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July 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Description: 
The August work session of the Board of Education was called to order by ____________  at _______ pm with the following persons present:  

MEMBERS: ___Jackie Bowen   ___Rod Detweiler   ___Margaret Miller   ___TJ Reed   ___Pam Riley   ___Jeff Troyer   ___Larry Walton 

STAFF PRESENT: ___Stephanie Lemmer   ___Chad Brady   ___Mark VanderKlok   ___Jane Rumsey   ___Barb Lester   ___Cathy Carpenter   ___Phillip Heasley (KRESA)   ___Jill Peterson  

VISITORS PRESENT:
2. Guest & Visitor Comments
3. Acceptance of Consent Agenda
Description: 
BACKGROUND: As a good practice, the board should accept the consent agenda for the evening's meeting which includes minutes of the June 24 regular meeting and the June financial reports. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent that the consent agenda be reviewed and accepted.

MOTION BY _____________________________; SECONDED BY _______________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the consent agenda as presented. 

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
Attachments: (1)
4. State Aid Note
Description:  The BOE needs to approve the attached State Aid Operating Loan Resolution allowing the district to borrow a sum not to exceed $500,000 for school operations for the 2021-22 school year.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and Phillip Heasley to approve the State Aid Operating Loan Resolution as attached.

MOTION BY _____________________________; SECONDED BY _________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the State Aid Operating Loan Resolution as presented.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
5. Contract Approval - Aides
Description:  Negotiations were recently completed with the aides and their contract is presented for approval. It grants them a step with a 2% increase on steps for 2021-22 and a one-time $500 stipend.   

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the 2021-22 Aides contract as attached.

MOTION BY _________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________ 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve / not approve the 2021-22 Aides' contract as attached.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
6. Request for Payment - Bond Bills
Description:  The district has received the June billing from Triangle.

Triangle - Total $663,021.60 (approved by TowerPinkster)
     Application #10 - $35,700 - construction services
     Cost of Work (Maint Bldg) - $165,623.40 - see attached for details
     Cost of Work (Elem/Jr-Sr) - $461,698.20- see attached for details 
    
RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent to approve payment to Triangle as presented.  

MOTION BY _______________________________; SECONDED BY _______________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve payment of bond bills to Triangle as presented.  

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
7. New Staff - Andreya Moore
Description:  In June, the district posted for a Clinical/Lab Manager for the Health Science CTE program. Similar to the Ag Science program Farm Manager position, the HS CTE program requires duties above and beyond an aide role. As per the consortium agreement, this position is reimbursed by the CTE consortium. Andreya Moore, a graduate of Baker College, was one of the applicants. Her data sheet and information are attached. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and the jr/sr high school principal to approve the hire of Andreya Moore as Health Science Clinical/Lab Manager.  
 
MOTION BY ____________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the hire of Andreya Moore as Health Sciences Clinical/Lab Manager.  

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON

MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
8. New Staff - Jon Eicher
Description:  Trevor Haas resigned at the end of the 2020-21 school year creating an opening for a Jr/Sr High School PE/Health Teacher. Jonathon (Jon) Eicher, a graduate of Grand Valley University, was one of the applicants. His data sheet and information are attached. Jon plans to enroll in the Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow program to get his teacher certification. In the meantime, the district will secure a temporary teacher permit for the 2021-22 school year. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and the jr/sr high school principal to approve the hire of Jon Eicher as Jr/Sr High School PE/Health teacher.   
 
MOTION BY ____________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the hire of Jon Eicher as Jr/Sr PE/Health teacher.   

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
9. New Staff - Lori Marshall
Description:  Lisa Dentler's resignation created an opening for an elementary teacher. Lori Marshall, a Saginaw Valley State University graduate, was one of the applicants. Her data sheet and information are attached. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and the elementary principal to approve the hire of Lori Marshall as an elementary teacher.   
 
MOTION BY ____________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the hire of Lori Marshall as an elementary teacher.  

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
10. New Staff - Leigh Fryling
Description:  Becky Neff has been granted a request to teach part-time beginning with the 2021-22 school year. That, and the planned scheduling changes for 2021-22, created an opening for a jr high ELA teacher. Leigh Fryling, a Western Michigan University and Vancouver Island University graduate, was one of the applicants. Her data sheet and information are attached. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and the jr/sr high school to approve the hire of Leigh Fryling as a junior high ELA teacher.    
 
MOTION BY ____________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the hire of Leigh Fryling as the junior high ELA teacher.  

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
11. New Staff - Terra Koenig
Description:  On April 26, the BOE approved the School-Based Therapist position, and it was posted. Terra Koenig, a Western Michigan University graduate, was one of the applicants. Her data sheet and information are attached. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and the building principals, to approve the hire of Terra Koenig as the school-based therapist.    
 
MOTION BY ____________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the hire of Terra Koenig as the school-based therapist.  

