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February 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

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

Central Staff:
Mr. Sharrow, Superintendent
Mr. Cooper, Associate Superintendent: Finance/Facilities/Operations
Mr. Brutyn, Associate Superintendent: Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment
2. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1. Approval of the Organizational Meeting Minutes and Regular Meeting Minutes from January 18, 2016.
2.2. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of the dates indicated:
Description:  <> Jennifer Martin, Paraprofessional, Eastlawn Elementary, January 15, 2016
<> Erin Walker, Paraprofessional, H.H. Dow High, January 27, 2016
<> Carol Laux, District Director of Fiscal Services, February 12, 2016
<> Lindsay Bilacic, Speech Pathologist, Special Services, February 19, 2016
<> Christian Sanchez, Spanish Teacher, Jefferson Middle, June 17, 2016
<> Jennifer Breneman, Music Teacher, Midland High/Northeast Middle, June 17, 2016
<> Karen Moore, Special Education Teacher, Woodcrest Elementary, June 17, 2016
2.3. Administration is seeking approval to deliver a purchase order to Troxell of Farmington Hills, MI for $30,592.00 as part of providing buildings enhanced access to testing devices for the M-STEP test.  The pricing is for 128 Samsung Chromebooks and includes delivery. Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) funds will be used for this purchase. The pricing provided is from REMC and follows Board purchasing policy.
2.4. The Administration recommends the renewal of the food service contract with Chartwells for the 2016-17 school year.  This is the second renewal of a five-year contract.
2.5. Legal Invoice for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payments: 
<> Thrun, $1,416.00, January 28, 2016, Professional Legal Fees
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
        FOR INFORMATION
3.1. The Dow High School Conservation Club (Pam Kastl, Principal; Brent Chambers, Advisor)
3.2. February Shining Stars (Sharrow)
4. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
       FOR ACTION
4.1. 2015-16 Budget Adjustment
4.2. STEM Elementary Name, Tagline and Mascot
Description:  In November, we solicited feedback from our students, families, staff and community about the name, tagline and mascot of our new STEM elementary school.  The feedback we received expressed very clear findings.  As a result of the feedback, we are requesting approval of STEM elementary school name, tagline and mascot:
Name:    Central Park Elementary School
Tagline:  A STEM Exploration School
Mascot:  Explorers
4.3. STEM Elementary Construction Bids
Description:  Bids have been accepted and a tabulation is provide for Bid Package 16-100 STEM elementary school. Administration recommends issuing the following purchase orders:
<> Concrete:  Wobig Construction Company, Saginaw, MI, $1,115,355.00
<> Masonry: Edgar Boettcher Mason Contractors, Inc., Bay City, MI, $2,664,675.00
<> Structural Steel: Men of Steel, Inc., Marlette, MI, $1,185,300.00
<> General Trades: E & L Construction Group, Inc., Flint, MI, $1,061,000.00
<> Carpentry: Wobig Construction Co., Inc. Saginaw, MI, $661,684.00
<> Roofing:  Streng Construction, Inc., Chesaning, MI, $1,165,000.00
<> Aluminum Entrances: Architectural Glazing Systems, Mt. Morris, MI, $589,900.00
<> Painting: Murray Painting Co., Freeland, MI, $230,650.00
<> Flooring: Flooring Edge, Inc., Kimball Twp., MI, $290,100.00
<> Fire Suppression: Phantom Fire Protection, Inc., Hale, MI, $257,390.00
<> Mechanical: William E. Walter, Inc., Saginaw, MI, $3,820,000.00
<> Electrical: William F. Nelson Electric, Saginaw, MI, $1,945,970.00
<> Site Work: Fisher Companies, Midland, MI, $2,571,079.00
Total recommended award amount for Bid Package 16-100 STEM elementary school is $17,558,103.00.  This work is part of the Bond Projects utilizing Series 1 Bonds.
5. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: No hearings have been requested.
6. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Lynn Baker; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
6.1. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) January 25, 2016 and February 15, 2016 Study Committee Minutes (Mrs. Baker, Chair)
7. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Gerald Wasserman; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
7.1. Finance, Facilities and Operations (FFO) Study Committee Minutes from February 18, 2016. (Mr. Wasserman, Chair)
7.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $11,864.66
Description:  <>  $    348.95 for snow sculpture contest support by Midland Area Comm. Foundation
<>  $ 4,000.00 for the Midland High Band by an anonymous donor
<>  $    100.00 for the Community School Model by the Contemporary Review Club
<>  $ 4,415.71 for the wrestling program by the Midland Chemics Wrestling Association
From Dow Chemical Community Gives at the Midland Area Community Foundation
<> $  1,000.00 for Midland High girls' soccer program
<> $  1,000.00 for Dow High DECA materials
<> $  1,000.00 for Dow High competitive cheer equipment
7.3. For Action:  Gifts totaling $10,000.00
Description:  <>  $ 5,000.00 for Midland High Robotics Club from FIRST--Great Lakes Bay Region
<>  $ 5,000.00 for music supplies from the H. H. Dow High Music Booster Club
8. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Scott McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
8.1. Human Resources Study Committee Minutes from February 11, 2016. (Mr. McFarland, Chair)
8.2. The Board and staff extend their deepest sympathy to the families of:
Description:  <> Oscar Hahn, who passed away on January 23, 2016.  He was a building trades and industrial education teacher and a football and golf coach at Midland High School for 26 years, retiring in 1993.
<> Shirley Schofield who passed away on February 7, 2016. She was in the food service department for 19 years, retiring in 1992.
<> Karon Weyrowski who passed away on February 4, 2016. She was a bus driver in the transportation department for 27 years, retiring in 2003.
8.3. The following staff members have announced their retirement effective June 17, 2016:
Description:  <> Ms. Marilyn Adan, Special Education Teacher, Midland High 
<> Mr. Jeffrey Babin, Social Studies Teacher, Midland High
<> Mr. Kirt Doke, Art Education Teacher, Midland High
<> Ms. Marie Erickson, World Language Teacher, H.H. Dow High
<> Ms. Ellen Flegenheimer-Riggle, PYP Coordinator, Woodcrest/Plymouth Elementary
<> Ms. Mary Anne Forgach, 3rd Grade Teacher, Carpenter Elementary
<> Ms. Mary Fredell, Chemistry Teacher, H.H. Dow High
<> Ms. Linda Gilmore, Food/Nutrition & Keyboarding Teacher, Midland High/Jefferson Middle
<> Mr. David Hammond, History Teacher, H.H. Dow High
<> Ms. Verita Hayes, Special Education Teacher, H.H. Dow High
<> Ms. Leanne Hocquard, Spanish Teacher, Plymouth/Woodcrest Elementary
<> Mr. Martyn Hollenbeck, Family and Consumer Education Teacher, Midland High
<> Ms. Nancy Hollerback, 4th Grade Teacher, Plymouth Elementary
<> Ms. Deborah Kaiser, 3rd Grade Teacher, Chestnut Hill Elementary
<> Ms. Tracey Kempsell, Music Teacher, Music Department
<> Ms. Deb Mahar, 5th Grade Teacher, Woodcrest Elementary
<> Ms. Barb McIntyre, Science/Lang. Arts/Reading Teacher, Northeast Middle
<> Ms. Tracey Moeggenberg, 3rd Grade Teacher, Plymouth Elementary
<> Ms. Carol Neff, IB Social Studies Teacher/IB Programme Director, Midland High
<> Ms. Crystal Prunier, Occupational Therapist, Special Services Department
<> Mr. Ric Shahin, History Teacher, H.H. Dow High
<> Mr. Roger Stevens, Music Teacher, Northeast Middle/Chestnut Hill Elementary
<> Ms. Jeanne Townsend, Art Education Teacher, Midland High
<> Mr. Thomas Venman, 4th Grade Teacher, Carpenter Elementary

