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  • Board Minutes - August 13, 2018

    Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Therese Haley, Secretary

    President Angie Cullen called the regular meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Board/Conference Room located at 224 West Main Street.

    Members present: Chad Hathcock, Roger Peterson, Angie Cullen, Therese Haley, and Dan Pechacek.

                Members absent: George Gallo & Jackie Woolston

                Others present: Superintendent, Rick Foote, Tammy Harcourt, Recorder and Janice Ranck, Business Manager.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to approve the minutes from the July 9, 2018 meeting. Yeas: Pechacek, Haley, Peterson, Hathcock and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to approve General Fund checks as issued for the period July 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018. Yeas: Haley, Hathcock, Cullen, Peterson, and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Board President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board. Halima Cisse addressed the Board regarding the Student Council Election.

    Under Information/Discussion the following items were discussed:

    • Amble Playground Equipment to be sold to Hamilton Township;
    • Ashcroft presented the changes to the HS Curriculum/Discipline Handbook
    • Ashcroft asked the Board to accept an agreement with Farwell for Skiing
    • Bates and Mr. LaRock gave the Board an update on the construction project

    Under the second Public Participation, Board President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board. No one wished to do so.

    Motion by Haley and supported by Hathcock to accept, with regret, the resignation of TONY WOOD, High School Industrial Teacher. Yeas: Pechacek, Haley, Cullen, Peterson and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to accept, with regret, the resignation of RYAN BILLER, High School Principal. Yeas: Haley, Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Haley and supported by Cullen to accept from the committee to hire SARAH RUST, as the Superintendent/Board Secretary. Yeas: Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson, Cullen and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Hathcock to accept the changes to NEOLA Board Policy 32-2. Yeas: Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson, Cullen and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Hathcock to accept from the committee to hire JASON MCCRIMMON, as the High School Industrial Arts Teacher. Yeas: Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson, Cullen and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Cullen to adopt the resolution to Co-Op with Farwell for Varsity Skiing (a copy of which is hereto attached). Yeas: Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson, Cullen and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Under Other they discussed having the Board work a concession stand for the Boosters.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Pechacek to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m. Yeas: Peterson, Woolston, Pechacek, Cullen, Hathcock and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 6:40 p.m.

                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                         Therese Haley, Secretary

                                                                                              

     

     

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                         Tammy Harcourt, Recorder

     

     

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  • Board Minutes - July 9, 2018

    Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Therese Haley, Secretary

    President Angie Cullen called the regular meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Board/Conference Room located at 224 West Main Street.

    Members present: Jackie Woolston, Angie Cullen, Roger Peterson, Therese Haley, and Dan Pechacek.

                Members absent: Chad Hathcock and George Gallo

                Others present: Superintendent Rick Foote, Tammy Harcourt, Recorder and Janice Ranck, Business Manager.

                There was one addition to the agenda. Under Action Items add letter “e” – Resolution to Re-New 18 Mils Non Homestead.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Pechacek to approve the minutes of June 11th, 2018. Yeas: Haley, Pechacek, Woolston, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to approve the minutes of June 25th, 2018. Yeas: Cullen, Haley, Pechacek, Woolston and Peterson. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to approve General Fund checks as issued for the period June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Yeas: Haley, Woolston, Cullen, Peterson, and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    There were no Committee Meetings held.

    Board President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board. Halima Cisse, student at Harrison High School addressed the Board regarding the Student Council Election. She has asked the Board for a new election to be held in the fall and her name placed on the ballot for the office of Treasurer.

    Under Informational/Discussion, Superintendent Foote presented the Board with his Self-Evaluation. He will be evaluated by the Board in December of this year.

    Board President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board. No one wished to do so.

