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August 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. WELCOME TO GUESTS
3. ANNUAL BUSINESS
3.A. Agenda approval
Description:  Agenda will be reviewed for additions or deletions
3.B. Approval of minutes
Description:  Board action on July 10, 2019, Organizational & Regular Board Meeting minutes
3.C. Approval of invoices
Description:  Jim Nocerini will review invoices.  Invoices are on file in the business office.  Board members are welcome to peruse invoices at any time.  Please call Superintendent Warmuth.
3.D. Financial report and budget adjustments
Description:  Customary and usual
3.E. Other
4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
5.A. Board Committee Reports
Description:  The Policy Committee met on August 7, 2019, at 8:00 a.m.
5.B. Other
6. NEW BUSINESS
6.A. Act on student handbooks - SE/TE
Description:  The student handbooks have been reviewed for any changes.  SE has changes to Positive Behavior Supports/Positive Behavior Support Plans section on page 7.  TE has updates to pages IV, 1, 17, 22 and 27:  Student handbook has been update to reflect staffing changes, the removal of the 2L  class from the bell schedule, clarify language on PDA, and student breaks and legal change to reflect “recreational marijuana” as being prohibited.
6.B. Act on employee resignation (#1 Associate Classroom Coordinator) - ECE
Description:  We have received a Letter of Resignation from Amy England, Associate Classroom Coordinator.  We request the board accept this with regret.
6.C. Act on employee resignation (#2 Associate Classroom Coordinator) - ECE
Description:  We have received a Letter of Resignation from Amy Damico (Perron) as Associate Classroom Coordinator.  We ask that the board accept this with regret.
6.D. Act on recommendation to fill the position of Head Start/Great Start Readiness Lead Coordinator (Classroom)/Head Start Lead Coordinator (Home Base) - ECE
Description:  We are requesting the board approve the recommendation to fill the position of  Head Start/Great Start Readiness Lead Coordinator (Classroom)/Head Start Lead Coordinator (Home Base) with Tessa Cocco at Step 2.  Casey, Tricia, Maria and Amber interviewed the candidates.
6.E. Act on new job description for the position of Head Start/Great Start Readiness Assistant Classroom Coordinator - ECE
Description:  We are requesting the board approve the new job description for the position of Head Start/Great Start Readiness Assistant Classroom Coordinator.  This is a new job description creating a position of Assistant Classroom Coordinator at the North Dickinson Center.
6.F. Act on recommendation to fill the position of Assistant Classroom Coordinator (Nordic Center) - ECE
Description:  We are requesting the board approve the recommendation to fill the position of Assistant Classroom Coordinator (Nordic Center) with Cassie Gustafson at Step 2.  Casey, Tricia, Maria and Amber interviewed the candidates.
6.G. Request permission to temporarily fill the position of Assistant Classroom Coordinator (Norway Center) pending full board approval - ECE
Description:  We are requesting permission to temporarily fill the position of Assistant Classroom Coordinator (Norway Center) pending full board approval.
6.H. Act on recommendation to fill the position of Assistant Classroom Coordinator - Flexible Assignment (Bates Center) - ECE
Description:  We are requesting the board approve the recommendation to fill the position of Assistant Classroom Coordinator - Flexible Assignment (Bates Center) with Kathryn Dedo.  Casey, Tricia, Lisa and Amber interviewed the candidates.
6.I. Request permission to temporarily hire to fill the positions of Assistant/Associate Classroom Coordinator (Willis Center), two Assistant/Associate Classroom Coordinators (Flexible Assignment), the Education and Behavioral Support Specialist, and any other vacancies that may occur, pending full board approval - ECE
Description:  We are requesting permission to temporarily hire to fill the positions of Assistant/Associate Classroom Coordinator (Willis Center), two Assistant/Associate Classroom Coordinators (Flexible Assignment) and the Education and Behavioral Support Specialist, and any other vacancies that may occur, pending full board approval in September. 
