Board of Education Meeting Overview
An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
June 27, 2016
A resolution was approved to request each municipality to collect one-half of school property taxes, including debt services, upon property located within the school district.
The Board of Education canceled meetings on July 11, 2016 and July 25, 2016 due to the summer break.
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Negotiated agreements were approved for the Utica Mechanics represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Federation of Teachers represented by the Michigan Federation of Teachers.
The Board of Education approved layoffs based on the June 13 adoption of a balanced 2016-2017 budget. More information is posted at this link: http://www.uticak12.org/districtinfo/1617budget.asp.
The following contracts were approved: The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University for two Mandarin Chinese teachers to provide daily Mandarin instruction at Oakbrook Elementary School to all third through sixth graders; and the refurbishing of Performing Arts Center seats at Eisenhower and Henry Ford II high schools.
Authorization of Services
The Board authorized the following services to conduct business for the 2016-2017 school year: appointment of Assistant Superintendent for Business Services as the investment officer; the bonding of the the Board President, Board Treasurer, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, the Executive Director of Business and Finance, and the Controller; Banks as depositories for Utica Community Schools; firms for the purchase of commercial paper investments; firms for legal counsel and services; the district's auditing firm.