Greenville schools elects officers at organizational meeting

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:19 am on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

GREENVILLE — Greenville Public Schools Board of Education had its organizational meeting, which put the board’s business into place for the upcoming school year.

On Monday, the board voted to elect officers, set a meeting schedule, chose a law firm and more.

The Greenville Board of Education officers will remain the same as the previous school year with Janet Ralph as president, Norice Rasmussen as vice president, James Anderson as treasurer and Ronald Billmeier as secretary.

Rasmussen said she is very excited to work with the board yet again this year as vice president.
“Everyone has their own special expertise to make the board effective,” she said.

Rasmussen noted Ralph is a great leader for the board and GPS has a great superintendent — Pete Haines — to work with.

During the organizational meeting, Haines was approved to be responsible for posting all regular and special meetings, while The Daily News was approved as the official publication of record.

The board also approved Haines to authorize to sign administrator and teacher contracts, and approve teacher leaves of absence in accordance with the Master Teacher Agreement for the upcoming year.

Thrun Law Firm of Lansing was approved as the school’s legal council, while LaPointe and Butler of Lansing will handle legal services for special education.

Lastly, the board approved to continue holding meetings at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.
The board briefly discussed the possibility of holding meetings at 7 p.m. However, if the board needed to hold a session beforehand, there would not be much time to do so.

“I look forward to a good year together, “ Ralph said.

In other matters …

The board approved:
• Leslie Kinnee to the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee.
• Diane Brissette as the Title IX Compliance Coordinator per board policy.
• Brissette and Todd Oatley as sexual harassment grievance officers per board policy.

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