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8-20-2018 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

AUGUST 20, 2018           REGULAR MEETING        GARDNER SCHOOL HOUSE – SCHOOL FARM

 

CALL TO ORDER  

President Harvey Burnett opened the hearing at 6:04 pm

 

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

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the regular meeting of August 20th, 2018 be adopted as written.

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

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

R. Cornwell, J. Elliott, K. Rettig, D. Miller, and M. Nixon

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS None
INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS The Board presented Mrs. Donna Trigg with a gift for retirement and in recognition of 42 years of service to the Buchanan Community Schools.

 

Mr. Donahue updated the Board on our current hiring matters and vacancies.  He also shared details of the two upcoming PD days for our teachers on August 28-29th.  He extended an invitation to Board members to attend the district opening day presentation and breakfast on Monday, August 27th.

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION by K. Laesch, SECONDED by S. Tobler, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of August 20th, 2018 be adopted as written:

1.        Minutes:

7-16-2018

7-20-2018 Work-Session Board Retreat

2.        Warrants: June 2018 Expenditures

3.        Certified Staff Retirement:

Mrs. Donna Trigg – 42 years of dedication and service to Buchanan Community Schools

4.        Recommendations to hire as submitted by Moccasin Principal Mrs. Stacey Denison, Ottawa Principal Mrs. Karin Falkenstein, Buchanan Middle School Principal Mr. Mark Kurland and Business Manager Mrs. Tricia Lowery:

Certified Staff Title
Heidi Holloway 4th Grade Teacher – Moccasin
Michelle Horvath 3rd Grade Teacher – Moccasin
Lisa Gregory 2nd Grade – Moccasin
Christine Ewell Special Education Teacher – Moccasin
Amber Breden Media Assistant – Moccasin
Rebecca Dey Paraprofessional – Ottawa
Nichole Clemons Paraprofessional – BMS
Linsey Miller Business Office Accounting/BVA Assistant

 

5.        Recommendation to hire new coaches as submitted by Athletic Director Mr. Lonnie Hoover:

 

 

 

Coach Position Step Class CAP
Tim Carrigan Asst.HS Football 1/3 1 4 none
Tim McCaffery Asst.HS Football 1/3 1 4 none
Jake Wahlstrom Asst.HS Football 1/3 1 4 none
Megan Watkins JV Volleyball 1 5 1
Ryan Mohney MS Cross Country 8 7 1,2,3,4,5,6
Sandra Coquillard Sideline/Competitive Cheer 1 7 none
James Brawley Varsity Baseball 1 3 none

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.        Staff Resignations as submitted:

Katelyn Coules:  Special Education Teacher, JV Volleyball, Varsity Girls’ Soccer

Lindsay Harroff: MS Volleyball Coach

 

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

 

ADOPTION OF ELEMENTARY STUDENT HANDBOOKS

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by K. Laesch, The Buchanan Board of Education adopts the Buchanan Community Schools Elementary Student Handbook for the 2018-19 school year as presented.

 

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S EVALUATION MOTION BY Member K. Laesch, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education, accepts the recommendation as submitted by the Personnel Committee for the 2017-18 Superintendent’s evaluation.

 

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

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS Board Members discussed the Welcome Back agendas for August 27th – August 29th, 2018.  The Superintendent and Board Members further discussed the current situation of difficulty in hiring personnel.

 

Mark Nixon discussed work being completed on the Gardner School House and offered information regarding the school’s farm.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING Regular Meeting: September 17th, 6pm @ Buchanan Middle School – Media Center

 

ADJOURNMENT 6:27 pm
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