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March 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Description:  Board of Education:
___ President Singer                       ___ Member Blasy
___ Vice President McFarland       ___ Member Lauderbach
___ Secretary Baker                       ___ Member Rausch
___ Treasurer Fredell
Central Staff:
Superintendent Sharrow
Associate Superintendents Brutyn, Cooper, Miller-Nelson
2.1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from the February 18, 2019 Regular and March 4, 2019 Special Board of Education Meetings.
2.2. The following person was recommended for employment for the 2018-19 school year:
Description:  <> Katelyn Gallagher, 1.0 Speech Pathologist
2.3. The following persons have announced their resignation as of the following dates:
Description:  <> Cynthia Gonsler, Paraprofessional, Chestnut Hill ES, March 6, 2019
<> Amy Guenther, Teacher, Effective at end of 2018-19 Leave of Absence
<> Jessica J. Klinstiver, Pre-Primary Preschool Assistant, March 8, 2019
<> Carol Murray, Paraprofessional, Siebert ES, March 15, 2019
<> Samantha Schmidt, Teacher, Adams ES, June 13, 2019
2.4. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the month of January 2019, as listed in the check registers, prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $7,271,374 is recommended. The distribution of obligations by fund is included in the documentation. 
2.5. Legal Invoices for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payments: 
<> Thrun Law Firm, PC, $31.53, February 28, 2019, Professional Legal Fees
<> Lusk Albertson, $374.50, March 7, 2019, Professional Legal Fees
3.1. For Information:  March Shining Stars (Sharrow)
3.2. For Information: Constructing/Building a PYP Planner
Description:  Presenters:  Jeff Pennex, Woodcrest Principal; Linda Lipsitt, Adams Principal; Robin Harshman-Rogers, Woodcrest & Adams PYP Coordinator; Dominique Endsley, Woodcrest Teacher; Kara Stark, Adams Teacher
3.3. For Information: Inclusion and Diversity Update (Sharrow/Miller-Nelson)
3.4. For Action: Student A Reinstatement (Brutyn)
Description:  A Board sub-committee met on March 11th in regard to Student A, who applied for reinstatement to the Midland Public Schools.  It is the recommendation of the Board sub-committee that Student A be conditionally reinstated. A copy of the full resolution is attached to the Board Agenda. 
3.5. For Action: Student B Expulsion (Brutyn)
Description:  A Board sub-committee met on March 11th 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 petition for reinstatement for the 2019-20 school year. The student will be presented the opportunity for off-site academic services during the expulsion. A copy of the full resolution is attached to the Board Agenda.
3.6. For Action: 2019-20 School Year Calendar (Sharrow)
Description:  Administration recommends Board approval of the 2019-20 school year calendar, recently ratified as a Letter of Agreement by the Midland City Education Association. The calendar features a starting date for classes of Tuesday, September 3, 2019, and a final day of school of June 11, 2020, with 180 days of instruction.
3.7. For Action: CNC Router--Midland High School Using CTE 61C Funds (Cooper)
Description:        A CNC router to be used in the CTE programs at Midland High School is being recommended for  purchase by Midland Public Schools. Reimbursement for the entire amount will be provided by the Midland County ESA through State of Michigan CTE funds (61C) before the end of the fiscal year.
      Administration recommends awarding the 48” X 96” CNC Router with an upgraded air cooled spindle to the second lowest bidder, Laguna Tools of Irvine, California for a total price of $28,818.46.  The lowest bidder did not submit a complete bid document and also did not provide installation, on-site training and was unable to meet the delivery deadline.  Laguna Tools initial bid of $26,343.46 was for a liquid cooled spindle, with an upgrade option to a 6 HP, maintenance free air cooled spindle, for a total cost of $28,818.46.  This bid even with the upgrade option was lower than the next highest bidder. 
3.8. For Action: High School Concrete Using Bond Funds (Cooper)
Description:  After the initial bid on concrete work as part of bid package 18-102 District Wide Renovations, it was decided to re-examine the scope of work involving concrete replacement at the two high schools.  It was determined that the project at Midland High School would remain unchanged ($164,750), but at H.H. Dow High School the scope of work was changed and rebid ($323,777).  The scope of work has been reduced to avoid future work areas, excess concrete areas, and sections that do not need replacement at this time. Through this process and rebidding, a savings of $142,823 from the original bid was achieved.  Administration recommends awarding the bid to Tri-City Groundbreakers, Inc. of Midland, MI for $488,527.
3.9. For Action: 2018-19 Budget Adjustment (Cooper)
Description:  <> Dr. Jennifer Vannette requested to address the Board with regard to inclusion & diversity.
