Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education Meeting May 21st

Office of the Superintendent

Gwinn Area Community Schools 906) 346-9283

The regular meeting of the Board of Education, Gwinn Area Community Schools, will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 in the Gwinn High School Library.

Meeting called to order: 6:30 P.M.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Student of the Month
      1. Gwinn Middle School
      2. Gwinn High School
  1. Financial Report
    1. Presentation of Claims
    2. Financial Report
  1. Committee Reports
          1. Finance Committee
          2. Athletic Committee
  1. Superintendent’s Report
    1. District News
    1. Board Update
    2. Correspondence
  1. Information
      1. Presentation – Journey to Poland & Israel – Heather Hollands and Amy Laitinen
      2. Presentation – Vandenboom Child Development Center
  1. New Business – Action
  1. Set June Budget Hearing Date – June 27, 2012
  2. KI Sawyer Early Childhood Development Center
  3. Policy #5517.01 Bullying and Other Aggressive Behavior Toward Students – 1st reading
  4. Personnel
        1. Resignations/Retirements
  1. Bruce Nyquist – head mechanic, Bus Garage, effective date of resignation – May 21, 2012
  2. Mary Ann Knight – LRE paraprofessional, Gwinn High School, effective date of resignation – May 31, 2012
  3. Tom Ross – chemistry teacher, Gwinn High School, effective date of retirement – end of the 2011-12 contract year
  1. Gifts & Donations
              1. Donor’s Choose – various donations as follows:
                1. Holocaust Studies Via a Flight Through the (MacBook) Air” project for Heather Hollands’ classes totaling $1,227.41
                2. Need a Smile? I’ll Give you One!” project for Heather Hollands’ English lab classes totaling $440.73
                3. Heading Back to School with Class (and Supplies!)” project for Heather Hollands’ classes totaling $440.65
                4. 30 copies of Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” (valued at $729) for Amy Laitinen’s creative writing classes
              2. Karen Maki– donation of various books (valued at $465) for the KI Sawyer Elementary School library
  1. Public Comment
  2. Adjourn


This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the Gwinn Area Community School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated on the agenda.