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October 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Minutes
1. The meeting will be held in person and virtually:

High School Auditorium, 1500 Hill Street, Petoskey

Zoom meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86826096888
Meeting ID: 868 2609 6888
2. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  Called to order at 7:00 PM.
3. The Pledge of Allegiance
4. Audience Participation
Discussion:  Jackson Jonker, 761 Country Club Circle, Petoskey
  • Spoke regarding the Canvas/Accelerate program and why he feels the program is not a good program for the students. 
5. Resolution: Approval of Minutes
Action(s):
Moved that the written minutes be approved as recorded. This motion, made by Jessica Shaw-Nolff 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 recommended the Board's approval.
6. Resolution:  Approval of Warrants
Action(s):
Moved that the warrants paid, as submitted by the administration, be approved in the amount of $2,550,944.61. This motion, made by Denise Petoskey 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.
7. Report:  District Annual Financial Audit
Discussion:  Mr. Parker introduced Kim Lindsay, the district auditor from Rehmann.  Mr. Lindsay provided an overview and highlights from the district-wide financial audit and fielded questions from the Board. 
8. Resolution:  Award Architect Bid
Action(s):
Moved to award the architect bid to Architektura, PLC. This motion, made by Jessica Shaw-Nolff 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.
9. Resolution:  Extended Learning Plan
Action(s):
Moved to reconfirm the Extended Learning Plan as presented. 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 thanked the staff for their work with the Extended Learning Plan.  Mrs. Akins and Mrs. Ringle presented the Extended Learning Plan to the Board.  Mr. Parker, Mrs. Akins and Mrs. Ringle fielded questions from the Board.  There were no comments from the public.  Mr. Parker recommended the Board's approval.
10. Discussion:  2020/2021 Budget Update
Discussion:  Mr. Wheeler presented a 2020/2021 budget update and fielded questions from the Board.  Mr. Parker recommended the Board's approval.
11. Educational Reports
Discussion:  Mr. Prins spoke on behalf of the elementary principals 
  • Just finished the second night of parent teacher conferences
  • Completing fall testing
  • Impressed with how well the kids are doing with wearing masks for the entire day.  They have done extremely well adapting to all the changes  
Mr. Wilcox gave an update for the middle school
  • Finished first round of NWEA 
  • Fall sports are wrapping up
    • Kids have done great adjusting to all the changes
  • October 28, 2020 - Hot Topics Parent Night:  Current Trends with Adolescent Substance Abuse 
  • November 19, 20, 21, 2020 - Fall Show:  The Sound of Music
  • Amazing how resilient the students are, things are going well
Mrs. Gamble gave an update for the high school
  • PSAT and SAT testing went smoothly
  • Fall sports are finishing up
    • Boys tennis made it to the state meet
    • Girls golf will participate tomorrow in their state meet
  • The Courtyard looks amazing
  • Learning Management System
    • Biggest challenges - how to navigate it, how to set up the calendar
    • Teachers are happy to have the time on October 16, 2020 to work together on the Learning Management System
    • Offered drop in sessions for online students to help walk through any issues they may be having
12. Board of Education Reports
Discussion:  Trustee Petoskey
  • The second Monday in October is National Indigenous People Day.  Denise spoke at the event on behalf of her family.
Trustee Ling
  • Noted that Jeff Engler has retired.  He was a custodian for more than 30 years.
  • The courtyard at the high school is beautiful
  • So much has changed since our last board meeting
  • Acknowledged that the teachers are working harder than ever before.  Thank you to all staff and our community for their hard work.  We will get through this.
13. Superintendent’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Parker gave a PowerPoint presentation.  
  • Highlighted the changes that have happened since March
  • Stick to the fundamentals of the Preparedness and Response Plan
  • We will keep following the recommendation from MDHHS even though the Executive Orders have been rescinded
  • Changes in the Halloween plans for the elementary schools
  • COVID cases are reported on the website
    • When a case is reported we follow the plan and work with the Health Department
    • There are a multitude of items to look at, in consultation with the Health Department, before we would close school
    • Reporting and Transparency
      • Within 24 hours of a positive case being reported it has to be on the website
  • Sports and Band
    • The kids/staff/coaches - all are coming together to work through the details
  • USDA Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students
    • Beth Kavanaugh and her team are doing an amazing job
    • Over 800 sack lunches are getting distributed each week
  • The teamwork in this district is incredible 
  • Thank you to the Board for their support
14. Audience Participation
Discussion:  Christine Webster, 502 State Street Petoskey
  • Applaud Jackson for speaking at the beginning of the meeting
  • There have been some issues that should be looked at from the students' points of view
15. Adjournment
Action(s):
Moved to adjourn the meeting. 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:  The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
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