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April 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. 2019 BUDGET WORKSHOP CALL TO ORDER:  ROLL CALL -- 6:30 P.M.
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. 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:  ____ 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
6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. Approval of the Minutes from the March 18, 2019 Regular Meeting.
6.2. The following staff member announced his resignation effective as of this date:
Description:  <> David J. Kobel, Science Teacher, H.H. Dow High, June 13, 2019
6.3. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the month of February 2019, as listed in the check registers, prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $5,965,835 is recommended. The distribution of obligations by fund is included in the documentation.
6.4. Legal Invoices for Payment
Description:  Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payments: 
<> Thrun Law Firm, PC, $523.00, March 28, 2019, Professional Legal Fees
<> Lusk Albertson, $2,518.50, April 3, 2019, Professional Legal Fees
7. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
7.1. For Information:  April Shining Stars (Sharrow)
7.2. For Information: PRODIGY presentation
Description:  <> PRODIGY Logo by Dow High Commercial Art student
<> PRODIGY program at Chestnut Hill Elementary
Staff Presenters: Curt Gledhill, Dow HS Commercial Art Teacher; Tracy Renfro & Elizabeth Owen, Chestnut Hill Principal & Teacher
7.3. For Information:  2019 STAR Volunteers (Sharrow)
7.4. For Action: Ratification Resolution re: 2019 Bond Issue (Sharrow/Cooper)
7.5. For Action: Furniture Purchase for Adams Elementary (Cooper)
Description:  With the projected opening of the gym/cafeteria addition at Adams Elementary School scheduled for the middle of next school year, cafeteria tables need to be purchased to allow for the proper lead time. Design work and purchasing procedures developed from prior projects including purchasing through national contracts, which ensures that the owner will get the specific products selected at the price negotiated through the national agencies' competitively leveraged solicited contracts were used.  Administration recommends issuing a purchase order for $22,864 to Great Lakes Furniture Supply, Inc. of Holland, MI.
7.6. Food Service Contract (Cooper)
Description:  The United States Department of Agriculture requires that all food service management contracts be rebid every five years. The District issued a request for proposals earlier this spring.Only one company, Chartwells School Dining Services, chose to bid on our program with an estimated cost of $3.162 per meal. Chartwells has been our food service management provider since 2007.  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2019-20 Food Service Agreement with Compass Group USA, Inc. by and through its Chartwells Division.  
7.7. Bus Purchase (Cooper)
Description:  Bids have been accepted and a tabulation is provided for the purchase of two new 77 passenger buses. Both buses will be equipped with 43 built-in child booster seats and four under the bus storage compartments. Administration recommends awarding the purchase to the low bidder, Midwest Transit of Lansing, MI at a unit price for each bus of $99,421 and a total price of $198,842.  This purchase will be from bond funds.
7.8. Pickup and Van Purchase (Cooper)
Description:  Administration recommends awarding the purchase of a 2020 GMS Sierra 3500HD Regular Cab Pickup Truck from Todd Wenzel Buick GMC of Westland, MI for a total price of $33,680.45. This vehicle will be assigned to the grounds department to replace a 1993 Dodge 4x4 pickup with 115,316 miles. Administration also recommends the purchase of a 2019 Ford Transit 250 Cargo Van with contractor package from Signature Ford Lincoln of Owosso, MI for a total price of $33,186. This vehicle will be assigned to the maintenance department to replace a 1991 box van with 149,255 miles.
     Both the pickup truck and cargo van will be purchased using the State MiDeal bidding program. The purchases will be made with funds from the 2019-20 budget year.
8. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: 
Description:  No requests have been received
9. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
Description:  Study Committee Chair:  Ms. Baker; Staff Resource Person: Ms. Miller-Nelson
9.1. Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Study Committee Minutes March 18, 2019 
9.2. Staff Development Proposals (For Information)
Description:  The district Staff/Curriculum Development Committee recommends 15 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 20, 2019.  Approval of these projects will set the focus for staff and curriculum development for the school year 2019-20.  If approved, these proposals will be implemented based on the available funding as approved in the 2019-20 budget:   
<> Secondary Project Lead the Way (PLTW), $45,053.
<> Kindergarten KRA Assessment, $4,482.
<> PRODIGY, $9,936.
