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February 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL
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. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1. Approval of the Minutes from the January 20, 2020 Regular Meeting.
2.2. Melissa Ruiz, Paraprofessional, Northeast Middle, announced her resignation effective January 27, 2020.
2.3. Teacher Layoff
Description:  Ms. Desiree Wayrowske, Siebert Elementary Visual Impairment Teacher, whose position has been eliminated due to student withdrawal from Midland Public Schools, has been placed on layoff effective January 24, 2020.
2.4. Approval of the payment of the school system's bills for the month of December 2019 as listed in the check registers, prepared by Ms. Holderby, in the total amount of $6,753,905 is recommended. The distribution of obligations by fund is included in the documentation.
2.5. Approval is requested to authorize the following legal payment:
Description:  <> Thrun Law Firm, P.C., $918.00, January  30, 2020, Professional Legal Fees
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION MATTERS--PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD
3.1. For Information: Career and Technical Education (Health Care Tech & Welding)
Description:  Presenters: Steve Poole, Auxiliary Curriculum Specialist; Allison Cicinelli, Curriculum Specialist for Secondary Instruction; Corey Pawlak, Welding Teacher; CTE Students
3.2. Shining Stars (Sharrow)
3.3. For Action: Asphalt Bids (Sharrow/Brutyn)
Description:       Bids have been accepted, and a tabulation is provided, for asphalt work throughout MPS.  Areas receiving work include the Northeast St. Andrews lot, Midland High band lot, Midland High east lot, Dow High band lot, and Central Park Collins St. lot.
     Administration recommends issuing a purchase order to the low bidder, Ace-Saginaw Repaving of Saginaw, MI in the amount of $471,500.  Capital Improvement funds will be utilized for the purchase.
3.4. For Action: Bus Purchase (Brutyn)
Description:       Bids have been accepted, and a tabulation is provided, for the purchase of six new buses.  The purchase includes: two 65 passenger wheelchair lift buses, two 77 passenger buses equipped with child restraints, and two 77 passenger buses with traditional equipment.  
     Administration recommends issuing a purchase order to the low bidder, Midwest Transit of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, in the amount of $567,398.00.  Bond funds will be utilized for the purchase.
3.5. For Action: Northeast Carpet Purchase
Description:       Bids have been accepted, and a tabulation is provided for carpeting at Northeast Middle School. Areas receiving carpet include 14 regular classrooms, the music room, and 2 office spaces.   
     Administration recommends issuing a purchase order to the low bidder, Superior Floor Covering of Troy, MI in the amount of $54,303.28.  Capital Improvement funds will be utilized for the purchase. 
4. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD: 
Description:  No requests to address the Board were received.
5. CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Baker; Staff Resource Person: Ms. Miller-Nelson
5.1. For Information: CIA Minutes January 21, 2020
5.2. For Information: Textbook Adoption
Description:  The following book 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 8th Grade English:
<>Title: Prisoner B-3087, Author: Alan Gratz, Publisher: Scholastic, Copyright: 2013
6. FINANCE, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Ms. Fredell; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Brutyn
6.1. Finance, Facilities & Operations Study Committee Minutes February 3, 2020
6.2. For Information: Gifts totaling $10,618.74
Description:  <> $  250.00 from Advantage Orthodontics, PLLC for Jefferson Techno Huskies Robotics
<> $  289.14 from Siebert Elementary PTO for PYP Books for Media Center
<> $  500.00 from an Anonymous Donor for District-wide Pay-to-Play Scholarships
<> $  800.00 from FIRST - Great Lakes Bay Region for Adams Robotics
<> $  100.00 from Midland Engine, Inc. for Midland High Robotics Team 5509
<> $  100.00 from Huhtamaki Inc. for Midland High Robotics Team 5509
<> $  250.00 from Mr & Mrs. Howard Ungerleider for HH Dow HS Update
<> $1,000.00 from David Powell Family for Food Service Scholarships
From Midland High Athletic Booster Club
<> $1,535.94 for swim parkas
<> $1,425.00 for girls' swim caps and bags
From Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee (JPAC)
<> $   400.00 for 6th Grade Wildlife Recovery Assoc. Presentation
<> $   533.91 for metal etching supplies
<> $   478.00 for Science Olympiad, STEM & MDOT Bridge Builders
<> $   456.75 for WWII books
From Midland Area Community Foundation
<> $1,000.00 for Jefferson Techno Huskies from CommunityGives Youth Service Program
<> $1,000.00 for Plymouth field trip to Saginaw Children's Zoo from Midland County Youth Action Council (YAC)
<> $   500.00 for Chestnut Hill hands-on-learning materials from Midland County YAC
6.3. For Information: Gift of Items
Description:  <> Library books for Plymouth Elementary Media Center from Rita Heglin
<> Battle of the Books resources for Central Park Media Center from Selene Moor Family
7. HUMAN RESOURCES
Description:  Study Committee Chair: Mr. Lauderbach; Staff Resource Person: Mr. Jaster
7.1. Human Resources Study Committee Minutes February 13, 2020.
7.2. The following staff members have announced their retirement as of these dates:
Description:  <> Sharon S. Blalock, Paraprofessional, Central Park ES, 06/11/2020
<> Carol Boychuck, Teacher, Midland HS, 06/12/2020
<> Roxanne Brooks, Counselor, Jefferson MS, 06/12/2020
<> Charles Dobschensky, Building Manager, Northeast MS, 06/30/2020
<> Bonnie Gray, Teacher, Woodcrest ES, 06/12/2020
<> Laurence Jacobs, Jefferson MS, 06/12/2020
<> Luann Kuznicki, Teacher, HH Dow HS, 06/12/2020
<> Steven Last, Teacher, HH Dow HS, 02/28/2020
<> Cari Marchand, Teacher, Adams ES, 06/12/2020
<> Deborah Nunamaker, Paraprofessional, Adams ES, 06/11/2020
<> Janice Richter-Jones, Paraprofessional, Plymouth ES, 06/11/2020
<> Russell Syracuse, Bus Driver, Transportation, 06/11/2020
<> Julie Villano, Assistant Principal, Midland HS, 03/13/2020
8. CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
8.1. For Information: Letters from the Board of Education to:
Description:  Midland Area Community Foundation, Michelle Lehericy, FIRST - Great Lakes Bay Region, Edward T. Knight DDS, Mr./Mrs. Scott LeVasseur, Mr./Mrs. John Jones, Mr. Mrs. James Crissman, Ms. Wilma Hansen, County of Midland/Bergstein Fund, Jefferson Parent Advisory Committee, Mr./Mrs. Matthew Morden, Anonymous Donor, Women of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Woodcrest Elementary PTO, Northern Transportation Corp., HH Dow High All Sports Boosters, Midland High School Athletic Booster Club, Nonviolent Peaceforce Midland Chapter, Bay Area Retired School Personnel, Wines for Humanity LLC, Midland Kiwanis Foundation, Midland Civitan Club, The Arc of Midland, Ms. Shirley Baker, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Central Park Elementary PTO, Ms. Carol Moore Miller, Dow Inc., Lynn/Maureen Schefsky
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 E. Carpenter, Midland) unless otherwise noted.
<> 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)
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: Information re: Paraprofessional Contract Negotiations
12. ADJOURNMENT
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