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01-07-2019 Board Meeting Minutes – Reorganizational

(Last Updated On: January 9, 2019)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

JANUARY 7, 2019         REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING    BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL BOARDROOM

CALL TO ORDER  

OPENING OF MEETING BY: Timothy Donahue, 6:01 pm

 

ROLL CALL PRESENT: C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett

ABSENT:   None

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue

 

PRESIDENT

 

Nomination by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler  for Member H. Burnett as president of the Board of Education of the Buchanan Community Schools for the 2019 calendar year.

VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

VICE PRESIDENT

 

Nomination by member D. Wentworth SECONDED by K. Laesch for member R. Writer as Vice President of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2019 calendar year.  VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

SECRETARY Nomination by member R. Writer SECONDED by C. Lee for member S. Tobler as Secretary of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2019 calendar year.  VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

TREASURER Nomination by member C. Lee SECONDED by K. Laesch for member J. DeVlaminck as Treasurer of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2019 calendar year.  VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA MOTION by Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED by Member R. Writer the agenda for the reorganizational meeting of January 7, 2019 be adopted as written.  VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 

MOTION by member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by K. Laesch the Board of Education appoint the following Board Members to the committees as specified below for the 2019 calendar year:

 

Budget:                           DeVlaminck      Wentworth         Lee

 

Cap. Plan.:                      DeVlaminck       Laesch             Wentworth

 

Personnel                        Tobler              Writer                 Laesch

 

Bd. Policy                          Burnett            Tobler                Lee

Review:

 

Communication:                Burnett             Writer                DeVlaminck

 

Berrien/Cass

School Bd. Assoc.:            Writer                  Alt:  Wentworrth

 

BRESA Voting Rep.:          Tobler                  Alt: Laesch

 

MASB Voting Delegate

& Legislative Rep.:            Burnett                Alt: Tobler

 

School Farm Advisory:       DeVlaminck

 

Curriculum Council:             Writer

 

Technology Committee:       Wentworth

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

BUILDING LIAISONS

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck  SECONDED by D. Wentworth the Board of Education appoint the following Board Members to serve in the capacity of building liaisons as specified below for the 2019 calendar year:

 

Buchanan High School:     DeVlaminck         Laesch              Burnett

Buchanan Middle School: Lee                        Wentworth        Burnett

Ottawa Elementary:          Tobler                     Laesch             Burnett

Moccasin Elementary:      Wentworth             Writer             Burnett

Virtual Academy:               Writer                    Burnett

VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

LEGAL COUNSEL MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by R. Writer the firm of Thrun Law, Lansing, Michigan, be appointed Board legal counsel for the 2019 Calendar year.   VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

DESIGNATION OF SCHOOL DEPOSITORIES MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by S. Tobler the following institutions be retained as depositories for the appropriate school funds for the 2019 Calendar Year:

General Fund:                                     United Federal Credit Union

Payroll:                                                 United Federal Credit Union

Food Service Fund:                            United Federal Credit Union

Trust & Agency Fund:                        United Federal Credit Union

Debt Retirement Funds 2008,

2012, 2013:                                         United Federal Credit Union

Building & Site Fund:                         United Federal Credit Union

Miscellaneous Funds:                         Honor Credit Union

Bond – 2013:                                      Chemical Bank

Investments:                                       MI CLASS Investment Pool

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 
BOARD MEETING CALENDAR MOTION by S. Tobler, SECONDED by K. Laesch the 2019 Board of Education calendar for meetings be approved as written.

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
2019 BOARD OF EDUCATION CALENDAR
401 West Chicago Street, Buchanan, MI 49107
Ph: (269)695-8401
Pursuant to Public Acts No. 451, Article I, Part 3, Section 115, Paragraph (1), the calendar for the Buchanan Board of Education is hereby published.  Meetings will be called for 6:00 p.m., unless advertised differently.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS OF THE BUCHANAN BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, January 7, 2019 Reorganizational Meeting Boardroom
Monday, January 21, 2019 Regular Meeting Middle School
Monday, February 18, 2019 Regular Meeting Middle School
Monday, March 18, 2019 Regular Meeting High School
Monday, April 15, 2019 Regular Meeting Ottawa School
Monday, 5/20/2019 This meeting is to begin at 7pm immediately following EOY Reception. Regular Meeting Middle School
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Regular Meeting High School
Monday, June 17, 2019 Regular Meeting Middle School
Monday, July 15, 2019 Regular Meeting High School
Monday, August 19, 2019 Regular Meeting Gardner School
Monday, September 16, 2019 Regular Meeting Moccasin School
Monday, October 21, 2019 Regular Meeting High School
Monday, November 18, 2019 Regular Meeting Middle School
Monday, December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting High School
Upon request to the Business Manager, the District shall make reasonable accommodation for a person with disabilities to be able to participate in this meeting.

VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, D. Wentworth, and     H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

 

INFORMATION REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS Set  Committee Meeting Dates

–          Emergency/Security Planning: 1/29/19 @ 5:30pm

–          Personnel Committee 1/30/19 @ 5:15pm

–          Capital Projects Committee:  1/23/19 @ 5:30pm

–          Finance Committee 1/16/19 @ 5:30pm

 
QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS  

None

 

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING  

Monday, January 21st, 6pm @ Buchanan Middle School – Media Center

 

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