February 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Minutes
748.20  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG - Cox
749.20  ROLL CALL/ATTENDANCE - Neal
750.20  RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Cox
I. Extended Continuity of Learning Plan Update - Dignan/Curry
751.20  EXTENDED CONTINUITY  OF  LEARNING PLAN (ECOL) AND ATTENDANCE REPORT - Dignan
Description: 
RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved,  that the board approve ECOL and Attendance report as presented.  Motion by/support by.
 
752.20  CITIZEN'S COMMENTS:  AGENDA ITEMS - Neal
753.20  CONSENT AGENDA  - Cox
I. MINUTES
I.a. January 19, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes
I.b. February 9, 2021, Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
I.c. February 11, 2021, Policy Committee Meeting Minutes
II. HUMAN RESOURCE ITEMS
II.a. Resignations: Instructional, Non-Instructional, Non-Affiliated, Leave of Absence Personnel
II.b. Placements:  Instructional, Non-Instructional, Non-Affiliated Personnel
III. BUSINESS & FINANCE  ITEMS
III.a. Payment of Invoices - (under separate cover)
III.b. Investment Report
IV. DONATIONS

The following are donations that were made to the Family Resource Center for students and families in need:

Clients First Realtors:  Gift cards
Wayne Youth Services:  Toiletries
Sunshine Committee of Stevenson:  Toiletries, hats, and gloves
Wayne Goodfellows:  Toiletries
St. Mary's Cause of our Joy:  Holiday food boxes
Lacey Family:  Hats, gloves, and homemade scarves
Lindsey Fisher:  Homemade blankets
John Dignan:  Gently used toy and games 
Mr. and Mrs. Hylton:  Toiletries
City of Westland c/o Joanne Campbell:  PPE

The following  donations were made to the Family Resource Center towards SHH! (Santa Helps High Schoolers)

WMHS Student Senate c/o Stephanie Neidermeyer
Wayne Goodfellows
Amanda Dybus
Laura Golden
Allison Gidley
Lois Singara
William Duncan
Susan Push

The following donation was made to Wayne Memorial High School for the Zebra HOPE food pantry.

Amy (Story) Currie:  Cash donation
V. HEAD START MONTHLY REPORT
Description: 
RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved, that the board approve the consent agenda as presented.  Motion by/support by.
754.20  BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT - Cox
I. Finance Committee Meeting Summary - May
755.20  REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF BUSINESS & FINANCE ITEMS - Cleaves
I. Board Recommendation to Award Contract for Athletic Package
 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved, that the board approve Business Service and Finance item I. as presented.  Motion by/support by.
 
II. Board Recommendation to purchase Carrying Cases for Student Chromebook
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved, that the board approve Business Service and Finance item II. as presented.  Motion by/support by.
 
III. Board Recommendation to purchase Accidental Damage Protection for Chromebooks
 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved, that the board approve Business Service and Finance item III. as presented.  Motion by/support by.
 
IV. Board Recommendation to purchase Tech Tubs
 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved, that the board approve Business Service and Finance item IV. as presented.  Motion by/support by.


 
V. Board Recommendation to purchase Spare/Replacement Student Chromebooks
 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved, that the board approve Business Service and Finance item V. as presented.  Motion by/support by.

 
VI. IRS Agreement

 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved, that the aboard approve Business Service & Finance item VI. as presented.  Motion by/support by.

 
756.20  BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT - Cox
I. Policy Committee Meeting Summary - Weaver 
I.a. Meetings of the Board of Education

 Electronic Meetings and Remote Participation.  Board members, including those ware, are absent due to military duty, may participate in Board meetings remotely on the following conditions; at least a quorum of Board members are present for the Board meeting; any absent Board member discloses the reason for his or her absence and the location from which he or she is participating; the absent Board member may hear and be heard by other Board members and those in attendance at the Board meeting; the absent Board member notifies the Board President of his or her anticipated absence at least 3 business day before the meeting, so the Board President may make arrangements to notify the general public of the means by which it may contact the Board member prior to the meeting; and, the Board President takes steps to ensure the general public is aware of the manner any absent Board member voted on aby and all matters brought before the Board for a vote, such as requiring roll call voting.  Until December 31, 2020, the Board may hold any and all meetings wholly electronically and individual Bard members may, for any reason, participate remotely in Board meetings hel in a physical location.  Beginning January 1, 2021, the Board may hold meetings wholly electronically in the event of a local or statewide emergency or disaster that would rish the health or safety of the public if the meeting was held in a physical location.  Individual Board members may also participate in meetings remotely if their absence is due to scha an emergency or disaster, military duty, or medical condition.  Beginning January 1, 2022, Board members may only participate in meetings remotely if their absence is due to military duty.

Board meetings may be held wholly electronically so long as members of the general public may also attend electronically and are able to hear and be heard by the Board.  For meetings in which any or all Board members attend remotely, the following conditions must be met:
 
  • At the beginning of the meeting, any Board member attending remotely must announce s//he is attending remotely and, unless absent due to military duty, disclose the city, township, village, etc. and state from which s/he is participating;
  •  The Board Secretary must include the name of each Board member attending remotely in the meeting minutes;  
  • The Board member attending remotely must hear and be heard by other Board members and those in attendance at the Board meeting;
  •  The Board member attending remotely must notify the Board President at least one (1) business day before the meeting that s/he will participate remotely to allow the Board President to make arrangements to notify the general public of the means by which it may contact the Board member prior to the meeting; and  
  • The Board President must take steps to ensure the general public is aware of the manner any Board member attending remotely voted on any and all matters brought before the Board for a vote, such as requiring roll-call voting.
  •  Consistent with MCL 15.263a (4) and (5), the Board will post notice of wholly electronic meetings at least
  • 18 hours and an agenda at least two (2) hours in advance of the meeting here: [www.wwcsd.net]. 
Description: 
RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved that the board approve Board Policy item 1a. as presented.  Motion by/support by.
 
I.b. Prohibition of Referral or Assistance

All School District employees, Board members, and school officials must provide instruction in sex education in strict compliance with MCL 380.1507 of the Revised School Code.  In addition,a All School District employees, Board members, and school officials are prohibited from referring a student for an abortion or assisting a student in obtaining an abortion.  This policy does not apply to employees, Board members, and school officials who are parents or legal guardians of that student.

Pursuant to state law, District personnel found to be in violation of this policy will be assessed a fine by the District of no less than 3% of his or her annual compensation.  The School District will refund the School State Aid Fund in an amount equal to any fines applied to or collected from School District personnel under this policy.

 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved that the board approve Board Policy item 1b. as presented.  Motion by/support by.
 
I.c. Bylaws Update 11.01 (Resolution and Policy)

PROPOSED RESOLUTION REGARDING ELECTRONIC BOARD MEETINGS AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION

WHEREAS, the Board recognizes that recent changes to the Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.261, et seq., require the Board to adopt policies and procedures identifying the manner and circumstances under which Board meetings may be held wholly electronically and Board members may attend meetings remotely;

IT IS RESOLVED that:

•Until March 30, 2021, the Board may hold any and all meetings wholly electronically and individual Board members may, for any reason, participate in Board meetings remotely;

•Between March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2021, the Board may only hold meetings wholly electronically in the event of a local or statewide emergency or disaster that would risk the health or safety of the public if the meeting was held in a physical location. Individual Board members may participate remotely in meetings held in a physical location if their absence is due to such an emergency or disaster, military duty, or a medical condition; and

•Beginning January 1, 2022, Board members may only participate in meetings remotely if their absence is due to military duty.

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that for meetings held wholly electronically, the Board will: (1) ensure that members of the general public may also attend electronically and are able to hear and be heard by the Board; and (2) post notice of the meeting at least
18 hours and an agenda at least two hours in advance of the meeting here: [www.wwcsd.net].

Notice of wholly electronic Board meetings must include: why the public body is meeting electronically; how the public may participate in the meeting electronically (including a specific telephone number, internet address, or both, if needed to participate); how the public may contact Board members to provide input or ask questions on any business that will arise at the meeting; and how persons with disabilities may participate in the meeting.

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that for meetings in which one or more members are participating remotely, all absent Board members must announce they are attending remotely and, unless absent due to military duty, disclose the city, township, village, etc. from which they are participating at the beginning of the meeting.

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that for meetings held in person on or before
March 31, 2021, the Board will:

•To the extent feasible, ensure adherence to social distancing and mitigation measures as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) for the purpose of preventing the spread of COVI-19, including, if applicable, face masks and maintaining six feet of distance between persons not living at the same household; and

•Adopt the heightened standards of facility cleaning and disinfection to limit meeting participant exposure to COVID-19 and protocols to clean and disinfect in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in the Board’s meeting place, as provided by the CDC at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html.

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board will replace its current policy regarding electronic meeting and remote participate, found under Policy [1002/1000.02], with the following:

Electronic Meetings and Remote Participation.  In accordance with the OMA, for meetings in which any Board members attend remotely, the following conditions must be met:

•The Board Secretary must include the name of each Board member attending remotely in the meeting minutes;

•Board members attending remotely must hear and be heard by other Board members and those in attendance at the meeting;

•Board members attending remotely must notify the Board President at least one (1) business day before the meeting that they will participate remotely to allow the Board President to make arrangements to notify the general
public of the means by which it may contact the Board members prior to the meeting; and

•The Board President must take steps to ensure the general public is aware of the manner any Board member attending remotely voted on any and all matters brought before the Board for a vote, such as requiring roll call voting.

 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  The Board of Education moves to adopt the Proposed Resolution Regarding Electronic Board Meetings and Remote Participation.  Motion by/support by.
 
