Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, November 21, 2011  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 2011 Project Conclusion

     Approve Application for Payment #5

6.2              Architectural Firm Information

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Preliminary 2011 Tax Levy / Truth in Taxation Hearing

7.2              Building Committee Meeting/Information

7.3              Approve Purchase of Commons Area Presentation System

7.4              Approve Recognition of Joint Committee on Evaluation and

     Reduction in Force Guidelines

7.5              Illinois Interactive Report Card Information

7.6              Employment of Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

7.7              Approve Retirement 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 21, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter and Rick Taphorn presided.  Mike Strieker was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Katie Florczyk and Cindy Spencer.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer reported that the Regional Superintendents are now being paid.  They are being paid out of the local Corporate Personal Property taxes.  This will take care of this year.  We will wait to see how the next fiscal year will be handled.  Invitations were sent out for the annual reception of the “Silver Cougars” scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th at 10:30 A.M.  We will hold a light luncheon in the Board Room.  All members of the Board of Education are invited to join us.  The “cost of admission” is one canned food item for the Food Drive. On Friday, October 28th we had a very successful Teacher’s Institute here at Central with a series of meetings among our faculty members.  Mr. Rueter did a lot of work preparing that whole day.  Mrs. Florczyk also stepped in to talk about the common core standards. 

 

We have received the report submitted by the Regional Office of Education from their Compliance Visit completed on October 4, 2011.  Mr. Guthrie reviewed a large compliance probe with over fifty question areas regarding mandatory requirements ranging from curricular and policy areas to personnel file requirements.  We only had 2 issues in our personal files.  We had 2 teachers that did not have official transcripts.  That was corrected.

 

There are new banners are up in the gym.  They are more consistent with colors and size.

 

PAWS has agreed to do some concrete work for us at the JV baseball field.  We will buy the concrete and PAWS will donate the labor.

 

Mr. Meyer reported to the BOE the accident with school van.  The van was traveling back from the Harisburg Super-sectional volleyball game and hit a deer.  It was estimated $3000 damage.  The van is currently being repaired my Michelson’s Auto Body.

 

Mr. Jones and Mrs. Florczyk presented some information on the Common Core Standards and their implementation.  There were 6 different sessions that teachers attended to educate themselves about this new process.  The creation came from a group of business and technical workplace leaders, college administrators and classroom teachers.  Illinois is one of 45 states adopting these new standards.  Now there is more focus on college and career skills.  They plan to change the assessments to a national test.  That will happen in 2014.  College and career skill include getting them prepared for college and or skills used to become successful.

 

Mrs. Cindy Spencer shared information regarding our library system.  It is an annual condition of the Per Capita Library Grant program that Mrs. Spencer presents this material to the Board of Education.  The evaluation reported that due to funding, there are some things that we don’t excel on.  However, we do continue to increase our circulation and library loans.   

 

All punch list items and paperwork are complete regarding the Summer 2011 Ticket Booth and Restroom Facility.  A motion to approve final payment to Litteken Construction for the summer 2011 project for $17239.70 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None  A meter will need to be installed for a parking lot light near the dumpsters.  This meter will allow us to shut off the light whenever we want.

 

Mr. Meyer voiced his opinion and suggestion regarding an architect at Central.  The combination of that experience, their stature as a firm, the services they provide, and the competitive rates that they offer are all excellent reasons to continue our relationship.  Most importantly, they have employed Mr. Todd Jones who has been a stalwart of service to us over the past fifteen years.  His employment at FGM Architects and the services of Mr. Art Hayhurst are factors of great value and consideration.  FGM is a firm with a lot of experience and many schools in this area use them.  Their rates are identical to what we have had before with Mevert.  A motion to continue a positive working relationship with FGM Architects was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier

 

Mr. Meyer and Becky Boeschen have been working on the Tax Levy.  We always want to get the most money available to us.  Mrs. Mensing did not have any EAV figures for us when we called her.  In 2006 we had an 8.3 increase in EAV and EAV continues to decline.  Three options were presented to the Board.  A motion to set a Truth in Taxation hearing for December 19th at 7:15 PM with a preliminary levy increase of 6.97% was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – Dave Wellen

 

The first Building Committee meeting for this fiscal year was set for Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30.     

 

We are considering the purchase of a new presentation system for the Commons Area.  We feel that this could be used for a multitude of purposes in the main location for many events at Central.  The system would be complete with a dual projection unit and large automatic screens (both 13 X 9.5 feet) on each side of the stage.  It would be integrated with our sound system and could serve as a presentation tool for many events (conferences, orientations, community education, concerts, musical, etc.) as well as school day activities. We are in good shape in the technology fund and also have some funds from the REAP grant.  Schiller will be installing the system.  They installed one of these at Alton Middle School.   Mr. Meyer and Mrs. Wiegmann went to look at the system.  Schiller’s estimate for the whole system and setup is $24000.  The Committee to Support Central has agreed to donate $5000.  A motion to approve purchase of a new presentation system for the commons for $24000 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The new Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) regulations require the implementation of a Joint Committee involving association representatives and administration members.  Mrs. Voss has expressed her willingness to serve on the committee.  A motion to establish a joint committee for PERA and recognize Mrs. Voss as the representing board member was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed briefly the results of the Interactive Illinois Report Card (IIRC).    

 

A motion to employ Mr. Francisco Basurto as Assistant Girls Soccer Coach for 2012 season was made by Tim Richter, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept Mr. Jerry Mondt's retirement letter with a departure date of January 14, 2012 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Dave Wellen, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None Mr. Meyer also spoke to the BOE about changing the hours/schedule of this position to Sunday through Thursday. 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones thanked the BOE for allowing him to attend the IPA State Convention in Peoria on October 16-18.

 

Our volleyball team recently place 3rd in state in Class 2A, with Central being the only public high school in the state class 2A tournament.  Congratulations to the volleyball team and their 33-9 record.

 

Also congratulations to our football team who made it to the 2nd playoff game this year.  Their season was very successful with a 9-2 record. 

 

Central’s first Open House was held on Tuesday, October 25th.  Attendance was up from last October from 52% to 56% of our total parent population who picked up the report cards. 

 

Our HOSA organization sponsored a Blood Drive at Central on Thursday, October 27th.  They collected 86 units this year. 

 

On October 29th, our marching band participated in the Centralia Halloween parade and placed 2nd overall in band performance. 

 

 

The board adjourned at 9:30 PM. on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mary Lou Voss                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary