ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
November 18, 2019
Zeeland West High School Cafeteria
3390 100th Avenue
PRESENT: Board of Education: Linda Bush, Rick Dernberger, Tom DenHerder, April DeWitt, Ron Scott, Mark Snyder
Administrators: Cal De Kuiper, Lynn VanKampen, Jon Voss
ABSENT: Board of Education: Todd Brennan
GUESTS: Todd Kamstra, Christy Buck-BeNice
I. CALL TO ORDER: 6:00PM Rick Dernberger
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Cal De Kuiper
B. Moment of Silence: Keaton Kroll Rick Dernberger
The Board honored Christy Buck, Executive Director of the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan. Christy also thanked Todd Kamstra for his commitment to the BeNice program since its implementation.
D. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS:
II. SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS
III. Agenda Modifications
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
B. Approval of bills paid as of October 2019. Checks #129892-1300339
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: $1,195,398.22
Tom DenHerder moved and Ron Scott supported the motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.
VOTE: All Yes
A. 2018-19 Audit – Lynn VanKampen, Cal DeKuiper
Keikover, Scholma and Shumaker
ZPS received a clean opinion with no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies, meaning all is according to the highest professional standards. There are no internal control recommendations - auditors note that Lynn VanKampen and her team are always in communication with Auditors year round looking for the very best practices so this was not unexpected. With the better than balanced budget for 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, forecasting a balanced budget for 2019-20, and combined with increasing enrollment, the district is on a four-year positive balance run.
B. Growth Data / Building Capacity Chart Lynn VanKampen, Jon Voss
This capacity chart shows our overcrowding timelines and is important as we design the future. Jon Voss is the architect of using Lynn’s numbers to match appropriate class sizes, staffing, and building usage.
C. Survey Results Cal DeKuiper
The district hired EPIC-MRA (of Lansing, MI) to conduct a ZPS community survey to provide parameters, expectations, and guidance as we plan ahead. Cal De Kuiper shared key results, especially as they apply to growth, construction, programming, and planning the future of ZPS.
D. Recommendation for Work Session Cal DeKuiper
A Board of Education Work Session has been scheduled for December 9 in the Creekside Quack Shack from 5-7PM. The purpose will be for the administrative team to make a recommendation to the Board of Education, using data and survey results, for the next round of construction needed to be a best fit of current and future district design.
A. APPROVAL OF THE 2018-19 AUDIT
Ron Scott moved and Mark Snyder supported the motion to accept the audit of the 2018-19 school year as prepared by Kiekover, Scholma, and Shumaker, PC.
ROLL CALL: YEA: Bush, Dernberger, DenHerder, DeWitt, Scott, Snyder
VII. SUPERINTENDENT & REPORTS
The regular board meeting adjourned at 6:55 P.M.