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August 2019 Board Minutes
August 2019 Board Minutes
Jake Luhr
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

MINUTES                       BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT                    AUGUST 12, 2019

 The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on August 12th.  This meeting was advertised in the August 7th edition of the Battle Creek Enterprise.   President Jeremy Pochop called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.   Members present were Lori Mink, Toby Thompson, Tammy Bierman, Paul Kuchar, and Brent Bode.   Also present were Superintendent Jake Luhr, Principals Jeff Heimes and Kyle Finke, Jacob Hurla, BCEA representative, 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.

Toby Thompson made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the August  general fund bills which totaled $84,940.95, and some additional bills that will be paid at the end of August.  Lori Mink seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.  Brent Bode abstained.

Jacob Hurla of Community Building Solutions, visited with the Board on the HVAC and lighting that will be replaced next summer.  Mr. Luhr shared a copy of the RFQ(Request For Qualifications), which will be sent to two other ESCOs in addition to Community Building Solutions to stay within the legal requirements for moving forward with this project.

Mr. Luhr updated the Board on the summer projects that have been completed. 

Mr. Luhr updated the Board on the budget for the 2019-20 school year.  He also advised the Board that the actual valuations won’t be released until August 20th, so until then, he cannot completely finish the budget.

The Board reviewed Policy 5006 Option Enrollment to make sure we are in compliance with the policy.  There were no changes made to the policy and no board action was taken.

The Board reviewed the Option Enrollment Capacity Resolution.  This resolution needs to be reviewed annually.  Lori Mink made a motion to approve this resolution as presented.  Brent Bode seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

The Board reviewed Policy 5417 Wellness Policy.  This policy is to reviewed annually to meet the hot lunch program federal guidelines.  There is no change to the existing policy and no board action was taken.

Paul Kuchar made a motion to appoint Jake Luhr, Superintendent, as CEO for the schools federal, state, and local funding projects for the 2019-20 school year.   Toby Thompson seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr advised the Board that the strategic action plans will be ready by the September or October Board meeting.

Paul Kuchar made a motion to approve the option request of Cody Sullivan, 9th grader, for the 2019-20 school year.  This request was based on available room in the class at this time.  Lori Mink seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Lori Mink made a motion to approve the option request of Iyana Douglas, 2nd grader, for the 2019-20 school year.  This request was based on available room in the classroom at this time, and that Iyana had attended Battle Creek Public School prior to moving out of the district.  Paul Kuchar seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Brent Bode made a motion to approve the option request of Melicha Herber, 12th grader, for the 2019-20 school year.  This request was based on available room in the classroom at this time, and that Melicha had attended Battle Creek Public School prior to moving out of the district.  Toby Thompson seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

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

With no further business, Board President Jeremy Pochop adjourned the meeting at 7:06 P.M.

 

Submitted by,

 

Jake Luhr, Secretary Board of Education