10-15-2019 Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: November 19, 2019)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

OCTOBER 15, 2019         SPECIAL MEETING           BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

 

CALL TO ORDER President: Dr. Harvey Burnett opened the meeting at 6:01 pm

 

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

ABSENT:   S. Tobler

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the special board meeting of October 15, 2019 be adopted as written.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

None
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS None
STUDENT DISCIPLINE RESOLUTION Motion By H. Burnett, Seconded By R. Writer, The Board of Education adopts the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the administration has presented to the Board of Education, a recommendation concerning the expulsion of a student who was in violation of Buchanan School Board Policy #5530 on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the administration has notified the student and parent(s) involved of the accusations against the student, the recommendation of expulsion, and their rights to a hearing on this date;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

The Buchanan Board of Education hereby chooses to expel student #602193 effective immediately for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year with the following conditions to be met for possible reinstatement to Buchanan High School in the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year:

 

1)     Through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, student #602193 must successfully complete the current grade year while attending BVA, the Step Up Program, or another alternative setting.

2)     The student must attend six sessions of counseling with an outside the school district professional (responsibility of parent/guardian) and obtain a release to report back to school from the counselor prior to re-admittance meeting with the Superintendent of the Buchanan Community Schools.

3)     Upon the completion of the first two steps the student and parents/guardians must contact the Superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools to schedule a re-admittance hearing back into Buchanan Community Schools.

4)     Any recommendation will be reviewed by the Buchanan School Board before a decision to reinstate student #602193 will be made.

 

 

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

NAYS:  D. Wentworth          MOTION  ADOPTED

 

STUDENT DISCIPLINE RESOLUTION Motion By H. Burnett, Seconded By K. Laesch, The Board of Education adopts the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the administration has presented to the Board of Education, a recommendation concerning the expulsion of a student who was in violation of Buchanan School Board Policy #5530 on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the administration has notified the student and parent(s) involved of the accusations against the student, the recommendation of expulsion, and their rights to a hearing on this date;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

The Buchanan Board of Education hereby chooses to expel student #529854 effective immediately for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year with the following conditions to be met for possible reinstatement to Buchanan High School in the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year:

 

1.     Through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, student #529854 must successfully complete the current grade year while attending BVA, the Step Up Program, or another alternative setting.

2.     The student must attend six sessions of counseling with an outside the school district professional (responsibility of parent/guardian) and obtain a release to report back to school from the counselor prior to re-admittance meeting with the Superintendent of the Buchanan Community Schools.

3.     Upon the completion of the first two steps the student and parents/guardians must contact the Superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools to schedule a re-admittance hearing back into Buchanan Community Schools.

4.     Any recommendation will be reviewed by the Buchanan School Board before a decision to reinstate student #529854 will be made.

 

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

NAYS:  None          MOTION  ADOPTED

 

CLOSED SESSION – STUDENT DISCIPLINE HEARING MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Board of Education move into closed session for a hearing on student discipline, per board policy 0167.2, B. Time: 6:29pm.

 

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

NAYS: None           MOTION ADOPTED

 

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch, The Board of Education returns to open session. Time 7:12pm.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

 

STUDENT DISCIPLINE RESOLUTION Motion By H. Burnett, Seconded By J. DeVlaminck, The Board of Education adopts the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the administration has presented to the Board of Education, a recommendation concerning the expulsion of a student who was in violation of Buchanan School Board Policy #5530 on Friday, October 4th, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the administration has notified the student and parent(s) involved of the accusations against the student, the recommendation of expulsion, and their rights to a hearing on this date;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

The Buchanan Board of Education hereby chooses to expel student #533221 effective immediately for the remainder of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year with the following conditions to be met for possible reinstatement to Buchanan High School in the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year:

 

1.     Through the remainder of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, student #533221 must successfully complete the current semester while attending BVA, the Step Up Program, or another alternative setting.

2.     The student must attend six sessions of counseling with an outside the school district professional (responsibility of parent/guardian) and obtain a release to report back to school from the counselor prior to re-admittance meeting with the Superintendent of the Buchanan Community Schools.

3.     Upon the completion of the first two steps the student and parents/guardians must contact the Superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools to schedule a re-admittance hearing back into Buchanan Community Schools.

4.     Any recommendation will be reviewed by the Buchanan School Board before a decision to reinstate student #533221 will be made.

 

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

NAYS:  None          MOTION  ADOPTED

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS –          R. Writer, K. Laesch and C. Lee will attend the next Parent Advisory Committee meeting.

–          Discussed attendance for the 10-25-19 meeting at Berrien County.

–          Board members discussed preparations for the November 14th forum.

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING Monday, October 21, 6pm @ Buchanan High School

 

ADJOURNMENT 7:29 pm
Updated: November 19, 2019 — 11:53 AM