                Motion by Cullen and supported by Pechacek to accept Andrea Andera, Hillside Principal, recommendation to hire BETHANY GRAY as the new 3rd Grade Teacher. Yeas: Woolston, Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to accept Ryan Biller, High School Principal, recommendation to hire MARK PADERES as the new Foreign Language Teacher. Yeas: Peterson, Pechacek, Woolston, Haley and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Cullen and supported by Peterson to accept the first reading of NEOLA Policies 32.2. Yeas: Peterson, Pechacek, Woolston, Haley and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Cullen and supported by Pechacek to adopt the Resolution for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) (a copy of which is hereto attached).   Yeas: Wooslton, Haley, Peterson, Pechacek and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Cullen and supported by Pechacek to adopt the Resolution to place the Non Homestead 18 Mil Renewal on the November ballot (a copy of which is hereto attached). Yeas: Wooslton, Haley, Peterson, Pechacek and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Cullen and supported by Peterson to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 p.m. Yeas: Peterson, Cullen, Pechacek, Haley and Woolston. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 5:55 p.m.

                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                         Therese Haley, Secretary

                                                                                              

     

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                         Tammy Harcourt, Recorder

     

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  • Budget Hearing Board Minutes - June 25, 2018

    Minutes of Budget Hearing/Special Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

    Held June 25, 2018

    Therese Haley, Secretary

               

                President Cullen called the Budget Hearing/Special Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:33 p.m. in the Board Room at Hillside Elementary, located at 224 W. Main Street.

                Members present: Cullen, Haley, Woolston, Pechacek, Peterson and Hathcock.

                Members absent:  Gallo

                Others present: Superintendent, Rick Foote, Business Manager Jan Ranck and Tammy Harcourt, Recorder.

    President Cullen opened the Budget Hearing and asked if anyone had any questions or comments for Jan Ranck, Business Manager, after she had presented the final 2017-2018 budget and the 2018-2019 proposed budget. After a few questions for Ms. Ranck the Budget Hearing was closed. 

    President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    There were no additions to the agenda.

    The Policy and Planning, Finance and Personnel/Labor Relations/Legal Retirement had a committee meeting on Monday, June 25th, 2018 with Mr. Foote to discuss the latest policy updates.

    President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board in the Public Participation. Halima Cisse addressed the Board to present her answers to the accusations made regarding why she wasn’t allowed to run for Student Council.  Carie Milburn also addressed the Board stating she never received the e-mail that Mr. Foote sent in her response for the remaining FOIA information she asked for.

    There was nothing under Information/Discussion.

    President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board in the second Public Participation. Joel Woolston addressed the Board regarding the language used in the Varsity Boys Basketball Coaching position.  

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Cullen to close out the 2017-2018 Budget. Yeas: Peterson, Hathcock, Woolston, Cullen, Haley and Pechacek.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Pechacek to adopt the 2018-2019 Budget as presented. Yeas: Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson, Haley, Cullen and Woolston.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Pechacek to adopt the Resolution for the 2018-2019 State Aid Note (which is hereby attached). Yeas:  Haley, Woolston Cullen, Hathcock, Peterson and Pechacek. Nays:  None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Pechacek to adjourn the Meeting. Yeas:  Woolston, Haley, Hathcock, Peterson, Cullen and Pechacek.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried

                President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.

     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                    Therese Haley, Secretary

                   

     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                    Tammy Harcourt, Recorder

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  • Board Minutes - June 11, 2018

    Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education 

    Held June 11, 2018

    Therese Haley, Secretary

     
                President Cullen called the regular meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room located at 224 W. Main Street.

                Members present: Roger Peterson, Therese Haley, Dan Pechacek, Jackie Woolston, Angie Cullen and Chad Hathcock.

                Members absent:  George Gallo

                Others present:  Superintendent Richard T. Foote, Tammy Harcourt, Recorder and Janice Ranck, Business Manager.

                President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

                There were no additions to the agenda.

                Motion by Hathcock and supported by Peterson to approve the minutes for the May 14th, 2018 with corrections made to the Resolution (taking Beaverton schools off and putting Harrison schools on) as presented.  Yeas:  Hathcock, Peterson, Pechacek, Woolston, Haley, and Cullen.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

                Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to approve the general fund checks as listed for the period May 1st, 2018 through May 31st, 2018 as presented.  Yeas:  Woolston, Haley, Cullen, Pechacek, Peterson and Hathcock. Nays: None.  Motion carried.

                President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board during the first Public Participation.   No one wished to do so.

                There was nothing listed under Information/Discussion.

