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May 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

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
2.1. Approval of the Minutes from the April 16, 2018 Regular Meeting and April 20, 2018 Special Meeting.
2.2. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of these dates:
Description:  <> Bailey Bryant, Speech Language Pathologist, Special Services, June 13, 2018
<> Allison Duford, Braille Technician/Paraprofessional, Siebert Elem., May 4, 2018
<> Charity Makowski, Paraprofessional, Jefferson Middle, May 24, 2018
<> Randi Meehle, Paraprofessional, Northeast Middle, April 20, 2018
<> Dianna Overzet, Paraprofessional, Central Park Elementary, April 27, 2018
<> Brett Seamster, Office Professional, H. H. Dow High, May 30, 2018
<> John Wolters, Paraprofessional, Midland High, April 22, 2018
2.3. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the month of March 2018, as listed in the check registers, prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $8,786,937 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 payment: 
<> Thrun Law Firm, PC, $5,384.50, April 26, 2018, Professional Legal Fees
3.1. For Information:  May Shining Stars (Sharrow)
3.2. For Information: A Celebration of PYP meets STEM at Central Park Elementary
Description:  (Principals Shannon Blasy and Bridget Hockemeyer; IB PYP Coordinator Jen Servoss)
3.3. For Action: One Student Reinstatement and One Student Expulsion (Greif)
3.3.1. Student A Reinstatement
Description:  A Board sub-committee of three Board of Education members, Superintendent Sharrow, Associate Superintendent Greif, school administrators and parents met on the morning of May 11 in regard to Student A, who applied for reinstatement to Midland Public Schools for the 2018-19 school year. It is the recommendation of the Board sub-committee that Student A not be reinstated at this time. The recommendation is for further academic progress and additional counseling. This action requires a roll-call vote from the Board.
3.3.2. Student B Expulsion
Description:  A Board sub-committee of three Board of Education members, Superintendent Sharrow, Associate Superintendent Greif and school administrators met on the morning of May 11 in regard to Student B, who is being recommended for expulsion. It is the committee's recommendation that Student B serve the expulsion. Student B can apply for reinstatement by December 1, 2018. The student will be working with the PATHS program and a tutor will be provided weekly. This action requires a roll-call vote from the Board.  
3.4. For Action: Midland County Educational Services Agency 2018-19 Budget (Sharrow)
3.5. For Action: Siebert and Chestnut Hill Additional Aluminum Entrances and Windows (Cooper) Selected aluminum entrances and windows were removed from the original bond work at the Chestnut Hill and Siebert Elementary projects to allow time to work on possible off-peak installation savings.  With this change order, an additional $9,234 of savings for off-peak installation has been negotiated from the original low bid of $269,221. Administration recommends approval of this change order to the low bidder Architectural Glazing Systems (AGS) for $259,987.
Description:  <> Dr. Jennifer Vannette requests to address the Board with regard to the 3rd and 4th Grade Social Studies Staff Development Proposal.
<> Ms. Sarah Hechlik, requests to address the Board with regard to the book challenge.
<> Ms. Sarah Dodick, requests to address the Board with regard to the book challenge.
<> Ms. Jennifer Ringgold requests to address the Board with regard to the MPS Pre-Primary Center.
Study Committee Chair:  Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
5.1. Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Study Committee Minutes April 16, 2018 (Ms. Fredell, Chair)
5.2. Staff Developments Proposals for Action
Description:  The District Staff/Curriculum Development Committee recommended 19 proposals for your consideration at the April 16, 2018 Board meeting.  All proposals were reviewed and prioritized by the Committee. The administration recommends approval at this time.  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/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.
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. Frazee; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
6.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes May 7, 2018 (Mr. Frazee, Chair)
6.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $43,753.19
Description:  <> $1,043.35 for elementary food service scholarships from Jacob Sinclair
<> $1,000.00 for Adams Water Warriors Intl. competition costs from Olin Corporation

<> $2,000.00 for Midland High BPA National Conf. costs from Fisher Contracting Co.
<> $2,000.00 for Midland High Trap Shooting Team from Safari Club International
<> $   200.00 for Dow High Hockey Team from Barbara T. Gehring
<> $   500.00 for Dow High Incuba 8 Program from Richard & Rose Marie Shick
<> $   500.00 for Midland High BPA National Conf. costs from Bone & Bailey Ins.
<> $   300.00 for Adams Think! Energy Program from National Energy Foundation
<> $1,905.56 for percussion cabinet from Jefferson Music Parents Association
<> $   900.00 for Spanish novels from Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee
<> $1,582.40 for Woodcrest & Plymouth Midland Kiwanis Foundation mini-grants
<> $   235.00 for MHS Trap Shooting Team from Auto Customizing & Service Inc.
