The following is a summary of the Regular Board of Education Meeting held July 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrison Room. The approved minutes will be posted on the district website at www.rochester.k12.mi.us under Board of Education.

The Board of Education meeting is available for viewing on the district website at the following link: http://rochester.ezstream.com/ , on Comcast channel 19 and WOW channel 15 at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.

I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ROLL CALL – Mrs. Berwick called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. All Board members were present with the exception of Mr. Moore, who attended via conference call.

III. COMMUNICATIONS

Secretary of the Board of Education - NoneCitizens Requesting Placement on the Agenda – None Members of the Board of Education – Mrs. Berwick shared one communication received since the previous Board meeting.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA
All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine in nature by the Board of Education and will be acted upon by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items. If any member of the Board or any citizen requests discussion of an item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will become the first item of business under the New Business portion of the agenda.

To approve the Current Bills Payable for June 9, 2012 thru July 6, 2012 in the amount of $9,508,399.99

A motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented was approved 7-0.

V. REPORTS

Human Resources Recommendations (Action Item) Ms. Davis

A motion to approve the Human Resources Recommendations as presented was approved 7-0.

VI. NEW BUSINESS

Board of Education Truth-In-Budgeting Meeting Minutes of June 18, 2012 (Action Item)

A motion to approve the Board of Education Truth-In-Budgeting Meeting Minutes of June 18, 2012 was approved 6-0 with Mr. Moore abstaining.

Board of Education Regular / Study Session Meeting Minutes of June 18, 2012 (Action Item

A motion to approve the Board of Education Regular / Study Session Meeting Minutes of June 18, 2012 was approved 6-0 with Mr. Moore abstaining.

Board of Education Closed Meeting Minutes of June 18, 2012 (Action Item)

A motion to approve the Board of Education Closed Meeting Minutes of June 18, 2012 was approved 6-0 with Mr. Moore abstaining.

Board of Education Regular / Organizational Meeting Minutes of June 25, 2012 (Action Item)
A motion to approve the Board of Education Regular / Organizational Meeting Minutes of June 25, 2012 was approved 6-0 with Mrs. Nowak and Mrs. Talbert abstaining.

VII. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

Citizens Present at the Meeting – None

Members of the Administration – Mrs. Moore gave an update on the process for testing students into ELA and Math advanced courses in 6th grade and 9th grade. She also reviewed the universal screener being used to place students new to the district who do not have testing data in their transcripts. This work is taking place over the summer. Based on information coming from principals, we have higher numbers going in to advanced courses than in previous years.

Mr. Romzek provided an update on the progress of the transition to transportation and custodial contracted services. Some GCA personnel started work prior to the beginning of July in instances where custodial positions in buildings were vacant. All positions have been turned over as of July 1. To date, GCA has hired 22 former RCS employees. The transition to transportation services has been taking place over the summer but the timeline is more extended since we do not transport students over the summer. Durham has hired a significant number of former RCS employees. In addition, much of the former RCS management team has remained in place. This has made for a very smooth transition.

Ms. Davis thanked the Blue group for their professionalism during this transition period.

Members of the Board of Education - None

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming RCS Events
August 13, 2012 Board of Education Regular Meeting, Administration Center, 7 p.m.
August 27, 2012 Board of Education Regular / Study Session Meeting, Administration Center, 7 p.m.

IX. ADJOURNMENT – 7:37 p.m.