Central Community High School District #71
7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL 62230
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, October 16, 2017 7:00 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 Update on 2018-19 Renovations and Building Additions /
Schedule Special Board of Education Meeting
6.2 Employment of Building Principal
7.0 New Business
7.1 Approve Submittal of Health Life Safety Amendment for HVAC
Systems and Football Facility Bleacher System
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 16, 2017 at 7:00PM in the boardroom.
Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse and Jeff Kampwerth. Tim Richter was absent. Visitors included Kelly Ross and Greg Kruse.
The agenda was approved on a motion by Voss, second by Kruse. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed, amended and approved on a motion by Kampwerth second by Meier. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None
The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Voss, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None
Mr. Meyer reviewed some correspondence and information with the BOE. He also reviewed some corrections to the student fee report.
We have released updated official information to the Association regarding the classification of teachers in categories by their endorsement areas and their grouping by evaluation. There have been some minor changes since the lists you saw last month. Incoming teachers can use previous evaluations to establish their grouping ratings. 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.
During the afternoon of the 11:30 Dismissal on Friday, October 6th, many of our teachers visited other colleagues in different schools. This was a part of the “Teachers Observing Teachers” activity that we had planned for last January that was cancelled due to weather. The School Improvement Team placed it back in our plan for this year as a method for our teachers to get new ideas, pick up instructional techniques, and learn new methods that others may be doing well. Others shared their expertise with us and our teachers also did the same. Educational efforts can be made better by sharing with others. Many of our teachers commented on how valuable these opportunities can be for our students. We did have several subject areas who stayed here as groups to discuss various matters and work on the Curriculum Study Cycle for their particular areas. These people also expressed how valuable the time was for these purposes.
On October 27th we have a full Institute Day scheduled for our teachers. The School Improvement Team has reserved a day of work for teachers on technology related matters with emphasis on developing individualized website spaces. Since our focus is largely on Google Classroom and Google Sites, the Technology Team coordinated this event and will provide some training time and then periods for our teachers to work on websites in respective subject areas. 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. We will all see changes and modernization to our website and efforts to communicate with parents as a result of this training.
As the final segment of last summer’s “project package”, we have had the final installation of the sound system in the West Gym and the Commons Area. For those of you who have been here for some of the Volleyball games, you will note that we are still “tweaking” some minor items with the system. Most of those issues have to do with system coordination, wireless use, sound quality, utilization of best speakers for specific events, etc. The sound in the Commons Area is much more straightforward and is outstanding.
At this time, Todd Jones and his team at FGM Architects are working to design and flesh out drawings and specifications for the renovations and building additions. Their immediate focus is on the outdoor renovations and the HVAC systems. They are in process of procuring the services of a civil engineer for survey and elevations. They are also fact gathering and working on designs to the additions. We have been working with them in a lot of conversation about those spaces as well. The specifications for the HVAC systems are pretty straightforward and the outdoor renovations are going to require some civil engineer work and layouts on the grounds prior to exact design. However, Todd will have some things for the Board to review at our Special Meeting coming next month. Since these are the parts of the project that need to go to bid earliest, their focus is on these phases of the project at this time. We also need to move forward with the funding part of the process and schedule a special meeting to adopt a Resolution on the Sale of Debt Certificates. We need to do that on Monday, November 6th so that enough time is allowed prior to passage of a Resolution of intent to issue Funding Bonds (November 20th) but not too much as to incur larger amounts of interest expense. A motion to schedule a special meeting on Monday, November 6th to adopt Resolution on the Sale of Debt Certificates was made by Kruse, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None
As part of the funding process for the 2018-19 Renovations, we need to take action to approve a submittal of a Health Life Safety Amendment on the HVAC systems of the original building and weight facility in addition to the Football Facility bleacher system. It is not the intention to utilize HLS Bonds for anything other than the HVAC systems, but we need to be prepared for other options. The Board needs to be aware that HLS funds can only be utilized to replace existing systems or structures. Todd Jones of FGM Architects are working to prepare this amendment but requires our action to make final steps and submit. A motion to approve the submittal of a Health Life Safety Amendment on the HVAC systems of the original building and weight facility in addition to the football bleacher system was made by Voss, second by Kampwerth. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None
Mr. Jones is out of town at an IPA event.
The board entered into executive session to discuss Special Ed placements, Zurliene transportation letter, student disciplinary issue and employment of a new principal on a motion by Kruse, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None Motion carried at 7:53 PM
The board entered back into open session at 9:22PM on a motion by Kampwerth, second by Meier. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None
The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kruse; second by Kampwerth at 9:23PM. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Dennis Meier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None
Mike Nettemeier Tim Richter
Board President Board Secretary