                President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board during the second Public Participation. Halima Cisse addressed the Board regarding her being asked not to run for the High School Student Council Elections.  Carie Milburn addressed the Board supporting Halima and asking for a special election when school begins to allow her to run for Student Council.  Macy Bristol addressed the Board also in support of Halima. 

            
    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to accept Julie Rosekrans, Larson Elementary Principal, recommendation to hire ALISON SODERBERG as the new Second Grade Teacher at Larson Elementary School.  Yeas:  Pechacek, Woolston, Haley   Cullen, Peterson and Hathcock.  Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to accept Julie Rosekrans, Larson Elementary School Principals, recommendation to hire ALICIA BOURSAW as the new Second Grade Teacher at Larson Elementary School.  Yeas:  Pechacek, Woolston   Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Hathcock.  Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to accept the Joe Ashcroft, Athletic Directors recommendation to hire BRADLEY CARLSTROM as the Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.  Yeas:  Pechacek, Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Hathcock.  Nays: Woolston. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Cullen to go into closed session to update the board on the progress of the HEA contract at 6:15 p.m. Yeas: Hathcock, Woolston, Haley, Peterson, Pechacek and Cullen.  Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Peterson to go back into open session at 6:55 p.m. Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Haley, Woolston, Hathcock and Cullen.  Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to accept and ratify the HEA Contract for three years.  Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Hathcock and Cullen. Nays: None.  Abstain: Woolston and Haley.  Motion carried.

    The Board set Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. as the Budget Hearing.

                Motion by Pechacek and supported by Peterson to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m.  Yeas:  Pechacek, Peterson, Haley, Woolston, Cullen and Hathcock.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

                President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 7:05 p.m.                    

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                    Therese Haley, Secretary

     

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                    Tammy Harcourt, Recorder                                                                                                                                   

     

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  • Board Minutes - May 14, 2018

    Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

     

    Held May 14, 2018

     

    Therese Haley, Secretary

                President Angie Cullen called the regular meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room located at 224 W. Main Street.

                Members present: Angie Cullen, Roger Peterson, Chad Hathcock, Therese Haley, and Jackie Woolston.

                Members absent: George Gallo & Dan Pechacek.

                Others present: Superintendent Rick Foote, Jan Ranck, Business Manager and Tammy Harcourt, Recorder.

                President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

                There were no additions to the agenda. There was an item that has been tabled until the June meeting that was under Information/Discussion – letter c. - Robotics Team and Coaches with Lucille (the Robot). Team members were unable to attend the meeting this month.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to approve the minutes of April 9, 2018 as presented. Yeas: Hathcock Haley, Woolston, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Hathcock and supported by Peterson to approve the general fund checks as listed for the period April 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018 as presented. Yeas: Haley, Woolston, Peterson, Cullen, and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Reports of Standing Committees: The Curriculum Committee met on Monday, April 30th to discuss some High School Curriculum changes. The Policy/Planning/Finance/Personnel/Labor Relations/Legal & Retirement Committee met on Tuesday, May 1st. The topic of discussion was a new 3rd Grade position and is further down on the agenda.

                President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board under the first Public Participation. Tony Wood, Middle School/High School Shop Teacher, shared with the Board the beautiful work his 7th – 12th grade students did. He had them on display in the foyer and told the board that 10 of his students placed in the top 10 in the competition they entered.

                The Board recognized the Valedictorians and Salutatorians and the Honors students. Out of 102 seniors, 54 of them are listed as Highest Honors, High Honors and Honors.

                Acknowledgement of Sports awards – The Board of Education recognized Natalie Lewandowski for signing her letter of intent to Bowl for MMCC in the fall. Joel Coughlin & Bryce Lipovsky received the Coaches Association of Michigan 2017-2018 Outstanding Senior Student Athelte Award. They played basketball all four years and maintained a minimum GPA of 3.80. Sophomore, Alexys Carlstrom received the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan First Team Award. She exemplified putting team before self, shows teamwork, commitment, service and sacrifice! The Board of Education recognized the Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams for earning Team Academic All State Honorable Mention. The Girls had a GPA of 3.715 and the Boys had a GPA of 3.326. Superintendent Foote reminded the Board about Graduation on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the evening in the High School Media Center for Alternative Education and to be there by 6:30 p.m. Also Harrison High School Graduation on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and to be there by 1:00 p.m. If anyone isn’t able to attend, they need to let Mr. Foote know so he can adjust accordingly.  