I.d. Students:  Student Bullying (Update 11.02 Policy)

The Board recognizes that bullying and cyberbullying significantly interfere with the learning process.   Through this policy, and consistent with MCL
380.1310b, the Board prohibits bullying "at school," as defined below, as well as off-campus conduct that is likely lead to a material or substantial disruption of the school learning environment for one or more students.

This policy is intended to protect all students from bullying, including cyberbullying, regardless of the subject matter or motivation for the behavior.  The Board, through this policy, also prohibits retaliation or false accusations against a target of bullying, as well as a witness or another person with reliable information about an act of bullying. The identity of an individual who reports an act of bullying shall remain confidential.   The Superintendent will promulgate administrative regulations to implement this policy.  In order that this policy be properly implemented, the Board directs that:
Implementation.
Responsible School Official. The Principal of each school building is primarily responsible for implementing this policy for the school to which he or she is assigned.

Publication.  The Superintendent shall revise the School District's Student Code of Conduct, consistent with this policy, to specifically prohibit bullying and cyberbullying, as defined below.  The Superintendent is directed to post this policy on the School District's website.

Reporting. The Superintendent shall report to the Board of Education, on an annual basis, all verified incidents of bullying, and the resulting consequences that were imposed.

Administrative Regulations.  The Superintendent shall promulgate such administrative regulations as he/she may deem necessary for the implementation of this policy.  The regulations shall include all of the following:

•A procedure for an individual to report an act of bullying;

•A procedure for the prompt investigation of a report of an act of bullying by the building principal or his/her designee;

•A procedure for providing notification to the parent or guardian of both the claimed victim of an act of bullying and the parent or guardian of the alleged perpetrator;

•A procedure to protect the confidentiality of a person making a report of bullying;

•A procedure for documenting any prohibited bullying incident that is reported; and

•A procedure for the Superintendent to report to the Board of Education, on an annual basis, all verified incidents of bullying, and the resulting consequences that were imposed.

Definitions. The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this policy:

"Bullying" means any written, verbal, or physical act, or any electronic communication, including, but not limited to, cyberbullying, that is intended or that a reasonable person would know is likely to harm one or more School District students, either directly or indirectly, by doing any of the following:

(i)      Substantially interfering with educational opportunities, benefits, or programs;

(ii)    Adversely affecting a student's ability to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities by placing a student in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing substantial emotional distress;

(iii)   Having an actual and substantial detrimental effect on a student's physical or mental health; or,

(iv)   Causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.

"At school" means in a classroom, anywhere else on school premises, on a school bus or other school-related vehicle, and at a school-sponsored activity or event, whether or not the activity or event is held on school premises.  "At school" includes the off-premises use of a telecommunications access device or telecommunications service provider if the device or service provider is owned by or under the control of the School District.

"Cyberbullying" means any electronic communication that is intended or that a reasonable person would know is likely to harm one or more pupils either directly or indirectly by doing any of the following:

(i)       Substantially interfering with educational opportunities, benefits, or programs;

(ii)       Adversely affecting a  student's  ability  to  participate  in  or  benefit  from educational programs or activities by placing a student in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing substantial emotional distress;

(iii)    Having an actual and substantial detrimental effect on a student's physical or mental health; or

(iv)     Causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.

Accountability.  Each student in the School District is accountable for his/her own behavior, based on age-appropriate expectations.  Respect for all students is part of a safe and healthy learning environment. Each student is expected to demonstrate respect through their interactions with the give-and-take of friendships, group cooperation, social interaction, compromise, and acceptance of differences among other students and staff.

Retaliation. Retaliation against a target of bullying, a witness, another person with reliable information about an act of bullying or any person who reports, is thought to have reported, files a complaint, or otherwise participates in an investigation or inquiry concerning allegations of bullying is prohibited and will not be tolerated.  Such retaliation shall be considered a serious violation of Board policy independent of whether a complaint is found to have been substantiated. Suspected reprisal or retaliation should be reported in the same manner as bullying.

Making intentionally false reports about bullying for the purpose of getting someone in trouble is similarly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Retaliation and intentionally false reports may result in disciplinary action.

The Superintendent is directed to implement this policy and is authorized and directed to promulgate such administrative regulations as may be deemed necessary.
 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved that the board approve Board Policy item 1d. as presented.  Motion by/support by.
 
757.20  MASB BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Description:  PER BOARD DIRECTION

RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved that the board approve the nomination for the MASB Board of Directors.   Motion by, support by.
 
758.20  IN PERSON RESOLUTION
 
Description:  RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Resolved that the board adopt this resolution urging the allowance of in-person meetings.
 
759.20  SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT/COMMENTS - Dignan
760.20  CITIZEN'S COMMENTS:  NON-AGENDA ITEMS (GENERAL)
761.20  REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS, BOARD OF EDUCATION
761.20  ADJOURNMENT
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