ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

August 19, 2019, 8:00am

Creekside Computer Lab

 

 

PRESENT:           Board of Education: Todd Brennan, Linda Bush, Rick Dernberger, Tom DenHerder, April DeWitt, Ron Scott

                            Administrators:  

ABSENT:             Board of Education:  Mark Snyder (arrived 8:45AM for closed session)

GUESTS:             Rebecca Purnell

 

I.           CALL TO ORDER:   8:00AM                                                                Rick Dernberger            

A.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                           Cal De Kuiper

B.   RECOGNITION

Students from the high schools attended the meeting and discussed their recent trip to Spain with teacher, Rebecca Purnell.

C.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS:                                           

 

II.         SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS

         

III.       AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

                 

IV.           CONSENT AGENDA

A.          July 15, 2019, BOE Organizational Minutes and July 15, 2019, BOE Regular Minutes regular board meetings were approved.

 

B.      Approved bills paid as of July 2019.  Checks #129169-129371

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:              $1,367,146.52

PAYROLL:                                  $3,380,643.16

TOTAL:                                   $4,747,789.68

 

C.   New Staff Approved:

Tyler Bartolacci (Ferris)        ZWHS STEM        BA-7        1.0

Kevin Blohm (MSU/GVSU)        Lincoln Psych        MA+30-1        .50

Karen Brummans (GVSU)        New Gron SpEd        BA-18        1.0

Jeff Carlson         ZEHS English                1.0

Lisa Cunningham (CMU/GVSU)        Linc-Intervention        MA-8        .50

Sara DeVisser (Hope/GVSU)        Crk - Social Worker        MA+30-8        1.0

Elizabeth Estep (Hope/WMU/        Roos - ASD Teacher        MA+30-18        1.0

      Oakland Univ)

Kendra Gontjes (Calvin)        ZCS-Sh Time Music        BA-1        .56

Emily Green (Hope)        Roos-4th Grade        BA-4        1.0

Amanda Hanson (Cornerstone)        ZE - SpEd        MA-4        1.0

Diane Heyboer (Hope/GVSU)        Wdb/NG - Spanish        MA-7        .70

Rebecca Hull (Calvin)        Crk - ELA Temp        BA-1        1.0

Heather Keesler (GVSU/        Roo/ZQ/NG - Art        BA-8        .93

     Ferris/Kendall)

Molly Kwiatkowski (AQ/Hope)        ZEHS-Science/Span        MA-6        1.0

Emily Laatz (GVSU)        NG - 1st Gr Span Im        

Stacey Mathieu (GVSU)        Qui/NG - Psych        MA+30-2        1.0

Brian Michael (GVSU/Marygrove)Creekside - AP

Jenna Mills (GVSU)        Wdbg - Resource        

Rebecca Naal (Hope)        Cty - Social Worker        MA+30-1        1.0

Adam Pittman (Purdue)        NG - Kdgn        BA-5        1.0

Haley Potts (GVSU)        Creekside - SpEd        BA-4        1.0

Melanie Rappelli (Hope)        Creekside - Health        BA-2        .60

Samantha Reitsma (Calvin)        Roos - Speech Path        MA-5        1.0

Cristina Schreur (GVSU)        Lincoln - SI        MA-8        1.0

Jamie Schwartz        Wdb - 1st Grade        BA-4        .50

Rebekah Skinner (Hope/GVSU)        ZWHS - ELA Temp        BA-1        1.0

Travis Spaman (Hope/        ZW - Athl Director        

       Concordia)

Nathan Soules (CMU)        Borculo - Music        BA-1        .55

Anthony Troeger (IN Wesleyan)        Borculo - PE        BA-3        .40

Brooke VanderStelt (Hope)        ZEHS - Science        BA-3        1.0

Gerrit VanKlaveren (Calvin/        Qui/Roo/ZQ - PE        MA-3        1.0

       WMU)

Ally VanValkenburg (Hope)        Lincoln - 1st Gr SI        BA-1        1.0

Christa Veldkamp (Calvin/        Adams/ZQ-Speech        

    Univ of N Colorado)

Catherine Vila (Aquinas)        Cityside - SI        BA-5        1.0

Mark Vizithum (GVSU)        ZWHS - Indust Tech        BA-10        1.0

Elizabeth Young (SVS/GVSU)        Quincy - 4th Gr        BA-7        1.0                                

D.  Approved 2019-20 student handbooks and current curriculum .

E.  Endorsement of the Reproductive Health Advisory Board was approved.

                                                                                               

Tom DenHerder moved and Todd Brennan supported the motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

VOTE: All yes (6)

 

V.             DISCUSSION

        A.        Goal & Focus Area Update

Cal De Kuiper gave a brief review of the district Goal & Focus Areas, highlighting several hot topics.

 

VI.           ACTION: None

   

VII.        SUPERINTENDENT & REPORTS  

A.          First Day of School: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

B.        Construction & Busing - first day.  

VIII.        CLOSED SESSION

Tom DenHerder moved and Ron Scott supported the motion that the Board of Education of the Zeeland Public Schools convene in closed session for discussion to consider the purchase of real property per Section 8(d) of the Open Meetings Act.

VOTE: All Yes (6)

 

The regular meeting of August 19, 2019 adjourned at 8:34A.M. and went directly into closed session.