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MINUTES                         BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT               MAY 14, 2018

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on May 14th.  This meeting was advertised in the May 9th edition of the Battle Creek Enterprise.   President Jeremy Pochop called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.   Members present were Adam McCracken, Toby Thompson, Brent Bode, and Paul Hrabanek.   Lori Mink was absent. Also present were Superintendent Jay Bellar, Principal Kyle Finke, and Jake Luhr.  The open meeting law was discussed and posted, and will be followed at every Board meeting. To start the Board meeting, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Toby Thompson made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the May general fund bills that totaled $151,267.95.  Brent Bode seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.

Adam McCracken made a motion to approve the option request of Kayne Nelson, kindergartner, for the 2018-19 school year pending if Kayne meets the criteria set forth by the Board for option enrollment.  Paul Hrabanek seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.

Mr. Bellar presented to the Board a survey of the substitute teacher pay from area schools.

Toby Thompson made a motion to increase our substitute teacher pay from $110 to $120 for the 2018-19 school year.   Adam McCracken seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with four ayes and one nay.

Mr. Bellar presented to the Board a survey of the hot lunch prices from area schools. Discussion was held regarding the survey and our hot lunch prices.  Paul Hrabanek made a motion to increase hot lunch prices $ .05 for grades PK – 12th and adults.  The new prices will be PK-6th grades will be $2.40, 7-12th grades will be $2.65, and adults will be $3.40.  The breakfast prices will remain the same. Brent Bode seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.

Paul Hrabanek made a motion to accept the resignation of Lori Bellar, guidance counselor and teacher, effective at the end of this school year with regrets and appreciation for her years of service to Battle Creek Public Schools.  Toby Thompson seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.

Adam McCracken made a motion to approve the new teacher contract of Matt Rudloff, elementary guidance and PE teacher, for the 2018-19 school year.  Paul Hrabanek seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.

Mr. Bellar advised the Board that he and Jake had met with two representatives of EMC Insurance Company and Tammy Bierman regarding the insurance rates and premium for the school.  

Mr. Bellar visited with the Board regarding the new sign from Love Signs which has been ordered.  Mr. Bellar has been in contact with Zach’s Lawn Service and Green Thumb Landscaping to put a bid in for landscaping around the area where the sign will be.

Discussion was held regarding the school parking lot and bids from asphalt companies.

Comments were heard from the Board, Principals, and Superintendent.

Paul Hrabanek made a motion to go into executive session at 6:48 P.M.  Adam McCracken seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.

Paul Hrabanek made a motion to come out of executive session at 6:51 P.M.  Adam McCracken seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.

The Board decided to move the June Board meeting to Friday, June 8th at 6:00 P.M.

With no further business, Board President Jeremy Pochop adjourned the meeting at 6:53 P.M.

Submitted by,




 

Jay Bellar, Secretary Board of Education

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