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December 10, 2012 at 6:00 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 November 28, 2012
Attachments: (1)
3. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
Description:  Executive sessions have been requested for the following purposes:
(A) To conduct an Expulsion Hearing (Case #097) in compliance with HPS Policy #5610; the closed session has been requested by the family of the student pursuant to Section 8(b) of the Open Meetings Act.  Board action resulting from said hearing will be in public session under Action Items;
(B) To conduct an Expulsion Hearing (Case #098) in compliance with HPS Policy #5610; the closed session has been requested by the family of the student pursuant to Section 8(b) of the Open Meetings Act.  Board action resulting from said hearing will be in public session under Action Items; and
(C) To review the discipline of a District employee (Case #002) in compliance with HPS Policy #3139, the closed session has been requested by the employee pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Open Meetings Act.
4. CORRESPONDENCE
4.A. Board Members
4.B. Superintendent
5. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
6. REPORTS
6.A. Student Representative to the Board
6.B. Board Member Reports
6.C. 2012-13 Appropriations Budget
7. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
7.A. Pay to Play
7.B. Graduation Ceremony Participation
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. CONSENT ITEMS
9.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  Approval of: Resignations:  Hutchings/Northwest Elementary School Special Needs Paraprofessional Jill Rogers, effective November 7, 2012; HHS Food Service Assistant Virginia Wellman, effective November 6, 2012; New Hire-NonCertified:  HHS Food Service Assistant Deborah Gulick, effective November 5, 2012; Southwest Elementary General Education Aide Kathryn McKay, effective November 5, 2012; HHS Food Service Assistant Virginia Wellman, effective November 5, 2012; New Hire-Certified:  Highlander Way Middle School FTE Mathematics Teacher Michelle Sanford, effective November 1, 2012; HHS Machine Trades Instructor Patrick Smith, effective November 26, 2012.
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 $2,701,848.27 and from payroll of $874,207.68;
2.  payment from the student activity fund of $145,502.93;
3.  payment from the HHS student activity fund of $81,976.18;
4.  payment from the cafeteria fund of $25,163.47;
5.  ACH Transactions PESG (contract wages) of $35,568.67;
6.  ACH Transactions Cafeteria (Gordon Foods Electronic Payment) of $121,773.55.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. Approval of Field Trip Request - EXHIBIT A
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of an overnight field trip to New York for Parker Middle School choir students, grades 6-8, April 19 -22, 2012, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
  • 11/30/2012 at 1:55 PM
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. Action Resulting from Student Hearing Case #097
10.B. Action Resulting from Student Hearing Case #098
10.C. Approval of Amendment to LCC Lease - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the amendment to the current lease agreement between Howell Public Schools and Lansing Community College (LCC) as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
  • 12/5/2012 at 12:22 PM
10.D. Approval of Cell Tower Easement Agreement with BigTop Ventures LLC - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the cell tower Easement Agreement with Big Top Ventures LLC to purchase easement rights at the cell tower located on the Howell High School campus, commencing July 2021, as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
10.E. Approval of Revised 2012-13 Appropriations Budget - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Revised 2012-13 Appropriations Budget as shown in Exhibit D.
Attachments: (1)
  • 11/30/2012 at 2:05 PM
10.F. Approval of Annual Summer Tax Collection Resolution for 2013 - EXHIBIT E
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Annual Summer Tax Collection Resolution for 2013 as shown in Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
  • 11/30/2012 at 2:13 PM
10.G. Approval of Recommendation to Pilot NWEA Assessments - EXHIBIT F
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the recommendation to pilot NWEA Assessments as shown in Exhbit F.
Attachments: (1)
10.H. Approval of Recommendation for Approval of Curriculum - EXHIBIT G
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the recommendation to approve two resources for Challenger Elementary's Title 1 programming, and a pilot writing kit for K-8, which was approved for recommendation to the board by the District Curriculum Council on November 28, 2012, as shown in Exhibit G.
Attachments: (1)
  • 11/30/2012 at 2:12 PM
10.I. Adoption of Resolution of Commendation for Board Member Ann L. Routt - EXHIBIT H
Description:  The superintendent recommends adoption of the resolution of commendation for Board Member Ann L. Routt as shown in Exhbit H.
Attachments: (1)
10.J. Adoption of Resolution of Commendation for Board Member Edwin J. Literski - EXHIBIT I
Description:  The superintendent recommends adoption of the resolution of commendation for Board Member Edwin J. Literski as shown in Exhibit I.
Attachments: (1)
  • 12/4/2012 at 11:48 AM
10.K. Adoption of Resolution of Commendation for Board Member Jan Lobur - EXHIBIT J
Description:  The superintendent recommends adoption of the resolution of commendation for Board Member Jan Lobur as shown in Exhibit J.
Attachments: (1)
  • 12/4/2012 at 11:48 AM
10.L. Approval of Request for Extension from Purchaser of Wright Road Property - EXHIBIT K
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the request for extension of the requirement to deliver to the seller a copy of a non-contingent commitment from the lending institution from the purchaser of the property at 280 Wright Road as shown in Exhibit K.
Attachments: (1)
10.M. Approval of MASB Contract - HEA Negotiations - EXHIBIT L
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the MASB Contract (a one year retainer commencing January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013) for labor relations services to the Board for HEA negotiations as shown in Exhibit L.
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:    January 14, 2013
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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