The following staff members are retiring as of the following effective dates:
<>  Ms. Anna Lytikainen, Paraprofessional, H.H. Dow High, April 29, 2016
<>  Ms. Cherylann Trudell, Paraprofessional, Transportation, June 16, 2016
<>  Ms. Robin Holzinger, Bus Driver, Transportation, June 16, 2016
<>  Ms. Nanette Entenmann, Paraprofessional, Northeast Middle, June 16, 2016
<>  Mr. Rawleigh Arthur III, Building Manager, Midland High, June 30, 2016
9. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
9.1. For Information: Letter from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee
<> Jefferson Music Parents Association
<> Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murphy
<> Woodcreat Elementary PTO
<> Mr. and Mrs. Michael Briggs
<> Chestnut Hill Elementary PTO
<> The Memorial Presbyterian Church
<> Walmart, Midland, MI
<> H.H. Dow High All Sports Boosters
<> Sigma Alpha IOTA Philanthropies, Inc.
<> Mr. Tim Plum
<> Midland Kiwanis Foundation
<> Kiwassee Kiwanis of Midland
<> Bergstein Fund c/o County of Midland
<> Ms. Cheryl Levy
9.2. For Information: Letter to the Board of Education from:
Description:  <> FOIA request from Edge Point requesting information pertaining to uncashed, stale-dated and returned checks from 2010 through 2015.
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:
<> March 21, 2016
<> April 18, 2016 (Budget Workshop)
<> May 16, 2016
<> June 13, 2016
<> June 27, 2016
<> July 18, 2016
<> August 15, 2016
<> September 19, 2016
<> October 17, 2016
<> November 21, 2016
<> December 19, 2016
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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