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GWINN AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
GWINN, MICHIGAN 49841
BUDGET HEARING SUMMARY
JUNE 22, 2020
The Board heard the following Public Comment:
Kristy Humphrey – commented that the GEA understands the financial difficulties on the horizon but is hoping that a 2nd section of 5th grade can be reinstated at KIS for the 2020-21 school year
The Board was presented with a review of the District’s 2019-20 budget amendment and 2020-21 proposed budget, detailing the revisions to revenues and expenditures in both fiscal years.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING SUMMARY
JUNE 22, 2020
Superintendent Petrovich updated the Board on the following: local scholarship recipients for the class of 2020; sinking fund; strategic plan; athletics; graduation; and the GMS/GHS attendance policy. The Board also received a review of the recent Policy Committee meeting. Superintendent Petrovich then updated the Board on the many unknowns regarding the start of school in the fall; the current status of the student Chromebook returns; Teamster negotiations; and the recent refurbishing of the Gilbert butterfly garden and GMS/GHS G-paw garden. Mrs. Petrovich then read correspondence from Nicole Sheltrow, thanking the Board for her 2019-20 Teacher of the Year designation.
The Board took action on the following:
Approved the monthly check register in the amount of $630,908.73.
Approved a resolution to adopt the District’s amended 2019-20 General Fund and Food Service budgets. The revised budget reflects an operational surplus of $66,012 and projected 6/30/20 General Fund balance of $166,915.
Approved a resolution to adopt the District’s proposed General Fund and Food Service budgets for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The General Fund includes projected revenues of $11,351,884, expenditures of $11,499,199 and a projected 6/30/20 General Fund balance of $19,570.
Passed a resolution to borrow funds for school operations, in anticipation of state school aid, to begin the 2020-21 school year.
Approved changes to the following NEOLA bylaws and policies as a 1st reading: Curriculum Development – Approved Courses (2210); Homebound Instruction Program (2412); Reproductive Health and Family Planning (2414); Threatening Behavior toward Staff Members (3362.01); Controlled Substances and Alcohol Policy for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Drivers and Other Employees Who Perform Safety-Sensitive Functions (4162); Attendance (5200); Care of Students with Chronic Health Conditions (5335); Authorization to Accept and Distribute Electronic Records and to Use Electronic Signatures (6107); School Calendar (8210); School Safety Information (8400); and Student Abuse and Neglect (8462).
Approved the District’s membership with the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) for the 2020-21 school year.
Approved a membership resolution to participate in the Michigan High School Athletic Association for the 2020-21 school year.
Terminated the following employee:
Lexi Kienert – custodian, Gwinn Middle/High School, effective June 4, 2020
Accepted the following employee retirements:
Greg Sandell – 1st grade teacher, Gilbert Elementary School, effective date of retirement – June 9, 2020
Amy Anderson – science teacher, Gwinn Middle/High School, effective date of retirement – July 1, 2020
Accepted the following employee resignations:
Hollie Wallace – noon hour supervisor, KI Sawyer Elementary School, effective date of resignation – June 5, 2020
Accepted the following gifts and donations:
Gwinn All-Sports Booster Club – $40,345.20 to Athletic General Budget – Athletic Supplies ($3,272.18); Football Supplies ($6,000); MS/HS Girls Basketball Supplies ($481.40); Girls Tennis Supplies ($392.80); MS/HS Boys Basketball Supplies ($600); Track Supplies ($379); First Aid Supplies ($439.63); Volleyball Supplies ($500); Athletic New Equipment ($208.77); Athletic Miscellaneous ($392.55); Custodial Contracted Services ($4,510); Athletic Dues & Fees ($5,353); Officials Wages ($12,397); Officials Mileage ($1,429.50); Game Workers ($3,177.40); Athletic Awards ($811.97) and $15,531.42 Above & Beyond Athletic General Budget – Athletic Scholarships ($1,200); Unique Travel Costs ($1,310); Seasonal & Championship Advertising ($490); Business Campaign Expenses ($2,309.52); Inspirational “Athlete” Banners ($596); Athletic Banquets ($5.30); Special Event Supplies ($793.52); Officials/Volunteers “Thank You” Program ($750); MS Boys Basketball Uniforms ($3,600); Wrestling Uniforms ($2,000); Hudl Software ($2,250); Athletic Sidewalk Landscaping ($227.08)
Various Donors for the 7th grade Clear Lake trip in October 2020 – Superior Extrusion, Inc. ($220); Sawyer Village ($110)
Friends of the Gwinn Area Community Schools – various donors who raised $4,300 to pay for the yard signs for the GHS Class of 2020 as well as a monetary gift for each student
Various Donors for the Senior Lock In: Eagle Mine, Dr. Milton Soderberg, First Bank, MBank, Washington Shoe Store, Jamieson Orthodontics, Embers Credit Union, Gordon Food Service, Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen, PC, Grace Lutheran Church, Casa Calabria, UPPCO, Nyquist Convenience Stores, B&G Heating and Plumbing, Gwinn Fire Department, Skandia Fire Department, United Steelworkers Local 4950, Swick Home Services, Border Grill, Larry’s Family Foods, UP North Lodge, Stepping Stones, Skandia/West Branch Fireman’s Fund; Cleveland Cliffs, Inc., Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery, Richardson Jewelers, Jandron’s Jewelers
Econo Foods, Larry’s Family Foods & Ken & Erin Stieler – water, pop and chips donated for the GHS Class of 2020 “senior walk”
Donors Choose – “Getting a Fresh Start After Graduation” (valued at $336.18), “Class of 2020 Door Dashes” (valued at $173.81), “Class of 2020 Door Dashes, Part II” (valued at $204.95) and “QuaranTeen Learning” (valued at $322.17) donated to Heather Hollands’ classroom at GMS/GHS and “Hear Me? Hear Me?” (valued at $165) donated to Shannon Ruiz’s classroom at GMS/GHS
The Board hear the following Public Comment:
Kristy Humphrey – read a statement from Connie Clement, Jessica Gustitis and Kortney Markkola asking the Board to please consider a 2nd section of 5th grade at KIS for the 2020-21 school year
Neil Spring – thanked those organizations and individuals who continue to bless us with gifts and donations
Board Member Comments:
Avis Meyers-Ketola – a huge thanks to the Booster Club for their amazing support of our student athletes and congratulation to our graduates
TJ Derwin – thanks to our community for the support
Brian Heath – thanks to those organizations who support us with the amazing gifts/donations and best wishes to our graduates
Ashley Jenema – thanks to our amazing community for their support
Dawn Andrews – congratulations to the GHS Class of 2020 and thank you to our amazing sports boosters