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
12. Selection of Depository for District Funds 
Description:  The depository for fund accounts, as well as designations of authorized signees for the fund accounts, needs to be approved for the 2021-22 school year. The proposed list is attached. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and the business manager to approve the depository and signees for the fund accounts as attached.

MOTION BY _____________________________; SECONDED BY _________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve the attached list of depositories for fund accounts and designations of the authorized signees as attached.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
13. Compensation for Board Members
Description:  The current compensation for Board members is $30 per board meeting and $10 per committee meeting. The President, Secretary, and Treasurer receive an additional $150 per year.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent to increase the per board meeting rate to $40 per meeting and maintain the other rates.

MOTION BY _______________________________; SECONDED BY _______________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education approve / not approve compensation for Board members for the 2021-22 school year at $40/board meeting and $10/committee meeting, with the president, treasurer, and secretary receiving $150 extra per year. 

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
14. Appointment of Attorneys of Record
Description:  Each year the district needs to appoint its Attorney(s) of Record. The school has been working with Thrun Law Firm of Lansing and Clark Hill PLC of Grand Rapids.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Thrun Lawn Firm and Clark Hill PLC as Attorneys of Record.

MOTION BY ________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education appoint / not appoint Thrun Law Firm and Clark Hill PLC as the district's Attorneys of Record for the 2021-22 school year.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
15. Appointment of Auditor
Description:  Each year the district is required by law to have its financial records and record-keeping practices audited by an independent firm. Yeo & Yeo have been contracted for audit services for the year ending June 30, 2021.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent and the business manager to appoint Yeo & Yeo as the district's official auditor to complete the 2020-21 school year audit. 

MOTION BY _____________________________; SECONDED BY _________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education appoint / not appoint Yeo & Yeo as the district's official auditor for the 2020-21 school year audit.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
16. Appointment of Architect of Record
Description:  Tower Pinkster of Kalamazoo is currently serving as the school's Architect of Record. The appointment needs to be extended through the 2021-22 school year.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent to appoint Tower Pinkster as Architect of Record for the 2021-22 school year.

MOTION BY _____________________________; SECONDED BY_________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education appoint / not appoint Tower Pinkster as the district's Architect of Record for the 2021-22 school year.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
17. Designation of Official Publication
Description:  Throughout the school year, the district is required to publish public notices for a variety of topics. The BOE must officially designate a newspaper in which it will publish such notices. The Sturgis Journal currently serves as the district's official publication. There are 267 district households with a Sturgis zip code and 114 with a Three Rivers zip code.

RECOMMENDATION: Designate the Sturgis Journal as the district's official publication.

MOTION BY ____________________________; SECONDED BY __________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education designate / not designate the Sturgis Journal as its official publication for the 2021-22 school year.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
18. Schedule of Regular School Board Meeting 
Description:  The BOE needs to establish its meeting schedule for the 2021-22 school year. The Board has traditionally met on the fourth Monday of each month. Work sessions/committee meetings have been scheduled for the second Monday of the month.

RECOMMENDATIONS: The Board should review the attached meeting schedule, make any necessary adjustments and approve the list of dates. Only one meeting is scheduled for December. 

MOTION BY _____________________________; SECONDED BY ________________________

BE IT RESOLVED by the Centreville Board of Education establish / not establish the attached dates for regular Board of Education meetings and work sessions/committee meetings for 2021-22.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
Attachments: (1)
19. SJC SBA Executive Committee Member & Alternate
Description:  The ISD requests each year that we appoint a board member and alternate to serve on the St. Joseph County School Board Association Executive Committee. In January when BOE committees were updated, Miller was approved as the delegate and Riley as the alternate. 

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent to reapprove Miller as the SJC SBA executive committee member and Riley as the alternate.  

MOTION BY: ____________________________ to approve Miller as executive member of the SJC SBA and Riley as alternate; SECONDED BY ________________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education appoint Miller as executive member of the SJC SBA and Riley as the alternate for the 2021-22 school year.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
20. MASB Delegate Assembly
Description:  Each year the board is asked to appoint a board member to represent them as a voting delegate and an alternate at the annual MASB Delegate Assembly scheduled for November 11-14, 2021 in Grand Rapids. Last year Miller was the delegate and Detweiler was the alternate.

RECOMMENDATION: It is the recommendation of the superintendent to see volunteers and appoint a board member and alternate to the delegate assembly.

MOTION BY ___________________________ to appoint _____________________ as voting delegate and ____________________ as alternate; SECONDED BY ____________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education appoint ______________________ as voting delegate and _________________________ as alternative to the 2021-22 Delegate Assembly.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
NAYS: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED
21. Guest & Visitor Comments
22. Walking Tour of Construction Site
23. Adjournment
Description: 
MOTION BY ___________________________; SECONDED BY _______________________

BE IT RESOLVED that the Centreville Board of Education adjourn the meeting at ________pm.

ROLL CALL / VOICE VOTE:
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
AYES: BOWEN, DETWEILER, MILLER, REED, RILEY, TROYER, WALTON
MOTION CARRIED / DEFEATED

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