Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 17, 2014  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 on Summer 2014 Project / Authorization to Prepare   

    Specifications

6.2              Approve Policy on Sexual Abuse and Abused and Neglected Child

    Reporting

6.3              Award Special Service Transportation Contracts

6.4              Approve Recommendation on 2014-17 Non-Certified Wages

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended 2013-14 Calendar

7.2              Approve Proposed 2014-15 Calendar

7.3              Accept Non-Certified Resignation

7.4              Approve Re-employment of Certified Personnel for 2014-15

7.5              Approve Re-employment of Non-Certified Personnel for 2014-15

7.6              Approve Re-employment of Extra Duty Personnel for 2014-15

7.7              Employ Spanish/History Teacher for 2014-15

7.8              Authorize Advertisement of Part-time Science Position

7.9              Approve Maternity Leave Request(s)

7.10          Approve Employment of Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

7.11          Evaluation of the Superintendent

7.12          Approve Administrative Contract Extensions

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1      Approve 2013-14 I.H.S.A. Membership

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

A Third Party Contract Hearing was held at Central Community High School was held on March 17, 2014 at 7:15PM in the boardroom. Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff presided.  Mike Strieker arrived at 7:27PM.  Tina Winkeler was absent. Visitors included Allen Green (Wayne City), Kelly Ross, Eric Chrostoski.  Mr. Meyer reviewed the transportation runs of the RFP.   The BOE adjourned at 7:29PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on March 17, 2014 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Eric Chrostoski, Allen Green (Wayne City), Todd Jones and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

Student payments are continuing to be made and the number is declining, although very slowly.  We will be sending a certified collection letter to parents of Seniors with outstanding debts sometime over the next month. We are at about the same point that we were last year.  We have received our new Driver Education vehicle.  This vehicle is the one utilized here at Central and Mr. Jon Howard has it most of the time.  Mr. Meyer spoke about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey describing our obligation to participate.  Last year we chose not to participate in the distribution of the survey because of concerns over potential distortion in results and reporting of information.  There have been improvements made on several of these matters.  Illinois Law now does require us to participate if we did not do so last year.  We will be putting out announcements to our staff and parents directing them how to participate in the survey and results will be reported this summer via the School Report Card. Mr. Meyer thinks there is still validity problems with it. 

 

We were selected as a Field Testing site for the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  This is the new assessment program to be utilized in evaluating the mastery of the Common Core Standards.  We will be administering the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) portion of this Field Test in Mathematics for select sections of Algebra I and Algebra II.  Ms. Lohman has been working on this project making sure all processes are followed correctly.  Mr. Meyer informed the Board members that the best three months average daily attendance (ADA) for us this year does has decreased.  Our enrollment is down and our overall daily attendance has also declined slightly.  Our GSA figures have already declined rapidly over the past few years and this figure does not project a good picture for next year.  Combine this with the already lowered proration of the state funding of GSA, and our reliance on local revenue will increase. Enrollment has declined over the last year, decline in attendance.  Currently, our ADA is 513, it was 554 last year and 582 the year before that.

 

Mr. Meyer and Todd Jones communicated to the BOE that the projects for Summer 2014 may need to take a turn of direction with recent developments with the roof.  This winter has been a brutal time for our entire building, but the roof (and utility bills) has really taken the brunt of the abuse.  Although we had planned on several other projects, the ultimate priority of facility care is a solid roof.  The winter storms in January and February progressed the damage to the roof.  Todd Jones computed some estimates for a new roof.  With the estimate being over, $1M, funding would have to come from O&M, Life Safety, working cash and/or short term borrowing.  A motion to authorize the preparations of specifications for roof repair was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the addition of "Erin's Law" in Board policies was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer only received two bids from providers around the area for transportation services.  These bids are for our special needs runs and athletic trips, field trips, and other transportation services.  He reviewed the summary with the bids.  Since one bidder did not have all required documents, the topic was tabled until next month.

 

The BOE entered into closed session at 8:59PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Kris Rickhoff to discuss non-certified wages for the next three years.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The BOE entered back in to regular session at 9:39PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None    The BOE decided to table this topic until next month.

 

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

 

A motion to approve the proposed 2014-15 calendar was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resignation of Mr. Josh Rathmann as In-school suspension supervisor was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reemploy all certified personnel for 2014-15 school year as presented was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reemploy all non-certified personnel for 2014-15 school year as presented was made by Mike Strieker, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to reemploy al extra duty personnel for 2014-15 school year as presented was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to amend the 2013-14 calendar to include March 3 and April 17 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Courtney Grodeon as full-time Foreign Language instructor pending all necessary requirements was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None.   Ms. Grodeon will also help out in the Language Arts department.

 

A few months ago we discussed personnel matters for next year.  The new Science curriculum changes did create differing sections of class options but not alter the total number of full time equivalency units of teaching that we require.  Therefore, there is a need for a part-time Science teaching position.   A motion to authorize the advertisement for a part-time science teacher was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity requests for Mrs. Lauren Langhauser and Cassandra Spindler was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Mr. Josh Rathmann as a volunteer baseball coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Congratulations to Coach Nathan Rueter and the Lady Cougars on another successful basketball season.  Although they were defeated by T-Town (eventual 2A Third Place) in the Salem Super Sectional, the Lady Cougars managed to finish 1st in the Pana Tournament; 1st  in the Mascoutah Tournament; 1st in the Highland Tournament; 1st in the Mississippi Division of the Cahokia Conference regular season play; and collected Regional & Sectional Championships!  Final record was 31-1.

 

Congratulations to Coach Jeremy Shubert and his Cougar Boys Basketball Team on his first season as head coach.  The Cougars made it all the way to the Sectional vs. T-Town and was defeated.  The team managed to finish in a three way tie in the Mississippi Division of the Cahokia Conference and defeated Carlyle and M.D. to win the Regional Championship.

 

As mentioned in last month’s meeting, Katherine Prange is noted in the edition of Holocaust Education with an article she submitted, Understanding the Holocaust through Personal Accounts pages 172-181.  Mr. Jones had a copy of the book edition at the meeting Monday night.  Congratulations to Katherine.

 

Congratulations to Central Senior, Alexis Strieker, for her recent nomination to be recognized for her leadership abilities and involvement here at Central by her teachers.  Alexis will be recognized at the Illinois Principals Association Kaskaskia Region Student Recognition Breakfast held on the campus of Greenville College Wednesday, March 19th.  Whatever the activity, you can be sure that Alexis is performing to the best of her ability.   Her principal and teachers are very proud of her accomplishments.  Alexis is one of Central’s National Honor Society members.  Congratulations to Alexis and her parents’, Jeff and Alicia Strieker of Breese! 

 

The IHSA has sent a form requesting membership renewal for the 2014-2015 school year.  Once again, the IHSA will not administer any dues assessment to the member schools.  A motion to adopt and abide by the Constitution, By-laws, Terms and Conditions and Administrative Procedures, Guidelines and Policies of the Association for the 2014-15 school term was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into executive session at 10:08 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler to Superintendent evaluation, Skyward training, personnel (B. Lane) and administrative contracts. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 The board entered into regular session at 10:59 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 11:00 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary