Buchanan Community Schools

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Month: March 2017

Buchanan Board hosts finalist in search for Superintendent

Contact:  Gary Rider, Regional President, Michigan Leadership Institute, 616-901-3738 or gridermli@gmail.com Buchanan Board hosts finalist in search for Superintendent The Buchanan Community School District and Board will host a series of day long meetings with Finalist Timothy Donahue on Tuesday, April 11.  Mr. Donahue will meet with several focus groups during the day, to be followed by a community open house at 6:15 in the Middle School Media Center. Finalist Ryan Sines withdrew from the process Wednesday.  Search consultant Gary Rider said, “I received a call from Mr. Sines early Wednesday morning letting me know he needed to withdraw from the search.  He expressed his regrets for doing so after […]

District Credit Cards

                                     CREDIT CARD LISTING 2015-16 CARD TYPE POSITION CREDIT LIMIT Mastercard Business Manager  $           5,000 Mastercard Superintendent  $           7,000 Mastercard HS Assisitant Principal  $           3,000 Mastercard Auto Tech Teacher  $           3,000 Mastercard Tech Director  $           3,000 Mastercard Operations Manager  $           5,000 Mastercard Mechanic  $        10,000 Mastercard Athletic Director  $           5,000 Mastercard HS Principal  $           3,000 Mastercard Moccasin Elementary Principal  $           3,000 Mastercard MS Principal  $           3,000 Mastercard MS Principal  $           3,000 Mastercard Ottawa Elementary Principal  $           3,000 Mastercard Middle School  $           5,000 Mastercard Moccasin Elementary School  $           5,000 Mastercard Ottawa Elementary School  $           3,000 Mastercard High School  $           5,000 Mastercard Culinary Teacher  $           3,000 Mastercard Food Service Director  $           4,000 […]

District Paid Association Dues

Annual amount spent of dues paid to Associations  2015-16 VENDOR                                                                                                                         AMOUNT Association of School Business Officials (ASBO)                                                           $       219 Berrien/Cass/Van Buren School Business Officials (BCVSBO)                                      $         25 Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce                                                                         $       710 Hospital Purchasing Service (HPS)                                                                                $     3,045 BCS Conference                                                                                                             $     1,000 MAS/FPS                                                                                                                        $           85 MEMSPA                                                                                                                         $     1,100 MIAAA                                                                                                                             $         220 Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT)                                                    $        140 Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)                                                 $        885 Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB)                                                             $     3,785 Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)                                    $         990 Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO)                                                                   $         270 MIEM                                                                                                                               $         260 MIVCA                                                                                                                              $          50 MSBOA                                                                                                                            $     1,893 NASSP                                                                                                                             $        385 NSTA                                                                                                                                $          95 […]

Buchanan Board sets first round interviews for new Superintendent

March 23, 2017 Contact:  Gary Rider, Regional President, Michigan Leadership Institute, 616-901-3738 or gridermli@gmail.com   The Buchanan School Board will interview three candidates for the position of Superintendent. The invitations to interview were extended near the end of a special board meeting Tuesday night with consultant Gary Rider. Rider is the Regional President of the Michigan Leadership Institute who was selected by the Board to lead the search effort.  A fourth candidate had been invited to interview, but withdrew after being offered a position late Wednesday night. During the meeting, Rider presented 29 applicants to the Board.  The Board reviewed their resumes, and then Rider facilitated the process to narrow […]


Moccasin’s Coordinated Health and Wellness Committee received the 2016-2017 Building Health Communities Grant. Ask a Moccasin student about the exciting changes with this grant… Fruit Infused Water Go Noodle Plus Active Recess Cart Daily Wellness Announcements from Students Look for more information on other wellness activities coming soon.

3-20-2017 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN   MARCH 20, 2017               REGULAR MEETING                BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL   CALL TO ORDER   President, Dr. Harvey Burnett, opened the meeting at 6:03 pm   ROLL CALL PRESENT: K. Laesch (4 minutes tardy), R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett   ABSENT: None     OTHERS PRESENT : Dr. Andrea van der Laan   ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the regular meeting of March 20, 2017 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. […]

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