Board Briefs

Summary of the May 8 Board of Education

Recognition
The Board of Education honored: Roberts teacher Chelsea Laurencelle, a Macomb County Make A Difference Award recipient; students with writing submissions chosen for the annual statewide Kaleidoscope Young Authors competition; and, Destination Imagination teams. 

Superintendent's Report
Dr. Johns updated the Board of Education on Career Focus Luncheon, the Macomb County All-Academic Team, recent US News and World Report and Washington Post rankings; and Teacher Recognition week.

2017 Graduates
The Board of Education approved the list of high school graduates for 2017. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for the week of June 5. 

Contracts
The following contracts were approved by the Board: the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University to provide three Mandarin Chinese teachers; Northwest Evaluation Association for K-6 assessments; Trinity Transportation to provide transportation for band camps; Michigan Web Press for printing the Community Education Brochure; History Alive! The Teachers' Curriculum Institute for online access to The United States Through Industrialism; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for online access to for the following secondary texts: Modern Biology 2009 and Holt Elements of Literature Access Fifth Course, American Literature; and, to Cengage Learning for Microsoft Office 2016 Introductory and Intermediate Textbooks.