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February 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education February Meeting

Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman, Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Pledge of allegiance was led by Jim McCampbell. The moment of silence was recognized by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Nurse's Report
Meeting Minutes
Budget Amendments
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
* HCHS Baseball Team Field Trip Request Mississippi State University June 8 - June 11
Speaker(s):  Coach Brian Welp
Discussion:  Dr. Norton spoke on behalf of Coach Welp to request a summer camp
* 2015-2016 School Calendar
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton presented a narrative edition of the 2015-2016 calendar. He reminded the board of the requirements by the state department of education.
AdvancEd Accreditation
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented information regarding the accreditation process for each school as well as the school district. Mr. Miles gave the board a brief history of how the accreditation process has worked within the past. He informed the board the importance of the accreditation process and why he feels it is important that our district continue with the process. This accreditation process has changed beginning with this year as it will allow the district as a whole to become accredited as well as each school. Mr. Miles reviewed the five standards that are used by AdvancEd for Quality School Systems. Mr. Miles asked for the approval
RTI Update
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Jennifer Allen
Discussion:  Mrs. Allen reviewed with the board the Response to Intervention program. implemented K-5, next year official implementation 6-8, 16-17 will implement 9-12 intervention. Mrs. Allen introduced the Reading Specialist at each of the elementary schools. Betty Dunkerson, Tonya Houston and Amanda Cook. Each Reading Specialist gave demographics of students served at each building and what improvements have been shown so far in the 2014-2015 school year. The group also shared challenges that have been faced as they continue implementation.
Grove School Report
Speaker(s):  Principal, Mr. Sam Tharpe
Discussion:  Mr. Tharpe thanked the board for allowing E.W. Grove to host this months board meeting. Mr. Tharpe reviewed the school demographics, student growth, teacher effectiveness, specific reasons for success. Assistant Principal Dr. Michelle Webb reviewed the daily schedule for students at Grove. Dr. Webb also introduced 4 students who discussed some of the extra curricular activities offered at Grove. James King - Henry Student, Tori Starks - Inman , Pierce Rose - Harrelson, Kassi Hudgins - Lakewood.
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  No Director's Report Adjourned 6:20pm
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