Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00 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

2.1              Financial Report

2.2              Payment of Bills

2.3              Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

2.4              Communications / Correspondence

2.5              Information

 

3.0              Old Business

3.1              Update on 2018 Outdoor Renovations and HVAC Projects

3.2              A.  Award Contract on 2018-19 Building Additions

B.  Award Contract on Alternate(s) to Outdoor Renovations

3.3              Authorize Summer 2018 Facility Projects

3.4              Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Renewal Update

 

 

4.0              New Business

4.1              Technology Report / Approve 18-19 Plans and Purchases

4.2              Schedule Hearing to Amend FY18 Budget

4.3              Approve Payment of Illinois Association of School Board Dues

4.4              Adopt Prevailing Wage Ordinance

4.5              Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Position (Asst. Boys Basketball)

4.6              Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Position (Asst. Boys Soccer)

4.7              Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

4.8              Appoint Treasurer for FY19

 

 

5.0              Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

 

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on May 21, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier.  Visitors included Todd Jones, Dustin Foutch, Mark Rehkemper, Kim Luitjohan, Amanda Ringwald, Lisa Wiegmann and Kelly Ross.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved on a motion by Kennedy, second by Voss.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

Mr. Meyer reported that we collected all of the textbook and activity fees from graduating Seniors. There are still many parents of those other than senior students who have not rectified outstanding textbook and activity bills.  We are hoping that the late payment fee policy is encouraging payments and will result in less carryover debt from year-to-year.

 

On Wednesday, May 9th we hosted our 12th Annual Academic Achievement Awards program.  It was a great success with many special guests in attendance to present scholarships at the function.  Fifty-nine separate individual students were rewarded in various ways for four years of excellent work.  We had several special awards and scholarships this year.  We calculated that the scholarships accepted by our Seniors reached an unbelievable value of over $1.56 million in award earnings. 

 

We have established most of the vacation periods for our summer employees.  We require the maintenance and custodial crew to vary their vacations so that no more than one person is off at a time.  We will have regular office hours in the summer except for the standard 2:00 P.M. closing time on Fridays.

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on the preparations and work that will begin to take place very quickly on the HVAC Project and the Outdoor Renovations at our facility.  Both projects have a clear (but complicated) construction schedule that was discussed at recent meetings with contractors.  Todd Jones of FGM Architects will serve as Construction Manager and be our eyes and     ears with the contractors.  We will also have Joe Lampe and Neil Hamon very much involved in the developments of both projects.  We will all begin to see a great deal of action over the next two weeks at the school.

 

Todd Jones reviewed a summary of all the all bids submitted for the 18-19 Building Additions.   Todd Jones reported that all bids were lower than the estimate but were all very close monetarily.   A motion to approve Millennium Contracting for the building additions for the amount of $1,795,000 was made by Kruse, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None 

 

Mr. Meyer then reported that there are remaining funds available to use for alternates proposed for the outdoor renovations.  He went through a summary of amounts related to the projects with the BOE.  A motion to award alternates #2, #3 and #4 to Litteken Construction was made by Kampwerth, second by Richter.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

Early this year, the Building Committee studied the needs of our facility and prepared a long range plan regarding our facility.  A huge part of the plans were the projects we are currently pursuing.  However, there were other related and unrelated items which demand attention.  Some are part of the Ten-Year Health Life Safety study and require attention.  Other portions are items that need to be completed as support to the renovations and additions.  We have also sought the support of the PAWS Organization in joint venture with us on several items.  A motion to authorize Mr. Meyer to move forward with the projects discussed as part of the Ten-Year Health Life Safety study including a sound system, play clocks, and indoor painting was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A Full Membership Meeting of the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was held on May 22nd.  Mr. Meyer will receive renewal information and rates for 2018-19 after May 22nd.  This will be our thirteenth year of membership in the cooperative.  Each year, we approve a one-year renewal with P.S.I.C. in December and then receive final rates in May. 

 

Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann, Mrs. Mandy Ringwald, and Mrs. Becky Boeschen from our Technology staff presented a  report on our efforts this past year and discuss the direction of programs for the summer and into next year.  This annual visit from this team is a summary of the “State of Technology” in our district and a review of upcoming plans in order to keep the Board informed.  Technology is a major commitment of the district, and the system through which our organization operates.  They reviewed the results of the first year in a One-to-One Chromebook platform and other technology related things that they will be addressing over the next year.  They informed the BOE of  some long range planning and discussed goals for the future.  A motion to approve the plans and purchases of the technology department was made by Kennedy, second by Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The obvious huge financial transactions of the past year regarding the projects alone bring the need for amendment to our current budget.   A motion to set 2017-18 Budget amendment hearing for June 18th at 6:45PM was made by Kruse, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the Illinois Association of School Board annual membership was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to adopt the annual Prevailing Wage Ordinance was made by Kampwerth, second by Meier.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the resignation of Kurt Peters as assistant boys basketball coach and seek applicants for the position was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the resignation of Christa Wessel as assistant boys soccer coach and seek applicants for the position was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Mr. Brian Short as the Zero Period P.E. instructor for 2018-19 was made by Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

A motion to appoint Mr. Art Kampwerth as Treasurer for 2018-19 with a stipend of $1800 was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

On May 1st, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake Project visited Central and talked to the students about Water Safety.  Their National Water Safety Team and The Corps Foundation has created a campaign "Life Jackets Worn Nobody Morns" to target young adults, and used this new campaign for high school presentations.   With Central students being in close proximity to Carlyle Lake, they want to make sure the students know the dangers and know how to keep themselves safe around the water.

 

On Tuesday evening, May 1st, Central’s Scholar Athlete, Carson Newkirk was recognized at Busch Stadium and recognized in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  Carson and members of her family were joined at the game by Mr. Rueter and Mr. Jones.  Congratulations to Carson and her parents, Kevin & Debbie Newkirk of Bartelso!!

 

Prom was held on Saturday, May 5th at Central.  Thanks to Sponsor, Ami Shanafelt for making this year’s prom a success!  Congratulations to the members of the prom court and our new Queen, Stella Yaunches and King, Logan Van Ness.  Mr. Jones also thanked the 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 300 students signed up to attend prom.  Thanks to the junior class representatives for decorating as they presented a very memorable prom for the juniors and seniors!!

 

The second semester exams are done for all students as of Monday, May 21st at 1:15.  Central used the three-day schedule again as we did in the first semester.  The purpose of the schedule is to build in some exam prep time and reduce the number of exams taken per day.  The seniors are under the old exam policy in their second semester.  One excused absence or an “A” average will grant an exemption from the exams in that particular class.  Any unexcused absences and exams are mandatory.

 

The Board entered into executive session on a motion made by Richter, second by Meier to discuss the Graduation ceremony, the Joint Conference attendance next year, legal issues with contractual transportation, personnel and a former student related matter involving technology.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 9:10PM.

 

The Board returned to regular session at 9:47PM on a motion by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Richter; second by Kennedy at 9:48PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Dennis Meier.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary