfast on March 23rd. 

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:13 PM on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen to discuss personnel, tax appeal and superintendent evaluation.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:51 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:52 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary