May 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS
Andrea Abraham & Ellen McDonald
4. KINDNESS MATTERS AWARD
Ken McLouth, Tina Connell & Karenna Klein
5. EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
Amelia Brines, Layla Kohr & Ava Voelker
6. FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Michelle Bianco, Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence (FFE) will honor its champions and present (3) FFE Outstanding Support & Generosity Awards and the Michael Bernhardt Legacy Award.
7. PUBLIC COMMENTARY
This meeting is being held in person, and due to space limitations, the public is asked to view this meeting streamed live. Those who wish to participate in the meeting’s public commentary are required to attend the meeting in person and have been asked to complete the Public Comment Request Form (www.wlcsd.org/publiccomment) previous to the start of the meeting.  All requests for public commentary will have the opportunity to speak in person during this meeting.
8. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTARY
9. BOARD COMMENTARY
10. CONSENT AGENDA
10.a. Approval of Minutes
10.a.1) Proposed April 8, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes
10.b. Personnel Recommendations
10.b.1) New Hires
Attachments: (1)
10.b.2) Retirement
Attachments: (1)
10.c. Financial Reports -  March 2021  
Disbursements in the amount of $15,541,153
Balance Sheet and Statement of Revenues and Expenditures - Unaudited, and Investment Schedule
Attachments: (1)
10.d. Headstart Director's Report
11. EXTENDED COVID-19 LEARNING PLAN
As outlined in Public Act 149 of 2020, districts are required to create an extended COVID-19 learning plan for the 2020-21 academic year. Michigan legislature passed House Bills 5911, 5912, 5913 (2020) signed by Governor Whitmer on August 20, 2020. Under the new law, in order to receive state aid for the 2020-2021 school year, the District must provide instruction under an extended COVID-19 learning plan that is reauthorized monthly by the Board of Education. Additionally, on March 9, 2021, Governor Whitmer signed into law Public Act 3 of 2021, which requires districts to confirm adherence to the 20-hour per week requirement at each monthly board meeting. Under the new law, in order to be eligible for funding, the District pledges that as of March 22, 2021, the District has offered in-person instruction of at least 20 hours each school week for a 5-school-day school week to all pupils enrolled in the District, regardless of whether or not all pupils enrolled in the District participate in the in-person instruction offered. Administration recommends the Board reauthorize the Walled Lake Schools' Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan plan as presented.
12. HEAD START COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FUNDS
On December 27, 2020, Public Law 116-260, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, was signed into law. All Head Start, Early Head Start, and EHS-CC Partnership grantees are eligible to receive COLA and quality improvement funds. The COLA Budget Narrative and Program Narrative for 2021 will increase Walled Lake Schools' Head Start Program funding for the period of January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, in the amount of $3,920. The additional required 25 percent non-federal share amount is not awarded. This increase provides a 1.22 percent COLA fund increase for the Head Start Program. The funds will be used to support the increased cost of fringes for the remainder of the year.
13. RESOLUTION: MHSAA COOPERATIVE TEAM APPLICATION
Walled Lake Western and  Central High Schools are requesting to form a Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Cooperative Team program due to low participation numbers. Administration recommends the Board approve the MHSAA Cooperative Team Application.
14. RESOLUTION:  LINE OF CREDIT
Administration recommends the District pursue a line of credit to cover cash flow shortages in the School District’s general fund, not to exceed $5 million for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The District would pledge State Aid to repay the principal and interest of the Line of Credit.
15. RESOLUTION: OAKLAND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (OISD) BUDGET 
The Michigan School Code requires the ISD budget to be presented to the board of each of the constituent districts for review.  In addition, each constituent Board of Education, not later than June 1 of each year, shall review the proposed ISD budget and adopt a board resolution to support or disapprove the proposed budget. The Assistant Superintendent of Business Services has reviewed the proposed 2021-22 Oakland Intermediate School District’s proposed budget and based on the information presented and review of the materials provided, supports the budget.
Attachments: (1)
16. ADJOURNMENT
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