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April 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. 2018 BUDGET WORKSHOP CALL TO ORDER:  ROLL CALL -- 6:30 P.M.
Description:  Board of Education:
____ President Singer                        ____ Member Baker
____ Vice President Brandstadt         ____ Member Blasy
____ Secretary McFarland                 ____ Member Fredell
____ Treasurer Frazee
Central Staff:
Superintendent Sharrow
Associate Superintendents Brutyn, Cooper, Greif
2. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD REGARDING BUDGET WORKSHOP
3. BOARD DISCUSSION AND PRIORITIZATION FOR 2018-19 GENERAL FUND BUDGET
3.1. Budget Workshop
4. ADJOURNMENT
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Description:  REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS' BOARD OF EDUCATION
Immediately Following Budget Workshop
5. REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL
Description:  Board of Education:
___ President Singer                           ___ Member Baker
___ Vice President Brandstadt            ___ Member Blasy
___ Secretary McFarland                    ___ Member Fredell
___ Treasurer Frazee
Central Staff:
Superintendent Sharrow
Associate Superintendents Brutyn, Cooper, Greif
6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. Approval of the Minutes from the March 19, 2018 Regular Meeting.
6.2. The following persons are recommended for employment for the 2018-19 school year:
Description:  <> Mr. Kevin Gosson, Director of Special Services, July 1, 2018
<> Mrs. Pamela Sharrow, Director of Early Childhood Services, July 1, 2018
6.3. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of these dates:
Description:  <> Mitchell Barrons, Mechanic Assistant, Bus Garage, April 20, 2018
<> Christina Cane, Paraprofessional, H. H. Dow High, April 14, 2018

<> Megan Farison, Music Teacher, H. H. Dow High School, June 15, 2018
<> Stephenie McVittie, Paraprofessional, H. H. Dow High School, February 16, 2018
<> Michael Murphy, Teacher, Central Park Elementary, June 15, 2018
<> Annie Welsh, Teacher, Plymouth Elementary, June 15, 2018
6.4. The Administration recommends the renewal of the food service contract with Chartwells for the 2018-19 school year. This is the fourth renewal of a five-year contract.
6.5. Purchase of Three School Buses
Description:  Bids have been accepted, and a tabulation is provided for the purchase of three new 77-passenger buses. Administration recommends issuing a purchase order to the low bidder, Capital City International Truck, Inc. of Lansing, Michigan.  Unit price for each bus is $84,705 for a total cost of $254,115 to be paid from bond funds.
6.6. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the month of February 2018, as listed in the check registers, prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $8,107,538 is recommended. The distribution of obligations by fund is included in the documentation.
6.7. Legal Invoices for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payment: 
<> Thrun Law Firm, PC, $1,404.50, March 29, 2018, Professional Legal Fees
7. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD REGARDING THE SALE OF FIBER
Description:  No requests to address the Board regarding the sale of fiber have been received.
8. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
8.1. For Information:  April Shining Stars (Sharrow)
8.2. For Information: 3D Printing/Art Partnership Between Chestnut Hill Elementary and Midland High Schools
Description:  Presenters:  Principal Tracy Renfro; Teachers Beth Quimby, Jacob Scherzer, Barb Stephenson, Josh Wright; Chestnut Hill students.
8.3. For Information:  2018 STAR Volunteers (Sharrow)
8.4. For Action: The Sale of Fiber (Cooper)
Description:       This sale was approved by the Board at its December meeting. After working with both the fiber optics provider for a legal description and Thrun Law, it has been determined that in accordance with the Michigan Telecommunications Act (MCL 484.2307) that public notice needed to be provided and a public hearing be held before the sale can be completed.  The public hearing to address the sale of the District’s unused fiber optic cable occurred earlier in this meeting.
     Administration is seeking re-approval to sell 12 strands of unused fiber optic cable to Windover High School for $7,500. This fiber is wholly owned by Midland Public Schools and was used to service Chippewassee Elementary School. The fiber runs from a splice block at the intersection of M-20 and Smith Road to the old Chippewassee Elementary School building, is approximately 2,000 feet long and is attached to 13 power poles.
8.5. Carpenter Street School Carpet Bid (Cooper)
Description:  Bids have been accepted for carpet and installation at Carpenter Street School for the early childhood program wing.  Administration recommends awarding the purchase order to the low bidder, O’Connor’s Carpet One of Saginaw, Michigan, for a total price of $32,800 to be paid from capital projects funds.
