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September 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. 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, Miller-Nelson
2. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1. Approval of the Minutes from the August 20, 2018 Regular Meeting.
2.2. The following persons are recommended for employment for the 2018-19 school year:
Description:  <> Lindsay Ash - 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Breanna Barnett - 1.0 Art Teacher
<> Christina Blunden - 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Carolyn Fleis - 0.5 Speech Pathologist
<> Elizabeth Hazen - 1.0 Art Teacher
<> Jolyn Lippie - 1.00 Special Education Teacher
2.3. The following staff members have announced their resignation effective as of these dates:
Description:  <> Bala, Shiwani - Para, Central Park Elementary, 9/14/2018
<> Dundas, Mille - Para, Northeast Middle, 6/15/2018
<> Frazee, Jennifer - Facilitator of Instruction, Midland High, 8/31/2018
<> Friend, Kathleen - Para, Central Park Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Gibbons, Helen - Teacher, Adams Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Hoppenjan, Heather - Para, Chestnut Hill Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Irving, Elisha - Para, Central Park Elementary, 9/21/2018
<> Johnson, Erin - Family Intervention Specialist, Central Park Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Jolly, Kelli - Preschool Teacher, Lead - Adams Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Lorenz, Reina - Para, Transportation, 6/15/2018
<> Nettleton, Laurie - Para, Central Park Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Pfahl, Stephanie - Para, Central Park Elementary, 9/05/2018
<> Rakes, Melissa - Preschool Teaching Associate, Carpenter Street School, 9/07/2018
<> Richard, Nicole - Para, Transportation, 6/15/2018
<> Storm, Megan - Teacher, Siebert Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Thurston, Kodie - Para, Plymouth Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Williams, Brittny - Para, Plymouth Elementary, 6/15/2018
<> Wrozek, Mandie - Teacher, Jefferson Middle, 6/15/2018
<> Young, Merijo - Para, HH Dow High, 6/15/2018
2.4. Textbooks Information
Description:  The following books were presented for the 28-day period of examination on August 20, 2018. The administration recommends approval of these books. If approved, these purchases are contingent on the available funding as approved in the 2018-19 budget.
These books will be used for IB Spanish:
<>Title: Antes de ser libres, Author: Julia Alvarez, Publisher:  Dell Laurel-Leaf, Copyright:  2002
<>Title:  Cronica de una Muerta Anunciada, Author:  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Publisher: Vintage Espanol, division of Random House, Copyright: 1981
2.5. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the months of July and August 2018. The July and August financials will not be available for approval until the October Board of Education meeting. Attached is the current bond executive summary report for information.
2.6. Legal Invoices for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payment: 
<> Thrun Law Firm, PC, $2,526.50, August 30, 2018, Professional Legal Fees
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
3.1. For Action: 2017-18 Audit Report (Cooper)
Description:  Mr. Dave Youngstrom, Principal, Yeo & Yeo, will present the Midland Public Schools' 2017-18 Audit Report
3.2. For Information:  Siebert Elementary Presents their Summer Reading Program, "Summer Story Adventures!"
Description:  Presenters:  Paul Schroll, Principal; Pam Andrews, Teacher; Rebecca Rekeweg, United Way of Midland County
3.3. For Information: 2018 Distinguished Service Awards (Sharrow)
3.4. For Action: Playground Equipment Move from Eastlawn to Chestnut Hill (Cooper)
Description:  Five play structures from the Eastlawn Elementary property will be relocated to Chestnut Hill Elementary School.   If being purchased new, the five play structures would cost between $75,000 and $100,000 not including assembly and installation.  Administration recommends awarding the Eastlawn Elementary playground equipment relocation to Chestnut Hill Elementary to the low bidder, Great Lakes Recreation Products from Zeeland, Michigan for a total price of $48,275.  This includes disassembling, moving, prepping new areas and reassembling equipment. 
3.5. For Action: Bid Process for the Sale of Two Vacant School Owned Properties (Cooper)
Description:  Through discussions with the FFO committee, two vacant school-owned properties, the former Leiphart and Mills school sites, have been identified as possible properties that could be sold at this time.  The two properties would be placed for sale using a public bid process that has been used on past sales of district-owned properties.  With this process, after the bid deadline, the Board can accept any bid, negotiate with bidder(s) and/or reject all bids.  Administration recommends board approval to place the sale of these two pieces of property out for bid.
4. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: 
Description:  No hearings have been requested
5. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. Frazee; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
5.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes September 10, 2018 (Mr. Frazee, Chair)
5.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $13,247.58.00
Description:  <> $1,300.00 for 6th Grade classroom flexible seating from Midland Kiwanis Foundation
<> $   250.00 for Northeast Robotics Teams from Rodney/Jennifer Coleman
<> $   500.00 for Northeast Robotics Teams from Cobblestone Homes LLC
<> $   100.00 for Northeast Robotics Teams from Scott MacGregor State Farm
<> $3,000.00 for classroom magazines from Chestnut Hill PTO
<> $2,000.00 for support for Northeast students in need from an anonymous donor
<> $   800.00 for Siebert Lego League Robotics from FIRST in Michigan
<> $1,330.00 for Dow High girls' swim PA system from fundraiser of numerous donors
<> $3,967.58 for Dow High girls' swim timing system/pads from fundraiser of numerous donors
5.3. For Information:  Gift of Item
Description:  A French horn and case were donated to the Midland Public Schools' Music Department by Mr. James Pollack
6. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
6.1. The Board and Staff extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Lois Craven who passed away on September 1, 2018. Ms. Craven taught elementary school at Mills, Longview and Carpenter for 28 years, retiring in 1994.
7. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
7.1. For Information: Letters from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Newman <> Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson <> Mr. and Mrs. David Stafford <> Midland Area Community Foundation
8. 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:
<> October 15, 2018 <> November 19, 2018 <> December 17, 2018
The following dates are tentative until approved at the January 21, 2019 Organizational Mtg.
<> January 21, 2019 <> February 18, 2019 <> March 18, 2019 <> April 15, 2019 <> May 20, 2019 <> June 10, 2019 <> June 24, 2019
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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