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September 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION RULES
Attachments: (1)
2. CALL TO ORDER
Description:  This meeting is called to order at           pm by           .
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS
Description:  Are there any items that should be added to the agenda at this time?
There being no additional items, we will move to the Consent Agenda.
OR Please note that the following items will be added to the agenda (list items):




5. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CONSENT AGENDA & REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
Description:  Is there any public comment on the Consent Agenda & Regular Agenda items?
If none, we will move on to Presentations/Reports.
6. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  (Enclosure for each item provided)
The following are offered as part of the Consent Agenda.  The motion noted will allow for the authorization of all listed items, without discussion, unless a member of the Board requests that any one of all be considered individually.
6.A. Secretary's Report
6.A.1. August Breakfast Hearing
6.A.2. August Regular Meeting
6.B. Personnel
Presenter:  Lourdes Puzevic - Director of Human Resources
6.B.1. New Hire
6.B.1.a. Kelly Hungerford
Description:  EES - 1st Grade Teacher
6.B.1.b. Erin Schauer
Description:  EES - Kindergarten Teacher
6.B.1.c. Kellie Simpkins
Description:  EES - Y5 Teacher
6.B.1.d. Renae Westra
Description:  EES - Kindergarten Teacher
6.B.2. Resignations
6.B.2.a. Laura Thornburg
Description:  EES - Special Education Teacher
6.C. Financials
Presenter:  Pam Stermer, Director of Finance
6.C.1. July 2019
6.D. Consent Agenda Approval
Description:  Are there any additions or corrections to the Consent Agenda?

There being no changes (OR with the stated changes), DO I HEAR A MOTION regarding these
items?

Suggested motion: I move to approve the Consent Agenda items as received (or corrected).

Motion by XXX and supported by XXX to approve the Consent Agenda
items as received (OR corrected).

Ayes:
Nays:
Absent:


Motion carries (is defeated/invalid) 
7. PRESENTATIONS/REPORTS
7.A. Superintendent's Report
Presenter:  Dr. Robin Buchler, Superintendent
7.B. 2018 Bond Update
Presenter:  Dr. Robin Buchler, Superintendent
7.C. School Board Report
8. OLD BUSINESS
8.A. Expulsion Review
Description:  The April 08, 2019 Board of Education student discipline decision and resolution are being appealed by the student's family. The Administration is asking the Board to ratify the student appeal resolution.

The Administration is recommending that pursuant to the High School Student Handbook, Controlled Substances, a student whose identity is known to the Board (the "Student"), remain expelled for possession and distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana and paraphernalia), which caused harm to students' well-being.

Following closed session discussion at the August 20, 2019 meeting, the Board voted to                .
Board choices via written legal advice from school attorney at Thrun:
  • Grant the appeal and allow the student to return to school for the start of the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Deny the appeal and reaffirm the student's expulsion;
  • Conditionally grant the appeal and allow the student to return to school with certain conditions (may include things like drug counseling/treatment, random backpack/pocket checks (with parent consent), and written reflection on the dangers of drug use and the potential  consequences for distribution);

Suggested motion: I move to approve the Student Discipline Appeal Resolution as presented.
Motion by           and supported by           to approve the Student Discipline Appeal Resolution as presented.

Roll call:
Arugaslan           Ford           Magrath           Miller           Noffsinger           Roethlisberger           Sylvester

Ayes:
Nays:
Absent:
Motion carries (is defeated/invalid)
9. NEW BUSINESS
9.A. 2019-2020 Debt Levy Resolution
Presenter:  Pam Stermer, Director of Finance
Description:  Each year we must approve a resolution to establish the millage to be assessed on taxable property in the District. This process is accomplished by completing From L-4029 which is delivered to each township office in the District. This form provides the appropriate millage level to assess on property tax bills. 
As part of this levy establishment process, we set the millage on the non-homestead property at the State maximum of 18.0000 mills, in addition to 7.0000 mills among the debt funds. This will be effective on the December tax collections.
The Resolution and Form L-4029 are enclosed and will require signatures of the Board President and Secretary.

DO I HEAR A MOTION...
Suggested motion: I move to approve the 2019-2020 Debt Levy Resolution as presented.
Motion by          and supported by          to approve as presented.

