Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, October 19, 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     Gym Floor Project Update / Approve Application for Payment #5

 

7.0        New Business

7.1     Building Committee Meeting

7.2     Authorize Specifications and Letting of Bids for School Van

7.3     Approve Interagency Agreement on Medicaid Outreach

7.4     Review School Report Card and IIRC Information

7.5     Accept Employee Resignation

7.6     Employ ESL/Title I Teacher Aide

 

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 October 19, 2009 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Rick Taphorn, Mike Strieker and Tim Richter presided.  Mike Nettemeier arrived at 7:32 PM.  Tina Winkeler was absent.  Visitors included Todd Jones (Mevert) and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:       

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the various communication items including the current outstanding textbook and activity fees.  He also commented on a letter sent to Mrs. Shanafelt and Mrs. Florczyk commending them for their Young Authors program recently coordinated at Breese District #12 Elementary.  J.W. Boyle and Company will be completing the FY10 audit this year as stated in their two-year agreement with us.  The amount for the service will be the same as this year, $7,140. 

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed the General State Aid entitlement for the past 6 years.  Our GSA payments have dropped by $240,000 over the last 6 years.  This results from our increase in ability to pay through our Property Tax levy.         

 

The Illinois School Board Association will be having their Semi-Annual Conference and Dinner Meeting at Carlinville High School on Thursday, October 29th.  Due to the many activities that will be going on around that time, Mr. Meyer preferred not to attend this meeting.     

 

The PAWS Organization has planned a Chicken and Beverage Dance/Auction on Saturday, March 20th.  That evening PAWS will be auctioning pieces of the old gym floor that night, as well as other things. 

 

Graduation is set for this year for May 27th at 7:00 PM, which is a new time.  Please make note of this date and time change on your calendars.      

 

Mr. Todd Jones discussed in detail the gym floor project.  He informed the Board of all the minor issues that have came up over the last few weeks.  The concrete drying process took longer than expected, however the moisture test passed the day they started laying the floor.  The existing floor under the bleachers did not match up to the new floor because of the inconsistency in the levelness.  An additional 52 hours of work was needed to correct that.  Poettker is asking for an additional $3948.50 for the extra hours.  The Board entered into closed session at 8:00 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker to discuss the gym floor project.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Board entered into open session at 8:20 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve payment #5 to Poettker Construction for $5,625.00 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Building Committee will meet on November 2nd at 6:30 PM to discuss next year’s projects.

 

Traditionally we trade in a van every 2 years.  Our Ford van is due to be traded in this year.  It has ~42,000 miles on it.  A motion to authorize Mr. Meyer to advertise specifications and seek bids was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the Interagency Agreement with Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer briefly discussed with the board a new website that is available.  This website, which was created by Northern Illinois University, houses Report Card information for every school district in Illinois.  It allows anyone to compare and contrast against their own school district.  Mr. Meyer compared our school with the surrounding districts.  The results were that we were visibly comparable in each section. 

 

Mrs. Mary Wade, our ESL aide, has accepted another position.  A motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Mary Wade, our ESL aide was made by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Immediately upon notice of Mrs. Wade resignation, we began our search for the next ESL Aide.  Mr. Meyer and Mr. Jones recommend Mrs. Rhonda Siegfried for this position.  Mrs. Siegfried has a background in Spanish and has her paraprofessional certificate.  Also, Mr. Meyer stated that her salary will be paid with Federal Title I funds.  A motion to employ Mrs. Rhonda Siegfried as ESL Aide 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.  Nay – None

        

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

In Mr. Jones’ absence, Mr. Meyer briefly went over the Principal’s report.  Homecoming week was very successful as well as the Homecoming Dance.  There were 475 students in attendance for the dance.  All were well behaved.  Ms. Bequette did a great job once again with the Homecoming activities.  Thanks to the staff for volunteering their time to supervise the dance.  And congratulations to King Billy Sullivan and Queen Allye Wuest.

 

The freshmen and sophomore class will be taking the Explore and Plan ACT test on Wednesday, October 21st. 

 

Dates to remember included Tuesday, October 27 which is Open House and Wednesday, November 4, the Fall Athletic Banquet.

 

The Board entered into closed session at 8:49 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tim Richter to discuss personnel.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Board entered into open session at 9:40 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:41 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Rick Taphorn.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Rick Taphorn, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

Mary Lou Voss                      Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary