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5-1-2018 Board Minutes

(Last Updated On: May 2, 2018)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

MAY 1, 2018                       REGULAR MEETING        BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER  

President Harvey Burnett opened the meeting at 6:05 pm

 

ROLL CALL  

PRESENT: C. Lee, D. Wentworth, K. Laesch(arrived at 6:05pm), R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, and H. Burnett

 

  ABSENT: None

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the regular meeting of May 1st, 2018 be adopted as written.

VOTE:        C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, S. Tobler, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

Denny Patzer of MASB, Sue Lentz, Sharon Steinke, Jessica Cornelius

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE/CITIZENS CONCERNS

 

None

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by D. Wentworth, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of May 1st, 2018 be adopted as written:

1.    Minutes: 04-16-2018

2.    2018 Spring athletic Coaching Update

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

 

FACULTY STAFF DAY RESOLUTION

 

MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Board of Education adopt the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS, Buchanan faculty and staff are committed to their philosophy that all students can learn; and

 

WHEREAS, Buchanan faculty and staff support that philosophy by encouraging, motivating, and inspiring all students to achieve their very best; and

 

WHEREAS, Buchanan faculty and staff support each other in sharing their expertise and their interest in their students; and

 

WHEREAS, Buchanan faculty and staff support open communication among administrators, parents, teachers, and students to promote education in the district; and

 

WHEREAS, Buchanan faculty and staff prepare their students for a global perspective in our rapidly changing world; and

 

WHEREAS, Buchanan faculty and staff are involved in solving educational problems that will lead to reform in education; and

 

WHEREAS, Buchanan faculty and staff actively participate in their communities; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Buchanan Board of Education designate, Friday, May 11, 2018, as BUCHANAN FACULTY AND STAFF DAY and call on the citizens and educators in the Buchanan School District to initiate appropriate activities to honor this important segment of our society.

 

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

RESOLUTION TO CHANGE THE LOCATION OF THE MAY 21ST, 2018 REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING  

 

 

MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education approves a location change of the May 21st, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting: from Moccasin Elementary School to the Buchanan Middle School located at 610 W. Fourth St., Buchanan, Michigan.  The time of the meeting will remain 6:00 pm.

 

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

 

MASB LEADERSHIP TRAINING  

MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, The Buchanan Board of Education acknowledges the completion of leadership development training with Michigan Association of School Boards, represented by Mr. Denny Patzer.

 

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

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS Discussions emerged regarding the End-of-Year Reception occurring at 5pm at the Buchanan Middle School.  Members also discussed McCoy Creek Trail.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING  

May 21st, 6pm @ Buchanan Middle School (immediately following End-of-Year Reception)

 

ADJOURNMENT 8:06 pm

 

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