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3-19-2018 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

MARCH 19, 2018               REGULAR MEETING        BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL

CALL TO ORDER Vice President Sandy Tobler opened the meeting at 6:00 pm

 

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

 

  ABSENT: H. Burnett

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue & Tricia Lowery

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler the agenda for the regular meeting of March 19, 2018 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:        C. Lee, D. Wentworth, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, and S. Tobler

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

Lloyd Miller, Amy Evans, Sharon Steinke, Stacey DeMaio, Tori Austin, Dianne Ross, Linsey Miller, Jessica Cornelius, Daryl Miller, Sandra Emerick, Kris Rettig, Rose Reybuck, Lonnie Hoover, Laura Henckel, Julie Sosa, Lisa Weinberg, Karla Hurlbutt, Lisa Weinberg

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE/CITIZENS CONCERNS

 

–          Jessica Cornelius addressed the Board on behalf of the BEA regarding proposed modifications to offices in the High School Building

–          Julia Sosa expressed her concerns in the dissection of animals in science classes; she encouraged the Board to consider other options

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS

 

BHS, BVA, BMS, Moccasin, Ottawa, CTE & District Curriculum, Business Office, Food Service, Information Technology, Transportation and Athletics building/department updates were submitted respectively.

 

SUPERINTENDENT /DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

Mr. Donahue presented to the Board background information of the dress code committee of 14 and the comprehensive process in several drafts developed to get to the final drafted dress code policy for Board review.  He sought input from Board members to shape the final policy before adoption.

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by K. Laesch, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of March 19, 2018 be adopted as amended (Athletic Spring Coach has been removed from the consent agenda by request of member D. Wentworth):

 

1.    Minutes: 02-19-2018

2.    February 2018 Warrants & Treasury Reports

3.    Buchanan Virtual Academy Graduate

4.    Overnight/Extended Student Trips: Close-UP trip to Washington, D.C.

5.    Business Office Recommendation: Van Driver Rate Increase, Mr. Craig Kizer

6.    New Hire Recommendation: van Driver, Mr. Michael O’Shea

7.    Resignation: Buchanan Middle School – Paraprofessional: Mrs. Patricia Chance

8.    Certified Staff Retirements:

 

Mrs. Mary Ward – 33 years of dedication and service to Buchanan Community Schools

Mrs. Dianne Ross – 32 years of dedication and service to Buchanan Community Schools

 

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

2018 SPRING ATHLETIC COACHES – AMENDED

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Board of Education approved the 2018 Spring athletic varsity baseball coach as amended

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  C. Lee, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, and S. Tobler  NAYS: D. Wentworth    MOTION  ADOPTED

 

REINSTATEMENT OF STUDENT #516929 MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the recommendation to reinstate student #516929 to Buchanan High School effective the first semester of the 2018-19 school year with the following conditions:

 

–       Completion of current grade of the 2017-18 school year while at an alternative setting

–       An approved behavioral plan is made effective

–       Any serious disciplinary infraction after readmission, as a visitor, may result in permanent barring from Buchanan Community Schools property

 

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

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS None

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING  

April 16th, 6pm @ Buchanan Middle School

 

ADJOURNMENT 6:38 pm

 

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