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April 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

I.A. Call to Order
I.A.1) Pledge of Allegiance
I.A.2) Roll Call
I.B. Approval of Agenda
I.C. Presentation
I.C.1) Relevant Academy Update: Jennifer Varney, Executive Director, will provide the Board with an overview of the past nine years of the program, updates to changes and direction moving forward.
I.D. Audience Participation
I.E. Action Items
I.E.1) Consent Agenda
I.E.1)a. 3/16/22 Regular Board Meeting Minutes 
Attachments: (1)
I.E.1)b. 3/16/22 Closed Session Meeting Minutes
I.E.1)c. Personnel Report
Attachments: (1)
I.E.1)d. Board Bills and Disbursement Report
Attachments: (1)
I.E.2) Travel Requests
I.E.2)a. National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) Conference – 2022 At-Risk Youth National Forum – Designing the Road Ahead: Kim Thalison, Prevention Program Services Supervisor, is requesting Board approval for a Prevention Specialist to attend the NDPC Conference in Kissimmee, Florida, from June 19-22, 2022. Costs are covered by grant funds.
I.E.2)b. SkillsUSA National Conference: Michael Reynolds, Career Preparation Center Principal, is requesting Board approval for a Student Services Coordinator/SkillsUSA Advisor to chaperone four students from the Eaton RESA SkillsUSA Chapter who are eligible to compete at the national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from June 18-24, 2022.
I.E.3) Second Reading – NEOLA Policy Update Vol. 36, No. 2: Based on review by the Superintendent and Executive Director of Finance & Operations, the following new and revised policies are being provided for second reading and Board approval. These policies address Dress and Grooming, Grant Funds, Cost Principles – Spending Federal Funds, and Procurement – Federal Grants/Funds.
I.E.3)a. New Policy #1616
Attachments: (1)
I.E.3)b. Revised Policies #3216, #4216, #5511, #6110, #6114, and #6325
I.E.4) 2022-23 Capital Area College Access Network Service Agreement: The Superintendent is requesting authorization from the Board to execute the annual service agreement between United Way of South Central MI and the District for provision of Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN) services/supports through a School Liaison position and part-time College Advisor. The School Liaison and College Advisor will work with local districts and the Career Preparation Center staff to support access and transition services from secondary to post-secondary options for students. The agreement is from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 in an amount not to exceed $55,000.
Attachments: (1)
I.E.5) Custodial Services Extension: The District has contracted with D & D Maintenance Supply for custodial services since July 1, 2016. The current custodial services contract expires on June 30, 2022. Tina Monroe, Executive Director of Finance & Operations, is recommending that the District move forward with a one-year extension of our current contract, for the 2022-23 school year, in an amount not to exceed $115,440.
Attachments: (1)
I.E.6) Increase of FTEs for Special Education: Ryan Harp, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, is requesting that the Board approve the increases of a 0.1 FTE Physical Therapist at an estimated cost of $7,815; 0.2 FTE Speech-Language Pathologist at an estimated cost of $16,445; 0.1 FTE Occupational Therapist at an estimated cost of $8,209; and 0.3 FTE School Psychologist at an estimated cost of $26,081. The increase of FTEs is being requested by Maple Valley Schools for the 2022-23 school year.
I.E.7) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Vehicle Purchase: Michael Reynolds, Career Preparation Center Principal, is requesting Board approval to purchase a new 2022 Chevrolet 3500 Silverado LT Crew Cab 4WD through the State’s MiDEAL Extended Purchasing Program at an estimated cost of $51,423. The addition of this truck is necessary for field trips and the need to transport small groups of students.
Attachments: (2)
I.F. Information Items
I.F.1) 2022-2023 Eaton RESA Proposed Budgets: Based on statutory requirements, Eaton RESA must provide its proposed general education and vocational education budgets to local district Boards of Education annually for review and a resolution either to approve or disapprove each of these Eaton RESA budgets. Tina Monroe, Executive Director of Finance & Operations, and Dr. Sean Williams, Superintendent, will provide the Board with information on the proposed 2022-2023 budgets for general education, vocational education and special education that will be shared with local districts to pass needed Board resolutions by June 1, 2022.
Attachments: (2)
I.F.2) 2021-2022 Annual Review of Probationary Teachers: Based on Board policy and MCL 38.83 and 380.1249, the Superintendent is providing the Board with a written summary and review of the status of each probationary teacher currently employed by the District. Given the performance of the probationary teachers listed during 2021-2022, the following four teachers will continue in probationary status for 2022-23: Tiffany Allwardt, Beth VanTuyle, Kim Cook and Jennifer Haakenson. One teacher, Percy Dervan, is still under review. One teacher, Jennifer Richardson, has successfully completed her probationary period and gained tenure status.
Attachments: (1)
I.F.3) Strategic Plan Progress Update: The Superintendent will provide the Board with a progress update on the vigorous efforts underway to implement the 2021-2026 Eaton RESA Strategic Plan. Year one objectives will be completed on time, as expected, with a data presentation to be presented to the Board during the June meeting.
Attachments: (1)
I.G. Board Member Reports & Requests
I.H. Correspondence
I.H.1) Upcoming Events
I.H.1)a. Eaton CASBA Meeting, April 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Eaton RESA
I.H.1)b. Regular Board Meeting, May 18, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Eaton RESA
I.H.1)c. Special Board Meeting, June 1, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Eaton RESA
I.H.1)d. Employee Recognition Event, May 23, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., Eaton RESA
I.I. Adjournment

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