October

 

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

BOARD OF EDUCATION 
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, October 18th, 2021 7:00 PM

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 Reports

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 Update on West Wing Remodel Project

 7.0

 New Business

7.1 Employ Flag Corps Sponsors

7.2 Approval of Volunteer for FFA

7.3 Approve Overnight Trip Request for FFA National Convention

7.4 Approve Resignation of Scholar Bowl Sponsorship

 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 October 18, 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 Myles, Kelly and Mike Kampwerth, Konnor and Malarie Kueper and Kelly Ross (7:33)

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

Dr. Ketchum recognized Myles “Tiger” Kampwerth and Konnor Kueper for their recent success at the State Golf tournament.  Myles and Konnor represent the first showing in school history at the state tournament.  Both students represented Central well.  Myles is involved in many activities at Central.  Konnor, as a freshman, plans to get involved more over the next few years at Central.  Congrats to both boys for their hard work and representation at the State Golf tournament.

We were informed last week that Central was selected to receive $50,614 of Digital Equity Grant funds from the State of Illinois.  Funds from this grant will be used to purchase new Clear Touch devices (similar to those that are installed in the library) in multiple classrooms.   We are currently in the process of getting a bid on the purchase and install and the plan is to replace multiple old smartboard and projector systems with the new technology this summer.

Central will again be hosting the district-wide curriculum alignment meeting on October 29th.  At this meeting, teachers from the feeder school junior highs will have the opportunity to meet and discuss curriculum with teachers from Central.  We will also provide space for elementary school teachers to meet with representatives (who teach the same grade level) at other schools in our district.  The day will begin with a motivational speech from former Illinois State Superintendent of the Year, Jim Burgett.  

Based on information we collected last spring, there were a total of 183 8th grade students in our district.  Out of that total, 149 of those students enrolled at Central and 34 enrolled at Mater Dei.  To put that in perspective, 81% of the 8th grade students in our district last year enrolled at Central. 

Dr. Foutch updated the BOE on the West Wing Remodel of the Science and Food labs.  The science lab remodel is moving along very quickly.   The plans are nearing completion and we greatly appreciate having our science teachers input at every step along the way of this project.  The teachers selected a flexible seating design for three of the classrooms that will work extremely well for both the present day needs of our students and also well into the future.

Dr. Foutch is currently in the process of collecting bids from 3 different contractors for the Foods Lab remodel.  This project will include the refinishing of all the current cabinets (painting with new cabinet doors and drawer faces) and also the install of new counter tops.  The three contractors that have been contacted are DBA Cabinetry, Don Voss, and Brad Toennies. 

Our Health Life Safety amendment for the asbestos abatement and flooring project has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.  We have not received word in regards to our School Maintenance Grant proposal at this time.

A motion to employ Brianna Schulte and Lisa Schulte as co-sponsors of Flag Corps  was made by Amy, second by Kori.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

A motion to employ Dalton Painter as a FFA volunteer was made by Jeff, second by Tanya.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

A motion to approve a FFA overnight stay on October 27-29 was made by Kori, second by Tanya.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None 

A motion to approve the resignation of Cathy Kohnen as the Scholar Bowl sponsor was made by Tim, second by Amy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

Dr. Ketchum updated the BOE on enrollment numbers and quarantine numbers.

The School Improvement Team met on Wednesday, 10/13/21 and discussed the upcoming Teacher Institute Day, transitioning from 1st to 2nd quarter and after school test prep opportunities.

Dr. Ketchum noted that 73 students took the PSAT test last week.

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 many accomplishments of our Ag Department: Central place 5th overall in Soil Judging, with Clara Tebbe individually placing 2nd; Lauren Wolter earned 2nd place in the section contest; Ms. Carlson is taking some Ag students to the Ag Ed CDE and then leaving for the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Katie Florczyk was recognized for recently starting up a Creative Writing Club.  There were 40 students who attended the initial meeting.

Dr. Ketchum thanked Ms. Karrie Kujawa and the Student Council for organizing the Homecoming and Homecoming week festivities. 

Lacy Voss coordinated a Maren Poettker donation at the last volleyball game. 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Mary Lou, second by Jeff to discuss personnel. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 7:54PM.

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Jeff,  second by Mary Lou.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter, Jeff Kampwerth.  Nay – None  Motion  carried at 8:13PM.

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Tim, second by Amy at 8:14PM.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Kori Voss, 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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