7-1-20 Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: July 21, 2020)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

JULY 1, 2020                      SPECIAL MEETING           VIRTUAL MEETING

 

CALL TO ORDER President: Dennis Wentworth opened the meeting at 6:00 pm
ROLL CALL VIRTUALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, S. Tobler, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch, and D. Wentworth

 

ABSENT:   None

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue, Brian Pruett, Karin Falkenstein, Mark Kurland, Stacey DeMaio, & Lonnie Hoover
ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by K. Laesch, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the Special Board Meeting of July 1, 2020 be adopted as written.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS MASB Superintendent Search Consultant, Mr. Mark Dobias.
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS None
DISCUSSION

 

1.       Review applicants for the position of Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Dobias stated there were 23 applicants. Mr. Dobias reviewed the process of selecting first-round candidates for interviews. Board members were able to select their top seven candidates through a polling process.

 

2.       Interview Schedule/Format

With the help of Mr. Dobias, board members were able to select dates/times for interviews. Mr. Dobias spoke of having a google form available for community members to share thoughts in writing about the candidates during the interviews.

 

3.       Interview Questions

There was much discussion amongst members of the board regarding interview questions. Board members also chose the questions they would be asking during the interviews.

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer recommends that the Buchanan Board of Education offer first-round interviews to the following candidates (by number):

 

Candidate #: 96

Candidate #: 45

Candidate #: 93

Candidate #: 85

Candidate #: 30

Candidate #: 65

Candidate #: 41

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS None
NEXT BOARD MEETING Special Virtual Meeting: Monday, July 13th, 5:00 pm
ADJOURNMENT 6:57pm
Updated: July 21, 2020 — 9:41 AM