8.6. For Action: One Student Expulsion (Greif)
Description:  A Board sub-committee of three Board of Education members, Superintendent Sharrow, Associate Superintendent Greif, school administrators and parents met on March 23 at 2:30 p.m. in regard to Student A, who was recommended for expulsion for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. It was the committee's recommendation that Student A serve the expulsion. The student will attend a school outside Midland Public Schools for the remainder of the school year. Student A can apply for reinstatement over the summer for the start of the 2018-19 school year.   
9. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: 
Description:  The following requests to address the Board have been received:
<> Ms. Jennifer Vannette
<> Ms. Jennifer Ringgold
10. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
Study Committee Chair:  Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
10.1. Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Study Committee Minutes March 19, 2018 (Ms. Fredell, Chair)
10.2. Staff Development Proposals (For Information)
Description:  The district Staff/Curriculum Development Committee recommends 19 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 21, 2018. Approval of these projects will set the focus for staff and curriculum development for the school year 2018-19.  If approved, these proposals will be implemented based on the available funding as approved in the 2018-19 budget: 
<> Elementary Chinese, $6,992
<> 3rd & 4th Grade Social Studies, $20,068
<> Elementary Gifted & Talented, $5,132
<> Michigan Kindergarten Entry Observation/Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, $8,549
<>  PYP Collaborative Time, $31,810
<> Elementary Report Cards, Handbooks & Assessments, $6,459
<> Science Pilot Project, $35,164
<> IB DP 10-Year Review, $8,829
<> NE – High Reliability Schools (HRS) Level 4, $10,660
<> JMS – HRS & Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum (GVC), $11,386
<> HS Science Course Sequence Review, $7,816
<> HS Math-GVC, $12,044
<> DHS English, $11,005
<> MHS English 9.3, $7,092
<> MHS Math – Intentional Scheduling Year 3, $12,955
<> Co-Teaching, $15,093
<> Elementary Consultation, $4,735
<> Blended Online Learning, $30,129
<> Illuminate, $18,931
Total:  $264,849
11. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. Frazee; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
11.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes April 9, 2018 (Mr. Frazee, Chair)
11.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $5,570.00
Description:  <> $     60.00 for Track Coach Training from H. H. Dow High All Sports Boosters
<> $   206.00 for organizational supplies from JPAC
<> $     25.00 for food service scholarships from Grape Beginnings Winery LLC
<> $   500.00 in support of JCC Program from Excellence in Education Program
<> $   100.00 for Techno Huskies Robotics Program from Mr. and Mrs. Adeel Khan
<> $2,500.00 for Choir support from H. H. Dow High Music Booster Club
<> $1,830.00 for whiteboard skins from Northeast Middle School Booster Club
<> $     99.00 for Central Park Robotics from Saginaw Community Foundation
<> $   250.00 for Jefferson Techno Huskies Robotics from System and Market Services of America Inc.
12. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
12.1. The following staff member announced her retirement effective as of this date:
Description:  <> Denise A. Ostahowski, Paraprofessional, Jefferson Middle, June 14, 2018
12.2. The Board and Staff extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Roger Asiala who passed away on March 17, 2018.  Mr. Asiala taught math and computer programming at Northeast for 34 years retiring in 2000.  Mr. Asiala was awarded a Gerstacker Teacher Proficiency Award in 1984.
13. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
13.1. For Information: Letter from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> Midland Area Community Fooundation
<> FIRST Robotics Team Regrant
<> H. H. Dow High Music Boosters Club
<> H. H. Dow High All Sports Boosters
<> Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee
<> Saginaw Community Foundation First Nexteer STEM Fund
<> Camille L. G. Nitschky DBA Angelheart Studio
<> Walmart Community Grants Team
<> Midland High School Athletic Booster Club
13.2. FOIA denial appeal request from Mr. Kurt Yockey.
14. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES--FOR INFORMATION
Description:  The following is a listing of scheduled meetings or activities of the Board of Education for 2018. 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:
<> May 21, 2018
<> June 11, 2018          <> September 17, 2018
<> June 25, 2018          <> October 15, 2018       
<> July 16, 2018           <> November 19, 2018
<> August 20, 2018      <> December 17, 2018                       
15. 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.
15.1. Hearing from Board Members
15.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
16. ADJOURNMENT
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