Board Minutes - August, 2012

LEWIS CASS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
61682 Dailey Road, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031
(269) 445-6204

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
August 22, 2012

     
Call to 
Order
 

Mr. Curtis called the regular meeting of the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District Board of Education to order at 10:00 a.m. at the South Haven Conference Center, 410 Blue Star Hwy., South Haven, MI on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

     
Roll Call  

Members present:        Ms. Adams, Ms. Simmons, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Mr. Atkinson (arrived 10:15 a.m.)

Members absent:          None

Administrators present:Mr. Colby, Ms. Ash, Ms. Butchbaker, Ms. Spagnoli, Mr. Chism, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Wood

     
Declaration
of a Quorum
  Mr. Curtis declared a quorum of the Board.
     
Pledge to 
the Flag
  Pledge to the Flag was recited.
     
Approval of Agenda   Moved by Ms. Adams, supported by Ms. Simmons, to approve the agenda as presented.  All in favor. Motion carried.
     
Communications to the Board   None
     
Communications from the Audience   None
     
Approval of 
Minutes
 

Moved by Mr. Gordon, supported by Ms. Simmons, to approve the minutes of July 11, 2012, as presented.  All in favor. Motion carried.

     
Treasurer's Report  

Moved by Ms. Adams, supported by Mr. Gordon, to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

     
Payment of Bills  

Moved by Ms. Adams, supported by Mr. Gordon, that the Board of Education hereby approves payment of bills which includes General Fund totaling $82,235.40; Special Ed Fund totaling $377,175.93; and Capital Projects totaling $875.00.

Roll Call Vote.  Ayes: Ms. Simmons, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Gordon, Ms. Adams

                         Nays: None

All in favor.  Motion carried.

     
Retirement   Moved by Ms. Adams, supported by Ms. Simmons, that the Board of Education accept the retirement of Simie Taylor effective 8/31/12.  All in favor.  Motion carried.
     
Hirings  

Moved by Ms. Adams, supported by Mr. Gordon, that the Board of Education approve the hiring of Danielle Popielarz, Maholla Fuller, and Bonnie Haines as recommended by the administration.  

Roll Call Vote.  Ayes: Mr. Curtis, Ms. Simmons, Ms. Adams, Mr. Gordon

                         Nays: None

All in favor.  Motion carried.

     
Berrien Cass School Board Assn Rep  

Moved by Ms. Adams, supported by Mr. Gordon, that Ann Simmons be appointed as representative to the Berrien Cass School Boards Association.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

     
Staff Presentations  

Directors gave report on department highlights as well as challenges we are facing.  Don Olendorf, Legislative Liaison, gave the Board an update on legislation at the state level.  For the rest of the meeting Mr. Colby led the Board in discussion of prioritizing services of LCISD.

     
Adjournment  

Moved by Ms. Simmons, supported by Ms. Adams, to adjourn at 3:30 p.m.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

     
   

Respectfully submitted,

_________________
David Gordon
 Secretary

These minutes are subject to board approval.


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