March

The Board of Education of Central Community High School met for a special meeting on March 1, 2021 at 7:00PM in the Media Center.

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth and Sean Kennedy.   Visitors included Misty Underwood.

A motion to adopt a resolution referencing the honorable dismissal of Misty Underwood, a Professional Educator Licensed Employee, as presented and that the Superintendent be authorized and directed to deliver, or cause to be delivered, the Notice to the employee as specified in the resolution was made by Voss, second by Richter.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Tanya Kampwerth.  Nay – None

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by Kruse at 7:10PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Tanya Kampwerth.  Nay – None

Mike Nettemeier                          Tim Richter        

Board President                                     Board Secretary

 

 

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL 62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
* Monday, March 15, 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
Award Bid on Main Entrance Concrete Project

7.0

New Business
7.1
Approve Amended 2020-21 Calendar
7.2
Approve Amended 2020-21 Calendar
7.3
Discuss Plan for Graduation Ceremony
7.4
Approve Volunteer Coach for Football
7.5
Employ Special Education Instructor for the 21-22 School Year

8.0

Principal’s Report

8.1 Approve 2021-22 I.H.S.A. Membership

9.0

Executive Session

10.0

Adjournment

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on March 15, 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 Zach Kampwerth, Matt, Sheri and Riley Fisher, Maggie and Lucy Schrage, Ami Shanafelt, Tyler, Stacey and David Gerdes, and Kelly Ross.

The agenda was approved on a motion 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 minutes of the previous meeting and special meeting were approved on a motion 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

The financial report and payment of bills were reviewed and accepted on a motion 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

Dr. Ketchum recognized some of our Cougar Spotlight students. He recognized Tyler Gerdes, Zach Kampwerth and Brock Heimann for their outstanding accomplishments in FFA contests.  He also recognized Riley Fisher and Maggie Schrage for their outstanding contributions to the Special Olympics campaign. 

Dr. Foutch gave an updated report on our outstanding fees.  Payments are being made and the number is declining, although very slowly.  We will be sending a certified collection letter to parents of Seniors with outstanding debts sometime over the next month. 

According to Brian Braun, taking board action to re-employ staff is an antiquated process and is no longer needed.  He stated that simply not taking action to reduce staff or dismiss an employee implies that all other individuals will be rehired for the following school year.  Brian’s advice was to leave the item off the agenda and discontinue the practice.   

The FFA Banquet is currently in the planning process.  Due to COVID restrictions, it looks like our best bet would be to hold the event in our gym and eliminate the meal.  More details will follow in regards to the date and format of the event.

The KSED Spring Governing Board Meeting will be on April 12 via Zoom.

Dr. Foutch has been in talks with Kevin Wills regarding the Construction Bonds.  Once the election is over, a resolution will be passed to allow Mr. Wills to lock in rates when we want him to.

Last week, a meeting was held for those students interested in the summer internship program.  There were 8 students in attendance. 

A motion to approve the Litteken Construction for the Front Entrance Concrete project for $26,930 was made 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

A motion to approve the amended school year calendar for 2020-21 as presented 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 approve the proposed school year calendar for 2021-22 as presented was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

Dr. Foutch discussed with the Board the suggestions for holding in-person graduation ceremony.  Two different plans were discussed and agreed on.

A motion to employ Dylan Powell as a volunteer assistant Football coach pending all necessary requirements are met 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

A motion to employ Merideth Kloeckner as a Special Education instructor pending all necessary requirements are met was made 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

A motion to approve our IHSA membership for 2021-22 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

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Dr. Ketchum gave an update on the current quarantines and e-learning students as well as the count for the incoming Freshmen for 2021-2022.

The School Improvement Team met last Wednesday, 3/10/21 to discuss the format for the Spring Parent/Teacher conferences and the timeline for transitioning back to a regular schedule for the 4th quarter.

All final post evaluation meetings have occurred and the final evaluation files for all non-tenured, certified teachers on the 2020-2021 schedule have been submitted to Dr. Foutch.

Dr. Ketchum congratulated some of our athletic teams for their accomplishments over the last week.  He also congratulated our Academic Challenge Team for earning 2nd place in the Sectional Competition.  The team will be advancing to the State Competition.

Clinton County Health Department, under the coordination of Louise McMinn, hosted the second of two COVID-19 vaccine clinics last Friday, 3/12/21!  The CCHD vaccinated over 500 individuals on Friday and continue to provide proactive support for local residents!

Central High School will be hosting our 2021 “At Home” Polar Plunge event this Friday, March 19th at 1:30 pm.  The Breese Fire Department plans to use the back Media Center entrance parking area for our "plunge" as there is a hydrant located nearby.  Thank you to Ms. Benhoff and students Riley Fisher and Maggie Schrage for their planning and creative thinking to ensure that we continue to support Special Olympics, while experiencing a modified version of the traditional Polar Plunge.

A huge thank you to Katie Florczyk and the English Department (Teachers and Students) for creating a Virtual Dr. Seuss Experience for our feeder schools to enjoy.  Our annual Dr. Seuss Trip to the elementary schools couldn’t happen so Ms. Florczyk used her talents and creativity to ensure this wonderful experience could still occur.

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Ricther, second by Voss to discuss the superintendent evaluation. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:00PM.

The board entered back into open session on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:13PM.

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy, second by Richter at 8:14PM.  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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