skip to main content

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

January 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Description:  Board of Education:
__President McFarland; __Vice President Singer; __Secretary Rausch; __Treasurer Fredell;
__Member Baker; __Member Blasy; __Member Lauderbach 
Central Staff:
Superintendent Sharrow; Associate Superintendents Brutyn, Jaster, Miller-Nelson
2.1. Approval of the Minutes from the December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting and the January 13, 2020 Organizational Meeting.
2.2. Mr. William Qualls, Paraprofessional in the Transportation Department, has announced his resignation effective December 20, 2019.
2.3. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the month of November 2019 as listed in the check registers, prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $6,767,848 is recommended. The distribution of obligations by fund is included in the documentation.
2.4. Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payments:
Description:  <> Thrun Law Firm, P.C., $2,400.00, January 2, 2020, Annual Retainer 
3.1. Shining Stars (Sharrow)
3.2. For Information: Project Lead the Way 
Description:  Presenters:
<> Central Park 1st Grade Teacher Sarah Cooper and students
<> Siebert 4th Grade Team: Laura Kipfmiller, Lisa Lauer, Susan Shaffer, Sarah Wright
<> Middle and High School Students 
3.3. For Action: Bond Construction Bids (Sharrow/Brutyn)
Description:  Administration recommends approval of Bid Package No. 20-203, 20-204, 20-206, and 20-207, which are part of the 2015 Bond Projects utilizing Series 2 Bonds
20-203: Middle School Gym Renovations
<> Painting:  Mid-Michigan Pride Painting (Flint, MI) $112,747
<> Wood Athletic Floor Refinish: Cedar Creek Flooring (Delton, MI) $25,607
<> Flooring:  Regal Floor Covering (Flint, MI) $29,089
<> Gymnasium Equipment:  Bareman & Associates, Inc. (Jenison, MI) $58,860
<> Bleachers:  Interkal Inc. (Kalamazoo, MI) $107,896
<> Electrical:  Ted’s Electric (Rhodes, MI) $46,975
20-204: Middle School Classroom Technology
<> General Trades:  Sugar Construction. (Midland, MI) $170,226
<> Electrical:  Ted’s Electric (Rhodes, MI) $29,930
<> AV Systems:  Innovative Communications, Inc. (Saginaw, MI) $252,547
20-206: Dow High Landscape
<> Landscape Improvements:  Wobig Construction (Saginaw, MI) $488,488
20-207: Dow High Controls
<> Mechanical:  William E. Walter (Flint, MI) $597,540
The total award amount for Bid Packages No. 20-203, 20-204, 20-206, and 20-207 is $1,919,905
3.4. For Action: Maintenance-Transportation Bid (Brutyn)
Description:  Bids were sought for building painting, lettering, block repair, and door replacement on the MPS Maintenance and Transportation building. The administration recommends awarding the project to the low bidder, Wobig Construction of Saginaw, Michigan, for a total cost of $79,118.00.  The district Capitol Improvement Fund will be utilized for this project. 
3.5. For Action: 2019-2020 Budget Amendment #1 (Brutyn)
3.6. For Information: Board of Education Appreciation Month Recognition (Sharrow)
Description:  <> Mr. Mark Hackbarth has requested to address the Board regarding Board Appreciation Month.
5.1. For Action: Major Change Proposals
Description:  Two Major Change Proposals were presented for consideration on December 16:
<>High School IB English AND <>Literacy, Option A or Option B
The cost of each proposal includes all anticipated expense such as curriculum development, staff development, and staff or student materials.  Expenses for the total implementation are described in the Major Change Proposal, which is available in the office of the associate superintendent or from the proposer.  If these proposals are accepted, the changes will be incorporated into the student enrollment procedures for the 2020-21 school year.  Upon approval, the implementation of these changes will be dependent upon the budget.
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
6.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes January 13, 2020
6.2. For Action: Gifts totaling $50,380.00
Description:  <> $ 5,000.00 from Ms. Shirley Ann Baker for Midland High Yearbook and Focus
<> $10,180.00 from Woodcrest Elementary PTO for Teacher Wish List Items
<> $35,200.00 from Arthur C. Frock Endowment Fund at the Midland Area Community Foundation for Vape Sensors at middle schools, high school and PATHS
6.3. For Information: Gifts totaling $20,173.20
Description:  <> $  200.00 from Midland Citivan Club for Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
<> $  600.00 from The ARC of Midland for Special Olympics Events
<> $  500.00 from an Anonymous Donor for Food Service Scholarships
<> $  200.00 from Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Morden for Food Service Scholarships
<> $  210.00 Women of Aldersgate Methodist Church for Food Service Scholarships
<> $  358.10 from JPAC for Jefferson Cheer Uniforms
<> $1,000.00 from CommunityGives Youth Service Program at MACF for Dow High Wrestling Mats
<> $     50.00 from Mr. & Mrs. Scott LaVasseur for Dow High Robotics
<> $     50.00 from Lynn & Maureen Schefsky for Dow High Robotics
<> $     50.00 from Mr. & Mrs. John Jones for Dow High Robotics
<> $     50.00 from Mr. & Mrs. James Crissman for Dow High Robotics
<> $     50.00 from Ms. Wilma Hansen for Dow High Robotics
<> $   250.00 from Edward T. Knight DDS for Northeast Robotics
<> $   300.00 from Ms. Michelle Lehericy for Dow High Band
<> $1,420.00 from FIRST--Great Lakes Bay Region for Siebert Robotics 
<> $   231.00 from Northern Transformation Corp. for MICareerQuest Transportation
<> $   100.00 from Nonviolent Peaceforce Midland Chapter for MHS Inclusion & Diversity
<> $   200.00 from Bay Area Retired School Personnel for DSLR Camera for Midland High Yearbook
<> $   500.00 from Midland Kiwanis Foundation for Dow High Special Olympics Event
<> $     26.73 from Wines for Humanity, LLC for Central Park Student Activity
<> $   600.00 from County of Midland Bergstein Fund for JCC Holiday Events
From Midland High Athletic Booster Club
<> $3,000.00 for HUDL Subscription
<> $3,449.25 for Girls' Basketball Uniforms
<> $3,598.12 for Midland High Hall of Fame Activities
From H. H. Dow High All Athletic Boosters
<> $3,000.00 for PomPon Uniforms
<> $   180.00 for Poster Supplies
6.4. For Information: Gift of Items
Description:  <> Reclamation Office Furniture from Dow Chemical
<> Set of books for each MPS Elementary Media Center for the 2019-20 Battle of the Books from the Grace A. Dow Library
<> Books for Central Park Elementary Media Center for the 2019-20 Battle of the Books from Central Park Elementary PTO
<> Northeast Middle School Clothes Closet Items from Carol Moore Miller
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. McFarland; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Jaster
7.1. Human Resources Study Committee Minutes December 12, 2019.
7.2. The following staff members announced their retirement as of these dates:
Description:  <> Ms. Brenda Frazier, Teacher, Woodcrest, June 12, 2020
<> Colette Hertel, Paraprofessional, Midland High School, December 20, 2020
<> Edie Serrato, Paraprofessional, Midland High School, June 11, 2020
<> Elaine Tobey, Paraprofessional, Plymouth Elementary, June 11, 2020
<> Dawn Wallace, Bus Driver, Transportation, June 11, 2020
7.3. The Board and Staff extend their deepest sympathy to the families of: 
Description:  <> Bessie Brown, who passed away on December 30, 2019. Ms. Brown was a bus driver in the Transportation Department for 26 years, retiring in 1990.
<> Thomas Campbell, who passed away on November 28, 2019. Mr. Campbell was a Teacher at Adams Elementary for 28 years, retiring in 1999.
8.1. For Information: Letters from the Board of Education to:
Description:  Mr. and Mrs. Dawn Lacher, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Fetzke, Jefferson Parent Advisory Council, FIRST -- Great Lakes Bay Region, County of Midland/Bergstein Fund, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thompson, Midland County ESA, James M. Hitt LLC, Snowday LLC, JSA Consulting Engineers, Garber Management Group, The Kendall Group, Kettering University, BW-Midland LLC, HH Dow High Music Boosters, Midland Area Community Foundation
8.2. For Information: Letter to the Board of Education from SmartProcure requested information regarding PO/Vendors.
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 E. Carpenter, Midland) unless otherwise noted.
<> February 17, 2020 <> March 16, 2020 <> April 20, 2020* <> May 18, 2020 <> June 8, 2020 <> June 22, 2020 <> July 20, 2020 <> August 17, 2020 <> September 21, 2020 <> October 19, 2020 <> November 16, 2020 <> December 21, 2020 
(* April 20 Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.--Budget workshop with Regular meeting to follow)
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
<< Back to the Public Page for Midland Public Schools