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March 8, 2021 at 6:30 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 the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 8, 2021
Attachments: (1)
3. CLOSED SESSION
Description:  A closed session has been requested to discuss strategy with respect to 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 Representatives to the Board
6.B. Board Member Reports
6.C. HPS Extended Continuity of Learning Plan Reconfirmation
6.D. Proposed IRS Closing Agreement on 3% Retiree Healthcare Contributions
7. DISCUSSION
7.A. Portrait of a Highlander
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS INCLUDING COMMENTS REGARDING THE HPS EXTENDED CONTINUITY OF LEARNING PLAN
9. CONSENT ITEMS
9.A. Change in Status of Employees
Description:  Approval of: New Hires Certified: Howell High School Special Education Teacher Alicia Langhart, effective March 1, 2021; Hutchings Elementary 4th Grade Highlander Virtual Teacher Raquel Lentine, effective February 25, 2021. New Hires Non-Certified: Three Fires Elementary Food Service Assistant Jennifer Rumptz, effective February 18, 2021. Track Advancements: Gregory Prince, MA+30, effective January 4, 2021. Resignations: Howell High School Freshman Campus Math Teacher Mallory Buda, effective January 18, 2021; Voyager Elementary Special Needs Parapro Michelle Bullinger, effective March 5, 2021. Retirements: Parker MS Food Service Assistant Deborah Brancheau, effective March 1, 2021. Tenure Recognition: Lindsay Cieslak, Three Fires Elementary School, March 11, 2021; Termination: Parker MS Food Service Assistant Mark Volante, effective February 9, 2021.
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 $3,294,210.90 and from payroll of $2,046,008.28;
2. payment from the 2018 tech capital projects fund (PNC 18) of $95,230.51;
3. payment from the 2019 capital projects fund (PNC 20) of $419,039.94.
Attachments: (1)
9.C. Out-of-State Field Trip to Ohio for Tecumseh Regional Drill Meet - EXHIBIT A 
Description:  Approval of an out-of-state field trip to New Carlisle, Ohio for Howell High School Air Force JROTC cadets to attend the Tecumseh Regional Drill Meet on Saturday, March 13, 2021, as shown in Exhibit A.
Attachments: (1)
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.A. SUPERINTENDENT
10.A.1) Approval of Reconfirmation of the HPS Extended Continuity of Learning Plan - EXHIBIT B
Description:  The Superintendent recommends approval of the reconfirmation of the HPS Extended Continuity of Learning Plan as shown in Exhibit B
Attachments: (1)
10.A.2) Approval of the Representative to the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee - EXHIBIT C
Description:  The Superintendent recommends approval of the appointment of Carrie Fairbanks to the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee for a three-year term expiring on June 30, 2024, as shown in Exhibit C.
Attachments: (1)
10.B. BUSINESS OFFICE
10.B.1) Approval of the Resolution Regarding the Proposed IRS Closing Agreement on 3% Retiree Healthcare Contributions - EXHIBIT D
Description:  The Superintendent recommends approval of the Resolution on the proposed IRS Closing Agreement on 3% Retiree Healthcare Contributions as shown in Exhibit D.
10.B.2) Approval of Child Care Wage Improvements - EXHIBIT E
Description:  The Superintendent recommends approval of the proposed wage improvement of $0.50 per hour increase for Howell's child care staff as shown in Exhibit E.
Attachments: (1)
10.B.3) Approval of the 2021 Summer Tax Collection Agreements - EXHIBIT F
Description:  The Superintendent recommends approval of the Summer Tax Collection Agreements between Howell Public Schools and the City of Howell, and the townships of Cohoctah, Deerfield, and Putnam as shown in Exhibit F.
Attachments: (1)
10.C. INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES
10.C.1) Approval of the "Kids Read Now" Summer Reading Program - EXHIBIT G
Description:  The Superintendent recommends approval of the Kids Read Now summer reading program at a cost projected not to exceed $130,000 based on current BK-4 grade enrollment, using funds that are currently allocated federal COVID ESSER II (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds, pending state action as shown in Exhibit G.
Attachments: (1)
11. COMMENTS
12. ADJOURNMENT
13. NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Description:  Date:    April 12, 2021
Place:  Administration Building Board Room
Time:   7:00 PM
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