MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT JULY 15, 2019
The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on July 15th. This meeting was advertised in the July 10th edition of the Battle Creek Enterprise. President Jeremy Pochop called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Members present were Lori Mink, Tammy Bierman, Paul Kuchar, and Brent Bode. Toby Thompson was absent. Also present were Superintendent Jake Luhr, Principals Jeff Heimes and Kyle Finke, and a visitor. 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.
Brent Bode made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the July general fund bills which totaled $110,125.83. Paul Kuchar seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.
Mr. Luhr presented the Board with a letter of intent for work on the HVAC and lighting system for both schools and a projected timeline from Community Building Solutions. Mr. Luhr had our school attorney, Scott Gray, look over the initial letter of intent and the revised one. Mr. Gray said the revised letter of intent looked good.
Mr. Luhr updated the Board on the summer projects that are yet to be finished.
President Jeremy Pochop opened the public hearing for Policies 6400 & 6410, Parental Engagement at 6:15 p.m. Discussion was held regarding the policies and no changes were made to the existing policies. Lori Mink made a motion to close the public hearing and approve Policies 6400 & 6410 with no changes to the policies at 6:17 p.m. Tammy Bierman seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.
President Jeremy Pochop opened the public hearing for Policy 5416, Student Fees at 6:17 p.m. Discussion was held regarding the policy. Mr. Luhr advised the Board that updates to the policy’s Appendix 1 included meal prices and admission prices for the 2019-20 school year. Paul Kuchar made a motion to close the public hearing and approve Policy 5416 and Appendix 1 to Policy 5416. Brent Bode seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.
The annual review of Policy 5415 Anti-Bullying was held by the Board. There were no changes made to the policy.
The annual review of Policy 5008 Student Attendance was held by the Board. There were no changes made to the policy.
Discussion was held regarding Multicultural Education. Mr. Luhr advised the Board that the students of BCPS engage in regular multicultural education activities as required by Board Policy 6370. Principals Jeff Heimes and Kyle Finke visited with the Board about the multicultural activities that occur at their schools.
Option enrollment was discussed but no action taken.
Comments were heard from the Board, Principals, and Superintendent.
With no further business, Board President Jeremy Pochop adjourned the meeting at 6:48 p.m.
Jake Luhr, Secretary Board of Education