This item requires a roll call vote:
Arugaslan      Ford     Magrath      Miller      Noffsinger      Roethlisberger      Sylvester

Ayes:
Nays:
Absent:

Motion carries (is defeated/invalid)
9.B. Apple Devices: Buy-Back
Presenter:  Tony Nuismer, Director of Information Technology
Description:  The Technology Administration is recommending approval of the quote from Total TR for the buy-back of MCS's old Apple devices.

Suggested motion: I move to approve proceeding with the quote from Total TR for the buy-back of MCS's old Apple devices as presented.

Motion by       and supported by       to approve proceeding with the quote from Total TR for the buy-back of the old MCS Apple Devices as presented (or corrected).

Roll call:
Arugaslan          Ford          Magrath          Miller          Noffsinger          Roethlisberger          Sylvester

Ayes:
Nays:
Motion carries (is defeated/invalid)
9.C. Appointment of MASB 2019 Delegates
Description:  MASB's 2019 Delegate Assembly begins Thursday, November 08 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme. The Board must appoint three (3) delegates and one (1) alternate to represent MCS.

DO I HEAR A MOTION...
Suggested motion:
I move to appoint     ,     &     to act as voting delegates, and appoint     as an alternate at the Fall 2019 MASB Delegate Assembly.


Motion by     and supported by     to approve as presented.

Ayes:
Nays:
Absent:

Motion carries (defeated/invalid)
10. VISITORS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
Description:  (Four minute individual limit)
Are there any visitors wishing to address the Board?
11. ANNOUNCEMENTS, INFORMATION, IMPORTANT DATES
Description:  Sept 09 --  HS Open House
    6:00pm - 7:45pm
Oct 03 -- Elementary Walk-a-Thon
Oct 04 -- MS Walk-a-Thon
   Homecoming
Oct 14 -- Special Education Board Presentation
Nov 01 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
Nov 08 - Nov 11 -- MASB Annual Leadership Conference
Nov 11 -- Assistant Superintendent Board Presentation
Nov 15 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
Nov 21 -- Conferences (see bldg. calendars for times)
Nov 25 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
    Conferences (see bldg. calendars for times)
Nov 26 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
    Conferences (see bldg. calendars for times)
Nov 27 -- No School
Nov 28 - Dec 01 -- No School
   Thanksgiving Recess
Dec 09 -- LES Board Presentation
Dec 21 - Jan 05 -- Winter Recess
Jan 13 -- MS Board Presentation
Jan 15 -- 1/2 day, MS/HS Only
Jan 16 -- 1/2 Day, MS/HS Only
Jan 17 -- 1/2 Day, MS/HS Only
Jan 20 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
Feb 07 -- Snowcoming
Feb 10 -- HS Board Presentation
Feb 14 -- 1st Annual Day of Giving
-- 1/2 Day, All Students
Feb 17 -- No School
Mar 09 -- EES Board Presentation
Mar 20 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
Mar 26 -- Conferences (see bldg. calendars for times)
Mar 30 -- Conferences (see bldg. calendars for times)
Mar 31 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
-- Conferences (see bldg. calendars for times)
Apr 01 -- 1/2 Day, All Students
-- Conferences (see bldg. calendars for times)
Apr 02 -- No School
Apr 03 - Apr 12 -- No School, Spring Recess
Apr 13 -- Athletic Board Presentation
Apr 18 -- Prom
May 09 -- Band @ Tulip Time Parade
May 11 -- Student Celebration
May 25 -- No School, Memorial Day
May 26 -- Senior Breakfast, Assembly, & Grad Practice
May 27 -- Commencement
   7:00pm, WMU Miller Auditorium
Jun 08 -- 1/2 Day, MS/HS Only
Jun 09 -- 1/2 Day, MS/HS Only
Jun 10 -- 1/2 Day, All Students, Last Day of School
Jun 29 -- Superintendent Board Presentation
12. ADJOURNMENT
Description:  * Did the Board take a recess?  If yes, Recessed at _________ pm and reconvened at _________ pm.
* Did the Board enter into a work session?  If yes, was any action taken?
   Actions taken:






DO I HEAR A MOTION to adjourn the meeting?
Motion by           and supported by           to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at           pm.
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