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11-20-2017 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2017                       REGULAR MEETING                 BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER President, Dr. Harvey Burnett, opened the meeting at 6:02 pm
ROLL CALL PRESENT: K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett

  ABSENT: C. Lee
  OTHERS PRESENT : Mr. Timothy J. Donahue
ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the

agenda for the regular meeting of November 20, 2017 be adopted as written.

ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

K. Falkenstein, K. Hurlbutt, and  M. Young
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE/CITIZENS CONCERNS Matt Young offered comments in support of the current football coaching staff.
INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS

 

Superintendent Donahue discussed strategic goals, his establishment of a

dress code committee that has met for their first meeting in November; second

meeting to take place in December.  He further discussed serving

Thanksgiving meals at Moccasin and bid the District Thanksgiving well wishes.

SUPERINTENDENT /DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

Transportation, Ottawa, Moccasin, Technology, Food Service,

Buchanan Virtual, Business Office, BMS, and BHS submitted

October 2017 updates respectively.

MEETING MINUTES

 

MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The

minutes of the regular meeting of October 16th and special meeting of

October 26th, 2017 be adopted as written. ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch,

R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None

MOTION  ADOPTED

WARRANTS MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by D. Wentworth,

The Board of Education approve the payment of payroll of $864,312.06 and

the payment of expenditures of $300,025.02 for invoices from the General

Fund and the payment of payroll of $16,404.20 and the payment of

expenditures of $113,498.90 for invoices from the School Service Fund.

ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

DISTRICT ORGANIZATIONAL CHART MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler,

The Buchanan Board of Education approves the revised District

Organizational Chart for the 2017-18 School year as submitted by

Superintendent, Timothy J. Donahue.

ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) – RECOMMENDED MICHIGAN MERIT CURRICULUM CREDIT 2017-18

 

MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch,

The Buchanan Board of Education approves the recommendations as

submitted by Executive Director of Academic Services, Mrs. Karla Hurlbutt,

to accept the recommended Michigan Merit Curriculum Credits for the listed

CTE programs 2017-18:

 

Automotive Technology

Culinary
Web and Design Cosmetology
IT Academy Sports Medicine
CISCO

ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

BOARD POLICIES – FIRST READING

 

MOTION BY Member H. Burnett, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch,

The Buchanan Board of Education approves the first reading of the following

NEOLA – volume 32, NO. 1; new, revised, and or deleted policies:

 

POLICY Description
0166.01 Consent Agenda
0167.1 Voting
1421 Criminal History Record Check
1439 Administrator Discipline
2410 Prohibition of Referral or Assistance
2414 Reproductive Health and Family Planning
2418 Sex Education
3121 Criminal History Record Check
3139 Staff Discipline
4121 Criminal History Record Check
4139 Staff Discipline
7540.03 Technology – Student Technology Acceptable

Use & Safety

7540.04 Technology – Staff Technology Acceptable

Use & Safety

7540.05 Technology – District Issued Staff Email Account
7540.06 Technology -District Issued Student Email Account
8142 Criminal History Record Check
8321 Criminal Justice Information Security

(Non-Criminal Justice Agency)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch,

The Buchanan Board of Education approves the recommendations as

submitted by transportation supervisor Mrs. Angie Portt and Ottawa

Elementary Principal Mrs. Karin Falkenstein to hire the following employees

for the 2017-18 school year within the referenced capacities:

 

Transportation:                      Jeremy Lane – Substitute Bus Driver

Deanna Karpinski – Bus Driver

Ann Kenyon – Bus Driver

Ottawa Elementary:              Denall Miller – Intervention Facilitator

ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

 

2017-18 EXTRA-CURRICULA & ATHLETIC UPDATES

 

MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch,

The Buchanan Board of Education approves the extra-curricular & athletic

updates for 2017-18 as presented below:

 

Buchanan High School Extracurricular Assignment
Tony DeOrnellas Close Up Advisory (half time)
Buchanan Middle School Extracurricular Assignment
Shannon Jeffries Mentor for Angel Whitsel (7th grade Math) – Year 1

 

Athletic Coach
Athletic Assignment
Ryan Mohney MS Football, Step/Class – 8/7
Ryan Mohney Varsity Track, Step/Class – 8/4
Athletic Coaching Resignation Open Athletic Position
Derek Tefft 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth,

S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS –          Dialogue regarding the Buchanan Community Schools Band performing

at Disney

–          Trustee, Dennis Wentworth discussed the MASB Annual Leadership

Conference that he recently attended

–          Thanksgiving wishes to the District on behalf of the Board of Education

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING  

Monday, December 18, 6pm @ Buchanan High School

 

ADJOURNMENT 6:45 pm

 

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