July 17, 2017

APPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOLLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION

The School District of the City of Holland

Ottawa County, Michigan

July 17, 2017

The regular business meeting of the Holland Board of Education was called to order by President

Gisinger, at 7:01 p.m., in the Board Training Room of the District Administration Office, 320 W. 24th

Street.

  1. ROLL CALL

     Board:   Trustees Colburn, DeJong, DeYoung, Falstad, Gisinger, Meyer, and Whiteman

     Administration:    Superintendent Davis; Directors Dobias, Thelen, Zuker, and Administrative Assistant Kooiker (recorder)

II.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

A.   APPROVAL OF AGENDAS

1.   Regular Business Meeting of July 17, 2017

2.   Consent Agenda for July 17, 2017

B.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

      1.   June 19, 2017, Budget Hearing

2.   June 19, 2017, Regular Business Meeting

3.   June 20, 2017, Special Meeting

Moved by Ms. DeYoung, supported by Mrs. Falstad, that the Board of Education approve the Consent Agenda for July 17, 2017.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IV.   INSTRUCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  A.  District Website - David Bast-District Web Manager Specialist provided an overview of the District’s new website that launched July 1, 2017.

 V.    BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS AND/OR RCOMMENDATION

A.  Executive, Finance, and Teaching for Learning Committees did not meet in July.

B. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – President Gisinger reported on the July 10, 2017, Committee of the Whole meeting.

Hollandpublicschools.org - David Bast-District Web Manager Specialist provided an overview of the District’s new website that launched July 1, 2017.

Policy for Second Reading: Director Zuker submitted the following policy for second reading and adoption.

Moved by Mrs. Falstad, supported by Mr. Meyer, that the Board of Education adopt the following replacement policy.  The motion was unanimously approved.  

  • Policy 5630.01 Student Seclusion and Restraint (Replacement)

 Board Meeting Agenda Construction: Committee members planned the agenda for the July Board Meeting.

            Field Trip Request: Director Zuker shared a field trip request for consideration.

Moved by Mr. Gisinger, supported by Mrs. Colburn, that the Board of Education approve the field trip request by Sarah Cox for the Holland High School Choir to travel to Carnegie Hall, in New York City, on May 16-20, 2018.  The motion was unanimously approved.

  Project Lead The Way Computer Lab Purchase: Director Thelen shared a proposal for the purchase of 30 portable computers to support the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program at Holland High School. Director Thelen has researched the system/software requirements as well as vendors and costs. The recommendation is to purchase from CDW-G in the amount of $34,470. The revenue source for this purchase is a planned expenditure from Sinking Funds. Additional information was requested prior to board approval on student access and use of these portable computers. Director Thelen will provide this prior to the next board meeting.

Moved by Mr. Meyer, supported by Mrs. Colburn that the Board of Education approve the purchase of 30 portable computers to support the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program at Holland High School, for a total of $34,470.00. The revenue source for this purchase is a planned expenditure from Sinking Funds.  The motion was unanimously approved. 

AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION

The committee entered into closed session as provided by the Open Meetings Act for the purpose of discussing Collective Bargaining.

Moved by Mrs. Colburn, supported by Ms. DeYoung, that the Board of Education convene in close session, pursuant to section 8(c) and 8(h) of the open meetings act, for the purpose of collective-bargaining strategy and negotiations.  The motion was unanimously approved

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION:  The committee returned to open session at 7:40 p.m.

Approval of the HMMAA Agreement: Director Zuker recommended the approval of a tentative agreement between the School District of the City of Holland and the Holland Middle Management Administrators Association.

Moved by Mr. Meyer, supported by Mrs. Colburn, that the Board of Education approve the agreement between the School District of the City of Holland and the Holland Middle Management Administrators Association as presented through June 30, 2018.  The motion was unanimously approved

 VI.   SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT AND/OR RECOMMENDATIONS

A. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Superintendent Open Office Hours: Superintendent Davis announced open office hours scheduled for Friday, August 25, 10:00 am.

B.   PERSONNEL REPORT AND/OR RECOMMENDATIONS -

Human Resources Director Zuke recommended the following personnel actions:

1. Resignations:

  • Andrew Campbell, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Holland High School, effective June 16, 2017.
  • Robert Coffey, English Language Arts Teacher, East School, effective July 1, 2017.
  • Aaron Goodyke, District Elementary Vocal Music Teacher, effective June 26, 2017.
  • Beth Ruiter, Special Education Teacher, West School, effective July 5, 2017.
  • Tara White, District Speech Pathologist, effective July 7, 2017.

Moved by Mrs. DeJong, supported by Mrs. Falstad, that the Board of Education approve, with regret, the resignation of:  Andrew Campbell, Robert Coffey, Aaron Goodyke, Beth Ruiter, and Tara White.  The motion was unanimoulsy approved.

2.  Hiring:

  • Rachel Fetterley, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Holland High School, effective August 21, 2017.
  • Heather Keesler, Art Teacher, East School, effective August 21, 2017.
  • Andrea Keller, At-Risk Counselor, Jefferson School, effective August 21, 2017.
  • Kristine Kerr, English Language Arts Teacher, East School, effective August 21, 2017.
  • Rakendra Simpson, English Language Arts Teacher, Holland Early College, effective August 21, 2017.

Moved by Mrs. Whiteman, supported by Mrs. DeJong, that the Board of Education hire:  Rachel Fetterley, Heather Keelser, Andrea Keller, Kristine Kerr, and Rakendra Simpson in accordance with the Holland Education Association and that they be afforded a probationary contract. The motion was unanimously approved.

VII.  PUBLIC COMMENTS: There were no additional comments made by the public.

VIII.  NEW BUSINESS:

 A.  AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION:  The committee entered into closed session at  7:26 p.m., as provided by the Open Meetings Act for the purpose of discussing Collective Bargaining.

Moved by Ms. DeYoung, supported by Mrs. DeJong, that the Board of Education convene in close session, pursuant to section 8(c) and 8(h) of the open meetings act, for the purpose of collective-bargaining strategy and negotiations.   

Roll call vote:

Ayes:  Trustees Meyer, Colburn, Falstad, DeYoung, Gisinger, DeJong, and Whiteman

Nays:  None

The motion was unanimously approved.

          RETURN TO OPEN SESSION: The board returned to open session at 8:01 p.m.

              B.  DISCUSSION OF JOINT SESSION WITH CITY COUNCIL:  Board members                        discussed the joint meeting with city council and collective ideas.

IX.     ADJOURNMENT: 

President Gisinger adjourned the meeting at 8:14 p.m.