Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 19, 2014  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 2014 Roof Project Update / Award Contract

6.2              Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Renewal Update

6.3              Approve Brokerage Firm(s) for Services on Benefits

6.4              Update on Bidding of Food Service Contract

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Schedule Hearing to Amend FY14 Budget

7.2              Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

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

7.4              Approve Upgrade to Surveillance System

7.5              Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Position

7.6              Employ Student Council Advisor

7.7              Employ Part-Time Science Teacher

7.8              Employ Head Boys Soccer Coach

7.9              Approve Overload Assignment for Technology Coordinator

7.10          Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

7.11          Authorize Advertisement of Athletic Director Position

7.12          Appoint Treasurer for FY 15

 

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, 2014 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss (7:47) Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler presided.  Visitors included Britni Hogg, Todd Jones and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

We have collected all but one senior’s fees.  That senior will not be participating in the graduation ceremony.  There are still many parents of other students who have not rectified outstanding textbook and activity bills.  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 our work for this year.  They have met once a month during the school year.  We will be meeting again this summer to refine strategies and prepare plans for staff development.  We are implementing new curricular concepts and materials in Science this year and the curriculum study for Social Studies is well under way.  As usual, we accomplished a great deal but remain focused on new goals to make our school better next year.

 

The School Community Council met on May 5th 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.  The SCC has given some valuable feedback and input on some programs to the School Improvement Team as well as the new incentive activities we will do next fall.  They are looking for any ideas and making long range plans to stimulate parent and community involvement.  We will also rely on their input on the implementation of Skyward’s parent/family portal next fall. Mrs. Shanafelt and Mrs. Ringwald have become key players 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).  They now steward seven scholarships and hold almost $70,000 in fiduciary accounts with us.

 

Mr. Meyer briefly discussed the Per Capita Tuition Charge (PCTC) for students not residing in our district if they should choose to attend here.  That amount is a little over $9000.  The Operating Expense per Pupil (OEPP), which is a little over $11000, and the PCTC actually declined from the previous year.  (Although more expensive than area elementary districts, it is still very competitive with high school districts.)  You will also note that our 9-month Average Daily Attendance (ADA) has declined.  That is not a good sign for the information below.

 

Several forecasts have been distributed by the ISBE on the foundation level and overall general state aid distribution rates for next year.  Becky and Mr. Meyer will be developing the information for these projections for budget calculations this summer.  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 $50,000 to $100,000 for FY15.  I also included in your packet some information on SB16 that would change the funding formula and the effect it could have as early as next year and into FY16

 

A correspondence from the Village of Germantown regarding their consideration on a feasibility study of an additional Tax Increment Finance District was discussed with the BOE.  Germantown has employed someone to research and study a new TIF on the western edge of the village making up approximately 30 acres.  Mr. Meyer will keep you posted of any additional information we receive.

 

Todd Jones summarized the bids for the summer roof project.  Discussions and coordination of the project were held at a pre-bid meeting on            Thursday, May 8th.  There were 4 companies who submitted bids, ranging from $560k – 842k.  Kehrer Brothers Roofing had the lowest bid at $560,342.  Start date will be around June 10.  End date is projected to be September 15th.  A motion to approve roof bid with Kehrer Brothers Const. for $560,342 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Since the roof bid came in lower than what was expected, Mr. Meyer discussed possibly doing a few small projects including floor covering.  The carpet in rooms 2E, 3E, 4E and the principal’s office would be replaced with tile.  An estimate of $12000 was received for all 4 rooms.  Mr. Meyer would also like to get some prices on a dishwasher and softener and fencing for around the outside kitchen facility.

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the new premiums for our cooperative insurance with Prairie State.  This will be our ninth year of membership in the cooperative. 

The premium amounts for Property and Casualty coverage increased very slightly.  The Workers Compensation premiums actually declined, but with the recent significant claim having been made in this program, our loss fund contribution has increased.

