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9-18-2017 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017                       REGULAR MEETING               BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

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

 

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

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Mr. Timothy J. Donahue & Mrs. Tricia Lowery

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION BY Member R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the regular meeting of September 18, 2017 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee & S. Tobler NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

S. Steinke, K. Falkenstein & D. Miller

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE/CITIZENS CONCERNS

 

None

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS

 

None
SUPERINTENDENT /DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

All departments and building Principals submitted September 2017 updates respectively.  Mr. Donahue reported an increase of students within the district by a count of 37. Out of the new students reported, 34 of them are school of choice.  Mr. Donahue further discussed 2017 M-Step results and parking procedures at the Buchanan High School.

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, The minutes of the regular meeting of August 21st, 2017 be adopted as written. ROLL CALL VOTE K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee & S. Tobler NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

WARRANTS MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Board of Education approve the payment of payroll of $705,699.98 and the payment of expenditures of $236,147.93 for invoices from the General Fund and the payment of payroll of $3907.44 and the payment of expenditures of $16,574.88 for invoices from the School Service Fund.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee & S. Tobler NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

BUCHANAN STEP UP GRADUATION CERTIFICATION MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, Upon satisfactory completion of district requirements for High School Graduation, the Board of Education hereby approves:

 

Buchanan Step Up: Arianna Simonetti

Louis Innamorato Jr.

 

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

 

 

 

NON CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

 

MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the recommendations as submitted by High School Principal, Mrs. Stacey DeMaio and Moccasin Elementary Principal, Mrs. Stacey Denison to hire the following non-certified employees for the 2017-18 school year.

 

BHS Behanioral Interventionist Mr. Jared Rusher
Moccasin Paraprofessional Mrs. Patricia Smith

 

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

 

CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATION

 

MOTION BY Member K. Laesch, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of approves the recommendation as submitted by Middle School Principal, Mr. Mark Kurland, To hire Mrs. Tara Carlsen as 7th Grade Math Teacher for the 2017-18 school year.  Mrs. Carlsen is recommended at step 13 of the BEA agreement due to her tenure within another school district.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee & S. Tobler NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

2017-18 BMS EXTRA-CURRICULA UPDATES

 

MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the Buchanan Middle School extra-curricula updates for 2017-18 as presented below:

Sondra Staggs:      Pride Council .5

Pride BUCK Council .5

Vertical Team Chair – Math

MS Math Dept. Chair

Vertical Team – Math

Mentor – Tara Carlsen (7th grade math teacher)

 

Monica Luke:          Vertical Team Chair – ELA

 

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

 

CROSSING GUARD SERVICE AGREEMENT

 

MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member S. Tobler, The Buchanan Board of approves the proposed Crossing Guard Service agreement as agreed between the Buchanan Community Schools and City of Buchanan.  Effective date of agreement – August 15, 2017,

 

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

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES STAFF REIREMENT: KAREN POSNIK

 

MOTION BY Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education accepts the retirement of:  Karen Posnik, Transportation Services.  The Board would like to thank Karen for 3 years of dedication & service to the students of Buchanan Community Schools.  We wish Karen the best in all future endeavors.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE RESIGNATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION BY Member C. Lee, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch, The Buchanan Board of Education accepts the resignations of:

BMS Interventionist – Sheila Iannarelli, effective September 29th, 2017

BMS Grade 7 Math – Joe Elsheikhi, effective September 29th, 2017

 

The Board would like to thank Mrs. Iannarelli and Mr. Elsheikhi for their service to the students of the Buchanan Community School District.  We wish Mrs. Iannarelli and Mr. Elsheikhi the best in future endeavors.

 

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

 

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS None
 

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

Monday, October 16, 6pm @ Buchanan High School

 

 

ADJOURNMENT 6:23 pm

 

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