                Superintendent Foote informed the Board that we received the waiver for our snow days from the State so we will be letting school out on June 6th as originally scheduled but that May 25th, was a snow day make up day. Students and staff will attend on that day all day.

                Superintendent Foote also explained to the Board the need to hire another 3rd Grade Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. This was discussed with the Policy/Planning Committee on May 1st.

                President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board under the second Public Participation. No one at this time wished to do so.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Peterson to approve the Contract for Chartwell’s for the 2018-2019 school year. Yeas: Haley, Hathcock, Peterson, Woolston and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Cullen to accept, with regret, the retirement of TAMMY HARCOURT, Administrative Assistant, effective September 1, 2018. Yeas: Haley, Hathcock, Peterson, Woolston and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Hathcock to accept, with regret, the resignation of CRAIG SMITH, Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Coach. Yeas: Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Hathcock, and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Woolston and supported by Cullen to accept the recommendation from Julie Rosekrans, Larson Principal, to hire JOHN BABINSKI, 2nd Grade Teacher. Yeas: Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Hathcock, and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Woolston to recognize that KALYNN EBERHART, KATHARINA LANGE, ERIC VINCIGUERRA, COREY HARWOOD, ROBIN WOODCRAFT, LYNN MORRIS, LISA HAWLEY AND MADISON WISE have completed their first year of successful teaching at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Hathcock to recognize that NICOLE DESOTO, ANDREA ENGLISH, JESSICA FOSTER, SARAH KEEBAUCH, TYLER JUDD AND CHRISTIE SEEFELD have completed their second year of successful teaching at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to recognize that MICK HALEY, MIKE SOVA AND ALISA WINTERS have completed their third year of successful teaching at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Cullen to recognize that ANTHONY TAYLOR has completed his fifth year of successful teaching at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to adopt the Resolution in support of the Budget for the RESD (a copy of which is hereby attached). Yeas: Haley, Hathcock, Woolston, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Peterson to go into closed session at 5:50 p.m. Yeas: Woolston, Haley, Hathcock, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to go back into open session at 6:28 p.m. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Hathcock, Haley and Woolston. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Peterson to adjourn the meeting. Yeas: Woolston Haley, Hathcock, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

     

                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                     Therese Haley, Secretary

     

                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                     Tammy Harcourt, Recorder                                                                                                                                   

     

     

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  • Board Minutes - April 9, 2018

    Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

     

    Held April 9, 2018

     

    Therese Haley, Secretary

     

     

                President, Angie Cullen called the regular meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:32 p.m. in the Board Room at 224 W. Main Street.

                President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

                Members present: Chad Hathcock, Angie Cullen, Therese Haley, Roger Peterson, Jackie Woolston, and Dan Pechacek.

                Members absent: George Gallo

                Others present: Superintendent Richard T. Foote, Jan Ranck, Business Manager and Tammy Harcourt, Recorder.

                There was one addition to the agenda. Under VI. Action Items adding letter “f” – Retirement of Michele DeRocco, Teacher at Larson Elementary.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to approve the minutes of March 12, 2018. Yeas: Hathcock, Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, Haley and Woolston. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Pechacek to approve the general fund checks as listed for the period March 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2018 as presented. Yeas: Haley, Pechacek, Woolston, Peterson, Hathcock and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    The Board tabled recognizing the Valedictorian’s, Salutatorian’s and the Honor Students until the May meeting. There was an error on the time given to the students.

    The Board also recognized State Skiing Qualifier, Abigail Fillhard and Bowling State Qualifiers, William Rouech and Natalie Lewandowski!!!

    President Cullen asked if there was anyone who wished to address the Board. Sandy Bristol addressed the Board regarding how pleased she is that the bond proposal passed and that the buildings are putting in much better security systems.

    There was nothing to report under Information/Discussion.

