Category: Board of Education

BCS Superintendent Interviews Press Release

FOR RELEASE AFTER 12 NOON, JULY 2ND FROM:  BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS RE:    SUPERINTENDENT INTERVIEWS DATE:    JULY 1, 2020   The Board of Education of Buchanan Community Schools announces the schedule for first round interviews for the position of Superintendent of Schools:   July 13                  5:00 p.m. Christopher Machiniak, Regional Director of Career & Technical Education, Berrien RESA Brian Brown, Business Manager, River Valley School District Brandon Waggoner, Asst. Superintendent of Online Learning & Innovation, Berrien Springs Public Schools Dorothy Blackwell, Superintendent, Vassar Public Schools   July 14                  5:30 p.m. Patricia Robinson, Assistant Superintendent (former), Benton Harbor Area Schools Mark Kurland, Executive Director of Academic Services, Buchanan Community Schools Kelly […]

6-29-20 Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes – Draft

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN                                                                                                                                                    JUNE 29, 2020                  SPECIAL MEETING           VIRTUAL MEETING CALL TO ORDER President: Dennis Wentworth opened the meeting at 6:00 pm ROLL CALL VIRTUALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch and D. Wentworth.   ABSENT:   S. Tobler   OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue, Brian Pruett, Karin Falkenstein, Mark Frey, Mark Kurland, Stacey DeMaio, Tricia Lowery & Lonnie Hoover ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION by K. Laesch, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the Special Board Meeting of June 29th, 2020 be adopted as written.   ROLL CALL VOTE:  C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, K. […]

6-15-20 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN                                                                                                                                                    JUNE 15, 2020                  REGULAR MEETING                        VIRTUAL MEETING   CALL TO ORDER PRESIDENT: Dennis Wentworth opened the virtual meeting at 6:07 pm ROLL CALL VIRTUALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, S. Tobler, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch and D. Wentworth.   ABSENT:   None   OTHERS VIRTUALLY PRESENT : Timothy Donahue, Stacey Denison, Michael Dunn, Shelby Beasley, Brian Pruett, Stacey DeMaio, Mark Frey, Karin Falkenstein, Mark Kurland, Tricia Lowery, and  Lonnie Hoover. ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION by J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the board meeting of June 15, 2020 be adopted as written.   ROLL CALL […]

6-2-20 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN                                                                                                                                                    JUNE 2, 2020                     REGULAR MEETING                        VIRTUAL MEETING   CALL TO ORDER PRESIDENT: Dennis Wentworth opened the virtual meeting at 6:15 pm ROLL CALL VIRTUALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, S. Tobler, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch and D. Wentworth.   ABSENT:   None   OTHERS VIRTUALLY PRESENT : Timothy Donahue, Stacey Denison, Michael Dunn, Shelby Beasley, Brian Pruett, Stacey DeMaio, Mark Frey, Karin Falkenstein, and Mark Kurland. ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION by R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member C. Lee the agenda for the board meeting of June 2, 2020 be adopted as written.   ROLL CALL VOTE:  C. Lee, H. […]

5-28-20 Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN                                                                                                                                                    MAY 28, 2020                   SPECIAL MEETING           VIRTUAL ONLINE MEETING   CALL TO ORDER President: Dennis Wentworth opened the meeting at 7:01pm ROLL CALL VIRTUALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, S. Tobler (technical difficulties), J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch and D. Wentworth.   ABSENT:   None   OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the Special Board Meeting of May 28th, 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 […]

5-18-20 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN                                                                                                                                                    MAY 18, 2020                   REGULAR MEETING                        VIRTUAL MEETING CALL TO ORDER PRESIDENT: Dennis Wentworth opened the virtual meeting at 7:00 pm   ROLL CALL VIRTUALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, R. Writer, S. Tobler, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch and D. Wentworth.   ABSENT:   H. Burnett   OTHERS VIRTUALLY PRESENT : Timothy Donahue, Stacey Denison, Michael Dunn, Shelby Beasley, Brian Pruett, Stacey DeMaio, Mark Frey, Lonnie Hoover, Phil Place and Mark Kurland. ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION by D. Wentworth, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the board meeting of May 18, 2020 be adopted as written.   ROLL CALL VOTE:  C. Lee, […]

Superintendent Search Input Meetings – June 10th

Dear Valued Member of the Buchanan Community Schools District, As the Michigan Association of School Boards consultant assisting the Buchanan Board of Education in their search for the next Superintendent of Schools, it is important that I hear from as many residents and staff members in order to craft a candidate profile.  Many of you have already taken the online survey which is deeply appreciated.  I also want to offer you the opportunity to meet face-to-face to give your input. I will be holding three public meetings on Wednesday, June 10 at McCoy Creek Park under the pavilion.  These are drop-in events where you will be able to let your […]

Superintendent Search Survey

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH SURVEY   The Board of Education for Buchanan Community Schools is seeking your input in identifying the skills and attributes desired in the next Superintendent of Schools.  Please follow this link to let your thoughts be known.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8rf18V7i-_YowpHYx8hAAJy5HelTL6TMzwH3_Yp4CQf4C3g/viewform?usp=sf_link   This survey will close at 4:00 p.m. on June 11.  If you wish to speak to the consultant who is assisting the Board in this process, please contact Mark Dobias at 269.532.0543 or mrdobias@gmail.com.   Watch this site for updated information on the search process as it unfolds.

5-13-20 Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN                                                                                                                                                    MAY 13, 2020                   SPECIAL MEETING           VIRTUAL ONLINE MEETING   CALL TO ORDER President: Dennis Wentworth opened the meeting at 6:03pm ROLL CALL VIRTUALLY PRESENT: C. Lee, H. Burnett, R. Writer, S. Tobler, J. DeVlaminck, K. Laesch and D. Wentworth.   ABSENT:   None   OTHERS PRESENT : Timothy Donahue ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION by R. Writer, SECONDED BY Member K. Laesch the agenda for the Special Board Meeting of May 13th, 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 […]