ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA & MINUTES

October 16, 2017

Zeeland West High School Cafeteria

3390 100th Avenue

6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:           Board of Education: Todd Brennan, April DeWitt, Rick Dernberger, Tom Den Herder, Ron Scott, Mark Snyder

                            Administrators: Cal De Kuiper, Lynn Van Kampen, Jon Voss

ABSENT:             Board of Education:  Linda Bush

GUESTS:             Al Dannenberg

 

I.                CALL TO ORDER:  6:01PM                                                               Ron Scott

A.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                  Cal De Kuiper

B.   RECOGNITION:

The Board of Education recognized Tom De Graaf  for his service as President MEMSPA, 2016-17 (Michigan Elementary & Middle School Principal’s Association).  

C.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS:                                           

 

 

II.                 SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS

 

 

III.              AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

 

 

IV.           CONSENT AGENDA

A.     Minutes of the September 18, 2017 regular board meeting were approved.

 

B.      Approved bills paid as of September 2017.  Checks #120206-120661

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:              $1,210,974.61

PAYROLL:                                    $3,575,446.68

TOTAL:                                   $4,786,421.29

 

C.      Overnight/Out-of-State Field Trips were approved.

 

 

Mark Snyder moved and Tom Den Herder supported the motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

VOTE: All Yes

 

 

V.             DISCUSSION

  1.  Student Count October 2017

Cal De Kuiper advised the board how the annual fall count is used in relation to funding, taking into account there are three different sets of numbers: total students; total FTE (full time equivalent);and the state’s budget blend of 90% current FTE + 10% previous spring FTE.  The budget blend number that State of Michigan uses for funding is the smallest number of the three.  The district budgeted an increase of 50 students from a year ago, the count is actually up 100.  The district remains 17% school of choice.   An important fact is the increase is heavily due to growth of the Zeeland area.  

  1. Budget Update 2017-18

Lynn VanKampen updated the board on the July 1 BOE approved 2017-18 budget.  This document was reviewed by the Finance Committee, and reflects current data on student count, actual staffing FTE, and Consumers Energy audited numbers.   This budget continues to reflect the better than balanced upward trend as we recover from the State of Michigan budget reset of 2011-12.

  1. Facilities Capacity

        ZPS capacity - all buildings, October 2017

Lynn Van Kampen reviewed the chart outlining the capacity of each ZPS building and when the building will reach capacity.  This document does not account for anticipated growth, which has been around 1.5% for the past few years, only the current students moving to the next grade level over time.    

 

 

VI.           ACTION

 

 

VII.          SUPERINTENDENT & REPORTS  

A.          OASBA Annual Fall Meeting – Reminder - Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Thompson M-TEC, 6364 136th Avenue, Holland (across from ISD) 6-8p.m.  Please RSVP to Mary Miilu no later than October 26, 2017.

B.          Enrollment Update

 

 

The regular meeting of October 16, 2017 adjourned at 6:57 P.M.