June 8, 2021

Committee of the Whole Meeting 5-26-21


Ida Public Schools

Committee of the Whole

May 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

In person in HS Cafeteria and Virtual via Zoom



1.      At 6:00 p.m. Mike Mero Jr., President, called the meeting to order.

Roll call of board members

Present: Lauren Calkins, Matt Darr, Jamie Hunter, Sarah Lambert, Mike Mero, Jr., Heather Schafer and Ryan Winkelman     

Staff present:  Superintendent Sandy Kreps; Principals Chuck Fuller and Dave Eack; Assistant Principal Stacy Maynard; Transportation Supervisor John Elkins; Technology Assistant Daniel Maenle and Secretary Janie Dressel

Other attendees from the Building Committee and community were present. 

It was determined a quorum was present. Mr. Mero welcomed the public.


2.       Sandy Kreps, Superintendent - Overview of Facility Study and Building Committee Role and Mission


3.       Jeremy Nadeau, Community Member/Parent/Alum - Where We Have Been and Where We Are Now


4.       John Elkins, Ida Public Schools - How We Went From 99 mil to 44 mil

a.  5 to 20 Year Strategic Plan in process 


5.       Bernie Porn, EPIC - Community Survey


6.        Jeremy Nadeau, Community Member/Parent/Alum - Prioritization Process


7.        Gary Stellar, Clark Construction - Breakdown

a.  Improvements

b.  Curriculum

c.  Safety


8.        Kari Blanchett, PFM - Cost Per Household


9.        Paul Metz, Ida Township Supervisor/Community Member - Action Steps


10.       Questions


11.       Mike Mero Jr - Board Consideration


12.       Motion to Adjourn

   A motion was made by Sarah Lambert, at 7:19 p.m., supported by Ryan Winkelman, to adjourn the May 26, 2021

   Committee of the Whole meeting.

   The roll call vote passed 7 to 0.


                                                         Respectfully submitted,

                                                         Janie Dressel

                                                         Recording Secretary