Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION - REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 19, 2018   7:00 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 18-19 Renovations and Building Additions

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended 2017-18 Calendar

7.2              Approve Proposed 2018-19 Calendar

7.3              Approve Re-employment of Certified Personnel for 2018-19

7.4              Approve Re-employment of Non-Certified Personnel for 2018-19

7.5              Approve Re-employment of Extra Duty Personnel for 2018-19

7.6              Employ Head Golf Coach

7.7              Employ Assistant Golf Coach

7.8              Employ Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach

7.9              Employ Volunteer Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

7.10          Evaluation of the Superintendent

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1      Approve 2018-19 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 19, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier.  Visitors included Ami Shanafelt, Dustin Foutch, Kevin & Shelly Kenow and Kelly Ross.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved on a motion by Richter, second by Kampwerth.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

Mr. Meyer reviewed some correspondence and information with the BOE. 

Mr. Meyer reported that the best three-month average daily attendance (ADA) for the 17-18 school year is 554.51 as compared to the 540.65 from the 16-17 school year.  We anticipate larger enrollment numbers next year as well and hope attendance rates stay high.  This should mean an increase in funding from the State of Illinois to be paid next year, but all things are dependent upon the new Evidence Based Funding formula being implemented during the upcoming year.  Of course, the Governor continues to discuss caps on property tax levels and a cost shift to districts for retirement debt payments has grown more popular recently.  Many unknowns are still present for our financial picture. 

 

Mr. Meyer discussed the dual credit program and the upcoming workshop.  It is a complex issue with a lot of factors in play that are far reaching and cost related.  Dr. Dustin Foutch had some input from his experience.  Mr. Meyer will keep the BOE informed once he attends the workshop.

 

We have recently received our annual Capital Credit reimbursement from the Clinton County Electric Cooperative in the amount of $3,987.42.  This was for the 1991 calendar year.  As a cooperative, each member receives the reimbursement based upon billing amounts for that year compared to the profits earned for that year. 

 

Mr. Meyer gave an update on the 18-19 Renovations and Building Addition Projects.  We continue to finalize specifications on the outdoor renovations and feel we are very close to releasing bid documents.  Some parts have been very difficult to finalize.  The irrigation system is causing some concern.  Mr. Meyer asked the BOE if the irrigation system could be an alternate because of the unknown expense. The BOE agreed.  Mr. Meyer will discuss those matters with Todd Jones along with a timeline for pre-bid meetings and bid opening and we are hopeful that we can award contracts at a special meeting prior to our regular meeting on April 23rd.  The sooner we do so, the better position we will be in for contractors to complete the base components and alternate parts of the project we select.

 

As far as the building addition components of the project, we have come to a finalization on most aspects of the Band and Music addition and everything is close to our discussions at previous Board meetings.  The focus is mostly on finish details and furnishings.  The Media Center has been more difficult to finalize.  Although there have been changes to set up (i.e. circulation desk, technology, locations for equipment, etc.) and philosophy of usage, there is nothing that will significantly affect cost estimates.  Finalization of specifications for the additions have actually almost caught up with the outdoor renovations and bidding and an award of this contract is ahead of schedule.  The sale of Funding Bonds and the Debt Certificates has been completed and the money is in our fund balances awaiting expenditure.  The expense of the borrowing process has also been paid on the original debt certificates.  Other administrative expenses have also been paid as part of the debt amount.  We have been paying for some expenses on the projects from current Operation and Maintenance Funds.  Depending upon the outcome of bidding and contract awards, we may make some line-item transfers at the end of the fiscal year.

 

 A motion to approve amended 2017-18 calendar was made by Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve proposed 2018-19 calendar was made by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve re-employment of Certified Personnel for 2018-19 as presented was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve re-employment of Non-Certified Personnel for 2018-19 as presented was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve re-employment of Extra Duty Personnel for 2018-19 as presented was made by Kruse, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None   

 

A motion to employ Ryan Meyer as Head Golf Coach was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Steve Ellis as assistant Golf coach was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Torre Kohrmann as Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach pending all necessary requirements was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Jeana Brandmeyer as volunteer Assistant Girls Soccer Coach pending all necessary requirements was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Congratulations to girls’ basketball team on their 4th place finish at the IHSA Class 3A State Finals in Bloomington at Illinois State University Held March 2nd & 3rd!  The parade throughout the district & reception on Sunday honored the coaches and their team in fine fashion!  The ladies also won the Mississippi Division of the Cahokia Conference!

 

English students in Honors English III and Pop Culture participated in the annual Read Across America Dr. Seuss event on March 1, 2018.  Mrs. Ami Shanafelt chaperoned 75 Honors English III & Advanced Composition students to Aviston Elementary School, District 12 Elementary in Breese and Beckemeyer, and the two campus of All Saints Academy.  Mrs. Katie Florczyk chaperoned 51 Honors English II students to the elementary schools in Albers, Bartelso, Damiansville, Germantown, and St. Rose.  CHS students in these classes read Dr. Seuss classics to students in grades pre-K through 4th, planned a variety of educational activities to complement the reading of the books, and shared their love for reading with the students.   Appearances were also made at each school by The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2.   For the Central students, it was a great experience in planning a lesson and developing age appropriate activities for the class they were assigned to teach.

 

Incoming frosh registration was held Wednesday, March 7th at Central from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  To date we have 135 registered.  I expect a 5-20% increase between now and the beginning of school next fall.  Thanks to Wendy Jones for coordinating registration assistance from Trisha Lohman, Ami Shanafelt, Rachel Faust, Lynn Garrett, Kristen Hogg, Gina Benhoff, Mandy Ringwald, Stacy Schroeder, & Mr. Jones.  All the help was volunteered and much appreciated.  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, Stella Yaunches, on her recent nomination to be recognized for her leadership abilities and involvement here at Central by Stella’s teachers!  She was recognized at the Illinois Principals Association Kaskaskia Region Student Recognition Breakfast held on the campus of Greenville College Wednesday, March 14th.

 

The IHSA has sent a form requesting membership renewal for the 2018-2019 school year.  Our Board must endorse the membership for Central to participate in IHSA sponsored tournaments.  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 2018-2019 school term was made by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into executive session on a motion made by Richter; second by Kennedy to discuss the superintendent evaluation, transportation legal issue, off-campus student’s grades, possibility of a Jake Arter scholarship, Handbook Committee, personnel and student discipline.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None Motion carried at 8:57PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Richter; second by Meier at 9:59PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                       

Board President                                  Board Secretary