7-14-2020 Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes – Draft

(Last Updated On: July 21, 2020)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

JULY 14, 2020                   SPECIAL MEETING           VIRTUAL MEETING

 

CALL TO ORDER President: Dennis Wentworth opened the meeting at 5:30 pm
ROLL CALL PHYSICALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, R. Writer, S. Tobler, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch, and D. Wentworth

 

VIRTUALLY PRESENT: H. Burnett

 

ABSENT:   None

  OTHERS PRESENT : None
ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch the agenda for the Special Board Meeting of July 14, 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 Mr. Wentworth welcomed all virtual attendees.
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS None
INTERVIEWS FOR POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

 

1.       Patricia Robinson, Assistant Superintendent (former), Benton Harbor Area Schools

 

2.       Mark Kurland, Executive Director of Academic Services, Buchanan Community Schools

 

3.       Kelly Gaideski, K-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction, St. Joseph Public Schools

BOARD MEMBER DISCUSSION Board members commented on the qualities and attributes of all candidates being strong and the decision difficult. MASB Superintendent Search Consultant, Mark Dobias, reviewed the next steps in the search in the interview process.
SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR 2ND INTERVIEW MOTION by R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member D. Wentworth, recommends that the Buchanan Board of Education offer second-round interviews for the position of Superintendent of Schools to the following candidates:

Candidate: Brian Brown

Candidate: Kelly Gaideski

Candidate: Mark Kurland

Candidate: Patricia Robinson

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

NAYS:  None      ABSENT: H. Burnett       MOTION ADOPTED

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS Mrs. Writer appreciated Bill Martin bringing his questions forward from the previous evening’s meeting.
NEXT BOARD MEETING Virtual Meeting: Monday, July 20th, 5:00 pm
ADJOURNMENT 9:28pm
Updated: July 21, 2020 — 3:30 PM