Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUDGET HEARING

 

Monday, September 16, 2013

7:15 PM

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

1.0       Call to Order

 

2.0              Roll Call

 

3.0              Recognition of Visitors/Public Comment

 

4.0       Presentation of Fiscal Year 13-14 Budget

4.1       Discussion

 

5.0       Adjournment

 

 

 

 

The FY14 Budget Hearing was held on September 16, 20132 at 7:15PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

Becky Boeschen reviewed the FY 14 Budget with the BOE.  We have projected a surplus of $147,346 at the end of the year for all funds.

 

 

 

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

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, September 16, 2013  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 13 Audit Presentation (J.W. Boyle and Company)

6.2              Approve FY 14 Budget

6.3              Summer 13 Project Update / Approve Application for Payment

6.4              Approve Purchase of New Multi-Purpose Vehicle

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Application for Recognition of Schools

7.2              Approve Maternity Leave Request

7.3              Approve Maternity Leave Request

 

 

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 September 16, 2013 at 7:30PM in the boardroom. 

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff, Tina Winkeler presided.  Tim Richter was absent. Visitors included Gina Benhoff, Marta Santiago, Dale Holtmann and Kelly Ross.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                  

 

Mr. Meyer reported briefly on the current outstanding fees.  We still have 213 students who still owe.  The letter that goes out with first statements for outstanding textbook and activity fees are being processed and mailed at this time.  Mr. Meyer also supplied a list of those staff members that will be evaluated by the Superintendent and the Principal during the 2013-14 school year.  The Joint Committee will begin meeting to develop a system to add student growth to evaluation and rating of teachers in 2014-15.  We need to update our software program(s) for more effective operation.  SDS has been our program for attendance and grades for many years.  It is getting very antiquated and obsolete in many respects.  Our new technology capabilities can provide us with the backbone of support.  We also can now find systems that might allow us to do so much more including budget and finance, parental contacts, grades-on-line, teacher query, and much more.  A committee consisting of Mr. Jones, Chris Shumard, Melinda Knapp, Becky Boeschen, Lisa Wiegmann, Mandy Ringwald, Karrie Kujawa and Trisha Lohman will gather information about the different programs and will bring a recommendation to the BOE by the January timeframe to implement a new system next spring and summer. 

 

Central made AYP this year, however a school must make AYP for two consecutive years to be removed from “Academic Early Warning” status.  So, we are still required to offer school choice.  As Title I Director, Mrs. Ami Shanafelt works to provide supplemental educational services to students who qualify and we have contacted contiguous school districts requesting the option.  We are also required to send a letter to all parents informing them of these circumstances.  A new revised letter will be sent to parents regarding this matter.  In a joint venture, people from the Committee to Support Central and the School Community Council have worked with our Student Council members to coordinate the completion of a Cougar Video.  Mr. Meyer showed the video at the end of the meeting.  It will continue to be revised and updated with new images over the year(s).  We conducted numerous code drills last week.  The Illinois School Code requires that we hold an annual review of our Crisis Management Plan and conduct safety drills with local law enforcement and emergency units.  We held the meeting of the Crisis Management Team on Wednesday, September 4th.  (Mrs. Voss serves as the Board of Education representative for this purpose.)  Mr. Mark Etter of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the meeting and provided some valuable input.  We completed a Code Red drill on Tuesday, the first of our fire drills on Wednesday, and a Code Yellow on Thursday afternoon.

 

Mr. Meyer reported on the exterior cracks in building.  A few months ago we discussed the emergence of some cracked veneer brick at the steel lintels above the doors on the east and west side of the East Gym.  In addition, we have some more minor cracks emerging at the south end of that structure as well.  After contacting Todd Jones at FGM Architects, he felt it necessary to have ASDG Structural Design Engineers to look at the situation.  Mr. Meyer discussed the recommendations from Mr. Lee Cooper at ASDG and shared them with Warnecke Building Restoration for their work in addressing them.  Both situations are going to require us to monitor them once addressed.  Todd Jones assured that it’s not uncommon on new additions to have those cracks.  Mr. Warnacke recommended what ASDG proposed.  Mr. Warnecke recommended seal the cracks as well as the whole new addition.

