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

GUESTS:             

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER:        12:00PM                                                                  Tom DenHerder            

A.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                              Cal De Kuiper

B.   RECOGNITION

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

  1. Elementary Class Sizes - Cal De Kuiper updated the board on our increased enrollment.
  2. Hiring Process - Jon Voss updated the board on the hiring process in preparation for the start of this school year.  

 

 

III.            AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

        NONE

 

 

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

PAYROLL:                                  $2,664,806.84

TOTAL:                                   $4,148,538.03

 

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

 

 

V.             DISCUSSION

 

 

VI.           ACTION:

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.