4-15-2019 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: April 23, 2019)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

APRIL 15, 2019                 REGULAR MEETING        OTTAWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CALL TO ORDER  

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

 

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

ABSENT:   None

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue and Daryl Miller

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member D. Wentworth the agenda for the regular meeting of April 15, 2019 be adopted as written.

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

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

L. Hoover, K. Baker, L. Traeger, L. Henckel, K. Falkenstein, M. Seddon, T. Austin, M. Lyon, M. Luke, S. Jeffries, A. Janowski, K. Janowski, W. Murphy, A. Evans, M. Calvillo, G. Miller, M. Frey, C. Lolmaugh

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS  

 

 

None

 

 

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS
  • Capital Committee Meeting: 4/1/2019
  • Emergency /Safety & Security Planning Committee meeting:        4/9/2019

 

SUPERINTENDENT/

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

–          Buck Staff Appreciation for March winner:  Mrs. Sue Lentz

–          Buck Staff Appreciation nominees for March were acknowledged:

  • Stacey DeMaio, BHS Principal
  • Nancy Eichorst, District Special Education Coordinator
  • Marion Hurd, Administrative Assistant to Principal
  • Laura Morris, District Payroll Coordinator
  • Chad VanBeek, District Maintenance

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

–          Mr. Donahue presented the Board with an overview of a local data collection tool that he would like to implement with principals next year.

–          Mr. Donahue reminded the Board about his contract renewal clause, as required by April 15th of each year.

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of April 15, 2019 be adopted as written:

1.        Minutes:

03-18-2019 Regular Meeting

03-20-2019 Special Meeting

2.        Warrants:   March 2019 Expenditures

3.        Recommendations to hire as submitted by Buchanan High School Principal Mrs. Stacey DeMaio, Buchanan Middle School Principal Mr. Mark Kurland, and Superintendent Mr. Donahue:

Recommended Employee Title
Abby Cantu Administrative Assistant to Principal – BHS
Sharon Gregorski Intervention Facilitator – BMS
Cheri Christensen Interim Elementary Literacy Coach

 

4.        Extracurricular Appointment as submitted by Moccasin Elementary Principal Mrs. Stacey Denison:

 

Name Assignment
Sarah Castelluccio Mentor for Caitlyn Lustila – 1st yr.

 

5.        Athletic Recommendation:

 

Coach Position Step Class/Level CAP
Mark Frey Head Varsity Football Coach 1 1 none

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

 

PETITION FOR EARLY GRADUATION – BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR, KENNAN JANOWSKI

 

Motion By R. Writer, Seconded By S. Tobler, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the petition for Kennan Janowski – Junior year honor student, to graduate with the class of 2019 as he has fulfilled the Michigan Merit Curriculum at the advanced program course level.

 

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

 

BUCHANAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY 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 Student:    Nikolas Berndt

To be certified for graduation.

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

 

UPDATED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS EVALUATION RUBRIC Motion By D. Wentworth, Seconded By K. Laesch, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the updated Executive Director of Business and Operations Evaluation Rubric as recommended by Superintendent Donahue.

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

 

SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION FOCUS AREAS Motion By K. Laesch, Seconded By R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education accepts the recommendation as submitted by the Personnel Committee for the 2018-19 Superintendent’s evaluation focus areas.

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

 

CERTIFIED STAFF LEAVE OF ABSENCE Motion By K. Laesch, Seconded By R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education grants maternity leave to Charli Moray, Buchanan High School Spanish Teacher, from approximately August 27th, 2019 and returning October 7th, 2019, (barring any complications) in accordance with Article XI, Section B.2.D. using all accumulated sick days with any remaining days to be unpaid according to the Family Medical Leave Act.

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

 

REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT BIDS Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By D. Wentworth, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the capital project bid proposal recommendations as submitted by Executive Director of Business, Mrs. Tricia Lowery, for the following projects: Ottawa dehumidifier project, Ottawa electrical work for dehumidifier project, BHS 2nd floor A/C, and BHS competition gym room.

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

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS  

 

 

None

 

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING  

Monday, May 20th, 7pm @ Buchanan Middle School

 

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Updated: April 23, 2019 — 2:09 PM