Maxey named Farwell Board Of Education president

January 10, 2019

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

Joe Maxey was approved as president and Kellee Robinson vice-president at the Farwell Board of Education annual Organizational Meeting Monday evening. Angelina Smith was the board’s choice for secretary and new board member Jade Campbell was named treasurer.

The organizational meeting is held before the January meeting each year.

Kellee Robinson and Jade Campbell were sworn in at the Farwell BOE Organizational Meeting Monday.

Kellee Robinson and Jade Campbell were sworn in at the Farwell BOE Organizational Meeting Monday.

During the Organizational meeting Monday, The board also set the date, time and place for each meeting in 2019. The regular meetings will be held in the High School Media Center at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, except in September, when because of the Labor Day Holiday, the meeting will be held on the 9th. Two of the meetings will be held in another place for audience convenience. March 4th the meeting will be held in Lake and on April 1, the meeting is scheduled to take place in Lake George. Board workshops were also scheduled.

Thrun Law Firm of Lansing was named as the district’s school attorney with Jaynie Smith-Hoerauf P.C. as the district’s local attorney.

Former Board President Shari Buccilli will serve as the Clare-Gladwin Board Association representative, and Kellee Robinson will as the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education School District representative.

Smith was named the Michigan Association of School Boards Liaison.

Joe Maxey (back row, center) was named Farwell BOE president and Kellee Robinson was named vice president of the board.

Joe Maxey (back row, center) was named Farwell BOE president and Kellee Robinson was named
vice president of the board.

Board members were also assigned to several committees including the new Reproductive Health committee; Wellness Committee; Physical Plant/Transportation; Personnel Negotiations; Budget/Finance; and Curriculum/Policy Committee.

Other business approved at the Organizational meeting included:

*Designating Isabella Bank & Trust for the general fund, debt retirement fund, payroll, internal funds, lunch funds and capital projects, with investment allowed at other facilities including Fifth-Third Bank, Chemical Bank, Comerica, MILAF, and Isabella Bank and Trust;

*Authorization of superintendent, business manager and/or board members’ signatures on financial matters;

*Adoption of existing bylaws and policies;

*Delegating the superintendent responsible for all district election duties;

*Appointing the business manager and/or superintendent as electronic transfers officer.

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