Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, November 16, 2009  7:30 PM

 

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            Gymnasium Floor Project Update

(Approve Payment Application #6)

6.2            Building Committee Report

6.3            Approve Purchase of Passenger Van

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Preliminary 2009 Tax Levy / Approve Truth in Taxation Hearing

7.2            Accept Resignation of Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

7.3            Approve Retirement Request

7.4            Approve Activities Manager Position

 

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 November 17, 2009 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler and Tim Richter presided.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Rhonda Siegfried, Emily Howell and Cindy Spencer.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the various communication items including the current outstanding textbook and activity fees.  A thank you letter was sent to the Detmer Memorial foundation for a donation as well as Central’s FFA organization for the purchase and planting of trees around the soccer field.  Mr. Meyer sent out a letter in regards to the possibility of inclement weather and the process of cancelling school.  Central will be host to a H1N1 vaccine clinic on November 24th. 

 

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones will be conducting teacher and staff evaluations over the next couple of months.  All evaluations will be completed by February.         

 

The Annual Silver Cougar reception will be held in the Boardroom on Thursday, December 10th.  This reception is for all retired board members, administrators, teachers and staff members.  The cost of admission is one canned food item for the Food Drive.     

 

The Regional Office of Education and the State Fire Marshall’s office visited our facility and reviewed all Health /Life Safety items.  Only one citation was noted to install emergency lighting on the stage.  Other recommendations were of the “suggested” variety and will be reviewed for their priority of importance. 

 

The Vocational Department has been meeting to discuss their curriculum and purchase of new textbooks and materials.  They will be at the December Board Meeting to present their recommendations.      

 

A new student group has started at Central.  It is called the Cougar Service Organization.  The goal is to provide opportunities to CCHS students to perform good deeds and acts of contributions to those less fortunate in the community.  A hand full of teachers originated the idea, however, more teachers have came forward to participate in the group.  There were over 70 students at the first meeting.   

 

Mrs. Cindy Spencer gave a brief presentation on our Library and the media services we offer.  Mrs. Spencer does an excellent job with our library and works very hard to “get everything we can”.   

 

Mr. Meyer spoke about the completion of the new gym floor.  All P.E. classes used the floor on Monday, the 16th.  Coach Eagleson also held basketball practice on it on Monday.  There are still some minor tasks that need to be completed, which include cleaning, touch-up painting and figuring how to get our bleacher back in against the walls.  The bleachers will not retract to original position.  A decision will be made on the correction of this issue this week.  There is still a long list of items in question as far as payment.  Those will be discussed at a later date. 

 

The Building Committee met on November 2nd to discuss the possible upcoming projects for next summer.  The Ten Year Life Safety Survey was reviewed.  Most of the list is complete.  The committee discussed possible options for next summer including interior and exterior doors, floor coverings, locksets and stage lighting.  The committee will meet again on December 1st.

 

We received 5 bids for the purchase of a new school van.  Breese Motors came in with the lowest bid at $13,574 and meeting all specs.   A motion to approve the purchase of a van for $13,574 from Breese Motors was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer presented his recommendation for the 2009 Tax Levy.  Mr. Meyer and Becky Boeschen put together a worksheet that gave 3 options for possible tax levy requests.  Mr. Meyer stressed to the board that he does not want to risk leaving “any money on the table” and felt comfortable with a 11.94 Levy increase.  He also handed out to the Board and reviewed some Levy information that would possibly help the public understand the Levy process.  To date, the county offices have not given us any information regarding EAV’s.  So our estimate of EAV is purely a guess.  A motion to approve a tentative 11.94% Tax Levy and set a Truth in Taxation hearing for December 21 at 7:15 PM was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – Dave Wellen

 

Mr. Meyer also discussed another matter regarding tax payments.  The local newspapers have wrote articles on the possible petition for a 4-payment property tax system.  Mr. Meyer voiced his concern with this and also informed the Board that a County Board member did stop by to briefly discuss it with him. 

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Ms. Jackie Koerkenmeier as Assistant Girls Soccer Coach was made by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve a retirement request of Ms. Vickie Voytas effective at the end of 2012-13 school year was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer discussed with the Board the possibility of creating a new position - an Activities Manager position.  This position would be a part-time non-certified position and would have responsibilities of an Athletic Director without the student supervision.  This position would work 30 hours a week year round.  The hourly rate for this position would be $22.00/hour.  The base salary for this position would be based on a 30-hour week.  Mr. Meyer briefly went over the job description of this new position.  A motion to authorize Mr. Meyer to create the Activities Manager position as a part-time, non-certified, 30 hours per week position was made by Mike Strieker, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – Mike Nettemeier.

      

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones thanks the Board again for allowing him to act as IPA president and attend the IPA State Convention last month.  The convention had 750 principals in attendance.

 

Senior night for the football players, cheerleaders, golfers, soccer players and cross-country was held on Friday, October 23rd.  Thanks to Al Warnecke and Kurt Peters for their assistance with this recognition.

 

This year’s first Open House was held on October 27th.  Attendance was up from last October from 47% to 50% of our total parent population.  The remaining grade sheets were mailed home the following day by Chris Shumard.

 

Congrats to the Marching Cougars for earning two 1st place trophies at the Centralia Halloween Parade.  Also, the Pep Band were selected to play at the State Volleyball Tournament this year.  Ms. Voytas received many “thank you” from the public for their performance.

 

The board adjourned at 9:24 PM. on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary