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February 13, 2017 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 January 23, 2017. 
Attachments: (1)
2.C. Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting of January 23, 2017
3. CORRESPONDENCE
3.A. Board Members
3.B. Superintendent
4. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
4.A. Recognition of Teacher of the Year Mark Leahy
4.B. Recognition of Support Person of the Year Karen Socia
4.C. Recognition of Service Person of the Year Martha Mendoza
4.D. Recognition the 2017 Michigan School Vocal Music Association Teacher of the Year Kelli Falls
5. REPORTS
5.A. Student Representative to the Board
5.B. Board Member Reports
5.C. Results of EPIC-MRA HPS Family Survey
Description:  Strategic Plan Goal Area: Communications/Community Engagement
5.D. HPS Branding and Messaging
Description:  Strategic Plan Goal Area: Learning Environment/Culture
5.E. Amended Appropriations Budget
6. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
8. CONSENT ITEMS
8.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  Approval of: New Hires Certified: Hutchings Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher Ashley Ballarin, effective January 30, 2017; Parker Middle School Science Teacher Keri Curry, effective January 30, 2017. New Assignment: Northwest Elementary Building Secretary Sabrina Catt, effective February 6, 2017; Supervisor of Maintenance, Operations & Custodial Services Christopher Eaton, effective January 24, 2017; Southwest/Challenger Elementary Teacher Consultant Kristin Morsehead, effective February 6, 2017. Resignation: Howell High School Building Trades Technician Mentor Craig Sweesy, effective February 3, 2017. Retirements: Southeast Elementary Teacher John Seyfarth, effective June 30, 2017, with 29 years of service; Howell High School Child Care Mentor Justina Schrock, effective June 30, 2017, with 15 years of service.
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Payment of Vouchers
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of expenditures from the following funds:
1.  payment from the general fund of $2,767,646.48 and from payroll of $1,677,088.61;
2.  payment from the student activity fund of $13,556.48;
3.  payment from the HHS student activity fund of $65,430.88;
4.  payment from the tech capital projects fund of $38,411.12.
Attachments: (1)
8.C. Recommendation for Student Expulsion (Case #136)
Description:  Approval of the Student Discipline Committee's recommendation to expel the student identified in Student Case #136 from the Howell Public Schools District for violating the District's Code of Conduct regarding attempted arson.
8.D. Overnight Field Trip Request to Midland - EXHIBIT A
Description:  Approval of an overnight field trip to Midland, Michigan for HHS students in the Education Careers course to attend the Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference/Competition, March 22-24, 2017, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
9. ACTION ITEMS
9.A. SUPERINTENDENT
9.A.1) Second Read and Approval of New and Revised Board Policies - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of new and revised board policies: Technology Update: 0100, 7540, 7540.01, 7540.02; Edgar Update & Vol. 30, No. 2: 6110, 6111, 6116, 6146, 7300, 7310, 7450, 8500; Vol. 31, No. 1: 1619, 1619.02, 2628, 3142, 3419.02, 3419.03, 4419, 4419.02, 4419.03, 5830, 6424, 6605, 8321, 9700; District Edit: 5610.01 as shown in Exhibit B.
Attachments: (1)
9.B. BUSINESS / OPERATIONS
9.B.1) Approval of the Revised 2016-17 Appropriations Budget - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the revised 2016-17 Appropriations Budget as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
9.B.2) Approval of Summer Tax Collection Agreements - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Summer Tax Collection Agreements between Howell Public Schools and the City of Howell and the townships of Brighton, Cohoctah, Deerfield, Genoa, Handy, Howell, Iosco, Marion, Oceola, and Putnam as shown in Exhibit D.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES
9.C.1) Approval of Curriculum Adoptions - EXHIBIT E
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of curriculum pilot courses and a resource adoption for supplemental materials that were recommended for board approval by the District Curriculum Council at their January 25, 2017, meeting and the i3 Board Subcommittee at their February 2, 2017, meeting as shown in Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
9.C.2) Approval to Purchase Student and Staff Devices - EXHIBIT F
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval to purchase devices for staff and students, grades K-5 and 6-8 ELA, up to but not exceeding the following costs: student iPads from Apple, Inc., in the amount of $467,964; Student Chromebooks from Presidio Infrastructure in the amount of $354,779; Staff iPads from Apple Inc., in the amount of $202,524; and Staff Chromebooks from Presidio Infrastructure in the amount of $111,720 as shown in Exhibit F. 
Attachments: (1)
10. COMMENTS
10.A. Guests
10.B. Superintendent
10.C. Board of Education
11. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  A closed session has been requested to discuss charges and complaints against two employees, as authorized by Section 8(a) of the Open Meetings Act. 
12. ACTION RESULTING FROM CLOSED SESSION REGARDING RESOLUTION OF PERSONNEL MATTERS
13. ADJOURNMENT
14. NEXT SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING: WORKSHOP ON STRATEGIC PLAN
Description:  Date:   March 1, 2017
Place:  Howell Opera House, 123 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843
Time:   5:30-8:30 PM
    
15. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:    March 13, 2017
Place:   Administration Building Board Room
Time:    7:00 PM
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