Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 19, 2008  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              Summer 08 Project(s) Update

6.2              Insurance Program Renewal Update

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

7.2              Appoint Treasurer for FY 09

7.3              Accept Resignation(s) of Personnel

7.4              Employ Volunteer Assistant Football Coach

7.5              Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

7.6              Approve Installation of Concrete for Storage Building

7.7              Approve Landscape Maintenance Project

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on May 19, 2008 at 7:30 PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier and Tim Richter presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Julianne Harris, Alison Thole, Misty Luebbers, Misty Becker.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

A certified letter was mailed out to 2 families of senior students regarding their outstanding bill.  One family responded and paid their outstanding bill.  The other family has not responded.  This family senior student will not be able to participate in graduation ceremonies. 

 

Mr. Jones and Mrs. Greenberg distributed the Classroom Achievement Awards on Friday, May 2nd.  Congratulations to all of the recipients.   

 

The Clinton County Academic Achievement Banquet was held on Tuesday, April 29th.  Central was represented by 17 students.     

 

On Thursday, May 8th, Central hosted the Annual Academic Achievement Awards.  Many special guests were in attendance to present scholarships – close to $200,000 in total scholarships were handed out.      

 

Aviston Elementary has been the only interested party to purchase our computers.  Mr. Meyer has advertised the remaining 20 in the local paper via bidding process.  Mr. Meyer will dispose of any computers that are not sold. 

 

Mr. Meyer contacted all prospective leaders to represent the “Committee to Support Central”.  All agreed to serve on the committee.  These people will join the committee along with Mr. Nettemeier and Mrs. Winkeler from the Board of Education.  Mr. Meyer plans to hold a meeting sometime during the summer.   

 

Mr. Jim Riddle delivered the capital credit check from Clinton County Electric Cooperative.  The check was for $3,587.38, larger than normal.  Mr. Riddle informed Mr. Meyer that they are trying to hold the rates for next year.  Utility cost for Central have increased over the past years.  Mr. Meyer and Becky Boeschen will make sure those increases are included in the 2008-09 budget.  

 

Mr. Meyer briefly discussed the School Facilities Tax.  The local superintendents met twice to discuss this subject.  Keri Garrett, Regional Superintendent, sent a letter to the County Board informing them of the subject.  Mr. Meyer talked about the pros, cons, regulations, timelines and any prior discussions regarding the School Facilities Tax.  The Board agreed to attend any informational meetings on this subject to better educate themselves.        

 

Mr. Meyer informed the Board that the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago is right around the corner.  Mr. Meyer should be receiving the information at any time.  He would like to make the reservations as soon as possible.  Any Board Member who would like to attend needs to contact Mr. Meyer.  The dates are November 21 – 23.   

 

A pre-construction meeting was held on May 13th to discuss the completion schedules and the maintenance/custodial schedules at school for the summer projects.  The surveillance system installation is scheduled to start June 2nd.  The fire alarm system installation is set to start after Memorial Day.  Completion day for the fire alarm system is estimated to be August 1st.  The track resurfacing will be completed by August 1st, working throughout the summer months.  Maintenance schedules have been revised to have 2 custodians on at night and 2 on during the day.  This will allow for the annual stripping of floors to happen while project workers are not in the building. 

 

We are in the 3rd year with Prairie State Insurance Cooperative.  A full membership meeting was held on Monday, May 19th.  The Co-op started with 17 members, including Central High School and has grown to 49 members.  The increase in members increases the success of the Co-op.  Central’s Property and Casualty premium will increase $908 due to the loss fund expenses (3 claims from storms this year).  Workers Comp premiums will decrease $1820.  Student accident premiums will decrease by $2266 due to the mandatory enrollment of all members this year.  Total premiums decreased $3178 at same or slightly improved coverages.  

