May

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, May 18, 2020  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

2.1              Financial Report

2.2              Payment of Bills

2.3              Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

2.4              Communications / Correspondence

2.5              Information

 

3.0              Old Business

3.1              Approve pay application for East Gym Door Repair

3.2              Approve pay application for Classroom Wall Construction

3.3              Approve purchase of Accessible Van for Student Transport 

3.4              Update on Varsity Baseball Dugout Project

 

 

4.0              New Business

4.1              Schedule Hearing to Amend FY20 Budget

4.2              Approve Payment of Illinois Association of School Board Dues

4.3              Employ “Zero Period” Physical Education Instructor

4.4              Employ Instructional Support Aide

4.5              Employ Sophomore Basketball Coach

4.6              Employ Junior Varsity Cheerleading Coach

4.7              Approve Cheerleading Volunteer

4.8              Approve resignation of Certified Staff Member

 

 

 

5.0              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 May 18, 2020 at 7:00PM in the Media Center.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth and Sean Kennedy.  Tanya Kampwerth was absent.  Visitors included Karrie Kujawa.

 

The agenda was amended (7.8) and approved on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

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

 

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

 

We are still collecting textbook and activity fees from graduating Seniors at the time of this message.  There are 20 seniors who still owe fees.  There are still many parents of those (other than senior students) who have not rectified outstanding textbook and activity bills.  We are hoping that the late payment fee policy is encouraging payments and will result in less carryover debt from year-to-year.  With that, all spring sports fees have been reimbursed to parents. 

 

The Clinton County Academic Excellence and our Academic Awards Night were both unfortunately cancelled this year.   Videos were released to recognize students who would have been honored at those events.  We calculated that the scholarships accepted by our Seniors reached an unbelievable value of over $2.3 million in award earnings.  That amount is roughly $700,000 more than in past years.

 

We are waiting for confirmation on the allocation of funds from the Perkins and the Career and Technical Education grants with the C.T.E. program for next year.  (We are hoping for approximately the same as last year.)  However, even if that transpires, those funds will not be dispersed until a later point in time.  If you recall, we have for several years offset some of those funds to pay for tutorial services.  The Response to Intervention Program continues to be effective here at Central and both Dawn Becker and Stacy Schroeder do outstanding work with our students. We did receive an additional $3600 CTE funds recently that will help our vocational departments.   

 

A Full Membership Meeting of the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was held on May 15th. 

Dr. Foutch received renewal information and rates for 2020-21.  Rates are expected to increase 28%.  This will be our fourteenth year of membership in the cooperative.  Each year, we approve a one-year renewal with P.S.I.C. in December and then receive final rates in May. 

 

Dr. Foutch talked about the possibility of having to register our students online in August.  He received some information from other local schools who utilize online registration.  Dr. Foutch will be looking into different programs that may help with online registering if that is going to be a requirement in August.

Dr. Foutch also informed the BOE of the changes to our Cahokia Conference.  Carlyle and Wesclin have moved to the medium division of the conference due to numbers.  Okawville was also added to the medium division.  Roxana and Woodriver were added to the large division. 

 

The East Gym Door repair project has been completed and we received a pay application from Millennium Construction in the amount of $17,250.  You may notice that his amount is $2500 cheaper than the original bid.  Mark Kabureck from Millennium stated that his crew did not run into any unexpected complications during the project so he felt the reduction would be appropriate.  A motion to approve payment to Millenium Construction for $17250 for the East Gym Door project was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve payment to Millenium Construction for $13890 for building a wall between 11E and 12E was made by Kruse, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None   

 

As discussed last month, we will need to purchase an accessible van for student transport for next school year.  Dr. Foutch worked with both Jansen Chevrolet and Southern Bus and Mobility on this purchase.  Jansen Chevrolet is going to purchase our Traverse as a “trade-in” from Southern Bus.  Southern bus will also “buy back” our new accessible van after 4 years at 45% of the purchase price.  We also met with the student (who will be riding to school in the van) to make sure that she was comfortable in the vehicle and that there was plenty of room for her and two other students to be transported.  After the review, the student and her mother are thrilled with the set-up of the new vehicle. We have sufficient funds in our Transportation Budget to make the purchase this fiscal year. A motion to purchase a van from Southern Bus Mobility for $27613 with a buy back purchase of 45% of purchase price ($18205) was made by Voss, second by Ricther.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve Warnecke Building Construction to repair the mortar joint on the exterior walls of the building for $17100 was made by Voss, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None 

 

A motion to approve Millenium Construction to construct an insulated wall between Kruse and Johnson's rooms for $13890 was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None   

 

There are also various areas of the building that are in desperate need of paint.  As we have discussed in the past, we will be refinishing the East Gym floor this summer.  It would be a good time to repaint the gym before or while refinishing the East Gym floor.  It has been several years since the gym was painted and it would make that entire space look new if we completed both of those projects together. Dr. Foutch also suggested that the weight room and both west gym (boys and girls) locker rooms are in desperate need of painting.  Joe Lampe asked Albers Painting in Breese for estimates on these projects and Dr. Foutch asked RP Coating to give us a bid.  A motion to approve Albers Painting to paint East gym interior, weight room and locker rooms was made by Richter, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Dr. Foutch reviewed the architectural drawings of our new varsity baseball dugouts.  As a reminder, this project will be completed with 50% of the funds coming from our recently received School Maintenance Project Grant and 50% of the funds coming from PAWS. 

 

A motion to schedule Budget Amendment Hearing for June 15 @ 6:45PM was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve renewal membership with IASB for $3766 was made by Kennedy, second by VOss.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Brian Short as zero hour PE instructor was made by Richter, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Cody Swires for a FT support aide position pending all necessary requirements are met was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Brandon Book as Sophomore BBSK Coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kruse, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Lacy Lakenburges as JV Cheer Coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Voss, second by Kenendy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Katelyn Kennedy as assistant volunteer Cheer coach pending all necessary requirements are met was made by Kruse, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Sean Kennedy - Abstain Nay – None

 

A motion to accept resignation of Eric Chrostoski as Band Instructor was made by Kennedy, second by Richter.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Ketchum reviewed with the BOE the current progress of E-Learning - attendance, grading and final exams.

 

Ms. Lohman has been working on the Master Schedule for 2020-2021. She is working through individual scheduling conflicts now.

 

Dr. Ketchum reported on the success of the virtual graduation.  There were 20 seniors who did not show for virtual graduation and of those 20, 8 did not want to walk.  We had an overall response rate of 95%.  The plan is to release the completed video link on May 28th. 

 

Dr. Ketchum recognized our Student Council for their work during Teacher Appreciation Week. 

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by Richter at 8:21PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

Mike Nettemeier                    Tim Richter                   

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

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