Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 17, 2010  7:30 P.M.

 

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 10 Project Update

6.2            Approve KSED Intergovernmental Agreement

6.3            Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Renewal Update

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

7.2            Review Expenditure Revisions for FY11

7.3            Schedule Hearing to Amend the Budget

7.4            Residency Waiver Request

7.5            Approve I.A.S.B. Annual Dues

7.6            Appoint Treasurer for FY 11

7.7            Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

 

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 17, 2010 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter and Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Gina Huegen. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the various communication items including the current outstanding textbook and activity fees.  We have collected all of the senior outstanding fees.  We still have 76 students who have outstanding fees.  This year we had 46 students participate in the Annual Academic Achievement Awards.  New scholarships given this year include Josh Melton Memorial Scholarship, Blake Thole Memorial Scholarship and the Kathy McCoy Memorial Scholarship.  The School Improvement team is wrapping up this year.  They will meet again this summer.  An auditor (Larry Kent) from the Illinois State Board of Education was at Central for a week auditing the 2007-08 Transportation Fund as well as the FY10 Title I and FY10 Title I ARRA funds.  Mr. Meyer reviewed the minor findings.  Mr. Meyer briefly discussed the happenings of Race to the Top.  A note was sent to all the superintendents encouraging all to sign the memo.  There are 6 local districts out of 33 that have committed to signing the memo.  The packets for the Joint Annual Illinois School Board Conference should be arriving soon.  Mr. Meyer would like confirmations of all who plan to attend.  Graduation ceremony is scheduled for May 27th at 7:00 PM.  And the annual summer Board BBQ is on the calendar for July 23rd.    

 

A meeting was held with the contractor for the Summer 2010 project.  The contractors want to start on May 31, which is earlier than planned.  The doors will be delivered on May 31st.  The estimated completion date is set for July 27th. 

         

It is common for the oil and chipping of the parking lot to happen over the summer.  After a brief walk through the parking lots, Mr. Meyer and Duane Eversgerd determined that the worst part of the lots is the north side.  The estimated cost for oil and chipping is $18k - $20k.  The summer projects still include the purchase of some stage lighting as well as additional desks and chairs.  A water leak has also been confirmed in the parking lot by the baseball fields.  This will need be to fixed this summer as well.  In addition to the summer projects, the gym floors will be re-sealed.  Jason Thomas Flooring will re-seal the west gym floor along with some touch up painting.  And DK Bennett will re-seal the practice gym floor.

 

Mr. Meyer informed the Board of the special meeting held by the Kaskaskia Special Education District #801 regarding a revised Intergovernmental Agreement.  The Governing Board agreed to maintain the language in the agreement as earlier proposed, but to hold discussion at an upcoming Executive Board activity.  A motion to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement with Kaskaskia Special Education District #801 as presented was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer attended a Full Membership Meeting for the Prairie State Cooperative.  There are currently 79 districts in the Coop and 7 more districts interested in joining.  Originally there were 16 members.  Locally, there are 20 districts participating.  Our property and casualty rates for next year decreased by $1878.  Our workers comp rates have increased next year by $1457.  And we have added Pollution Liability, with a rate of $570.  Total increase in coverage for next year is $149.  There was also a loss fund remaining for 06-07.  They plan to return that fund to the original members.  Our share comes to $2079.

 

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

 

Mr. Meyer and Becky Boeschen have looked at the Budget early this year.  They went through line by line to see where cuts could be made for next year.  They are projecting a $350K loss in revenue from the state next year and a 4% increase in property tax receipts.  Projected cuts include curriculum study cycle, athletic uniform purchase, guidance/library aide, drivers education vehicle, requisitions and supplies, field trips, special events and zero period. 

 

There is a bill on the Governor’s desk that would allow a one-time permanent transfer of funds from Working Cash to any fund, whole or partial.  This would allow us to correct our negative balance in Life Safety.  Becky will go through the FY10 Budget figures before the next meeting.  If needed, we will need to have a hearing to amend the current year budget.  A motion to set a Budget Hearing to amend the FY10 Budget for June 21st at 7:15 PM was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The IHSA has passed a by-law that allows employees to send their children to the district they are working in if they do not reside in that district.  The school would have to apply for a waiver to waive all out of district tuition rates and then pass a policy that would restrict that to employees only.   After a brief discussion the BOE decided to table this topic.

 

A motion to approve the payment of the Illinois School board Association annual dues for membership when received was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

A motion to reappoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for the FY11 for a stipend of $1800 was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to re-employ Mr. Brian Short as the zero-period instructor for FY11 tentative on any enrollment changes was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones talked about the IPA’s Annual Regions Awards banquet held on April 28th.  Mr. Jones presented an award to the PAWS organization in appreciation for the collaborative efforts toward enhancing the student experience and enhancing the school facility through monetary donations.  Over 11 years, PAWS has donated over $250K.

 

The PSAE and ACT tests were administered at the end of April.  Thanks to the teachers who served as proctors and Chris Greenberg for coordinating the schedule.

 

Prom was held on May 1st.  Mrs. Pettus and Mrs. Grapperhaus did a great job once again.  All students were very well behaved.

 

A gathering was held on May 3rd at Bent Oak golf course for the retirees this year.  This year’s honorees were Al Warnecke and Chris Greenberg. 

 

The Cougar Band and Choir members held its annual spring concert on May 7th.    

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:30 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn to discuss personnel matters, intergovernmental agreements, extra-curricular activities and special education matters   Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Board entered into open session at 10:12 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

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

           

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker           

Board President                                  Board Secretary