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May 16, 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 Meeting Minutes from the April 18, 2016 Budget Workshop and Regular Meeting.
2.2. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of the date indicated:
Description:  <> Tracy Bourque, Paraprofessional, Plymouth Elementary, May 6, 2016
<> Linda Lee, Paraprofessional, Science Resource Center, April 22, 2016
<> Sue Smokovitz, Web & Communications Specialist, IMTC, May 13, 2016
<> Jesse (Weir) Ruppel, Paraprofessional, Plymouth Elementary, May 6, 2016
2.3. Approval of the payment of school system's bills for the month of March 2016, as listed in the check registers prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $5,487,328 is recommended. The distribution of obligations, by fund, is included in the documentation.
2.4. Legal Invoices for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payments: 
<> Lusk Alberton, $ 49.00, April 30, 2016, Professional Legal Fees
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
        FOR INFORMATION
3.1. MASB/SET SEG Presentation of 2016 Education Excellence Award to H. H. Dow High
Presenters:
<> Roth Coppens, MASB Board of Directors
<> Travis Van Tighem, SET SEG Senior PC/WC Sales & Development Specialist
Description:  H. H. Dow High Teachers, Lisa Bonotto and Sarah Hecklik, are receiving the 2016 Education Excellence Award for their 20-time program. Based on a model initiated by companies such as 3M and Google, the basic premise of 20-time is to allow students 20% of class time to develop an outcome-based project around a theme of the student's choosing. The greatest goal of 20-time is to inspire drive, inquiry, creativity, innovation and autonomy both in and beyond the classroom environment. Congratulations H. H. Dow High for receiving this prestigious award for the third year in a row.
3.2. May Shining Stars (Sharrow)
3.3. Siebert and Eastlawn Elementary Schools are presenting information about their IB Primary Years Programme (Siebert Principal, Paul Schroll; Eastlawn Principal, Shannon Blasy)
<> Siebert's presentation:     "It's a Great Day to Be a Bulldog" (Amy Sabourin)
<> Eastlawn's presentation: "Eagles in Action!" (Jen Servoss)
4. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
       FOR ACTION
4.1. Approval of the Midland County Educational Services Agency 2016-17 Budget (Sharrow)
4.2. Administration requests approval to give the Midland County Educational Services Agency approval to move ahead with the purchase of hardware by our internet provider, MCoNet, which will enable our internet connection to increase beyond the 1.0 Gbps of bandwidth that we currently share as a County.  The total cost to upgrade the hardware is $106,396.36. The MPS portion (based on student population)  is $53,197.68. (Cooper)
4.3. Administration recommends the purchase of the Versatrans (from Tyler Technologies Inc., Latham, NY) bus routing software including the Routing and Planning module, e-Link Online Information Portal, technical support, and implementation. The initial purchase cost of these items is $30,343.50. Subsequent maintenance costs will be $6,280 per year unless it is decided to add more modules. (Cooper)
5. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: No hearings have been requested.
6. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Yvonne Gorton; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
6.1. Administrative Services Study Committee Minutes from April 18, 2016.
6.2. NEOLA Spring 2016 Policy Revisions
Description:  Due to changes in Federal and State law, government regulations and school practices, revisions to the following Board policies are requested:  1240, 1420, 2623, 3131, 3220, 6146, 6410, 6424, 7217, 8142.01, 0140, 1130, 3110, 4110, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6114, 6116, 6325, 6550, 7300, 7310, 7450, 8500
7. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Lynn Baker; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
7.1. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) April 18, 2016 (Mrs. Baker, Chair)
7.2. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) May 16, 2016 (Mrs. Baker, Chair)
           Cross Indicator Analysis
7.3. The following books are being presented for the 28-day period of examination. These books are available for review at the office of Curriculum and Instruction.
Description: 
This book will be used for Geometry A: Geometry, A Common Core Curriculum
Authors: Larson & Boswell; Publisher: Big Ideas Learning; Copyright: 2015  

This book will be used for Geoscience A: Earth Science              
Authors: Tarbuck & Lutgens; Publisher: Pearson Education; Copyright: 2015
8. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Gerald Wasserman; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
8.1. Finance, Facilities and Operations (FFO) Study Committee Minutes from May 9, 2016. (Mr. Frazee)
8.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $9,520.45
Description:  <>  $     74.31 for Northeast Non-violence Day by Midland Area Comm. Foundation
<>  $   200.00 for badge holders & clips and world map from Woodcrest Elementary
<>  $1,600.00 for job skills curriculum from MI Transition Service Associates, Inc.
<>  $   200.00 for Dow High Hockey Program from Mrs. Barbara T. Gehring
<>  $2,500.00 for dinner and busing for Dow High DECA to State Competition from Northwood University
From Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee (JPAC)
<> $    125.00 for field trip transportation costs
<> $    154.99 for snow blower cab
From H. H. Dow High School All Sports Boosters
<>  $   900.00 for HUDL sideline package addition
<>  $1,910.50 for phone head set upgrade
<>  $   475.65 for baseball team supplies
<>  $1,380.00 for girls' soccer equipment  
9. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Scott McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
9.1. Human Resources Study Committee Minutes from May 11, 2016 (Mrs. Baker, Chair)
9.2. The following staff members have announced their retirement:
Description:  <> Ms. Tammy Borsum, Paraprofessional, Transportation Department, June 16, 2016
<> Ms. Denise Flores, Midland Public Schools' ESL Tutor, June 15, 2016
9.3. Under the terms of the current contract between the Board of Education of the Midland Public Schools and the Midland City Education Association, a .6 contract lease has been granted to Mr. Mark Hackbarth, president of the MCEA, for the 2016-17 school year.
10. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
10.1. For Information: Letter from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> H. H. Dow High All Sports Boosters
<> Chestnut Hill Elementary P.T.O.
<> Siebert Elementary School
<> Adams Elementary P.T.O.
<> Woodcrest Elementary P.T.O.
<> Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee
<> Midland Area Community Foundation
<> FIRST in Michigan
10.2. For Information--Letters to the Board of Education from:
Description:  FOIA request from Thrun Law Firm, P.C., regarding any application documents received from a 2015-16 job applicant.
11. 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:
<> June 13, 2016
<> June 27, 2016
<> July 18, 2016
<> August 15, 2016
<> September 19, 2016
<> October 17, 2016
<> November 21, 2016
<> December 19, 2016
12. 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.
12.1. Hearing from Board Members
12.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
13. ADJOURNMENT
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