September 14, 2020 Minutes

SAULT STE. MARIE AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN 49783

SPECIAL MEETING, BOARD OF EDUCATION

Phone 906/635-6609

 

Minutes – Monday, September 14, 2020

 

 72.     I.     CALL TO ORDER

President Smith called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Sault Area Middle School, 684 Marquette Avenue, electronically via Zoom at https://eupschools.zoom.us/j/94640735057 and with Dial-in at +1-646-876-9923, Meeting ID: 946 4073 5057

 

A.     ROLL CALL OF BOARD

Board Members Present:  Christine M. Curtis, Jay D. Wilson, Daniel L. Smith, Martin R. Wolski

Board Members Virtually Present:  Melissa S. Pingatore

Absent:  Joseph A. Cochran, Lisa A. Young

 

73.     B.     ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

It was moved by Member Wolski, supported by Member Wilson, that the Board of Education move to adopt                           the agenda as revised.

                          

Added:  II. A. 4. Extended Continuity of Learning Plan – Mrs. Amy Scott-Kronemeyer

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

74.     C.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Special Meeting – August 10, 2020

Closed Meeting – August 10, 2020

Special Meeting – August 20, 2020

Special Meeting – September 1, 2020

 

It was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Curtis, that the Board of Education approve the minutes as presented.

 

 Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

 Nays:  None

 Absent:  Cochran, Young

 Motion Carried.

 

75.     D.     BUSINESS REPORT AND APPROVAL OF BILLS – Mrs. Michelle Bennin

 

It was moved by Member Wolski, supported by Member Curtis, that the Board of Education approve the August General Fund Bill List in the amount of $1,642,397.53 and the Food Service Bill List in the amount of $729.83.

 

Mrs. Bennin reported adjusting entries may need to be made to the balance sheet before the audit is complete.

 

Mrs. Bennin reported there was substantial differences in receipts compared to revenues and expenditures, as the result of cash flow being revenue or expenses in the prior year.

 

Mrs. Bennin reported a large portion of federal revenue was received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.  She indicated the first State Aid payment would be received in October.

 

President Smith reported the statements were reviewed at last week’s finance meeting.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

II.     COMMUNICATIONS

 

76.   A.  REPORTS TO THE BOARD 

 1.     Food Service Update - Ms. Jordan Desrochers

Ms. Desrochers reported the USDA federal waiver allows for free meals for every child in the community under the age of 18 (or 26 for special education students) until December 31, 2020, or until funding is exhausted.  She noted the waiver does not include milk or ala cart items. 

 

Ms. Desrochers reported the waiver is available for Virtual Blue students with prior notice (for planning purposes), and meals are offered each weekday and can be picked up at the high school on Wednesdays from 4–6 p.m.

 

Upon inquiry from Member Wilson, Ms. Desrochers reported notices about the program have gone out through Facebook, the District website, and the Virtual Blue parent portal.  She stated she is also asking parents to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application in case their child has the opportunity to continue to receive free or reduced meals after the waiver is lifted.

 

Upon inquiry from Member Curtis, Ms. Desrochers indicated the meal pick up started slow with only 12 students being served, but with it just being the first and shortened week of school, she is hopeful it will pick up. 

 

Upon inquiry from Member Smith, Ms. Desrochers indicted the program will not be retroactive, and she hopes to receive at least a one week’s notice from the federal government prior to the program end date. 

 

2.     Facility Plan Review - Mr. Tom Nelson 

Dr. Hall introduced Mr. Nelson who presented the Facility Review and Five Year Plan for 2020-21 through 2024-25.  He stated the plan was reviewed by the Facilities and Grounds Committee last week.

