7-15-2019 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: August 13, 2019)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                              

 JULY 15, 2019                         REGULAR MEETING                          BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER PRESIDENT: Ruth Writer opened the meeting at 6:01 pm

 

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

ABSENT:   D. Wentworth and H. Burnett

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue, Daryl Miller & Tricia Lowery

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the regular meeting of July 15, 2019 be adopted as written.

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

C. Swem, K. Berry, K. Griffin, T. Herrman, M. Harmon, M. Calvillo, L. Hein, K. DeMaio, E. Shaffer, T. Chase, S. Dodson, M. Seddon, B. Wiersma, W. Murphy, S. Denison, C. Franklin, G. Brinkley, K. Lolmaugh, C. Bowerman, K. Rettig, J. Krueger, J. Bellaire, T. Fox, B. Martin, C. Martin, R. Cornwell, R. Martin, T. Mabry, J. Hanover

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS –          Superintendent Donahue provided Emergency/Security Planning Committee Report

 

SUPERINTENDENT/

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

–          Mr. Donahue updated the Board on the hiring process for the new Moccasin Elementary Principal.
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS –          G. Brinkley:  Stated her children were provided great opportunities through the Math and Science center and wanted the board to reconsider providing financial support for students. She also apologized for being at the last meeting and speaking illegally due to ORS rules she was unaware of and should have not addressed the board and she apologized for coming that night.

–          K. Berry: Any update on the timeline for the parental advisory committee.

R. Writer advised that we are looking to include more diversity within the committee.

–          S. Dodson:  Regarding the Culture Survey she was sorry it was not on the agenda and a goal without a timeline does not get done. Parent group wishes to help and staff voices need to be heard in a timely manner. Our group will be sending out our own survey by July 30; it will be anonymous and Ms. Carlin can’t wait to share the results with the Board.

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

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

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

1.      Minutes:

06-17-2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

2.      Warrants: June 2019 Expenditures and Payroll

3.      Staff resignations as submitted:

1.      Mark Hollandsworth, MS/HS Staff Member

2.      Cindy Swem, HS Staff Member

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

 

Recommended Employee Title
Shelby Beasley Middle School Principal
Jennifer Lentz HS Science Teacher
Deanna Russell HS/MS Band Teacher
Ian Stowell Percussion Instructor
Stacey Lee Summer School Supervisor

 

5.      Annual Resolution for MHSAA Participation

BOARD POLICIES-

SECOND READING & ADOPTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RATIFICATION OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE BUCHANAN – 5C EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/MEA/NEA

Motion By K. Laesch, Seconded By S. Tobler, The Board of Education adopts updated policies as recommended by the Superintendent, NEOLA, and the Emergency Security Planning Committee.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

POLICIES BY NEOLA

Description
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Revised Definitions
0167.2 Revised CLOSED SESSION
1422.01 New DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
1430 New LEAVES OF ABSENCE
2210 Revised CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
2414 Revised REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING
3120 Revised EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF
3120.04 Revised EMPLOYMENT OF SUBSTITUTES
3430 Revised LEAVES OF ABSENCE
4430 Revised LEAVES OF ABSENCE
5113.01 Revised SCHOOLS OF CHOICE (Intra-District)
5113.02 Revised SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS PROVIDED BY FEDERAL LAW
5200 Revised ATTENDANCE
6321 Revised NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION
6325 Revised PROCUREMENT – FEDERAL GRANTS/FUNDS
6605 Revised CROWDFUNDING
8400 Revised SCHOOL SAFETY INFORMATION
8402 New EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN
8500 Revised FOOD SERVICES
8640 Revised TRANSPORTATION FOR FIELD AND OTHER DISTRICT-SPONSORED TRIPS
POLICIES RECOMMENDED BY SUPERINTENDENT Description
7440 FACILITY SECURITY
9150 SCHOOL VISITORS
9150.01 VISITORS TO SCHOOL BUILDINGS DURING SCHOOL HOURS

 

 

Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By S. Tobler, The Board of Education ratifies the tentative agreement with the Buchanan-5C Education Association/MEA/NEA as recommended by Superintendent Donahue. K. Laesch stated that she was glad to see the agreement reached and ratified by both parties. R. Writer thanked both the BEA and the district administration for their efforts in reaching this agreement.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH BUCHANAN ASSOCIATION OF PARAPROFESSIONALS Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By K. Laesch, The Board of Education ratifies the tentative agreement with the Buchanan Association of Paraprofessionals, as recommended by Superintendent Donahue.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

 

RESOLUTION TO CERTIFY BVA GRADUATE

 

Motion By K. Laesch, Seconded By S. Tobler, The Board of Education certifies Buchanan Step-Up student ALEXXA REED for high school graduation, as recommended by Superintendent Donahue.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE INITIAL CONTRACT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By R. Writer, The Board of Education approves an initial employment contract for administrator Shelby Beasley to serve as middle school principal for the 2019-20 fiscal year, as recommended by Superintendent Donahue. Mr. Donahue introduced Ms. Beasley to the Board; she thanked the Board for the opportunity to work with our students and staff and she looks forward to getting started at Buchanan Middle School.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS NONE
NEXT BOARD MEETING Thursday, August 8th, 6:30pm @ Gardner School
ADJOURNMENT 6:30 pm

 

Updated: August 13, 2019 — 3:12 PM