<> Ms. Amy Phoenix requested to address the Board with regard to racial matters.
<> Ms. Jennifer Ringgold requested to address the Board with regard to inclusion & diversity.
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Baker; Staff Resource Person: Ms. Miller-Nelson
5.1. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Study Committee Minutes February 18, 2019
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
6.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes March 4, 2019
6.2. For Information:  Gifts totaling $13,072.14
Description:  <> $   200.00 for 2nd grade field trips for Central Park ES from Mr./Mrs. Brandon Ostahowski
<> $   100.00 for Midland HS Robotics support from Garber Automotive Group
<> $   500.00 for Midland HS Robotics support from Omni Tech Intl. Ltd.
<> $   500.00 for Midland HS Robotics support from Three Rivers Corporation
<> $1,000.00 for Midland HS Robotics support from Xalt Energy MI LLC
<> $1,290.00 for Jefferson MS TechnoHuskies from Midland Rotary Foundation
<> $   250.00 for Plymouth ES Robotics support from Marshall E Campbell Co.
<> $   528.14 for mobile table to hold fish tank from Northeast MS Booster Club
<> $   200.00 for HH Dow HS band & pom support from Mr./Mrs. Daniel Wechter
<> $1,450.00 for art supplies from the Woodcrest ES administrative checking account
<> $2,000.00 for Plymouth ES 4th grade field trip from Midland Kiwanis Foundation
<> $   100.00 for HH Dow HS Maxwell Muessig Scholarship from Ms. Eileen Warshaw
From HH Dow HS All Athletic Boosters
<> $     25.00 for wrestling program
<> $   130.00 for Athletic Director MIAAA course registration
<> $2,999.00 for HUDL for All Sports
From Midland Area Community Foundation
<> $   500.00 for Woodcrest ES kindergarten reading books
<> $1,300.00 for Midland HS programs from Kennylou Wold Fund
6.3. For Information: Gifts of items
Description:  <> Midland High School's welding program received a gift of two welding machines and welding equipment from Hemlock Semi-Conductor.
<> The Midland Public Schools' food service program received a gift of a commercial reach-in cooler/refrigerator from Kings Daughter Nursing Home.
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
7.1. The Board and Staff extend their deepest sympathy to the families of:
Description:  <> Mr. Richard Hunt who passed away on February 17, 2019. Mr. Hunt was a science teacher at Northeast Intermediate School for 35 years, retiring in 1995.
<> Mrs. Susan Burgess who passed away on February 22, 2019. Mrs. Burgess taught math and music at HH Dow High and Jefferson Intermediate Schools for 15 years, retiring in 1998.
7.2. The following staff members announced their retirement as of these dates:
Description:  <> Lou Ann Bensinger, Elem. Curriculum and Instructional Specialist, June 30, 2019
<> Stephanie Bonekamp, Paraprofessional, Plymouth ES, June 12, 2019
<> Jami Dahl, Paraprofessional, Plymouth ES, June 12, 2019
<> Craig Hawkins, Counselor, Midland HS, June 13, 2019
<> Lorraine Hawkins, Paraprofessional, Post Secondary, June 12, 2019
<> Deanna Jewell, Administrative Assistant, Central Park ES, September 1, 2019
<> Carrie Keeley, Teacher, Jefferson MS, June 13, 2019
<> Paul Kochanny, Teacher, Jefferson MS, June 13, 2019
<> Kelly Krause, Teacher, Plymouth ES, June 13, 2019
<> Dorothy Metcalf, Paraprofessional, Woodcrest ES, June 12, 2019
<> Laura Peterson, District Media Support Paraprofessional, June 30, 2019
<> Kathy Romain, Teacher, Northeast MS, June 13, 2019
<> Peter Vanderbush, Building Manager, Siebert ES, June 30, 2019
<> Peter Welter, Teacher, Midland HS, June 13, 2019
Description:  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.
       *April 15, 2019            September 16, 2019                   
       May 20, 2019               October 21, 2019     
       June 10, 2019              November 18, 2019
       June 24, 2019              December 16, 2019
       July 15, 2019
       August 19, 2019         (*Budget Workshop 6:30; Regular Meeting follows immediately)
9.1. For Information: Letters from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> Target Field Trips <> Chestnut Hill Elementary PTO <> Charter Communications <> HH Dow High Music Booster Club <> HH Dow High All Sports Boosters <> Midland Area Community Foundation
9.2. For Information: Letters to the Board of Education from:
Description:  <> FOIA  request from Kelly M. Daniells regarding the 2018-19 teacher salary schedule
<> FOIA from Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan regarding student public records
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
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