6.J. Request permission for out of state, overnight travel and expenses - ECE
Description:  We are requesting permission for the out of state, overnight, travel and expenses for Casey McCormick to attend the 2019 Head Start Region V Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL, November 12-15, 2019.  Approximate cost $1,500.00.
6.K. Request permission to create a new position of General Education Behavioral Coach - GF
Description:  Add to non-union support staff
6.L. Act on General Education Behavioral Coach job description - GF
6.M. Request permission to temporarily hire to fill the position of General Education Behavioral Coach - GF
6.N. First and second read and adoption of new/revised DIISD NEOLA bylaws and policies - All Depts
6.O. Ratify and approve filling the position of Instructional Aide (FP CI Classroom) - SE
Description:  We are requesting the board ratify and approve filling the position of Instructional Aide (FP CI Classroom) with Hanna Irving at Step 2, longevity 0.  The interview team consisted of Lisa Anderson, Amber Schiltz, Casey, and Tricia.
6.P. Ratify and approve filling the position of Instructional Aide (Woodland CI Classroom) - SE
Description:  We are requesting the board ratify and approve filling the position of Instructional Aide (Woodland CI Classroom) with Kelly Pummill at Step 2, Longevity 0.  The interview team consisted of Lisa Anderson, Amber Schiltz, Casey, and Tricia.
6.Q. Act on employee resignation (CI Instructor) - SE
Description:  We have received a Letter of Resignation from Kristen Proctor, CI Instructor.  Kristen emailed her resignation to Wendy and Tricia on August 2nd.  She has accepted a teaching position for the Norway-Vulcan Area Schools.  We request the board accept Kristen's resignation with regret.
6.R. Request permission to temporarily hire to fill the position of CI Instructor - SE
Description:  We are requesting permission to temporarily hire to fill the position of CI Instructor, pending full board approval, due to the timing of Kristen Proctor's resignation.  We are hoping to have a teacher in place by August 27th which is the first day of school for students.
6.S. Act on employee resignation (Instructional Aide) - SE
Description:  We have received a Letter of Resignation from Alison Zambon, Instructional Aide.  Alison submitted her resignation on August 5th.  We request the board accept Alison's resignation with regret.
6.T. Request permission to temporarily hire to fill the position of Instructional Aide (Norway CI) - SE
Description:  We are requesting permission to temporarily hire to fill the position of instructional aide for our Norway CI Classroom, pending full board approval to ensure that we have an aide in place prior to the start of school.
6.U. Act on revised job descriptions - TE
Description:  Instructor job descriptions for Auto Body, Auto Mechanics, Building Trades, Graphics, Information
Technologies, Marketing, Mechatronics and Welding have been updated to reflect State of Michigan Teacher Certification changes.
6.V. Act on recommendation to fill the position of additional Welding Technologies Instructor - TE
Description:  We are requesting the approval of the recommendation to fill the position of additional Welding Technologies Instructor with Daniel Mitchell at Step 2 pending background checks.  The interviews were held on August 1st and the interview team consisted of Amber Schiltz, Elaine Pierce, Michael Mulligan, and Wendy Warmuth.
6.W. Request permission to temporarily hire to fill the position of Flexible Health, Business and Technology Para Pro - TE
Description:  The position of Flexible Health, Business and Technology Para Pro remains unfilled at this time of this report.  We hope to have it filled to stat the school year.  We are requesting permission to temporarily hire to fill the position pending full board approval in September.
6.X. Request permission to create, post, and temporarily hire to fill the position of Industrial and Skilled Trades Para Pro - TE
Description:  Industrial and Skilled Trades Para Pro will work primarily between the Auto Mechanics and Mechatronics programs.  We are requesting permission to create, post, and temporarily hire to fill the position pending full board approval in September.
6.Y. Other
7. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
7.A. Departmental Reports
Description:  Does the board need any clarification at this time?
7.B. Superintendent's Report
7.C. Other
8. ADJOURN
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