9-16-2019 Board of Education Meeting Minutes Draft

(Last Updated On: September 20, 2019)

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

                                                                                                                                                  

 SEPTEMBER 16, 2019                   REGULAR MEETING        BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER VICE-PRESIDENT: R. Writer opened the meeting at 6:01 pm

 

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

ABSENT:  H. Burnett

 

  OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue

 

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

 

MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the regular meeting of September 16, 2019 be adopted as written.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  C. Lee, D. Wentworth, K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, and S. Tobler   NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

 

C. Lolmaugh, W. Murphy, J. Hanover, T. Austin, M. Runyon, J. Runyon, A. Cowart, T. Lee, S. Lentz, K. Lolmaugh, D. Miller, T. Fox, K. Berry, G. Berry, C. Martin, L. Martin, V. Bryans, S. Bryans, K. Baker, T. Herrman

 

INFORMATION/REPORTS & NEW BUSINESS None

 

SUPERINTENDENT/

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

–          Buck Staff Appreciation September winner: Sondra Staggs   Mr. Donahue recognized Mrs. Staggs as this month’s winner; she was one of several staff members who volunteered to present to the district staff on SchoolNet during our back-to-school PD days. Mrs. Staggs received a certificate and a gift to show our appreciation for her extra efforts to the district.

 

–          Buck Staff Appreciation nominees for September were acknowledged  by Mrs. Writer:

 

– Stacey DeMaio, BHS Principal
– Tricia Lowery, Executive Director of Business & Operations
– Donna Southwell, BHS At Risk Interventionist
– Christina Reid, BHS Custodian
– Shannon Jeffries, BMS 6th Grade Teacher
– Dale Groves, BMS 5th Grade Teacher
– Lisa Gregory, Moccasin 2nd Grade Teacher
– Nicole Hughes, BMS 5th Grade Teacher
– Mark Kurland, BCS Executive Director of Academic Services

 

–          Mr. Donahue informed the Board of the Legislative Breakfast at BRESA on October 7th. Please contact Michelle Munyon and she will register board members for the event on October 7th.

 

–          Mr. Donahue updated the Board that Mark Dubias from MASB would like begin our process for Strategic Planning with time with the Board at the October 2019 meeting. Part of the beginning work involves describing our vision for the District; the process will also involve a full day retreat in January of 2020.

 

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE CITIZENS CONCERNS –          Valerie & Shannon Bryans: Stated they were upset that the bus driver informed their children today that they would not be able to drop them off at their house and would have to be picked up/dropped off at the corner, ¼ mile away.

 

 

 

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED by K. Laesch, The Board of Education approves the consent agenda for the regular board meeting of September 16th, 2019 be adopted as written:

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

1.     Minutes:

08-19-19 Regular Meeting

08-28-19 Special Meeting

 

2.     Warrants:

Treasury Report – August

 

3.     Recommendations to Hire as submitted by Buchanan Middle School Principal Shelby Beasley, Transportation Director Angela Port and Buchanan High School Principal Stacey DeMaio:

 

Recommended Employee Title
Christin Taylor BMS 5th Grade ELA/Math Intervention Facilitator
Jennifer Perez BMS 6th/7th Grade ELA Intervention Facilitator
Tammy Brun Bus Driver
Paula Witherow BHS Special Education

 

4.     Staff Resignations as Submitted:

Ms. Tami Tomczak, Ottawa Elementary School’s Intervention Specialist

Ms. Tara Mabry, Ottawa/Moccasin Home-School Parent Liaison

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROSSING GUARD SERVICE AGREEMENT

 

 

 

Motion By K. Laesch, Seconded By J. DeVlaminck, The Board of Education approves the proposed Crossing Guard Agreements as agreed between the Buchanan Community Schools and City of Buchanan; effective for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

 

 

ADOPTION OF ATHLETIC STUDENT HANDBOOK UPDATE

 

 

Motion By K. Laesch, Seconded By S. Tobler, The Buchanan Board of Education adopts the Buchanan Community Schools Athletic handbook update for the 2019-2020 school year as presented.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) – RECOMMENDED MICHIGAN MERIT CURRICULUM CREDIT 2019-2020

 

 

 

 

 

Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By S. Tobler, The 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 for 2019-2020.

 

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

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

CERTIFIED STAFF LEAVE REQUEST

 

 

 

By K. Laesch, Seconded By S. Tobler, The Board of Education grants unpaid leave to Deb Kline, Moccasin 2nd grade teacher, from October 9th, 2019 through October 11th, 2019.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

 

 

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: EXPULSION HEARING – STUDENT #533510

 

 

 

 

Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By R. Writer, The Board of Education adopts the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the administration has presented to the Board of Education, a recommendation concerning the expulsion of a student who was in violation of Buchanan School Board Policy #5530 on Monday, September 9th, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, the administration has notified the student and parent(s) involved of the accusations against the student, the recommendation of expulsion, and their rights to a hearing on this date; and

 

WHEREAS, this is the same policy violation as a previous expulsion for which the student was recently reinstated.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

 

The Buchanan Board of Education hereby chooses to expel student #533510 permanently from attending Buchanan Community Schools effective immediately.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

RATIFICATION OF AGREEMENT WITH BAAMA (BUCHANAN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS & MEDIA ASSISTANTS)

 

 

 

Motion By J. DeVlaminck, Seconded By C. Lee, The Board of Education approves the agreement between BAAMA and Buchanan Community Schools for a 2-year agreement (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) as recommended by Tricia Lowery, Executive Director of Business and Operations.

 

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

NAYS:  None     MOTION  ADOPTED

 

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS K. Laesch welcomed everyone back to school and loved hearing of the Staff Recognition. She also commented about Moccasin Elementary School’s adorable announcements video.
NEXT BOARD MEETING Monday, October 21st, 6pm @ Buchanan High School
ADJOURNMENT 6:22 pm

 

Updated: September 20, 2019 — 2:26 PM