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July 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL
Description:  Board of Education:
__President Singer; __Vice President McFarland; __Secretary Baker; __Treasurer Fredell;
__Member Blasy; __Member Lauderbach; __Member Rausch
Central Staff:
Superintendent Sharrow
Associate Superintendents Brutyn, Jaster, Miller-Nelson
2. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1. Approval of the Minutes from the June 24, 2019 Regular Meeting.
2.2. The following persons are recommended for employment for the 2019-20 school year:
Description:  <> Frank Ardelean, 1.0 Secondary Electronic Learning Facilitator
<> Madeline Day, 1.0 Special Education Teacher
<> Rachel Dodds, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Jennifer Frazee, 1.0 Secondary Electronic Learning Facilitator
<> Chelsea Gwizdala, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Alexandra Hall, 1.0 Special Education Teacher
<> Jessica Harrold, 1.0 Secondary Counselor
<> Paula Hopkins, 1.0 Special Education Teacher
<> Maison Kalina, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Allison Klykken, 1.0 K-12 Art Teacher
<> Amy Lane, 1.0 Secondary Teacher
<> Jacob Maloney, 1.0 K-12 PE/Health Teacher
<> Georgette McIntyre, 1.0 Secondary Teacher
<> Jaclyn McLean, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Jennifer Pence, 1.0 K-12 Art Teacher
<> Luke Richard, 1.0 Secondary Teacher
<> Hayley Stepaniak, 1.0 Secondary Counselor
<> Alison Taylor, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Tiala Warczynski, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
<> Sarah Wright, 1.0 Elementary Teacher
2.3. Teacher Attaining Tenure Status
Description:  Mr. Michael Servinski has successfully completed his probationary period at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Mr. Servinski is recommended for legal tenure status effective at the start of the 2019-20 school year.
2.4. 2019-20 District/School Improvement Plans
Description:        In compliance with Public Act 335, the District School Improvement Committee reviewed and gave feedback on each of the Building School Improvement Plans and the District Improvement Plan.  These plans describe the strategies that each building will implement to move toward 100% student proficiency.
      The law requires the Board to approve the District Plan and each of the Building Plans. The administration recommends approval of these plans for submission. 
2.5. Adoption of Midland School Code Articles 105/105C (Schools of Choice)
Description:       The administration requests approval from the Board of Education to continue accepting Nonresident Schools of Choice students. This applies to nonresident students from other districts within the Midland County Educational Service Agency (Bullock Creek, Coleman, Meridian) and to nonresident students from contiguous intermediate districts (Bay-Arenac, Clare-Gladwin, Gratiot-Isabella and Saginaw). 
      There will be two application periods each year: from February to September for students who wish to enroll for the new school year, and during January for second semester enrollment. Information will be made available to parents at the end of the first semester and the beginning of the second semester for the fall enrollment process. As specified by law, in situations in which a special education student from a contiguous intermediate district wishes to enroll, it is required that there be a written agreement between the district of residence and the Midland Public Schools to specify the responsibility for paying the special education costs for the students. 
      Nonresident students who enroll in the Midland Public Schools through this process can maintain their attendance until they graduate and they pay no tuition. Nonresident students who enroll at different times of the school year will be required to pay tuition. 
2.6. Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payments:
Description:  <> Thrun Law Firm, P.C. for $1,387.00, June 27, 2019, Professional Legal Fees
<> Lusk Albertson PLC for $250.00, July 3, 2019, Professional Legal Fees
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
3.1. For Action: Tax Resolution for the 2019-20 Tax Collection (Brutyn)
Description:        Based on the most recent information with respect to taxable values for 2018 and 2019 and the estimated blended student count for 2019-20, the estimated 2019 millage rates to support 2019-20 general fund expenditures are:  
<> 18.0 mills on non-homestead property 
<> 7.8090 mills on commercial personal property 
<> 1.8090 mills on principal residence, qualified agricultural, qualified forest, and industrial personal property.  
