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March 13, 2017 at 5:30 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 March 1, 2017.
Attachments: (1)
3. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  A closed session has been requested to discuss strategy with respect to HEA collective bargaining in compliance with HPS Policy #0167.2; the closed session has been requested by the District's bargaining committee pursuant to Section 8(c) 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. Instruction, Improvement, Innovation: Makerspaces in HPS
6.D. Capital Equipment Needs 2017/18
6.E. Southeast/Three Fires Transition Update
7. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. CONSENT ITEMS
9.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  Approval of: New Hires Non-Certified: HHS Food Service Assistant Nicole Stropkai, effective March 6, 2017; Parker MS Food Service Assistant Kathleen Vetter, effective February 21, 2017. Resignation: Maintenance III Employee Steven Keough, effective March 17, 2017; Northwest Elementary General Education Aide Karyn Redilla, effective February 8, 2017; Highlander Way Middle School Social Studies Teacher Sean Sinclair, effective February 27, 2017; Northwest Elementary General Education Aide Rhonda Squires-Majewski, effective February 5, 2017. Retirement: Teacher James Dallacqua (currently on leave), effective June 30, 2017, with 17 years of service; Teacher Louise Laine (currently on leave), effective February 28, 2017, with 15 years of service; Teacher Randy Schafer (currently on leave), effective June 30, 2017, with 40 years of service. 
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 $3,183,679.81 and from payroll of $1,671,937.69;
2.  payment from the student activity fund of $35,639.41;
3.  payment from the HHS student activity fund of $71,224.45;
4.  payment from the 2001 construction fund (FOA01C) of $603.05;
6.  payment from the 2016 tech capital projects fund (PNC16) of $30,244.26.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. Recommendation of Reinstatement Committee (Case #128)
Description:  Approval of the reinstatement committee's recommendation to deny the request for reinstatement of the student identified in Case #128 and to recommend the student continued in the W-A-Y Program or seek a more structured alternative to completing high school education.
9.D. Approval of Overnight Field Trip Request - EXHIBIT A
Description:  Approval of an overnight field trip to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and to Chicago, Illinois for the HHS Women's Chorale/Select Choir Tour, March 15-16, 2017, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. SUPERINTENDENT
10.A.1) First Read of Revised Policy - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the first read of revised policy 5113.01 - Intra-District Schools of Choice as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
10.B. BUSINESS OFFICE
10.B.1) Approval of the Contract with Michigan State University to Hold Commencement at the Breslin Student Events Center - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the contract with Michigan State University to hold the 2017 Commencement at the Breslin Student Events Center in the amount of $10,000, plus an additional fee of $5,000 for use of the Jumbotron scoreboard as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
11. COMMENTS
11.A. Guests
11.B. Superintendent
11.C. Board of Education
12. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  A closed session has been requested, at the Superintendent's request, to consider his evaluation, as authorized by Section 8(a) of the Open Meetings Act.
13. ADJOURNMENT
14. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:    April 10, 2017 
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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