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BOARD OF EDUCATION 

 

Upcoming Board Meeting Schedule

April 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Capac High School Library, 541 N. Glassford St., Capac

 

May 15, 2014 - Regular Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Capac High School Library, 541 N. Glassford St., Capac

 

May 22, 2014 - Special Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Capac High School Library, 541 n. Glassford St., Capac 

 

Regular Board Meeting Schedule 2013-14

 

Board of Education Letter to Community

Regarding Finances

 

February 28, 2014

 

Dear Community Members:

 

We are writing to address the issues surrounding the financial status of the school district. There seems to be a lot of misinformation which needs to be corrected before it becomes accepted as fact.

 

Let us begin by explaining how the school got to its present financial state. Six years ago the district had a fund balance, or reserve, of approximately $2.6 million. This represented 18% of the operating budget. Fund balance is the reserve used in case of unforeseen emergencies or economic downturns. The recommended fund balance for a school district is around 15%. But as we all know Michigan has experienced a significant economic downturn. The fund balance has been used to avoid a deficit budget and today stands at approximately $632,000 or 5.4%, well below the recommended amount.

 

How did this happen? The answer is found in declining enrollment coupled with reduced per pupil state funding and increased costs. The district's enrollment has declined by approximately 532 pupils over the last six years resulting in a loss of $4.0 M. The district's state per pupil funding (foundation allowance) has been dramatically reduced. In 2008-09 the foundation allowance was $7,316 per pupil. Today it is $7,026. Thus the district's state funding clock got turned back six years. Health care costs have significantly increased. The state imposed retirement rate has also skyrocketed. As a percent of payroll, the retirement expense went from 17.74% in 2006-07 to the current rate of 29.8%. These are all areas of expenses over which the district has no control.

 

The district has not sat idly by while its fund balance was melting away. The district has cut over $2.4 million in expenditures in the last few years. Often you hear that the school administration has not made any sacrifice. This is simply not true. Administration has been reduced by 50%. Positions eliminated include curriculum director, high school assistant principal, facilities supervisor, technology director, transportation supervisor, human resources/payroll position, athletic director, and latchkey supervisor. Also, our superintendent is a part-time interim with no benefits or retirement costs. Administrators salaries have been frozen since 2007-08 as well as a corresponding health insurance premium contribution increases. The total result is an 8% reduction in costs.

 

What about the other employee groups? Have they made concessions? The bus drivers took a wage freeze from 2008-2011 and a 6% wage reduction in 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14. Their contribution to dental care went up to 40%. They also gave up cash in lieu for health care which resulted in no one taking the coverage. The support staff (secretaries, aides, custodians and cooks) took the same wage freeze and then took a 10% pay cut beginning in 2011-12 and now in their contract until 2015. The board of education has taken reductions in their stipends three times. Thus, all of the employee groups mentioned so far have taken deep concessions to help the district stay afloat.

 

However, the teachers have voluntarily given up essentially nothing. A salary freeze was in place for 2008-12. However teachers still received their steps and degree increases until 2012-13. These steps and degree increases were frozen in 2012-13 pursuant to Public Act 54. Their contribution to their health care was a mere $525 per year starting in 2012-13 and they started paying 20% of their health care costs per Public Act 152. It should be noted that both the step/degree increase freezes and the 20% contribution to health care were implemented by the district under new laws which were passed. In other words, these "concessions" were mandated by law. In terms of voluntary concessions, while other groups were giving deep concessions, the only thing the teachers union had done was a small contribution to health care. The teachers had been given a pass on the type of concessions all other groups gave.

 

Beginning in February of 2012 teachers and the board began to negotiate a new contract. On June 12, 2013, after meeting 24 times without sufficient concessions to reach 8% fund equity, the board made their last best offer. The board of education met on June 15, 2013, and adopted a resolution to implement the district's last best offer. The last best offer imposed a 2% pay reduction for 2012-13, a 10% pay reduction for 2013-14, with continuation of the 10% pay reduction to remain in effect until a successor agreement is reached. Health insurance changed to a MESSA $1,250/$2,500 health savings account after December 31, 2013. Often you will hear that the salary concessions are 22%. This is simply not true. After the 2% concession the salary reverted back to previous levels. Then the 10% reduction was applied and stays in effect. This is a 10% not a 2% + 10% + 10% = 22% concession.

