Central Community High School District #71
7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL 62230
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, October 17, 2011 7:30 PM
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
6.0 Old Business
6.1 Summer 2011 Project Update
Approve Application for Payment #5
6.2 Discussion of Architect Selection
7.0 New Business
7.1 Review School Report Card and IIRC Information
7.2 Authorize Specifications and Letting of Bids for Driver
7.3 Approve resignation of Individual Aide
8.0 Principal’s Report
9.0 Executive Session
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on October 17, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom.
Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter and Rick Taphorn presided. Tina Winkeler was absent. Visitors included Kelly Ross, Angie Kohlbrecher, Todd Jones and Art Hayhurst.
The agenda was amended and approved on a motion by Mike Nettemeier, second by Rick Taphorn. Roll call vote: Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, 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, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Rick Taphorn. Abstain – Tim Richter. Nay – None
The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Tim Richter, second by Mike Strieker. Roll call vote: Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn. Nay – None
Mr. Meyer presented Melinda’s report of outstanding fees. The number of students still owing is a little high for this time of year. The number of seniors still owing is also a little high as well as the amount still due. Melinda sent out the first bills. We have 14 students whose fees are over $300. Mr. Meyer will be contacting these parents before Christmas to see if a payment plan could help out.
Yearbooks were distributed to the Board Members. This is the 2nd year for the all-color yearbook.
We have always allowed the Clinton County Basketball league to house their 11 week league at our school gyms. They have 2 games each week. We have the policy to allow outside groups to use our facility. However, since they play on Sundays, we have to have somebody here not already scheduled which means we have to pay overtime on Sundays. Mr. Meyer asked the league to pay $1000 for the full 11 weeks. The league sponsor did not have a problem paying that amount.
Since we have not met AYP the past few years, we are now a “Choice” school. Since this is our 3rd year of being a “choice” school, we have to fulfill some additional requirements including a “choice” letter, contacting continuous districts about accepting our students and offering supplemental educational services. We have to offer tutoring or additional help for the students. These outside tutoring services have to be approved providers. We have to set aside 20% for this service.
Mr. Meyer reviewed with the BOE the upcoming issues for the veto session of the legislative process this fall. One item is the transportation funding. Our Government plans to keep the cut in transportation. The governor also plans to force local governments to pay for the local regional superintendents and their personnel. The last issue was regarding the pension reform act. The reformed pension would include a tiered system with TRS. It will allow people to stay in current system and pay more, allow people to contribute at a lower level or allow employees to go out on their own.
Mr. Anthony Antonellis completed a Loss Control Service report for our facility. He reviews our building annually. Mr. Antonellis was very complimentary of our facility. There were 5 minor issues that he noted.
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) – Senate Bill 7 is up for the veto session. It’s calling for a RIF for teachers based on evaluation not on seniority. The ratings on the evaluations will have to change. We will have to have a joint committee to change the evaluations. And then we will have to categorize our teachers based on groupings and evaluations.
The Summer 2011 Project has been completed. All punch list items have been completed. Warranties are still being collected. The BOE decided to wait until next month to approve the final payment to Littiken Construction.
Mr. Art Hayhurst and Mr. Todd Jones from FGM Architects presented their company to the BOE. They have over 75 employees. FGM began in Mt. Vernon in 1945 and moved in to Belleville and up north. Education is the major core of the company. Mr. Meyer will gather more information on the process of obtaining an architect and present that information to the BOE next month.
A motion to approve the Report Card released by the Illinois State Board of Education was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Mike Strieker. Roll call vote: Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn. Nay – None
A motion to authorize Mr. Meyer to prepare specs and solicit bids for a new drivers’ education vehicle was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Tim Richter. Roll call vote: Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn. Nay – None
A motion to approve Mr. Zach Moore's resignation as individual aide was made by Tim Richter, second by Dave Wellen. Roll call vote: Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn. Nay – None
Mr. Jones was not in attendance due to an IPA conference conflict. Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed the principal report.
The board adjourned at 9:00 PM. on a motion by Mike Strieker, second by Rick Taphorn. Roll call vote: Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tim Richter, Rick Taphorn. Nay – None
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