01-21-2019 Board Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: January 24, 2019)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

JANUARY 21, 2019         REGULAR MEETING        BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER  

PRESIDENT: Dr. Harvey Burnett opened the meeting at 6:01 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 K. Laesch, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the regular meeting of January 21, 2019 be adopted as written.

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

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

Angela Portt, Linsey Miller, Karla Hurlbutt, Karin Falkenstein, Stacey DeMaio, Brian Pruett, and Doris Hamilton

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS None

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS January 16, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting Report provided by committee member J. DeVlaminck.

 

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

–          Mr. Donahue reported on the PD activities for teachers that occurred on January 21st.

–          Mr. Donahue updated the Board on new laws impacting education passed in December 2018.

–          Mr. Donahue recognized and thanked the Board as part of School Board Recognition month, and he reviewed the items and gifts presented to Board members to show the staff and students’ appreciation for the Board.

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

MOTION by R. Writer, SECONDED by C. Lee, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of January 21, 2019 be adopted as written:

1.        Minutes:

01-07-2019

12-17-2019

2.        Warrants:   December 2018 Expenditures

3.        Recommendations to hire as submitted by High School Principal Mrs. Stacey DeMaio & Transportation Supervisor Mrs. Angela Portt:

Recommended Employee Title
Bryan Pearson BHS Math Interventionist
Patty Sanford Vehicle Operator

 

4.        Staff Resignations as submitted:

·          Renee Cornwell

·          Shannon Best

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

 

BVA GRADUATION CERTIFICATION

 

Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By D. Wentworth, upon satisfactory completion of district requirements for high school graduation, the Board of Education hereby approves:

 

Buchanan Virtual Academy Students:

–       Anna McCray

–       Alana Miller

–       Alexis Heller

 

To Be Certified For Graduation.

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

 

ADOPTION OF THE 2018-19 AMENDED BUDGET MOTION BY Member C. Lee, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education in accordance with the General Appropriations Act, accepts the Buchanan Community Schools amended Budget Appropriations resolution for the fiscal year 2018-19 as presented.  Said documents to be entered into the minutes of this meeting and to take immediate effect.

Resolution Item Board Member remark:  C. Lee commented that we have to stop deficit spending.

ROLL CALL 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  

Board Members expressed their interest in being invited to events such as Spelling Bees.  R. Writer spoke about Professional Development provided today, January 21st.  She discussed the risks and fears of trying something new.   Mrs. Writer also mentioned how attentive our staff appeared to the presenter and that the presenter is a graduate of BHS.

 

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING Monday, February 18th, 6pm @ Buchanan Middle School – Media Center
ADJOURNMENT 6:24 pm

 

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Updated: January 24, 2019 — 9:26 AM