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August 15, 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 July 18, 2016 Regular Meeting.
2.2. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of the dates indicated:
Description:  <> Jonathan Cook, Business Education Teacher, HH Dow/Midland High, June 17, 2016
<> Penny Fry, Paraprofessional, Midland High, June 16, 2016
<> Robin Johnson, Paraprofessional, Siebert Elementary, June 16, 2016
<> Michelle Klassen, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 16, 2016
<> Mary Neeb, Preschool Assistant, Adams Elementary, June 17, 2016
<> Tai Petrillo, Paraprofessional, Eastlawn Elementary, June 16, 2016
<> Wendy Smith, Paraprofessional, Eastlawn Elementary, June 16, 2016
<> Deanna Sorrell-Toton, Paraprofessional, Northeast Middle School, June 16, 2016
<> Laura Tachna, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 16, 2016
2.3. Network and phone system maintenance contract
Description:  Administration is seeking approval to deliver a purchase order to Presidio Infrastructure Solutions, LLC of Reston, VA for $91,763.12 for our annual network maintenance and licensing and phone system maintenance and licensing.  The pricing covers licenses, maintenance, support, and upgrades for our core network switches, our wireless network, the phone system, and our voicemail.  The pricing provided is from the State of REMC bid and follows Board purchasing policy. This expenditure is included in the Technology budget and will be paid for with a combination of general fund and TRIG (Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant) money from the State.
2.4. The following persons are recommended for employment for the 2016-17 school year:
Description:  <> Eric Attard, 1.0 District Music Teacher
<> Justin Doughty, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Michael Elbers, 1.0 District Art Teacher
<> Megan Frost, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Kelsey Hathaway, 1.0 District Music Teacher
<> Molly Kalahar, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Amanda Lamont, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Emily Laukus, 1.0 Physical Education/Health Teacher
<> Caeli Loris, 1.0 Chemistry Teacher
<> Helena McDonald, 1.0 Science Teacher
<> Colleen McGoldrick, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Macy Merchant, 1.0 Physical Education/Health Teacher
<> Elizabeth Owens, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Ashley Rapanos, 1.0 English Teacher
<> Erin Royalty, 1.0 Social Studies/Business Education Teacher
<> Jillian Witherspoon, 1.0 Social Studies Teacher
2.5. Approval of the payment of school systems' bills for the month of June 2016, as listed in the check registers prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the amount of $10,018,037 is recommended.  Distribution obligations, by fund, is included in the documentation.
2.6. Legal Invoices for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payments: 
<> Thrun Law Firm, $467.10, July 28, 2016, Professional Legal Fees
<> Lusk Albertson, $490.00, August 4, 2016, Professional Legal Fees
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
        FOR ACTION
3.1. Central Auditorium Construction Bids
Description:  Bids have been accepted and a tabulation is provided for Bid Package 16-102 Central Auditorium Renovations Phase I.  Administration recommends issuing the following purchase orders:
<> Masonry: Edgar Boettcher Mason Contractors, Inc., Bay City, MI, $168,400
<> General Trades: Wobig Construction, Inc., Saginaw, MI, $374,909
<> Mechanical: William E. Walter, Inc., Saginaw, MI, $1,136,000
<> Electrical: William F. Nelson Electric, Saginaw, MI, $401,200
Total recommended award amount for Bid Package 16-102 Central Auditorium Renovations Phase 1 is $2,080,509.  This work is part of Bond Projects utilizing Series I Bonds.
4. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: No hearings have been requested.
5. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Gerald Wasserman; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
5.1. Finance, Facilities and Operations (FFO) Study Committee Minutes from August 8, 2016.  (Mr. Frazee)
5.2. Gifts For Information: $1,833.92 for water coolers from Plymouth Elementary PTO
Description:   
6. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Scott McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
6.1. The Board and Staff extend their sincere sympathies to the family of Mr. Ernest Malzahn who passed away on July 14, 2016.  Mr. Malzahn was hired in 1962.  He was a high school physical education teacher with MPS for 34 years, retiring in 1996.  Mr. Malzahn was also a long-time high school track and field coach.
7. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
7.1. For Information: Letter from the Board of Education to the Midland Area Chamber Foundation
Description:   
8. 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:
<> September 19, 2016
<> October 17, 2016
<> November 21, 2016
<> December 19, 2016
(The following Meeting dates are tentative until they are adopted at the January Org. Meeting)
<> January 16, 2017    (Organizational Meeting)
<> February 20, 2017
<> March 20, 2017
<> April 17, 2017         (Budget Workshop 6:30; Regular Meeting 7:00*)
<> May 15, 2017
<> June 12, 2017
<> June 26, 2017
                                     (*or immediately following Budget Workshop)
9. 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.
9.1. Hearing from Board Members
9.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
10. ADJOURNMENT
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