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September 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 833 9318 7218

Under EO 2020-154, a school board may hold a meeting electronically using telephonic conferencing or video conferencing in a manner that permits both the general public and school board members to participate by electronic means. School board members participating electronically in a meeting will be considered present and may participate in the meeting as if they were physically present at the meeting, which means a quorum can be established using remote meeting technology and all board members participating remotely may vote on motions. EO 2020-154 remains in effect until October 1, 2020 and for 28 days thereafter to the extent necessary to permit reliable scheduling of school board meetings.


 
2. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM.
3. The Pledge of Allegiance
4. Audience Participation
Discussion:  None.
 
5. Resolution:  Approval of Minutes
Action(s):
Moved that the written minutes be approved with the noted adjustment. This motion, made by Mark Ashley and seconded by Jessica Shaw-Nolff, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Yea
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Trustee Petoskey noted that her name should come off of the minutes from August 18, 2020 as she was not appointed yet.
6. Resolution:  Approval of Warrants
Action(s):
Moved that the warrants paid, as submitted by the administration, be approved in the amount of $2,958,521.03. This motion, made by Mark Ashley and seconded by Jessica Shaw-Nolff, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Yea
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Resolution:  Designation of Organizational and Regular January Meeting
Action(s):
Moved that the Organizational and Regular January Meeting of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Petoskey be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in the Board Meeting Room of the Spitler Administration Building at 7:00 p.m. This motion, made by Kathy Reed and seconded by Mark Ashley, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Yea
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Parker recommended the Board's approval.
8. Resolution:  Sale of the Foster Property at 1457 Atkins Road
Action(s):
Moved to award the bid of $187,000 to Jill Ann Petro for the purchase of the house at 1457 Atkins Road. This motion, made by Mark Ashley and seconded by Jessica Shaw-Nolff, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Yea
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Parker recommended the Board's approval.
9. Resolution:  Award RFP Curriculum Printing Service
Action(s):
Moved to accept XanEdu Solutions bid of $20,099 for the printing and binding of Accelerate curriculum work packets for Kindergarten through 5th grade. This motion, made by Mark Ashley and seconded by Kathy Reed, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Yea
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Parker answered questions and recommended the Board's approval.
10. Resolution:  Extended Learning Plan Approval
Action(s):
Move to approve the Extended Learning Plan as presented. This motion, made by Denise Petoskey and seconded by Kathy Reed, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Yea
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Parker reviewed the Extended Learning Plan, answered questions and recommended the Board's approval.
11. Discussion:  COVID-19 Funding
Discussion:  Mr. Parker and Mr. Wheeler reviewed the COVID-19 funding sources and answered questions from the Board.
12. Educational Reports
Discussion:  Mr. Frampus spoke on behalf of the elementary schools.
  • There are different expectations for drop off/pick up, lunch, recess
  • Thank you to staff and families for doing their part to make the changes work
Mr. Wilcox gave a middle school update.
  • What we didn't know from last meeting to this meeting has increased dramatically
  • Parents, staff and students have all stepped up to make the changes work
  • Thank you to Mr. Purcell and the counselors for the time put in to reschedule every single student
  • Thank you to the staff who volunteered for the online teaching positions
Mrs. Gamble gave a high school update.
  • Many teachers are doing both online and in person classes
  • Thank you to the counselors for figuring out all of the student schedules
  • Block scheduling is working and the feedback has been positive
  • Sports are all up and running
    • First home football game is tomorrow
    • Games are broadcast on NFHS Network for families to watch
Mr. Purcell noted that middle school sports, with masks and social distancing, are going very well. 
13. Board of Education Reports
Discussion:  Trustee Reed
  • Stopped at the high school to get her picture taken and everyone that she talked to was very positive
  • Staff is looking at the silver lining instead of being negative
  • Appreciates that staff are being positive
  • Reminder that you can listen to the games on the radio
Trustee Ashley
  • Shout out to Mr. Dohm and Mrs. Shaub for all their work with athletics
Trustee Ling
  • Helped at the transfer station the first week of school
  • Kudos to Johnson's Buses
  • Things are tough and things are different but people are being positive
Trustee Shaw-Nolff
  • Miss being able to be in the building to volunteer in the classroom
14. Superintendent’s Report
Discussion:  Superintendent's Report
  • Staff members are glad to be back with the kids
  • The kids are happy to be back in school
  • There is an appreciation of all the good things about school
  • The support of parents is incredible
  • Thank you to teachers, counselors, administrators, custodial staff, cafeteria staff
  • Food Service was able to distribute over 500 lunches to online students on Friday afternoon
  • The budget
    • Cautiously optimistic
    • The $175 that was retroactively taken out is being put back 
    • Funding could be back to even but we do not know when it will happen yet
    • There is a continued dedication to fund the school based health centers
    • More details to come regarding the staffing 
  • We have a great team
  • Athletics
    • Health Screenings are happening 
    • Masks are being worn where required
    • Students are working hard
    • Mr. Fedorov, Petoskey Ice Arena, is on board for what needs to happen to keep kids safe during hockey season
  • Thank you to the School Board for their support
  • Looking forward to week 3
15. Audience Participation
Discussion:  Brenda Kulbieda, 1209 Hoag Road, Petoskey
  • Son is a student athlete
  • Questioning the district's policy on wearing a mask during athletics.
    • The World Health Organization states that wearing a mask during exercise can have detrimental consequences
    • Michigan is the only state requiring that masks be worn during school athletics, why is that?
    • Between school and sports our athletes are wearing masks on average 10 hours per day.
    • Please consider abolishing masks being worn during athletics
Melissa Mayer, 2035 Woods Lane, Petoskey
  • Second grade daughter at Lincoln
  • Thank you to our caring staff during this trying time
16. Adjournment
Action(s):
Moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 PM. This motion, made by Mark Ashley and seconded by Denise Petoskey, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Yea
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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