 

Mr. Nelson reported on the assessment of facilities according to the appropriate categories in Electrical, Furnishings, Grounds, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), Mechanical, and Structural.  The assessment for attention was given a rating based on the following need for attention:

1 = Immediate

2 = 1 to 3 years

3 = 4 to 6 years

4 = 7 to 10 years

5 = Greater than 10 years

E = Efficiency

R = Rotation

 

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING (AD) – Built year 2003

Electrical:  Fire Alarm system (5), Electrical Infrastructure (5)

HVAC:  Heating Controls (5), Heating Furnace (4)

Mechanical:  Air conditioning (5), Plumbing infrastructure (5),   

Domestic Water Heather (4)

Structural:  Roof system (4), Exterior Siding (3), Exterior Windows (2)

 

SAULT HIGH SCHOOL (HS) – Built year 1970

Electrical:  Gym High Bay Lights (E), Gym Florescent Tubes (E),

Electrical Infrastructure (5), Fire Alarm System (5), Exterior     Lighting (4)

Furnishings:  Classroom Replacement (R), Computer Lab (R),

Commercial High Traffic Carpet (3) Grounds: Asphalt Driveway Maintenance (3), Sidewalk (2).  [Noted was these items change based on winder damage]

Structural:  Exterior Windows (1), Roof System (2), Exterior         Siding (1), Locker Room Renovations Boys & Girls (1),

 

SAULT MIDDLE SCHOOL (MS) – Built 1964, Renovated 1999

Electrical:  Electrical Infrastructure (5), Exterior Lighting (4)

Furnishings: Classroom Furniture Replacement (R), Computer Lab Replacement (R), Commercial High Traffic Carpet (4), Hallway Ceramic Tile (2)

Grounds:  Asphalt Driveway Maintenance (2), Sidewalk Replacement (2) [Noted was these items change based on winder damage]

HVAC:  Heating Boilers (5), Heating Circulation Assembly (5), Air Exchange System (5), Air Conditioning Unit (5), Heat Exchange System (4), Heating System Controls (4)

Mechanical:  Plumbing Infrastructure (5), Domestic Water Heater (4)

Structural:  Exterior Windows (2), Roof System Multipurpose Gym Wall (1), Exterior Siding (1).

 

LINCOLN SCHOOL (LIN) - Built year 1950

Electrical: Gym High Bay Lights (5), Electrical Infrastructure (5), Exterior Lighting (5)

Furnishings: Classroom Furniture (4), Computer Lab (R), Hallway Student Lockers (3), commercial High Traffic Carpet (2), Bathroom Partitions (2)

Grounds:  Playground Wood Chips (R), Asphalt Driveway    Maintenance (5)

HVAC:  Heating Boiler (5), Heating Pump Assembly (4), Heat Exchange System (3), Air Exchange System (3), Heating System Controls (3)

Mechanical: Plumbing Infrastructure (3), Bathroom Plumbing     Fixtures (2)

STRUCTURAL:  Exterior Windows (5), Coal Bin Removal (4), Roof System (3), Foundation Drainage (3), Exterior siding (1).

 

SOO TOWNSHIP COMPLEX (Soo) – Built year 1956

Electrical: Gym High Bay Lights (E), Electrical Infrastructure (5), Fire Alarm System (5), Exterior Lighting (5)

Furnishings:  Classroom Furniture (R), Computer Lab (R), Commercial High Traffic Carpet (5), Asbestos Vinyl Floor Title (2), Lunch Room Fold-down Tables (2)

Grounds: Playground Wood Chips (R), Asphalt Driveway   Maintenance (5)

HVAC:  Heating Boilers (5), Heating Circulation Pump Motor (5), Heating Circulation Pump (3), Heating System Controls (3), Heat Exchange System (3)

Mechanical:  Plumbing Infrastructure (5), Domestic Water Heater (5), Well Water Pump (5), Well Casement (3)

Structural:  Roof System (5), Exterior Windows (5), Exterior Siding (2).

 

WASHINGTON SCHOOL (WASH) – Built year 1953

Electrical: Gym High Bay Lights (E), Electrical Infrastructure (5), Exterior Lighting (5)

Furnishings: Classroom Furniture (3), Computer Lab (R), Commercial High Traffic Carpet (2)

Grounds: Playground Wood Chips (R), Asphalt Driveway Maintenance (5), Driveway Culvert Replacement (1)

HVAC: Heating Boilers (5), Heating Controls (3), Air Exchange System (3), Heat Circulation Pumps (2)

Mechanical: Plumbing Infrastructure (2), Underground Roof Drain System (1), Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures (1)

Structural: Exterior Windows (5), Exterior Siding (3), Roof System (1), Roof Drains (3)

Completed Project: Fire Alarm System

 

MAINTENANCE AND TRANSPORTATION (MAINT) – Built year 1953

Electrical: High Bay Lights (E), Florescent Tubes (E), Electrical Infrastructure (2), Exterior Lighting (2), Fire Alarm System (1)

Grounds: Driveway Maintenance (2), Parking Drainage (1)

HVAC: Heating System -3 types (1)

Mechanical: Plumbing Infrastructure (1)

Structural: Garage Doors (5), Exterior Window (5), Floor Structure (1), Entrance doors (2), Exterior siding (1), Roofing System (1), Interior Insulation (1)

 

ATHLETIC FIELD (ATH) – Built year 1962

Electrical: Florescent Tubes (E), Electrical infrastructure (3)

Furnishings: Bathroom Tile Replacement (2), Floor Epoxy Paint (2)

HVAC:  Hot Water Boiler (5)

Mechanical: Plumbing Infrastructure (2)

Structure: Exterior Siding (3), Exterior Doors (1)

 

Mr. Nelson reported the following projects from the May 13, 2019, Facility Plan have been completed:

  • Washington and Lincoln School – Fire Alarm and Emergency Exterior Lighting System
  • Sault High Exterior Emergency Lighting
  • Soo Township Exterior Emergency Lighting

 

Mr. Nelson presented pictures of the following completed projects at Sault High: LED gym high bay lights, purple strobe lights, boiler replacements, and heating system replacements.

 

Mr. Nelson presented pictures of the following completed projects at Lincoln School: Bathroom stall replacement, urinal replacement, and lighting replacement.

 

Mr. Nelson reported the athletic field roof system and several other upgrades to the athletic complex we completed due to 2% funding from the Sault Tribe.

 

Mr. Nelson presented a five-year facility needs plan. 

 

Mr. Nelson presented cost estimates from UPEA Engineers (that include contingency plans) for the following items:

 

SAULT HIGH SCHOOL

Exterior Siding/Windows/Doors - $1,803,648.00

Roof Replacement (Less Career Center) - $1,774,328.22

Boys & Girls Locker Room Renovation - $164,405.12

Pool Fill-in - $256,609.17

 

SAULT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Remove/Replace Roof Membrane and Insulation - $935,704.35

Remove and Replace Existing Ceramic Tile with Rubber Tile - $232,320.00

 

LINCOLN SCHOOL

Remove and Replace Deteriorated Brick and Associated Tuck Pointing/Brick Washing - $831.600.00

 

WASHINGTON SCHOOL

Roof Replacement - $377,665.20

Repair Roof Drain Tile, Remove and Replace Parking Lot Driveway Culvert - $42,350.00

 

MAINTENANCE AND TRANSPORTATION

Replace Roofing System, Heating System, Interior Insulation, Floor Structure, Fire Alarm System, Plumbing Infrastructure, and Exterior Siding - $446,358.84

Repair and Replace Gravel Drive with new Aggregate Base and HMA - $181,500.00

New Prefabricated Steel Building - $715,545.60

 

Mr. Nelson reported the Washington School Heat Distribution Pumps and Motors are an upcoming project with an estimated cost of $24,200.

 

Mr. Nelson reviewed the Priority List 10 items listed with estimated costs.

  1. High School Exterior Siding - $1,803,648.
  2. Washington Roof and Culvert - $420,015.20
  3. Middle School Roof - $935,704.35
  4. Lincoln Exterior Brick - $831,600.
  5. Maintenance Building & Driveway - $627,858.84
  6. Maintenance Building Replacement - $715,545.60
  7. High School Roof - $1,774,328.22
  8. High School Locker rooms - $1,774,328.22
  9. Middle School Ceramic Tile Replacement - $232,320.
  10. High School Pool Fill-in - $256,609.17

 

Upon inquiry from President Smith, Mr. Nelson indicated the rubber floor that is in the high traffic areas could not be installed over the existing ceramic tile because the gaps in the rubber flooring would pull up the ceramic tile over time.

 

President Smith thanked Mr. Nelson for his report.

 

Superintendent Hall reviewed the steps involved in planning for facility repairs and replacements and stated a project would need to be approved by the Board in November so work could begin by the end of the school year.

 

Superintendent Hall reported a team of administrators would review the proposed projects and bring back a recommendation to the Board.

 

3.     School Nurse Report - Mrs. Mary Michaels

 

Mrs. Michaels presented a brief synopsis of services provided last year prior to the Covid-19 closure.  She reported on the completion of the immunization requirements, Tuberculosis tests for students in the Health Science program, scoliosis testing for students in grades 5 and 8, provided flu clinics, and the replenishment of emergency epi pens and NARCAN.

 

Mrs. Michaels reported multiple flu clinics would be offered this year and hoped for a good turnout. 

 

Upon inquiry, Mrs. Michaels reported the local FAN board has been really good with replenishing NARCAN.

 

Mrs. Michael reported she will be hosting a virtual School Nurse Workshop on October 15 and 16.

 

Mrs. Michaels reported through March of last year, she provided services for Kindergarten Roundup and coordinated CPR and First Aid classes for staff.  She noted Kari Evey had done a good job instructing the CPR and First Aid classes and hoped she would be able to provide at least one class this year. 

 

Mrs. Michaels reported she had applied for the replacement of two AEDs that will be obsolete at the end of the school year, and the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation indicated they would give us one.

 

Mrs. Michaels reported all of the schools have obtained the Heart Safe status.

 

Mrs. Michaels reported she has been the president and secretary of the staff Wellness Committee for a couple of years.  She indicated the committee teaches and inspires healthy food choices, healthy life style changes, and coordinates the pre-Spring Break Biggest Looser Contest. 

 

Mrs. Michaels reported on the possibility of hosting a teenage health fair for the region and offering an elementary healthy fair at Washington and Lincoln Schools. 

 

Mrs. Michaels reported she was happy to be part of the Covid-19 back to school plan.

 

Upon inquiry for questions, Mrs. Michaels reported in her opinion, wearing masks was not a big deal for elementary students and she had not heard any outrageous comments about them having to wear them.

 

Mrs. Michaels reported every school has a log for the use of their isolation room, and she is asking people to wait 3-5 days after having COVID-19 like symptoms before being tested to allow for enough time to get accurate test results.

 

Upon inquiry from Member Curtis, Mrs. Michaels reported N95 mask fittings were conducted for staff who would monitor students in the isolation rooms and students who study in health care settings.  She noted she encouraged those people to wear their mask only when necessary.

 

Upon inquiry from Member Curtis, Mrs. Michaels reported there were a few teachers, but no students who had waivers from their doctor that they could not wear a mask.

 

Dr. Hall reported he really appreciates all of the hours Mrs. Michaels put in over the summer to help with the return to school plan.  He stated she was an outstanding resource with the health department.

 

4.     Extended Continuity of Learning Plan - Mrs. Amy Scott-Kronemeyer

 

Mrs. Scott-Kronemeyer reported the Extended Continuity of Learning Plan is a state requirement that is much scripted like the Return to School Plan that was previously approved by the Board.  She stated the plan has to be posted on the district’s transparency site and be reviewed monthly and at mid-year for possible revisions.  Mrs. Scott-Kronemeyer reported all revisions have to be reported to the EUPISD and state.

 

Mrs. Scott-Kronemeyer reported there were learning gaps from March 13 to the end of 2019-20 school year because the district had to pivot quickly and not all students had the same level of access and understanding to the learning formats.

 

Mrs. Scott-Kronemeyer reported one of the main focuses of the plan is the NWEA assessment matrix that is being used all levels.  She noted the assessment is very robust and precisely measures student growth and proficiency by course, subject, through multiple genres, and is also equipped with professional learning strategies to help students catch up and narrow the gaps.

 

Mrs. Scott-Kronemeyer reported last year’s equipment access was a huge undertaking with only 1 Chromebook per family, but the district is now prepared to offer each student a Chromebook and connectivity for families in need.

 

Mrs. Scott-Kronemeyer reported the district supersedes the two, 2-way contact time between pupil and teacher in the learning plan by an additional one, 15 minutes per week.  She noted the district is meeting all of the assurances and is committed to making sure our students are in the best possible position to succeed.

 

Member Wilson indicated a couple of parents spoke to him about their concern for the lack of teacher/student contact with the Virtual Blue program, but as time progressed and contact increased, the complaints stopped. 

 

Mrs. Kronemeyer reported there were a total of 236 students in grades Kindergarten through 12 enrolled in the Virtual Blue program.  She gave accolades to the counseling staff for the enormous effort they made to ensure all students were enrolled in the appropriate classes.  She indicated, as with any new program, there can be several areas that cause growing pains, and the district will do whatever it can to support students and parents.

 

President Smith stated he appreciates all of the extra work and added requirements the administrators, Mrs. Kronemeyer, and Dr. Hall, put in to get the Virtual Blue program up and running. 

 

77.     B.     SUPERINTENDENT REPORT  

Dr. Hall acknowledged a team of administrators, counselors, teachers and the school nurse who stepped up and worked above and beyond over the summer to prepare for this year’s instruction.

 

Dr. Hall read highlights of a letter from a mother of 4 children ages 5 through 13 on the positive experiences they had with the Virtual Blue program.

 

Dr. Hall reported on how the allowable number of attendees at sporting events were configured.  He noted in Region 8 - phase 5, indoor venues were allowed to have 25 percent of the maximum capacity or up to 250 individuals whichever is smaller, and for outdoor venues we are allowed to have 25 percent of the maximum capacity or up to 500 individuals whichever is smaller.  He indicated the attendees need to include players, coaches, trainers, concession stand workers, radio station announcers, athletic directors, officials prior to factoring in fans.   

 

Dr. Hall reported athletic directors have reached an agreement that each student is allowed to have 2 fans at their event.  He stated it has been a nightmare for athletic directors and health departments to stay up on the state guidelines. 

 

Upon inquiry from President Smith, Dr. Hall stated it is incumbent that we do our level best to follow the guidelines for sporting events so the district doesn’t get a misdemeanor or become a test case for the state.

 

78.     C.     AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION  

Dr. Gene Wicks, Sault High Science Teacher, reported on the benefits of exercise to a person’s immune system, health, well-being, and ultimately to the district as employees. 

 

On behalf of the district’s Wellness Committee, Dr. Wicks sought permission for the Board to reconsider allowing the Wellness Committee to use a room in one of the buildings about twice a week to hold an exercise class after school hours.

 

President Smith stated the Board would take his request under advisement, and get back with him.

 

 III.    ACTION ITEMS AND BOARD REPORTS

 

79.     A.     PERSONNEL - Superintendent Hall  

Dr. Hall presented the following recommendation and noted Mr. Nelson had been serving as Interim Director upon the departure of Gary Herschell in January.

 

New Hires

1.     Tom Nelson - Director of Maintenance and Transportation - Sault Area Public Schools 

It was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Curtis, that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to hire Tom Nelson as the Director of Maintenance and Transportation.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

Mr. Tom Nelson presented the following recommendation.

2.     Lucy Carrick - Transportation Supervisor - Sault Area Public Schools  

It was moved by Member Wolski, supported by Member Wilson, that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to hire Lucy Carrick as Transportation Supervisor.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

Mrs. Sandy Sawyer presented the following recommendation.

 

3.     Sonja Killips - Ojibwe Language Virtual Teacher - Malcolm High School  

It was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Wolski, that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to hire Sonja Killips as part-time Ojibwe Language Virtual Teacher for Malcolm High School.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

Dr. McFarlane presented the following recommendations.

 

4.     Savannah Casebier - Special Education Cognitivie Impairment Paraprofesional - Lincoln School

It was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Curtis, that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to hire Savannah Casebier as Special Education Cognitive Impairment Paraprofessional for Lincoln School.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

5.     Alisha Miller - Special Education Cognitive Impairment Paraprofessional - Lincoln School  

It was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Curtis, that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to hire Alisha Miller as Special Education Cognitive Impairment Paraprofessional for Lincoln School.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

6.     Kendra Ecker - Special Education Emotional Impairment Paraprofessional - Lincoln School 

 

It was moved by Member Curtis, supported by Member Wolski, that the Board of Education approve the recommendation to hire Kendra Ecker as Special Education Emotionally Impaired Paraprofessional for Lincoln School.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

80.     B.     EXTENDED CONTINUITY OF LEARNING PLAN PUBLIC COMMENT - Superintendent Hall 

 

It was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Wolski, that the Board of Education open the meeting up for comment on the Extended Continuity of Learning Plan.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

81.     C.     EXTENDED CONTINUITY OF LEARNING PLAN - Mrs. Amy Scott-Kronemeyer

 

President Smith confirmed there were no questions.

 

It was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Curtis, that the Board of Education approve the Extended Continuity of Learning Plan as presented.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

82.     D.     APPROVAL OF TUITION RATES - Mrs. Michelle Bennin 

 

Mrs. Bennin reported the tuition rates are set each year and are based on the revised school code and the previous year’s expenditures.  She noted the cost is used for students who attend out of state and/or are enrolled exclusively in a CTE program(s).

 

It was moved by Member Wolski, supported by Member Wilson, that the Board of Education approve the following 2020-2021 tuition rates at the per capita cost as presented.

 

For students eligible for state foundational allowance:

Per Capita Rate           $10,460.46 per year

Elementary Tuition     $13,075.58 per year

Secondary Tuition       $13,533.22 per year

Vocational Tuition      $ 3,033.53 per year ($1,516.77 per semester)

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

83.     E.     GIFTS AND DONATIONS - Superintendent Hall 

 

Dr. Hall reported on the following donations.  He expressed gratitude for all of the generosity that came from the community.

 

1.     Will Fabry of Coppercraft Distillery donated 40 cases of hand sanitizer to the district. 

2.     Christi Lietzke donated musical instruments and an outside chair to the Sault Middle School.

3.     Dee Musgrave donated 28 handmade masks to students at Lincoln and Washington Schools.

4.     Catherine Tibbett donated several hundred pencils and $150 in gift cards to Lincoln Elementary to assist with additional school supplies.

5.     Mike Lynn and Lynn Auto Parts donated 51 cases of hand sanitizer, and an anonymous customer of his, donated 2,000 masks to the district.

It was moved by Wilson, supported by Member Wolski, that the Board of Education accept the above donations with thanks and appreciation.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.

 

84.     IV.     BOARD GOVERNANCE & BOARD POLICY ISSUES

President Smith sought Board comment.

 

Upon inquiry from Member Curtis, Mrs. Michaels reported the wellness boot camp speakers would be able to participate remotely and offer training virtually.  

 

Member Curtis indicated it is very important for the district to maintain its stance and not open up the facilities to outside usage. 

 

Member Wilson indicated he was under the impression that when the Board made the decision to prohibit outside people from using the facilities, it was for non-school employees.  He questioned the restriction and cross contamination of employees who already had access to the buildings.  He indicated the fitness class is a great program, and he doesn’t understand where the extra contamination would come from since participates are also employees who are already in the buildings. 

 

President Smith reported he was under the impression that the Board limited facility use for non-related student activities due to the amount of time to clean and disinfect the buildings, and to limit external people to the building to help ensure the most recent executive orders are followed.

 

Member Curtis stated she thought there were 3 school retirees who also attend the wellness committee fitness class. 

 

Per inquiry from Member Wilson, Dr. Wicks confirmed there were retired employees who attend the class.

 

President Smith sought comment from the Board and Dr. Hall.  With mutual consent, the Board agreed to revisit Facility Use in January.

 

85.     V.     FUTURE PLANNING  

President Smith reviewed the following events and noted the location for the meetings would probably be at the Middle School.

 

October 12 - Regular Board Meeting - 7 p.m. – Location TBD

November 9 - Regular Board Meeting - 7 p.m. – Location TBD

 

86.     VI.     ADJOURNMENT 

 

There being no further business to come before the Board at 8:58 p.m., it was moved by Member Wilson, supported by Member Wolski, that the meeting be adjourned.

 

Yeas:  Curtis, Wilson, Smith, Wolski, Pingatore

Nays:  None

Absent:  Cochran, Young

Motion Carried.