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June 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  Called to order at 7:00PM.
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.
5. Resolution: Approval of Warrants
Action(s):
Moved that the warrants paid, as submitted by the administration, be approved in the amount of $3,024,004.10. 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:  Mr. Parker recommended the Board's approval.
6. Resolution: Employment Recommendations
Action(s):
Moved that the listed educators be appointed to the corresponding positions within the Public Schools of Petoskey as presented. 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 that the below listed educators be appointed to the corresponding positions within the Public Schools of Petoskey.

Angela Kelley - Middle School Counselor
Hailey Ney - Elementary Fourth Grade Teacher
Alexis Smith - Elementary Second Grade Teacher
Kathryn Ward - Elementary First Grade Teacher
7. Resolution: MHSAA Membership Renewal 2021/2022
Action(s):
Moved that the resolution for membership with MHSAA for 2021/2022 be approved as attached. 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.
8. Resolution: Administrative Contract Extensions
Action(s):
Moved to accept the superintendent's recommendation as to the extension of the administrative contracts. 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 resolution was recommended for approval.
9. Resolution: Char-Em ISD General Fund Budget
Action(s):
Moved to accept the 2021-2022 Char-Em ISD General Fund Budget resolution as attached. 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 resolution was recommended for approval.
10. Resolution: 2020/2021 Final 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 $ 32,382,100 2. Food Service Fund $ 1,117,464 3. School Activity Fund $ 650,000 4. Debt Service Fund $ 1,698,500 5. Capital Projects Fund $ 1,983,758 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 June 17, 2021. 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:  Mr. Wheeler gave a brief overview of the budget.  Mr. Parker and Mr. Wheeler fielded questions from the Board and the 2020/2021 final budget was recommended for approval.
11. Resolution: 2021/2022 Initial Budget
Action(s):
Moved that this resolution shall be the appropriations for the Public Schools of Petoskey for fiscal year 2021-22: 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 $33,470,747 2. Food Service Fund $1,214,608 3. School Activity Fund $1,000,000 4. Debt Service Fund $1,691,750 5. Capital Projects Fund $3,586,435 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 July 1, 2021. 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. Wheeler gave a brief overview of the budget. The 2021/2022 initial budget was recommended for approval.
12. Resolution: Extended COVID Learning Plan
Action(s):
Moved to reconfirm the Extended Learning Plan as presented. 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:  Mrs. Akins gave a brief overview of the Extended Learning Plan and the Learning Goals.  The Extended Learning Plan was recommended for approval.  There were no comments from the public. 

 
13. Resolution: 2021-2022 Instructional Delivery Plan
Action(s):
Moved that the K-12 instructional delivery model for the 2021-2022 school year be returned to fully in-person instruction and that the fully online option be discontinued. 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 a comparison of online school and in-person school.  She noted how the students in both groups performed.  The cost of online and in-person school was also compared.  Questions were fielded from the Board and the resolution was recommended for approval.
14. Educational Reports
Discussion:  Elementary:
  • Finished a very challenging but awesome year
  • Thank you to the Board and Administration for their support during the school year
  • High dose tutoring started on June 14, 2021
  • Summer school will be starting soon
  • Principals have been meeting to place online kids back in buildings while trying to keep class sizes equal
Middle School:
  • Wrapped up the school year
  • Thank you to the students for showing up and being flexible 
  • Thank you to the teachers for being on the front line
  • Thank you to the Board and Administration for their consistent direction and vision
  • Traditional summer school will start in August
    • 82 students have signed up to attend
  • High Dose tutoring has 10 students attending
  • NWEA data - we scored at or exceeded the norm
High School:
  • Graduation was awesome
  • Positive feedback about the parade
  • Thank you to the high school staff for putting graduation together
  • Summer school 
    • 86 students
    • Two sessions, Monday through Friday, 8:00-11:00 and 11:00-2:00
    • Open to any student that failed a course - 197 students qualified
    • 8 core teachers and two special education teachers
    • 9 students have already completed their course
  • PSAT and SAT - spring data will be available in August
  • Athletic update
15. Board of Education Reports
Discussion:  Trustee Ashley
  • Petoskey Education Foundation Golf outing is July 8, 2021
  • Thank you to Jim Kan for all of his work
16. Superintendent’s Report
Discussion: 
  • Finished the year with 3% of students and staff that tested positive for COVID-19
  • Thank you for the support of staff and the Board
  • Gaining student achievement in math
  • We are here to help kids be successful in whatever they choose to do
  • We will continue to work on the strategic plan
  • Annual Bullying Report
  PHYSICAL VERBAL CYBER TOTAL
PHS 3 4 1 8
PMS 2 5 0 7
ELEMENTARY 0 1 1 2
  • Curtis Field bleachers are crumbling inside and outside
  • Summer activities are starting up
  • Thank you to the staff and the Board for all the time everyone has put in this school year
17. Audience Participation
Discussion:  There was no audience participation.
18. 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 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 Closed Session began at 8:35PM for the purpose of strategy and negotiation sessions connected with a collective bargaining agreement as allowed in Section 8(c) of the Michigan Open Meeting Act.


The Board returned to open session at 9:54PM.
19. 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 10:02PM.
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