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August 24, 2015 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 August 20, 2015. 
Attachments: (1)
3. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  A closed session has been requested by the Howell Board of Education in order to consult with its attorney regarding Case No. 14-28407-CL pending in the 44th Judicial Circuit Court pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.268(e). 
4. CORRESPONDENCE
4.A. Board Members
4.B. Superintendent
5. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
5.A. Link Crew Program
5.B. Capturing Kids Hearts
5.C. United Way Day of Caring
6. REPORTS
6.A. Board Member Reports
6.B. Technology Bond Update
6.C. School Resource Officer Grant MOU
6.D. District School Improvement Plan
7. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
7.A. Superintendent's Entry Plan
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. CONSENT ITEMS
9.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of: Resignations: Teacher Susan Baron, currently on leave of absence, effective July 17, 2015; HHS American Sign Language Teacher Natalie Norris, effective July 30, 2015; Southwest Elementary Instructional Assistant Seth Carriere, effective July 14, 2015; HHS JROTC Instructor Sarah Scullion, effective July 10, 2015; Southwest Elementary Food Service Assistant Michelle Snyder, effective July 23, 2015. Retirement: HWMS Food Service Assistant Brenda Johnson, effective August 7, 2015. Recall From Layoff: Voyager Elementary Teacher Deanna Owens; Hutchings Elementary Teacher Michelle Sanford. New Hires-Certified: Challenger Elementary 1.0 Special Education Teacher Melissa Geroux, effective Fall 2015; HHS 1.0 Special Education Teacher Alicia Brackel, effective Fall 2015. New Assignment: HHS Building Secretary Sharin Smith, effective August 17, 2015.
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Payment of Vouchers
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of expenditures from the following funds:
1.  payment from the general fund of $5,892,807.67 and from payroll of $3,039,107.86;
2.  payment from the student activity fund of $16,304.77;
3.  payment from the HHS student activity fund of $181,928.94;
4.  payment from the cafeteria fund of $14,310.33.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. Superintendent MASA Conference - EXHIBIT A
Description:  MASA Superintendent's Conference, September 22-25, 2015, in Traverse City, Michigan as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
9.D. 2015/16 District School Improvement Plan - EXHIBIT B
Description:  District School Improvement Plan for 2015/16 as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. SUPERINTENDENT'S ITEMS
10.A.1) Second Read and Approval of Revised Board Policies - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the revised policies: 0144.3 Conflict of Interest; 4139 Staff Discipline; and 8310 Public Records as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
10.A.2) Approval of the 2015/16 MASB District Membership Renewal - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the 2015/16 MASB District Membership Renewal in the amount of $8,080 as shown in Exhibit D.
Attachments: (1)
10.A.3) Approval of the 2015/16 LESA Early Childhood Program Lease Agreement - EXHIBIT E
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the 2015/16 Lease Agreement between LESA Early Childhood Program and Howell Public Schools as shown in Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
10.B. BUSINESS / OPERATIONS ITEMS
10.B.1) Approval of Custodial Supply Bid for 2015/16 - EXHIBIT F
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the bids for custodial supplies for 2015/16 to APAC for can liners and paper towel and to MICHCO for toilet tissue as shown in Exhibit F.
Attachments: (1)
10.B.2) Approval to Increase School Meal Prices - EXHIBIT G
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval to increase school meal prices for 2015/16 to offset increased food costs due to recent changes in the meal requirements from the Federal Government as shown in Exhibit G.
Attachments: (1)
10.B.3) Approval of Low Bid to Repair HVAC Equipment at Three Fires Elementary - EXHIBIT H
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of award of bids for repair to the chiller at Three Fires Elementary to Johnson Controls at the low bid price of $6,286.04 as shown in Exhibit H.
Attachments: (1)
10.B.4) Approval of Low Bid for the Acquisition of Cheer and Wrestling Mats - EXHIBIT I
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of award of bids for cheer and wrestling mats to EZ Flex at the low bid price of $39,078 as shown in Exhibit I.
Attachments: (1)
10.B.5) Approval of Low Bid for Contract Services for 2015-2018- EXHIBIT J
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of award of bids for employee contract services for 2015-2018 to EDUStaff as the best qualified low bid as shown in Exhibit J.
Attachments: (1)
10.B.6) Approval of Low Bid for Waste Removal Services - EXHIBIT K
Description:  the superintendent recommends approval of award of bids for waste removal services for the District to Republic at the low bid price of $3,898.39 per month (in session) through August 26, 2018, as shown in Exhibit K.
Attachments: (1)
10.C. INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES ITEMS
10.C.1) Approval of NWEA Assessment Renewal - EXHIBIT L
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the renewal of NWEA online assessments for grades K-11 for the 2015/16 school year at a cost of $11.50 per student as shown in Exhibit L.
Attachments: (1)
10.C.2) Approval of the Purchase of PSAT/NMSQT Assessment - EXHIBIT M 
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the purchase of the PSAT/NMSQT assessment for the fall of 2015 to administer to all 11th grade students at a cost of $9,450 as shown in Exhibit M.
Attachments: (1)
10.C.3) Approval of Award of Bids for Print Management Contract - EXHIBIT N
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of award of bids for management of our 119 networked printers to Michigan Office Solutions at the low bid price of $58,784.40 annually as shown in Exhibit N.
Attachments: (1)
11. COMMENTS
11.A. Guests
11.B. Superintendent/Administration
11.C. Board of Education
12. ADJOURNMENT
13. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:   September 14, 2015
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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