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Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting and Work Session Monday, January 11, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Marshall Middle School Media Center - LRC Marshall Public Schools is a partnership of school employees, parents, community members and students working together to develop life-long learners who have the knowledge, skills, abilities and habits necessary to succeed in the larger world. This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated in agenda item Public Comments.
OPENING OF THE MEETING A. Board of Education President, Richard Lindsey Jr., will call the combined annual organizational meeting/work session of the Board of Education to order. B. Secretary to the Board of Education, Kimberly VanWormer, will call the roll. Richard Lindsey Jr., President Chris McComb, Trustee Bill DeSmet, Vice-President Lisa Middleton, Trustee Annette Campau, Secretary George Seifert, Trustee Vic Potter, Treasurer C. Moment of Silence D. Pledge of Allegiance
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA Moved by ______, supported by ______ that the agenda be approved. Roll Call Vote:
MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE MAY ADDRESS THE BOARD ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS – ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR JANUARY 2016 – DECEMBER 2016 BACKGROUND President Lindsey assembled a Nominating Committee of the Marshall Board of Education at the December 22, 2015 Special Session. The committee included Vic Potter, Chris McComb, and Lisa Middleton; Vic Potter served as Chair. The committee developed the following recommendations for board officer assignments for January 2016-December 2016 are as follows: President – Richard Lindsey Jr.; Vice President – Bill DeSmet; Secretary – Annette Campau; Treasurer – Vic Potter. RECOMMENDATION It is the recommendation of the Board President that officers of the Marshall Board of Education be elected as presented. Moved by ______, supported by ______ that the Marshall Board of Education approve the election of officers for the January 2016 – December 2016 school year as recommended by the Board President. Roll Call Vote:
ELECTED PRESIDENT ASSUMES CHAIR
BOARD TOPICS A. CASBMA 2016 Award Nominations B. Economically Disadvantage and Achievement Gap Analysis C. Detailed 22g Grant Request Page 1 of 3 Marshall Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, January 11, 2016
CONSENT AGENDA – PERSONNEL A. Contracted Services – Linda Bennink, interim administrative services for the curriculum office BACKGROUND A. Contract services with Linda Bennink to provide interim administrative services for the curriculum office for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year; the contract amount is to not exceed $41,000. RECOMMENDATION It is the recommendation of the Superintendent that the Consent Agenda be approved as presented. Moved by_____, supported by_____ that the Consent Agenda be approved. Roll Call Vote:
ACTION ITEMS – ANNUAL ORGANIZATION ♦ FEBRUARY 2016 – JANUARY 2017 A. Set work and business sessions for the Marshall Board of Education for February 2016 – January 2017 B. Designate as banks of depositories: Institution Bank of America Baybank of Gladstone CASE Credit Union Chelsea State Bank Chemical Bank Citizens Bank Clarkston State Bank Community State Bank County National Bank Davison State Bank Eaton Federal Savings Bank First Community Federal Credit Union First Community Bank
Institution First National Bank of Howell Flagstar Bank Hastings City Bank Homestead Savings Bank Independent Bank Isabella Kalsee Credit Union Kellogg Comm Fed Credit Union Keystone Community Bank Marshall Community Credit Union mBank Mercantile Bank of Michigan Monarch Community Bank
Institution Monroe Bank & Trust Northern MI Bank & Trust Omni Comm Credit Union Paramount Bank Post Comm Credit Union PrivateBank Select Bank Southern MI Bank & Trust SSB Bank Traverse City State Bank United Bank & Trust United Educational Credit Union Urban Partnership Bank (formerly Shore Bank)
C. Designate as brokers Chemical Bank, Comerica Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Monarch Community Bank, MBIA Municipal Investors Service Corporation, PFM Asset Management, LLC, PNC, Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, and Marshall Community Credit Union. D. Designate as law firms Thrun Law Firm, P.C. and Schroeder, DeGraw, Kendall, Mayhall, DeGraw & Dickerson, PLC. E. Appoint ______________ as delegate and __________ as alternate delegate to the Calhoun Area School Board Members Association Board of Directors to represent Marshall Public Schools. F. Designate the Electronic Transfer Officer (ETO) in accordance with Board Policy 6144. BACKGROUND A. The Marshall Board of Education has established a routine for the regular sessions of the Board each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Middle School Community Room. The first meeting of the month is a work session followed by a business session at the second meeting. The Superintendent or designee posts special meeting notices. A proposed meeting schedule would continue the current arrangement with the Board meeting the second and fourth Mondays of the month with July, September, and December sessions being combined. B. Bank of America, Monarch Community Bank, Chemical Bank, Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, and Marshall Community Credit Union have been established as banks of depositories by the Marshall Board of Education in the past. All other listed institutions were approved by the Board for investing 2010 Bond proceeds. Continuance of this practice would provide consistency in depositories for the 2016 calendar year. C. Chemical Bank, Comerica Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Monarch Community Bank, MBIA Municipal Investors Service Corporation, PFM Asset Management LLC, National City, Bank of America (formerly LaSalle Bank N.A.) Citizens Bank Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, and Marshall Community Credit Union have been the established brokers for Marshall Public Schools. Their reputation and work is highly respected and returns have been as expected with these brokers therefore they are being recommended for the 2016 calendar year. Page 2 of 3 Marshall Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, January 11, 2016
D. Thrun Law Firm, P.C., expert attorneys in education issues, and the firm of Schroeder, DeGraw, Kendall, Mayhall, DeGraw & Dickerson, PLC, locally represented, have been the district’s designated law firms for several years. Continuance of this practice would provide consistency in legal representation for the 2016 calendar year. E. The Constitution of the Calhoun Area School Board Members Association (CASBMA) states under Article V, Section 4 that “each board of the Association shall appoint annually one of its members to the CASBMA Board of Directors and an alternate to serve in the absence of the member.” This year the names of _____________ and ______________ are being recommended as delegate and alternate, respectively for the 2016 calendar year. F. In accordance with board policy the Board shall, at the organizational meeting, designate the Electronic Transfer Officer (ETO) in accordance with Policy 6144. The Board designates Becky Jones as the district’s ETO to complete such transactions on behalf of the Board. RECOMMENDATION It is the recommendation of the Superintendent that ACTION ITEMS – ANNUAL ORGANIZATION be approved as presented. Moved ______, supported ______ that ACTION ITEMS – ANNUAL ORGANIZATION be approved. Roll Call Vote: IX.
ACTION ITEM – OTHER A. Approve Resolution to Annex Albion Public Schools (APS) BACKGROUND A. In response to Albion Public Schools’ Board of Education’s approval on December 1, 2015 to seek annexation with Marshall Public Schools the Board will now consider approving a resolution to annex APS. RECOMMENDATION It is the recommendation of the Superintendent that ACTION ITEM – OTHER be approved as presented. Moved ______, supported ______ that ACTION ITEM – OTHER be approved. Roll Call Vote:
PUBLIC COMMENTS Individuals who wish to address the Board of Education are requested to complete a Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings form and provide it to the recording secretary for the Board of Education prior to taking the floor. Each person will be allowed up to three minutes to address the Board.
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS FOR WHICH NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING
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