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April 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education Regular Meeting

Agenda
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Nurse's Report
Budget Amendment 141-07
March 14, 2013 Board Minutes
Authorization to apply for federal funds
Summer Feeding Request
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Discussion:  Add item to main board agenda closed executive session. Robert motion Jim second
Textbook Adoption
Speaker(s):  Dr. Renea Wade & Marti Owens
Discussion:  Dr. Wade explained the process to adopt textbooks and provided the board with a list of chosen textbooks to adopt for grades K-8.
4-H Bus Request
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented a request from the local 4-H club to use system buses this summer to transport to 4-H camp in Columbia. Mr. Miles explained that this is done every year.
High School Dual Credit Agreement
Speaker(s):  Betsy Allison
Discussion:  Betsy Allison discussed the plan to offer dual credit courses at HCHS for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Through a partnership with Bethel College, HCHS will be offering numerous dual credit courses. Mrs. Allison explained that students turn in interests for the courses at the end of this semester for next school year. In order to offer the class Bethel requires that a minimum of 10 students enroll in class. Since the qualifications to enroll in the dual credit course through Bethel are the same as those of the HOPE scholarship, the cost of the course will only be $25.
Federal Programs Audit
Speaker(s):  Dr. Susan Burton
Discussion:  Dr. Susan Burton presented information regarding the Federal audit.
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Sam Miles
Discussion:  1. Budget Calendar Mr. Miles shared several dates with the board as it pertained to the school budget. Mr. Miles informed the budget committee that he would like to meet on May 9th. He reviewed that the members of the budget committee are Doug Braden, Robert Sleadd, and Rod Frey. On May 20th the budget is scheduled to be presented to the County Budget Committee. Finally, Mr. Miles explained that the regular May board date might need to be moved in order to present the budget to the entire board and in turn then present to the entire county commission. He asked if the board would prefer to meet on May 23rd or if they would rather meet on regular board date on May 9th. It was decided that the May board meeting would be changed to Thursday, May 23rd at 5pm. 2. ABE Proposal Mr. Miles updated the board on the recent change in funding for ABE and the explained the requirement to write a grant to secure the funding. Mr. Miles reminded the board this had been discussed a few months ago. Benton, Carroll and Henry have been asked to apply for a grant. After meeting with other directors and technology center directors, Mr. Miles stated that he had accepted a grant to facilitate an ABE program for a 3 county area. Donna Winders will be the director for the 3 county center. Mr. Miles pointed out that the new grant to serve three counties was funded for the same amount that the program was last year to serve just Henry County. Mr. Miles told the board that he would keep them informed on the many challenges that will be faced to maintain ABE. 3. Building Committee He informed the board that the facilities and grounds committee met to review proposes to update facilities. Mr. Miles stated that nothing was decided at the meeting and that he would update the board as he gathered more information regarding the need for improvements. Dismissed to closed executive session Adjourn at 5:51
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