BOARD OF EDUCATION CARROLLTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS CARROLLTON, MICHIGAN Regular Meeting 6:30 p.m. November 18, 2013
Carrollton Middle School 3211 Carla Drive Carrollton, Michigan
Board Minutes Meeting Called to Order: Presiding:
6:30 p.m. Mr. Greg Morley
In Attendance: Morley, Fischer, Lapine, Feriend, McDonald, and Schwerin Absent: Abney Administrators Present: Tim Wilson, Janet Swanson, Cheryl Taylor, Ken Hyde, Nate Wotta, Nancy Paris, and Lindsay Bryce. Authorized Recorder: Janet Swanson Others In Attendance: Sarah Coates, Allison Cicinelli, Kate Dupuis, Pamela Fischer, Cathy Short, Christy Parent, Amy Schwanbeck, Jennifer Luth, Christine Schwerin, Melanie McDonald, Chris Bowen, Lori Feriend, Amy Wilkins, Melissa McCommon, Stella Blair, Molly Krier and Curtis Johnson. Pledge of Allegiance was recited. I. Recognition A. Stephen Schwerin and Ann Salva for donation of computer labs. B. Cross Country Team for making state finals this year. II. Old Business A. Military Wall â€“ A spot has been selected: pictures and information are being solicited. III. New Business A. Schwerin checking up on fixing baseball fields; was approved last week by township rec committee. Tim is seeking an official start date for the work. IV. Scorecard Report Presentation A. Presentation by Alison Cicinelli and Sarah Coates. Biggest concern was that 95% of all students were not tested last year. So far, 100% of kids have been tested this year.
V. Budget Revision Presentation A. Presentation by Janet Swanson. The budget deficit projection is $258,000 for this fiscal year. VI. Reports from Building Principals and Directors A. Written reports were supplied by each principal and director. B. Update from Ken on roof - 4x6 cover over vent ripped off roof and made gouaches in roof; created leak in elementary room; had Beyer roofing here today; repaired areas. Allowing ceiling to dry; should be back in classroom in a day or two. VII. Superintendent’s Items a) Secretaries’ Contract Notification that the wage needs to be settled for this year. b) Christy Zink resignation Have candidate ready to make an offer to. c) Letter from union Union shared a letter expressing concern with the district not being willing to withhold union dues; Tim pointed out contract language that supports district position. Tim also noted this was a difficult situation for both he and the union but he felt they worked together and came to a reasonable solution. d) Student Labs All up and running except for the High School but that will begin soon; Elementary and middle school teachers are extremely pleased with the upgrade. e) Teacher computer stations Tech team looked at what would solve classroom issues; best solution is a computer (desktop); more powerful. McDonald - group did good job accessing needs, was important to get purchases on rotation; put on 3 year rotation; after which put into labs. $1900 per month will obtain 98 computers; replaces all teacher work stations; under warranty for all 3 years. Can be up and running by end of calendar year. MOVED: By Morley supported by McDonald: Recommendation to approve the tech committee to lease teacher worker stations for a 36 month lease for 98 computers at a cost of $1856 a month. Ayes: Lapine, Schwerin, Feriend, Morley, Fischer, and McDonald Nays: None MOTION CARRIED
VIII. Consent Agenda Page 2
Approval of the Minutes of October: 1. Regular Board Meeting, October 22, 2013 Approved: Recommendation to approve participation in the School of Choice Program for second semester beginning November 25, 2013, based on available space. Approval of October Treasurerâ€™s Statements 1. General Operations (MILAF) 2. QZAB #1 set-aside 3. QZAB #2 set-aside 4. Dental Account 5. Debt Retirement Accounts 6. Day Care P & L 7. Check Register 8. Activities Accounts 9. Purchase Card Summary
Approved: General Operations bills including payroll, payroll liabilities, and hot lunch bills in the amount of $1,593,966.00 Approved: Recommendation to approve the Budget Amendment as presented on November 18, 2013, by Janet Swanson, with support from the Superintendent. Approved: Recommendation to approve payment to Delta College for Omni's dual enrollment program for the first semester in the amount of $36,922. Approved: Recommendation to approve payment to Delta College in the amount of $17,000 for the fall semester Technical Career Exploration Program. Approved: Recommendation to approve a request for leave from Karen Kania from her position as Secretary in the Nutritional Service Program beginning October 24, 2013 until the end of December. Approved: Recommendation to approve the hiring of Jason Holder as a Paraprofessional in the elementary, effective November 8, 2013. Hiring pending Criminal Background check and PA 189. As recommended by Marc Jaremba with support from the Superintendent. Approved: Recommendation to approve the hiring of Erika Squanda as a Paraprofessional in the elementary, effective November 4, 2013. Hiring pending Criminal Background check and PA 189. As recommended by Marc Jaremba with support from the Superintendent.
