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May 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Special Called May Henry County Board of Education Meeting

Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman, Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Pledge of allegiance led by Jim McCampbell. Moment of silence was recognized by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Discussion:  Ben Taylor - family member on behalf Steven Rushing and family of Jamison Casteel. Wanted to remember the students that had passed away.
Adoption of Main Agenda
Director Of School's Retirement
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Chairman, Tom Beasley announced the retirement of Mr. Sam Miles. Mr. Miles thanked the board for the opportunity to serve as Director of Henry County School System for the past 5 years. He stated that he planned to work through the last day of his contract term which will end on June 30, 2015.
Transition Plan for Selection of New Director Of Schools
Speaker(s):  Chairman, Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Chairman, Tom Beasley stated that he had spoken with Mr. Miles and that he had agreed to stay on as Director of School for up to 120 days if he was needed to help with the transition of a new director. The terms of the pay, if the extended time was needed for Mr. Miles would be for 60% of his current pay. Discussion was had on the past search processes for a Director of Schools. All board members spoke and stated that it was not their wish to complete a search process through TSBA. Further discussion was had on the TSBA search process. Chairman Beasley recommended to interview Dr. Brian Norton at the recommendation of Mr. Sam Miles. Discussion was had on interviewing Dr. Brian Norton. All board members agreed that they would prefer to begin the search process by interviewing from within. All board members mentioned some of what they were looking for in the next Director. Mr. Frey stated he had contacted several current administrators and principals within the district and that they did not have a wish to pursue the Director of Schools position, but did support the recommendation to interview Dr. Norton. Further discussion was had on the timeline to interview Dr. Norton. Board members agreed that if they were satisfied after the interview process with Dr. Norton, that there would not be a need to continue to the search process. Discussion was had on if they were not satisfied, after interviewing Dr. Norton that they would discuss next steps at the May board meeting. Discussion was also had on the need to hire Mr. Miles past his contract end day of June 30th, to help with transition. Mr. Doug Braden stated that he felt it would be beneficial to hire Mr. Miles as a consultant or on a daily fee rate to with projects such as the AdvancEd Accrediation. However, it was agreed that no further discussion should be had on the need to hire Mr. Miles until a new Director had been appointed. Adjourn 5:21pm
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