October

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


BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday, October 19, 2020 7:00 PM

 

AGENDA

 

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Approval of Agenda

  4. Approval of Minutes

     

  5. Routine Business
    1. Financial Report
    2. Payment of Bills
    3. Recognition of Visitors / Public Comment
    4. Communications / Correspondence
    5. Information

     

  6. Old Business
    1. Dugout and Exterior Renovation Project Updates
      1. Approve Pay Application #2 to Litteken Construction
      2. Timeline for Entrance Canopy Projects

                            6.2    2nd Reading and Approval of Athletic Equipment Return Policy

     

  7. New Business
    1. Approve Job Posting for School Maintenance Position
    2. Approve Volunteer Boat Captains for Fishing Club
    3. Approve CEA Teacher Evaluation Memorandum of Understanding
    4. Discuss E-Learning Day Plan Approval for Emergency Day Use.

     

     

  8. Principal’s Report

 

      9.  Executive Session

 

      10.   Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Central Community High School was held on October 19, 2020 at 7:00PM in the Media Center.

 

Members present were Mike Nettemeier, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter and Sean Kennedy.  Visitors included Travis Gebke, Joe, Lori and Kolten Diesen.

 

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, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

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

 

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

 

Dr. Ketchum introduced Kolten Diesen as his “Cougar Spotlight”.  Kolten is not only a positive member of the Cougar family; he has recently been recognized twice by the College Board National Recognition Program. Kolten was 1 of 1.5 million juniors last year who took the PSAT/NMSQT and was first recognized as 1 of 34,000 Commended Students for the National Merit Scholarship program. Then, just over the past few days, we received confirmation that Kolten scored in the top 2.5% of all test takers who identify as a student from a rural area or small town. We are extremely proud of these recognitions! In addition to these academic accomplishments, Kolten is involved in several activities at Central including Baseball, Track and Field, NHS, Pit Crew, and Service Club. Future plans for Kolten include a focus on engineering – more specifically Chemical/Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he will begin his post-secondary experience either at Kaskaskia College and then on to Missouri S&T or he might transition straight into Missouri S&T as a freshman.

 

We continue to send reminders about outstanding textbook and activity fees by monthly notifications and hope to collect much of this during the first semester.  We also recently sent a letter to those families with significant outstanding accounts (of over $300) encouraging monthly payments or use of other payment methods. Dr. Foutch stated that we are currently at the same outstanding numbers that we were last year at this time. 

 

Dr. Foutch asked the BOE if he should plan the Board of Education and Administration Holiday Dinner.  The BOE agreed that January 7th would be a good date to meet.

 

The dugout project is moving along very well and we are getting ready to lay the brick for the dugouts.  There were some minor adjustments to plumbing that needed to be completed in order to make the storage space more usable, but the cost for these adjustments will be well within our allowances.   A motion to approve the FY21 Budget as presented was made by Kennedy, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Becky Boeschen presented the final FY21 Budget in the Budget hearing.  A motion to approve payment #2 to Litteken Construction for $17793.54 for the Dugout project was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

The entrance canopy project is also moving along.  It is expected for the canopies to be on site and installed by the New Year.

 

Amendments were made to our new Athletic Equipment Return policy.  The changes involve a “fine” for failing to return equipment to any athletic program.  A motion to approve the Athletic Equipment Return Policy was made by J. Kampwerth, second by Kruse.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

With the upcoming retirement of Mike Thole, Dr. Foutch feels that we need to post an expected vacancy to fill this position.  Although Mike does not plan to officially retire until the end of December, he has 4 weeks of vacation saved up and he plans on using his vacation prior to the end of his tenure at CCHS. A motion to advertise for the maintenance position was made by Voss, second by T. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Jeremy Pate as volunteer boat captain pending all necessary requirements was made by Voss, second by T. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

A motion to employ Kristopher Deien as volunteer boat captain pending all necessary requirements was made by Kruse, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

With the inherent challenges involved with education during a pandemic, the administration felt that it would be appropriate to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Education Association involving teacher evaluation practices for the 20-21 school year.  With all of the unknown circumstances that have been encountered this school year, we feel it would be best to push all tenured teacher evaluations back one calendar year.  We still plan to conduct all non-tenure teacher evaluations this school year with some adjustments to each teacher’s student growth rating.  All of our teachers are currently doing an excellent job managing the incredibly complex learning environment created by COVID. A motion to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Education Association regarding FY21 evaluations was made by Kennedy, second by T. Kampwerth. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

Many school districts in our area are planning to use E-Learning Days in place of the normal Emergency Days (snow days) this school year.  In order to utilize Online Classes during emergency days, the board must first set a public hearing date and approve the E-Learning Day plan.  Our students are very familiar with the platform and it would be a good alternative to extending the school year any longer into the summer.  A motion to set the hearing for the use of E-Learning Day in place of normal emergency days for November 16th at 6:45  was made by Voss, second by Kennedy.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT:

 

Dr. Ketchum updated the BOE on the quarantine and E-Learning numbers.

 

On Wednesday, October 14th, our seniors took the SAT’s and on Saturday, October 17th, some of our juniors took the PSAT. 

 

The School Improvement Team met on 10/14/20 to discuss the 10/23/20 full day in-service day.

 

Dr. Ketchum touched base on our Cougar Academic Support Program.  In addition to our ongoing AST offerings, this mandatory academic support program will focus on students who have below average grades and will require them to stay for specified periods of time and for designated days per week until grades have reached an acceptable/passing level. This systematic approach will no longer allow students to be “okay” with failing grades/missing assignments. Once students meet the acceptable/passing level of academic progress, he or she will be allowed to leave school at the typical release time. This additional academic support will further push Central towards achieving our goal of college or career readiness.

 

Our AG department has also had many accomplishments.  Congrats to Ms. Carlson, Lauren Wolter, Brock Heimann, Zach Kampwerth and Alex Houseman for their awards at Section competitions.

 

Dr. Ketchum recognized additional students for their accomplishments.  Congratulations to Clare Koerkenmeier who also scored in the top 2.5% of all test takers who identify as a student from a rural area or small town! Clare was 1of 1.5 million juniors last year who took the PSAT/NMSQT.  Congratulations also to Nate Rakers on finishing T-4th in the 2A Centralia Golf Sectional at the Greenview GC. Nate becomes the first male golfer at CHS to ever qualify for a state tournament!

 

The board entered into closed session on a motion by Voss, second by J. Kampwerth to discuss the personnel and Covid plans. Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 7:50PM.

 

The board entered back into open session on a motion by Voss, second by J. Kampwerth.  Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None  Motion carried at 8:27PM.

 

The board adjourned the meeting on a motion by Kennedy, second by T. Kampwerth at 8:28PM.    Roll call vote: Aye –Mike Nettemeier, Sean Kennedy, Mary Lou Voss, Amy Kruse, Jeff Kampwerth, Tanya Kampwerth, Tim Richter.  Nay – None

 

 

Mike Nettemeier                       Tim Richter                     

Board President                                  Board Secretary

 

 

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