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February 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 867 8674 3355

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. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 7:03PM.
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 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:  The resolution was recommended for approval.
6. Resolution: Approval of Warrants
Action(s):
Moved that the warrants paid, as submitted by the administration, be approved in the amount of $2,378,913.53. 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:  The resolution was recommended for approval.
7. Resolution: Employment Recommendation, Director of Technology
Action(s):
Moved that Michael Milbourn shall be appointed to the position of Director of Technology in the Public Schools of Petoskey to begin on February 22, 2021. 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 that Michael Milbourn be appointed to the position of Director of Technology.  Mr. Milbourn is excited to join the team and thanked the Board.  Congratulations to Michael.
8. Resolution: Employment Recommendation, Varsity Football Head Coach
Action(s):
Moved that Richard Winbigler III shall be appointed as the 2021-2022 Varsity Football Head Coach for the Public Schools of Petoskey. 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 to hire Richard Winbigler as the Varsity Football Coach. 
9. Resolution: Award eRate Category Two Bid
Action(s):
Moved to accept the Vector Tech Group bid of $588,075 for the purchase of switches, controllers, access points, and accompanying software to complete our district-wide summer networking project. 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:  An explanation of the resolution was given, questions were fielded from the Board and their approval was recommended.
10. Resolution: Award Summer 2021 PHS Carpet Removal Project
Action(s):
Moved to award the High School carpet-removal project to Mid-State Asbestos Removal Inc. in the amount of $17,450. 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:  An explanation of the resolution was given, questions were fielded from the Board and their approval was recommended.
11. Resolution: 3% Retiree Healthcare Withholdings & IRS Closing Agreement
Action(s):
Moved to authorize the Superintendent (or designee) to execute the IRS Form 2848 (Power of Attorney) to designate W. Alan Wilk of Dykema Gossett, PLLC as the District's representative before the IRS for the purpose of executing Closing Agreement, CLAG - 117897-19, as per the attached resolution issued to the District from Thrun Law Firm. This motion, made by Jessica Shaw-Nolff and seconded by Denise Petoskey, Passed.
  • Mark Ashley: Yea
  • Mary Ling: Yea
  • Denise Petoskey: Yea
  • Kathy Reed: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Jessica Shaw-Nolff: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  An explanation of the resolution was given, questions were fielded from the Board and their approval was recommended.
Trustee Reed will abstain from this vote to avoid a conflict of interest.  
12. Resolution Set Special Meeting for Purpose of Superintendent’s Evaluation
Action(s):
Moved to schedule a Special Meeting on _______________at _________ p.m. for the Superintendent's Evaluation. 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:  It is requested that a Special Meeting be scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. for the Superintendent's Evaluation.  The resolution is recommended for approval.
13. Resolution:  Little Northmen Preschool
Action(s):
Moved to open two Little Northmen Preschool classrooms at Ottawa Elementary School to begin at the start of the 2021/2022 school year. 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 thanked Mrs. Akins, Mrs. Ringle and Mr. Wheeler for their work to help put everything in place to bring this resolution to the Board.  Mrs. Akins gave an Early Childhood Education presentation.  Questions were fielded from the Board.  The resolution was recommended for approval.
14. Resolution:  Extended Learning Plan Reconfirmation
Action(s):
Moved to reconfirm the Extended Learning Plan as presented. 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:  Mrs. Akins presented the Extended Learning Plan to the Board.  Mrs. Akins fielded questions from the Board.  There were no comments from the public.  The Extended Learning Plan Reconfirmation was recommended for approval.
 
15. Educational Reports
Discussion:  Mrs. McMullen spoke on behalf of the elementary schools
  • Kindergarten registration is open for next year
  • Excited to welcome the new families to the schools
  • Winter benchmark assessments are finishing up
    • Systems are in place to help make adjustments if needed
  • Staff have started training with our new ELA curriculum, Into Reading 
    • During our Professional Development days this month, staff mapped the old program into the new curriculum
  • Second online half day went really well and had good attendance
  • February is Black History month
Mr. Purcell gave an update for the middle school.
  • A staff member, who had just been trained with the Crisis Response Team, was able to help a student who was choking.
    • Amazing response time by the school nurse, liaison officer and crisis team
    • Very thankful to the teacher and aide who helped clear the student's airway
  • Athletics
    • Students are very excited to be competing again
  • Teachers are reviewing M-Step and NWEA data to help support students
  • Penny Wars took place this week
    • Each grade level is battling to raise the most money
    • The monies will be donated to the Women's Resource Center
    • Over $700.00 has been raised so far
Mrs. Gamble
  • Mrs. VandenHeuvel is heading up a 9-week wellness challenge for staff
    • Staff averaged 3 miles / person / day
  • Both boys and girls ski team are competing for the State Championship on Monday
  • Poetry Out Loud was held on January 28, 2021
    • Bianca Gietzen was the second runner up
    • Emma Daniel was the first runner up
    • Ainsley Hellens won the competition
    • Ainsley will attend a virtual State Finals competition on March 11, 2021
    • The winner from the state competition will advance to the Virtual Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals on May 2, 2021
  • Vex Team
    • On Jan 23, two Vex teams were able to participate in an in-person qualifier competition at Benzie Central high school
    • They finished ranked in 1st and 2nd place after the qualification rounds out of the 13 teams at the event
      • The 8458A team is made up of Maeli Coveyou and Amanda Feeley, both seniors
      • The 8458C team is made up of Nate Campbell and Alex Feeley, both sophomores
      • The girls have qualified for the high school state championship that is supposed to be held somewhere down state later in the spring
    • On Feb 6, 2021 the 8458C Little Traverse Robotics Technosaurs team was a member of the tournament champions alliance at the Bellaire Vex Qualifier event today
      • This qualifies them to join the other Technosaurs team at the Michigan high school Vex state championship that will be held in Grandville on March 21, 2021
      • There will be as many as 48 teams at the state championship and only includes those that were tournament champions or received the Excellence award at some of the larger events. 
16. Board of Education Reports
Discussion:  Trustee Shaw-Nolff:
  • Has enjoyed reading virtually to Mrs. Santii's classroom
  • Trustee Reed agreed and thanked Mrs. Santii for the opportunity
Trustee Ashley:
  • Thank you to the Kroeger-Mainland Foundation for the new scoreboards in the gymnasium
Trustee Ling:
  • Petoskey Education Foundation updates
    • Mini-grants will be reviewed soon
    • Pizza Pizzazz Day is Monday, February 22, 2021
      • 9&10 News will be broadcasting at BC Pizza on Monday morning
  • Thank you to Bianca Gietzen for participating in the Cheetos Club
  • Thank you to all staff in the district for all that you do for the students in the district
17. Superintendent’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Parker:
  • Great job Bianca!  
    • New student
    • Getting involved
    • Joins the Cheetos Club
    • Winning poetry competitions
    • Attending Board meetings
    • Making her presence known in a positive way
  • Our schools are able to be open because of the support of teachers, the board and parents
  • Budget
    • Watching to see what monies will be disbursed to schools
    • Will take a while to work through it
  • Planning for next year is in process
18. Audience Participation
Discussion:  There was no audience participation.
19. Adjournment
Action(s):
Moved to adjourn the meeting. 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 meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.
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