Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, October 17, 2016  7:00 PM

 

AGENDA

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

1.0              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 16 Project Update / Approve Application for Payment #2

6.2     Building Committee Update / Schedule Special Board of Education

      Meeting

 

7.0        New Business

7.1     Enrollment Projection Information

7.2     Employ Teacher Aide for Special Education

7.3     Resignation of 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 17, 2016 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier (7:15), Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff (7:10) and Tim Richter presided.   Visitors included Rachel Faust.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mr. Meyer briefly reviewed the outstanding textbook and activity fee accounts.  We continue to send reminders by monthly notifications and hope to collect much of this e have in operation. We still have 184 students who still owe. 

 

Mrs. Britni Hogg and Mrs. Rachel Faust have been selected for one of the twenty-one “Read for Information” grant awards from the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) and the Library Book Selection Service (LBSS) Endowment Fund.  They are receiving $1,500 and are going to collaborate on a project called “Research Your Bucket List” where students will select an item on their bucket list and research how to achieve it.  Non-fiction materials will be purchased for completion of the activities.  They will then submit these stories to ISLMA.  Congratulations to these ladies on a collaborative project and for working with students in this manner.During the afternoon of the 11:30 Dismissal on Friday, October 7th, several of our teachers shared their expertise with other members of our staff regarding the usage of Google Drive, (i.e. Documents, Sheets), and Google Classroom.  We have some staff members who are utilizing these systems to accomplish great things with students.  Mrs. Mandy Ringwald coordinated the activities and Mrs. Katie Florczyk, Mrs. Gina Benhoff, Mrs. Kristen Hogg, Mrs. Julianne Jacob, and Mrs. Megan Porterfield were also facilitators of sessions.  This was an activity designed to enhance skills for One-to-One Chromebook instruction next year.  The day was a great success! 

 

During the afternoon of the 11:30 Dismissal on Friday, October 7th, several of our teachers shared their expertise with other members of our staff regarding the usage of Google Drive, (i.e. Documents, Sheets), and Google Classroom.  We have some staff members who are utilizing these systems to accomplish great things with students.  Mrs. Mandy Ringwald coordinated the activities and Mrs. Katie Florczyk, Mrs. Gina Benhoff, Mrs. Kristen Hogg, Mrs. Julianne Jacob, and Mrs. Megan Porterfield were also facilitators of sessions.  This was an activity designed to enhance skills for One-to-One Chromebook instruction next year.  On October 28th we have a full Institute Day for our teachers, and the School Improvement Team has reserved a day of work for teachers.  Since our focus is largely on One-to-One transition this year, the Technology Team has also coordinated this event.  During the morning, we have representatives coming from three area schools to speak with us about their transition to a One-to-One Chromebook environment over the past few years.  They include Mascoutah High School, Nashville High School, and Freeburg High School.  All will be sharing some of their successes and some of their failures in order to assist us in our transition.  We will also have time in the afternoon for our teachers to work in subject area groups on pertinent topics to their area of content.

 

The Technology Team continues to move forward with the One-to-One Chromebook Initiative.  As we have been working on some of our technology training, we have also been developing our procedures and policies for this program.  The Technology Team is meeting at least once per month to consider plans from other school districts in order to assist us in developing a One-to-One Chromebook Handbook to describe the policies we will have in place next year.  Our intent is to share that plan with you by our January BOE meeting and begin an education process for our students, staff, and community this spring. Mr. Meyer updated the BOE on the Qmlativ Finance system transition.  Mrs. Boeschen has been holding weekly conference calls with the people at Skyward and we have had a “strict” timeline of activities.  At this time, we are basically running a parallel system and eventually will make a complete changeover to the new Q Finance program.  This will conclude with a shutdown and total migration to the new program during the January 13-17 period. 

 

We are getting close to completing and closing the Summer 2016 Projects and making final payments.  We have not received necessary documentation or payment application to close the Lockset portion of the work this summer from Unterbrink Construction.  We are also waiting on lien waiver documents to close out.  We had a change order to replace classroom locksets in the 2005 addition to make all of our classrooms have “intruder style” mechanisms.  We will have approximately $9,600 outstanding on this part of the project. A motion to approve Payment #2 to Comm Squad Inc. for $30728.50 was made by Voss, second by Winkeler.    Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

An extensive discussion was held regarding the information discussed at the Building Committee meeting held on Thursday, October 6th.  Mr. Meyer informed the BOE of the upcoming projects and upcoming projects that would be on our HLS Ten-Year Study discussed at that meeting.  The goal was to keep these projects to a relatively small and manageable size. The major focus of the  meeting was on the long range plans of projects that address the needs of Central and to advance our facilities into the distant future.  Discussions were held concerning a list of “needs” and priorities for our students and facilities.  We discussed the unique opportunity we have over the next few years to fill these needs and the financial opportunity that exists for our community to do some things without raising taxes.  In order to discuss further, a special board meeting was set for November 14th at 6:30PM.  This motion was made by Rickhoff, second by Meier.     Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer shared with the Board of Education some enrollment projection figures based upon information from the elementary districts and other sources.   Obviously, the farther ahead we review, less accurate projections can be expected.  Plans for future financial, staff employment, and facility decisions could depend largely on enrollment changes.

 

A motion to employ Ms. Angela Zurliene as teacher aide in the Special Education department was made by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Gina Benhoff as Assistant Softball Coach was made by Richter, second by Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None.

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

There was no principal’s report to discuss.

 

The board adjourned at 9:13 PM on a motion by Richter; second by Voss.Roll call vote:  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Dennis Meier, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker               

Board President                                  Board Secretary