 

Mr. Meyer also briefly discussed the General State Entitlement calculations for the 2012-13 school year which is payable this year.  Although we have had consistent reductions in the entitlement over the years, we will be receiving prorated GSA this year compounded by the fact that our circumstances also showed a reduction in amounts.     

 

Mr. Dale Holtmann of J.W. Boyle and Company presented the FY 13 Audit Report.  Mr. Holtmann briefly summarized the findings of the audit and recommendations for necessary changes to financial adjustments and/or procedures to the BOE. 

 

The FY 14 Budget was presented last month and discussed at the Budget Hearing.  As usual, we have tried to estimate projected revenues (at low levels) and estimated expenditures (at high levels) for the upcoming year.  We have also included the potential for unexpected circumstances.  We are hopeful that our actual end-of-year numbers will produce a balanced budget and even a surplus of $147,346.  As has been the case for a few years, it is a difficult time to anticipate expenditure increases and an even more uncertain time for revenue shortfalls.  Once approved, we will post the FY 14 Budget to our website and file it with the Regional Office of Education as required by law.  The real key is using the budget to guide our actions throughout the upcoming year.  A motion to approve the FY14 Budget as presented was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Mr. Meyer reported that there was nothing new to report regarding the summer project.  We did receive the 150 chairs.  We are looking into purchasing a piece of equipment to help with the removal of scuff marks on the white terrazzo floor.  We are also looking to modify the stage door.  And we have to put up 220 plaques.

 

In July, the Board approved authorization for the solicitation of a proposal on a new multi-purpose vehicle to be used at the school.  Mr. Meyer received a price including trade-in of the current gator.  The new equipment will have more horsepower and capabilities to drag our diamonds since it is the most predominant use of it.  A motion to approve purchase of a new multi-purpose vehicle from Reichmann for $6750 was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to file the application for Recognition of Schools with the ISBE for 2013-14 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Kris Rickhoff. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Mrs. Kristin Rueter was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Kris Rickhoff. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve maternity leave for Mrs. Angie Kohlbrecher was made by Mike Strieker, second by Mary Lou Voss. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones reported on the PSAE results.  Central had another all-school PSAE assembly on Friday, September 6th  to recognize seniors and their efforts on the PSAE Exams taken last spring.  70 or 53% of the senior class earned a “ME” Day by meeting or exceeding state standards of learning on all three Work Keys PSAE exams in Reading, Mathematics, & Science.  NCLB required 92.5% of the entire class meeting or exceeding for Adequate Yearly Progress approval.  Central did exceed the state average of 54.8% in Reading by having 70.3% meet or exceed.  Central did exceed the state average of 49.4% in Science by having 61.7% meet or exceed.  Central juniors also exceeded the state average of 51.8% in math as well with a combined 66.4% meet or exceed.  Remember for the “WE” Day, students had to exceed the three state averages.  .

 

Mr. Jones commended Ms. Laura Walker and Ms. Stacey Boruff.  Both are working very well with students identified as an RtI Tier II student during their study hall.  Several students have made progress using the Auto Skills Program.  Both teachers communicate often with the students’ classroom teachers in Language Arts & math to help keep them on track.  They send periodic progress reports to the teachers and administration. 

 

A committee of seniors approached Mr. Jones regarding the organization of a student body “Pit Crew” designed to support the student/athletes at games throughout the year.  The groups’ goal is to cheer on the Cougars with organized cheers and work in conjunction with the cheerleaders at events.  Julianne Jacob is supervising the group.  As an incentive to attend events, Mr. Jones had the committee design a “Pit Crew” T-shirt the students could purchase for $20.00.  The proceeds would pay for the shirt with the remainder being applied to the admission of all charged sports events at Central so the student would be saving $26.00 if they attended all events through the Winter sports seasons. 

 

 The board adjourned at 8:50 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Tina Winkeler, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

           

 

Mike Nettemeier                     Mike Strieker          

Board President                                  Board Secretary