Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 21, 2016   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 2016 Project(s)

6.2              Discuss Additional Coaching Position(s)

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Adopt Wellness Policy (First Reading)

7.2              Approve Amended 2015-16 Calendar

7.3              Approve Proposed 2016-17 Calendar

7.4              Adopt Resolution on Dismissal of a Certified Employee - REMOVED

7.5              Approve Re-employment of Certified Personnel for 2016-17

7.6              Approve Re-employment of Non-Certified Personnel for 2016-17

7.7              Approve Re-employment of Extra Duty Personnel for 2016-17

7.8              Employ Guidance Counselor

7.9              Employ Lawn and Groundskeeper

7.10          Employ Volunteer Assistant Track Coach

7.11          Approve Overnight Field Trip Request

7.12          Evaluation of the Superintendent

7.13          Approve Resignation of Certified Employee

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1      Approve 2016-17 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 21, 2016 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker and Tim Richter presided.  Kris Rickhoff was absent.  Visitors included Ryan Meyer, Neil Hamon and Todd Jones.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Payments on outstanding fees are being 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 have 12 seniors left with outstanding bills.  Mr. Meyer reviewed some of the annual digest of possible New Illinois School Laws for 2016.  He also had some information about the Illinois Association of School Boards program on policy services.  The IASB offers several things, at additional cost to membership, that will ensure that policies are kept up-to-date and in line with legal requirements. One offering is that they will rebuild your policy manual.  The will also provide a service called “PRESS”, which is automatic updates for policy revisions.  Our best three months average daily attendance (ADA) for the 15-16 school year is up to 542.57 from the 14-15 school year (532.78).  This means a direct correlation to an increase in General State Aid to be paid next year.  If you recall, we are being prorated again this year and hopefully will receive all of these payments.  Although, the new governor has presented a budget with more education funding and a full foundation level, little explanation of revenue sources has been presented at this time.  Mr. Meyer reviewed the results of the ISBE Food and Nutrition audit held on Monday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 23rdA new individual from ISBE was our visitor this year and there were several items cited in the review.  Most of the matters were relatively minor situations dealing with systematic procedures in the determination of free or reduced lunch, the “offer vs serve” food amounts to students, providing civil rights training to staff members, advertisement of breakfast offerings, the violation of  “smart snack” requirements, and a wellness policy adoption.  Much of which will be resolved with new procedures by our food service provider and simply new adoptions and documentation.  Overall, our food service is a well-run operation and provides great school lunches by guidelines. 

 

Todd Jones of FGM Architects was in attendance to present the bids received for the Summer 2016 projects.  We only received one bid each for both projects.   A motion to award the public address and clock system 2016 summer project to Comm Squad for $88,725 was made by Strieker, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to award the locksmith 2016 summer project to Bruce Unterbrink Construction for $74,200 was made by Richter, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Todd has been in contact with both contractors and all looks good.  They will hopefully get started the last week of May.

                                   

For the past two months, we have discussed the possibility of additional coaching positions for the Volleyball, Baseball, and Track programs.  Mr. Hamon was in attendance to speak to the BOE and answer any questions.    There are several factors to consider on both sides of this issue including the enhancement of our programs and increased instruction for students balanced by financial constraints and the timing of the discussions.  The BOE decided to table this subject again until July 2016.

 

Although we have technically had a Wellness Policy here at Central, the Food and Nutrition visit communicated that the policy must be adopted by the Board of Education and added to our manual.  Mr. Meyer included a copy for the BOE’s first reading.

 

A motion to approve amended 2015-16 calendar was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve 2016-17 calendar was made by Richter, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

A motion to reemploy all certified personnel for 2016-17 as recommended was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reemploy all non-certified personnel for 2016-17 as recommended was made by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reemploy all extra duty personnel for 2016-17 as recommended was made by Voss, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Wendy Jones as guidance counselor pending all necessary requirements was made by Strieker, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Mike Hellmann as Lawn and Grounds person pending all necessary requirements was made by Voss, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Kurt Peters as Assistant Track Coach was made by Richter, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve overnight field trip for Mr. Harre's 2 ag students was made by Winkeler, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Mrs. Courtney Grodeon, Spanish and history teacher was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, 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 Camp Point Central in the IHSA Girls State 2A Basketball Super Sectional on February 22nd, the Lady Cougars managed to finish 1st in the O’Fallon Tournament; 2nd 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 on their road to the Elite Eight!  Final record 30-4.  The Lady Cougars are 92-9 over the last three seasons!  Congratulations to Coach Rueter, his staff and the Lady Cougar players on a great season of accomplishments!!    

 

Incoming frosh registration was held Wednesday, March 2nd at Central from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  To date we have 140 registered.  Thanks to Trisha Lohman, Ami Shanafelt, Kristen Davis, Eric Chrostoski, Gina Benhoff, Lynn Garrett, Nicole Weh, & 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 Pep Band on their fine performance at the 1A/2A State Boys Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 11th!  Mr. Jones was given several compliments on the Pep Band’s performance throughout the day.

 

Congratulations to Central’s Pit Crew Cheering Section Committee for being selected as this year’s champions for submitting a cheer video to the IHSA!  They were one of four finalist invited to the tournament to hear the announcement and receive a big banner proclaiming Central as the winners!

 

Congratulations to Coach Jeremy Shubert and his Cougar Boys Basketball Team on his 3rd season as head coach!  The Cougars managed to win the Mississippi Division of the Cahokia Conference with a 9-1 record!   After winning the regional, Sectional, and Super-Sectional championships, the Cougars bowed to St. Joe of Ogdon in the 1st round of State.   They bounced back Saturday Evening to claim 3rd Place by defeating Chicago Hales Franciscan.  Central scheduled a parade around the district and reception back at the school on Sunday for the team.  A team always wants to finish their season with a win and the boys did just that!  Congratulations to the team on their great run to 3rd in State!

 

Congratulations to Central Senior, Olivia Page, for her recent nomination to be recognized for her leadership abilities and involvement here at Central by Olivia’s teachers!  She was recognized at the Illinois Principals Association Kaskaskia Region Student Recognition Breakfast held on the campus of Greenville College Wednesday, March 16th.  Whatever the activity, you can be sure that Olivia is performing to the best of her ability.   Her principal and teachers are very proud of her accomplishments!  Olivia is one of Central’s National Honor Society members.  Congratulations to Olivia and her parents’, Sean & Lisa Page of Breese.

 

A motion to approve I.H.S.A membership for 2016-17 was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to enter into executive session to discuss the superintendent’s evaluation and “Exit Plan” was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 9:18PM. 

 

The BOE entered into open session at 10:12PM on a motion made by Voss, second by Strieker Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:13 PM on a motion by Voss; second by Tina.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary