The following is a summary of the Regular Board of Education Meeting held January 14, 2013 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 – Mrs. Talbert called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

II. ROLL CALL – All Board members were present with the exception of Mr. Coutteau with prior notice.

III. ACADEMIC SPOTLIGHT – Students from Long Meadow Elementary Student Council shared a powerpoint presentation about their activities as student council representatives.

A motion to move the Superintendent's Report to the first item after Consent Agenda was approved 6-0.

IV. COMMUNICATIONS

A. Secretary of the Board of Education – Mr. Piskulich shared communications received since the previous meeting

B. Citizens Requesting Placement on the Agenda – None

C. Student Representatives to the Board of Education – Students from Adams, Rochester and Stoney Creek shared information about activities taking place at their schools since the previous Board meeting.

D. Members of the Board of Education - None

V. SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS – Dr. Zumsteg thanked the Board for their dedication and for the amount of time that Board members spend in volunteer service to the district.

VI. 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.

A. To approve the Current Bills Payable for November 17, 2012 thru December 21, 2012
in the amount of $11,423,462.90.

B. To approve the Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes of December 10, 2012.

C. To approve the Board of Education Closed Meeting Minutes of December 12, 2012.

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

E. To approve Mrs. Berwick and Mr. Coutteau attending the Oakland County School Boards Association meeting on January 16, 2013 in the amount of $60.00.
Source of funding: General Fund

A motion to approve Consent Agenda as presented was approved 6-0.

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Superintendent's Update (Informational Item) Dr. Zumsteg congratulated Brian Dalton from West on his participation in a triathalon to raise money for Rett's Disease and asked him to share how he got involved with this cause. Dr. Zumsteg also commended Cara Lougheed's initiative to have all the teachers at Stoney Creek welcome the students back to school with signs.

Dr. Zumsteg shared the security measures that have been put in place and a discussion of what will take place going forward. We will be gathering input from parents and staff for recommendations.

B. Board Policy 5422 – Grading (Action Item, Second Reading) Mrs. Moore

A motion to remove the item from the table was approved 6-0.

A motion to approve the second reading of the proposed revisions of Board Policy 5422 – Grading was approved 6-0.

C. Board Policy 5360 – Student Suicide (Action Item, Second Reading) Mrs. Moore

A motion to remove the item from the table was approved 6-0.

A motion to approve the second reading of the proposed revisions of Board Policy 5360 – Student Suicide was approved 6-0.

D. Board Bylaw 0160 (Action Item, Second Reading) Mrs. Talbert

A motion to remove the item from the table was approved 6-0.

A motion to approve the second reading of the proposed revisions of Board Bylaw 0160 was approved 6-0..

E. Board Policy 1220 – Employment of the Superintendent (Action Item, Second Reading)
Mrs. Talbert

A motion to remove the item from the table was approved 6-0.

A motion to approve the second reading of the proposed revisions of Board Policy 1220 – Employment of the Superintendent was approved 6-0.

F. Board Policy 1230 – Superintendent of Schools (Action Item, Second Reading) Mrs. Talbert

A motion to remove the item from the table was approved 6-0.

A motion to approve the second reading of the proposed revisions of Board Policy 1230 – Superintendent of Schools was approved 6-0.

REPORTS

A. Human Resources Recommendation (Action Item) Ms. Davis

A motion to approve the Human Resources Recommendation as presented was approved 6-0.

B. Superintendent's Update (Informational Item) Dr. Zumsteg – This item was moved to become the first item of business under Unfinished Business

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes of December 17, 2012 (Action Item) Mrs. Talbert

A motion to approve the Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes of December 17, 2012 was approved 6-0.

B. 2012/2013 Budget Amendments (Action Item) Mr. Romzek

A motion to approve the 2012/2013 Budget Amendments as presented was approved 6-0.

C. Best Practices Incentive Grant Resolution (Action Item) Mr. Romzek

A motion to approve the Best Practices Incentive Grant Resolution as presented was approved 6-0.

Purchasing Agent Recommendation (Action Item) Mr. Romzek

A motion to approve the recommendation to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Oakland Schools to contract a part-time Purchasing Supervisor, as presented was approved 6-0.

X. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

A. Citizens Present at the Meeting – Doug Hill, president of the REA thanked the Board for its service and for their hard work. He encouraged the Board members to think of one highlight of their recent past that can help get through the difficult days.

B. Members of the Administration – None

C. Members of the Board of Education – Dr. Piskulich commented on an art class he and Mrs. Talbert attended at Stoney Creek that was very interesting. Mrs. Berwick enjoyed the Crosstown Showdown on Friday night, the "Annie" performance by West at RHS on Saturday night and the MLK celebration on Sunday. Mrs. Pierobon mentioned that the wrestlers did very well at regionals. Mr. Zabat complimented the teaching staff on their character building efforts, as evidenced by Mr. Dalton's work on behalf of Rett's Syndrome. Mrs. Talbert mentioned that the Superintendent Search committee has received a list of references for the candidates and questions to be asked. Site visits will take place January 15 and 16.

XI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming RCS Events

January 22, 2013 7:00-8:30 P.M., Community Reception to meet Superintendent Candidates, Harrison Room

January 23, 2013 5:00 P.M., Board of Education Special Meeting, Harrison Room

January 24, 2013 7:00 P.M., Board of Education Special Meeting, Harrison Room

January 28, 2013 7:00 P.M., Board of Education Regular Meeting, Harrison Room

XII. ADJOURNMENT – 8:55 p.m.