April

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

BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 19, 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

6.1 Approve Payment Application #1 and Final to Litteken Construction for the Installation of Exterior Entrance

Canopies

6.2 Approve Final Payment to Foppe Visual Communication for Main Entrance Monument (Welcome) Sign.

6.3 Approve 2021 Summer Maintenance Projects

  1. Paint exterior doors and window trim.
  2. Clean, prep, and refinish gym floors.

6.4 Discuss Agriculture Department Greenhouse Project

7.0

New Business
7.1 Employ Special Education Instructional Support Aide
7.2 Approve Resignation of Assistant Cheerleading Coach
7.3 Discuss Digital Equity Grant Expenditures
7.4 Discuss Donation of Football Coaching Stipend
7.5 Approve Opening the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Specific Purpose of Negotiating SummerMath Academy and Special Education Summer Extended Learning Stipends

8.0

Principal’s Report

9.0

Executive Session

10.0

Adjourn (“Sine Die”) with Appointed President (“Pro Tempore”)

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on April 19, 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 (7:03). Visitors included Deb and Kyle Athmer, Lynn Garrett and Kelly Ross.

The amended 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 were approved on a motion by Kennedy, second by T. Kamperth.   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 Kyle Athmer as the April Student Spotlight.  Kyle is managing 2 sports currently at the same time as well as being an outstanding student.

The 23rd Annual Clinton County Academic Excellence Banquet will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 P.M. at Mater Dei High School.  Central has fifteen students and their parents who will be recognized at the event.  This is a great opportunity each year to reward and bring attention to those students who achieved great academic success.  We thank all of our corporate sponsors (especially the Clinton County Electric Cooperative from our district) for funding the event. 

Our National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 4th at 7PM and the 15th Annual Academic Achievement Awards program will be held on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 PM.  Both events will be held in the West Gymnasium.  These ceremonies celebrate outstanding achievements by our students. Invitations will be sent to those students being honored and their parents.

We have three members of the staff who are retiring this year and the Retirement Celebration event in honor of those people is being planned.  (This provides a chance to thank all those we have worked with over the years.)  The retirement committee has set a date for May 12th at 6:00 P.M. at the Bent Oak Golf Course.  Each Board member and spouse is invited to attend.    

Litteken Construction has submitted a payment application in the amount of $51,400 for the installation of our exterior entrance canopies.  This amount is $1980 over their bid for the project due to additional work needed that wasn’t specified in the bid specs.  For example, on the side support poles, there was additional material needed to secure the pole inside of the building.  Jason and Dr. Foutch worked out an appropriate payment (based on time and materials) for the change order.  Even with this additional cost, the project was still completed roughly $20,000 under budget.  A motion to approve the final payment to Litteken Construction for the exterior entrance canopies for $51400 was made by Voss, 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

Our main entrance Monument (Welcome) sign is completed and currently in storage.  It is an 11ft tall structure with lighted cougar heads on both sides and a lighted welcome sign on the front.   A motion to approve the final payment for the sign to Foppe Visual Communication for $9000 was made by Kennedy, 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 Board discussed two summer maintenance projects.  Those involve painting our exterior doors and window trim and also the need to strip the wax and refinish both of our gym floors.  The gym floor maintenance is required on an annual basis and the cost to complete both gyms will be $8,661.95.  The second major summer project is the painting of our exterior doors and window trim.  Albers painting is supposed to be submitting a bid for the project this week.  A motion to approve the summer maintenance projects as presented 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

As you are aware, the Clinton County Farm Bureau has graciously committed to donating up to $45,000 to build a greenhouse on our campus.  Huge congrats goes out to Harley Carlson and our Ag. Students for working with the Farm Bureau to secure those funds.  Also, we were informed by Mark Litteken that the Electricians Program at Kaskaskia College will be donating all of the electrical work for the greenhouse.  This should result in a substantial cost saving and we can’t thank Mark, KC, and the Clinton County Farm Bureau enough for their support of this project.   Dr. Foutch had a meeting with the architect on Friday, April 16th at 10:00AM to discuss the project. 

A motion to employ Carolyn Grawe for a classroom aide pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Voss, second by J. 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 resignation of Lacey Lakenburges as the assistant basketball cheer coach was made by T. 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 received word late last week that our district was selected to be awarded a Digital Equity federal grant.  The funds will be used to ensure that the disadvantaged students in our district have access to the technology needed to learn in a remote learning environment.  Central is expected to receive over $50,000 in funds to help with this endeavor.  Also, since we have low-income students in our district that also attend Mater Dei, their institution will receive approximately $12,000 to help meet the needs of their students.

At the beginning of the football season, we had an assistant coaching stipend (split between Coach Dall and Coach Kuper last year) that was yet to be filled.  As you remember, Coach Dall and Coach Kuper resigned their paid position, but asked to stay on the staff as volunteers.  Coach short recommended that we provide the stipend to Gary Kharibian due to the large amount of hours that he has dedicated to the program.  When we offered Gary pay for the position, he refused. Gary is an outstanding human being, and to be honest, he is helping with football primarily due to his love and respect for Brian Short.  Gary did ask that his pay be split between the other volunteers.

A motion to approve opening the collective bargaining  agreement for the specific purpose of negotiating summer math academy and special education summer extended learning stipends was made by Voss, 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 gave an update on the current quarantines and e-learning students as well as the count for the current enrollment projections for 2021-2022.

The School Improvement Team met last Wednesday, 04/14/21 to finalize the end of year schedule and the seniors last day of attendance.

Through discussion with the BOE, it was decided that there will be a ticket limit for graduation whether the ceremony is outside or inside.

Dr. Ketchum showcased the boys and girls basketball teams and their highlights.

Other organizations that were recognized were the Academic Challenge Teams who won 11th place at the State Competition, a few of our FFA members who placed at the State level and Mrs. Kujawa and the Student Council for putting on a great “Homecoming Week”.

Congratulations to Central Senior Riley Fisher for being selected as the 2020-2021 Illinois Principal's Association (Kaskaskia Region) Principal's Choice Award Recipient for Central Community High School!

Clinton County Health Department, under the coordination of Louise McMinn, for hosting part one of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic here at Central last Thursday, 4/15/21!  This event was particularly exciting because the clinic was open to all Central students ages 16 and above!

The board adjourned the meeting “Sine Die”with Appointed President (“Pro Tempore”) on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by T. Kampwerth at 8:29PM.  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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