8-17-2020 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

(Last Updated On: August 27, 2020)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                                                  

AUGUST 17, 2020           REGULAR MEETING                        VIRTUAL MEETING

 

CALL TO ORDER PRESIDENT: Sandy Tobler opened the virtual meeting at 6:01 pm
ROLL CALL PHYSICALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett (arrived at 6:03pm), R. Writer, D. Wentworth, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch, and S. Tobler

 

ABSENT:   none

  OTHERS PHYSICALLY PRESENT : Trish Robinson

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by C. Lee, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the board meeting of August 17, 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

 

Strategic Plan Consultant, Mr. Mark Dobias
INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS Parent Advisory Committee – Superintendent Robinson advised that they met at the beginning of August and will be continuing the committee throughout the school year.
SUPERINTENDENT/

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Mrs. Robinson informed the board that she will begin structuring her team for meetings moving forward.
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS None
PRESENTATION – STRATEGIC PLAN Strategic Plan Consultant, Mr. Dobias, presented on our strategic plan. He advised the board of the progress that was made during the retreat in January. He advised of the implementation plan for Buchanan Community Schools.

 

Board members asked perspective questions and thanked all the individuals involved at the retreat in January.

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED by R. Writer, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of August 17th, 2020 be adopted as written:

 

  1. Minutes:

7-14-20 Special Meeting

7-20-20 Regular Meeting

7-21-20 Special Meeting

7-28-20 Special Meeting

 

2. Warrants: Expenditure Reports & Payroll – July

 

3. Recommendations to Hire as submitted by Operations Supervisor, Mr.            Daryl Miller (contracts attached), BHS Principal, Mrs. Stacey DeMaio and          Executive Director of Business & Operations, Mrs. Tricia Lowery:

 

Recommended Employee Title
Sandra Cheney Operations Utility Staff
Sandra Summers Operations Utility Staff
Brandon Flowers Guidance Counselor
Rebecca Kaltenbach Food Service Director

 

4. Staff resignation as submitted:

Jessica Elliot, BHS Language Arts Teacher, effective August 4, 2020

Tammy Brun, BCS Bus Driver

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

NEOLA SECOND READING MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED by C. Lee, the Buchanan Board of Education approves the second reading of the following NEOLA – Volume 34, No. 2; revised and reissued policies:

 

POLICY

Description

2210

Curriculum Development

2412

Homebound Instruction Program
2414 Reproductive Health and Family Planning
3362.01 Threatening Behavior toward Staff Members
4162 Controlled Substance and Alcohol Policy for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Drivers and Other Employees Who Preform Safety-Sensitive Functions
5200 Attendance
6107 Authorization to Accept and Distribute Electronic Records and to Use Electronic Signatures
8210 School Calendar
8400 School Safety Information
8450 Control of Casual-Contact Communicable Diseases (Reissued)
8462 Student Abuse and Neglect
8600 Transportation

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

BUCHANAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY COURSE OFFERINGS 2020-21 MOTION by R. Writer, SECONDED by S. Tobler, the Buchanan Board of Education approves the courses for the 2020-21 school year to be offered through Buchanan Virtual Academy as submitted by BVA Director, Mark Frey.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) – RECOMMENDED MICHIGAN MERIT CURRICULUM CREDIT 2020-21 MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by S. Tobler, the Buchanan Board of Education approves the recommendation as submitted by CTE/BVA Director Mark Frey, to accept the recommended Michigan Merit Curriculum Credits for the listed CTE programs 2020-21:

Advanced Auto Culinary
Web Design / Multimedia Cosmetology
Business Management Administration Sports Medicine
CISCO  

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

ADOPTION OF STRATEGIC PLAN MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by S. Tobler, the Buchanan Board of Education approves the Buchanan Community Schools’ strategic plan.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION ADOPTED

BEA 2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR AMENDMENT MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED by R. Writer, the Buchanan Board of Education approves the amended 2020-21 school calendar recommended by Buchanan Education Association President Wendy Murphy and Superintendent Trish Robinson.

 

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 Dr. Burnett advised the board of the completion of the crossing guard trainings and needing to visit the schools’ emergency training plan in the near future.

 

Mrs. Tobler and Mrs. Writer recognized many of Buchanan Community Schools’ achievements during 2017-2020 under the leadership of Superintendent Donahue.

 

Mrs. Writer thanked all staff for putting the road map together and wished everyone a safe, healthy and calm back to school start.

NEXT BOARD MEETING Monday, September 21, @ 6pm
ADJOURNMENT 6:53 pm
Updated: August 27, 2020 — 7:58 AM