July

BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

AGENDA

1.0 Call to Order
2.0 Roll Call
3.0 Approval of Agenda
4.0 Approval of Minutes
4.1   Approval of Executive Session Minutes

5.0

Routine Business
2.1   Financial Report
2.2   Payment of Bills
2.3   Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment
2.4   Communications / Correspondence
2.5   Information

3.0 Old Business

3.1   18-19 Renovations and Building Additions
A. HVAC Project
  - Action required on payment for Art Room Duct Heater
B. Outdoor Renovations
C. Building Additions
  - Action Required for Change Order #6 - Header and Drywall Modifications
D. Update on Summer Projects


4.0 New Business
4.1   Approve 2020-21 Health Insurance Provider and Plan
4.2   Approve 2019-20 Consolidated District Plan
4.3   Discuss the initiation of a Bass Fishing Team
4.4   Employ Special Education Teacher Aide
5.0 Principal's Report
6.0 Executive Session
10.0 Adjournment

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on July 15, 2019 at 7:00PM in the boardroom. 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, and Sean Kennedy, Jeff Kampwerth was absent. Visitors included Crissy Toennies and Kelly Ross.

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

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

The executive session minutes of the previous 6 months were approved on a motion by Voss, second by Richter. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None

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

We have not received official information regarding the Career and Technical and Perkins Tutorial grant commitments or allocations, but every indication the people at the CTE office has confirmed a likely approval. Just as other years, we are hopeful that we can supplement the RTI tutoring services with supply and material money from the Career and Technical Education grant program annually received from the CTE system. We have Mrs. Stacy Schroeder supervising the program and we have confirmed with Mrs. Dawn Becker will return as the tutor on grant funds. When we get word, we will move forward with the CTE part of the program. This program also affects the purchase of other items for the CTE teachers here at Central who are planning on certain supplies, materials and equipment as well. 

Dr. Foutch discussed at the June meeting the necessity to bring in student workers to help in the technology department this summer. The students will begin as early as next week. The students will be under the supervision of Mr. Rancillio and Mrs. Ringwald and will be used primarily to set up and deliver our new desktops to classrooms.

The HVAC Art Room Duct Heater project is complete and we received an invoice from Glaenzer Electric in the amount of $4,250 for the electrical portion of that project. A motion to approve payment to Glaezner Electric for $4250 was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None

Outdoor renovations have focused mainly on the junior varsity baseball field. The fencing project is nearly complete and grass has been planted in the outfield. In recent conversations with Litteken Construction, the outfield grass is not growing as expected and will need to be slit seeded in the fall. There to be other areas around the JV baseball field that will also require grass seed to be planted in the fall.

The summer building renovations are going very well. The new math classrooms and technology offices have been wired and drywall has been installed. Those areas of the project are really coming together. There was an issue with the new hallway that will be joining into the band "storidor" from the east wing hallway. There were header and drywall modification needed to ensure the hallway could be installed. The cost of this change order (Mod #6) is $6,872.56. A motion to approve change order #6 for $6872.56 for header and drywall modifications in the technology area was made Kruse, second by T. Kampwerth. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None

Update on Summer Projects: Martin Fence has begun work on the protective fence around the bottom of the football field grandstand. This fencing project will be completed well before the mid-August deadline. We have also scheduled work to begin on the East Gym sound system and Commons projection system this summer. Cignal Systems Inc. will be completing both of these projects. The combined cost of both projects will be $12,975. This price is compared to the $16,000 bid we received last year just to complete the commons project alone. Dr. Foutch will be meeting with Todd Jones from FGM architects in Mid-August to examine the metal siding around the top of the West Gym. We recently received a price from Litteken Construction for the change order that would include the installation of metal siding and roofing on the outdoor concessions stand and storage building. This change order came in substantially higher than expected. Dr. Foutch recommend to the board that we delay this project and potentially post a request for bids in the fall.

The Health Insurance Committee met on Thursday, June 20th to review the renewal package from our current provider. We received the best renewal package increase rates from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The increase is roughly 9.14% on all package rates with no changes selected for coverage levels by our committee. A motion to approve 2019-2020 Health Insurance renewal rates from Blue Cross Blue Shield was made by Richter, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None

We are also still under the same coverage for Term Life/Accidental Death/Disability policy that we currently have with Dearborn Life. This program (although offered at basic levels of coverage by the district as part of the options to get group rates) does get contractually deducted from the monthly cap amount just like health insurance and therefore effects the salary level for our staff members. (Staff members can obtain additional coverage in this area at a payroll deduction.) The group also agreed to the rates for our voluntary program in dental and vision insurance. This insurance is not paid from the insurance cap amount offered by the district and is strictly an option from payroll deduction for those who might be interested. Approximately one-third of the eligible employees we have participate in the program. Overall, we provide opportunities at excellent insurance options for our staff at very cost efficient methods.

This year, new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements mean that we must complete and submit a Consolidated District Plan (CDP) in order to be eligible and make application for federal Title I funds. Dr. Foutchcompleted this plan and will have it for your review on Monday evening. A motion to approve the Consolidated District Plan as presented was made by Voss, second by Kruse. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None

The BOE had a discussion about starting a Bass Fishing Club. Mr. Hamon recently asked me about the possibility of Central High School starting this club. The club would be able to participate in the IHSA sectional and state competitions, but would not be considered an athletic "sport" at Central. Most bass fishing clubs are sponsored by high schools and boat "captains" are unpaid volunteers. There has been considerable interest in starting a bass fishing club at the high school and it was the number one activity Dr. Foutch was asked about while giving tours to groups of incoming freshman.

A motion to employ Mason Kuper as a Special Ed Aide pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Voss, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT:

Mr. Ketchum expressed his appreciation to the BOE and to the office staff for making the transition as easy as possible. He is excited to get the school year started.

Mr. Ketchum reviewed his professional performance goals as well as his plans for July as far as preparing for the start of the school year.

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Richter, second by T. Kampwerth to discuss contract negotiations and the treasurer's position. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None Motion carried at 7:39PM.

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Voss, second by Richter. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None Motion carried at 7:55PM.

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy, second by Kruse at 7:56PM. Roll call vote: Aye -Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy. Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay - None

Mike Nettemeier
Board President
Tim Richter
Board Secretary
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