Approved: Recommendation to approve the hiring of Angela Latocki as a Paraprofessional in the elementary, effective November 18, 2013. Hiring pending Criminal Background check and PA 189. As recommended by Marc Jaremba with support from the Superintendent Approved: Recommendation to ratify a letter of resignation from Victoria Behe from her position as Teacher in the OMNI Program, effective November 12, 2013. Approved: Recommendation to ratify a letter of resignation from Christy Zink form her position as Teacher in the Middle School, effective November 26, 2013.
MOVED: By McDonald supported by Fischer: To accept the Consent Agenda. Ayes: Lapine, Schwerin, Feriend, Morley, Fischer, and McDonald Nays: None MOTION CARRIED
IX. Board Liaison Reports: a. Omni School Improvement Committee- Troy Lapine (D), Loren Fischer (A) b. District-Wide School and Community Advisory Council – Loren Fischer (D), Anthony McDonald (A) c. SCASB Legislative and Governmental Liaisons - Saginaw County Association of School Board Representatives- Saginaw Intermediate School District General Fund Operational Budget - Troy Lapine (D), Greg Morley (A) d. Carrollton Athletic Association – Phil Abney (D) , Loren Fisher (A) e. Music Boosters –Greg Morley (D), Anthony McDonald (A) f. Carrollton Educational Foundation Committee –Phil Abney (D), Bill Feriend (A) g. Carrollton Township Recreation Committee – Anthony McDonald (D), Bill Feriend (A) h. District Wide Technology Committee – Stephen Schwerin (D) Greg Morley (A) No reports made. X. Public Comment:
Dupuis – Speaking for Christy Zink that she was specifically drafted for her new position due to experience and knowledge gained from Carrollton. Parent – Why denied vacation time when requesting it five months in advance. Short – Upset for same reason as Christy; requesting board to allow them to go.
XI. Board Member Comments/Issues: 1. Lapine – Legislative meeting report. Page 4
2. Schwerin – Thanks to Ken for repair on roof today; thanks to Janet for presentation; thanks to Tim for recognition. 3. Feriend – Thanks to Alison and Sarah for report; thanks to tech committee for work on teacher stations; thanks to Janet on presentation. 4. McDonald – Great meeting, appreciates attendance; good presentation by Alison and Sarah, setting a good tone; holding budget shortfall at “only” $250,000 is a good thing; thanks to all for that; also thanks to Ken. 5. Fischer – Thanks to Alison and Sarah for good presentation; likes work Tim did on sending alternative grades back to locals; good job to Janet; happy about teacher computers. 6. Morley – Excited about new teacher computer stations; appreciates all reports; excellent meeting. XII. Meeting Adjourned at 8:39 p.m.
MOVED: By Feriend supported by Lapine: To adjourn. Ayes: Lapine, Fischer, Schwerin, Morley, Feriend, and McDonald. Nays: None Motion Carried
Respectfully submitted by:
Troy Lapine, Board Secretary As recorded by: Janet Swanson