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January 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. AGENDA CHANGES
4. AGENDA APPROVAL (Action)
5. CALL TO THE AUDIENCE
Description:       Per District Policy 2504 the Board has a three (3) minute limit per registered speaker.
6. CONSENT AGENDA (Action)
6.A. Meeting Minutes
6.A.a. Monday, December 14, 2020 Regular Meeting (Virtual)
Attachments: (1)
6.A.b. Friday, January 08, 2021 Special Meeting (Virtual)
Attachments: (1)
6.B. Financials
6.B.a. November 2020
Attachments: (5)
6.C. Personnel
6.C.a. Resignation
6.C.a.1. Sonya Hogan - 2nd Grade Teacher
6.C.a.2. Alana Manusos - GSRP Teacher
6.C.b. New Hire
6.C.b.1. McKenzie Reilly - 4th Grade Teacher
6.D. Consent Agenda Approval
7. RECOGNITIONS & CELEBRATIONS
7.A. Comstock Celebrations
Description:  http://www.comstockps.org/news/comstock_celebrations
8. COMMUNICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
8.A. Superintendent's Update
Presenter:  Dr. Jeff Thoenes, Superintendent
8.B. Curriculum Update
Presenter:  Jay Birchmeier, Compass HS Principal / David Kirksey, CHS Principal
Description:  Curriculum update provided by Compass High School Principal, Jay Birchmeier and Comstock High School Principal, David Kirksey.
8.C. Board Member Comments
9. OLD BUSINESS
9.A. Kalamazoo County Special Education Millage (Action)
Presenter:  Dr. Jeff Thoenes, Superintendent
Description:  Due to the importance of the current special education millage revenue to fund
local district special education programs, services, related expenses, and the corresponding pressure on local school districts' general fund budgets, Kalamazoo RESA's board of education is considering placing a special education millage renewal proposition on the May 4, 2021 election ballot.
9.B. Reconfirmation of the Learning Plan (Action)
Presenter:  Dr. Jeff Thoenes, Superintendent
Description:  Superintendent Thoenes is recommending the district continue providing full virtual programming through January 2021.

At the Monday, February 08, 2021 board meeting, the board will revisit the status of the district and county COVID information and re-evaluate whether it is safe to return to in-person instruction, or continue virtually.
9.C. USF Eligible Technology Services Bid (Action)
Presenter:  Mark Peeters, Technology Director
Description:  Administration is recommending the board proceed with approving the bid from CTS for their 36 month lit fiber and internet services, and for the bid from Questivity for their Ruckus wifi system basic maintenance.
Attachments: (1)
10. NEW BUSINESS
10.A. 2021 Bond Resolution (Information)
Presenter:  Michelle Darnell, Finance Director
Description:  The 2021 Bond Resolution will authorize the issuance and sale of the third (and final) series of the original bond voted in 2016. The original voted bond was approved for $40,013,000. This final series is for the remaining $14,225,000.
Attachments: (1)
10.B. MASB Board of Directors Region VI Nomination (Action)
Presenter:  Dr. Jeff Thoenes, Superintendent
Description:  The MASB Board of Directors is comprised of 22 members: 16 directors elected from the eight regions (two elected from each); one director each from Groups V, VI and VII; and three at-large directors. Directors are elected by active member school boards, this year Region VI has a three-year term seat up for election.

Local school district nominations are due to the MASB Executive Director by Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
11. ADJOURNMENT
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