February

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

BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
* Tuesday, February 16, 2021 *
7:00 PM

AGENDA

 

1.0

Call to Order

2.0

Roll Call

3.0

Approval of Agenda

4.0

4.0 Approval of Minutes
4.1 Approval of Executive Session 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 Update on Cougar Statue and Main Entrance Canopy Projects
6.2 Approve Pay Application #6 and Final to Litteken Construction
6.3 Approve beginning the 3 Circles Grant Application Process

7.0

New Business
7.1 Approve Bid to Repair Bleachers from Carroll Seating Company
7.2 Approve Resolution for the 2020-21 TRS Supplemental Savings Plan
7.3 Approve Maternity Leave for Certified Staff
7.4 Approve Bass Fishing Club Volunteer
7.5 Approve Retirement of Instructional Support Staff
7.6 Approve Vacancy Posting for Instructional Support Staff
7.7 Approve Vacancy Posting for Special Education Instructor
7.8 Employ Medical Assistant Position
7.9 Discuss Facility Naming (West Gym)
7.10 Discuss Superintendent Evaluation and Timeline

8.0

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 February 161, 2021 at 7:00PM in the Media Center.

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth and Sean Kennedy. Visitors included Kori Voss, Travis Gebke and Kelly Ross.

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

Due to interest rates being extremely low, Dr. Foutch reached out to Kevin Wills from Bernardi Securities to explore our options in regards to refinancing our 2018 Bonds. After running some preliminary numbers, Kevin thinks that there could possibility be a substantial cost savings for our district. Dr. Foutch will give that information to the Board at our March meeting.

Dr. Foutch briefed the BOE on the Cougar statue that he went to see. The statue will be placed on a large boulder and it is over 6 feet in length. Tom Foppe did an excellent job on the sculpture. Litteken Construction has received the canopies and they are currently assembling them in their warehouse. As soon as the assembly is complete, we will schedule the awning install. Unfortunately, due to delays in receiving the material, we were not able to meet our goal of installing the canopies prior to 8th grade information night.

A motion to approve payment #6 to Litteken Construction for $12,890 was made by Richter, second by Voss. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

As we discussed last month, The Three Circles Ag Grant could help provide new and beneficial learning opportunities for our students in the agriculture industry and also multiple other areas. A motion to approve the Three Circles Ag Grant 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, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

During our bi-annual bleacher inspection, it was noted that several of the casters that hold the wheels below the bleachers are either broken or starting to wear out. Although this in no way impacts the structural integrity of our gym seating, over time it will begin to cause damage to our gym floor underneath the bleachers. The total cost to replace all the broken wheels in both gyms and also to replace a worn out motor would be $5,344.25. Carroll has done bleacher maintenance for the district for several years and they are really one of the only players in the “Bleacher Repair” industry. Also, this will be a summer maintenance project and the money will come from next year’s budget. A motion to approve a bid from Carroll Seating Company for $5344.25 to repair the wheels of the bleacher system in the west gym was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Richter. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

The Illinois Teachers Retirement System has created a new Supplemental Savings Plan for public educators. All districts are required to offer this plan to their employees. In order to meet this requirement, the board must pass a resolution approving our district’s Employer Participation Agreement. A motion to approve resolution for the Employer Participation Agreement with the TRS Supplemental Savings Plan was made by Voss, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

Our Entrance Awnings are supposed to be delivered to Litteken Construction on Friday, January 15th. Litteken will then assemble the awnings in their shop and schedule the installation on site. Our goal is to have the awnings installed and looking good by our 8th grade Information Night on February 11th.

A motion to approve the maternity question from Emily Johnson was made by Kruse, second by T. Kampwerth. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

A motion to employ Scott Terry as a volunteer boat captain for the Fishing Club pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kennedy, second by Voss. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

A motion to approve the retirement request from Cheryl Kreke at the end of the FY21 school year was made by J. Kampwerth, second by T. Kampwerth. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

The board entered into closed session on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by Voss to discuss personnel. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None Motion carried at 7:38PM.

The board entered back into open session on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by Kenendy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None Motion carried at 7:49PM.

A motion to approve a job posting for an instructional aide position was made by Kruse, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

A motion to approve a job posting for a Special Education teacher was made by Kruse, second by T. Kampwerth. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

A motion to employ Jamie Hewlitt as medical assistant pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kennedy, second by Richter. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None


PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Dr. Ketchum updated the BOE on the recent Quarantine and E-Learning students and Freshmen Information Night(s).

The Central Math Department met with all 8th Grade math teachers on Friday, 02/12/21. The meeting focused on our new freshman math transition, with conversation surrounding an updated flowchart to the math course sequence here at Central.


At the last School Improvement Team meeting, the time frame to return to the “normal” school day was discussed. The Team liked the idea of starting back to “normal” starting in the 4th quarter.

Dr. Ketchum will have all evaluation documentation and post evaluations meeting completed by February 26.

Dr. Ketchum recognized many Cougars including some of our senior athletes who have signed to play at the next level, our Academic Challenge Team for earning 1st place at the Regional Competition and to some of our Ag students for their fantastic finishes in the Section Record Book Judging.

A big thank you to the Clinton County Health Department and Louis McMinn for scheduling well run vaccine clinics. Central was able to host the vaccination clinic on 02/12/21 and again on 03/12/21.


The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kruse, second by T. Kampwerth at 8:36PM. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth. Nay – None

 Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                 

Board President                                          Board Secretary


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