5/2 LPS Board of Education Meeting

Video: https://youtu.be/iJmjnuPTHEg

Points of Pride – Board Recognition for MASB Awards:

Stacy Jenkins (Administrator for District Communications) lead recognition of Madeline Acosta – Award of Merit, Liz Jarvis – Award of Distinction, and the full Board – Standard of Excellence Award.

District Update from the Superintendent:

Mrs. Oquist appealed highlights across the Districts, including Staff Appreciation, PTSA Council Youth Making a Difference, Arbor Day Celebration at Coolidge, Glow-Out Day at Kennedy to celebrate exceeding their reading goal, Teacher Name signs for Hoover (Rocket) and Grant (Pencil) made by Mrs. Baharozian’s class at Garfield (Skills Center), LPS Education Foundation Star Awards, LCTC Charity Fashion Show raised $1,365 for First Step, PTSA Council Reflections Awards, Fine Arts Festival at the Civic Library, LPS Bus Driver Elizabeth Sarlauskas and Fleet Garage Supervisor Rick Martin received a 2022 Wayne County Excellence in Transportation Award on 4/13, CHS Senior Claire Smith took 1st Place in the Michigan Community College Press Awards, 21 students from SHS Global Ed were honored in the Mid-American Model United Nations, SHS Drama teacher Mike Corliss was honored for his final musical production, ‘Seussical’ and has retied with more than 80 productions, Spring Craft Fair at Garfield is on Friday May 6 from 8:30am – 1:30pm, FHS presents ‘Anastasia’ (7pm Thu-Sat and 2pm on Sun), CAPA presents ‘The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all Greek Mythology in 99 minutes or less’ (7pm Fri 5/13 & Sat 5/14, and 2pm Sun 5/15), Portraits on the Porch will be 5/21 at Greenmead, Graduations FHS 6/2, SHS 6/3, CHS 6/5, and WWSC 6/10.

Audience Communications:

Several people (including students) spoke about the Robotics Season and their future home.

Appointment of High School Athletic Directors:

Dan Willenborg (Director of Secondary Programs and District Service) introduced, and the Board voted to approve the appointment of Casey Conway as the AD for CHS, John ‘Dusty’ Hall as the AD for FHS, and Arnie Muscat as the AD for SHS.

Personnel Matters:

The Board approved / recognized new Hires, Tenure, Leaves, Resignation, and Retirements.

Technology Contractor – 2021 Bond:

The Board approved Digital Age Technology, Davison, Michigan as the Technology Contractor for phase 1.

Purchase Heated Holding Cabinets for Food and Nutrition Services:

The Board approved the purchase of nine heated holding cabinets for the kitchens at Churchill, Cleveland, Coolidge, Garfield, Grant, Roosevelt, Rosedale, Stevenson, and Webster.

Gymnasium Lighting Replacements and Garfield Electrical Service Upgrade:

The Board approved the bid from Great Lakes Power & Lighting, Casco, Michigan for electrical upgrades for LED lighting in the 12 gymnasiums at Frost, Emerson, Holmes, Cooper, Johnson, and Riley), and an upgrade of Garfield Community School’s power transformer for the new greenhouse and installation of air conditioning.

Purchase a Spray Trailer for LCTC Construction Trades Classes:

The Board approved the purchase of a Spray Trailer for use in the LCTC Construction Trades classes, from SprayWorks Equipment Group of Kent, Ohio. This equipment will be used for teaching and demonstration of spray foam (the purchase will be funded through 61C Grant funds).

Purchase a Dump Trailer for LCTC Construction Trade Classes:

The Board approved the purchase of a Dump Trailer for use by the Construction Trade Classes from Beck’s Trailer of St. Johns, Michigan. This equipment will be used to move materials at worksites and transport equipment to sites (the purchase will be funded through 61C Grant funds).

Purchase an Anatomy 3D Dissection Table for LCTC Health Science Classes:

The Board approved the purchase of an Anatomy 3D Dissection Table for use in the Health Science classes at the LCTC from Anatomage, Inc. of Santa Clara, California. The table will be used to simulate a high-quality lab experience without any chemicals, environmental concerns, or additional ventilation requirements and will be a valuable tool for surgical case review, patient consultation, and medical research (the purchase will be funded through 61A added cost funds).

Second Reading and Approval of Board Policy:

The Board approved changes to JD, Student Code of Conduct (Removing/Incorporating Board Policies JCDA, JCDAA, JCDAE, and JCDBA)

First Reading of Board Policy:

Policy change were read for FDB, Long-Range Needs Determination FDC, Naming Facilities, and removal of Policy KBB, School-Sponsored Information

MASB Communications & Marketing Conference:

The Board approved participation in the May 18-19 conference (for Madeline Acosta, Karen Bradford, Colleen Burton, Mark Johnson).

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