Calendar – Youth – Storytime for 1s and 2s – Jan. 24, 25

January 21, 2018

Marquette – Storytime for 1s and 2s will be held Wednesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 25 at 10:15 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities for ages 18 months to 35 months, with a loving adult. The event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.

Calendar – Groups – NARFE Chapter 1900 Meeting – Jan. 24

January 21, 2018

Marquette – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1900 will meet on Wednesday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center on the lower level of City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Marie Ross, care counselor for the Marquette area Alzheimer’s Association, will speak on Alzheimer’s Disease, its warning signs, care options, and more. The Alzheimer’s Association is the official charity of NARFE, receiving donations from the national, state and local levels of the organization.

NARFE Chapter 1900 includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Houghton and Hancock areas. For additional information please call 906-475-0362.

Calendar – Education – “Know the Facts. Save Lives.” Human Trafficking Presentation in Hancock – Jan. 24

January 21, 2018

Hancock – The recently re-established Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force, together with the Department of Justice and Michigan State Police will offer a “Know the Facts. Save Lives.” Human Trafficking Presentation on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jutila Center Room #323 at Finlandia University in Hancock.

Featured speakers include, Leslie Hagen from the Department of Justice, SA Todd Wilton ICE/HIS, and local MSP Community Troopers, Elisabeth Alquist, Iron Mountain Police Department Victim Advocate, Cheryl O’Neil Executive Director Caring House INC, and Stephanie Krieger s7Consulting.

There will be time for Q & A after each presentation and a brief invite to any participants to join the UPHTTF by the current Task Force Group Leader/Administrator Marlene Mottes Victim Advocate from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan Marquette Office.

Please contact Mottes for additional information at marlene.f.mottes@usdoj.gov.

Calendar – Music – Concert With A Circle of Friends – Jan. 24

January 21, 2018

Marquette – The Building Love: Imagine Series will present a concert by the Circle of Friends on Wednesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Led by Mary Burtch and Vicki Lockwood, Circle of Friends is a group of local women who began singing with their children and with each other at Peace Camp over 30 years ago. They have been singing all kinds of songs ever since, but for this concert they will focus on songs from around the world.

There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Peter White Public Library and Forward Action Michigan-UP. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Calendar – Music – Songwriting Workshop with Jonathan Rundman – Jan. 24

January 21, 2018

Hancock – The Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival will include a songwriting workshop with Artist in Residence Jonathan Rundman on Wednesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

The cost is $15 per person. For a complete schedule of Heikinpaiva events, go to www.pasty.com.

Calendar – Youth – Little Bookworms for 5s and 6s – Jan. 24

January 21, 2018

Marquette – Little Bookworms for 5s and 6s will be offered on Wednesday, January 24 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be stories, songs, school-readiness art, and pre-literacy skills for children ages 5 to 6. The event is free.

For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Marquette Area Public Schools BOARD OF EDUCATION Regular Meeting January 22nd

January 21, 2018

Marquette Area Public Schools
BOARD OF EDUCATION
1201 W. Fair Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Telephone 906-225-4200
WEBSITE www.mapsnet.org

Regular Meeting
Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
MSHS Library/Media Center
1203 West Fair Avenue
A G E N D A

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Approve Agenda

5. Comments from the Public (agenda items only) – (Please refer to Board Policy 0167.3 – Public
Participation at Board Meetings – Attendees must register their intention to participate in the public
portion of the meeting upon their arrival at the meeting).

6. Superintendent’s Report
A. Recognition of Michael J. Kohler and MAPS Board of Education Members
B. BE Lighting Report
C. Sinking Fund Projects Update
D. School Finance Report
E. Other

7. Approve Consent Agenda:
A. Approve Minutes of the January 8, 2018 Reorganizational Meeting
B. Approve Minutes of the January 19, 2018 Special Board Meeting
B. Personnel Report dated January 22, 2018;
C. Financial Reports:
December 2017 Receipts & Disbursements
December 2017 Financial Reports

8. Board Committee Reports:
A. Appropriations Committee Report dated January 19, 2018 by James Hewitt, Chair
B. Student School Board Representatives Report
C. Other Committee Reports

9. Unfinished Business
A. Final reading of NEOLA policy 7540 (first reading January 19, 2018)

Continued

NOTICE REGARDING BOARD MEETING MINUTES: Minutes of all meetings of the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of
Education are stored and available for inspection in the Board of Education Office, 1201 W. Fair Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.
Recent minutes, following approval, are also posted on the district website.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Any person with a disability who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should
contact the Superintendent at 906-225-4200 at least 3 days in advance of the meeting to request assistance. 2

10. New Business
A. Consider Naming Thrun Law Firm as Provider of legal services to MAPS
B. Consider Acceptance of Bid from Interkal, LLC for the High School Bleacher Replacement

11. Gifts and Bequests

12. Comments from the Public (general)

13. Board Member Comments

14. Board President’s Comments

15. Announcements and Other Meetings:

January 22 K-12 Half Day/Teacher PD
February 6 Executive Meeting Central Office 11:30 a.m.
February 7 K-12 Half Day/Teacher PD
February 12 Board Meeting (if necessary) Central Office 5:30 p.m.
February 19 No School – Winter Break
February 21 Appropriations Committee Central Office 11:30 a.m.
February 26 Board Meeting MAHS 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: Regular Board meetings currently have delayed telecasts on Charter Communications Channel 8

16. Adjourn