CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Board of Education: President Jennifer Brown Trustee Martha McGuire Vice-President Derek Morton Trustee Scott Moore Secretary Sherry Steffen Trustee Tara Kribs Treasurer Darryl Antcliff Central Staff: Superintendent Bryan McKenna Executive Assistant Kortni Huron Director of Finance Laurie McCann
CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
To approve the agenda as presented with no changes or additions. This motion, made by Derek Morton and seconded by Scott Moore, Carried.
Darryl Antcliff: Yea
Jennifer Brown: Yea
Tara Kribs: Yea
Martha McGuire: Yea
Scott Moore: Yea
Derek Morton: Yea
Sherry Steffen: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) Time limitations: Thirty minutes total, fifteen minutes per item, five minutes per speaker per item.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL OF MINUTES
October 2, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting Minutes
October 10, 2023 - Special Board Meeting Minutes
October 16, 2023 - Board Workshop Meeting Minutes
October 23, 2023 - Special Board Meeting Minutes
APPROVAL OF BILLS
General Fund - $650,226.29
2017 Construction Bond - $1,225.00
2020 Construction Bond - $1,201,162.73
2023 Construction Bond - $31,799.00
PERSONNEL 43-23APPROVAL OF JACKSON LANGE AS A TEACHER RESOLVED: That Jackson Lange be approved as a teacher at Cherryland Middle School. Mr. Lange is assigned to a one year contract to cover a Leave of Absence and will be placed at BA Step 1 of the Master Agreement.
44-23 APPROVAL OF RYAN MCCHESNEY AS A TEACHER RESOLVED: That Ryan McChesney be approved as a teacher at Cherryland Middle School. Mr. McChesney will be placed at BA Step 1 of the Master Agreement.
45-23 APPROVAL OF BETHANY WILSON'S UNPAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE EXTENSION RESOLVED: That Bethany Wilson's Leave of Absence extension be approved. Mrs. Wilson will return to Cherryland Middle School after the winter break on January 3rd, 2024.
46-23 APPROVAL OF RESIGNATION OF JESSE WAY AS A COACH RESOLVED: That the resignation of Jesse Way as Track Coach, be approved as of October 25, 2023.
47-23APPROVAL OF MEGAN GREGORSKI AS A COACH RESOLVED: That Megan Gregorski be approved as the Girls' JV Basketball Coach.
To approve the Consent Agenda as presented. This motion, made by Sherry Steffen and seconded by Scott Moore, Carried.
48-23 APPROVAL OF ANNUAL SUMMER TAX RESOLUTION RESOLVED: That the annual summer tax collection resolution as provided by Thrun Law Firm, to continue to authorize the collection of summer taxes for the school district, be approved.
To approve the resolution as presented. This motion, made by Sherry Steffen and seconded by Darryl Antcliff, Carried.
49-23 APPROVAL OF INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT AND POLICY BETWEEN HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN FOR THE SCHOOL WELLNESS PROGRAM RESOLVED: That the Interagency Agreement and the Polices be approved, as presented.
To approve the resolution as presented. This motion, made by Darryl Antcliff and seconded by Scott Moore, Carried.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC Time limitations: Same as above.
Health Insurance Update
MASB Resolutions and Bylaws
Health Insurance Update - Superintendent McKenna stated that there would be a 17% increase in insurance costs to the employee through Priority Health. The district turned to MESSA (teacher's insurance) to add other groups, administrators, paraprofessionals, transportation, and tuition programs. The district will meet with specific groups in the upcoming weeks and will also allow spouses to join if they handle insurance in the family.
MASB Resolutions and Bylaws - President Brown stated that the Delegate Convention in Lansing is coming up and will be attending as the alternate as Sherry cannot attend. This is to re-approve bylaws that are currently in place and any legal changes to be addressed and voted on.
CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Sustaining & Maintaining Update
Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
Sustaining & Maintaining Update - Superintendent McKenna met with the Mill Creek community last Friday. He will also be attending several Whitewater Township/Planning meetings. The Mill Creek Academy charter application has been posted to the district website and will open through Friday, November 10, 2023 at 4pm. Applications for the board will soon be posted to the website, as well. It seems as though there are multiple community members who have an interest in applying for the board. MEA endorsed the plan with our teachers union.
Construction Update - Hopeful that it will stop raining as we have had a very wet fall. OAK is stating that they are still on target to get into the gym by mid to late January. By January 19th, the high school offices will be able to move into their new space. The gym is boarded up now and they are heating the space. The scorers table has arrived and flooring is arriving soon. The flooring will have to acclimate to the space before installation.
SUPES Academy - Attended the second academy recently and there is plenty of great information including how to communicate effectively and legal updates.
Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) - A huge thank you to Officer John Rice for coming together with the entire district staff to provide safety information on the Professional Development day. The district has updated the plan and the high school and middle school will practice evacuation plans. Lakeland practiced last year and Mill Creek has a new evacuation location so that will be practiced very soon with the staff. The staff was surveyed to find out where they are at with the safety information that was provided. The district could be ready to move forward with a training as our staff is ready to do so. Officers will do specific trainings at individual buildings.
BOARD OF EDUCATION CELEBRATING SUCCESSES
McKenna - The district has moved forward with the We Are ER Award and Superintendent McKenna took 4 members of the staff out to lunch and provided them with a certificate. Principals covered classrooms/assignment while the two teachers and two paraprofessionals were out to lunch.
SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES/FUTURE MEETINGS
November 22-26, 2023 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 4, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting, 6pm
To adjourn at 6:37p.m. This motion, made by Sherry Steffen and seconded by Scott Moore, Carried.