November 6, 2021

11.8.21 | Board of Education Study Session


Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:30 p.m. 



District Administration Building 

320 W. 24th Street 

Holland, Michigan 49423 

(616) 494-2005 



The meeting is being conducted in a hybrid format. You may join in-person or via Zoom. If you are attending in person you are encouraged to bring a wireless device and ear buds to connect via Zoom. Public comments can be made in person or via Zoom. Board members may be contacted via the District website. 

Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:30 p.m. 

Join Zoom Meeting: 

Meeting ID: 874 8403 6697 

Passcode: Ep74zi 

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Linda Falstad, Secretary to the Board 

Meetings are open to the public. 

Holland Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age height, weight, marital status, handicap, disability, or limited English proficiency in any of its programs of activities. Inquires regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: The Deputy Superintendent, Holland Public Schools, 320 W. 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423 (616) 494-2025. 

Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Holland are located in the principal office of the District at 320 W. 24th Street. 

  1. Agenda Review and Roll Call:
    President Meyer will welcome all participants and call the meeting to order. The process for participating during the public comment session will be completed by any interested party sending a chat to Superintendent Keelean via the chat room in the identified link above. The individual needs to submit first and last name, address, and topic for comment. Anyone from the public attending in person, provided space allows, must submit a written public comment card 30 minutes in advance of the meeting to the Board Secretary.
  2. Public Comments: 
    Public comments are limited to three minutes individually and thirty minutes total at the discretion of the presiding officer of the Board. Individuals interested in making a public comment are asked to type their full name, address, and topic into the chat feature to be recognized.
  3. Finance & Property:  Deputy Superintendent Sherwood will provide an update on the following:  (10 minutes) - GMB Contract - Jeff Hoag
  4. Deputy Superintendent Report: 
    Deputy Superintendent Sherwood will provide updates on the following: (10 minutes)
    COVID Update
    Semester changes (lunch in cafeteria, transportation, full day/calendar, etc)
    HS irrigation
  5. Vol. 36, No. 1 - Revisions - Second Reading:
    Superintendent Keelean will submit the following bylaws and policies for second reading (15 minutes)
    Bylaw 0100 - Definitions (Revised)
    Bylaw 0167.3 - Public Participation at Board Meetings (Revised)
    Policy 3120 - Employment of Professional Staff (Revised)
    Policy 6114 - Cost Principles - Spending Federal Funds (Revised)
    Policy 6152 - Student Fees, Fines, and Supplies
    Policy 7450 - Property Inventory (Revised)
    Policy 8310 - Public Records (Revised)
    Policy 8320 Personnel Files (Revised)
    Policy 8330 - Student Records (Revised)
  6. BoardDocs for Board Meetings:
    Superintendent Keelean will present the BoardDocs agreement for discussion.
  7. Board Meeting Agenda Construction: 
    Board Members will plan the agenda for the November 15, 2021 Board Meeting.
    Celebrations of fall sports and extracurricular activities for staff and students.
  8. Discussion to Alter School Year Calendar:
    Superintendent Keelean will discuss changing the school calendar for having November 22nd and 23rd off.
  9. Superintendent Update:
    Data Updates: Eidex
    Communication Plan
    Opportunity Thrive
    Achieve 3000 Literacy/ Smarty Ants
  10. Superintendent Evaluation - Facilitated by Jay Bennett, MASB 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  11. Other:
  12. Adjournment: