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July 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education July Meeting

Call to Order
Discussion:  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rod Frey. A moment of silence was recognized by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Board Minutes
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Family Resource Center-JumpStart Program
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Becky Holland
Discussion:  Becky Holland with the Family Resource Center presented information to the board regarding the new JumpStart Program. She said the program involves going out into the county daycares and it serves over 100 kids. The parents are excited about being involved and receiving their information and goodie bags. Mrs.Holland also gave some statistical information for the FRC to the board. She stated that during the last school year there were 318 total referrals of students to the FRC. She said the community has extraordinarily supported the benevolence fund and weekend backpack program. It is the first time in many years the FRC didn’t solicit for extra funds but several donors had chosen to continue with their donations. Mrs.Holland also informed the board that 461 children are registered for free school supplies and backpacks that will be given away at the FRC on Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. She extended an invitation to each board member and encouraged each of of them to come and share in such a wonderful experience.
*Surplus Equipment Auction
Speaker(s):  Mr. Denton Jordan
Discussion:  Denton Jordan purposed holding a surplus equipment auction. He said it’s been about 8 years since we’ve had a public auction. Mr. Jordan explained to the board that it’s giving back to the community to allow them to bid on these items that taxpayer money helped fund. Some of these items are basically going to be bid on then recycled for their metal or other materials. The system receives the proceeds from the auction, and only has to bid out the auctioneer service. The plan is to hold the public auction sometime in October. Approval was granted.
*PECCA Memorandum Understanding
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton stated that the group discussed working conditions as well as salary and benefits. Lisa Hart was present as a representative from the Henry County Professional Employees Organization. Dr. Norton recommended the MOU be adopted. Discussion was had and questions by the board members were answered.
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton stated that the August board meeting would be held on August 11, 2016 at the Tower building. After the August meeting, the rotation calendar will go into effect and each monthly meeting will be held at a different school starting in September. Also, the TSBA will be hosting the District Fall Meeting which will take place on September 19, 2016 at McKenzie. All board members were asked to confirm attendance for registering purposes and all were in agreement to attend. Meeting adjourned-3:31 p.m.
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