Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 21, 2012  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 2012 Restroom Renovation Project Update

6.2              Technology Network 2012 Project Update

6.3              Approve Concrete Installation Proposal

6.4              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              Approve Duplicating Equipment Lease Renewal

7.4              Employ Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

7.5              Employ Assistant Basketball Cheerleading Coach

7.6              Accept Resignation from Extra Duty Assignment

7.7              Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

7.8              Appoint Treasurer for FY 13

 

 

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 21, 2012 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Mike Strieker and Tina Winkeler presided.  (Mike Strieker left at 8:45PM) Visitors included Kelly Ross and Rachel Faust.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

We have collected all textbook and activity fees from every senior that is going thru the ceremony.  At this time there are still 80 students who have not rectified outstanding textbook and activity bills. 

 

It is the time of year for the numerous awards ceremonies.  The Clinton County Academic Excellence Banquet was held on Monday, April 30th.  On Thursday, May 10th we hosted our Academic Achievement Awards program.  We have distributed the annual Classroom Achievement Awards on Friday, May 4th.  Thanks to all the faculty who helped with putting those awards ceremonies together. 

 

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team is completing their work for this year.  It’s been an interesting year with the initiation of the School Community Council as a part of the plan to get more parental involvement.  We will be meeting on May 31st to refine strategies and prepare plans for staff development for next year.  One of our major focus points next year will be on creating a different transition for incoming freshmen and the first few days of school.  We are also implementing new curricular concepts and materials in Language Arts and a portion of Mathematics this year. 

 

The Committee to Support Central continues to focus on increasing opportunities for students and promoting Central in the community.  The “Cougar Pride” program is a success and will continue to create an opportunity for businesses and individuals to become a member at various levels of contribution (Gold, Silver, and Bronze).  The CSC continues to grow with two new members (Jim Riddle and Betsy Buehne), acting as a steward to some considerable funds in our fiduciary accounts, and becoming a strong proponent for the school. 

 

Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed the most recent year’s 2009-10 Illinois Special Education Profile report for our performance with special needs students.   It reports the most recent year of statistics on productivity of special education students.  Vast majority of our special education students are LD – learning disability.

 

Mr. Meyer also briefly reviewed the report that just came in regarding the Per Capita Tuition Charge for students not residing in our district.  Both the Operating Expense per Pupil and the PCTC actually declined from the previous year. The per capita tuition for next year is $8262. 

 

Several forecasts have been distributed by the ISBE on the foundation level and overall general state aid distribution rates for next year.  We are likely to look at a substantial decrease in GSA next year.  Best case scenario would be a loss of approximately $200,000 to $250,000 for FY13.  This year we are scheduled to receive $799,000 in GSA. 

 

Mr. Meyer asked the BOE if we wanted to once again attend the upcoming Joint Annual Conference in Chicago.  He will be receiving the packet for this conference in early to mid-June.  The dates of the conference are November 16-18.  It can be a very worthwhile activity for all Board members to attend some training sessions and informative presentations.  The BOE decided to continue to attend the conference.

 

Mr. Meyer gave an update on the Summer 2012 Restroom Renovations.  Discussions and coordination of these activities was held with Calhoun Construction at a preconstruction meeting on Tuesday.  All of the necessary paperwork including contracts, building permits, certificates of insurance, and other matters has been completed as required.  Mr. Meyer reviewed the construction schedule.  There may be some issues arise with the water fountains.  Completion date is Aug 10.

 

Also, Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on the Technology Network and Wiring project.  Mr. McKinney tested the efficiency of our T1 service lines with the Illinois Century Network.  The banding of the lines has already resulted in some faster speed to the service.  We have also finally come to the selection of the wiring provider and working on the purchase of main switches and hubs for areas of the building.  Comm Squad will be doing the project.

 

We have received several proposals on the replacement of concrete in four separate areas of the grounds. Mr. Meyer summarized all of the proposals. Hemker was the only one that was providing a sealant.  A motion to approve concrete installation by Hemker Resurfacing for $7480 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A Full Membership Meeting of the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was held On Thursday, May 10th. We approved a one-year renewal for 2012-13 with P.S.I.C. back in December.  Sizable claims mean larger loss fund contributions.  However, the actual insurance rates have gone up very little for this program this year even in a hard market.  Total fixed costs raised 6%.  Loss fund contribution includes a 3 year claim history.  Loss fund contribution was voted on to increase.  Total due for property and casualty will be paying $48,570.  Total for workers comp is $24,986.

 

A motion to adopt the annual Prevailing Wage Ordinance that states the district will pay was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the Illinois school board association annual membership fees was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Scott Shanafelt of DaCom Corporation submitted a renewal proposal for the lease and service of duplicating equipment at Central.  We have been with DaCom through two lease agreements over the past seven years.  Our service and the equipment provided have been excellent and the service to the equipment has been even better.  A motion to approve a 4 year contract with Da-Com with Option C was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Charlie Bair as assistant soccer coach contingent upon completion of necessary requirements was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Lacey Meyer as Assistant Basketball Cheerleading Coach was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Dave Wellen.  .  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Mr. Jim Cook as assistant Softball coach was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  .  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Brian Short at zero-period instructor was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier.  .  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reappoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for FY13 with a stipend of $1800 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reviewed briefly with the BOE the perspective new teacher’s evaluation form.  The committee that has been formed at Central to discuss the newly mandated Performance Evaluation Reform Act has agreed on all of the documents of the new evaluation.    

 

The board entered into closed session at 8:57 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn to discuss student placement at Gateway, Board of Review, extra duty positions, special education personnel and student and lunch fees.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:27 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:28 PM on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary