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January 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM - Organizational Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. OATH OF OFFICE
4. ROLL CALL
5. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
5.A. President
5.B. Vice President
5.C. Secretary
5.D. Treasurer
6. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
7. GRATITUDES
8. HIGH SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES - Cecilia Smith and Julia Smith
9. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
9.A. Regular Meeting Schedule for July 2021 - June 2022
Description:  Our proposal is to formally meet as a Board of Education according to the following schedule:
 
Regular Meeting Regular Meeting/Work Session
July 12, 2021 July 26, 2021
August 9, 2021 August 23, 2021
September 13, 2021 September 27, 2021
October 11, 2021 October 25, 2021
November 8, 2021 November 22, 2021
December 13, 2021 N/A
January 10, 2022 January 24, 2022
February 14, 2022 February 28, 2022
March 14, 2022 March 28, 2022
April 11, 2022 April 25, 2022
May 9, 2022 N/A
June 13, 2022 June 27, 2022
9.B. Designation of Person to Post Meeting Notice
Description:  Our proposal is to designate Amy McCarthy, Communication Specialist, as person to post Board of Education meeting notices.
9.C. Official Depositories of School Funds
Description:  Our proposal is to designate the following depositories of School Funds:
  • Independent Bank
  • Michigan Liquid Asset Fund (MILAF)
  • Huntington Bank
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • US Bank

 
9.D. Signature Card Authorization
Description:  Our proposal is to designate signatures of the Superintendent, Chief Financial Officer, President and Treasurer of the Board be authorized on the signature cards of the officially designated banks for the purpose of making deposits, withdrawals, and/or transfers of school funds in school accounts.

 
9.E. District Attorney(s) for 2021
Description:  Our proposal is to retain the law firms of:
  • Thrun Law Firm - School elections, personnel, special education, bond counsel and other legal concerns. 
  • Clark Hill Law Firm - Negotiations, personnel and other school legal concerns.

 
9.F. District Financial Auditor for 2021
Description:  Our propposal is to retain the financial auditor of:
Vredeveld Haefner LLC
9.G. Appointment of Recording Secretary for 2021
Description:  Our proposal is to designate Amy McCarthy, Communication Specialist and ChrisLaHaie, Chief Financial Officer, as the Recording Secretaries for the Board of Education in 2021.
 
10. CONSENT ITEMS
10.A. Approve Minutes of the December 14, 2020 Regular Board Meeting
10.B. Approve December 2020 Accounts Payable in the amount of $1,986,850.22
10.C. Personnel Recommendations
11. DISCUSSION
11.A. Financial Update - Chris LaHaie
11.B. 2020-2021 General Fund Budget Amendment Presentation - Chris LaHaie
11.C. Bond Construction Planning Update - Chris LaHaie, Ken Simon, and Scott Smith
12. PUBLIC COMMENTS -  The Cedar Springs Public Schools Board of Education welcomes citizens to speak during the Public Comment portion of the Board of Education Meeting agenda. However, Board of Education practice is to hear the public comment, not to act on the public comment at that time. Concerns brought before the Board of Education during the Public Comment portion of the agenda will be referred to the Superintendent. Those citizens wishing to speak will be allowed a maximum of three minutes each to address their concerns. 
13. ACTION
13.A. Organization of the Board of Education
13.A.1) Meeting/Work Session Schedule - July, 2021 through June, 2022
13.A.2) Designation of Person to Post Meeting Notice
13.A.3) Official Depositories of School Funds for 2021/22
13.A.4) Signature Card Authorization
13.A.5) School Legal Counsel for 2021/22
13.A.6) Auditor for 2021/22
13.A.7) Appointment of Recording Secretary for 2021/22
14. COMMUNICATION
14.A. Board of Education
14.B. Superintendent
14.B.1) Online course provider selection process - Jen Haberling
15. PLANNING
16. ADJOURN
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