Business and Finance Committee
Monday, December 7, 2020
11:30 a.m., Board Room and via Zoom
Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Bob Szymoniak, Jeff Grossenbacher, and Mark Mesbergen
1. ECC Rate Increase
Mark presented a recommendation from Pam Bergey to increase the tuition. The increase in tuition is to cover minimum wage increasing and an increase for her staff.
2. Technology Servers
Mark and Jeff presented a recommendation to replace our servers and storage. The servers are starting to get old (aging from 8 to 12 years) and there was just an issue that could have potentially caused Fruitport to be closed due to the issue. The cost of the complete replacement is $27,411 coming out of the Technology Fund.
3. Chromebook Purchase for 2022
Mark and Jeff presented the chromebook purchases for the upcoming school year. The lead time is around 6 months so we need to order them soon in order for them to get here before the next school year. Jeff is recommending to purchase 890 chromebooks for a total cost of $213,705.90 ($29,527.20 will come out of Title 1 and the rest will come out of the Technology fund).
4. Reconfirmation of the Instructional Plan
Bob presented an update regarding the educational plan.
Meeting adjourned at 12:04 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen