Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, September 19, 2011  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              FY 11 Audit Presentation (J.W. Boyle and Company)

6.2              Approve  FY 12 Budget

6.3              Summer 11 Project Update / Approve Application for Payment #4

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Application for Recognition of Schools

7.2              Discussion on Selection of New Architect

7.3              Accept Resignation of Interpretive Teacher Aide

7.4              Employ Interpretive Teacher Aide

7.5              Approve Maternity Request

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Budget hearing was held on September 19, 2011 at 7:15PM in the boardroom.

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, and Rick Taphorn presided.  Tim Richter was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross.

 

The board adjourned at 7:30 PM. on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on September 19, 2011 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, and Rick Taphorn presided.  Tim Richter was absent.  Visitors included Kelly Ross and Dale Holtmann. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

Mr. Meyer commented on the PSAE letters sent to the parents.  He also distributed student enrollments from all area school districts. Each board member received a copy of the student handbook.

 

Melinda is starting to send out the Junior outstanding bills this week.  With the office staff utilizing the computer systems at schedule pick up, the whole process was quicker and more efficient.

 

Mr. Meyer also commented and presented the letter that was on the website with regards to parent/teacher communication. This is something that is done annually to remind the parent and teacher that communication is key to the student’s progress here at Central.   

 

A copy of the Crisis Management plan was distributed to each board member.  The annual meeting to review the Crisis Management plan was held last week.  Many “code” drills have been and will be occurring in the very near future. 

 

Mr. Meyer reviewed with the BOE the current calculations of the General State Aid Entitlement.  With our greater ability to pay through local resources, our GSA payments have again decreased.  He compared the current numbers versus the figures from eight years ago. 

 

We have received formal verification that we will be receiving the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education again this year.  Our award amount has increased this year to $32,909.oo.  This year since we are a “school choice” school, we have to spend 20% of those funds on school improvement activities. The rest will come out of technology.

 

Mr. Dale Holtmann of J.W. Boyle and Company presented the FY 11 Audit Report.  Mr. Holtmann briefly summarized the findings of the audit for the information of the Board and reviewed any findings and recommendations for necessary changes to financial adjustments and/or procedures. One note Dale mentioned was the under-funding of the IMRF account.  We are not the only school/facility that have under-funded the IMRF account. 

 

Mrs. Boeschen reviewed the FY12 Budget during the hearing.  With a tight squeeze again this year on spending, we are budgeting to have a surplus of $4,848 at the end of the fiscal year.  Not all of the funds are in surplus.  There are a few funds that have deficit spending.  However the total spending of all funds results in a balanced budget.  A motion to accept the FY12 Budget was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

The Summer 2011 Project has been completed.  We have had many compliments from people at football games, and the PAWS organization is happier with water and sewer.  A photo opportunity will happen in the future. Mr. Meyer and Todd Jones will do a final walk through this week.  A motion to approve payment #4 to Littiken Construction for $57,051.45 was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Mike Nettemeier.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to file the Application for Recognition of Schools with the ISBE for 2011-12 was made by Mike Nettemeier, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

Meyer discussed with the BOE the options we have to select a new architect.  Our architect is no longer in operation.  Many schools will free lance architects however, since we are committed to annual projects and have consistent annual work, we would not be able to have a free lance architect.  We hired FGM as interim architect.  It doesn’t necessarily mean we need to use them in the future but Todd Jones will be staying with FGM.  FGM’s rates and fees are almost identical to Mevert’s rates. Mr. Meyer will ask Todd and FGM to speak to the BOE next month at the meeting to present to us what their firm can offer us.

 

A motion to accept the resignation of Mrs. Tina Tebbe as ESL aide was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Nettemeier. Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None   

 

A motion to employ Francisco Basurto as new ESL aide pending all necessary requirements was made by Rick Taphorn, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave of Mrs. Kali Carroll from delivery date to January 3, 2012 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reviewed the PSAE scores and the results of the “WE” and “ME” days.  The current seniors did earn a “WE” day this year with their improved scores.      

 

Mr. Jones will be starting the teacher evaluation process.  He will be conducting 29 evaluations, with 18 non-tenured teachers and 11 tenured teachers. 

 

 

The board adjourned at 8:55 PM. on a motion by Rick Taphorn, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye –Mary Lou Voss, Dave Wellen, Mike Strieker, Mike Nettemeier, Tina Winkeler, Rick Taphorn.  Nay – None

 

           

 

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Board President                                  Board Secretary