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August 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. GENERAL FUNCTIONS
I.A. Call To Order
I.B. Pledge of Allegiance
I.C. Roll Call
I.D. Agenda Review and Approval
II. BOARD SECRETARY RESIGNATION, NOMINATION AND ELECTION
Rhonda Dedyne has resigned from her position of Secretary of the St. Johns Public Schools Board of Education. However, she remains a member of the Board of Education. The Board of Education must approve the resignation, and elect a member to serve as secretary for the remainder of the year.
II.A. Resignation of Secretary
II.B. Nomination(s) and Election of Secretary
III. APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
III.A. Regular Meeting Minutes from August 9, 2021
IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS
The Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express their views.

A comment card must be completed and submitted prior to the start of the meeting if you would like to address the Board of Education during Public Comment. 

Participants may speak only once on a topic.

Please limit your statements to three (3) minutes duration.

Participants shall direct all comments to the Board and not to staff or other participants; no person may address or question Board members individually.

Remarks shall be made in a respectful and professional manner.
V. REPORTS AND INFORMATION
V.A. 2021-2022 MI Virtual Academy Course Offerings for MS and Elem Levels

Curriculum Director Jason Gnegy will provide the Board of Education with information on course offerings available for elementary and middle school level students. MI Virtual Academy courses will be used for virtual learners at the elementary and middle school level. 
V.B. MASB Conference Registration - Back to School Legal Workshop 
V.C. 2021 MASB Annual Leadership Conference and Delegate Assembly

The 2021 MASB Annual Leadership Conference will be held at the Amyway Grand Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids in-person November 11-14, 2021, and virtually November 12–13, 2021. Early bird registration must be submitted before September 24, 2021. Information about the conference is available on the MASB website at https://masb.org/annual-conference.aspx. 

Please contact Michelle Gorby about registering for the conference and attending sessions, as soon as possible. 

At the fall conference, MASB holds its annual Delegate Assembly. The district must certify the delegates who will represent the district at the assembly no later than Friday, October 8, 2021. The designate may designate up to 3 voting delegates, as well as alternates for the assembly. 

Certification of delegates for the assembly will be an action item at the September 13, 2021, regular Board of Education meeting. Any expenses associated with this conference must also be approved by the Board prior to the conference. 
VI. STAFFING
VI.A. New Hire
VI.A.1. Sara Boettger - Eureka Elementary Preschool Teacher
VI.A.2. Jacob Bendele - St. Johns Middle School SSP
VI.A.3. Lorraine Hammer - Middle School ELA Teacher
VI.A.4. Lindsie Grieve - Childcare Provider
VI.A.5. R. Tom Rollis - District Licensed Professional Counselor 
VI.B. Resignation
VI.B.1. Patrick Kent - High School Custodian
VI.B.2. Aaron Kipper - Network Technician
VI.C. Position Transfer
VI.C.1. James Martens - Bus Driver Floater to High School Custodial/Maintenance
VI.C.2. Dana Nickols - Sub Custodian to Riley Elementary SSP
VII. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
VII.A. Business Office
VII.A.1. Accounts Payable for June 2021
VII.A.2. Accounts Payable for July 2021
VII.B. New Hire Approval
VII.B.1. Sara Boettger - Eureka Elementary Preschool Teacher
VII.B.2. Jacob Bendele - St. Johns Middle School SSP
VII.B.3. Lorraine Hammer - Middle School ELA Teacher
VII.B.4. Lindsie Grieve - Childcare Provider
VII.B.5. R. Tom Rollis - District Licensed Professional Counselor 
VII.C. Resignation Approval
VII.C.1. Patrick Kent - High School Custodian
VII.C.2. Aaron Kipper - Network Technician
VII.D. Position Transfer
VII.D.1. James Martens - Bus Driver to High School Custodial/Maintenance
VII.D.2. Dana Nickols - Sub Custodian to Riley Elementary SSP
VIII. ACTION ITEMS
VIII.A. MASB Conference Registration - Back to School Legal Workshop Approval
IX. BOARD COMMUNICATIONS
IX.A. Superintendent's Report
X. PUBLIC AND BOARD COMMENTS
The Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express their views.

Participants may speak only once on a topic.

Please limit your statements to three (3) minutes duration.

Participants shall direct all comments to the Board and not to staff or other participants; no person may address or question Board members individually.

Remarks shall be made in a respectful and professional manner.
XI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
XI.A. St. Johns Education Association/ICEA Tentative Agreement
XII. ACTION ITEMS
XII.A. St. Johns Education Association/ICEA Contract Approval
XII.B. Proposed 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Approval

With the approval of the St. Johns Education Association Master Agreement, the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year is presented for approval.
XIII. ADJOURNMENT
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