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

Minutes
1. Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 878 4188 0485

Public Act 228 of 2020: Open Meetings Act Amendments Virtual Meetings
Public Act 228 permits telephonic or video conferencing meetings, in whole or in part, under the following circumstances:
  • Before Jan. 1, 2021 and retroactive to March 18, 2020, under any circumstances.
  • On and after Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021, only to accommodate absent board members due to military duty, a "medical condition" or "statewide or local state of emergency."
  • After Dec. 31, 2021, only to accommodate board members due to military duty.
2. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  Called to order at 7:00PM.
3. The Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  President Ling led the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Audience Participation
Discussion:  There was no audience participation.
5. Resolution:  Approval of Minutes
Action(s):
Moved that the written minutes be approved as recorded. 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.
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 $2,811,412.10. This motion, made by Kathy Reed 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.
7. Resolution: EDUStaff Custodian Wages
Action(s):
Moved to create a wage scale for EDUStaff custodians to become effective as of the next payroll period. 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.
Discussion:  Mr. Parker fielded questions from the Board and recommended their approval.
8. Resolution:  Extended Learning Plan Reconfirmation
Action(s):
Moved to reconfirm the Extended Learning Plan as presented. 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:  Mrs. Akins presented the December Extended Learning Plan to the Board.  Mr. Parker and Mrs. Akins fielded questions from the Board.  There were no comments from the public.  The December Extended Learning Plan Reconfirmation was recommended for approval.

 
9. Resolution:  20/21 Amended General Fund Budget
Action(s):
Moved that this resolution shall be the appropriations for the Public Schools of Petoskey for fiscal year 2020-21: A resolution to make appropriations for expenditures and provide for the disposition of their fund incomes received by the Public Schools of Petoskey, per the enclosure: 1. General Fund $32,283,076 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby charged with the general supervision of the execution of the budgets, and shall hold the appropriate administrators and/or supervisors responsible for the performance of their responsibilities within the amounts appropriated by the Board of Education and in keeping with the budgetary statements adopted by the Board. This act is to take effect on December 18, 2020. This motion, made by Denise Petoskey 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 thanked Mr. Wheeler and all those that helped work through the budget changes.  Mr. Wheeler presented a PowerPoint to review the amendments to the budget. The resolution was recommended for approval.
10. Resolution:  Board Goals Update
Action(s):
Moved that the Board accepts the update of progress toward the Board Goals as presented by the Superintendent. 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 presented a PowerPoint to review the Board Goals.  The resolution was recommended for approval.
11. Educational Reports
Discussion:  Mr. Frampus:
  • Kindergarten through 5th grade all participated in their first online half day
    • The day went well
    • All devices came back
    • Good feedback from parents
    • Tech department helped with a few small issues
  • The elementary team has been working on placing students that are moving from either online to in person or in person to online.
  • Instructional time has been maximized as we have not been able to do the extra activities that we normally do
  • Thank you to the community for their donations to the schools
    • Kilwins - Chocolate
    • Great Lakes Center for the Arts - Performance of Charlotte's Web and books to go with it
    • Petoskey Garden Club - Children's books about planting and gardens
    • Various donations of hats, boots, gloves and masks.
       
Mr. Wilcox:
  • Net increase of 20 students coming back to in person
    • Working through the kinks
  • The Fall Show was held virtually and went really well 
  • Annual Hoops for the Holidays fundraiser was a success
    • Normally raise $500 and this year raised over $2,000
    • Thank you to Mrs. Pattullo for coordinating donors with needy families 
  • January 20, 2020 is the next Hot Topics night - Helping Your Family Deal with COVID
Mrs. Gamble:
  • Athletic highlights
    • Dave Farley - Division II Coach of the Year for Cross County
    • Erin Vandenheuval-Coon - Regional Coach of the Year for Golf
    • Will possibly hear tomorrow about the status of winter athletics
  • College and Career Readiness - A parent financial aid program was offered virtually last Tuesday
    • Great turnout
  • Academics
    • Attendance is really good
    • Teachers and counselors are reaching out and connecting with the students
    • The Zoom classes are going really well
    • Quality learning is happening
    • Teachers are being very creative with projects students can do at home
    • This week was Spirit Week 
12. Board of Education Reports
Discussion:  Trustee Petoskey:
  • Attended the Native American Heritage Fund meeting
  • Was able to view the middle school Fall Show
  • Acknowledged the passing of Bob Doctor, former principal for 26 years
Trustee Ling:
  • Attended the Fall Show and viewed the Madrigals performance
  • MASB professional development pamphlet contained an article by retired Director of Teaching and Learning Lynn Slanec 
  • Hope that everyone can relax over break
13. Superintendent’s Report 
Discussion:  Superintendent Parker:
  • Thank you to everyone for the work that they are doing
  • Thank you to the Board of Education for their guidance and leadership
  • Howard Bates, Director of Technology, has resigned
    • Best wishes to Howard
    • Thank you for his many years of service
    • Plan to post the position tomorrow
  • Thank you to Mrs. Akins for the steady, consistent, clear expectations geared towards kids
  • Thank you to the teachers and administrators for their work
  • Met with the Health Department last week
    • Signed an agreement that our facilities would be able to be used in case of an emergency
    • Anticipate using the auxiliary gym as a vaccination site
14. Audience Participation
Discussion:  There was no audience participation.
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 8:42 p.m.
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