ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

April 15, 2019

Zeeland West High School Cafeteria

3390 100th Avenue

6:00 PM

 

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

                            Administrators:  Holly Boehle, Cal De Kuiper, Brandi-Lyn Mendham, Lynn VanKampen, Jon Voss

ABSENT:             Board of Education:  

GUESTS:             David and Nancy Houghtaling, Todd Kamstra, Mike & Megan Howey, Kevin Gruppen, Nancy Clyde, Jennifer Agar, Shawn Jacob, Mike Cochran

 

I.           CALL TO ORDER:      6:00PM                                                           Rick Dernberger

A.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                          Cal De Kuiper

 

B.   RECOGNITION:

                

C.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS:    Several parents of athletes addressed the board regarding the OK Conference vote and their concerns with moving to OK Black.  Other guests addressing the board included teachers in attendance to support their principal as their academic leader.  All were in agreement on doing whatever is possible to remain in the current conference and move forward from this unfortunate situation.                                       

 

II.         SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS

         

 

III.        AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

         

 

IV.           CONSENT AGENDA

A.   Minutes of the March 18, 2018 regular board meeting were approved.

 

B.   Approved bills paid as of March 2018.  Checks #127942-128296

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:              $1,150,920.54

PAYROLL:                                  $4,188,716.90

TOTAL:                                   $5,339,637.44

 

C.   Approved one-year leave of absences for Aaron Chew (NG) and Brandy Navetta (ZW).

Ron Scott  moved and Mark Snyder supported the motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

VOTE: All Yes

 

 

V.             DISCUSSION

A.   Superintendent Evaluation - President Rick Dernberger reviewed the results of the superintendent’s evaluation and requested approval to renew contract be moved to action.

B.    J-Wing Classroom  Lynn VanKampen discussed the furniture bid for the ZWHS J-Wing; with the winning bid going to Custer in the amount of $117,793.29; it is recommended for approval tonight.   The wing should be ready to open for the start of the new school year.

      

C.   Roofing Bid Recommendations - Lynn VanKampen reviewed the bids for the Administration building and New Groningen Elementary, recommending they are moved to action for approval.  Administration entire roof, the low bid of $40,797.00 is awarded to Rasmussen Exteriors.  New Groningen partial balance of replacement roof; low bid was $184,032 awarded o Holland Ready Roof. 

 

 

VI.           ACTION

A.   SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION APPROVAL

Tom DenHerder moved and Ron Scott supported the motion to approve the superintendent’s evaluation and three-year contract.   The contract period is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 and the level reported to the State of Michigan will be Highly Effective.  

 

        ROLL CALL:  Brennan, Bush, Dernberger, DenHerder, DeWitt, Scott, Snyder

B.        J-WING FURNITURE BID APPROVAL        

Ron Scott  moved and Tom DenHerder supported the motion to award the ZWHS furniture bid to Custer, with the low bid of $117,793.29 per discussion item B.

VOTE: All Yes

C.        NEW GRONINGEN ROOFING BID APPROVAL        

Mark Snyder moved and Tom DenHerder supported the motion to award the New Groningen roofing bid to Holland Ready Roofing, with the low bid of $184,032 per discussion item C.

VOTE: All Yes

D.        ADMINISTRATION OFFICE ROOFING BID APPROVAL        

Tom DenHerder moved and Todd Brennan supported the motion to award the Administration roofing bid to Rasmussen Exteriors, with the low bid of $40,947 per discussion item C.

VOTE: All Yes

VII.          SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS

  1. Cal De Kuiper advised the district should prepare for two make-up days,  Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11.  Specifically, the changes to the calendar if needed:  

Arrangements for subs will be made for those that have pre-existing plans and can not make up those dates.

 

The regular meeting of April 15, 2019 adjourned at 7:27P.M.