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November 18, 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 October 21, 2019 Regular Meeting
2.2. Special Education Teacher, Chelsea Morris, is recommended for employment for the 2019-20 school year
2.3. Rachel Dodds, Plymouth Elementary Teacher, announced her resignation effective November 1, 2019.
2.4. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the month of September 2019 as listed in the check registers, prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $10,238,148 is recommended. The distribution of obligations by fund is included in the documentation.
2.5. Approval is requested to authorize legal payment to Thrun Law Firm, P.C. for $1,758.30, October 31, 2019 for Professional Legal Fees
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
3.1. Pre-Primary Center at Carpenter Street School
Description:  Margaret Doan (Principal), Pam Sharrow (Pre-Primary Center Director)
3.2. Shining Stars (Sharrow)
3.3. For Action: Summer Tax Collection Request (Brutyn)
Description:       The Michigan Court of Appeals on October 21, 1985 issued a major decision interpreting the 1982 summer tax collection statute.  In its ruling upholding the constitutionality of the law, the Appellate Court stated that, despite prior practices, school districts must adopt an annual resolution for summer tax collection. An ongoing request is not sufficient.  The Court of Appeals held that an annual formal action by the Board is required prior to January 1 of each year for which the Board intends to collect  taxes in the summer. 
     The Midland Public Schools collects summer taxes only on property in the City of Midland.  All school taxes in the townships are levied in December.
      If approved, a copy of the signed Resolution to collect summer taxes on property in the City of Midland will be provided to the City and a copy attached to the original of these minutes.
4. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: 
Description:  No requests to address the Board have been received.
5. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. Blasy; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Sharrow
5.1. Administrative Services Study Committee Minutes October 31, 2019
5.2. 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: PO0142.3, PO1420, PO1615, PO2265, PO2410, PO2414, PO2418, PO2628, PO3210, PO3215, PO3220, PO4215, PO5230, PO5512, PO6800, PO7300, PO7434, PO7440.03, PO8462
6. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
6.1. For Information: Textbooks
Description:  The following textbook is being presented for the 28-day period of examination.  This book is available for review at the office of Curriculum and Instruction.
This book will be used for Welding Technology 1, 2 and 3:
<>Title: Welding Skills; Author: B.J. Moniz; Publisher: ATP; Copyright: 2015
6.2. For Action: Textbooks Approval
Description:  The following novels were presented for the 28-day period of examination on October 21.  The administration recommends approval of these novels.  If approved, these purchases are contingent on the available funding as approved in the 2019-20 budget.
This book will be used for Reading 6 and Writing 6:
<>Title: Projekt 1065; Author: Alan Gratz; Publisher: Scholastic; Copyright: 2016
This book will be used for Reading 6 and English Language Arts 7 & 8:
<>Title: Refuge; Author: Alan Gratz; Publisher: Scholastic; Copyright: 2017
This book will be used for English Language Arts 7:
<>Title: Grenade; Author: Alan Gratz; Publisher: Scholastic; Copyright: 2018
These books will be used for English 9A:
<>Title: Piecing Me Together; Author: Renee Watson; Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Copyright: 2017
<>Title: Long Way Down; Author: Jason Reynolds; Publisher: Atheneum; Copyright: 2017
7. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
7.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes November 4, 2019
7.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $22,200.02
Description:  <> $2,500.00 from Laura Ludington Hollenbeck Found for Luna, Central Park ES Therapy Dog Support
<> $2,000.00 from Mr./Mrs. Alan Ott in support of HH Dow HS Debate Program
<> $2,000.00  matching gift from Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation for HH Dow HS Debate Program
<> $   442.50 from Siebert PTO  for Accelerated Reader Program yearly Access
<> $   600.00 from Scott & Karla McFarland for Siebert ES classroom support
<> $   250.00 from Servicemaster of the Tri-Cities in support of Northeast MS Robotics
<> $    100.00 from Kerry Pump and Supply in support of Central Park ES Robotics
<> $    200.00 from Kurt Yockey in support of Chemic Challenge Field Trip and Supplies
<> $      95.00 from Midland Center for the Arts for Siebert ES field trip transportation 
From H. H. Dow High All Athletic Boosters:
<> $2,502.80 for girls' cross country uniforms
<> $3,500.00 for boys' basketball uniforms
<> $1,664.72 for sports' trainer supplies
<> $   120.00 for cross country coaches clinic
<> $   240.00 for cheer summit & memberships
The following gifts have been given in support of Jefferson MS Robotics:
<> $    500.00 from Xalt Energy MI, LLC for CyDogs
<> $ 1,000.00 from Olin Corporation for CyDogs
<> $    100.00 from LaLonde's Foods for Wired Wolves
From the Midland Area Community Foundation
<> $ 3,400.00 in support of Kindness Week 2019
<> $   485.00 in support of Midland HS 9th Grade Biology Wetlands Field Trip
<> $   500.00 in support of new cameras for Midland High yearbook program
7.3. For Action: Gifts totaling $9,750.00
Description:  <> $9,750.00 from the Arthur C. Frock Endowment Fund at the Midland Area Community Foundation for vape sensors at HH Dow High School
7.4. For Information: Gift of Items
Description:  <> Upright Grinnell Bros. Spinet Piano for Central Auditorium by Mr. Pete Conarty
<> Two sectional couches for the Central Auditorium Lobby by the Midland Furniture Garage
8. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
8.1. The Board and Staff extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Marjorie Englund who passed away on November 1, 2019. Ms. Englund was a teacher at Mills Elementary School for twenty years, retiring in 1991. (Jaster)
9. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
9.1. For Information: Letters from the Board of Education to:
Description:  <>Mr. John Gohndrone, Mr./Mrs. Philip Hong, Siebert Elementary PTO, HH Dow High All Sports Boosters, Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee, Ms. Karthikevan Balakishnan, Midland Area Community Foundation, Michigan Tree Farm Committee, Mr. Paul Getz, Ms. Pegy Jackson from Joe Ramseyer Estate, Poznak Dyer Kanar Schefsky Thompson PLC, Girl Scout Troop $50336, Mr./Mrs. Todd Draves, Mr./Mrs. John Wilson, Mr./Mrs. Colin Buell
10. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES--FOR INFORMATION
Description:  The final Board of Education meeting for 2019 is December 16, 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.
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
11. 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.
11.1. Board of Education Officer Nominating Committee (Singer)
11.2. Hearing from Board Members
11.3. Announcements from Superintendent Sharrow
12. ADJOURNMENT
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