Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 18, 2013  7:30 PM

 

AGENDA

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Approval of Agenda     Addition:  7.12   Accept Extra Duty Resignation

                                                                                               

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 on Summer 2013 Project

6.2              Approve Tax Increment Finance Agreement Extension

6.3              Approve Purchase of Lawn Mower

 

  

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended 2012-13 Calendar

7.2              Approve Proposed 2013-14 Calendar

7.3              Accept Extra Duty Resignation (Dance)

7.4              Accept Extra Duty Resignation (Junior Varsity Cheerleading)

7.5              Approve Extra Duty Resignation (Assistant Musical Director)

7.6              Approve Re-employment of Certified Personnel for 2013-14

7.7              Approve Re-employment of Non-Certified Personnel for 2013-14

7.8              Approve Re-employment of Extra Duty Personnel for 2013-14

7.9              Employ Band and Music Teacher for 2013-14

7.10          Approve Maternity Leave Request

7.11          Evaluation of the Superintendent

7.12          Accept Extra Duty Resignation (Head Basketball)

 

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 18, 2013 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn and Mike Strieker presided.  Visitors included Todd Jones, Trisha Lohman and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

Payments on outstanding fees are continuing to be made and the number is declining, although very slowly.  We still have 34 seniors with outstanding fees.  We will be sending a 3rd and final letter to parents of Seniors with outstanding debts later this month.

 

We are developing ideas on the reforms necessary to fulfill compliance with the ISBE following the Focused Monitoring Visit in December.  Several suggestions from the special education teachers were pretty far reaching and will have some significant effects for classes and teachers at Central.  One of the ideas was incorporating more special education kids in the regular education classrooms.  This would mean that there would be co-teaching.  On April 12, our special education teachers will present to our regular education teachers their ideas. 

 

Kaskaskia College has requested that Central host additional extension center classes during the Summer and Fall 2013 semesters up until the Trenton Education Center is completed.  Mr. Meyer had discussions with them regarding additional considerations for the cost of energy, equipment, supplies, and custodial services for this matter and requested $1000. There has been no response.    

 

Every school board member appointed or elected must complete four hours of leadership training and other topics on the open meetings act and basics of governance.  Mr. Meyer collected some materials from the IASB.  There may be opportunities to do some of these online and in one-day “boot camp” type opportunities.

 

We are in the process of making a transition to a new email system here at Central.  Previously, we have been subscribing to the Regional Office of Education server and the administration of  the clinton.k12.il.us addresses had been supported by ROE personnel.  Over the next few weeks our technology people are converting us to Gmail via the use of Google Chrome browser.  There are several advantages to this transition. The most notable of which include it being an internet based system, it offers more storage for every employee, we have more control over parameters by our own people, and it is free to educational institutions.  

   

The State of Illinois continues to move forward with several initiatives without being able to resolve some of the other most important issues before them.  Several members of our School Improvement Team have gone to training on the new Rising Star system.  Per Trisha Lohman, we are ahead of some aspects in the Rising Star system.  This is a new tool for the development and submission of a School Improvement Plan.  The new 5Essentials Survey is also another initiative that continues to hover over schools.  The 5Essential survey is a system that allows the ISBE to collect information about our school via different surveys from students, staff and parents.

 

The FFA Banquet will be held on April 3rd at 7:00 P.M. at the Albers Legion.  If you and/or your spouse plan to attend, please let me know at the meeting on Monday evening.

 

The Summer 2013 Commons Area Renovation Project has been moving forward.  Bids were opened on March 13th.  Todd Jones of FGM Architects summarized all the bids.  We received 4 bids.  All contractors were concerned about the time frame.  The low bid was Calhoun Construction at $410,944.  Todd talked to Calhoun and he is okay with everything.  Calhoun plans on working 6 days a week.  Relay for Life is first weekend in August and may have to work with them on different location for their survivor dinner.  We received official notice that our amendment application for expenditure of Health/Life Safety funds on the flooring has not been approved.  (The doors have received approval.)  This would have enabled us to expend funds from HLS Funds.  Now, we will need to absorb the cost of the project from Operations and Maintenance funds and/or make a partial transfer from Working Cash Funds.  We also need to be prepared for some expenditure of funds for furnishings and other incidental expenses to the Commons Area in order to really make it a complete and finalized project.  New chairs will be a must for the project to be complete.  (We will be taking steps to get prices for the chairs over the coming months.)  We also need to spend some funds to finish outdoor carpet at entries, painting to update some areas, update surfaces on the countertops on food serving stations, and reinstallation of pictures and plaques.   A motion to award summer 2013 project to Calhoun Construction in the amount of $410944, including alternates was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve extension of Germantown's TIF agreement was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve purchase of lawn mower from Reichmann for $5000 was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve to approve the amended 2012-13 school calendar was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the new 2013-14 school calendar was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

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

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Ms. Lacey Meyer as Junior Varsity Basketball Cheerleading Coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Katie Florczyk as Assistant Musical Director was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ all certified employees for 2013-14 school year as presented was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ all non-certified employees for 2013-14 school year as presented was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ all extra duty positions for 2013-14 school year as presented was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Eric Chrostoski as Band and Music teacher, including flag corp, assist musical director and extra 1 month contract was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Mrs. Amanda Ringwald was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the resignation of Mr. Stan Eagleson as Head Boys Basketball Coach was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Congrats to both of our basketball teams.  The Lady Cougars had an outstanding season losing to Nashville in the Sectional.  Our boys basketball team had an outstanding season as well losing in the Sectional to T-town in double overtime.   

 

Freshman registration was a success again, registering 111 students.  Mr. Jones hopes that enrollment to increase 5-20%.  Thanks to all who helped that evening.         

 

Congrats to Ms. Voytas and the pep band for playing at the 1A and 2A State Boys Basketball tournament.  It was long day, but our band received several compliments.   

 

Also, congrats to our WYSE team once again.  Joe Wuebbles finished 1st and Cole Johnson finished 2nd in the Engineering & Graphics category.  They both have qualified for the State competition in Champaign on April 10th.  Thanks to Emily Howell, who sponsored the team.     

 

The student handbook committee met twice and completed their review of the current handbook.  Thanks to everyone who contributed. 

 

Ms. Sarah Kreke has been selected to be recognized at the Illinois Principals Association Kaskaskia Region Student Breakfast. 

 

A motion to adopt and abide by the Constitution, By-laws, Terms and Conditions, and Administrative Procedures, Guidelines, and Policies of the IHSA for the 2013-2014 school term was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None  

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:00 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler to discuss personnel, superintendent evaluation, special education and contract negotiations.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board came out of executive session at 9:39 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:40 PM on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  .  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary