Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, October 15, 2018 7:00 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     18-19 Renovations and Building Additions

A.    HVAC Project - Approve Application for Payment #5 (Hock Inc.)

B.     Outdoor Renovations - Approve Application for Payment #5 (Litteken Construction)

C.     Building Additions – Approve Application for Payment #4 (Millenium Construction)

6.2    Authorize Opening of the Position of Superintendent

 

7.0        New Business

7.1     Discuss Enrollment Projection Information

7.2     Establish Building Committee Meeting and Schedule

 

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 15, 2018 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter and Dennis Meier.  Jeff Kampwerth was absent.  Visitors included Denalia and Nalia Dust, Kelly Ross, Amber Kuhn and Gina Benhoff.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved on a motion by Kennedy, second by Voss.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

The financial report was reviewed and accepted on a motion by Richter, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

Dr. Foutch recognized Denalia Dust for her outstanding leadership.  She is the Drum Major for our band and a go-to person for the section leaders of the band.  Mr. Chrostoski stated that she is the best student he has had.  Denalia plans to attend Brigham Young University - Hawaii to study English and Spanish. 

 

Mr. Meyer updated the BOE with the current outstanding student fees, provided by Melinda.  He also provided a copy of the Quarterly Message that is  was made by being sent out on the website at the end of the grading period.  Mr. Meyer released updated official information to the Association regarding the classification of teachers in categories by their endorsement areas and their grouping by evaluation. 

 

The HVAC Project has been completed and all paperwork, mechanical documents, pay schedules, and warranty information has been submitted. We have a one-year warranty on all equipment and service agreements for the system.  The substantial completion stage has been reached and Hock Mechanical has submitted their final Application for Payment.  A motion to approve payment #5 to Hock Inc for $82,112.13 was made by Kruse, second by Voss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Outdoor Renovations have also been continuing with development on all areas and a wrap up of some.  The Baseball grandstands, Softball dugouts/grandstand, and JV Baseball dugouts will likely be completed over the next few weeks.  The practice field is growing and the JV Baseball field has been seeded.  Those final stages have been reached and others will likely be tied together and buttoned up over the next few weeks if weather cooperates.  A motion to approve payment #5 to Litteken Construction for $141,908.29 was made by Richter, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The Building Additions also continue to move forward.  The decking / roofing on both the Band/Music Addition and the Media Center is moving forward, the application of sealant on block walls has been completed, and the water line work is expected for next week.  The brick veneer work will be starting this week and will be one of the longest stages of the project (over thirty days) with good weather.  We continue to receive submittals and respond to other questions about interior and exterior items of the project as progress and planning moves forward as well.  We also continue to hold monthly progress meetings.  A motion to approve payment #4 to Millenium Construction for $248,040.00 was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.   Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Mr. Meyer has started to work with Comm Squad, Lisa Wiegmann, Britni Hogg and Eric Chrostoski to start the discussion about technology and furnishing for the building additions.

 

Mr. Meyer shared with the Board of Education some enrollment projection figures put together based upon information from the elementary districts and other sources.  Two years ago, Mr. Meyer completed an enrollment projection and it resulted in a fairly accurate understanding of our growth.  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.

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Foutch and a couple of teachers attended a SAT/PSAT Data Analysis workshop on October 12th.  The workshop was beneficial to all who attended and guided our teacher are what to focus on in the classroom to better prepare our students for the SAT. 

 

Dr. Foutch discussed more in depth the breakout sessions that will be included at the Teacher Institute on October 26th.  Many teachers have volunteered to take on a session and spread their knowledge of the subject presented.

 

Staff members Gina Benhoff (and all special education teachers) and Ami Shanafelt were recognized by Dr. Foutch for their recent work.  The Special Education department is implementing the iReady Reading and Math ASsessment System. The department is looking forward to improvement in their ability to adjust classroom instruction to better meet the needs of our students.  Ami Shanafelt was recognized for her leadership in the English Department.  She is a professional educator who always places the needs of students at the forefront of her decision-making.  She is a voice for positive change on the School Improvement Team. 

 

Dr. Foutch informed the BOE of the Athletic Achievements happening this month. The Boys Golf team won the first Cahokia Conference Championship in school history.  The Girls Golf team had two girls qualify for the Sectional Championships.  And the Boys Soccer team beat Mater Dei in the Regionals.

 

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by Meier to discuss a PAWS issue with the dugouts, a student related matter and the Superintendent employment.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:24PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Richter, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:58PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy; second by Richter at 8:59PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Dennis Meier, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                     

Board President                                  Board Secretary