 

The Insurance Committee established by the Board of Education has worked diligently to select firms for brokerage services regarding insurance benefits package for our employees.  This process included the development of a Request for Proposals with established specifications and criteria for selection.  There were 3 companies who submitted proposals – Cbiz, Caravus and Imming Insurance.  The members of the Board decided that Cbiz and Imming Insurance will be the 2 brokers that will be presented to the Health Insurance Committee.  A motion to approve 2 Brokers (Imming Insuranc and Cbiz) to present to the Insurance committee was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

With all other current matters, and the complexity of this process, we will not be prepared to award a Food Service contract by June.  We have submitted our Invitation for Bids to the ISBE Food and Nutrition Division for their review and approval.  After that step we can actually advertise for bids, take all other actions, wait the necessary post award term, and approve in July. 

 

A motion set a hearing to amend the Budget for June 16th at 7:15PM was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

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

 

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

 

In addition to our roofing project this summer, there are several other facility matters that need to be addressed.  One of the higher priorities is the security of our building and specifically the outdoor spaces, parking lots, etc.  Although we have an excellent surveillance of the interior areas of the building, our surveillance of the exterior could be greatly enhanced.  Mr. Meyer received a proposal from CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. that would replace the six remaining PTZ cameras with fifteen new infrared stationary bullet cameras.  The total cost of the cameras, power supplies, cabling, raceway, and labor would be $10,132.  A motion to approve summer security project (update) by CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. for $10,132 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

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

 

A motion to appoint Mrs. Karrie Kujawa as Student Council Advisor was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Ms. Katie Czerwonka as part-time science instructor was made by Mike Strieker, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Keith Patterson as head boys soccer coach was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve overload assignment for Lisa Wiegmann in technology department was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Brian Short as Zero Period instructor was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve advertising for Athletic Director was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to reappoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for FY 15 was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

142 Juniors took the PSAE on April 23rd & 24th. Ami Shanafelt, Laura Walker, Kristen Davis, Emily Howell, Kevin Crask and Rachel Faust were the testing room supervisors. Students took 5 tests on Day 1 of testing for the ACT: English, Math, Reading, Science, & Writing. On Day 2, students took 4 tests for the PSAE: Science, Applied Math, Reading for Information, & Locating Information. ACT test results should be back near the beginning of June and the PSAE results will be back this summer.

 

The NHS Induction ceremony was held at Central on Tuesday, April 29th.  Twenty-six new members were sworn in as Central High School National Honor Society members.  Thanks to Allison Dierkes (Class of 2007) for delivering a great speech to the attendees.  Thanks to Trisha Lohman, Jr./Sr. Counselor for coordinating the event.

 

English students in Honors English III and Communications participated in the annual Read Across America Dr. Seuss event on April 29.   Eighty-seven students traveled to elementary schools in Aviston, Albers, All Saints, Bartelso, Beckemeyer, Breese, Damiansville, Germantown, and St. Rose to read to students in grades pre-k through 4th.  These high school students planned a variety of activities to complement the reading of the books; they did crafts, played games, and, most importantly, shared their love for reading.   The grade schools enjoyed the activity, and it is a great learning and teaching tool for the Central students to participate in.  The students were chaperoned by Ami Shanafelt and Erin Pettus.

 

Classroom Recognition Certificates were presented to several students on Friday, May 2nd at 10:00 A.M. by Mr. Meyer, Mr. Jones, & Ms. Lohman.  Thanks to the faculty and staff for submitting the student nominees.  All the departments had students to recognize. 

 

Prom was held on Saturday, May 3rd at Central.  Thanks to Erin Pettus for making this year’s prom a success.  Congratulations to the members of the prom court and our new Queen, Ciara Lohman and King, Dalton Newkirk.  There were many faculty members who served as valets and supervisors at the dance.  As always, our Cougar parents came through with an excellent post prom event as well!  Over 250 students signed up to attend prom. 

 

On Sunday, May 18th, Central’s Band and Choir members performed at their annual spring concert.  This year’s participants entertained parents and others attending with great music and vocals!  Mr. Chrostoski recognized graduating senior members and their parents.  Thanks to Band Director, Eric Chrostoski for his leadership as a first year band director.   

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:27 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Mary Lou Voss to discuss personnel and athletics. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 The board entered into regular session at 10:07 PM on a motion by Kris Rickhoff, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:08 PM on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker 

Board President                                  Board Secretary