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11-19-2018 Board Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: November 27, 2018)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

NOVEMBER 19, 2018                     REGULAR MEETING        BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER  

President: Dr. Harvey Burnett opened the meeting at 6:02 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, Tricia Lowery, and Daryl Miller

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the regular meeting of November 19, 2018 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

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

K. Hurlbutt, M. Patnoudes, E. Kratky, Karen & Jerry Cuthbert, M. Hollandsworth, R. Cornwell, & J. Elliott.

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS None

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS Mrs. Karla Hurlbutt, Executive Director of Academic Services provided presentation to update the Board on the 3rd grade reading bill.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT/DEPARTMENT REPORTS –  Buck Staff Recognition November Winner – Mrs. Karen Cuthbert

Mrs. Cuthbert was presented with a gift and certificate of recognition.

Other November Nominees Mentioned: Brian Pruett, Chris Froelich, Jessica Elliott, Kristen Wahlstrom, Lisa Holok, Mark Hollandsworth, Melissa Frost, Stacey Lee, Renee Cornwell, and Stacey DeMaio

–  Updates for BMS, Moccasin, Ottawa, Director of Academics, Business Office & Operations, Food service, Technology, Transportation, and Athletics were provided respectfully.

–  Secure doors at BHS updates were provided along with a discussion regarding the need of protocols for greeting visitors to buildings.

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

MOTION by K. Laesch, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of November 19th, 2018 be adopted as written:

1.     Minutes:

10-15-2018

11-07-2018

2.        Warrants:   October 2018 Expenditures

3.        Recommendations to hire as submitted by Middle School Principal Mr. Mark Kurland,Ottawa & Moccasin Elementary Principals Mrs. Karin Falkenstein & Stacey Denison, and Transportation Supervisor Mrs. Angela Portt:

Recommended Employee Title
Dottie Prince BMS Learning Center Interventionist
Caitlyn Jepkema Elementary Music Teacher
Ann Kenyon Bus Driver

 

4.        Extracurricular Updates:

Ottawa Elementary
Clarissa Lolmaugh Vertical Team – Social Studies
Melissa Calvillo Mentor for Christi Mangold (yr.1)

 

5.        Staff Resignations as submitted:

·          Daniella Freeman – Vehicle Operator

6.        Athletic recommendations as submitted:

·          Resignation – Jake Wahlstrom – Assistant Football coach

·          Winter Coaching recommendations as follows:

Coach Position Step Class/Level CAP
Russel Philip Girls Varsity Soccer 1 3 1,2
Jeff Kyles 8th MS Boys Basketball 1 7 none
Dan Holloway 7th MS Boys Basketball    7 7 none

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

VAN PURCHASE

 

MOTION by S. Tobler, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the recommendation as submitted by Tricia Lowery, Executive Director of Business and Operations, for the district to purchase a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SE from Sorg Dodge Chrysler Jeep for a total of $23,808.00

 

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

 

2006 F550 4X4 DIESEL DUMP TRUCK WITH V-PLOW PURCHASE MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the recommendation as submitted by Tricia Lowery, Executive Director of Business and Operations, to purchase a 2006 F550 4×4 diesel dump truck with v-plow from Craig Bever Excavating in Buchanan, MI for a total of $19,500; with the understanding that the selling of various operation department assets will offset majority of the cost, and the purchase of this item will allow plowing and other grounds maintenance to be completed by district maintenance/ operations employees.

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

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION AND BEA LETTER OF AGREEMENT MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, The Buchanan Board Of Education ratifies the Letter of Agreement Between the Buchanan Board Of Education and the Buchanan 5-C Educational Association MEA/NEA as presented regarding master’s degree salary advancement to be incorporated into the 2018-2021 BCS-BEA Contract.

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

 

SCHOOL ADVANCE PRINCIPAL AND BUILDING LEADER RUBRIC/DOMAIN UPDATES MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch,

The Buchanan Board Of Education approves the School Advance Principal And Building Leader Framework 2.0 rubric domain evaluation categories as submitted by Superintendent Donahue.

 

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

 

Superintendent Goals and timeline MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member D. Wentworth,

The Buchanan Board of Education accepts the Superintendent goals, expectations, and timeline as recommended by the Personnel Committee at their meeting that occurred November 7, 2018.

 

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

 

BHS BAND EXTENDED OVERNIGHT TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY PROPOSAL MOTION BY Member K. Laesch, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer,

The Buchanan Board of Education approves the BHS Band trip to New York City, for the purposes of allowing students an opportunity to expand on their classroom learning, exposure to multiple performing arts points of interest and to experience real-world application of the craft.  The BHS Band is expected to depart November 22, 2019 and returning November 27, 2019, in accordance with Board policy #2340.  This BHS Band trip will be under the sponsorship of Mr. Mark Hollandsworth.

 

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

 

BOARD POLICIES – FIRST READING MOTION BY Member H. Burnett, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee, The Buchanan Board Of Education approves the first reading of the following NEOLA – volume 33, no. 1; new, revised, and or deleted  policies:

POLICY

DESCRIPTION
0100 Definitions
0122 Revised Bylaw
0131.1 Revised Bylaw
0143.1 Revised Bylaw
0165.6 Revised Bylaw
0166 Revised Bylaw
0167.1 Revised Bylaw
0167.2 Revised Bylaw
0167.3 Revised Bylaw
0167.6 Revised Bylaw
1422 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
1662 Anti-Harassment
2112 Parent and Family Engagement
2260 Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity
2261 Title I Services
2261.01 Parent and Family Member participation in Title I Programs
2261.03 District and School Report Card
2271 Postsecondary (Dual) Enrollment Option Program
2700 P.A. 25 Annual Report
3120 Employment of Professional Staff
3120.04 Employment of Substitutes
3122 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
3130 Assignment and Transfer
3362 Anti-Harassment
4122 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
4162 Controlled Substance and Alcohol policy for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Drivers and Other Employees Who Perform Safety Sensitive Functions
4362 Anti-Harassment
5330 Use of Medications
5460 Graduation Requirements
5517 Anti-Harassment
5517.02 Sexual Violence
5540 Interrogation of Students
5610 Emergency Removal, Suspension, and Expulsion of Students
5610.01 Expulsions/Suspension – Required by Statute
5611 Due Process Rights
5630.01 Student Seclusion and Restraint
6325 Procurement – Federal Grants/Funds
6350 Prevailing Wage Coordinator
8210 School Calendar

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

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS R. Writer wished all a Happy Thanksgiving.  Mrs. Writer also brought attention to October Student Athlete of the Month Murphy Wegener, and The Buck Staff Recognition collectively.

D. Wentworth gave acknowledgment and appreciation for the BHS Band Competition.

Dr. Burnett informed all of the Shop With A Cop that he and L. Henckle are collaboratively preparing.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING  

Regular Meeting: December 17th, 6pm @ Buchanan High School

 

ADJOURNMENT 6:42 pm

 

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