Board of Education Recap

By Janet Buccirosso

Since January is Board Appreciation Month, the board was presented with certificates and a gift. In addition, it was noted that the 2017 Board members will remain for 2018.
Rachel Palmer, the District Nurse was honored as the Staff Member of the month. With her family present, she was presented with a $50 gift card from MEEMIC/Leski Insurance Agency.
Ms. Dawn Quakenbush, Finance Manager for the Dundee Schools for the last 14.5 years was recognized and thanked for her dedication and service as she retires on January 31st.
The High School students that attended the Close-Up trip to Washington, D.C. along with their Social Studies teachers, Ms. Sontag-Cheema and Mr. Walters, gave a presentation to the board regarding their trip.
Results of the Energy Audit performed on Dundee Schools was presented by Energy Systems Group representatives Gary Orr and Craig Griffin. There are multiple recommendations which the Board will contemplate with input from the Bond Architect and Construction Management company to see how best to pursue these projects.
The following NEOLA policies were adopted by our Board of Education:
1421-Criminal History Record Check – Administration – revision
1439-Administrator Discipline – Administration revision
2410-Prohibition of Referral or Assistance – new policy
2414-Reproductive Health and Family Planning – revision
3121-Sex Education – new policy
3139-Criminal History Record Check – Professional Staff – revision
4121- Criminal History Records Check – Support Staff – revision
4139-Staff Discipline – revision
5630.01-Student Seclusion and Restraint – revision
8142-Criminal History Record Check – Operations – revision
8321-Criminal Justice Information Security – revision
The following policy was heard for its’ First Reading:
7510-Facility Rental Usage Policy-new policy
Ms. Sharon Ramirez was approved by the Board as Chief Financial Officer, starting her new position on February 5th.
Work on the District Strategic Plan continues to proceed and there are no changes to goals. Both the Communications sub-committee and the Facilities sub-committee are planning field trips to learn how best to facilitate their projects.
The Board approved several appointments and designations for the upcoming year including Board member committee assignments, debit card use, delegates to the 2018 Michigan Association of School Board Delegate Assembly, posting of notices, newspaper of record, depositories of school funds, legal counsel and school board liaison for the MCISD.
The Board proceeded to a closed session regarding DEA negotiations and DESPA bargaining unit.

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