Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 16, 2015   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              Award Contract on Summer 2015 Project

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended 2014-15 Calendar

7.2              Approve Proposed 2015-16 Calendar

7.3              Adopt Resolution on Non-Renewal of Employment

7.4              Approve Re-employment of Certified Personnel for 2015-16

7.5              Approve Re-employment of Non-Certified Personnel for 2015-16

7.6              Approve Re-employment of Extra Duty Personnel for 2015-16

7.7              Employ Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach

7.8              Employ Volunteer Assistant Track Coach

7.9              Approve Special Board Meeting For Reorganization Purposes

7.10          Evaluation of the Superintendent

7.11          Approve overnight trip by R. Harre

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1      Approve 2015-16 I.H.S.A. Membership

 

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, 2015 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Eric Chrostoski and Todd Jones.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer stated that we have not collected to many fees lately.   We still have 38 seniors with over $8400 still owed.  The Skyward Cumulative system will now have auto-updates and auto-email notifications for outstanding fees and absentees.  Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed some of the new school laws going in to affect.  Some of those new laws include defining a voluminous request for FOIA information; the sharing of student transportation; CPR/AED training to be included in Health classes.  Our best ASA this year so far was 532.78, which is up 10 from last year.    

                                               

Mr. Todd Jones of FGM Architects completed the specifications and bid documents for Summer 2015 project(s).  We held a Pre-Bid Meeting on March 3rd that was attended by a large contingent of electrical contractors.  And on March 12th, the Bid Opening was held here at Central.  Several alternate bids were included in the bid documents mostly focusing on the lighting in the gymnasiums and type of lighting.  We did make some changes by only including occupancy sensors as an alternate for the gyms.  Todd summarized this information and made a recommendation. A motion to award the bid to Lowry Electric including all alternates for the Summer 2015 project for the amount of $169146 was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – Dave Wellen

 

In conjunction with the electrical work, there are also some other small-scale projects that Mr. Meyer would like to complete this summer.  We have approached the PAWS Organization about a joint project on the replacement of the West Gymnasium scoreboard and wall mats.  Mr. Hamon and Mr. Meyer would like to work with them on the replacement of existing equipment with a more modern system (i.e. individual player information for fouls/points, locker room clocks, etc.).  The safety mats (especially the south wall) also needs some updating.  With the possible addition of new lighting and other circumstances, we feel it would be a great summer to address these matters.  We also might tackle some floor covering replacement and other building maintenance matters if funding allows.    

 

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

 

A motion to approve the 2015-16 school calendar as presented was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mary Lou Voss.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

        

Prior to our action to reemploy personnel for next year, we need to address any individuals that may not return due to changing Special Education enrollments and assignments.  For that purpose, this year we do need to take action on a Resolution of Non-Renewal for at least one non-certified member of our staff.  It is important to remember that as Special Education staffings and transitional staffings take place, support staff will be assigned and this individual may still be necessary for next year, at which time we can take action to reemploy.  (With the number and severity of Special Education students coming to us next year, we may even need additional staff.)  However, to make sure that we are certain, a non-renewal would be the prudent action to take at this time.  A motion to adopt a Resolution of Non-Renewal for Vicki Pittman was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reemploy all certified personnel for 2015-16 as presented was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to reemploy all non-certified personnel for 2015-16 as presented was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to reemploy all extra duty personnel for 2015-16 as presented was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to employ Mr. Kurt Peters as volunteer assistant softball coach was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to employ Mr. Greg Kruse as volunteer assistant track coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to set a special BOE meeting for reorganizational purposes following the April 20th meeting was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve an FFA overnight trip to State Level competitions was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Congratulations to Coach Nathan Rueter and the Lady Cougars on another successful basketball season.  Although they were defeated by Bishop McNamara in the IHSA Girls State 2A Basketball Final on February 28th, the Lady Cougars managed to finish 1st in the O’Fallon Tournament; 1st in the Mascoutah Tournament; 4th in the Highland Tournament; 1st in the Mississippi Division of the Cahokia Conference regular season play; and collected Regional & Sectional Championships on their road to State Runner Up!  Final record 31-4.  The Lady Cougars are 62-5 over the last two seasons!  Congratulations to Coach Rueter, his staff and the Lady Cougar players on a great season of accomplishments!!

 

Congratulations to Coach Jeremy Shubert and his Cougar Boys Basketball Team on his 2nd season as head coach!  The Cougars managed to win the Mississippi Division of the Cahokia Conference with a 9-1 record!   After winning six regional championships in a row, the Cougars bowed to MD in the Carlyle Regional.  MD finished 4th in 2A at State this past weekend.  With only one senior on this year’s roster, the future looks promising for the young team!

 

Incoming frosh registration was held Wednesday, March 4th at Central from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  To date we have 130 registered.  Mr. Jones expects a 5-20% increase between now and the beginning of school next fall.  Thanks to Trisha Lohman, Andrea Bequette, Jamie Schneider, Ami Shanafelt, Kristen Davis, Eric Chrostoski, Gina Benhoff, Lynn Garrett, & Mandy Ringwald for helping the principal register students.  Thanks to Karrie Kujawa, Student Council Sponsor, for having members of the student council present to help organize the evening as well.

 

Congratulations to Central Senior, Nick Dall, for his recent nomination to be recognized for his leadership abilities and involvement here at Central by Nick’s teachers!  He will be recognized at the Illinois Principals Association Kaskaskia Region Student Recognition Breakfast held on the campus of Greenville College Wednesday, March 18th.    

 

A motion to approve the IHSA Membership for 2015-16 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:15 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter to discuss the administration evaluation.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open meeting at 9:29 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:30 PM on a motion by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary