FCS – Business and Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – 02/14/22

Business and Finance Committee
Monday, February 14, 2022
11:30 a.m., Superintendent’s Office
Meeting Minutes

Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Jason Kennedy, Jessica Wiseman, and Mark Mesbergen

  1. Retirement Notices Received
    Jason and Mark gave an update on the retirement notices that we have received so far.
  2. Coaching Update
    Jason gave an update on one of our high school coaches.
  3. Administrator Evaluation System Update
    Jason gave an update on the process that he is using to evaluate Fruitport’s admin.
  4. MAISD Special Education Millage Update
    Jason and Mark gave an update on the special education millage that the MAISD is putting on the ballot in May 2022. Jason and Mark will do a small presentation at the upcoming board meeting.
  5. Budget Amendments
    Mark gave an overview of the 2022 budget amendments for all of the funds. The general fund is doing better than the original budget and includes all of the increases that were approved and that are projected to be given with the groups that have not settled.
  6. Athletic Entry
    Mark gave an update on the athletic entry at the high school. The board approved an upgrade to the entry system back in the spring of 2021. Some additional requests were made by a committee and the price of those additions were deemed to be too high for what work was requested.
  7. Technology Recommendation
    Mark presented two recommendations from Jeff Grossenbacher. The first was a recommendation to purchase 771 Chromebooks for the upcoming year. These Chromebooks are replacing the Chromebooks that will not be supported by Google after June 2022. The second recommendation is to purchase all new computers for the carts in the classroom and computers for staff that do not have a cart. These current computers are roughly 10 years old. Both of these recommendations are to be paid for using the Technology Millage.
  8. Other – Aff Admin TA
    Mark gave an update on the tentative agreement that was signed with the affiliated admin. This recommendation will be coming out of the Personnel Committee.
  9. Other – Count
    Jessica gave an update on the Spring 2022 count. The projection is that Fruitport will be flat to down 10 FTE compared to Fall count. This is a lot better than the trend from the past couple of years.
  10. Other – Student and Gate Fees
    Jason gave an update on athletic revenue and what the vision is in terms of students attending sporting events.
  11. Other – Business Manager Agreement with NMPS
    Jason gave an update on the agreement with North Muskegon for business services. The agreement is up in June.

Meeting adjourned at 12:38 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen