June

Central Community High School District #71

7740 Old U.S. 50, Breese, IL  62230

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, June 15, 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 and Board Expenses/Reimbursements

2.3              Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment

2.4              Communications / Correspondence

2.5              Information

 

6.0              Old Business

6.2       Update Information on Summer Projects & School Maintenance     Grant Project

 

7.0              New Business

7.1              Approve Amended Budget for FY20

7.2              Approve 20-21 Board of Education Meeting Calendar

2.6              Approve 20-21 Substitute Rate of Pay

2.7              Approve 20-21 Payment of Officials and Gate Attendance Charge

2.8              Approve 20-21 Lunch and Breakfast Prices

2.9              Approve 20-21 Fee Schedule

2.10          Approve 20-21 Reimbursement and Per Diem Rates

2.11          Approve In-District Transfer for Maintenance Director Position

2.12          Employ Special Education Teacher Aide

2.13          Employ Volunteer Assistant for Girls Basketball

2.14          Accept resignation of Assistant Football coach(s)

 

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 June 15, 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.  Absent was Tanya Kampwerth.  Visitors included Eric Chrostoski and Tyler Jewell.

 

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

 

In regards to prom, it looks like the dance will need to be cancelled.  According to the Phase 4 guidelines, only 50 people will be allowed to occupy a space and Prom would far exceed that limit.  With that, we have had a group of senior parents organize a “Summer Formal” Dance that will be held at the Aviston Winery on July 11th.  Mrs. Amy Kruse has taken the lead on organizing that event and she secured the venue free of charge.  Way to go, Amy!! We would also like to give a huge thank you to the Aviston Winery for their generosity.  Although this event will not be sponsored by Central High School, we feel that it is a good compromise for our students.  Only junior and senior students from Central High School will be invited to the event and students from other schools (or prior graduates) will not be allowed to attend. This decision was made due to safety concerns and space limitations. 

 

It also looks like our “in-person” graduation ceremony will also need to be cancelled.  Again, there is a very small likelihood that the State of Illinois will have entered Phase 5 by the July 16th cut-off date.  Dr. Foutch felt it would be best to inform our parents of this decision well in advance of the planned ceremony.  We did complete our “Virtual Graduation” on May 28th.  The feedback from that event has been very positive and we have had several senior parents express their appreciation.  Many of those same parents have stated that the “Virtual Graduation” gave them the closure they were needing and they do not feel the same desire to have an “in-person” graduation as they did before.

 

Dr. Foutch shared his thoughts on “reopening school” in the fall.  There are several limiting factors in a high school setting that would inhibit our ability to have less than 250 students in school at a time, with all students six feet apart, and in the same classroom all day.  There are also serious limitations in regards to transportation.  Some states are requiring that buses are only allowed to have one student per seat.  Not only that, but students are only allowed to be seated in “every other” row of the school bus to maintain social distancing.  We would need to have a minimum of “3” additional bus runs per day to make this a possibility. That is not possible with the current constraints of our transportation budget.  However, it currently looks like the State of Illinois is going to leave it up to local school boards to make decisions in regards to students returning in the fall.  We will plan on working with the Clinton County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health to make those decisions. But, if we are forced to make adjustments like those listed above, then we will be forced to begin school in a virtual format.  In essence, from speaking with the grade school superintendents, we will either be in full student attendance or continue remote learning.  Based on the needs of all of our districts, it will be extremely difficult to create any type of “hybrid” learning plan.  If forced to begin the school year remotely, we will have the ability to better meet the needs of our students in this environment.  If we can have 50 students in the building at one time, for example, we could have groups of freshmen come in for the first few weeks in order to receive training on our “One-to-one” technology.  We could also have groups of struggling students come in to receive “in-person” tutoring. If we are allowed to have full student attendance in the fall, there will be new safety protocols in place at Central that will enable us to keep our students safe. Those protocols will include “quarantine rooms” for sick students and also other measures to ensure that sick students do not enter our building.  We will also have to have protocols in place for if/when a student or staff member in our building tests positive for Covid 19.  We plan to spend a large amount of time this summer developing those protocols and we will update the board as our planning moves forward.

 

Dr. Foutch provided updates on the School Maintenance Grant Project (Dugouts) as well as the exterior projects that are being considered. A motion to approve the letting of bids and seek proposals for the Dugout was made by Richter, 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 approve the exterior changes to the entrances was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve the FY20 amended budget as presented in the hearing was made by Ricther, 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 approve the 2020-21 BOE meeting calendar was made by J. Kampwerth, 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 approve the FY20 sub rate of pay as $84/day was made by Kennedy, second by Kruse. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve athletic official pay and gate admissions as presented 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 approve the increase in lunch and breakfast prices as presented 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 approve the student fee schedule as presented was made by Voss, second by Kruse. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

A motion to approve per diem reimbursement rates for staff meals and mileage as presented 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 Tyler Jewell as Band Instructor pending all necessary requirements are 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 Karen Kreke as instructional support staff was made by Voss, second by Kennedy. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

After analyzing our special education student needs for the 2020-21 school year, we realized that we will need additional instructional support staff in various classes.  When speaking with the special education department, Dr. Foutch stated that we would not be able to hire any additional staff.  With the addition of an individual aide for an incoming special education student, we would be short handed in our special education classes.  The new student (who requires individual assistance) will be placed in all regular education classes so the individual aid will not be available for support in our special needs classrooms. We could correct the issue - not by hiring additional staff, but by adding hours to our current instructional support staff’s work day. This way, we could cover all of our student needs without having to add additional staff.  This will be by far our most cost effective option. 

 

A motion to approve the in-District transfer of Clay Szczeblewski as Maintenance Director at $25.50/hour was made by Kennedy, 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 Kendra Wilken as volunteer assistant Girls basketball coach was made by Richter, 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 approve resignation of Ryan Kuper as co-assistant football coach and employ him as a volunteer coach was made by Kruse, 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 resignation of Nick Dall as co-assistant football coach and employ him as a volunteer coach was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Voss. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Ketchum informed the BOE that Permission was granted by ISBE/IDPH/Governor’s Office to resume behind-the-wheel instruction and we began on Monday, June 8th.  Though students are still behind on getting their licenses on their birthdays, our plan is ambitious and should allow us to drive extra hours this summer and close the gap on the lengthy list.

 

The end of year meeting for the School Improvement Team was held on June 2nd.  They developed our schedule for 2020-2021, including professional development that aligns with Central CHS Goals.

 

Dr. Ketchum talked about the Fall 2020 plan as far as E-Learning if that is the case.   

 

Mr. Hamon and Dr. Ketchum will be meeting on a regular basis this summer in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.  These meetings will not only cover expectations of Mr. Hamon’s role as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, but it will also provide a clearer path to specific job responsibilities. 

 

Dr. Ketchum talked about the stages of return to play for athletics.  Our athletic director and head coaches have met several times to make sure the first stage of return to play is safe for all of our athletes.

Dr. Ketchum recognized Grace Boeschen for being selected as a St. Louis Post Dispatch 2020 Scholar Athlete!  This award is extremely difficult to achieve due to the unwavering commitment of being an exceptional student in the classroom and a dedicated athlete in the gym.  Grace in the perfect example of a committed student/athlete and will be an asset to the field of speech/language pathology!

 

Dr. Ketchum also recognized Kayla Shanafelt on being selected as a 2020 Golden Apple Scholar of Illinois Award Recipient!  This award recognizes an elite group of future educators through paid scholar institutes, job placement assistance, mentoring, and tuition assistance (up to $23,000)!  Kayla is a great representative of what Golden Apple stands for and will make a wonderful educator in the future!

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by J. Kampwerth, second by Richter at 8:27PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

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Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

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