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June 2020 Board Minutes
June 2020 Board Minutes
Jake Luhr
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

MINUTES                             BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT                          June 8, 2020

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on June 8h.  This meeting was advertised in the June 3rd 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 and 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.

Toby Thompson made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, which included the June general fund bills which totaled $31,409.43.   Also, a check was written to Court Floors out of the Depreciation Fund for $22,000.00 for repainting and refinishing the high school gym floor which was approved at the May Board meeting.   Lori Mink seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.  

Mr. Luhr advised the Board that graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 18th at 3:00 P.M.  Each family will be given10 tickets for family and friends to attend the ceremony.  You must have a ticket to get into graduation.  Mr. Luhr also advised the Board that he will update them with more guidelines and recommendations for the fall at the July Board meeting.

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board a project update packet from Jacob Hurla of Community Building Solutions regarding the progress of the HVAC system and lighting improvements at the elementary.  Paul Kuchar made a motion to approve the application #4 for payment in the amount of $105,931.00 to Community Building Solutions.  Lori Mink seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

The facilities committee met and interviewed three architectural firms Monday afternoon who presented their proposals for remodeling and work at the elementary school.  The three  architectural firms were CWP, Wilkins, and CMBA.  The Board decided to table the discussion until the July Board meeting.

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board the updated social studies curriculum.  The Committee on American Civics reviewed the curriculum prior to the Board meeting.  Brent Bode made a motion to approve the social studies curriculum as presented.  Toby Thompson seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board the elementary and secondary student handbooks for the 2020-21 school year with updates.  Lori Mink made a motion to approve the elementary and secondary student handbooks for the 2020-21 school year.  Toby Thompson seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr discussed with the Board the need for a nurse full time in our school district.  Lori Mink made a motion to hire Andrea Wintz as a full time nurse for our school district.  Brent Bode seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with five ayes.  Paul Kuchar abstained.

Mr. Luhr discussed with the Board the current lunch prices for the 2019-20 school year and the recommended prices for the 2020-21 school year.  Paul Kuchar made a motion to increase the adult lunches prices from $3.75 to $4.50 and to increase the adult salad bar only price from $2.75 to $3.50.  Toby Thompson seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr presented to the Board a number policy updates from Perry Law Firm.  Since they are updates to our current policies, they can be approved without a second reading.  Toby Thompson made a motion to approve all updates to Policy 1040 – Annual Report, Policy 5101 – Student Discipline, Policy 5103 – Extracurricular Activity, Policy 5406 – Search and Seizure, Policy 5506 – Safe Pupil Transportation Plan, Policy 6111 – Classroom Environment, Policy 6117 – Ceremonies, and Policy 6283A – Return to Learn Protocol.  Paul Kuchar seconded the motion.  On roll call vote, the motion carried with six ayes.

Mr. Luhr discussed with the Board the option request of Mason Planer.  After discussion, the Board decided to table it until the July Board meeting. 

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

With no further business, Board President Jeremy Pochop adjourned the meeting at 6:55 P.M.

Submitted by,

Jake Luhr, Secretary Board of Education