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August 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM - August Henry County Board of Education Meeting

Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Reimold
Discussion:  Jim McCampbell led the pledge of allegiance. Doug Braden recognized a moment of silence.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
July 12, 2012 Board Minutes
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
School Resource Officer Update
Speaker(s):  Sheriff Monte Belew
Discussion:  Mr. Miles introduced Sherrif Monte Belew and comended the work of the school resource officers at each school. Mr. Miles explained that he had recently met with Sherrif Belew and SRO Buford Taylor regarding a program that they would like to implement at HCHS and Grove. Sherrif Belew explained the program Text a Tip. He stated that this was a program that was found by attending a school resource officer conference and had been successful in other schools accross the state. The sherrif explained that he is not asking that the current cell phone policy be amended. This would be a program that would not be used during school hours and would only be used after schools. Mr. Miles stated that the program did not need board approval since this was a program that would be implemented by the Sherrif's Department but he did want the board and community to be aware of the program.
Substitute Training Program
Speaker(s):  Jennifer Allen
Discussion:  Mr. Miles introduced a training program was developed earlier this summer to familiarize substitutes with school policies and offer tools to better prepare subs for the classroom. Jennifer Allen explained that she and Stephanie Winders had conducted the training for approximately 100 substitutes so far. Mrs. Allen described some of the items that had been reviewed with the subs and stated that they had received alot of positive feedback both from the subs and principals. She explained that eventually all substitutes will be required to attend this training program before they will be allowed to sub in any Henry County school.
Cafeteria Update
Speaker(s):  Karen Wilson
Discussion:  Karen Wilson, Food Service Director updated the board on several new USDA requirements. USDA also recently enforced a policy to make all school lunch prices to be the same across the state. Mrs. Wilson, explained that instead of raising the prices of lunches in Henry County she will be using monies from her reserve fund to make adjustments to the cost. Mr. Miles also informed the board and thanked Mrs. Wilson for allowing Henry County Schools to offer free breakfast to all children during the upcoming school year.
Introduction of HCHS Boys Head Basketball Coach, Mike Greer
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles introduced the new HCHS Boys Basketball Coach, Mike Greer. Coach Greer also introduced his Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Wes Malone.
TN Cares Contract
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles informed the board that TSU will now take over the TN Cares grant that Henry County Schools had administrated for several years. He explained that none of the services offered by TN Cares would change. However, he did inform the board that TN Cares would acquire a new location in the next month of so since they will be moving from the old Grove to the Central Community Center.
Speaker(s):  Dr. Stacy Byrd
Discussion:  Dr. Byrd explained to the board the recommended changes in all proposed policies.
Policy 1.704 Charter Schools - First Reading
Policy 5.200 Separation Practices for Tenured Teachers - First Reading
Policy 5.201 Separation Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers - First Reading
Policy 6.316 Suspension/Expulsion/Remand - First Reading
Electronic Attendance Policy
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles explained that there were recent legal changes that would allow boards to meet electronically. He asked board members if this would be something that they would be interested in pursuing. All board members agreed that this would not be a policy they would be interested in changing at this time.
TSBA Dates
Speaker(s):  Tricia Reimold
Discussion:  Board members were given dates of Fall District Meeting and Annual Convention.
Upcoming Board Officer Elections and Installment of New Board Member
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles reminded board members that next month would be the of elections of board chairman and vice-chairman as well as the swearing in of new board member, Rod Frey. Mr. Miles welcomed Mr. Frey who was in attendance at the meeting.
Recognition of Exemplary School District by State Officials
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles wanted to inform the board that Henry County had been recognized by Senator Herron and Congressman Fincher through proclomations for meeting exemplary district. Mr. Miles reviewed the criteria for meeting an exemplary district.
Board Recognition
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles thanked Chairman Reimold for the leadership skills that she had provided and for her many years of service to the board. Mrs. Reimold was presented with a plaque in recognition of her years of service. From 2004-2012. A reception was held after the board meeting in recognition of Chairman Reimold. Adjourned at 5:58 pm
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