Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 16, 2016  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              Update on Summer 2016 Project

6.2              Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Renewal Update

6.3              Approve Naming of Baseball Facility to “Allen Warnecke Field”

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Schedule Hearing to Amend FY16 Budget

7.2              Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

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

7.4              Approve Duplicating and Printing Equipment Lease Renewal

7.5              Accept Resignation of Teacher

7.6              Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Assignment

7.7              Employ Spanish / Social Studies Instructor

7.8              Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

7.9              Appoint Treasurer for FY17

7.10          Approve 2 Overnight Stays for Brian Short

7.11          Approve Certified Personnel Collective Bargaining agreement for 2016-2019

 

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, 2016 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter and Kris Rickhoff presided.   Visitors included Kelly Ross, Eric Chrostoski, Brian Short (8:05), Carol and Allen Hueslmann.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer gave a brief report on the outstanding textbook and activity fees for the meeting.  There are still many parents of those other than senior students who have not rectified outstanding textbook and activity bills.  We have 7 seniors who have outstanding fees yet, with 2 of them amounting to $1300.00.  We are hoping that the late payment fee policy is encouraging payments and will result in less carryover debt from year-to-year.

 

There have been many awards and achievement nights happening at Central lately.  The Clinton County Academic Excellence Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 27th.  There were thirteen students from Central recognized with their parents at the event.  This was the 18th Annual celebration of our four schools.  Mater Dei High School served as host this year and Mr. Douglas Litteken, was the speaker.  On Thursday, May 5th we hosted our Academic Achievement Awards program.  It was a great success with many special guests in attendance to present scholarships at the function.  Forty-seven separate individual students were rewarded in various ways for four years of excellent work.  We had several special awards and scholarships this year.  We distributed the annual Classroom Achievement Awards on Friday, May 6th to deserving students who have performed well in each of our courses this past year.  This is a long-standing tradition here at Central.  Mr. Jones and Ms. Lohman assisted in distributing certificates at an assembly of the deserving students and Mrs. Varel coordinated all of the certificates from teachers.  Congratulations to all of the recipients of these awards. 

 

The C.C.H.S. School Improvement Team is completing our work for this year.  We will be meeting again this summer to refine strategies and prepare plans for staff development.  We are implementing new materials in Health/Driver Education/Physical Education, Fine Arts/Foreign Language, and Guidance/Careers and beginning the two-year study of the Career and Technical curriculum.  As usual, we accomplished a great deal but remain focused on new goals to make our school better next 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).  They now steward eight scholarships and hold over $110,000 in fiduciary accounts with us.

 

We have confirmed the allocation of funds from the Perkins and the Career and Technical Education grants with the C.T.E. program for next year.  (They are approximately the same as last year.)  However, without a budget in the State of Illinois, those funds will not be dispersed until that matter is resolved.  If you recall, we have for several years offset some of those funds to pay for tutorial services.  The Response to Intervention Program continues to be effective here at Central. 

 

Mr. Meyer spoke about the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago this year and if anyone was interested.  The dates of the conference are November 17-20.  It was decided to make a decision on attending in the upcoming months. 

 

Mr. Meyer gave a brief update on the Summer 2016 Project.  The work will be completed with limited interruptions to summer activities and working hours.  There might be some flexibility necessary on the part of our coaching staff in open gyms and other activities.  We also discussed the deployment of keys over the summer and making a transition with personnel who are here during the next few months.  Both projects will be unaffected by weather and both have expressed that almost all materials are already in hand.  These and other factors should mean few interruptions to work and a timely project.  Mr. Todd Jones and the staff at FGM Architects will be managing the project and will be here at least once weekly to review progress and work as it is completed.  Although we are trying not to expend a great deal of funding because of other impending “projects” there will be several other building matters for the summer, some outdoor issues will probably focus on parking lot (oil and chip, blocks, etc.) and landscape of the front marquee.  The general maintenance topics that always persist will also be addressed such as painting of various areas, reseal of floors, landscape, etc. 

 

A Full Membership Meeting of the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was held on Tuesday, May 10th.  This will be our eleventh year of membership in the cooperative.  (If you recall, we approved a one-year renewal for 2016-17 with P.S.I.C. back in December.)  Overall, the premium amounts for Property and Casualty coverage and the Workers Compensation program are relatively flat.  Unfortunately, we are still having to expend for two large claims (one in each program) in the Loss Fund contribution area.  This is the nature of cooperative insurance.  The property and casualty renewal is a flat renewal.  We still have an impending contribution we have to make to the loss fund.  We have an increase of a 9% in the loss fund, because of the roof claim.  The Work Comp had a 2% increase in the renewal rate.

 

At last month’s meeting, we agreed to place the topic on the agenda regarding the dedication of the baseball facility as Allen Warnecke Field.  Mr. Brian Short spoke to the BOE about some specific details about the memorial idea.  A motion to approve the naming of the baseball facility to "Allen Warnecke Field" was made by Strieker, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion schedule hearing to amend the FY16 Budget for June 20th at 7:15PM was made by Winkeler, second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

A motion to adopt the prevailing wage ordinance was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve payment of the IASB annual dues was made by Rickhoff, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

In June, our lease agreement with DaCom Corporation is expiring.  Mr. Meyer talked about the specific proposal Mr. Shanafelt proposed.  That included adding a 3rd copier to the building and being able to keep the copier in the superintendent’s office at no cost and under the maintenance agreement for only $90 additional per month.  A motion to approve duplicating and printing equipment lease renewal with Da-Com was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Mrs. Cassandra Spindler as Title I teacher was made by Rickhoff, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Assistant Soccer coach, Zach Huels was made by Voss, second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Heather Manibusan as Spanish/Social Studies instructor pending all necessary requirements was made by Rickhoff, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Mr. Brian Short as "zero period" physical education instructor was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as treasurer for FY17 was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve 2 overnight stays for football was made by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

On April 19th, Central held its induction of our members for the National Honor Society.  Twenty-four new members were sworn in as Central High School National Honor Society members!  Thanks to Kati (Scheer) Grapperhaus (Class of 2009) for delivering a great speech to the attendees! 

 

On Monday, April 25th, representatives from the Carlyle Corps of Engineers presented their Water Safety Course to all physical education classes at Central throughout the day.  This is the fourth year the Corps has scheduled presentations at Central.  Water safety awareness is critical to our students with Carlyle Lake 15 minutes away and so many of our families spend time on the lake.

 

Prom was held on Saturday, May 7th 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, Carlie Heimann and King, Ryan Kuper.  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 15th, Central’s Band performed before a large audience at 1:00 P.M.  Several seniors and their parents were recognized during the performance.  Congratulations to Conductor, Eric Chrostoski and his Student Teacher, Eric Dalaviras.  The Central Band and chorus entertained the audience with excellent numbers!  Congratulations on a job well done!!

 

On Wednesday, May 18th, Central’s Scholar Athlete, Logan Kohrmann will be recognized at Busch Stadium and recognized in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  Logan and members of his family will be joined at the game by Mr. Shubert and Mr. Jones. 

 

A motion to enter into executive session to discuss the visitor’s request, student placement, contract negotiations and personnel was made by Richter, second by Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None Motion carried at 9:03PM. 

 

The BOE entered into open session at 9:54PM on a motion made by Voss, second by Strieker.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the certified personnel collective bargaining agreement for 2016-2019 was made by Richter, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:55 PM on a motion by Richter; second by Winkeler Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                   Mike Strieker                  

Board President                                  Board Secretary