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April 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER:  ROLL CALL
Description:  Board of Education:
____ President Wasserman
____ Vice President Brandstadt
____ Secretary Baker
____ Treasurer Singer
____ Member Frazee
____ Member Gorton
____ Member McFarland

Central Staff:
Mr. Sharrow, Superintendent
Mr. Verlinde, Assistant Superintendent
Mr. Cooper, Associate Superintendent: Finance/Facilities/Operations
Mr. Brutyn, Associate Superintendent: Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment
2. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes from March 16, 2015 and Expulsion Hearing Minutes from March 23, 2015.
2.2. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of the dates indicated:
Description:  <> Ms. Elizabeth Christiansen, Teacher, H. H. Dow High, June 11, 2015
<> Ms. Alison Duford, Paraprofessional, Northeast Middle, March 12, 2015
<> Mr. Blake Sobol, District Director of Technology, April 24, 2015
2.3. Summer Wage Rates (Mr. Verlinde)
2.4. Legal Invoices for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize payment for the following invoices:
<> Thrun, $1,253.40, March 26, 2015, Professional Legal Fees
<> Secrest Wardle, $617.49, March 23, 2015, Professional Legal Fees
3. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
Description:  <> No hearings have been requested.
4. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
        FOR INFORMATION
4.1. April Shining Star Presentations (Mr. Sharrow)
4.2. Woodcrest and Plymouth Elementary Schools International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme:  Taking Action
Description:  Jeff Pennex, Woodcrest Principal; Bridget Hockemeyer, Plymouth Principal; Ellen Flegenheimer-Riggle, IB PYP Specialist
4.3. Midland Public Schools Star Volunteers (Mr. Sharrow)
Description:  Thank you to our MPS STAR Volunteers and all of our extraordinary Midland Public Schools Volunteers during April--National Volunteer Month.
4.4. MASB Certified Board Member Awards for Secretary Baker and Treasurer Singer (Mr. Sharrow)
Description:  Secretary Baker and Treasurer Singer will receive a certificate and pin from the Michigan Association of School Boards for having completed the requirements for the CBA Program. They are now Certified Boardmembers in the State of Michigan.
4.5. MPS Safety Awards (Mr. Sharrow)
Description:  The Midland Public Schools Safety Committee has determined that four district buildings/areas have completed the 2014 year without recording any employee injuries. These are:
Adams Elementary School
Administration Center
Eastlawn Elementary School
Science Resource Center
The Safety Excellence Awards were presented earlier today during Professional Development staff meetings.
5. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
FOR ACTION
5.1. Bond Fund Bid Awards:  Middle School Boiler Pre-Purchase (Mr. Sharrow)
Description:  This is the first bid award from our recently voter-approved bond millage. Bids were accepted and a tabulation provided for pre-purchase of boilers for Northeast and Jefferson Middle Schools. The boilers must be purchased at this time to allow delivery and installation this summer for completion before the beginning of this fall's heating season.   Administration recommends issuing a purchase order to the low bidder, R.L. Deppman Company of Southfield, Michigan, for the amount of $318,522.  This purchase is part of the Bond Projects utilizing Series 1 Bonds approved by the State of Michigan Department of Treasury and passed by Midland Public Schools' voters.
6. CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION
Description:  Study Committee Chair:  Lynn Baker; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
6.1. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) Study Committee Minutes from March 23, 2015.
6.2. Staff and Curriculum Development Proposals
Description:  The district Staff/Curriculum Development Committee recommends 18 proposals for your consideration.  All proposals were reviewed and prioritized by the Committee. Following the 28-day period of public input, they will be recommended for approval on May 18, 2015.  Approval of these projects will set the focus for staff and curriculum development for the school year 2015-16.  If approved, these proposals will be implemented based on the available funding as approved in the 2015-16 budget: 
ELA Resource Room Alignment: $8,401
ICT Release Days: $5,157
Development of Blended/Online: $20,820
Common Core State Standards: $14,335
Math Review: $6,301
PYP Collaboration Phase 1: $7,374; Phase 2: $5,242
Report Cards & Handbooks: $5,041
Scope & Sequence/Pacing Guides: $10,291
MS ELA Curriculum: $10,427
MS Math Curriculum: $10,427
MS Science Curriculum: $10,427
MS SS Curriculum: $10,427
HS Math Curriculum: $9,719
Next Generation Science Standards Phase 1: $10,831
Art Curriculum Development: $3,995
Music Curriculum Development: $4,922
Differentiated Instruction-Secondary: $4,208 
Total:  $158,345
7. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Pam Singer; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
7.1.  Finance, Facilities and Operations (FFO) Study Committee Minutes from April 13, 2015  (Ms. Singer, Chair)
7.2. For Information--Gifts totaling $20,218.75.
Description:  <> $   270.00 for music room equipment by Adams Elementary PTO
<> $   500.00 for choral fest clinicians from Midland Alumnae Chapter Sigma Alpha Iota 
<> $  1,000.00 for Raspberry Pie Club supplies at Northeast and Jefferson from Clorox Company
<> $     710.00 for art supplies from Woodcrest Elementary
From Woodcrest PTO:
<> $ 2,655.00 for teacher wish list items
<> $ 2,013.00 for teacher wish list items
From Midland High School Athletic Booster Club:
<> $ 2,000.00 for hockey ice costs
<> $ 3,360.00 for girls' basketball uniforms
<> $ 2,100.00 for girls' swim equipment
From Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee: 
<> $    306.00 for science equipment
<> $    125.00 for equipment for special needs students
<> $    320.00 for math equipment and tools
<> $    919.75 for telescope kits and science equipment
<> $    540.00 for field trip transportation costs
From Midland Area Community Foundation:
<> $     200.00 for Dow High athletic program from Torsten and Andrea Kraef Donor-advised Fund 
<> $  2,200.00 for Dow High Charger Chef Club from Midland County Youth Action Council
<> $  1,000.00 for Dow High choir Washington DC trip from Dow Chemical communityGives fund
7.3. For Action--Gifts totaling $37,320.
Description:  <> $ 5,100.00 for baseball uniforms from Midland High School Athletic Booster Club
<> $ 5,220.00 for pole vault equipment from H. H. Dow High School Athletic Booster Club
<> $27,000.00 for International Baccalaureate Career Related Program from the Midland Area Community Foundation Unrestricted Endowment Fund
7.4. For Action--H. H. Dow High Music Uniform Purchase
Description:  Thanks to the generosity of our community, H. H. Dow High is in the process of ordering replacement music uniforms.  Dow High School chose to continue with the Standbury Uniform Company in order to match uniforms previously purchased this year in design, color, quality, and durability. This second phase of replacement uniforms will help insure that The Dow High Marching Band will have a sharp uniform appearance on the field, rather than a contrast of newer and older uniforms. The concert skirts that are also on the quote will match the current skirts in design and color. The funding for this purchase will come from a combination of money donated by the Alda and Vada Dow Family Foundation  and money held at the Midland Area Community Foundation's Looking Sharp Fund.
8. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Scott McFarland; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Verlinde
8.1. The following staff members have announced their retirement effective as of the dates indicated:
Description:  <> Ms. Sandra Collinson, Teacher, Jefferson Middle, June 11, 2015
<> Ms. Rebecca Ann Heard, Teacher, Midland High, June 11, 2015
<> Ms. Carol A. Lewin, Teacher, H. H. Dow High, June 11, 2015
9. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
9.1. For Information--Letters from the Board of Education or the school system to
Description:  Mr. Arnold Kolb
Midland Area Community Foundation
Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee
9.2. Letters to the Board of Education or the school system from:
Description:  <> FOIA request from Renaye Baker, MCEA, requesting information for a MESSA quote.
<> FOIA request from Renaye Baker, MCEA, requesting Administrator, Director and Manager salary and benefit information.
<> FOIA request from Renaye Baker, MCEA, requesting teacher salary and benefit information.
10. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES--FOR INFORMATION
Description:  The following is a listing of scheduled meetings or activities of the Board of Education. All meetings are Regular and Special Meetings of the Board of Education and begin at 7:00 p.m. at the MPS Administration Center (600 East Carpenter, Midland) unless otherwise noted:
<> April 20, 2015 (5:30 budget workshop; 7:00 regular meeting)
<> May 18, 2015
<> June 8, 2015*
<> June 22, 2015*
<> July 20, 2015
<> August 17, 2015
<> September 21, 2015
<> October 19, 2015
<> November 16, 2015
<> December 14, 2015
*Please note that the June Board of Education meeting dates have been changed to June 8 and June 22.
11. STUDY DISCUSSION SESSION
Description:  This portion of the agenda is utilized by the Board to introduce topics for future study, to discuss school district related matters, to complete professional association business and to relate items of interest. No action is taken during this time. Occasionally closed sessions are scheduled to discuss confidential personnel, negotiations or property matters.
11.1. Hearing from Board Members
11.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
12. ADJOURNMENT
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