ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

August 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Administration Office

 

 

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

                            Administrators:  Cal De Kuiper, Lynn VanKampen, Jon Voss

ABSENT:             Board of Education:  Todd Brennan, Ron Scott

GUESTS:             

 

I.           CALL TO ORDER:         12:00PM                                                     Rick Dernberger            

A.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                           Cal De Kuiper

B.   RECOGNITION

C.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS:                                           

 

 

II.         SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS

A.          Elementary Class Sizes - Good in all grades; no trouble spots.  The distirct has the highest kindergarten enrollment ever for the 2018-19 school year.

 

 

III.       AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

         

 

IV.           CONSENT AGENDA

A.          Minutes of the July 16, 2018 organization and regular board meetings were approved.

 

B.      Approved bills paid as of July 2018.  Checks #125495-125746

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:              $1,315,319.45

PAYROLL:                                  $2,687,320.82

TOTAL:                                   $4,002,640.27

 

C.    New Staff Approved:

Frances Apreza (Hope)        Linc-4th Gr SI                        BA-1                1.0

Kristin Baron (Hope)        ZCS Shared Time                TBD                TBD

Pujan Bhattarai (MSU)        ZEHS Band                        BA-1                1.0

Amanda Bohle (NMU)        Lincoln-Reading                MA-3                .50

Elizabeth Burke (GVSU)        Social Worker-ZQ,ECC,ZCS        MA+30        .50

Victoria Damico (UCLA)        Roo-SpEd ASD                MA-8                1.0

Andrea Dekker (GVSU)        Roo-SpEd                        MA-5                .50

Megan Esson (CMU)        Speech Path - District        MA-1                1.0

Jaymes Gontjes (Calvin)        Cityside-Social Studies        BA-1                1.0

Dalena Hanegraaf (GVSU)        New Groningen-Reading        BA-1                .50

Douglas Hearit (GVSU)        Quincy-3rd Grade                BA-2                1.0

Lucas Keur (CMU)        Crk/ZEHS-Band                BA-1                .80

Kelsey King (Hope)        ZWHS-Social Studies                BA-1                1.0

Jared McNally (CMU/Delta)        ZE Academic Specialist        BA-2                1.0

Lorna Nelson (U of Phoenix)        ZQ-Spanish                        MA-5                1.0

Morgan North (GVSU)        Quincy-SpEd                        BA-1                1.0

Carly Petroelje (UofM)        ZWHS-Social Worker                MA+30        1.0

Tessa Potgeter (GVSU)        ZEHS-ELA                        BA-5                1.0

Corry Remy (Calvin)        ZEHS-ELA                        BA-2                1.0

Taryn Roels (Hope/GVSU)        Cityside-Choir                BA-1                1.0

Krista Schopmeyer (MSU)        ZQuest-Reading                MA-2                .50

Stephanie Smith (GVSU)        Adams - Kindergarten        BA-1                1.0

Mary Spoelhof (WMU)        Creekside-Computers        MA-2                .80

Kathleen Spoelman (GVSU)        Psychologist-District                MA+30        1.0

Traci Strickfaden (GVSU)        New Groningen - SI                MA-12                1.0

Kristin VerBeek (Calvin/GVSU)        Quincy/NG-Spanish                MA-6                1.0

Catherine Voigt (Hope/GVSU)        Cityside-ELA                        MA-4                1.0

 

D.  Approved Student Handbooks for 2018-19

                                                                                               

Tom DenHerder moved and Mark Snyder supported the motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

VOTE: All Yes (5)

 

V.             DISCUSSION

A..    Policy Update - Special Release Approval   - Cal De Kuiper reviewed the policies that were discussed at the July meeting and moved to action item.

B.   Goal & Focus Area Update - Cal De Kuiper gave a brief overview of the current goals and focus areas.

 

VI.           ACTION:

A.      Tom DenHerder moved and April DeWitt supported the motion to approve Special Release Social Media Policy Updates, as discussed at the July 16, 2018 board meeting.

 

VOTE: All Yes (5)

 

 

VII.          SUPERINTENDENT & REPORTS  

A.          First Day of School: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

 

 

 The regular meeting of August 20, 2018 adjourned at 12:29 P.M.