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6-19-2017 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

JUNE 19TH, 2017                        REGULAR MEETING                BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER  

President, Dr. Harvey Burnett, opened the meeting at 6:00 pm

 

ROLL CALL  

PRESENT: R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett

 

  ABSENT: K. Laesch & D. Wentworth

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Dr. Andrea van der Laan & Tricia Lowery

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the regular meeting of June 19th, 2017 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

None

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE/CITIZENS CONCERNS

 

None

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS

 

Business Manager, Mrs. Tricia Lowery, reported that school bus inspections were completed and went well. We received one red tag throughout the entire process.

 

SUPERINTENDENT /DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

Dr. Andrea van der Laan provided information that there were no bulling incidents reported and no news updates on copper theft.  Dr. van der Laan also commented that she and Athletic Director, Mr. Lonnie Hoover had been to Stark Elementary building to continue in the cleaning and clearing it out process and provided update on paving project.

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, The minutes of the regular meeting of June 6th be adopted as written. ROLL CALL VOTE:  R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

WARRANTS MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by S. Tobler, The Board of Education approve the payment of payroll of $937,886.90 and the payment of expenditures of $230,784.55 for invoices from the General Fund and the payment of payroll of $17,485.16 and the payment of expenditures of $106.034.36 for invoices from the School Service Fund.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

ADOPTION OF THE 2016-17 FINAL BUDGET AMENDMENT & 2017-18 BUDGET APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, The Buchanan Board of Education, in accordance with the General Appropriations act, accepts the Buchanan Community Schools budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 amended as presented and the 2017-18 Budget Appropriation.  Said documents to be entered into the minutes of this meeting and to take immediate effect.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

 

2017-18 EXTRA-CURRICULAR APPOINTMENTS

 

MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education approves Buchanan Middle School and Ottawa Elementary extra-curricular assignments for 2017-18 as recommended by building Principals below:

Buchanan Middle School Ottawa Elementary
Name Activity Name Activity
Monica Luke Part-time MS Spelling Bee (3) Wendy Murphy Vertical Team ELA
   

MS ELA Dept. Chair (3) ½ time

Melissa Seddon Vertical Team ELA
  Vertical Team ELA   Kindergarten Dept. Chair
   

Pride Council (.5)

Mary Ward Vertical Team Math
Trinity Young MS Yearbook Club Advisor Lisa Sears Vertical Team Math
    Holly Duthler Vertical Team Science
Joe Elsheikhi Vertical Team Chair – Math   Mentor for Clarissa Lolmaugh

(first year in first grade)

  MS Math Dept. Chair (3) Amy Evans Vertical Team –  Science
  Vertical Team – Math Lisa Traeger Vertical Team –Social Studies
Sarah Frazier Vertical Team Chair – Social Studies Melissa Calvillo Vertical Team – Social Studies
  Social Studies Dept. Chair (3) Kari Chase Pre-School Dept. Chair
David Garland Vertical Team – Math Cathy Tapia Elementary SpEd Dept. Chair
Dale Groves Vertical Team – Social Studies Shelley Lietz Mentor – Maggie Patnoudes (2nd yr)
Nicole Hughes Vertical Team (ELA)    
  ELA Dept. Chair (3) ½ time    
Shannon Jeffries Pride BUCK Council (.5)    
  Science Dept. Chair (3)    
  Vertical Team – Science    
Natalie Kluge Pride Council    
Jason Kuntz History Club Advisor    
Melissa Lyon MS Sped Dept. Chair (2)    
  MS Homework Club    
Kathy McLaughlin 8 days MS Counselor    
  SI Team Chair (1)    
Ryan Mohney Art Club    
Chelsie Schmitt Part-time MS Spelling B (3)    
  Pride Council (.5)    
  Vertical Team – Science    
Sondra Staggs Pride BUCK Council (.5)    
  Pride Council (.5)    
Derek Tefft Activity Teachers Chair (4.5)    
       

 

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

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS This is the final meeting with Dr. Andie, evaluations are in, the district will have 17 of 25 dead trees removed this summer.

 

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING  

 

Monday, July 17th, 6pm @ Buchanan High School

 

 

ADJOURNMENT 6:15 pm
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