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December 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education December Meeting

Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Jim McCampbell
Discussion:  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by E.W. Grove student, Cole Davis. A moment of silence was recognized by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Discussion:  HCHS parent,Josh Frey, inquired about policies regarding social media related to staff and students. Board member,Rod Frey, requested to speak as a citizen. Chairman McCampbell informed Mr. Frey that the citizen's forum was not a forum for board members. Mr. Frey consulted board attorney, Rob Whitfield. Attorney Whitfield agreed with Chairman McCampbell.
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Nurse's Report
Board Minutes
Budget Amendments
Special Ed Contract
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
HCHS Madrigal Fieldtrip Request
Speaker(s):  Mr. Blair Chadwick
Discussion:  Performance by the Henry County High School Madrigals. Dr. Norton and Doug Braden thanked Mr. Chadwick for his outstanding job as an educator in the public school system and for the performance by the students.
Cross Country
Speaker(s):  Lance Winders
Discussion:  Dr. Norton introduced Head Coach Lance Winders and Assistant Coach Stephanie Winders. All members of the team were present and introduced themselves. The team was congratulated on ranking third in the region and being the first Cross Country team in Henry County since 1978 to advance to the state tournament. Two athletes, Titus Winders & Javan Winders were recognized as all-state athletes.
* Request of student surveys
Speaker(s):  Regina Lindsey
Discussion:  Dr. Norton informed the board that he had a request from School Counselor at Henry, Regina Lindsey to conduct student surveys as a part of the work that she is doing to earn her Leadership Endorsement at UTM. Mrs. Lindsey presented to the board an example of the survey that she would like to conduct with 8th grade students as well as a sample of the permission forms that would be required from the parents. Mrs. Lindsey informed the board that no student names would be used and only results from the survey. She also stated that Mr. Kibbler, Principal at Henry had approved all information.
Five Year Plan
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton asked if there were any edits, deletions, or additions to goal four. There were none, so goal five was introduced.
Finalize Goal 4 and Introduce Goal 5
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  1. Thanked the board members that attended the TSBA Conference. Dr. Norton also stated that this was his first TSBA conference to attend and was very pleased at the information gained from the conference. 2. Dr. Norton congratulated Jill Coker on completing the new board members training through TSBA. 3. Members of the board were presented with Henry County monogrammed fleece vests and Dr. Norton wished them all a Merry Christmas. Dr. Norton also mentioned that the same vests were given to all school employees for the holidays. 4. Dr. Norton informed the board that Monday, January 4th would be a Professional Development day for the district. Dr. Norton has arranged for attorney, Chuck Purcell to speak to all teachers regarding social media, what is protected speech for educators, deliberate indifference, and bullying. The training will be held at the Little Theatre at HCHS. All board members were invited to attend. 5. Judy Kee will be leaving and Dr. Norton extended a thanks for her service to the district. Mr. McCampbell thanked Mrs. Kee for her work. Dr. Norton introduced LonNita McDonald as the new Business Manager. 6. Dr. Norton announced that Tiffany Latta would be taking on a new role with the district as Director of Human Resources & Benefits. Dr. Norton also introduced Christy Thompson as the new Board Secretary as well as Secretary to the Director of Schools. Adjourned at 5:35pm
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