ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
August 21, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Zeeland West High School Cafeteria
PRESENT: Board of Education: Linda Bush, Todd Brennan, April DeWitt, Tom DenHerder, Mark Snyder
Administrators: Cal De Kuiper, Jon Voss
ABSENT: Board of Education: Rick Dernberger, Ron Scott
I. CALL TO ORDER: 12:00PM Tom DenHerder
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Cal De Kuiper
Tamara Draper, Creekside Art Teacher, was honored in recognition of her recent selection as Michigan Middle Level Art Educator of the Year. She will be receiving her award and recognition at the Michigan Art Educators Association Fall Conference in Detroit, MI.
C. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS:
II. SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS
III. AGENDA MODIFICATIONS
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes of the July 10, 2017 organization and regular board meetings were approved.
B. Approved bills paid as of July 2017. Checks #119600-119843
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: $1,483,731.19
C. New Staff Approvals:
Courtney Albrecht (Hope/GVSU) Quincy – 1st Gr Temp MA-1 1.0
Lauren Bitzer (CMU) ZEHS - English BA-1 1.0
Kelsey Brinklow (Alma College) ZEHS - Social Studies BA-1 1.0
KaSandra Dornbush (GVSU) Cityside - SpEd BA-2 1.0
Nesa Elenbaas (CMU) Woodbridge Intervention BA-1 .50
Christal Garcia (WMU/GVSU) Roosevelt – Music MA-1 .47
Anne Henry (Hope) Creekside - English BA-3 .80
Heather Highley (Univ Wis/GV) Roos – 4th Grade BA-6 1.0
Norah Karnazes (Hope) New Gron – Y5’s BA-1 1.0
Amelia Kerton (Hillsdale) ZEHS-English BA-1 1.0
Lisa Koeman (GVSU) Roosevelt – 5th Grade MA-4 1.0
Stacey Langdon (Ball St/MSU) New Gron – 3rd Grade BA-5 1.0
Allison Meiste (GVSU) ZEHS - Math BA-1 1.0
Ellaina Rietman (GVSU) New Gron – 1st Grade BA-1 1.0
Jessica Steel (Calvin) ZEHS-Special Education BA-1 1.0
Bethany VanZeelt (Calvin) District-Speech Path. MA-1 1.0
Kristen VandeGuchte (Hope) Quincy-Intervention MA-4 .50
Samantha Voet (GVSU) ZEHS-Social Studies BA-1 1.0
Scott Westhouse (WMU) Quincy-Phys Ed BA-2 .97
D. Annual approval of Student Handbooks for 2017-18
Mark Snyder moved and Todd Brennan supported the motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.
VOTE: All Yes
Linda Bush moved and Mark Snyder supported the motion to approve Policy 5630.01 Student Seclusion and Restraint, as discussed at the July 10, 2017 board meeting.
VOTE: All Yes
VII. SUPERINTENDENT & REPORTS
A. Important upcoming dates:
The regular meeting of August 21, 2017 adjourned at 12:21 P.M.