ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
August 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
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
I. CALL TO ORDER: 12:00PM Rick Dernberger
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Cal De Kuiper
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
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)
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.
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.