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March 9, 2020 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 the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 10, 2020.
Attachments: (1)
2.C. Approval of the Minutes of the Closed Session of February 10, 2020.
3. CORRESPONDENCE
3.A. Board Members
3.B. Superintendent
4. HOWELL HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS
4.A. Recognition of Kim Hahn for being Named the 2019/2020 Howell Teacher of the Year
4.B. Recognition of Sharin Smith for being Named the 2019/2020 Howell Support Person of the Year
5. REPORTS
5.A. Student Representatives to the Board
5.B. Board Member Reports
6. MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
8. CONSENT ITEMS
8.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  Approval of: New Hires Non-Certified: Southwest Elementary Food Service Assistant Amanda Stacy, effective February 11, 2020; Howell High School Food Service Assistant Amanda Canfield, effective February 11, 2020; Three Fires Elementary General Education Aide Jaime Darabos, effective February 11, 2020; Parker Middle School Special Needs Parapro Christina Conner, effective February 19, 2020; Parker Middle School Special Needs Parapro Joy Fenton, effective February 19, 2020; Howell High School Food Service Assistant Stephanie Sutton, effective February 25, 2020. Track Advancements: Michelle Devine, MA+30, effective January 21, 2020; Laura Silver, BA+15, effective January 21, 2020; Meghan Dulong, MA+15, effective January 21, 2020. Resignations:  Parker Middle School Food Service Assistant Michelle Jacques, effective February 13, 2020; Southwest Elementary General Education Aide Dawn Hunley, effective February 25, 2020. 
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 $3,508,841.65 and from payroll of $2,066,184.68;
2.  payment from the 2018 tech capital projects funds (PNC 18) of $71,078.52;
3.  payment from the 2019 capital projects fund (PNC 20) of $199,432.65.
Attachments: (1)
9. ACTION ITEMS
9.A. STUDENT HEARINGS
9.A.1) Approval of Student Discipline Committee's Recommendation (Student Case #160) 
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Student Discipline Committee's recommendation to expel the student identified in Student Case #160 from Howell Public Schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year with the requirement of a petition for reinstatement to determine eligibility for return for violating Board Policy #5500 - Student  Conduct for physical assault against another student.
9.A.2) Approval of the Student Discipline Committee's Recommendation (Student Case #157)
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of the Student Discipline Committee's recommendation to expel the student identified in Student Case #157 from Howell Public Schools for violating Board Policy #5500 - Student Conduct regarding sexual harassment.
9.B. SUPERINTENDENT
9.B.1) Approval of Bid Packages #2.1, #3 and #4 for 2020 Summer Bond Work - EXHIBIT A
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of award of bids to the contractors outlined in Bid Package #2.1, #3, and #4 for 2020 summer bond work throughout the district at lowest responsive bid for a total cost of $6,226,145 as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. BUSINESS OFFICE
9.C.1) Approval of Required IRS Amendments to the Howell Public Schools Tax Sheltered Annuity - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of Adopting Resolutions to restate the Howell Public Schools Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan and the Hardship Distribution Amendment to the Plan as shown in Exhibit B. 
Attachments: (1)
9.C.2) Approval of the Acquisition of Buses - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The superintendent recommends approval of award of bid for two new school buses to Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE) at the low bid price of $172,420 ($86,210 each), using funds from the 2019 Capital and Safety Bond as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
10. COMMENTS
Description:  A.  Guests
B.  Superintendent
C.  Board of Education
11. ADJOURNMENT
12. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:   April 13, 2020
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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