Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

SPECIAL MEETING

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

6:30 PM

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0       Roll Call

 

3.0              Topic of Discussion

3.1              Review Purpose of the Meeting

3.2              Presentations of Personnel on Building/Facility Areas of Need

3.3              Questions/Answers and Discussion

 

4.0       Executive Session

 

5.0       Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The special board meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on November 14, 2016 at 6:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Mike Strieker(6:33), Kris Rickhoff (6:33) and Tim Richter presided.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross, Lisa Wiegmann, Britni Hogg, Neil Hamon, Todd Jones, Joe Lampe and Eric Chrostoski.

 

Mr. Meyer started the meeting stating the purpose of the meeting was for the different groups to present to the Board of Education their ideas for enhancing Central Community High School.  Mr. Meyer spoke about the need to replace the HVAC units on the new wing.   

 

Mr. Neil Hamon then presented his future ideas for the outside facilities.  Those included the football field, baseball fields (both Varsity and JV), softball fields (both Varsity and JV) and the referee/storage building next to the baseball field. 

 

Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann and Mrs. Britni Hogg presented their ideas regarding a new Technology/Media Resource facility.  Their ideas included many new, updated technology features, different functional rooms and private rooms and presentation areas.

 

Lastly, Mr. Eric Chrostoski presented his need for a new music room.  This would include space not only to house his band, but to hold his instructional classes as well as a proper space for chorus.  The room would also include the correct acoustic materials to controls sound and various “practice rooms” and a library room.  Also, he would like a large storage room to house the instruments securely.    

 

Todd Jones gave some input on all four future ideas and stated that it would be in the best interest of the school to go about these ideas separately.  He will move forward and draft up a rough estimate for each idea.

 

The board adjourned at 9:01 on a motion by Rickhoff; second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

 

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker               

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, November 21, 2016  7:00 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

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 Summer 2016 Lockset Project /

Approve Application for Payment #4

3.2              Authorize Options and Proposals on Summer 2017 Projects

3.3              Discuss 2018-19 Renovation and Building Addition

A.    Approve Contractual Agreement with Architect

B.     Schedule Special Board of Education Meeting

3.4              Approve Vehicle Trade and Purchase

 

4.0              New Business

4.1              Preliminary 2016 Tax Levy / Schedule Truth in Taxation Hearing

4.2              Consider Technology Policies to Board Policy Manual

4.3              Illinois Interactive Report Card Information

4.4              Approve Overnight Trip for Cheerleading Program

4.5              Employ Assistant Softball Coach

4.6              Accept Extra Duty Resignation

4.7              Approve Retirement Request(s)

   

5.0              Principal’s Report

 

6.0              Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on November 21, 2016 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier (7:16), Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker and Tim Richter presided.   Kris Rickhoff was absent.  Visitors included Ami Shanafelt, Angela Zurliene and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on the continuous effort to collect outstanding fees.

 

On Friday, October 28th we held a Teacher’s Institute here at Central focused on the One-to-One Initiative with a series of panel presentations from area high schools.  Representatives from Freeburg High School, Mascoutah High School, and Nashville High School all spoke to our staff on their recent transition to a One-to-One Chromebook system.  Our teachers learned a great deal and were reassured by our current skill level and training.  The Technology Team also picked up a lot of information in building our Chromebook Handbook.  We are finalizing this material for your review and approval at the January meeting. 

 

Every other year, the Illinois School Code and Health Life Safety requirements mandate an inspection of all bleachers by a licensed and certified engineer.  We have utilized Langhorst Construction, Inc. from Arnold, Missouri.  They reviewed all indoor and outdoor bleachers along with basketball goals and found mostly minor issues.  There are a few notable exceptions and Mr. Meyer authorized the completion of work on several items in the West Gymnasium. 

 

Over the past year members of the Career and Technical Education programs have been working on their segment of the Curriculum Study Cycle.  Next month, they will be here to present their recommendations to the Board for approval.  The CTE programs have been given the charge to come up with a plan for their curricular adoption over the course of two years.  This means that they will be presenting the results of their study but materials and courses will actually be put in place for the next two school years.  The CTE program is unique in that they have truly separate entities within their scope (i.e. Family and Consumer Science, Business Education, Agriculture, and Industrial Education).  Several have fairly extensive recommendations for revisions in their programs to present in December.

 

After some discussion and review by the Administration and the Special Education staff, we have made a decision to adjust the program to fit the needs of a growing segment of our student enrollment.  The SPED staff is building a curriculum for a Functional Skills type program.  Although our overall Special Education population is stable, if not declining, we do have a segment of students who have more severe cognitive disabilities and are unable to succeed in regular classes even with co-taught or supported services.  These students need more instructional time in which practical curriculum is taught in a more conducive environment.  This is going to require some restructuring of curriculum, scheduling, and staff.  Mrs. Nicole Weh has expressed interest in teaching this class. 

