August

Central Community High School District #71

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

BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, August 16, 2021  7:00 P.M

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 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 Approve Pay Application #2 to Litteken Construction for Main Entrance Renovations.

7.0

New Business
7.1 Review Preliminary FY22 Budget and Approve Budget Hearing

7.2 Discuss District Goal Setting for 2021-22

7.3 Employ Instructional Support Tutor

7.4 Approve resignation of Instructional Support Aide

7.5 Employ Instructional Support Aide

7.6 Employ Junior Varsity Baseball Coach

7.7 Approve resignation of Flag Corps Sponsor

7.8 Approve volunteers for Football Program

7.9 Approve volunteer Boat Captain for Fishing Club

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 August 16, 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 Kori Voss. Visitors included Kelly Ross and Nicole Weh.

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

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

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

As usual, the Maintenance and Custodial staff should be commended for their work this summer in preparing our facility for the upcoming year. Clay did a great job coordinating work on general maintenance in addition to working with several projects this summer. The entire staff did a great job in preparing everything (both inside and outside) and completing the cleaning, waxing, painting, preparing antivirus materials for classrooms, moving tables and chairs, etc. Simply, the guys went above and beyond this summer. Mike Kuper and Dave Ratermann along with our student workers Nate Rakers and Myles Kampwertth deserve to be commended for their efforts.

Our in-person and online registration processes last week worked very well in getting schedules out and completing schedule changes for students. One important note, we had 9 more freshman students register than we were expecting.

Dr. Foutch thanked Jamie Hewlett for taking the time to work the Welcome Desk at our registration. This worked out extremely well as she was able to explain to parents all of the details in regards to the required health paperwork to start school. Currently, we are emphasizing the completion of physicals for 9th graders, and the completion of the meningococcal vaccine for seniors, prior to the start of school.

As always, this summer has been a big deal in the Technology program. Anthony and his “Dream Team” of Shane Caraker and Dylan Hollenkamp have done an excellent job preparing for the new school year. The Technology program we offer our students and staff at Central is outstanding. This was most certainly demonstrated last year with our ability to quickly adapt to both in-person and remote learning. We are an advanced technological school and need to get better and better as the rapid pace of technology continues to build.

We have again subscribed to the Ed Leaders Network that gives us the ability to provide on-line programs to our staff and get verifiable documentation that each has viewed and completed training requirements. Each program fulfills state requirements and teachers and staff can do them during prep periods or even at home. We enrolled in the system early for our staff during the summer so they could complete some of the trainings prior to the start of school and many have done so already. The system is part of the statewide system of support grant through ISBE and the ROE’s in order to provide online professional development to all public schools and it is free! It allows us the freedom to complete mandatory staff development in a systematic way and not utilize valuable time which we can use for departmental and school improvement purposes. This year, Dr. Ketchum is coordinating the program for our staff and supervising everyone’s completion of training videos.

Litteken Construction submitted pay application #2 in the amount of $4,005.45 for the main entrance renovation project. This project ended up being completed $1,131.50 under budget. Again, Litteken did an excellent job on the project. A motion to approve payment #2 to Litteken Construction for $4005.45 for the entrance renovation was made by Amy, second by Tanya. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

Becky Boeschen and Dr. Foutch presented the Preliminary FY 22 Budget. The new Evidence Based Funding (EBF) system was implemented two years ago, but our increases in revenue from the state were flat with our total increase in state funding totaling $53, 975. Even with this increase, we are still roughly $1.4 million below our designated Funding Adequacy target. We also never know how much to expect in actual mandated categorical payments, so the unknown continues to create difficulty in preparing a budget. With that, in order to uphold our responsibility to the taxpayers, we must create a budget assuming the “worst case scenario” in regards to both our potential revenues and expenditures. Local sources of revenue are the easiest to predict and will still be the largest percentage of our income as a district. As always, we will plan for revenue streams that are conservative and work throughout the year to reduce spending in myriad of ways.

Expenditures are where we have a better understanding on budget figures. We will have additional salary and benefit expenses due to raises and costs of operation. As we always do, efforts will continue to control expenditures in all areas. The Education Fund is of most concern this school year due to the expected potential increase in our substitute teacher costs. Our student population has also increased by approximately 50 students over the last three years and that will result in additional funds being needed for classroom materials and supplies. It is likely that we will end the year this year with less reserves than last year. We will have to watch the budget extremely closely in all Education Fund related expenditures.

With that, we still have some healthy reserves in our Working Cash, Operation and Maintenance, and Transportation Funds. Overall, our financial health is still strong, but there are concerns about our fund ratios. Although it is not likely this school year, we will probably need to make inter-fund transfers in the future in order to bring our operating funds into better balance.

We are working hard to bring you balanced budgets in most of our individual funds. If we are conservative with our expenditures throughout the school year, I am optimistic that an overall balanced budget may be possible. A motion to set a budget hearing for Sep 20, 2021 was made by Mary Lou, second by Amy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to employ Kate Frey as Instructional Support Tutor pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Amy, second by Jeff. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to approve the resignation of Kay Schlarmann as Instructional aide was made by Kori, second by Tim. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to employ Marilyn Schulte as Instructional Aide pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Mary Lou, second by Amy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to employ Travis Gebke as JV Baseball Coach was made by Jeff, second by Tanya. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to approve the resignation of Adeja Powell as Flag Corp Sponsor was made by Amy, second by Kori. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to employ Joe Ratermann and Zach Kampwerth as volunteer assistant Football Coaches was made by Kori, second by Amy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to employ Bill Trickey as volunteer boat captain pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Koru, second by Mary Lou. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Dr. Ketchum informed the BOE that the current enrollment is 625.

Dr. Ketchum also updated the BOE on our quarantine status.

A big thank you to several members of our office team for making the in-person registration process seamless for incoming freshman and “new to district” students. Additionally, these individuals were extremely helpful to parents and students who had questions regarding online registration as well! Specific kudos go out to Chris Solis, Melinda Knapp, Trisha Lohman, and Jamie Hewlett for leading the operation! Additionally, thank you to Becky Boeschen and Jill Varel for providing unwavering support to our office regularly throughout the process!

A few athletes were recognized for their commitment to academic and athletic careers at the next level.

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Jeff, second by Tim to discuss administration contract and COVID. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None Motion carried at 8:17PM.

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Jeff, second by Amy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None Motion carried at 8:32PM.

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Tim, second by Tanya at 8:33PM. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

 

Mike Nettemeier                               Tim Richter                            

Board President                                       Board Secretary

 



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