November

Central Community High School District #71
7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION 
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, November 15th, 2021 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 Reports

5.2 Payment of Bills

5.3 Recognition of Visitors /Public Comment

5.4 Communications / Correspondence

5.5 Information


 6.0

 Old Business

6.1Report from Building Committee Discussion

 7.0

 New Business

7.1 Preliminary 2022 Tax Levy / Schedule Truth in Taxation Hearing

7.2 Discuss Adoption of E-Learning Program in Lieu of District's Scheduled Emergency Days

7.3 Approve Bid for Foods Lab Cabinets Project

7.4 Approve Bid for Track Resurfacing Project

7.5 Approve Authorization to seek proposals on Science Lab Remodel and West Wing Flooring Project

7.6 Employ Scholar Bowl Sponsor

7.7 Approve Resignation of Junior Varsity Softball Coach

 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 November 15, 2021 at 7:00PM in the Media Center.

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter (7:06), Jeff Kampwerth and Kori Voss.  Visitors included Trisha Lohman, Noah and Chris Hunt and Kelly Ross.

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

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

The financial report and payment of bills were reviewed and accepted on a motion by Mary Lou, second by Kori.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

Dr. Ketchum recognized Noah Hunt.  Noah competed and PR’d at the Cross Country State Tournament.  He is the first Freshman in Central history to compete at the Cross Country State competition.  Noah has been involved in Cross Country and is excited to compete in Track and Field during the Spring, 2022 season.  He has an interest in several clubs and looks forward to being more involved as he transitions into his second year of high school.  Though he has an immediate love for History, Noah is still unsure of what he wants to study after graduating high school.

There was a FAFSA Completion Activity held at Central on October 26th in the computer lab.  The program was sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The program reviewed the completion of financial aid forms, when and how to apply, scholarships, grants, work study programs, and other information necessary to help parents plan for post-secondary pursuits.  The event was held in coordination with our parent-teachers conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences were held on Tuesday, October 26th.  We made some changes to the structure of our parent-teacher conferences this year (to ensure the safety of all participants), Dr. Foutch believes the conference still gave our parents the opportunity to have those personal, direct conversations to hear about their child’s status and progress in their classes.  We feel our conferences are extremely valuable and a chance to open our doors to parental involvement and collaboration.  

Central also conducted a college application workshop during 8th hour on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd.  This was a great workshop (put on by Trisha Lohman) with the purpose of helping our students complete the sometimes confusing college application process. 

The Building Committee held its first annual meeting on Thursday, October 28th.  They discussed potential projects and building issues. 

Mrs. Boeschen presented a preliminary tax levy for review by the BOE  (The 2022 Tax Levy is for funding to be collected in 2023.)   As in the past, the process forces us to set our request at a higher level than will ever   actually be extended to us.  Unfortunately, this gives people the impression that what we will request is seen as a large actual increase in extension, while what we will actually receive is not the same level.  A levy is simply a request that we are forced to make at an inflated level to ensure we access the revenue available according to the eventual assessment of property.  We  have always looked at trends from the past few years and see some inconsistency in assessment.  A motion to set a Truth in Taxation hearing for Monday, December 20, 2021 at 6:45 was made byTim, second by Amy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

A motion to set a hearing for the resolution allowing the district to use E-Learning Days in lieu of Emergency Days was made by Mary Lou, second by Kori. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

A motion to approve Toenies Finishing for the Foods Lab Cabinetry project for $8515 was made by Tim, second by Jeff.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Kori Voss - Abstain  Nay – None

 We received a bid from Byrne and Jones Construction in the amount of $89,800 to resurface our track.  Byrne and Jones is a member of the Illinois State Board Approved Consortium of Contractors.  As part of the consortium, the contractors are obligated to submit proposals to districts that are pre-approved by the ISBE.  This system is in place to prohibit price gouging on projects where there is a very limited number of contractors available.   Byrne and Jones is an extremely reputable company who has done track and turf projects all over the state.  The closest project completed was at Freeburg High School and their administration said they did excellent work and had tremendous customer service. A motion to approve Byrne & Jones Construction to resurface the trace for $89800 was made by Mary Lou, second by Tanya.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

A motion to authorize Dr.Foutch to solicit bids for the Science Lab Remodel and West Wing was made by Amy, second by Kori.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None 

A motion to employ Stacy Schroeder as the Scholar Bowl sponsor was made by Mary Lou, second by Tim.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

A motion to approve the resignation of Shelby Summer as the JV softball coach was made by Jeff, second by Tim.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Dr. Ketchum updated the BOE on enrollment numbers and quarantine numbers.

The School Improvement Team met on Wednesday, 11/10/21 and discussed maximizing 8th hour achievement, finalized the schedule for after school test prep opportunities, and started thinking about Master Scheduling and Planning for  the 22-23 school year.

Dr. Ketchum recognized many accomplishments of our Ag Department: Lauren Wolter placed 3rd at the Section Job Interview Contest, Brock Heimann and Lauren Wolter went on chapter visits last week with a state officer and visited different schools in our section.  While on these visits, they presented a workshop to freshmen students, and Central had 7 students attend the Section Leadership Training School where they learned about teamwork and how to ask for help.  Cara Carrillion, Clara Tebbe, Wyatt Halcomb, Tanner Reaka, Carson Foster, Kris Detmer, and Adam Heimann attended this Conference

Dr. Ketchum thanked all who were involved in the 2021 inaugural Veteran’s Day Celebration as well as recognizing our own Central Family Veterans, Clay Szczeblewski and Steve Ellis.

After Dr. Ketchum recognized Ms. Laura Walker as the IPA Teacher of the year for the Kaskaskia Region, Dr. Foutch recognized Dr. Ketchum for IPA Principal of the year.   

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Jeff, second by Amy at 8:10PM.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.