    President Cullen asked if there was anyone who wished to address the Board under the second Public Participation. No one at this time wished to do so.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Hathcock to approve the recommendation of the Policy/Planning Finance and Personnel Committee to award the Transportation Contract to First Student. Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Woolston, Cullen, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Peterson to accept the recommendation from Ryan Biller, High School Principal and Kelly Pieprzyk, Middle School Principal to hire STACEY VANANTWERP as the Secondary Dean of Students. Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Woolston, Cullen, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to accept, with regret, the resignation of JESSICA FOSTER, Larson Elementary Teacher, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Woolston, Cullen, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Woolston to accept, with regret, the retirement of DENISE SHEPPARD, Middle School Teacher, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Haley, Pechacek, Woolston, Peterson, Hathcock and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to accept the Joe Ashcroft, Athletic Director, recommendation to hire AMANDA COOPER as the Middle School Girls Track Coach for the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Woolston, Cullen, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Woolston to accept, with regret, the retirement of MICHELE DEROCCO, Larson Elementary School, at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Woolston, Cullen, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Woolston and supported by Hathcock to adjourn the meeting. Yeas: Woolston, Haley, Cullen, Hathcock, Peterson and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.  

                President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 6:08 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                            Therese Haley, Secretary

     

     

     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                               Tammy Harcourt, Recorder                            

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  • Board Minutes - March 12, 2018

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  • Board Minutes - December 11, 2017

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  • Board Minutes - April 25, 2017 (Special Board Meeting)

    Minutes of Special Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

    Held April 25, 2017

    Therese Haley, Secretary

     

                President Cullen called the special meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Hillside Elementary, located at 224 W. Main Street.

                Members present: Cullen, Pechacek, Hathcock, Peterson and Gallo.

                Members absent:  Haley and Woolston

                Others present: Superintendent, Richard T. Foote, and Tammy Harcourt, Recorder, Janice Ranck, Business Manager.

    President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board in the Public Participation. There was no one at this time.

    There were no items listed under the Information/Discussion portion of the agenda.

    President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board in the second Public Participation. There was no one at this time.

                Motion by Peterson and supported by Gallo to go with the Building and Grounds Committee recommendation to purchase a new truck for the Maintenance Department.  Yeas:  Pechacek, Hathcock, Peterson, Cullen, and Gallo.  Nays:  None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Gallo and supported by Peterson to adjourn the Meeting. Yeas:  Gallo, Pechacek, Peterson, Cullen and Hathcock.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried

                President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 12:05 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                    Therese Haley, Secretary

                   

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                    Tammy Harcourt, Recorder

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  • Board Minutes - June 12, 2017

    Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

     

    Held June 12, 2017

     

    Therese Haley, Secretary

     

                President Cullen called the regular meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room located at 224 W. Main Street.

                Members present: Roger Peterson, Therese Haley, Dan Pechacek, Jackie Woolston, Angie Cullen and Chad Hathcock.

                Members absent: George Gallo

                Others present: Superintendent Richard T. Foote and Janice Ranck, Business Manager.

                President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

                There were no additions to the agenda.

                Motion by Hathcock and supported by Woolston to approve the minutes for the May 8th, 2017 meeting as presented. Yeas: Hathcock, Peterson, Pechacek, Woolston, Haley, and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to approve the minutes for the May 15th, 2017 meeting as presented. Yeas: Hathcock, Peterson, Pechacek, Woolston, Haley, and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to approve the general fund checks as listed for the period May 1st, 2017 through May 31st, 2017 as presented. Yeas: Woolston, Haley, Cullen, Pechacek, Peterson and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board. Don Richards addressed the Board thanking them and the Step Up Committee for the hard work on passing the Bond Proposal. He was very pleased it passed by such a large margin compared to past elections. Superintendent Foote briefly updated the board on next years staffing. Amy Gillespie of the Harrison Sports Boosters presented their plans for upgrades to the football/track field entrance.

                Motion by Peterson and supported by Woolston to allow the boosters to proceed with their project as soon as they have all of their construction bids. Yeas: Haley, Cullen, Wooslton Pechacek, Peterson and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.    