 

A motion to adopt the annual Prevailing Wage Ordinance that states the district will pay prevailing wage in this area for laborers, workmen, and mechanics employed on public works construction projects was made by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

It is time to reappoint our Treasurer.  Mr. Art Kampwerth would like to serve as the Treasurer again under the same stipend.  His role has worked out well with Becky Boeschen.  His consulting hours were less than expected and will cease in the 2008-09 school year.  A motion to reappoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for the 2008-09 fiscal year was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer received 2 resignation letters.  Mrs. Elaine Grapperhaus has submitted her resignation for Prom Sponsor.  Mrs. Grapperhaus has been “heading” up the Prom for many years and has done a great job.  Her work is appreciated.  Mr. Jon Bagby also submitted his resignation for ESL Aide.  Mr. Bagby will be student teaching in the fall and starting his teaching career next spring.  We will advertise for both positions.  A motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Elaine Grapperhaus as Prom Sponsor and Mr. Jon Bagby as our ESL Aide was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

There have been no additional applicants for the assistant football coach position.  Coach Short has requested to employ Mr. John Attaway as a volunteer coach.  Mr. Attaway was a trainer at Central in the past and can’t commit to the position full time but would like to help.  A motion to employ Mr. John Attaway as a volunteer football coach for the 2008 season was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

We have enough students as of now for the Zero Period Physical Education class.  Mr. Meyer recommended Mr. Brian Short to instruct this Zero Period class.  Currently we have 16 students committed to taking the class next year.  The stipend for instructing this class is $5500.  A motion to employ Mr. Brian Short as the Zero Period instructor for Physical Education tentative that the minimum number of student committed is not less than 10 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The large storage building on our facility has taken in a lot of water this year.  It has been flooded considerably to the point of having to pump water out of it.  It currently has a dirt floor and houses our maintenance equipment, lumber and furniture.  Duane Eversgerd got an estimate to install a concrete floor for that storage facility.  The estimate is $8000.  A motion to approve Mr. Meyer to seek estimates to install a concrete floor for our 45 x 60 storage facility was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The landscaping in front of our building has grown out of control.  It also is contributing to the flooding on the sidewalk of the front entrance.  Mr. Meyer received an estimate for some landscaping replacement and recommended it be a summer project.  The project would include of the landscaping against the front of the building as well as the “islands” at both entrances.  A motion to approve Mr. Meyer to seek estimates to replace the landscaping at the front of the building was made by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The ACT and the PSAE tests were administered to all juniors on April 23rd an April 24th.  Ms. Lohman also instructed a test taking class to prep for these tests.  This year’s juniors were challenged with meeting or exceeding on three sections of the PSAE as individuals and all four sections as a group.  We should receive this year’s scores sometime in the summer.         

 

There were 18 new members inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday, April 30th.  The number of members decreased from last year (56) due to the increased GPA requirement.                

 

Prom was held on Saturday, May 3rd.  Thanks to Elaine Grapperhaus and Katie Florczyk in making this year’s prom a success.  A hypnotist attended the Post-prom and provided some entertainment for those who attended this event. 

 

The Winter/Spring Athletic Banquet was held on Sunday, May 4th in Albers.  Over 350 dinners were served.  As always, Mr. Warnecke put together a great event.         

 

The Girls Track was well represented at the State Track Finals on Saturday, May 17th.  Jena Hemann represented Central with a first place medal for the high jump.  She also received a medal for the 400 Meter race and the 200 Meter race.  Her older sister Jessica Hemann also received a medal for the triple jump.  Congratulations to all track participants for representing Central at the State Finals. 

 

Members of the SIPC team recently met on three occasions to discuss the current semester exam policy.  It was decided to add one day of excused absence each semester to the policy.  A motion to approve the revision to the current semester exam policy adding 1 day of excused absence each semester was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

 

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:10 PM to discuss Personnel Matters and the Purchase of Property on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board returned to open session at 9:18 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:20 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tim Richter, Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier.  Nay – None

 

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                    Board Secretary