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October 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education October Board Meeting

Agenda
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Old Business
Storm Safe Shelters
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented information regarding the storm safe shelters. He informed the board that TEMA will forward the grant application to FEMA. Mr. McCampbell asked if there was a timeline. Mr. Miles stated that Greer Lashlee had indicated that a decision should be made regarding the funding of the grant sometime in December, 2011.
Spotlight Recognition
Speaker(s):  Dr. Susan Burton
Discussion:  Dr. Susan Burton recognized Service Solutions who contract with Henry County School System to provide custodial services. The following custodians were recognized: Vicki Muleski 2 weeks Jackie McEntire 2 yrs Robert Hart 17 yrs Grove Amber Jones LW 2005 Clifford Anderson Henry 10 yrs Mr. Todd Harrelson 2 yrs Ron Marino - Service Solutions 11 yrs Cindy Marino LW and Central Office 10 yrs David St Clair LW 1 yr Carl Morgan HCHS 17 yrs Deborah Johnson Harrelson 5 yrs Latrice Harrelson 3 yrs Vernell Tharpe Harrelson 3 yrs Jimmy Bates 2yrs Henry Odell Long HCHS 3 yrs Bobby Wade HCHS 3 yrs
Civitan Club Project
Discussion:  Mr. Miles informed the board that the current budget for the hand rail project at HCHS football stadium totals $7,000. He introduced Margaret Weaks, Jorene McNeal, and Edward Sadler from the Civitain Club. They presented $1,500 to Henry County School System towards the hand rail project.
Energy Efficient Schools Initiative - Grant Approval
Speaker(s):  John Akers
Discussion:  Mr. Akers discussed projects that were completed in the past with funds from the EESI Grant. He also explained plans to use the upcoming grant funds.
LEAP (Kids Corner) and Early Childhood Grants
Speaker(s):  Dr. Renea Wade
Discussion:  Dr. Wade provided information regarding the PreK program and budget, as well as information on the LEAP Grant which funds Kids Corner activities at each Elementary school.
HCHS Patriot Pals
Speaker(s):  Candi Norwood
Discussion:  Candi Agree presented a video and information on HCHS Partriot Pals. The following Patriot Pals were also present and spoke to board members about the benefits of the program. Patriot Pals include: Hannah McFadden Paige Paschall Cheron Teague Jake McElroy
District Wide Planning Report (TCSPP)
Speaker(s):  Dr. Susan Burton
Discussion:  Mr. Miles and Dr. Susan Burton provided the board with information regarding the School Improvement Plan which is due December 15th. Mr. Miles plans to review each school plan with the board at the December meeting. Dr. Susan Burton explained that plan had been reduced from an approximate 100 page document to a 4 page maximum.
Facilities Update
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles stated that Henry Mayor, Joe Qualls had approached him about the City of Henry using the old bank building that is currently on the Henry campus. Mr. Doug Braden, Mr. Miles and John Akers met with Mr. Qualls about the possibility of using the facility. Mr. Braden explained to the board his thoughts on the city's use of the facility. Mr. Braden pointed out that this was just a discussion with the City of Henry and that nothing at had been determined. Mr. McCampbell asked if Henry had made any specific requests. Mr. Miles stated that is was nothing other than asking to use the building.
Policy Update
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles & Dr. Stacy Byrd
Discussion:  Chairman Reimold informed the board that no action was needed on the two policies presented due to this being the first reading of the policies. Dr. Stacy Byrd presented information regarding the specific policies.
Policy 1.406 - First Reading
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Policy 6.4031 - First Reading
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Budget Amendments
Speaker(s):  Judy Kee
Discussion:  Judy Kee presented information about the following budget amendements: 141-04 Safe School Act Budget 141-05 FRC
Teacher Evaluation Update
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented the board with information on the new teacher evaluation system. Mr. Miles explained district level implementation of the new teacher evaluation system. Mr. Miles stated that a teacher evaluation template would be provided at the December board meeting. There was discussion on the length of time it takes to complete a teacher evaluation. Mr. Miles stated that he would have a more accurate timeframe during the December meeting. Before closing Mr. Miles announced that the Henry County School System audit had been completed with no findings. He stated that a detailed audit report would be presented at the next board meeting. Adjourned at 6:00pm
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