<> $   496.00 for kindergarten books from Siebert PTO
<> $     50.00 for Siebert carnival from K & D Espresso Inc. Coffee Chaos
<> $     50.00 for Jefferson Drama Club from Mr. and Mrs. Emil Selich
<> $     65.00 for Jefferson transportation from Midland Center for the Arts
<> $1,362.76 for teacher wish list items from Woodcrest PTO
<> $1,000.00 for Midland High BPA national conf. costs from Servinski Sod Service
<> $   500.00 for Midland High BPA national conf. costs from Mary & Todd Draves
<> $   375.00 for Midland High DECA program from Mr. and Mrs. Richard Helling
<> $1,300.00 for 5th Grade Mystic Lake Trip and other material from Plymouth PTO
From Mr. and Mrs. John Bartos for Midland High
<> $   500.00 for BPA national conf. costs
<> $   500.00 for Startup 101 Entrepreneurial Program
From Woodcrest Elementary
<> $   700.00 for art supplies
<> $   515.00 for outside trash receptacle and window cling
From Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF)
<> $    350.00 for  Siebert non-violence week support
<> $    300.00 for Jefferson non-violence week support
<> $    250.00 for Adams non-violence week support
From Clela G. Kortge Orchestra Enrichment Endowment Fund at MACF
<> $ 1,500.00 for Dow High orchestra trip
From Kellogg Youth Fund at MACF
<> $    500.00 for Siebert Kindergarten field trip from
From Dorothy O. Minikel Business Education Endowment Fund at MACF
<> $ 2,500.00 for Midland High DECA program
<> $ 2,500.00 for Dow High DECA program
From CommunityGives Youth Service Program at MACF
<> $ 1,000.00 for Midland High softball batting cage
<> $ 1,000.00 for Midland High softball dugout improvements
<> $ 1,000.00 for Midland High girls' JV basketball travel costs
<> $ 1,000.00 for Midland High girls' Freshman basketball travel costs
<> $ 1,000.00 for Midland High fencing for bullpen area
From H. H. Dow High All Sports Boosters
<> $ 1,400.00 for certificates and awards
<> $ 2,344.40 for girls' softball uniforms
<> $    842.00 for girls' softball uniforms
<> $ 1,000.00 for girls' golf program golf balls
<> $ 1,086.72 for girls' tennis team tennis balls
<> $ 3,000.00 for girls' soccer uniforms
<> $    800.00 for boys' and girls' swim program
<> $    800.00 for softballs for girls' softball program
6.3. For Action:  Gifts totaling $16,221.04
Description:  <> $  6,221.04 for several classroom tables and chairs from Woodcrest PTO
<> $10,000.00 Midland High Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference from Dow Chemical Company Foundation
6.4. For Information:  Gifts of Items
Description:  <>  Bellafina Prelude Series Viola Outfit to Music Dept. by Skylar Koenitzer
<> Yoga mats for NMS by Partners in Change: Psychological and Community Services
<> Legal-size file folders and binders by Deloitte, an accounting firm in Midland
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
7.1. Human Resources Study Committee Minutes May 11, 2018 (Mr. McFarland, Chair)
7.2. The Board and Staff extend their deepest sympathy to the families of:
Description:  <> Mr. Gerald W. Hath who passed away on April 10, 2018.  Mr. Hath taught 7th and 8th Grade Science at Northeast for 31 years retiring in 1981. In addition, he was the head tennis coach and the audio/visual coordinator for the building.
<> Ms. Joan Fulkerson who passed away April 23, 2018. Ms. Fulkerson spent 20 years with Midland Public Schools, the last 19 as the Lead Secretary at Midland High School.
7.3. The following staff members announced their retirement effective as of these dates:
Description:  <> Michael Barrons, Skilled Trades, May 31, 2018
<> Sally Matula, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill Elementary, June 14, 2018
7.4. For Information:  Midland City Education Association President Contract Lease
Description:  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 2018-19 school year.
8.1. For Information: Letters from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> H. H. Dow High All Sports Boosters
<> H. H. Dow High Music Boosters
<> Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee
<> Grape Beginnings Winery LLC
<> Truscott Rossman Group LLC
<> Adeel and Maria Khan
<> Northeast Middle School Booster Club
<> Saginaw Community Foundation
<> System and Market Services of America Inc.
8.2. FOIA requests
Description:  <> Mackinac Center for Public Policy: district medical benefit plan information
<> Kurt Yockey: bond projects and financials information
<> Kurt Yockey: governance and oversight 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:
<> June 11, 2018          <> September 17, 2018
<> June 25, 2018          <> October 15, 2018       
<> July 16, 2018           <> November 19, 2018
<> August 20, 2018      <> December 17, 2018                       
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.
10.1. Hearing from Board Members
10.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
Description:  Midland Federation of Paraprofessional Tentative Agreement Discussion
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