Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, November 15, 2010  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            Summer 2010 Project Update

6.2            Building Committee Report (Authorize Preparation of

Specifications and Bid Process)

 

7.0            New Business

7.1            Preliminary 2010 Tax Levy / Truth in Taxation Hearing

7.2            Illinois Interactive Report Card Information

7.3            Employment of Head Boys/Girls Soccer Coach

7.4            Employment of Assistant Boys/Girls Soccer Coach

7.5            Approve Retirement Request

7.6            Approve Maternity Leave Request

 

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 15, 2010 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn and Tim Richter presided.  Mary Lou Voss was absent.  Visitors included Cindy Spencer, Al Warnecke, Todd Jones, Tina Tebbe and Kelly Ross.  Special visitors included DeAnn Brauer, Rob Clasquin, Carol Clasquin, Claire Ann Ksycki, Brian Albers, Tricia Albers, Raul Guardian, Darlene Menietti, Breann Taylor, Alex Garcia, Brayan Mejia, Nathan Zeisset, Mason Kuper, Brandon Clasquin, Brendan Menietti, Kellen Lake, Judy Albers, Greg Kuper and Dana Lake.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Brian Albers spoke to the BOE regarding his recent coaching position.  Other visitors, including athletes, also spoke to the BOE regarding the soccer program.                

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the communication and correspondence items, including the most recent outstanding student bills.  Mr. Jones and Mr. Meyer will be conducting evaluations in the upcoming months.  Mr. Meyer will handle the office and maintenance staff.  Mr. Jones will conduct the teacher evaluations.  The “Silver Cougar” reception is set for December 15th at 10:30 AM.  All Board members are welcome to join the retirees.  On October 29th, our teachers held their own Teacher’s Institute at Central.  The School Improvement Team thought that we should encourage instructional lessons that reinforce concepts across our curricular areas.  Mrs. Karrie Kujawa and Mr. Ken Schonhoff coordinated this event.  Teachers were also given time to revise and update curricular maps.  Mrs. Cindy Spencer spoke to the BOE about the recent happenings in our library.  She reviewed information regarding the Per Capital Grant and the recent Book Fair.  The amount that we should be receiving for the Per Capita Grand this year should be around the same amount we received last year - $400. 

 

All punch list items for the 2010 Summer project have been completed.  Mr. Todd Jones and Mr. Meyer have been conversing with Unterbrink about reaching a resolution on the additional expenses incurred with the kitchen doors and fire alarm system.  Central has offered to pay for $1520.75.  We are still waiting to hear back from Unterbrink if they will accept our offer.  There is still $4650 in retainage remaining to be paid.

 

The Building Committee met for the second time on November 9th to discuss the Summer 2011 project(s).  The direction decided was the outside restroom facilities.  This project will be a joint venture with PAWS.  They have committed $80000 of their funds to this project.  Todd’s rough estimate of the project is $160k.  A motion to authorize Mr. Todd Jones  to prepare specifications and the letting of bids on the Summer 2011 project was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None 

 

Mr. Meyer discussed the proposed 2010 Tax Levy rates with the BOE.  The 2010 Tax Levy will be collected in 2011, but is based on 2009.  Mr. Meyer reminded the BOE that we never want to “leave money on the table”.  Mrs. Linda Mensing projected a 2.64% increase in EAV’s.  However, this figure has been incorrect in prior years.  To make sure we get all we can get, Mr. Meyer suggested the BOE take action on “Levy B”, which would be a 10.5% increase in EAV and an 8.31% in tax levy rate.  A motion to set a Truth in Taxation Hearing for December 20th at 7:15 PM for a tentative tax levy increase of 8.31% was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – Dave Wellen

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed with the BOE the IIRC (Illinois Interactive Report Card).  This report gives very detailed comparisons of like districts in regards to PSAE scores and other testing.    

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Coach Jason Rust as Head Soccer Coach for boys and girls was mad by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to terminate immediately Coach Brian Albers as Assistant Soccer Coach for boys and girls was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept Mr. Dirk Garrett’s resignation effective at the conclusion of 2013-14 school year was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Mrs. Nicole Weh was made by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn. 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones commented on the success of our Volleyball team this weekend at the state tournament.  He congratulated the coaches and the players for their outstanding 2nd half of their season and post-season play.     

 

Mr. Jones also reminded the BOE of the upcoming tournaments for both Boys and Girls Basketball.  The Girls will play in Pana this weekend.  The Boys will play in Effingham on November 22nd.

 

The board entered into closed session at 9:03 PM on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler to discuss personnel, potential litigation on Public action and disciplinary matters.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open session at 9:59 PM on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 10:00 PM. on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn, Tina Winkeler.  Nay – None

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker           

Board President                                  Board Secretary