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Cullen to accept the MHSAA Membership Resolution (a copy that is hereby attached). Yeas: Haley, Woolston, Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Haley and supported by Cullen to accept, with regret, the retirement of PAM NORTON, High School Aide. Yeas: Woolston, Haley, Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Haley to accept, with regret, the retirement of MARY NOSEDA, Larson Elementary Aide. Yeas: Woolston, Haley, Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Woolston to accept Ryan Billers, High School Principal, recommendation to hire KALYNN EBERHART as the new Science Teacher at Harrison High School. Yeas: Pechacek, Woolston Cullen, Peterson and Hathcock. Nays: Haley. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Hathcock to accept Julie Rosekrans, Larson Elementary School Principals, recommendation to hire KATHERINA LANGE as the new Kindergarten Teacher at Larson Elementary School. Yeas: Pechacek, Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to adopt the MHSAA Resolution for the 2017-2018 school year (a copy of which is hereby attached). Yeas: Pechacek, Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Peterson to adopt the Sale of Bonds Resolution (a copy of which is hereby attached).   Yeas: Pechacek, Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to accept the first reading of the NEOLA Policy Updates. Yeas: Pechacek, Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to accept the Joe Ashcroft, Athletic Directors recommendation to hire NATE MINNOY as the Boys Varsity Basketball Coach. Yeas: Pechacek, Cullen, Peterson, Haley and Hathcock. Nays: Woolston. Motion carried.    

    The Board set Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. as the Budget Hearing.

                Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 p.m. Yeas: Pechacek, Peterson, Haley, Woolston, Cullen and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.        

               

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                    Therese Haley, Secretary

     

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                     Tammy Harcourt, Recorder

                                                                                                                                           

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  • Budget Hearing-Special Meeting Minutes - June 26, 2017

    Minutes of Budget Hearing/Special Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

    Held June 26, 2017

    Therese Haley, Secretary

     

               

                President Cullen called the Budget Hearing/Special Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:33 p.m. in the Board Room at Hillside Elementary, located at 224 W. Main Street.

                Members present: Cullen, Haley, Woolston, Pechacek, Peterson and Hathcock.

                Members absent:  Gallo

                Others present: Superintendent, Rick Foote, Business Manager Jan Ranck and Tammy Harcourt, Recorder.

    President Cullen opened the Budget Hearing and asked if anyone had any questions or comments for Jan Ranck, Business Manager, after she had presented the final 2016-2017 budget. No one had any questions for Ms. Ranck so the Budget Hearing was closed. 

    President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    There were no additions to the agenda.

    The Policy and Planning, Finance and Personnel/Labor Relations/Legal Retirement had a committee meeting on Monday, June 26th, 2017 with Mr. Foote and Mrs. Ranck to discuss the latest information on the budgets.

    President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board in the Public Participation. Ben Good, Teacher, asked if they could get copies of the budget information.

    There was nothing under Information/Discussion.

    President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board in the second Public Participation. There was no one at this time.

    Motion by Hathcock and supported by Pechacek to close out the 2016-2017 Budget. Yeas: Peterson, Hathcock, Woolston, Cullen, Haley and Pechacek.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Hathcock to adopt the 2017-2018 Budget as presented. Yeas: Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson, Haley, Cullen and Woolston.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Pechacek to adopt the Resolution for the 2017-2018 State Aid Note (which is hereby attached). Yeas:  Haley, Woolston Cullen, Hathcock, Peterson and Pechacek. Nays:  None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Cullen to approve the Chartwell Contract. This contract is on its 3rd year before we need to do an RFP. Yeas:  Woolston, Haley, Hathcock, Peterson, Cullen and Pechacek.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Hathcock to adjourn the Meeting. Yeas:  Woolston, Haley, Hathcock, Peterson, Cullen and Pechacek.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried

                President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 6:05 p.m.

     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                    Therese Haley, Secretary

                   

     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                    Tammy Harcourt, Recorder

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  • Board Minutes - May 8, 2017

    Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Harrison Board of Education

    Held May 8, 2017

    Therese Haley, Secretary

                President Angie Cullen called the regular meeting of the Harrison Board of Education to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room located at 224 W. Main Street.

