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                                      Suttons Bay Public Schools
                                     Minutes of the Special Meeting
                                             May 14, 2008

President Sue Corbin called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the upper level of the Elementary open
space.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corbin, Merriman, Nixon, Venie, Kelty

MEMBERS ABSENT:         Buffum, Hall

ALSO PRESENT:        Superintendent Michael Murray, Recording Secretary Rothgarber, Roger Arvo,
Ben Lantz, Delores Couturier, Deloris Mikowski, Mark Mikowski, Kris Mikowski, Jenn Lamb, Linda
Mikowski, Chris Mikowski, Ray Bufka, Kathy Mikowski, Micah Deegan, Frances Sharnowski, Brenda
Sharnowski, Mary Alice Herman, Jerry Herman, Pete Mikowski, Alison Manning, Greg Mikowski

Pledge of Allegiance.

Board President, Sue Corbin welcoming and remarks.

Public Comments:
 Brenda Sharnowski of Lake Leelanau had comments and concerns about bad language and safety of
   students and with staff not putting a stop to it or looking the other way.
 Mark Mikowski of Williamsburg has questions and concerns about the safety of students based upon an
   incident that happened in April. He feels the structure needs to be re-developed for discipline in the school.
 Jennifer Lamb of Suttons Bay voiced her concern about feelings the victim has towards one of the boys
   returning to school.

Motion by Merriman, support by Venie, to approve the agenda for the May 14, 2008 special meeting as
presented as recommended by the Superintendent.
Passed 5 - 0

Motion by Nixon, support by Merriman, to extend the length of the term of expulsion for student X through the
remainder of the 2007/2008 school year as requested in a letter to Board President, Susan Corbin, sent by Mark,
Kris, and Chris Mikowski.
Motion on hold.

Motion by Venie, support by Corbin, to move to close session of the Board of Education for discussion on the
disciplinary appeal for student X, that would extend the length of the term of expulsion for student X through the
remainder of the 2007/2008 school year as requested in a letter to Board President, Susan Corbin, sent by Mark,
Kris, and Chris Mikowski.
Passed 5 - 0

Closed session 6:41 pm until 7:18 pm.

Motion by Merriman, support by Kelty, to re-open meeting of May 14, 2008 at 7:18 pm for an appeal of
disciplinary action for student X, that would extend the length of the term of expulsion for student X through the
remainder of the 2007/2008 school year as requested in a letter to Board President, Susan Corbin, sent by Mark,
Kris, and Chris Mikowski.
Passed 5 - 0

Sue Corbin read the board policy on reinstatement of an expelled student.
Discussion followed.

Tom Nixon recalled the motion on the floor by Nixon, support by Merriman, to extend the length of the term of
expulsion for student X through the remainder of the 2007/2008 school year as requested in a letter to Board
President, Susan Corbin, sent by Mark, Kris, and Chris Mikowski.
Declined 0 - 5
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                                     Suttons Bay Public Schools
                                    Minutes of the Special Meeting
                                            May 14, 2008

The Suttons Bay Public Schools Board of Education charges administration to determine a plan to restrict
student X’s environment, in the form of in-school suspension, for the remainder of the 2007/2008 school year.
The student will not have contact with the victim, be included in any after school activities or graduate with his
class.

Discussion followed.

Nixon called for motion.

Motion by Merriman, support by Venie to charge administration to determine a plan to restrict student X’s
environment, in the form of in-school suspension, for the remainder of the 2007/2008 school year. The student
will not have contact with the victim, be included in any after school activities or graduate with his class.
Passed 5 - 0

Superintendent Reports:
Superintendent Murray made a brief statement.

Public Comment:
o Ray Bufka asked about student X restrictions.
o Mark Mikowski also asked about restrictions and safety and comfort of victim. Mr. Mikowski made a brief
statement.
o Kathy Mikowski made a brief statement.
o Jenn Lamb made a brief statement.
o Brenda Sharnowski made a brief statement and asked about student handbook contents.
o Linda Mikowski asked Superintendent Murray about Enterprise article. With Superintendent Murray
answering her question.

Board Comment: None

MEETING ADJOURNMENT at 7:47 pm
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                                        Suttons Bay Public Schools
                                       Minutes of the Regular Meeting
                                               April 14, 2008
Board Calendar
             July 9, 2007                    Organizational Meeting              6:30 pm
             July 9, 2007                    Regular Meeting                     To follow above
             August 13, 2007                 Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             August 27, 2007                 Special/Workshop Meeting            6:30 pm
             September 10, 2007              Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             September 24, 2007              Workshop Meeting                    6:30 pm
             October 8, 2007                 Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             October 22, 2007                Workshop Meeting                    6:30 pm
             November 12, 2007               Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             November 26, 2007               Workshop Meeting                    6:30 pm
             December 10, 2007               Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             December 24, 2007               Holiday – no meeting
             January 14, 2008                Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             January 28, 2008                Special/Workshop Meeting            6:30 pm
             February 11, 2008               Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             February 25, 2008               Workshop Meeting                    6:30 pm
             March 10, 2008                  Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             March 24, 2008                  Special/Workshop Meeting            6:30 pm
             April 14, 2008                  Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             April 28, 2008                  Workshop Meeting                    6:30 pm
             May 12, 2008                    Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             May 14, 2008                    Special Meeting                     6:30 pm
             May 26, 2008                    Holiday – no meeting
             June 9, 2008                    Regular Meeting                     7:00 pm
             June 23, 2008                   Budget Hearing Meeting              6:30 pm

Board Committee Meeting Schedule
Building & Grounds - TBD
                                                                       nd
Community Relations – Third Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 pm, 310 Elm 2 Floor Staff Lounge.
Curriculum - TBD
Finance/Transportation - TBD
                                   nd
Personnel/Athletics- TBD, 310 Elm 2 Floor Board Conference Room.
Policy - TBD
                                                                    nd
Student Support– Third Thursday of each month @ 7:30 am, 310 Elm 2 Floor Open Space.
                                                                 nd
Technology – Third Thursday of each month @ 3:30 pm, 310 Elm 2 Floor Board Conference Room.
Citizens for Equity – TBD @ 6:30 pm Horizon Books, Traverse City
                                                         nd
DAC – Third Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm, 310 Elm 2 Floor Staff Lounge.
Field of Dreams
                                        th                  nd
Fundraising Committee Meeting – May 27 6:30 pm, 310 Elm 2 Floor Open Space.

The minutes of this meeting will be available at the Superintendent’s Office at 310 Elm St., Suttons Bay and on the school
website: http://www.suttonsbay.k12.mi.us after approval at the following Board Meeting.


                                                                        Respectfully submitted,



                                                                        Marie Rothgarber, Recording Secretary



                                                                        Lizabeth Venie, Board Secretary
                                                                        Suttons Bay Board of Education
February 16, 2011

				
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