September

Central Community High School District #71

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

BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, September 20, 2021  7:00 P.M

AGENDA

    

1.0

Call to Order

2.0

Roll Call

3.0

Approval of Agenda

4.0

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
3.1 FY 21 Audit Presentation (Scheffel and Boyle Company)
3.2 Approve FY 22 Budget
3.3 Update on Asbestos Abatement and Science Lab Remodel

7.0

New Business
7.1 Approve Board Goals for the 21-22 School Year
7.2 Establish Building Committee Meeting and Schedule
7.3 Approve Health Life Safety Amendment for Asbestos Abatement
7.4 Approve FY22 School Maintenance Grant Application
7.5 Employ Junior Varsity Softball Coach
7.6 Approve Purchase of 14 Passenger Bus
7.7 Approve Resignation of Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach
7.8 Approve Volunteer Coach for Boys Baseball
7.9 Approve Contract Extension for Building Principal

8.0

Principal’s Report

9.0

Executive Session

10.0

Adjournment

The FY22 Budget Hearing for Central Community High School was held on September 20, 2021 at 6:50PM in the Media Center.

Members present were Mike Nettemeier(6:55PM), Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, and Kori Voss. Visitors included Julia Billhartz, Dale Holtmann, Lacey and Don Voss.

Becky gave a presentation on the FY22 Budget.

The board adjourned the hearing on a motion by Tanya, second by Kori at 7:03PM. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on September 20, 2021 at 7:04PM in the Media Center.

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter,and Kori Voss. Visitors included Julia Billhartz, Dale Holtmann, Lacey and Don Voss..

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

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved 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. Nay – None

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

Dr. Ketchum recognized Lacey Voss as the September Student Spotlight. Lacey is the Pit Crew leader along with other leadership positions. She is involved in numerous activities at Central and gives her utmost spirit to everyone. Lacey plans to study education after high school.

The Illinois School Code requires that we hold an annual review of our Crisis Management Plan and conduct safety drills with local law enforcement and emergency units. The Crisis Management Team will meet on Wednesday, September 22nd and after that meeting, we will begin conducting these drills. (Mrs. Voss serves as the Board of Education representative on this team.)

As part of Illinois School Code, we are required to present an itemized salary compensation report for all certified employees. This must be presented at a Board of Education meeting prior to October 1st each year. It also requires a posting of this report and all collective bargaining agreements on school district websites.

Mr. Dale Holtmann of Scheffel and Boyle Company presented the FY 21 Audit Report. Mr. Holtmann briefly summarized the findings of the audit. There was a finding in regards to the way that we submitted expenditure reports for our grants. Last year, we had an unusually large number of grants (school maintenance, ESSER I & II, Digital Equity, etc.). Due to the multiple moving pieces, we accidentally submitted an expenditure report for our summer technology staff prior to the district actually spending the money on their salaries. This was an honest mistake. At the end of the year, we simply assumed that all the grant funds were already spent and submitted a request for reimbursement. Typically, with the rest of our grant funds (Title I, Title II, Title IV), Becky always handles the expenditure reporting process…which is the way that it should be done. To correct the problem, we will simply have Becky complete all the Grant Expenditure Reports in the future. A motion to approve the FY21 audit by Scheffel Boyle was made by, second by. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None
The FY 22 Budget (preliminary) was presented last month and has been on public display for the past thirty days. Mrs. Boeschen will review the budget during the meeting. The final budget requires approval from the Board of Education this month. A motion to approve the FY22 Budget as presented 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. Nay – None

Dr. Foutch presented a preliminary drawing of the Science Lab Remodel in your board packet. This is an exciting project and each of our science department staff have been highly involved in the design. Our plan is to replace all the asbestos flooring in the west wing and remodel both the science lab and foods lab during the summer of 2022. Dr. Foutch contacted DBA cabinetry to give us a bid on the foods’ lab remodel. The district plans to use ESSER III and School Maintenance Grant Funds to complete these projects. In order to be eligible for the latest round of School Maintenance Grants, we will need to approve a Health / Life Safety Amendment for the asbestos abatement project.

A motion to adopt the 2021-2022 Board Goals was made by Kori, second by Tanya. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

Dr. Foutch will apply for a School Maintenance Grant to complete the Asbestos Abatement and Flooring project in the West Wing of Central. In order to be eligible for the grant, we will need to approve a Health / Life Safety Amendment for the abatement. Ultimately, our goal is to use a large amount of state and federal grant money (and very little local property taxpayer money) throughout the project. A motion to approve the Health / Life Safety Amendment for Abatement was made by Tim, second by Tanya. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

Dr. Foutch discussed the best possibilities to secure all the funding needed for our Summer 2022 Renovations would be to apply for a School Maintenance Grant. The purpose of this grant would be to fund our asbestos abatement and flooring project in the west wing. A motion to the school maintenance grant as presented was made by Amy, second by Kori. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to employ Shelby Summer as JV Softball Coach pending all necessary requirements are met 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. Nay – None

Due to the surplus that we were expecting to have in our transportation fund, we recently reached out to Southern Bus and Mobility to explore the option of purchasing a 14 passenger mini-bus. Over the last couple of years, it has become readily apparent that this type of vehicle is needed (on an almost daily basis) for extra-curricular activities and for Mrs. Nicole Weh’s class. During this summer and fall alone, we have spent around $3,712 on rental fees for a 14 passenger bus. Southern Bus has secured a pricing agreement with the State of Illinois that alleviates the need to go through a competitive bid process. The cost to purchase a bus would be $58,091. Southern Bus stated that this type of vehicle lasts for an incredibly long time and that the private high school in town has been using the same bus, without issue, since 1998. Also, Dan Imming stated that if the district purchased the vehicle, it would simply be added to our insurance plan and there would be no additional cost. A motion to approve the purchase of a 14 passenger vehicle from Southern Bus for $58,091 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. Nay – None

A motion to approve the resignation of Morgan Adams as assistant boys soccer coach was made by Tim, second by Amy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

A motion to employ Chris Thole as a volunteer baseball coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Tanya, second by Kori. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

Dr. Ketchum has requested that his contract be extended through the 24-25 school year. He has also asked to receive the same pay and benefit increases as those that are collectively bargained with the CEA. A motion to approve Dr. Ketchum’s contract through 24-25 as presented starting in FY23 was made by Mary Lou, second by Amy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:
Dr. Ketchum updated the BOE on enrollment numbers and quarantine numbers.

The School Improvement Team met on Wednesday, 9/08/21 and discussed how to communicate and instruct the students who are out due to COVID-19, upcoming teacher in-service dates, after school support opportunities, and improving our student attendance.

Dr. Ketchum explained what our Student Assistance Program provides to our students.

The PSAT test will be administered in October at Central along with a few students attending Wesclin to take the test due to extracurricular activities.

Dr. Ketchum recognized Ms. Boruff and HOSA for an outstanding blood drive. He also recognized his office support for an amazing start of the school year.

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Mary Lou, second by Amyto discuss administration contract. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None Motion carried at 8:07PM.

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Amy, second by Tim. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None Motion carried at 8:18PM.

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Tim, second by Tanya at 8:20PM. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter. Nay – None

 

Mike Nettemeier                               Tim Richter                            

Board President                                       Board Secretary

 

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2021 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.