1-14-2020 Board of Education Reorganizational Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: February 20, 2020)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

JANUARY 14, 2020                           REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING                   BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

 

CALL TO ORDER OPENING OF MEETING BY: Timothy Donahue, 7:01 pm
ROLL CALL PRESENT: C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

 

ABSENT:   None

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue
NOMINATION OF

CHAIRPERSON

 

Motion by Member D. Wentworth, SECONDED by Member C. Lee to appoint Kelly Laesch as board officer election chairperson.

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

PRESIDENT

 

Nomination by Member C. Lee, SECONDED BY Member J. DeVlaminck, for Member D. Wentworth as President of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2020 calendar year. 

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

VICE PRESIDENT

 

Nomination by Member R. Writer, SECONDED by C. Lee, for member S. Tobler as Vice President of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2020 calendar year. 

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

SECRETARY Nomination by Member S. Tobler, SECONDED by D. Wentworth, for member R. Writer as of the Secretary of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2020 calendar year. 

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

TREASURER Nomination by Member S. Tobler, SECONDED by C. Lee, for member J. DeVlaminck as Treasurer of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2020 calendar year. 

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

ADOPTION OF AGENDA MOTION by Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by Member R. Writer, the agenda for the reorganizational Board Meeting of January 14, 2020 be adopted as written.

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS J. Hanover, T. Austin, C. Lolmaugh, L. Miller, J. Dickinson, K. Lolmaugh, S. Rodrigez, D. Bobby, R. Martin, M. Frost, M. Watkins, D. Freeman Sr., K. Berry, D. Freeman III., H. Cashier, G. Miller, J. Brown, T. Brown, C. Waggoner, N. Ballard, S. Robinson
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS Tamiko Brown – spoke on behalf of the Avery Brown Classic.

 

Jessica Elliot – spoke regarding the District posting positions prior to employees receiving a due process hearing.

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 

MOTION by member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by S. Tobler, the Board of Education appoints the following Board Members to the committees as specified below for the 2020 calendar year:

 

Budget Committee Dennis Wentworth   Chris Lee   Sandy Tobler
Capital Planning Jim DeVlaminck   Ruth Writer   Kelly Laesch
Personnel Sandy Tobler   Jim DeVlaminck   Ruth Writer
Board Policy Review Harvey Burnett   Sandy Tobler   Ruth Writer
Communication Kelly Laesch   Dennis Wentworth   Jim DeVlaminck
Emergency/Security Planning Committee Harvey Burnett   Chris Lee   Ruth Writer
Berrien/Cass School Board Association Chris Lee Alt. Dennis Wentworth    
BRESA Voting Representative Dennis Wentworth Alt. Kelly Laesch    
MASB Voting Delegate & Legislative Representative Jim DeVlaminck Alt. Chris Lee    
School Farm Advisory Kelly Laesch        
Curriculum Council Sandy Tobler        
Technology Committee Harvey Burnett        

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

BUILDING LIAISONS

 

MOTION by K. Laesch, SECONDED by J. DeVlaminck, the Board of Education appoints the following Board Members to serve in the capacity of building liaisons as specified below for the 2020 calendar year:

 

Buchanan High School:         Writer      Tobler                    

Buchanan Middle School:      Lee         DeVlaminck   

Ottawa Elementary:               Tobler      Laesch             

Moccasin Elementary:           Wentworth     Laesch                  

Virtual Academy:                   DeVlaminck

                  

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

LEGAL COUNSEL MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by D. Wentworth, the firm of Thrun Law, East Lansing, Michigan be appointed Board Legal Counsel for the 2020 Calendar year.  

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

DESIGNATION OF SCHOOL DEPOSITORIES MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by R. Writer the following institutions be retained as depositories for the appropriate school funds for the 2020 Calendar Year:

General Fund:                                     United Federal Credit Union

Payroll:                                                 United Federal Credit Union

Food Service Fund:                            United Federal Credit Union

Trust & Agency Fund:                        United Federal Credit Union

Debt Retirement Funds 2008,

2012, 2013:                                         United Federal Credit Union

Building & Site Fund:                         United Federal Credit Union

Miscellaneous Funds:                         Honor Credit Union

Investments:                                       MI CLASS Investment Pool

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

BOARD MEETING CALENDAR MOTION by S. Tobler, SECONDED by R. Writer, the 2020 Board of Education calendar for meetings be approved as written.

 

2020 Board Calendar (PDF)

 

 

VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, R. Writer, S. Tobler, K. Laesch, J. DeVlaminck, and H. Burnett

NAYS:  None     MOTION UNANIMOUSLY  ADOPTED

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS –          Mr. DeVlaminck spoke about creating a google calendar for the School Board members.
NEXT BOARD MEETING Monday, January 20th, 6pm @ Buchanan High School
ADJOURNMENT 7:33 pm
Updated: February 20, 2020 — 4:35 PM