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January 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Annual Organizational Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Induction Ceremony of Board Members
IV. Roll Call
V. Public Comment on Agenda Items
VI. Recognition and Presentations
VII. Organization of the Board of Education
VII.A. According to the Board By-laws (Policies #1110-1115), at this organizational meeting the Board of Education, officers shall be nominated, and elections shall be held, for each office in the following order:

1) President                 3) Secretary
2) Vice President          4) Treasurer

For the purpose of receiving nominations the Board President will chair, in the event the Board President is unable to chair the meeting, the Vice President shall sit in place of the President until the new President is elected. In the event no ranking Board officer is able to chair the meeting, the Board shall elect a chairperson pro tem to chair the meeting until the President is elected. The chairperson shall receive and close nominations for each office before calling for votes for election.

(All nominations shall be received and nominations closed for each office before calling for votes by roll call for the election).

Election of President:
 A. Call for Nominations
 B. Roll Call

Election of Vice President: 
 A. Call for Nominations
 B. Roll Call

Election of Secretary: 
 A. Call for Nominations
 B. Roll Call

Election of Treasurer:
 A. Call for Nominations
 B. Roll Call
VIII. Action Items
VIII.A. Consent Docket - the items listed below may be approved with one motion but any of the items may be questioned at any time.
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the items listed in the consent docket be approved as presented."
Attachments:
VIII.B. Approval of Personnel Items
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the personnel items, as detailed in the attachments, be approved.”
VIII.C. Attorney Appointments/Law Firms
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the Lansing Board of Education authorize the use of law firms on the Board’s approved list of firms as detailed in the enclosure."
Attachments:
VIII.D. Designate Depositories for Lansing School District Funds
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the designation of depositories for Lansing School District funds contained in the enclosure be reaffirmed.”
Attachments:
VIII.E. Designate Auditing Firm
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the designation for a firm to conduct the annual external audit of accounts as detailed in the enclosure, be reaffirmed.”
Attachments:
VIII.F. Designate persons authorized to sign checks, contracts, agreements and purchase orders
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the Lansing Board of Education designate persons authorized to sign checks, contracts, agreements and purchase orders as detailed in the enclosure.”
Attachments:
VIII.G. Adopt the 2015 Board Meeting Schedule
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the proposed meeting dates for the Lansing Board of Education as detailed in the enclosure be approved for the 2015 calendar year."
Attachments:
VIII.H. Appoint Lansing Board of Education Parliamentarian   
RECOMMENDED MOTION: "that the Lansing Board of Education appoint Mary Kay Scullion as the Lansing Board of Education Parliamentarian.”
VIII.I. Appoint staff person responsible for posting public notices of meetings of the Board of Education
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the Lansing Board of Education appoint Veronica Wood as the staff person responsible for posting public notices of meetings of the Lansing Board of Education.”
VIII.J. Appoint Title IX Representative
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that Sergio Keck be designated as the Lansing School District Title IX Representative.”
VIII.K. Appoint Lansing School District FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Officer
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that Debbie Sever be designated as the Lansing School District FOIA Officer.” 
VIII.L. Designate Board Secretary as the Representative to the Ingham School Officers Association
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the Lansing Board of Education designate the Lansing School District Board of Education Secretary as the representative to the Ingham School Officers Association."
VIII.M. Distribution of Conflict of Interest Policies
It shall be noted in the record that each Board member received a dated copy of by-law sections 1500, 1500-2 and 1600, detailing Conflict of Interest policies, as required by the Board of Education by-laws, in enclosures.
Attachments:
IX. Discussion Items
Closed Session
RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the Board of Education recess into closed session for the purpose of conferring on a legal opinion regarding personnel which is permitted under the Open Meetings Act.”
X. Public Comment
XI. Report from Secretary and Announcements
XII. Other Business Deemed Necessary
XIII. Adjournment
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