 

Capac is an excellent school district and continues to get better every day. We have dedicated, hardworking teachers and staff. However, with all the misinformation being spread now is a good time to tell you what has taken place to insure the continued financial stability of the school district.

 

Sincerely,

 

Capac Community Schools Board of Education

 

Agendas

Agenda 5/22/2014-Special 

Agenda 4/17/2014 -Regular 

Agenda 3/20/2014-Regular 

Agenda 3/6/2014-Special

Agenda 2/20/2014-Regular

Agenda 1/16/2014-Regular

Agenda 1/27/2014-Special

Agenda 12/19/2013-Regular

Agenda 11/21/2013-Regular

Agenda 11/14/2013-Special

Agenda 10/17/2013-Regular

Agenda 9/19/2013-Regular

Agenda 8/22/2013-Special

Agenda 8/15/2013-Regular

Agenda 8/8/2013-Special

Agenda 7/25/2013-Regular

Agenda 6/27/2013-Regular

Agenda 6/15/2013-Special

Agenda 5/23/2013-Special

Agenda 5/16/2013-Regular

Agenda 4/30/2013-Special

Agenda 4/18/2013-Regular

Agenda 4/9/2013-Special

Agenda 3/27/2013 - Special

Agenda 3/21/2013-Regular

Agenda 3/19/2013-Special

Agenda 3/7/2013-Special

Agenda 2/26/2013-Special - CANCELLED

Agenda 2/21/2013-Regular

Agenda 2/7/2013-Special

Agenda 1/31/2013-Special

Agenda 1/17/2013-Regular

Agenda 1/10/2013-Special

Agenda 12/20/2012-Regular

Agenda 11/15/2012-Regular

Agenda 11/1/2012-Special

Agenda 10/25/2012-Regular

Agenda 10/4/2012 - Special

Agenda 9/20/2012-Regular

Agenda 8/28/2012-Special

Agenda 8/21/2012-Special - CANCELLED!!!!

Agenda 8/16/2012-Regular

Agenda 7/19/2012-Regular

Agenda 7/11/2012-Special

Agenda 7/24/2012-Special

Agenda 6/28/2012-Regular

Agenda 6/21/2012-Special

Agenda 6/14/2012-Special

Agenda 6/7/2012-Special

Agenda 5/24/2012-Special

Agenda 5/17/2012-Regular

Agenda 4/12/2012-Regular

Agenda 3/15/2012-Regular - NOTE:  This meeting begins at 7 p.m. the time shown on the agenda is incorrect.

Agenda 2/16/2012-Regular

Agenda 2/15/2012-Special

Agenda 1/19/2012-Regular

Agenda 12/15/2011-Regular

Agenda 11/17/2011-Regular

Agenda 11/10/2011-Special Revised

Agenda 10/20/2011-Regular

Agenda 10/13/2011-Special

Agenda 9/15/2011-Regular

Agenda 8/18/2011-Regular

Agenda 8/10/2011-Special

Agenda 7/21/2011-Regular

 

Regular Meeting Schedule 

 

The Capac Board of Education meets at 7:00 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at:

 

Capac High School Library

541 North Glassford Street

Capac, Michigan 48014

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Exceptions to this schedule:

 

  • December meeting will be held in the elementary school library
  • February meeting will be held in the middle school library
  • June meeting will be held the 4th Thursday.

 

All meetings are open to the public.

