The following is a summary of the Regular Board of Education Meeting held August 13, 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 7:01 p.m. All Board members were present with the exception of Mr. Coutteau and Mrs. Talbert with prior notice. Mr. Moore arrived at 7:13 p.m.

III. COMMUNICATIONS

Secretary of the Board of Education – Mrs. Nowak reported on 46 communications received since the previous meeting in Mr. Coutteau's absence.

Citizens Requesting Placement on the Agenda – Dr. Harwood addressed the Board regarding the superintendent search process.

Members of the Board of Education – Dr. Piskulich shared one communication received since the previous 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 July 7, 2012 thru July 27 2012 in the amount of $5,394,047.09.

To approve the Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes of July 16, 2012.

To approve the Board of Education Closed Meeting Minutes of July 16, 2012.

To approve the Head Start Director's Report for May, 2012.

A motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented was approved 4-0.

V. REPORTS

Human Resources Recommendations (Action Item) Ms. Davis

A motion to approve the Human Resources Recommendations as presented was approved 4-0.

VI. NEW BUSINESS

Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes of July 30, 2012 (Action Item)

A motion to approve the Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes of July 30, 2012 was approved 5-0.

Approval of Resolution Accepting 2012 Refunding Bond Pricing (Action Item) Mr. Romzek

A motion to approve the Resolution Accepting 2012 Refunding Bond Pricing as presented was approved 5-0.

Board Policy 6215 Fiscal Planning – Fund Balance (Action Item, First Reading) Mr. Romzek

A motion to approve the first reading of the Proposed New Board Policy 6215 Fiscal Planning – Fund Balance.

A motion to table the item until the next regular meeting was approved 5-0.

Reward and Focus Schools Update (Informational Item) Mr. Clarke presented information regarding the new designations from the MDE related to Top to Bottom ranking and the gap between high and low achievement scores in a particular building.

VII. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

Citizens Present at the Meeting - An individual addressed the Board regarding the Hugger principal placement process.

Members of the Administration – Mrs. Moore shared information about the TEAM Rochester meeting that will take place on Thursday which will include discussion of social justice and the Instructional Team meeting that will take place in the afternoon. Mrs. Moore also shared that she presented at the Michigan Virtual University conference as the key note speaker last Tuesday.

Members of the Board of Education - None

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming RCS Events

August 27, 2012 Board of Education Regular Meeting / Study Session, Administration Center, 7 p.m.
September 4, 2012 First Day of School for Students: Half-day K-5 and Full-day 6-12

September 10, 2012 Board of Education Regular Meeting, Administration Center, 7 p.m.
September 24, 2012 Board of Education Regular Meeting / Study Session, Administration Center, 7 p.m.

IX. ADJOURNMENT – 8:22 p.m.