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May 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM - BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
1.A. Pledge
1.B. Roll Call
2. ROUTINE ITEMS
2.A. Agenda Additions, Deletions and Approval
2.B. Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting of May 8, 2012
Attachments: (1)
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Description:  An executive session has been called for the purpose of conducting a student expulsion hearing to be held in private pursuant to Section 8(b) of the Open Meetings Act, it being understood that the closed session has been requested by the family of the student who is recommended for expulsion.  Board Action resulting from said hearing will be in public session under Action Items.
4. CORRESPONDENCE
4.A. Board Members
4.B. Superintendent
5. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
5.A. Recognition of HHS Students Who Received Awards at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association 2011-12 Individual Newspaper Contest 
5.B. Recognition of HHS Students Who Received Awards at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Competition
5.C. Recognition of Joshua Schnell For Receiving the Congressional Medal of Merit for Howell High School
6. REPORTS
6.A. Student Representative to the Board
6.B. Board Member Reports
6.C. LESA 2012-2013 Budget Presentation
7. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. CONSENT ITEMS
9.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of: New Hires-Non Certified*: HU Special Needs Paraprofessional Jill Rogers, effective April 16, 2012.  Resignations:  Voyager Food Service Assistant Lisa Johnson, effective April 18, 2012; NW Food Service Assistant Kristi Payne, effective April 24, 2012; Laid Off Teacher Christina Bisaro, effective May 1, 2012; Laid Off Teacher Jennifer Hiller, effective May 4, 2012. Retirement:  HWMS Teacher John Hess, effective June 7, 2012, with 36 years of service. *Employee to be hired as a conditional employee pursuant to the terms of Public Act  68 of 1993 and the American with Disabilities Act.  Employment is contingent upon a clean record check and upon the Board of Education being able to accommodate any disability. 
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Payment of Vouchers
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of payment of expenditures from the following funds:
1.  payment from the general fund of $2,803,803.60 and from payroll of $1,692,747.96;
2.  payment from the student activity fund of $35,292.43;
3.  payment from the HHS student activity fund of $110,820.05;
4.  payment from the cafeteria fund of $43,956.61;
5.  payment from the 2003 construction fund of $8,396.69;
6.  payment from the 2001 construction fund of $371,831.80;
7.  payment from the 2011A energy cap proj. QZAB of $135,388.80
8.  payment from the 2011B energy cap projects of $245,746.54;
9.  payment from ACH transactions PESG (contract wages) of $79,265.90;
10. payment from ACH transactions Cafeteria (Gordon Food) of $48,669.68. 
Attachments: (1)
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. Action Resulting from Student Hearing Case #093
10.B. Approval of the Ratification Resolution Approving the Refunding of 2003 Bonds - EXHIBIT A
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Ratification Resolution per the provisions/parameters set by the Board of Education on March 12, 2012, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
10.C. Approval of Recommendation for Auditor - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the recommendation to retain Plante & Moran for a three year term for the audits from June 30, 2012-2015, as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
10.D. Approval of Low Bid for Paving at the Transportation Facility - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the low bid for paving at the Transportation lot to S & J Asphalt in the amount of $102,600 as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
10.E. Approval to Post the Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval to post the Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice per the provisions of MCL Section 211.24E as shown in Exhibit D.
Attachments: (1)
10.F. Approval of Contract with Calvert Virtual School - EXHIBIT E
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the contract with Calvert Virtual School as shown in Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
10.G. Approval of Resolution Regarding the 2012-2013 LESA Budget - EXHIBIT F
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the resolution approving the LESA 2012-2013 Budget as shown in Exhibit F.
Attachments: (1)
10.H. Approval of Low Bid for Custodial Services - EXHIBIT G
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the low bid for custodial cleaning services to Grand Rapids Building Services (GRBS) at the low bid price of $4,487,488 for a three year period as shown in Exhibit G.
Attachments: (1)
10.I. Approval of Resolution Authorizing Administration to Execute Various Grading and Drainage Easements with the Livingston County Road Commission - EXHIBIT H
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Resolution authorizing administration to execute various grading and drainage easements with the Livingston County Road Commission  in selected areas of our Three Fires property along Nixon and Crooked Lake Roads as shown in Exhibit H.
Attachments: (1)
11. COMMENTS
11.A. Guests
11.B. Board of Education
11.C. Superintendent/Administration
12. ADJOURNMENT
13. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:    June 11, 2012
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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