Board Meeting in Review July 7, 2017

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The Board of Education and Superintendent Denney honored many students this evening for their accomplishments as an academic athlete and to a young lady for her recognition as the Jackie Robinson Poetry Award Recipient.

Annually the Board states where and when Board Meetings for the year will take place, where certain financial accounts will be maintained, who the designee of the accounts will be, which Board Members will serve on certain committees, who will be our legal counsel, and that official school district notices will be published with the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

At the previous meeting, the Board President, Christine Vincent, had asked if the Vice-President of the Board, Gary Schuette, would have an interest in switching Board positions with her.  The Board made a motion in support of the change.  The motion was supported recognizing Gary Schuette as the Board President, and Christine Vincent as the Board Vice-President.

Athletic Director, Perry Delyianne, was present this evening to report to the Board of the athletic accomplishments of the various teams.

Christine Vincent will remain our Michigan Association of School Boards representative for the 2017-2018 school year.

Mr. Tim Evans will assume the position as our delegate for the Jackson County School Board Association and Chris Blackledge will serve as the alternate for the 2017-2018 school year.

Christine Vincent will become the Board Member representative for the Hanover-Horton Education Foundation Committee for the 2017-2018 school year.

Leon Densmore will remain the Board representative on the Ruth Creps Scholarship Committee, and Gary Schuette will remain the Board representative on the McGee Scholarship Committee for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Board approved the resolution to meet the state required hours of 1098 hours of pupil instruction within 180 days for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Elementary, Middle School and High School Student Handbooks were approved.  Each handbook had minor changes.

Three different updates to the NEOLA policies were presented to the Board this evening to review and approve as their first reading.

The Board Goal #1 Revision will be tabled until a later time.  The Board would like additional time to review and possibly combine some of the strategies into focuses.  The Board would like to arrange a Workshop to review these in a public meeting on October 2.

With regrets, Ashlee Sanford, a fourth grade teacher has resigned.  She has accepted a position with another school district to be closer to her home.

Superintendent’s Report consisted of the following:

  • We had some holdups at the State level on our Middle School Entryway project.  We hope to be able to start soon.
  • One of the dividing walls in the elementary is being redone.
  • Billy White Roofing has agreed to hold off for a year on the total replacement of the elementary roof
  • Thank you to the Athletic Boosters for their help in the soccer fields dugouts, the baseball and softball scoreboards
  • The Athletic Boosters Golf Outing had approximately 18 teams and 71 Hole Sponsors.
  • Summer maintenance cleaning is coming along very nicely
  • The Secretarial and teaching positions have posted and underway.

The Board of Education expressed their pleasure to serve in the district and how proud they are of the district.  Members are very proud and excited to recognize the accomplishments of our students.


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