Board Meeting in Review – April 15, 2019

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Superintendent Denney and the Board of Education honored the Junior Medal of Honor recipients for March.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, a teacher thanked several school board members for reading to elementary students during March is Reading Month.

Ms. Amber Buchs, kindergarten teacher, and Mrs. Amber Bushinski, third grade teacher, who were hired at the beginning of the school year for temporary, one-year teaching positions, were formally hired for permanent teaching positions.

The board approved third year probation status for three teachers and second year probation status for four teachers for the 2019-20 school year.

The county-wide school year calendar was approved for 2019-20.  The Hanover-Horton calendar committee will be meeting soon to add our district’s dates for professional development, holidays, etc.

Superintendent Denney updated the board on the proposed bond.  The election for the bond proposal will take place in less than a month, on May 7, 2019.  Superintendent Denney has been attending various meetings throughout the county to speak about the bond.  So far he has been to the Hanover Village Council meeting, the Liberty Township meeting, the Hanover Township meeting, and the Jackson Commercial Contractors Association meeting.  We will host a community meeting on Sunday, April 28th at 5:00 p.m. in the MS/HS library media center to offer information to anyone who has questions regarding the bond.  Voting reminders will continue to be posted on the district’s social media pages, flyers will continue to be distributed, emails will be sent out to families through PowerSchool, and phone calls will be made to keep the date of the election on voter’s minds.  Unless you live in Hillsdale County, this will be the only item on the ballot.

The board was presented with information from Ecojiva, a solar power installation company who is interested in partnering with the district to provide solar power to our buildings.  After discussing the presentation, it was decided that more information is needed in order to make a decision on whether or not to keep looking into this project.

Superintendent Denney reported to the board members on the following:

  • The school year is flying by, with only 37 more days of school left.
  • Thank you to the elementary teachers for the work they put in to March is Reading Month. It is always a highlight for elementary students.
  • The kindergarten parent meeting will be on April 16th, and Kindergarten Round-Up will take place April 24th-26th.
  • The new football field lights have been installed and are great!
  • Thank you to the elementary teachers who run the Jr. Medal of Honor program. It has now concluded for this school year.

The Board of Education members commented on the following:

  • As always, the board members enjoy seeing the recipients of the Jr. Medal of Honor each month, and are disappointed that it has come to an end for this school year. Recognition of Jr. Medal of Honor winners makes other students aware and want to model good behavior.
  • Several board members read to elementary students for March is Reading Month and they had a great experience.
  • We need to keep looking at projected student numbers for the next school year.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

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