Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, October 19, 2015  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 15 Project Update / Approve Application for Payment #3

6.2     Employ Dance Team Coach  

6.3     Building Committee Update

 

7.0        New Business

7.1     Resignation of Teacher Aide

7.2     Employ Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach  

 

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, 2015 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker and Kris Rickhoff presided.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Lynn Garrett.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

We have released information to the Association regarding the classification of teachers in categories by their endorsement areas and their grouping by evaluation.  These documents could be very important should we have reductions in force or eliminations of positions at Central.  The Joint Committee was responsible for constructing these lists and all members were in agreement on their validity.  It is the responsibility of the Association to distribute that information in the manner they see fit.

                                   

On October 30th we have a full Institute Day for our teachers and the School Improvement Team has planned a day of work for teachers.  We will receive some training on topics including identifying the signs of depression, suicidal tendencies, and mental illness in students from a speaker at KSED.  We have Trooper Tammy Welborn coming from the Illinois State Police to speak on signs of substance and alcohol abuse.  We will also have some time for our teachers to work in subject area groups on pertinent topics to their area of content. 

 

On October 9th the faculty heard information from Mr. Mark Greenberg on engaged learning and instructional strategies that involve students and teachers as facilitators.  We also had a brief training on the new AESOP substitute procurement system.  We have contracted with that software system to make automated phone messages to subs for arranged and early morning call in services.  We are hopeful the system will manage substitute obtainment and upload with Skyward to record leave efficiently. 

 

There are still updates developing with the Qmlativ such as biweekly upgrades and a very extensive help center.  The main focus so far this year has been on refinement, implementation of the disciplinary program, and automated notifications to parents.  We have been getting a lot of positive comments about the notifications including release of schedules, midterms, grades, report cards, lunch accounts, and outstanding fees.  Soon to come are notifications on attendance and disciplinary consequences.            

 

We have recently received word that Central has qualified for an E-rate Award for use in our technology program.  If you recall, we have not applied for these funds for several years.  However, more federal dollars and a completely new application process made us eligible for more funding.  We informed you last spring that Mrs. Lisa Wiegmann has pursued this grant funding and obtained over $21,000 for Category I funds and we recently heard that we will also obtain the Category II funds of around $22,000.  This was a lot of effort and work for Mrs. Wiegmann and it is a huge boost to Technology Fund and a potential offset in some costs for other areas.

Mr. Meyer gave an update on the Summer 2015 Electrical and Lighting project.   Although most of the steps in the process of completion have mostly been finalized, we have only received an Application for Payment #3 for $37,895.10.  We are still awaiting one lien waiver from a sub and their final application for payment.  A motion to approve payment #3 to Lowry Electric for $37,895.10 was made by Winkeler, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

After over two months of advertising for a new Dance Team Coach, we have had no success in getting any applicants.  As we discussed previously, regardless of the limited involvement we had last year, any program must have a coach or sponsor.  We will close the advertisement and not have a functioning Dance Team this year.

 

The Building Committee will come back next month with their recommendations as the meeting had to be moved to a future date.    

 

A motion to approve resignation of Ms. Carrie Tingley was made by Rickhoff, second by Richter.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

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

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones was absent due to an IPA meeting. 

 

The board entered into executive session at 8:25 PM on a motion by Voss, second by Richter to discuss incident at football game regarding player/parent and personnel/coach.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board entered into open meeting at 8:57 PM on a motion by Richter, second by Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 8:58 PM on a motion by Voss; second by Richter Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Tim Richter, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary