Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, October 21, 2013  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 13 Project Update / Approve Application for Payment

6.2     Approve 13-14 School Improvement Plan

 

7.0        New Business

7.1     Review 2013 School Report Card

7.2     Building Committee Report  

7.3     Authorize Preparation of Specifications and Seeking of Bids on

      Driver Education Vehicle

7.4     Accept Resignation of Extra Duty Position

7.5     Approve Resolution for use of Emergency Health Life Safety funds

 

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 21, 2013 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler presided.  Tim Richter was absent. Visitors included Karrie Kujawa, Cris Toennies, Ami Shanafelt, Trisha Lohman and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

Mr. Meyer reported briefly on the current outstanding fees.  We have sent the first round of bills and letters and anticipate collecting much of this during first semester. Last year we had 230 students with outstanding fees at this time.  This year we have 179 students with outstanding bills.  Of the 179 students, 46 of them are seniors. 

 

We have received the new Gator and it has already been put to use in our programs.  We will be making a rack for the back end to keep it safe for operations.  Everyone who has used it already has been pleased with its operation.

 

On October 25th we have a full Institute Day for our teachers.  The School Improvement Team has planned a day of work centered on the creation of webpages for each of our subject area departments.  We will have a presentation from the Technology program and the teachers will have time to develop informational materials to do this work. 

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE about possibly changing the venue of our annual Board and Administration Holiday Dinner.  Wednesday, January 9, 2013 would be a corresponding tentative date given a venue change.     

 

There is little to report on the 2013 Commons Area Project other than for us to approve the Application for Payment.  This allows for the retainage amount of $28,600 for the completion of the repair work by Missouri Terrazzo over the Christmas break.  We are still looking for a good way/product/piece of equipment to scrub/clean the floors.  A motion to approve Payment #5 for $19,482.70 to Calhoun Construction was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Several members of our School Improvement Team presented the 13-14 School Improvement Plan.  We have attempted to make a change over to the Rising Star system.  It has been more a difficult and not as user-friendly format as traditional methods.  Therefore, we have emerged with a combination of new methods and the standard component style presentation of the plan.  The group, consisting of Karrie Kujawa, Crissy Toennies, Ami Shanafelt and Trisha Lohman, summarized the work they did into a very condensed presentation of the study and planning they have completed for your review.  The state has asked them to use a different format, using Rising Star tool.  Everything will be in the “Rising Star”.  Areas the SIP is working on are “Continuous Improvements”, “Learning Environment”, “Educator Quality”, and “Teaching and Learning”. We are ahead of the game in “Remediation Services”.  This is an ongoing plan that the SIP will be building on. 

 

Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed the Report Card information from the Illinois State Board of Education.  The report card was very comparable to last year, with significant improvement in test results in language and math.

 

The Building Committee met on Tuesday, October 15th to consider recommendations for projects to be completed this upcoming year and long term planning for the facility.  The committee looked at available resources, the Ten-Year Life Safety survey, and other factors in order to determine the appropriate recommendations.  Possible recommendation included a new key/entry system, lighting, stationary cameras, floor coverings, dishwasher, drainage, electric panels, and football field bleacher/press box.  The committee will have information for the BOE at our November meeting.

 

A motion to authorize to prepare for specifications and seek bids for drivers education vehicle was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Kris Rickhoff. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resignation of Matt Cassady, head soccer coach was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mary Lou Voss. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve resolution to utilize emergency expenditure in health life safety was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Strieker. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

The board entered into executive session at 8:45 PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen to discuss personnel issues. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into regular session at 9:17 on a motion by Tina Winkeler, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

The board adjourned at 9:18 PM on a motion by Kris Rickhoff, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                     Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary