Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 20, 2013  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 2013 Commons Area Renovation Project Update /  

       Approve Application for Payment #1

6.2              Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Renewal Update

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Transportation Funding Projections

7.2              Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

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

7.4              Employ Head Boys Basketball Coach

7.5              Employ Assistant Basketball Cheerleading Coach

7.6              Employ Musical Director

7.7              Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

7.8              Accept Resignation from Assistant Football Position

7.9              Accept Resignation from Head Cross Country Position

7.10          Appoint Treasurer for FY 14

7.11          Approve Certified Personnel Collective Bargaining Agreement

 

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 20, 2013 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter presided.  Visitors included Erin Pettus and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the letters to parents, the letter from Secretary of State to Cindy Spencer for $5000 grant, the letter about the blood drive, and the letter stating the STUCO funds donated to Hannah’s Playground.

 

We collected all senior outstanding fees except 1 – that student will not walk at graduation.  However, we still have $15540 outstanding.  Late payment fees of $25 will be assessed on last day of school. We are hoping that the late payment fee policy instituted this year encouraged payments and result in less carryover debt from year-to-year.

 

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team is completing work for this year.  It’s been another interesting year especially considering the initiation of the Rising Star system as a part of the planning process.  Rising Star is more teacher-driven. The team will be meeting this summer to refine strategies and prepare plans for staff development.  They accomplished a great deal but remain focused on new goals to make our school better next year. 

 

The School Community Council met on May 6th to evaluate the activities of the past year and to develop some ideas for community education programs for next year.  They would like to continue programs that encourage parental participation and are attempting to think “outside the box” with some of these. They are looking for any ideas and making long range plans to stimulate parent and community involvement. Mrs. Ringwald and Mrs. Shanafelt have been highly involved in this group.     

 

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).  This year a new scholarship was awarded to two students by using the Cougar Pride program.  They are funding the video project that will be completed this summer.  The group has been building considerable funds in our fiduciary accounts, and remains a support for the school.

 

Mr. Meyer has contacted Warnecke Building Restoration to complete some mortar/brick replacement and tuck pointing.  There are two areas on the addition that Todd Jones will be looking at with a structural engineer to reaffirm some integrity for peace of mind.  Myers Floor Service of Goreville (a new provider) will be resealing our gym floors this summer.  Mr. Meyer is going to check with some local painters to complete some painting in the locker areas that will be in conjunction with the Commons Area project.  And, Mr. Ken Schonhoff will be constructing the new display case at the west entrance as a joint project with PAWS to be completed with the project as well.  In addition to the normal routine summer maintenance matters, it’s going to be another busy summer.

    

Mr. Meyer reviewed one page follow up to the financial information given you earlier this year concerning operational expenses.  The page included the districts within our three-county region.  Included on this page is the Per Capita Tuition Charge (PCTC) for students not residing in our district if they should attend here, as well as the Operating Expense per Pupil (OEPP).  The PCTC actually declined from the previous year.  (Although more expensive than area elementary districts, it is still very competitive with high school districts.)  Our 9-month Average Daily Attendance (ADA) has declined to 554.07. 

 

Becky and Mr. Meyer projected the GSA payments for next year using a calculation sent out from the state.  Considering the decline in ADA and other formula variables, we are likely to look at a substantial decrease in GSA again next year.  Best case scenario would be a loss of approximately $100,000 to $250,000 for FY14.  This is a projection. We only received 89% of GSA this year.  Total projected for next year is $577K, however this may be prorated at 82%.

 

Mr. Meyer has been researching what is “required” for the Board of Education member training that became a part of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act and Senate Bill 7 last year.  Two trainings are mandated by the laws … the Open Meetings Act Training (1 hour) and the Basics of Governance Training (4 hours).  He is trying to work with the Regional Office of Education on the topic, but is receiving little information on training opportunities and exactly what ramifications exist on the topic.  The IASB has some offered but there are some issues with their trainings that include opportunity and expense. 

 

As an update to the PTELL issue in Clinton County, Mr. Meyer briefly discussed some topics regarding the next meeting.  School districts have been invited by the County Board to have representation speak at the Assessment Committee Meeting on Tuesday, June 4th (6:30 P.M.) at Governor’s Run in Carlyle.  We have coordinated a representative (Mr. Bill Phillips) for this purpose and we would like to have a forum inviting all Board of Education members with that individual on Wednesday, May 29th (6:30 P.M.) at Breese Elementary District #12.

 

Mr. Meyer briefed the BOE about the Summer 2013 Commons Area Renovations. All of the necessary paperwork including contracts, building permits, certificates of insurance, and other matters have been completed as required.  Calhoun Construction completed a mock-up of the direct plaster method to the brick and results were not good.  Mr. Meyer decided to proceed with a change order of $5600 for wall board instead.  We have also been prepping the area by removing all of the items form the Commons.  Calhoun is great about sticking to a schedule.  It will take 45 days of work to complete the terrazzo alone.  A motion to approve 1st payment to Calhoun Construction for summer project of $4,768.00 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer is applying for a second round of School Maintenance Grants as part of the Illinois Jobs Now program.  The State of Illinois is releasing another $50 million.  They paid $39.2 million to 691 districts in the first round.  (We received one of those last year.)  The process is different this time with five priorities including emergency projects, HLS projects, state priorities, and permanent improvements coming first.  We will apply and hope for the best.

 

A Full Membership Meeting of the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was held On Wednesday, May 8th.  If you recall, we approved a one-year renewal for 2013-14 with P.S.I.C. back in December.  The premium amounts are very good this year and our large claims have meant larger loss fund contributions.  The actual insurance rates have gone up very little for this program even in a hard market.  There is a saving of $3100 this year for property and casualty.  Our workers comp stayed about flat – about $500 less.

 

Over the past few weeks, we have received some information from the ISBE on projected transportation reimbursements for next year including a formula worksheet to calculate these reductions.  After computing the information, we will likely experience over $60,000 in reduced reimbursements.  Becky Boeschen and Mr. Meyer presented some transportation information on current expenses and outlined some options in offsetting some of these reductions. 

 

A motion to adopt the annual Prevailing Wage Ordinance was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

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

 

A motion employ Mr. Jeremy Shubert as Head Boys Basketball coach was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mrs. Lauren Langhauser as Musical Director for 2013-14 years was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Brian Short as zero-period P.E. instructor for 2013-14 year, tentative we have enough students was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Mr. Donnie Petterson as assistant football coach was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Mrs. Kristin Rueter as cross country coach was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reappoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for 2013-14 year was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The NHS Induction ceremony was held at Central on April 18th.  There were 20 new members sworn in.      

 

The A.C.T. and P.S.A.E. were administered to all juniors on April 23 and 24. 

 

Classroom Recognition Certificates were presented to the students on May 3rd.    

 

Prom was held on May 4th at Central.  All attendees behaved great and had a great time.  Congrats to King Adam Strubhart and Queen Sarah Kreke.        

 

Central’s Band and Choir had their annual Spring Concert on May 8th.  This was Ms. Voytas’ last concert at Central High School.    

 

The Athletic Banquet was held on May 13th in Albers.  It was a long night but over 350 dinners were served. 

 

Seniors have completed their exams on May 14th and 15th.  They had their senior breakfast and graduation practice on May 21st. 

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:24 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker to discuss personnel (basketball coaching, volunteer football coaches, cross country/track coaches, outstanding debts), and contract negotiations.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board came out of executive session at 10:15 PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the collective bargaining agreement with certified staff as presented by the Finance Committee was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen.

 

The board adjourned at 10:16 PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary