Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, September 15, 2014  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 14 Audit Presentation (Scheffel and Boyle Company)

6.2              Approve FY 15 Budget

6.3              Summer 14 Project Update

a.)    Approve Application for Payment

b.)    Approve Change Order #1

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Application for Recognition of Schools

7.2              Accept Resignation of Non-Certified Employee 

7.3              Employ Custodian

7.4              Employ Dance Team Coach

7.5              Employ Head Softball Coach

7.6              Employ Future Business Leaders of America Sponsor(s)

7.7              Employ Scholar Bowl Coach

7.8              Employ Volunteer Scholar Bowl Coach

 

8.0              Principal’s Report

 

9.0       Executive Session

 

10.0     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

A Budget Hearing for the FY15 Budget was held on September 15, 2014 at 7:15PM in the boardroom.

 

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

 

Becky Boeschen reviewed the proposed FY15 Budget with the BOE. 

 

The board adjourned the Budget Hearing at 7:33PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on September 15, 2014 at 7:34PM in the boardroom. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:                   

 

The letter that goes out with first statements for outstanding textbook and activity fees are being processed and mailed at this time.  We have taken in over $85k this year so far, but we still have $41k in outstanding fees.  We will also send a notice to those with bills of over $300 as a reminder of the credit/debit opportunity and our willingness to work with them on making payments.  Eventually, this process of notifications on outstanding fees will be automated with the management system

                       

A list of those staff members that will be evaluated by the Superintendent and the Principal during the 2014-15 school year for the meeting was reviewed.  The Joint Committee will begin meeting to develop a system to add student growth to evaluations of teachers in 2014-15.  We have several certified staff that have virtually no capability at student performance growth measurement and these are going to be added to the evaluation list of the Superintendent. 

 

The Athletic Department held an Open Forum for all Fans/Parents/Athletes regarding the new Athletics 2000 webpage and link on Wednesday, September 3rd.  Mr. Neil Hamon guided the nearly 80 people in attendance through the system explaining all of the information and advantages to the system to those in attendance.  He also explained the sign in process for receiving email notifications and twitter messages for updates.  We already have close to 150 people signed in for these notifications.  It is a great system for updating our school community of events.

 

We are in the process of unveiling the Family Access Portal component of the Qmlativ (Skyward) system.  (Qmlativ is the new name for the student management side of the Skyward program.)  This week we have established a small “test group” of parents to get feedback on aspects of the system and next week we will roll it out to all parents.  This will enable them to see their child’s grades (and specifics on assignments) in every class.  There will also be several other components of this system emerge as more development of the program unfolds.  Parents will receive a notification of midterm and then deficiency notices for students who are not performing next week.

 

Mr. Meyer informed the BOE that we are in the process of some decisions on our testing series regarding placement and A.C.T.  The EXPLORE and PLAN test programs that we have given to 8th, 9th, and 10th graders each year have been sold to a new company no longer affiliated with A.C.T.  In turn, A.C.T. has purchased the new ASPIRE Testing program.  This does change the sequence, dates of testing, and cost of testing a great deal.  We are currently working with the elementary districts and Mater Dei to make attempts at maintaining a consistent placement test.  And, we are investigating what pre-testing program we can do to help our students enhance their A.C.T. scores. 

 

Mr. Meyer also briefly discussed and reviewed the General State Entitlement calculations for the 2013-14 school year which is payable in this 2014-15 year.  We have had consistent reductions in the entitlement over the years.  This compounds and makes our reliance upon local property tax revenues an even more major source of income.

 

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 this year will be $35,975.oo.  (This amount is approximately $550.oo more than last year.)  Some of these funds will go to the expenditure of salary for the aide who works in the Response to Intervention program and the remaining will supplement our technology budget since these are either required or approved expenditure areas.

 

Mr. Meyer discussed an issue with our internet speed due to the extended use of our web space.    Since everything is internet based, our speed is blogged down.  We are maxed on our band width. Mrs. Wiegmann and Mr. Meyer are working with our only source of internet provider to correct the issue.

 

Mr. Dale Holtmann of Scheffel and Boyle Company presented the FY 14 Audit Report.  Mr. Holtmann summarized the findings of the audit for the information of the Board and reported that there were very few findings and recommendations for necessary changes to financial adjustments and/or procedures.

 

After another short discussion regarding the FY15 Budget, a motion to approve FY15 Budget as presented was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

Todd Jones of FGM Architects was here to communicate updates with the 2014 Summer Roofing Project.  Some issues still exist with roof drains and metal fascia materials.  It is apparent that the drain issues and metal will take us through September.  A motion to approve Payment #1 to Kehrer Roofing for $448,829.15 was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve change order #1 for $9,659 for the metal edging on the roof was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None 

 

A motion approve Application for Recognition of School with the ISBE for 2014-15 was made by Tina Winkeler, second by Mike Strieker.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion accept resignation of Tim Wempe, custodian was made by Dave Wellen, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Jim Stroot as custodian was made by Mike Strieker, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Katy Czerwonka as Dance Instructor conditional upon a sufficient number for a team was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Gigi Kohrman as Head Softball Coach was made by Mike Strieker, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Lauren Langhauser and Tiffany Decker as co-sponsor for FBLA was made by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Courtney Grodeon as Scholar Bowl Coach was made by Kris Rickhoff, second by Tina Winkeler.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Eric Chrostoski as volunteer assistant to Scholar Bowl was made by Dave Wellen, second by Kris Rickhoff.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Tina Winkeler, Mary Lou Voss, Mike Strieker, Kris Rickhoff.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Mr. Jones discussed the PSAE scores for the senior class.  He presented the individual student who earned a “ME” day and noted that the senior class earned a “WE” day as well.    

 

Central’s RtI program is in full swing.  Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Boruff are both working well with students identified for this program.    

 

Mr. Jones commented on the excitement of the Pit Crew this year.  The Pit Crew is carrying a large group of students who have been very visible at the home volleyball games. 

 

The board entered into executive session at 9:08 PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Tina Winkeler to discuss personnel issues, transportation issues and a local neighboring school district. Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Kris Rickhoff, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

 

The board entered into regular session at 9:47 PM on a motion by Dave Wellen, second by Mary Lou Voss.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Kris Rickhoff, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

The board adjourned at 9:48 PM on a motion by Mary Lou Voss, second by Dave Wellen.  Roll call vote:  Aye – Mike Nettemeier, Dave Wellen, Kris Rickhoff, Mary Lou Voss, Tina Winkeler, Mike Strieker.  Nay – None

 

 

           

Mike Nettemeier                    Mike Strieker                          

Board President                                  Board Secretary