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 Scott Moore and seconded by Darryl Antcliff, Carried.
Tara Kribs: Absent
Derek Morton: Absent
Darryl Antcliff: Yea
Jennifer Brown: Yea
Martha McGuire: Yea
Scott Moore: 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
November 6, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting Minutes
November 20, 2023 - Special Board Meeting Minutes
APPROVAL OF BILLS
General Fund - $467,907.08
2020 Bond - $1,033,119.40
2023 Bond - $410,543.26
PERSONNEL 58-23 APPROVAL OF KAITLYN FARRAR AS A PARAPROFESSIONAL RESOLVED: That Kaitlyn Farrar be approved as a preschool assistant at Lakeland Elementary. Ms. Farrar is assigned to 6 hours per day, 5 days per week and is placed at Step 1 of the paraprofessional wage scale.
59-23APPROVAL OF JUDY VERHAGE AS A BUS DRIVER RESOLVED: That Judy Verhage be approved as a bus driver. Ms. Verhage will be placed at Step 1 of the Transporation Master Agreement.
60-23 APPROVAL OF RESIGNATION OF TIMOTHY NANCE AS A COACH RESOLVED: That the resignation of Timothy Nance as Elk Rapids High School Boys & Girls Track Coach be approved as of December 1, 2023.
$2,000.00 - Timothy Hildreth for Elk Rapids High School Athletics
To approve the Consent Agenda as presented. This motion, made by Darryl Antcliff and seconded by Scott Moore, Carried.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC Time limitations: Same as above.
Superintendent Evaluation Touchpoint
Strategic Planning - It is necessary to update this as it expires in 2024. Will start by gathering information from stakeholders to write a new plan with the district moving forward. The district will start the process in February with the support of Brian Pearson, a retired superintendent.
Superintendent Evaluation Touchpoint - The district currently uses the MASB evaluation tool and Superintendent McKenna is recommending looking into the Marzano tool that would align with what is used for teachers and principals. President Brown stated that the first evaluation wouldn't be now for McKenna but looking towards June 2024. The board would need to be trained on a new tool so it was discussed that Superintendent McKenna would bring an example and feedback to the board on the Marzano tool.
CORRESPONDENCE TO AND FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
School Wellness/Sex Education Committee Meeting
ER Safe Meeting
School Resource Officer Update
Mill Creek Academy Update
Construction Update - Continuing to work through bumps. The Elk Rapids Fire Department toured recently. The weight room glass is in but waiting on glass for the front entrance glass for the new high school office.
School Wellness/Sex Education Committee Meeting - Met last Monday and reviewed current plan with an internal audit of curriculum. Planned to meet next in May 2024.
ER Safe Meeting - Meeting next Monday
School Resource Office Update - Thank you to Officer John Rice for his initiatives within the district and his presence.
Mill Creek Academy Update - Everything is lining up as anticipated. Legal counsel guided that the urgency can slow down a bit. There were 10 applicants for the Mill Creek Academy board position that was posted. All met the deadline of December 1st at 4pm. It appears to be a very strong applicant pool and Superintendent McKenna stated that interviews will not happen before Winter Break but more towards February 2024. Superintendent McKenna called each of the applicants to relay this message.
BOARD OF EDUCATION CELEBRATING SUCCESSES
Brown - The Winter Play was very well done and funny. Thank you to Rob Bachi!
Steffen - Loving this new space to hold board meetings. The Library Media Center looks great - thank you!
SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES/FUTURE MEETINGS
December 22, 2023 - January 2, 2024 - Winter Break
January 8, 2024 - Organizational/Regular Board Meeting
To adjourn at 6:29p.m. This motion, made by Scott Moore and seconded by Sherry Steffen, Carried.