 

Mr. Meyer reminded the BOE that the  City of Breese was planning the addition of a new Tax Increment Financing District.  On November 4th he attended the Joint Review Board meeting to discuss that matter.  The proposal is a Redevelopment Project Area on a 6.8 acre tract on the corner of South 4th Street and Germantown Road.  On behalf of the Board of Education, Mr. Meyer expressed concerns regarding several factors and a discussion developed on the continued use of TIF programs and the detrimental effects to taxing bodies. 

 

We received a check for our portion of the Bond County School Facility tax.  Since we are only a small area in Bond County, the check was also small.  Mr. Meyer spoke very briefly on a discussion that was held some time ago on the possibility of a school facility tax in Clinton County. 

 

We have received all of the final paperwork on the Summer 2016 Locksets Project from Unterbrink Construction.  The original contract sum was for $74,200 and we ended up below the contingency amount by almost $2,300.  Todd Jones of FGM Architects has provided all necessary information.  Overall, this was a very successful project making for a much safer and efficient lock and key system.  We have also received all warranty information.  This payment will close all three phases of the projects from last summer.  A motion to approve application of payment #4 to Unterbrink Construction for $9640.29 was made by Voss, second by Richter.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

There are several minor “projects” that the Building Committee discussed for attention next summer.  There are also a few general maintenance type items.  Mr. Meyer asked for authorization to seek proposals (none are necessary for bidding) and pursuing for next summer for these small maintenance items.   They include a refinish/repaint of the West Gymnasium floor, new stage lighting, floor coverings in a few rooms, water fountains in the Commons Area, and a new dust collector in the woodshop.  A motion to authorize Mr. Meyer to seek proposals on projects (refinish gym floors, stage lighting, floor coverings, water fountains and a dust collector in the woodshop) was made by Voss, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Following the Special Board of Education meeting held on Monday, November 14th, it is important to continue discussions regarding upcoming renovations and additions to our facilities.  The Board heard about the needs of our students for the future and some extensive ideas from staff members as to how we can meet those with updated and/or new facilities.  Our next steps are to have our architects build potential plans/estimates and to get information on how we will fund the potential projects.  A motion to approve a contract with FGM Architects for preliminary cost estimates was made by Richter, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

It is also important to point out that each step we take will have deeper commitments and expense for us. The BOE decided it was time to seek out financial advice for the future “major” project(s).  A  motion to set a special board meeting on December 7th at 6:30 to hear options from a bonding agent was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve bid for a new Traverse from Jansen Chevrolet for $10091 was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed a preliminary tax levy for review with the BOE.  (The 2016 Tax Levy is for funding to be collected in 2017.) He presented several options for this year’s levy that will take into consideration our financial situation and long-term financial needs.  Although at a smaller rate than in previous years, our estimated assessed valuation continues to grow.  As in the past, we will need to set an amount and request more than we will ever actually be extended.  Unfortunately this gives people the impression that what we will request is seen as a large actual increase in extension,… while what we will receive is not the same level.  A levy is simply a request that we make at an inflated level to ensure we access the revenue available according to the eventual assessment of property.  We still must maintain a goal to establish a levy request that garners our total revenue potential and, with little information on which to base this, it must be sufficient.  Mr. Meyer reminded the BOE that a poor decision could mean a scenario that sets a request for funds too low and leaves potential dollars inaccessible.  A decision to adopt a sufficient levy is crucial for a district such as Central because of our reliance on local revenue and almost total decline in General State Aid from the State of Illinois.  Without any sign that GSA will grow for us and actually be disbursed at the foundation level, we will consider to grow in our dependence upon local tax revenues.  A motion to approve the preliminary 2016 Tax Levy at a 7.9% increase and set a Truth in Taxation Hearing on Monday, December 19th at 6:45PM was made by Strieker, second by Winkeler.   Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve an overnight stay for Coach Jacob and the Cheerleaders on Jan. 13-14 in Chicago for a competition was made by Voss, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None.

 

A motion to employ Ms. Morgan Keck as an assistant softball coach was made by Richter, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None.

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Ms. Taylor Kampwerth as an assistant girls soccer coach was made by Strieker, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None.

 

A motion to approve the letter of retirement from Lisa Wiegmann, technology coordinator was made by Voss, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None.

 

A motion to approve the letter of retirement from Kevin Meyer, Superintendent was made by Strieker, second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None.

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones commended all of the fall sports and their post-season play.

 

On November 2nd, Neil Hamon coordinated the fall athletic banquet at the Albers American Legion.  Thanks to Neil for another great banquet.

 

Mr. Eric Chrostoski, our band director, took the band to all of the area feeder schools to showcase our band talent on Monday, November 7th and Monday, November 14th. 

 

The basketball seasons have started in full swing.  The girls program is participating in the O’Fallon Tournament currently and the boys program will be starting the Effingham Tournament on Tuesday, November 22nd.  Good Luck to both programs.

 

The board adjourned at 9:01 PM on a motion by Voss; second by Meier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                        Mike Strieker                  

Board President                                  Board Secretary