<> PYP Collaborative, $22,878.
<> Report Cards, Grading, Assessments, $7,990.
<> Social Studies Grades 3 & 4, $8,995.
<> Social Emotional Education, $4,434.
<> Blended Online Course Development, $15,365.
<> Illuminate Training, $19,776.
<> Instructional Technology, $1,311.
<> Science Grades 6-12, $37,688.
<> Social Studies Grades 6-12, $17,381.
<> HH Dow HS ELA, $13,618.
<> Middle School Math, $7,985.
<> Northeast MS HRS Level 4, $12,997. 
Staff Development Proposal Total:  $229,889. 
Total from General Fund:  $184,836.  (PLTW will be taken from STEM Grant.) 
10. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person:  Mr. Cooper
10.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes April 1, 2019 
10.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $5,539.36
Description:  <> $     328.33 for Battle of the Books support from Siebert PTO
<> $     720.00 for Book-Flix subscription from Chestnut Hill PTO
<> $     400.00 for Central Park 2nd & 4th grade field trip support from an anonymous donor
From Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee (JPAC)
<> $     580.00 for Science Olympiad kits/supplies
<> $     300.00 for foreign language conference costs
From Midland Area Community Foundation CommunityGives Youth Service Program
<> $  1,000.00 for Dow HS girls' swim/dive program
<> $  1,000.00 for Midland HS batting cage
From Midland Area Community Foundation Kellogg Youth Fund
<> $     308.00 for Chippewa Nature Center/Bradley House field trip
<> $     500.00 for Book-Flix subscription
<> $     403.03 for 2nd Grade STEM materials 
10.3. For Action:  Gifts totaling 85,000.00
Description:  <> $  5,000.00 for Midland HS BPA and Dow HS DECA State/National Competitions from Dorothy O. Minikel Endowment Fund at Midland Area Community Foundation
<> $40.000.00 for Community Stadium Scoreboard from Chemical Bank
<> $40,000.00 for Community Stadium Scoreboard from Community Foundation for Southeast, MI
10.4. For Information:  Gifts of Items
Description:  <> Kohler & Campbell console upright piano by Mr. Michael Dizer for Jefferson
<> Dental kits for elementary and middle school students from Dr. Chris Jones and Michigan Dental Association Grant
11. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
11.1. The following staff member announced his retirement effective as of this date:
Description:  <> Alan Chapple, Teacher, Midland High, June 13, 2019
11.2. The Board and Staff extend their deepest sympathy to the famillies of:
Description:  <> Mr. Thomas Laughton who passed away on March 14, 2019. Mr. Laughton was a custodian at Midland Public Schools for 26 years, retiring in 2004.
<> Mr. William Johnston who passed away on March 25, 2019. During his 32 years with MPS, Mr. Johnston worked with students and staff at Jefferson MS, Midland HS and Dow HS as an administrator and teacher in industrial education, yearbook and graphic arts. Mr. Johnston retired in 1997.
12. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
12.1. For Information: Letter from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> Ms. Eileen Warshaw <> Mr./Mrs. Daniel Wechter <> Midland Kiwanis Foundation <> Mr. Jeff Pennex <> XALT Energy MI, LLC <> Mr./Mrs. Brandon Ostahowski <> Marshall E. Campbell Company <> Three Rivers Corporation <> Omni Tech International Ltd. <> Garber Automotive Group <> Midland Rotary Foundation <> Northeast Booster Club <> HH Dow High All Sports Boosters <> Midland Area Community Foundation
12.2. For Information: Letters to the Board of Education from:
Description:  <> Patti Rich requested information regarding high school athletic funds
<> Dr. Richard Price requested information regarding a challenged book
13. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES--FOR INFORMATION
Description:  The following is a listing of scheduled meetings or activities of the Board of Education for 2019. 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 20, 2019
<> June 10, 2019          <> September 16, 2019
<> June 24, 2019          <> October 21, 2019       
<> July 15, 2019           <> November 18, 2019
<> August 19, 2019      <> December 16, 2019                        
14. 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.
14.1. Hearing from Board Members
14.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
15. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  Brief update regarding the Tentative Agreement with the Midland City Educational Support Personnel Association (MCESPA).
16. ADJOURNMENT
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