Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 16, 2011  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 11 Project Update / Approve Release from

Architectural Contract

6.2            Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Renewal Update

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

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

7.3            Acceptable Use Policy (First Reading)

7.4            Accept Resignation of Driver Education Instructor

7.5            Accept Resignation of Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.6            Employ Office Secretary

7.7            Employ Driver Education Instructor

7.8            Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

7.9            Appoint Treasurer for FY 11

7.10         Recommendation for Expulsion of a Student

 

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 16, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler and Tim Richter presided.  Rick Taphorn was absent.  Visitors included Kristen Rueter, Trisha Lohman and Kelly Ross. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the communication and correspondence items, including the most recent outstanding student bills.  There are still 8 seniors with a total of $977 outstanding in student fees.  Mr. Meyer will be calling the parents for payment options this week.  On May 4th, we hosted the Annual Academic Achievement Awards program.  We awarded 39 individual students for four years of excellent work.  Mr. Jones, Ms. Lohman, Mrs. Carroll and Jill Varel contributed a lot time to this program.  The School Improvement Team is meeting on Thursday.  They have completed the construction of the state mandated requirements. Next year’s focus will be on parental involvement and programs.  CSC is still in focus.  They raised over $5000 with the Cougar Pride Club.  They voted to continue the club next year.  Mr. Meyer reminded the BOE that this year’s graduation is scheduled for May 26th at 7:00 PM.          

 

At this time, the summer 2011 project is not underway yet due to the circumstances with Mevert Professional Associates.  Currently, Mevert does not have a certified architect.  Per their attorney, they were advised to not start the project, to cease all actions.  Mr. Meyer was contacted by FGM, an architect out of O’Fallon.  They have offered their services to the schools that Mevert contracted with.  They would bill us on an hourly basis to finish the project.  Mr. Meyer has been talking with Mr. Art Hayhurst to get specifics.  A motion to release Mevert Professional Associates of all architectural contract and to hire FGM on an hourly basis to complete the summer 2011 project was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

We are currently in our 6th year with Prairie State Insurance Cooperative.  A full membership meeting was held on Wednesday, May 11th.  The renewal rates were discussed for 2011-12.  As a whole, the group had many claims this past year, both in Workers Compensation and Property and Casualty.  We had a bad year with claims as well.  The student accident rates have increased as well as the boiler and machine rates.  All other rates of Property Casualty did not fluctuate.  We would have had a 5% reduction however the loss fund contribution increased.  Workers Compensation rates were all flat but the loss fund.  Since we had a huge claim for Workers Compensation, our loss fund increased. 

 

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

 

A motion to approve the Illinois School Board Association membership was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer and Mrs. Wiegmann have been working on a new Acceptable Use Policy for the computer and internet usage in our school district.  They have been communicating with Brian Braun on his input as well.  Mr. Meyer presented the BOE with a “first reading”.  The BOE will act on the new policy next month.

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Tim Brilley as a Driver’s Education instructor and assistant football coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Jack Etter as assistant boys’ soccer coach was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Melinda Knapp as Part-time Office secretary for 2011-2012 school year was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Jon Howard as Driver’s Education instructor pending all necessary requirements was made by Tim Richter, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reappoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for FY12 for a stipend of $1800 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones attended the 15th Annual Regions Awards banquet for the Kaskaskia Region IPA on April 27th.  One of the awards presented was to AgriPride FS, Inc. of Breese.  The award was in appreciation for the collaborative efforts toward enhancing the FFA student experience through donations of seed, fertilizer, spray, and watching the crops during the year for weed pressure.  Central’s FFA students farm 12 acres and AgriPride has been a major partner over the years.  Mr. Jones presented the award to Mr. Tim Richter.

 

The A.C.T. and P.S.A.E. tests were administered on April 27th and 28th.  Mr. Lohman took full control of this and coordinated this without any issues. 

 

Prom was held at Central on May 7th.  Mrs. Erin Pettus and Mrs. Elaine Grapperhaus sponsored this event with the junior class.  All attendees were well behaved.  Thanks to the many faculty volunteers who helped with that evening.

 

May 11th was Central’s spring recital.  Ms. Voytas had 26 seniors to be recognized that night.  As always, the concert was a success.  Ms. Voytas has noted that she has just as many freshmen coming in next year to replace the outgoing seniors.

 

On May 23, we will be honoring our retiring staff.  The event will be held at Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese.  The retirees include Mike Wilimzig, Stan Eagleson and Judy Markus.

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:04 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter to discuss student disciplinary matter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:21 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to expel a student until the end of the 2012 school year based on the recommendation of the hearing officer was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:22 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary