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June 8, 2015 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
Description:  Approval of the minutes of: Special Meeting of May 11, 2015; Special Meeting of May 12, 2015; Special Meeting of May 13, 2015; Closed Meeting of May 13, 2015; Regular Meeting of May 13, 2015; Special Meeting of May 18, 2015; Special Meeting of May 19, 2015; and Closed Meeting of May 19, 2015.
Attachments: (6)
3. CORRESPONDENCE
3.A. Board Members
3.B. Superintendent
4. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
5. REPORTS
5.A. Board Member Reports
6. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
6.A. Qualified vs Non-Qualified Bonds
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
8. CONSENT ITEMS
8.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of: New Hires Non-Certified: HWMS Special Needs Paraprofessional Ann Groth, effective May 18, 2015; HWMS General Education Aide Debra Miriani, effective May 27, 2015; HHS Technical Mentor Craig Sweesy, effective May 28, 2015.  Rescinded Resignations: HWMS Food Service Assistant Brenda Johnson. Resignations: HHS Teacher Lorin Olschanski, effective June 8, 2015; HHS Teacher Jason Kane, effective June 30, 2015. Track Advancements: Kelly Bidinger, MA; Tonya LaMothe, BA+15; Deanna Owens, BA+15; Regan Urban, MA. New Assignments:  Parker MS Special Needs Paraprofessional Barbara Sigety, effective May 18, 2015. Additional Assignments: TF Elementary Special Needs Paraprofessional Laura Pudelko, effective May 13, 2015. Tenure Recognition: Dennis Bailey, HHS (tenure date 7/1/2015); Jason Kane, HHS (tenure date 7/1/2015); Lindsay Silver, HWMS (tenure date 7/1/2015); Katherine Underhill, HWMS (tenure date 7/1/2015); Amanda Walter, SW Elementary (tenure date 7/1/2015); Mary Satkowiak, St. Joseph Schools (tenure date 7/1/2015). Layoffs: Chrisina Binkley, continued layoff from 2014-2015 school year; Jennifer Klenke, continued layoff from 2014-2015 school year; Deanna Owens, 1.0 SW Elementary; Michelle Sanford, 1.0 Math HWMS, Nicholas Simon, 1.0 Social Studies HHS.
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Approval of Trip to England and France  - EXHIBIT A
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of a trip to London, England and Paris, France for high school French II, III and IV students from April 6-14, 2017, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
8.C. Approval of Trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico for Howell High School National Honor Society students in grades 11 and 12, and/or Global Outreach Club from March 25-April 1, 2016, as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
9. ACTION ITEMS
9.A. Superintendent's Contract - EXHIBIT C
Attachments: (1)
9.B. 2015 Tax Rate Request - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the tax rate request for 18 mills non-homestead and 6.40 mills for the debt levy as shown in Exhibit D.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. Resolution to Appoint a Member to the Howell Carnegie District Library Board of Trustees - EXHIBIT E
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Resolution to appoint Rick Scofield to the Howell Carnegie District Library Board of Trustees for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2019, as shown n Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
9.D. Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) 2015/16 Budget Resolution - EXHIBIT F
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the LESA 2015/16 budget as shown in Exhibit F.
Attachments: (1)
9.E. Professional Education Services Group (PESG) Contract - EXHIBIT G
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of Option 2, a 90 day extension of the PESG contract which allows Howell Public Schools to conduct its own analysis of the market to determine the best vendor for contracted staff as shown in Exhibit G.
Attachments: (1)
9.F. Amended 2014/15 Appropriations Budget - EXHIBIT H
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the amended 2014/15 Appropriations Budget as shown in Exhibit H.
Attachments: (1)
9.G. Unlimited Schools of Choice Recommendation - EXHIBIT I
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the recommendation that Howell Public School District continue to participate as an unlimited K-12 schools of choice district for the 2015/16 school year as shown in Exhibit I.
Attachments: (1)
9.H. First Read of New, Revised, and Replacement Board Policies - EXHIBIT J
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the first read of new, revised, and replacement board policies: 1240, 1420, 2260.01, 3120, 3220, 4120, 5112, 5114, 5320, 5460, 5517.01, 8390, 8400, as shown in Exhibit J.
Attachments: (1)
9.I. Recommendation for Approval of Curriculum Resources - EXHIBIT K
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the District Curriculum Council's recommendation to approve resource materials as shown in Exhibit K.
Attachments: (1)
10. COMMENTS
10.A. Guests
10.B. Superintendent
10.C. Board of Education
11. ADJOURNMENT
12. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:    June 22, 2015
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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