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May 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  Called to order at 7:04PM.
Trustee Reed arrived at 7:06PM.
2. The Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  President Ling led the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Audience Participation
Discussion:  There was no audience participation.
4. 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. 
Trustee Reed abstained from the below meetings as she was absent.
  • Regular Meeting Minutes, April 15, 2021
  • Special Meeting Minutes, April 21, 2021
  • Closed Session Meeting Minutes, April 21, 2021
5. Resolution: Approval of Warrants
Action(s):
Moved that the warrants paid, as submitted by the administration, be approved in the amount of $ 3,673,229.44. 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.
6. Presentation: Remote Learning Update
Discussion:  Robin Ingalls, an online teacher, presented an overview of how remote learning went this year.  Students joined the meeting for the presentation, via Zoom, to answer questions from the Board.
7. Presentation:  Geometry in the Trades Class
Discussion:  Mr. Harris, high school math teacher, and Mr. Giffin, high school building trades teacher, gave a presentation on Geometry in the Building Trades class.
8. Resolution:  2021-2022 Employment Recommendation
Action(s):
Moved that that the listed educators be appointed to the corresponding positions within the Public Schools of Petoskey 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 recommended the Board's approval that the below listed educators be appointed to the corresponding positions within the Public Schools of Petoskey.

Katrina Daniel - Elementary Special Education Teacher
Libby Cole - Elementary Special Education Teacher
Joshua Hudson - Secondary Special Education Teacher
Connor Collins - Secondary Special Education Teacher
Erin Basgall - Secondary ELA Teacher
Jordan Yost - Secondary Social Studies Teacher
Abigail Lipa - Secondary Math Teacher
Rick Winbigler - Secondary ELA / PE / Health
9. Resolution: Award PHS Gymnasium Audio Project
Action(s):
Moved to award the high school gymnasium audio project to Daktronics in the amount of $79,995. 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:  The resolution was recommended for approval.  
10. Resolution: 2021-2022 Breakfast and Lunch Prices
Action(s):
Moved to set the 2021-2022 school year breakfast and lunch prices as follows: Elementary: Breakfast - $1.50, Lunch - $2.75; Middle School: Breakfast - $1.75, Lunch - $3.00; High School: Breakfast - $1.75, Lunch - $3.00; Sandwich Central: Breakfast - N/A, Lunch - $3.50; Adult Meals: Breakfast - $2.50, Lunch - $4.00; Milk: Breakfast - $0.45, Lunch - $0.45. 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:  The resolution was recommended for approval.  
11. Resolution:  Voluntary FFCRA Extension
Action(s):
Moved to voluntarily extend the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to September 30, 2021, pending a signed letter of agreement with the District's bargaining unions. 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 resolution was recommended for approval.  
12. Resolution: Audit Engagement Letter
Action(s):
Moved to accept Rehmann Robson's Engagement Letter, dated May 10, 2021, for audit services covering the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 in the amount of $22,250. 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:  Discussion was had, questions were fielded from the Board, and the resolution was recommended for approval.  
13. Resolution 2021 Tax Request (L-4029) (walked in)
Action(s):
Moved that the Board of Education approve the 2021 Tax Rate Request (on form L-4029) for submission to the Emmet County Clerk's Office, including additional copies to the County Equalization Departments and municipal clerks. 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:  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:  The Extended Learning Plan was recommended for approval.  There were no comments from the public. 
15. Educational Reports
Discussion:  Elementary:
  • Finishing up end of the year assessments
    • Students are excited about how they are doing
    • Looking forward to seeing the results
  • Finished second night of Kindergarten Round Up
    • Was well-received, good feedback
  • The health and wellness mandates and the COVID guidelines are supported and followed by families
  • Year-end celebrations / recognitions 
    • Being creative, low cost, student focused
  • The admin team is meeting to place online students back into buildings, while keeping numbers balanced, for the 21/22 school year
  • Incredible parent and community support
  • It has been a long year, but we feel good about the growth and education of the students
Middle School:
  • Finishing up spring testing
    • Preliminary data looks good
  • Track is going well, lots of participation
  • On May 6, 2021, Eva Rindfusz was the principal for the day
  • The fifth grade student orientation program has started
    • Fifth grade students will watch an orientation video put together by the sixth grade teachers
    • The fifth grade class will Zoom with a sixth grade teacher and a few sixth grade students for a question and answer session
  • June 2, 2021 - Parent Zoom meeting for incoming fifth grade families
  • Thank you to Officer Carlson
    • Consistent force in the high school and middle school
    • He is a very positive person
    • Has helped with some challenging situations
  • Congratulations to Heather Giammalva for being chosen as Rotary Teacher of the Year
High School:
  • Senior Scholarship Night presents scholarships totaling over $72,000 
  • Band and choir were both able to perform their spring concerts 
  • Cheetos Choice Award
    • Staff member nominates a student that they feel deserves this award
    • The staff member and their nominated student receive a special lunch prepared by the culinary class
  • Senior Decision Day and All Students Awards Day is Friday, May 21, 2021, at the stadium
  • Crooked Tree Arts Award and Young Writers Award
    • Congratulations to the receiving students
  • Twenty-six students were inducted into the National Honor Society
  • Athletic update
  • Graduation, 6:00PM, Northmen Stadium
    • Will be live-streamed
  • Parade, immediately following graduation or approximately 7:30PM
16. Board of Education Reports
Discussion:  Trustee Petoskey:
  • Attended the Indian Education Parent meeting on May 6, 2021
    • Posted the Indian Education Coordinator position
    • Grant submitted for next year
Trustee Ling:
  • Petoskey Education Foundation would like to purchase the Kindergarten Round Up T-shirts again this year
  • Viewed a Cheetos Club video that was produced to support a student that is recovering from an accident
  • Early Childhood Consortium - led by Jennifer Wixom, North Central Michigan College
    • Childcare solutions for our area
17. Superintendent’s Report
Discussion:  Mr. Parker:
  • Faced a lot of challenges, learned a lot this year
  • Feels great that we were able to stay open
  • Quotes from teachers:
    • “This will be hard when the students leave, I will miss them.”
    • “This is the best year of teaching of my whole career.”
    • “Attendance has been through the roof.”
    • “Gotten through more curriculum than ever before.”
  • Added Student, Parent, Community and Teacher Advisory Council groups this year
  • Upcoming changes from MDHHS
  • Thank you to the online teachers that stepped up to learn how to teach online
  • Exploring a 6-12 online option for next year
  • End of mask mandates will happen on July 1, 2021
  • Optimistic for next year
  • Every Opportunity has happened all year
18. Audience Participation
Discussion: 
Brenda Kulbieda, 1209 Hoag Road, Petoskey
  • Provided information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination
Tammy Broz, 201 Sunset Avenue, Petoskey
  • Communicated information about Critical Race Theory
Laura Carl, 537 Cherry Street, Petoskey
  • Spoke regarding the mask mandate
Mary Moore, 1844 McMichael, Alanson
  • Expressed concern about vaccine shaming
Lisa LaGrou, 11498 Berry Creek Valley Road, Petoskey
  • Spoke regarding quarantine requirements
19. Resolution: Closed Session - Collective Bargaining
Action(s):
Moved that the Board meet in closed session for the purpose of discussing strategies related to collective bargaining as permitted in Section 8(c) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act. 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 Board went into Closed session at 8:51PM.

The Board returned to open session at 9:47PM.
20. 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 9:49PM.
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