                Members present: Dan Pechacek, Angie Cullen, Roger Peterson, Chad Hathcock, Therese Haley, and Jackie Woolston.

                Members absent: George Gallo.

                Others present: Superintendent Rick Foote, Jan Ranck, Business Manager and Tammy Harcourt, Recorder.

                President Cullen led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

                There were no additions to the agenda.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Woolston to approve the minutes of April 10, 2017 and April 25, 2017 as presented. Yeas: Hathcock Haley, Woolston, Cullen, Peterson and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.

                Motion by Peterson and supported by Hathcock to approve the general fund checks as listed for the period April 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017 as presented. Yeas: Haley, Woolston, Peterson, Cullen, Pechacek, and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Reports of Standing Committees: The Policy/Planning committee need to schedule a meeting to go over NEOLA policies.

                President Pechacek asked if anyone wished to address the Board under the first Public Participation. No one wished to do so.

                The Board of Education recognized the Boys Varsity Basketball Team for earning First Team Academic All State with a GPA of 3.654. Superintendent Foote reminded the Board about Graduation on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the evening for Alternative Education and to be there by 6:30 p.m. Also Harrison High School Graduation on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and to be there by 1:00 p.m. If anyone isn’t able to attend, they need to let Mr. Foote know so he can adjust accordingly.  

     

                Superintendent Foote informed the Board that we received the waiver for our snow days from the State so we will be letting school out on June 7th as originally scheduled but that May 26th, was a snow day make up day. Students and staff will attend on that day all day. Mr. Foote also thanked everyone that helped in anyway with the Bond Proposal and was happy to announce that it passed.  

                President Cullen asked if anyone wished to address the Board. No one at this time wished to do so.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to accept, with regret, the resignation of SEANNE DANIELAK, High School/Middle School Band Teacher. Yeas: Haley, Hathcock, Cullen, Peterson, Woolston and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Hathcock to accept, with regret, the resignation of TRAVIS VEIT, Boys Varsity Basketball Coach & Assistant Football Coach. Yeas: Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Hathcock, Pechacek and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Woolston and supported by Cullen to accept the Athletic Directors recommendation to hire TONI FLETCHER, as the Girls 6th Grade Volleyball Coach. Yeas: Woolston Cullen, Peterson, Hathcock, Pechacek and Haley. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to adopt the Resolution in support of the Budget for the RESD (a copy of which is hereby attached). Yeas: Haley, Hathcock, Woolston, Cullen, Peterson and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Hathcock to recognize that NICOLE DESOTO, ANDREA ENGLISH, JESSICA HARDIN, SARAH KEEBAUCH, TYLER JUDD AND CHRISTIE SEEFELD have completed their first year of successful teaching at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Peterson to recognize that MICK HALEY, MIKE SOVA AND ALISA WINTERS have completed their second year of successful teaching at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Hathcock to recognize that ANTHONY TAYLOR has completed his fourth year of successful teaching at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Woolston and supported by Cullen to recognize that JULIE JACKSON, ANDREW MCMILLIAN AND TRAVIS VEIT have completed their fifth year of successful teaching at the end of the 2016-2017 school year and will hereby attain tenure. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, Haley, Woolston and Hathcock. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Pechacek and supported by Peterson to accept the HESPA Contract as presented. Yeas: Hathcock, Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, Haley and Woolston. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cauchi to go into closed session at 5:50 p.m. Yeas: Woolston, Haley, Hathcock, Pechacek, Peterson and Cullen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    Motion by Cullen and supported by Woolston to go back into open session at 6:30 p.m. Yeas: Cullen, Peterson, Pechacek, Hathcock, Haley and Woolston. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    The Board scheduled a Special Board Meeting for May 15th at 5:00 to take action on the Resolution for the CGRESD.

    Motion by Peterson and supported by Cullen to adjourn the meeting. Yeas: Woolston Haley, Hathcock, Cullen, Peterson and Pechacek. Nays: None. Motion carried.

    President Cullen adjourned the meeting at 6:37 p.m.

     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Therese Haley, Secretary

     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                   Tammy Harcourt, Recorder                                                                                                                                   

     

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