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December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

I. Opening of Meeting
I.A. Call to Order
Description:  Board President Nathaniel Lake, Jr. called the meeting to order at _____ p.m.
I.B. Approval of Agenda
Description:  Motion 14/15 ___ Moved by ____________ and supported by _______________ that the agenda for the _______________ regular meeting be approved.
I.C. Approval of Minutes
I.C.1. November 24, 2014 regular meeting
II. Student Recognition
II.A. Boys Soccer State Champions
III. Student Representative Report
IV. Superintendent's Report
V. Public Comment
This is the opportunity to address the Board.  Speakers are to confine their remarks to three minutes.  If a speaker requires more than three minutes, after all other persons who have requested to speak during this part of the meeting have spoken, that speaker will be allowed additional time.  The Superintendent or other district staff may comment to clear up or avoid significant misunderstandings.
VI. Consent Agenda
Motion:  The Board of Education approve the consent agenda as presented to include the following:
VI.A. Resignation of MacDonald Middle School/High School teacher Tyler Morkin effective January 16, 2015.  
VII. Presentations
VII.A. Liaison Officer Update, Officer Whelan
VII.B. MSAN Student Conference Report, MSAN Student Representatives
VII.C. Strategic Plan Alignment, Dr. Thompson
VIII. Action Items
VIII.A. School Calendar -  December 2014 and January 2015
Motion:  The Board of Education adopt the Resolution Authorizing Establishment of the December 2014 and January 2015 Portions of the 2014-15 School Calendar as presented.
VIII.B. Administrative Handbook
Motion:  The Board of Education approve the changes to the administrators’ handbook between the East Lansing Board of Education and the East Lansing Administrators covering the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 as presented.   
VIII.C. Honors Courses
Motion:  The Board of Education authorize the Superintendent to facilitate the creation and implementation of honors level (or pre AP) classes for core curriculum area courses for grades 6-12.
VIII.D. Common Assessments
Motion:  The Board of Education authorize the creation and implementation of common assessments for all course work.    
IX. Committee Reports
IX.A. Academic Committee
IX.B. Contract Methodology Committee
IX.C. Facilities Committee
IX.D. Finance Committee
IX.E. Intergovernmental Relations Committee
IX.F. Personnel Committee
IX.G. Policy Committee
IX.H. Strategic Planning
IX.I. Board Development
Meeting scheduled for January 7 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Board Room
X. Recognition
X.A. The East Lansing MMS Debate Club participated in a tournament in Ann Arbor.  Ben Rose took 8th in individual speaker, Emma Stroupe took 1st in individual speaker, Emma Stroup and Eliza Lane placed 4th in team debate and Ben Rose and Sydney Weber placed 3rd in team debate. 
XI. Reports from Liaisons
XII. Announcements
XIII. Adjournment
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