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January 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Organizational and Regular School Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 862 2234 6732

Public Act 254 of 2020: Open Meetings Act Amendments Virtual Meetings
Public Act 254 permits telephonic or video conferencing meetings, in whole or in part, under the following circumstances:
  • Before March 31, 2021 and retroactive to March 18, 2020, under any circumstances.
  • On and after April 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."
  • As of Jan. 1, 2022, only to accommodate board members due to military duty.
2. Organizational Meeting
3. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM.
4. The Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  President Ling led the Pledge of Allegiance.
5. Audience Participation
Discussion:  There was no audience participation.
6. Resolution:  Election of Officers
Discussion:  Moved by Denise Petoskey and supported by Jessica Shaw-Nolff that Mary Ling be elected to serve as President of the Petoskey Board of Education for 2021.

Roll Call Vote
Mark Ashley - Aye
Mary Ling - Aye
Jessica Shaw-Nolff - Aye
Denise Petoskey - Aye
Kathy Reed - Aye


Moved by Kathy Reed and supported by Jessica Shaw-Nolff that Mark Ashley be elected to serve as First Vice-President of the Petoskey Board of Education for 2021;
that Kathy Reed be elected to serve as Second Vice-President of the Petoskey Board of Education for 2021;
that Denise Petoskey be elected to serve as Secretary of the Petoskey Board of Education for 2021;
that Jessica Shaw-Nolff be elected to serve as Treasurer of the Petoskey Board of Education for 2021.

Roll Call Vote
Mark Ashley - Aye
Mary Ling - Aye
Jessica Shaw-Nolff - Aye
Denise Petoskey - Aye
Kathy Reed - Aye


 
7. Resolution:  Designation of Regular Meeting Time
Action(s):
Moved that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Petoskey be held on the third Thursday of each month in the Board Meeting Room of the Spitler Administration Building at 7:00 p.m. for the calendar year 2021. 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:  The resolution was recommended for approval.
8. Adjournment
Action(s):
Moved to adjourn the meeting. 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:  The meeting adjourned at 7:09PM.
9. Regular Meeting
10. Call to Order
Discussion:  President Ling called the meeting to order at 7:09PM.
11. Resolution:  Approval of Minutes
Action(s):
Moved that the written minutes be approved as recorded. This motion, made by Kathy Reed 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.
12. Resolution: Approval of Warrants
Action(s):
Moved that the warrants paid, as submitted by the administration, be approved in the amount of $2,936,493.51. 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.
13. Resolution: Voluntarily Extension of FFCRA Benefits
Action(s):
Moved to voluntarily extend the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to March 31, 2021 pending the consent of the District's bargaining unions. This motion, made by Jessica Shaw-Nolff 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 gave a brief explanation and recommended the Board's approval.
14. Resolution:  Extended Learning Plan Reconfirmation
Action(s):
Moved to reconfirm the Extended Learning Plan as presented. 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:  Mrs. Akins presented the January Extended Learning Plan to the Board.  Mrs. Akins fielded questions from the Board.  There were no comments from the public.  The January Extended Learning Plan Reconfirmation was recommended for approval.

 
15. Presentation: Special Education Overview
Discussion:  Lauren Ringle, Director of Special Education, presented a Special Education Overview and fielded questions from the Board.
 
16. Recognition:  Trustees, Board of Education
Discussion:  Mr. Parker thanked our School Board and showed a thank you video from the buildings.
17. Educational Reports
Discussion:  Mr. Oberman:
  • Thank you to the School Board for all that they do
  • Mid-year enrollment transitions
    • Thank you to staff for all their work getting ready for the changes
  • Celebrated Martin Luther King Day
  • Mid-year assessments are coming up
    • very excited to see the results
  • Into Reading Training was completed
    • Teachers are excited to see this new curriculum rolled out
Mr. Wilcox:
  • On behalf of the students and staff, thank you to the School Board for their continued support
  • Students are excited to start conditioning during athletic practices
  • Clubs and activities have also started
  • 27 different extra-curricular clubs/activities are offered at the middle school
    • There is something for everyone
Mrs. Gamble:
  • Students are back in person
  • Thank you to the School Board
  • Peer to Peer Program
    • Students completed a self-reflection on the program
    • The drafts are amazing
  • The mild cognitively impaired program will be starting a coffee program for the teachers
  • HOSA competed in virtual regionals
    • Six students qualified for virtual states on April 23, 2021
  • Officer Ben Carlson has started as the liaison officer two to three days a week
    • Connecting with kids
    • A positive presence
18. Board of Education Reports
Discussion:  Trustee Ashley
  • Thank you to the schools for the video
Trustee Shaw-Nolff
  • Was a part of the interview committee for the Technology Director Interviews
  • Excited to see the caliber of candidates
Trustee Reed
  • Emmet School Health Work Group
    • Started in 2017
    • The group has grown and is now meeting monthly
    • Representatives are from Alcona Health, the hospital, the Health Department and all of the school systems in Emmet County
    • A needs assessment was completed
      • Based upon this information the group received a grant
    • A school nurse and school social worker have started in the school
19. Superintendent’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Parker
  • School Board Appreciation Month
  • Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • Over 90% of our staff will have received their first vaccine by the end of the day on Saturday
  • Second dose is scheduled for the weekend of February 12, 2021
  • Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC)
    • Was held last Friday
    • Optimistic
    • Revenue did improve
  • MHSAA
    • Students are allowed to practice - conditioning only, no contact
  • Martin Luther King projects are on display at the elementary schools and at the Spitler building
    • Shout out to Tyce for his ideas and follow through
  • Sinking Fund Projects
    • Big projects for the high school 
      • Main entrance
      • ADA ramps
      • Finish installing carpet
      • Paint
      • ADA renovations to staff restrooms by the pit
  • Technology Director position
    • Interviews went well
    • 20 applicants
    • Eight candidates received a first round interview, four moved on to second round interviews
20. Audience Participation
Discussion:  There was no audience participation
21. Adjournment
Action(s):
Moved to adjourn the meeting. 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:  The meeting adjourned at 8:50PM.
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