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November 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM - November Board Meeting

Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jim McCampbell. A moment of silence was observed by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
September Nurse's Report
2013 LEA Compliance
School Audits
Budget Amendments
Title I amendment
Title II amendment
Title III amendment
Title VI Amendment
IDEA 901 amendment
IDEA Pre-School amendment
Race To The Top amendment
141-08 FRC - Social Skills Instructor
141-09 Adult Education Critical Needs Grant
Special Ed Contracts
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Recognition of TEL Trainer of the Year - Amanda Mason
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles explained that the Tennessee Electronic Library had been rejuvinated system across the system. He introduced Mrs. Mason as the TEL Trainer of the Year. Mrs. Mason was chosen as a state trainer for TEL. Mrs. Mason was presented with a certificate of appreciation for her work with Tennessee Electronic Library and her dedication to the HC school sytem. Mrs. Mason presented the board with information regarding TEL and gave a brief overview.
*Lakewood Speech Team - Fieldtrip Request
Speaker(s):  David Weatherly
Discussion:  David Weatherly presented information on the field trip request to attend a speech tournament in Bowling Green, KY.
Plus Endowment
Speaker(s):  Dr. Susan Burton
Discussion:  Dr. Susan Burton stated that Henry County School System was awarded over $14,000 in Plus Endowment Grant. Regina Lindsey presented information on the grant that she received from Plus Endowment. Susan Hayes spoke on behalf of Plus Endowment. Mrs. Hayes stated that over 22 grants were given this year. Chairman Beasley presented Mrs. Hayes with a certification of appreciation for Plus Endowment.
Olweus Bullying
Discussion:  Mr. Norton explained that the Olweus Bullying program is being redeveloped in the school system. He stated that all administrators, guidance counselors and school resource officers have been retrained. Discussion was had and questions were answered regarding Owleus.
*Surplus Electronic Equipment
Speaker(s):  Mr. Denton Jordan
Speaker(s):  Brian Norton
Discussion:  Mr. Norton reviewed the details of the proposed changes on policies for a second reading. Mr. Sleadd asked for an example that would be affected by the proposed change to the nepotism policy. Questions were answered regarding the policy. Mr. Norton then explained details of the proposed change to policy 5.305 Medical Leave, on the agenda for first reading. Mr. Norton stated that this was a change based on a department of labor code.
1.108 Nepotism (Second Reading)
1.407 School Board Records (Second Reading)
6.200 Attendance (Second Reading)
5.305 Family & Medical Leave (First Reading)
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  1. Report Card Mr. Miles & Dr. Wade explained details of the state report card that was just released. Data was shown for our district. Mr. Miles also announced that he had been contacted by SCORE who had asked the top 5 districts for achievement and growth in the state to participate in a study. Our district was among the 5 that has been asked to participate in the study about how our district achieved growth. 2. Differentiated Pay Plan Mr. Miles reminded the board that by state board policy school systems can no longer have a pay plan for teachers based on years of service and degree. Mr. Miles outlined a plan of how Henry County Schools will design a pay plan. Mr. Miles stated that a team would be formed within our district to look at a differentiated pay plan. The deadline to the state for approval will be in March or April. The first meeting for the team will be December 16th. He will continue to keep the board updated. 3. Building & Grounds The district has been asked by Verizon Wireless to set up a tower on the HCHS property. The tower would be similar to a tower that is currently on the property of HCMC off of Tyson Avenue beside the new extended campus of Bethel. If it is approved the tower would be located beside the concession stand at HCHS football field. Mr. Miles stated that he would be getting information to the building and grounds committee and make a report back to the board. Adjourned 5:35 pm
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