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May 13, 2013 at 7:00 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 Regular Meeting of May 1, 2013
Attachments: (1)
2.C. Approval of Minutes of Executive Session of April 22, 2013
3. CORRESPONDENCE
3.A. Board Members
3.B. Superintendent
4. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
4.A. Signing Ceremony - Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve
4.B. TIES Presentation
4.C. United Way Awards Presentation
5. REPORTS
5.A. Student Representative to the Board
5.B. Board Member Reports
5.C. LESA 2013-14 Budget Presentation
Attachments: (1)
6. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
6.A. Designation of District's LESA Election Representative
6.B. Proposed 2013-14 Budget Reductions
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
8. CONSENT ITEMS
8.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  Approval of: Resignations: Challenger Food Service Assistant Theresa Hall, effective June 6, 2013.  New Hires-Non Certified: HHS Food Service Assistant Catherine Bennett, effective April 30, 2013. Retirements: Challenger Teacher Nancy Ayers, effective June 7, 2013, with 22 years of service; Southeast Teacher Douglas Gorton, effective June 30, 2013, with 12 years of service; Hutchings Teacher Colette Coomes, effective June 30, 2013, with 33 years of service; and Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services Sandra Moore, effective June 30, 2013, with 13 years of service.
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Payment of Vouchers
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of payment of expenditures from the following funds:
1.  payment from the general fund of $2,362,143.43 and from payroll of $1,591,948.95;
2.  payment from the student activity fund of $55,582.93;
3.  payment from the HHS student activity fund of $155,872.74;
4.  payment from the cafeteria fund of $19,673.46;
5.  ACH Transactions PESG (contract wages) of $59,475.60;
6.  ACH Transactions Cafeteria (Gordon Foods Electronic Payment) of $50,040.34.
Attachments: (1)
9. ACTION ITEMS
9.A. Approval of Curriculum Course Adoptions, Changes and Resource Adoptions - EXHIBIT A
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the course adoption, course change, and resource adoptions, which were approved for recommendation to the board by the District Curriculum Council on April 24, 2013, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Approval of Resolution Regarding the LESA 2013-2014 Budget - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Resolution for Approval of the LESA 2013-2014 Budget as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. Approval of Resolution Designating District's LESA Election Representative - EXHIBIT C
Attachments: (1)
9.D. Approval of Best Practices Resolution  - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Best Practices Incentive School Board Resolution indicating Howell Public Schools' compliance with seven of the eight best practices, thus qualifying the district for the $52 per pupil incentive as shown in Exhibit D.
Attachments: (1)
9.E. Approval of Land Division/Rezoning of Land at Parker Middle School - EXHIBIT E
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the division/rezoning of an eastern portion of land at Parker Middle School in an effort to obtain at least two building sites for the CTE program as shown in Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
9.F. Approval to Post Notice of a Public Hearing Regarding the 2013-2014 Tax Rate - EXHIBIT F
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval to post notice of a public hearing regarding the 2013-2014 Tax Rate as shown in Exhibit F.
Attachments: (1)
9.G. Approval of School Resource Officer Position - EXHIBIT G
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the School Resource Officer position as shown in Exhibit G.
Attachments: (1)
9.H. Extension of Superintendent's Contract - EXHIBIT H
Attachments: (1)
9.I. Approval of Budget Reductions
10. COMMENTS
10.A. Guests
10.B. Board of Education
10.C. Superintendent/Administration
11. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
Description:  Executive sessions have been requested in order to:
(1) review the discipline of a District employee (Case #003) 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; and
(2) discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining in compliance with HPS Policy #0167.2; the closed session has been requested by the District's bargaining committee for HAA negotiations pursuant to Section 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act.
12. ADJOURNMENT
13. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:    June 10, 2013
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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