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

March 20, 2014 - Regular 

March 6, 2014 - Special

February 20, 2014 - Regular

January 27, 2014-Special

January 16, 2014-Regular

December 19, 2013-Regular

November 21, 2013-Regular

November 14, 2013-Special

October 17, 2013-Regular

September 19, 2013-Regular

August 22, 2013-Special

August 15, 2013-Regular

August 8, 2013-Special

July 25, 2013-Regular

June 27, 2013-Regular

June 15, 2013-Special

May 16, 2013-Regular

April 30, 2013-Special

April 18, 2013-Regular

April 9, 2013-Special

March 27, 2013-Special

March 21, 2013-Regular

March 19, 2013-Special

March 7, 2013-Special

February 21, 2013-Regular

February 7, 2013-Special

January 31, 2013-Special

January 21, 2013-Special

January 17, 2013-Regular

January 10, 2013-Special

December 20, 2012-Regular

November 15, 2012-Regular

November 1, 2012-Special

October 25, 2012-Regular

October 4, 2012 - Special

September 20, 2012-Regular

August 16, 2012-Regular

July 24, 2012-Special

July 19, 2012-Regular

July 11, 2012-Special

June 28, 2012-Regular

June 21, 2012-Special

June 14, 2012-Special

June 7, 2012-Special

May 24, 2012-Special

May 17, 2012-Regular

April 12, 2012-Regular

March 15, 2012-Regular

February 16, 2012-Regular

February 15, 2012-Special

January 19, 2012-Regular

December 15, 2011-Regular

November 17, 2011-Regular

October 20, 2011-Regular

October 13, 2011-Special

September 15, 2011-Regular

August 18, 2011-Regular

August 10, 2011-Special

July 21, 2011-Regular

June 23, 2011-Regular

June 13, 2011-Special

May 19, 2011-Regular

April 25, 2011, Special

April 19, 2011, Regular

March 17, 2011, Regular

March 10, 2011, Special

February 17, 2011, Regular

February 10, 2011, Special

January 20, 2011, Regular

January 13, 2011, Special

December 15, 2010, Regular

December 2, 2010, Special

November 18, 2010, Regular

October 28, 2010, Special

October 21, 2010, Regular

October 14, 2010, Special

September 30, 2010, Special

September 16, 2010, Regular

August 26, 2010, Special

August 19, 2010,Regular

July 29, 2010, Special

July 15, 2010, Regular

June 24, 2010, Regular

June 15, 2010, Special

June 10, 2010, Special

May 17, 2010, Regular

April 29, 2010, Special

April 15, 2010, Regular

March 16, 2010, Regular

February 18, 2010, Regular

January 25, 2010

January 21, 2010

January 18, 2010

January 5, 2010, Special

December 17, 2009, Regular

December 8, 2009, Special

November 21, 2009, Special

November 19, 2009, Regular

October 15, 2009, Regular

September 17, 2009, Regular

August 27, 2009, Special

August 20, 2009, Regular

July 16, 2009, Regular

June 25, 2009, Regular

June 18, 2009, Special

June 4, 2009, Special

May 21, 2009, Regular

May 7, 2009, Special

April 16, 2009, Regular

March 19, 2009, Regular

March 16, 2009, Special

February 19, 2009, Regular

January 15, 2009, Regular

January 8, 2009, Special

December 18, 2008, Regular

December 15, 2008, Special

November 20, 2008, Regular

November 13, 2008, Special

November 6, 2008, Special

October 16, 2008, Regular

September 18, 2008, Regular

August 21, 2008, Regular

August 19, 2008, Special

July 17, 2008, Regular

June 26, 2008, Regular

June 12, 2008, Special

May 22, 2008, Special

May 15, 2008, Regular

April 24, 2008, Special

April 17, 2008, Regular

March 13, 2008, Regular

February 28, 2008, Special

February 21, 2008, Regular

January 31, 2008, Special

January 17, 2008, Regular

January 10, 2008, Special

December 28, 2007, Special

December 20, 2007 

December 11, 2007, Special

November 15, 2007  

October 18, 2007 

October 11, 2007  

September 20, 2007 

August 16, 2007 

July 27, 2007

July 26, 2007  

June 28, 2007  

June 7, 2007  

May 21, 2007 

May 17, 2007 

May 3, 2007  

April 23, 2007

April 19, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Board Members

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President

Mike Lentz

810/395-2372

 

 Ellis

 

Vice President

William Ellis

810-395-2477

810-543-0726

bellis@capacschools.us

wellis@live.com

 

 

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Secretary 

Dwayne Loper

810-656-4931

dloper@capacschools.us

 

 McDunnah

 

Secretary Pro Tem

Norman McDunnah

810-343-0654

nmcdunnah@capacschools.us

 

 Gileske

 

Treasurer 

Barry S. Geliske

586-215-9596

bgeliske@capacschools.us

 

 

 

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Treasurer Pro Tem 

Monica Standel

810-650-0982

monicastandel@gmail.com

 

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Trustee 

Dale Stuever

810/656-6140

stueverfarm@gmail.com

 

 

School board members may be contacted by e-mail.

 

schoolboard@capac.k12.mi.us