8-13-2020 Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: August 27, 2020)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

AUGUST 13, 2020           SPECIAL MEETING           VIRTUAL MEETING

CALL TO ORDER President: Sandy Tobler opened the meeting at 6:01 pm
ROLL CALL PHYSICALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, D. Wentworth, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch, and S. Tobler

 

ABSENT:   none

  OTHERS PRESENT : Trish Robinson, Mark Kurland, Michael Dunn
ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the Special Board Meeting of August 13, 2020 be adopted as written.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS None
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS Debra Sears – registered a concern with the board regarding denying Buchanan Promise grants to those who would be doing with virtual academy. Mr. DeVlaminck addressed the concern that attending the BVA still allows you to qualify for the Promise.
NEOLA SECOND READING MOTION by K. Laesch, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the second reading of the following NEOLA – Special Update – Title IX Regulations; new and deleted policies:

 

POLICY

Description

2266

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs and Activities

5517.02

Sexual Violence (Rescind/Delete)

 

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

BUCHANAN REOPENING ROADMAP MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the Buchanan Community Schools 2020-21 Safe Schools Roadmap.

 

Mrs. Laesch praised all parent, leadership and staff who have helped getting this accomplished for our district.

 

Mrs. Writer thanked Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Kurland, and Dr. Dunn in presenting the plan.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

BEA LETTER OF AGREEMENT REGARDING MIDDLE SCHOOL PLANNING TIME MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch, The Buchanan Board of Education approves the Buchanan Education Association (BEA) Letter of Agreement regarding the middle school planning time.

 

Mrs. Robinson thanked Wendy Murphy. This agreement allows teachers their minutes regarding block scheduling.

 

Mr. Wentworth asked about the schedule – it was needed to allow the middle school to change to block scheduling to lessen student contact in the hallways during passing times.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

CLOSED SESSION MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch, The Buchanan Board of Education is to enter into closed session, under policy 0167.2, to discuss a matter of attorney-client privilege. Time 6:10pm

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

MOTION by C. Lee, SECONDED BY Member D. Wentworth, The Buchanan Board of Education resolves to return to open session. Time 7:22pm

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS None
NEXT BOARD MEETING Monday, August 17th, 6:00 pm
ADJOURNMENT 7:23pm
Updated: August 27, 2020 — 7:54 AM