03-18-2019 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: March 21, 2019)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

MARCH 18, 2019             REGULAR MEETING        BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER  

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

 

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

ABSENT:   D. Wentworth

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue and Daryl Miller

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch the agenda for the regular meeting of March 18, 2019 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

 

S. Staggs, M. Luke, N. Hughes, S. Bender, T. Austin, M. Seddon, L. Miller, D. Miller, M. Lyon, W. Murphy, E. Kratky, M. Watkins, A. Whitsel, T. Carlsen, N. Kluge, R. English, S. Jeffries, R. Wiersma, J. Leenhouts, H. Burks, N. Teshka, K. Rettig, K. Hurlbutt, T. Herrman, S. Herrman, G. Miller, L. Martin, E. Amiel, D. Garland, S. Frazier

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS S. Staggs, M. Luke, S. Jefferies, and N. Hughes – BMS Faculty members addressed the Board concerning topics of:  Board minutes, guidelines for expulsion, requests for an Assistant Principal and 5th grade Interventionist, and faculty building access.

 

T. Austin – Buchanan Middle School parent voiced her concerns about Schools of Choice.

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS – February 26, 2019 Board Personnel Committee report was provided and reviewed.

 

– February 20, 2019 Board Emergency/Security Planning Committee report was provided and reviewed.

 

SUPERINTENDENT/

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

–          Buck Staff Appreciation for March winner:  Mr. Daryl Miller

–          Buck Staff Appreciation nominees for March were acknowledged:

  • David Griswold, Team MJV – BHS Custodian
  • Kristen Wahlstrom, Vehicle Operator
  • Tori Thomas, Math Teacher – BHS
  • Karla Hurlbutt, Director of Academics
  • Seth Day, Intervention Specialist – BMS
  • Trinity Young, Media Assistant – BMS

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

– Superintendent Donahue provided a proposal to develop a position for a social media coordinator for BCS.  Upon approval, this position will be posted for applicants as an extra-duty stipend position for a current employee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION by C. Lee, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of March 18, 2019 be adopted as written:

1.        Minutes:     02-18-2019 Regular Meeting

2.        Warrants:   February 2019 Expenditures

3.        Overnight/Extended Student Trips:

Art and Spanish Trip – Destinations: Spain – Barcelona

                                                Italy – Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa

                                                France – Monaco, Eze, Nice, Cote d’Azur

         Departure: 6/23/2020   Return: 7/02/2020

 

Close Up Trip – Destination: Washington, D.C.

Departure: 3/24/2019   Return: 3/30/2019

 

4.     Certified Staff Retirement as submitted:

Nancy Eichorst – 32 years of service and dedication to Buchanan            Community Schools.

 

Cathy Tapia – 26 years of service and dedication to Buchanan                Community Schools.

 

5.     Certified Staff Resignation as submitted:

Christie Eppard Mangold – Ottawa Kindergarten Teacher

 

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

 

BUCHANAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY GRADUATION CERTIFICATIONS

 

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

Buchanan Virtual Academy Student:

–       Hunter Hollis

Buchanan Step Up Student:

–       Daniel Cooper             

To Be Certified For Graduation.

 

ROLL CALL 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 stayed for a walk-through of the Buchanan High School building guided by Operations Supervisor, Daryl Miller.

 

 

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING  

Monday, April 15, 6pm @ Ottawa Elementary School

 

ADJOURNMENT 8:36 pm
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Updated: March 21, 2019 — 9:51 AM