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April 11, 2016 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 the Regular Meeting of March 14, 2016.
Attachments: (1)
3. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  A closed session has been requested by the Board of Education in order for the Board to consult with its attorney regarding settlement strategy in connection with a pending worker's compensation case, pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Open Meeting Act.
4. CORRESPONDENCE
4.A. Board Members
4.B. Superintendent
5. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
5.A. Student Recognition for Winning the Michigan Distracted Driver Awareness Billboard Campaign
6. REPORTS
6.A. Student Representative to the Board
6.B. Board Member Reports
7. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. CONSENT ITEMS
9.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  Approval of: New Hires - Non-Certified: NW Elementary General Education Aide Pamela Chapman, effective April 4, 2016; HHSFC Food Service Assistant Amy LeForge, effective April 4, 2016; HWMS General Education Aide Samantha McCray, effective March 14, 2016.  Resignations: CH Elementary General Education Aide Sherrie Graichen, effective April 7, 2016; NW Elementary Instructional Assistant Angelica Jarrett, effective March 3, 2016; VOY Elementary Building Secretary Darlene Stevens, effective April 7, 2016; VOY General Education Aide Theresa Wright, effective April 8, 2016. Retirement: HHS Teacher Teri Brewer, effective June 30, 2016, with 19 years of service.
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Recommendation for Student Disciplinary Hearing (Case #129)
Description:  Approval of the Student Discipline Committee's recommendation for long-term suspension for the remainder of the school year of the student identified in Student Case #129 from the Howell Public Schools District for violating Board Policy 5200 (Attendance) for skipping school and the Student Code of Conduct as written in the Student/Parent Handbook for insubordination.
9.C. Recommendation for Student Disciplinary Hearing (Case #130)
Description:  Approval of the Student Discipline Committee's recommendation for expulsion for 180 school days of the student identified in Student Case #130 from the Howell Public Schools District for violating the provision of the Revised School Code (Act 451 of 1976), MCL 380.1310(1) regarding physical assault against another student.
9.D. Overnight Field Trip for FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) National Conference/Competition - EXHIBIT A
Description:  Approval of an overnight field trip to San Diego, CA for three Howell High School students who qualified for the FCCLA National Conference/Competition, July 2-7, 2016, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
9.E. Overnight Field Trip for the 2016 Michigan State Robotics Championship - EXHIBIT F
Description:  Approval of an overnight field trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan for high school students to compete in the 2016 Michigan State Robotics Championship, April 13-16, 2016, as shown in Exhibit F.
Attachments: (1)
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. BUSINESS / OPERATIONS
10.A.1) Approval to Seek Bids for the Acquisition of Buses and Playground Upgrades - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval to seek bids for the acquisition of four new buses and playground upgrades, as part of the 2016-17 capital needs projects, as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
10.A.2) Approval of Bid from Plante Moran for Auditing Services - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the recommendation to retain Plante Moran as the District's auditor at the bid price of $107,400 for a three year term for the audits from June 30, 2016-2018, as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
10.B. INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES
10.B.1) Approval of Technology Coach Position - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of a full-time, 12 month Technology Coach position, effective July 1, 2016, as shown in Exhibit D.
Attachments: (1)
10.B.2) Approval of Curriculum Course Adoptions, Course Pilot, Course Name Changes, and Resource Adoptions - EXHIBIT  E
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of course adoptions, course pilot, course name changes, and resource adoptions, which were recommended for board approval by the District Curriculum Council at their March 3, 2016, meeting as shown in Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
11. COMMENTS
11.A. Guests
11.B. Superintendent
11.C. Board of Education
12. ADJOURNMENT
13. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:    April 25, 2016
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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