      On February 24, 2015, the electors of the Midland Public Schools authorized the Board of Education to issue bonds and to assess the taxable property within the district for the purpose of collecting monies to pay the debt service on these bonds and to deposit such monies into the related bond debt retirement fund.  Our financial advisor, PFM, has calculated 2.95 mills for the debt retirement millage requirement. 
     The 2019-20 principal residence, qualified agricultural, qualified forest, and industrial personal property millage rate is subject to adjustment as more accurate information regarding enrollment and taxable value become available. As specified in Public Act 312 of 1993, if revenues exceed or fall short, the difference shall be made up in the school district's next regular tax levy. The process of adjustments to correct overpayments and underpayments will continue to occur on an annual basis. 
      It is requested that the Board take action on the recommended millage rate at tonight's meeting.  Enclosed is a tax resolution for the 2019-20 tax collection. When the Board determines the rates to be levied, a roll-call vote should be taken on the question of its adoption. The Board's president and secretary should be authorized to sign the tax certification resolution and the 2019 Tax Rate Request to the County Board of Commissioners 
4. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: 
Description:  No hearings have been requested
5. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. Blasy; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
5.1. For Action: Board Policy Revisions
Description:  Due to changes in Federal and State law, government regulations and school practices, revisions to the following Board policies are requested: 0100, 2410, 7540, 7540.04, 7544.
6. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
Description:  Study Committee Chair:  Ms. Baker; Staff Resource Person: Ms. Penny Miller-Nelson
6.1. For Information: Textbooks for Information
Description:  The following resources are being presented for the 28-day period of examination.  These resources are available for review at the office of Curriculum and Instruction.
This resource will be used for Third Grade Social Studies:
<>Title:  Michigan Studies, Authors: Bradford, Cotto, Freeland, Kastl, Kooyer, McCauley, Perry, Raven, Simon, Publisher: Michigan Open Brook Project,
Copyright: Licensed under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) license as part of Michigan’s participation in the national  #GoOpen movement
This resource will be used for Fourth Grade Social Studies:
<>Title: United States Studies, Authors: Bucholtz, Estesse, Fairweather, Klein, Passino, Welch, Publisher: Michigan Open Book Project, Copyright: Licensed under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) license as part of Michigan’s participation in the national #GoOpen movement 
7. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
7.1. For Information: Gift totaling $2,517.91
Description:  <> $ 1,168.91 for food service scholarships from Mr. Jacob Sinclair
<> $ 1,349.00 for training support for the Central Park Therapy Dog, Luna, from Chad/Danielle Fox
8. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
8.1. For Information: Letters from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <> Midland High School Athletic Booster Club <> H.H. Dow High Music Boosters <> Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee <> Viking Parent Association <> Midland Kiwanis Foundation <> Lowe's Toolbox for Education <> Ms. Emily Lyons <> Mr. and Mrs. David Hocking <> The Trudell Family
8.2. For Information: Letters to the Board of Education from:
Description:  <> Mackinac Center for Public Policy requested information regarding claims utilization and cost information for the district's medical benefit plan.
9. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES--FOR INFORMATION
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.
<> August 19, 2019 <> September 16, 2019 <> October 21, 2019 <> November 18, 2019 <> December 16, 2019
The following dates are tentative until approved at the January 20, 2020 Organizational Meeting.
<> January 20, 2020 (Organizational Meeting) <> February 17, 2020 <> March 16, 2020 <> April 20, 2020 (Budget Workshop--6:30; Regular Meeting directly following) <> May 18, 2020 <> June 8, 2020 <> June 22, 2020
10. 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.
10.1. Hearing from Board Members
10.2. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
11. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  Discuss a written attorney-client privileged document
12. CONSIDERATION OF LEGAL AGREEMENT
Description:  For Action:  Legal Agreement
13. ADJOURNMENT
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