Board of Education Meeting Overview
An overview of actions taken by the
Utica Community Schools
Board of Education
Monday, May 12, 2014
Superintendent updates Board on School Aid Act and Velocity Jr. honor
Dr. Christine Johns reported that the recently-approved State School Aid Act will have an impact on the district's adopted budget. Jill Tomyn, the Executive Director of Business and Finance, provided a detailed update to the Board. Dr. Johns also announced that Velocity Jr. was cited in a White House report on programs that develops innovation and entrepreneurship skills in students.
Resolutions adopted for MHSAA participation, summer tax collections
The Board of Education adopted a resolution supporting the district's participation in the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The Board also adopted a resolution for the collection of summer property taxes.
Board approves elementary reading series
An elementary reading series - Wonders, by McGraw Hill. - was approved on a second reading by the Board of Education
Policy revisions approved
The following policy changes were approved by the Board: second readings on the Food Service Program and Free School Lunch program and compensation for non-affiliated employees.
Board approves operational resolutions
The Board approved the following annual operational resolutions: authorization for investment of school district funds, establishment of bonds for various officials, authorization of banks for deposit, authorization for purchase of paper investment, authorization of legal counsel, and authorization of auditing firm.
Change in meeting schedule approved
The Board of Education canceled its regularly scheduled July 14 and July 28 meetings.
Contract agreements were ratified for the Utica Federation of Teachers and the Mechanics Local 1644.
Elementary principal appointed
Jennifer M. Kleiner was appointed to the position of elementary school principal. Ms. Kleiner has teaching and administrative experience from Ravenna Public Schools.
Bid awards approved
The following contract awards were approved: The McGraw Reading Series, Grades 3-6; custodial supplies, Workers' Compensation - Claims Service Provider; Workers' Compensation - Excess Insurance Coverage; Food Service Products; Food Service Produce; and Miscellaneous Food Service Equipment.