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March 15, 2021 Regular Minutes
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ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

March 15, 2021

Administration Office

183 W Roosevelt

6:00 PM

Board of Education In-Person

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/96891807168

 

PRESENT:           Board of Education:  

                            Administrators:

ABSENT:             Board of Education:

GUESTS:             

 

I.    CALL TO ORDER:  6:00PM                                Tom Den Herder

        A.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                Cal De Kuiper

        B.   RECOGNITION:

        C.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS:    

II.   SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS

III.  AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

IV.  CONSENT AGENDA

A.          Minutes of the February 15, 2021 regular board meeting will be approved.

B.          Approval of bills paid as of February 2021.  Checks  133695-133895

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:              $2,503,818.25

PAYROLL:                                      4,590,264.53

TOTAL:                                           $7,094,082.78

Mark Snyder moved and Linda Bush supported the motion to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.

         

VOTE:   6-0

 

V.   DISCUSSION

A.   Quincy Street Property, Farm Bids                                      Lynn VanKampen

       Bid Summary                   

Discussed in Finance Committee, March 2.  The committee and I recommend the high bid is awarded: New Heights Farms.   52 acres @ $276 which is $14,352.   Thank you to Lynn VanKampen for expertise and leadership in this process.  Thank you to Mary Miilu, from the board, for making this happen so quickly,

B.   2021 Bond Proposal Information                                        Cal DeKuiper

       

C.  ECOL                                                  Dr. Brandi Mendham & Holly Boehle

After discussion, clarification, and it is certainly appropriate to adjust when needed, we are required to re-approve this Extended Continuation of Learning Plan every month during a meeting that has a public comment opportunity. Here is the Reconfirmation document to review our most current data & plan for delivery of instruction.   No adjustments were needed after discussion.

D.          SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UPDATE                                         Tom Den Herder

      Tom DenHerder discussed the following:

Preliminary Planning Process

Internal Application Process:

Board Finalizes Interview Schedule and Questions

VI.   ACTION:  

A.         Farm Bid Approval

April DeWitt  moved and Mark Snyder supported the motion to approve the bid to lease the Quincy street property for farming purposes for 2021 and 2022 farming seasons.

VOTE:          6 - 0

B.        ECOL / RECONFIRMATION APPROVAL

 Linda Bush moved and Chad Creevey supported the motion to approve the ECOL      Reconfirmation document for the next 30 days.

VOTE:  6-0

 

VII.   SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS  

  1.  OASBA General Meeting Reminder  
  2. Thank you to Representative Slagh, Lilly, and Meerman for a Zoom meeting with area superintendents to discuss education in pandemic situations.
  3. In the state-wide push for in-person learning, ZPS high school students were remote for 27 total day this year, middle and elementary schools less.  Most were due to state-wide mandate and a few were due to lack of healthy staff.  West Michigan schools have been in school five days a week.

The regular meeting of March 15, 2021 adjourned at 6:11PM.