June 3, 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
Cora Hazel & Sally Chappel
4. SHINING STAR AWARD
Mariya Choleva & Chris Franke
5. 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.
6. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTARY
7. BOARD COMMENTARY
8. CONSENT AGENDA
8.a. Approval of Minutes
8.a.1) Proposed May 6, 2021, Regular Meeting
8.a.2) Proposed May 20, 2021, Special Meeting (Executive Session Negotiations)
8.a.3) Proposed May 20, 2021, Special Meeting
8.b. Personnel Recommendations
8.b.1) Resignations
8.b.2) Retirements
Attachments: (1)
8.b.3) Leave of Absence
8.c. Financial Reports - April 2021
Disbursements in the amount of $15,688,344
Balance Sheet and Statement of Revenues and Expenditures - Unaudited, and Investment Schedule
Attachments: (1)
8.d. Head Start Director's Report
9. ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT - DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
10. LAKES AREA COMMUNITY COALITION PRESENTATION
The Lakes Area Community Coalition (LACC) provides substance abuse education, prevention and resources to students and families in the Walled Lake Schools community.  Ms. Joan Baert, Executive Director, Kristen Quinn, President and Ella Vahon, Walled Lake Northern Student and President of the LACC Youth Action Board will present an annual report on the coalition’s progress and future plans working with our schools. 
11. 2019 BOND UPDATE PRESENTATION
Mr. William Chatfield, Operations Director, will present on the status and progress of the construction and renovations of the 2019 Building, Infrastructure and Equity Bond.
12. STUDENT ASSESSMENT DATA PRESENTATION
Mrs. Cathy Kochanski, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services, will present a comprehensive analysis of student growth data outlined in the goals under the Extended Covid-19 Learning Plan.
13. PUBLIC HEARING ON 2021-2022 BUDGET
A Public Hearing is required prior to the adoption of each new fiscal year general operating budget.  The Hearing will provide revenue and expense information relevant to the 2021-2022 general operating budget, which includes the general operating levy.
14. 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.
15. 2020-2021 BUDGET AMENDMENT
The Administration has evaluated the budget line items, and adjustments have been made to more accurately reflect 2020-2021 revenues and expenditures.
16. 2021-2022 BUDGET ADOPTION
The 2021-22 budget will be presented.  Administration recommends the 2021-22 budget be adopted as presented.
17. 2021-2022 MILLAGE RATES
Based on the provisions of Proposal A and the change in the Michigan Business Tax in 2011-12, the millage rates required to generate the homestead and non-homestead millage rates for 2021-22 will be 16.9633 mills on all non-homestead properties, 1.4727 mills on homestead properties, and 6.4360 mills on homestead commercial properties. To satisfy the debt obligations for 2021-22, 4.1300 mills will be levied on all properties for debt and 0.4715 mills on all properties for the sinking fund.
18. WAIVER REQUEST
The Commerce Chargers and Walled Lake Braves Youth Football and Cheer community programs have been direct feeder programs to Walled Lake Central High School and Walled Lake Western High School for the past 12 years.  They are non-profit organizations comprised of four football teams and cheer squads based in Commerce Township.  They are truly a community program as the league rules dictate that students on these teams must live in our school boundary area. The Chargers and Braves are an essential part of our high school football and cheer programs. These programs work closely with the high school coaches in the respective sports to better prepare student athletes for when they arrive in high school.  About 95% of our 8th graders that are part of the Chargers and Braves go on to participate at the high school level. Over 60% of the District’s athletes that participate in a Walled Lake high school football and cheer programs began by participating in the Chargers and Braves community programs. Recently the District had to discontinue the middle school tackle football program, leaving the District without a middle school youth football feeder program.   Administration recommends that in accordance with Board Policy 7002 AR Fee Schedule – School Facilities, the District reduce the athletic field rental fields by 50% to ensure the continued strength of these community programs.
19. RESOLUTION: MHSAA MEMBERSHIP
The Board of Education hereby delegates to the Superintendent or his designee(s) the responsibility for the supervision and control of said activities, and hereby accepts the Constitution and By-Laws of said association and adopts as its own rules, regulations, and interpretations (as minimum standards), as published in the current Handbook as the governing code under which the said school(s) shall conduct its program of interscholastic athletics and agrees to primary enforcement of said rules, regulations, interpretations, and qualifications.  In addition, it is hereby agreed that schools which host or participate in the association’s meets and tournaments shall follow and enforce all tournament policies, procedures, and schedules.

This authorization shall be effective from August 1, 2021, and shall remain effective until July 31, 2022, during which the authorization may not be revoked. 
20. OAKLAND COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION AWARDS BANQUET
21. ADJOURNMENT
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