Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION - REGULAR MEETING

Monday, March 18, 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      2018-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    Update of Information on HVAC Project – Approve New Residual Heat Unit in Art Room

B.     Update of Information on Outdoor Renovations

C.     Update of Information on Building Additions – Approve Application for

Payment #9

6.2      Award Bids on Furnishings and Equipment

6.3      Building Committee Discussions

6.4      Finance Committee Discussions

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended 2018-19 Calendar

7.2              Approve Proposed 2019-20 Calendar

7.3              Approve Re-employment of Certified Personnel for 2019-20

7.4              Approve Re-employment of Non-Certified Personnel for 2019-20

7.5              Approve Re-employment of Extra Duty Personnel for 2019-20

7.6              Employ FFA Instructor/Future Farmers of America Sponsor

7.7              Employ Technology Director

7.8              Employ Football Cheerleading Coach

7.9              Accept Extra Duty Resignation

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

8.1      Approve 2019-20 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 18, 2019 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter, Sean Kennedy and Jeff Kampwerth.  Visitors included Ryan Ketchum, Zach Gertsch and parents, Steve Ellis, Tanya Kampwerth and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Zach Gertsch for his recent Academic achievements via competitions. 

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE of the outstanding textbook and activity fees.  We still have several senior students with a very large outstanding debt.  We have been collecting fees and the notifications go out on the fifteenth of each month.  Eventually we will send more direct letters and make personal phone calls.

 

We have recently received our annual Capital Credit reimbursement from the Clinton County Electric Cooperative in the amount of $4,268.39.  This was for the 1991, 1992, 1993 calendar years.  As a cooperative, each member receives the reimbursement based upon billing amounts for that year compared to the profits earned for that year.

 

The FFA Banquet will be held on April 3 at 7:00 P.M. at the Albers Legion.   (This is Rick’s final banquet as our Ag Teacher and FFA sponsor.)

 

 The KSED Spring Governing Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26th.  As the representative member of that Board, Mr. Nettemeier will attend.  We will provide any pertinent information for the Board.

 

We have three members of the staff who are retiring this year and the Retirement Celebration event in honor of those people has been planned.  (This provides a chance to thank all those we have worked with over the years.)  The retirement committee has set a date for May 13th at 6:00 P.M. at the Bent Oak Golf Course.  Each Board member and spouse is invited to attend.  

 

This is the time of year when many functions are taking place at the school in rapid succession.  Mr. Meyer encouraged the BOE to review the website to stay updated on events at the school.  Members of the Board of Education are certainly invited to attend any of those which you would like and feel are appropriate.

 

The 18-19 Renovations and Building Additions continue to progress at a pace on or above schedule.  Mr. Meyer had informed the Board of an issue with the HVAC system that might require additional resolution in Rooms 8W, 8AW, and 8BW in the west wing of the building.  We have received the proposal for that resolution.  As is always the case with these circumstances, it is always more expensive than you expect.  A motion to approve a residual heat unit for $16,052 was made by Kruse, second by Richter.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Outdoor Renovations still continue to be a struggle with wet conditions and weather.  Litteken Construction has made attempts to continue some excavation work without a great deal of success.  We also have needed to do some additional drainage and elevation work at Varsity Baseball, Softball, and Track facilities to just temporarily move forward with the season.  (These efforts are not the responsibility of the contractor but on us as some result of matters in the projects.)  Without any additional work by the contractor, we have not received an Application for Payment this month.  (The balance to finish and retainage is still $90,616.45 on the project.)

 

The Building Additions continue to move forward with continuing interior developments.  Floor coverings and other interior trim and finishings are taking place. Mr. Meyer reported being ahead of schedule and completion a little earlier than anticipated.  This could help us a great deal with work at the end of the year.  They are also waiting for some break in the weather to complete outdoor work.  Millenium Construction has not submitted any additional Change Orders on additional work at this time but have submitted Application for Payment #9 for the amount of $203,003.16 for our approval.  This includes a reduction in the retainage amount to five percent.  This is common on a project of this size and at this late stage.  (This leaves a balance to finish including retainage of $283,538.73.)  A motion to approve payment #9 to Millenium Construction for $203,003.16 was made by Kampwerth, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

Other work connected to both the outdoor renovations and the building additions also continues to take place.   The technology work in the new additions is progressing by vendors and by our own people.  We will also be procuring furnishings and equipment for the additions and should be addressing other more minor pieces of equipment and matters as time passes.  We continue to complete things as they develop on the projects and prep for the final summer stage of work!

 

A few months ago, the Board authorized the preparation of specifications and the letting of bids on furniture and equipment for the new Media Center and Band Facility.  (We worked alongside the design people from FGM Architects on preparation of these specs.)  These specifications included everything from office furniture, tables, chairs, student furniture, instructional items, music oriented chairs/desks, and stage type risers. We separated the bid sections into four parts and did receive interest in the RFP, but only received one bid on the packet.  A motion to approve the bid for furniture and equipment from Staples for $148,704.43 was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Now that we know more details on the completion of the projects and our funding situations, we can also move forward with other smaller “cleanup” projects at the facility.  Because of that we need to get the Building Committee back together in a meeting to discuss those potential matters.  A meeting was set for April 9, 2019 at 6:30PM.

 

An initial meeting of the Finance Committee to discuss upcoming negotiations with the certified staff also needs to be set.  We need to discuss issues and lay some beginning foundations for your long-term financial situation, circumstances for language conversations, and goals for contract negotiations. A meeting was set for April 16, 2019 at 6:30PM.

 

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

 

A motion to approve the proposed 2019-20 calendar as presented was made by Kennedy, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ all certified personnel as presented for 2019-20 was made by Kruse, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ all non-certified personnel as presented for 2019-20 was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ all extra-duty personnel as presented for 2019-20 was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Harley Carlson as Ag Instructor and FFA Sponsor for 2019-2020 pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Anthony Rancilio as Technology Director for 2019-2020 pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kampwerth, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the resignation of Megan Porterfield as JV Basketball Cheer coach was made by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Foutch recently attended a workshop on the PaCE (Post-Secondary and Career Expectations) Framework.  This workshop was held at Kaskaskia College on March 8th and was sponsored by Northern Illinois University.  Dr. Foutch brought back the information to the school improvement team where there discussed our current system for ensuring that all students have a Post-Secondary Plan, how to deliver crucial information to parents about key steps that need to be taken during high school to help their students better succeed at the next level and the creation of a College and Career Report Card that could be included with our students Grade Report Card.   The School Improvement Team is also focusing on the development of 6-12 curriculum alignment meetings that will be held in conjunction with our feeder school districts.

There will be 2 more Joint Committee meetings prior to the end of this school year. Dr. Foutch will be including Mr. Ketchum in these meetings as he will be responsible for implementing the new evaluation system.  Mr. Ketchum and Dr. Foutch had a great discussion on March 11th about how to maximize the positive impact of teacher evaluation and I am very excited about his passion in this area.  

 

Dr. Foutch recognized Ms. Keck, Mrs. Decker and Mrs. Langhauser.  All three attended a CTE conference and came back to work extremely excited about what they learned at the event.

 

A motion to approve IHSA membership for 2019-2020 was made by Voss, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by Kennedy to discuss the student discipline and the new principal goals. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 8:22PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None Motion carried at 8:39PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy, second by Richter at 8:40PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary