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June 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM - June Board Meeting

Call to Order
Citizen's Forum

Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda

Board Attorney, Mr. Robert Whitfield, ask that an amendment be made regarding the March board minutes stating that he was present for the meeting.

*Request noted and accepted.

Director's Personnel Report
Board Minutes
Nurse's Report
Budget Amendments
General Purpose Monthly Financial Report
Special Education Contract
Surplus Sale
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Family Resource Center Annual Report
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Becky Holland

Mrs. Becky Holland presented the annual Family Resource Center report to the board.

In 2017-2018 school year, the Family Resource Center served 365 students under Case Management who were referred by school guidance counselors, nurses and principals that had needs related to school.

The Center spent $17,734 on children from the Benevolence fund for children under case management. Along with other programs which provide for children and families in need of resources the Family Resource Center received $185,696.39 of In-Kind and Donations in the past year.

The upcoming 2018-2019 school year will mark the 25th anniversary for the Family Resource Center.

The board praised the Center for their hard work, dedication, and service.

*PECCA: Memorandum of Understanding
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Lisa Hart

President of the Henry County Education Association, Mrs. Lisa Hart, presented the PECCA: Memorandum of Understanding to the board.

The Association represents the teachers of Henry County and has entered in collaborative conferencing with representatives from the board.

Each board member was provided a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding via email with specific highlighted areas which were either added, or changed for the upcoming school year.

The first addressed were after-school meetings where a set of guidelines were agreed upon for building level coordinators or administrators when to follow when planning after-school professional development meetings or information gathering meetings.

The second addressed was a salary schedule that reflects a 1.25% pay increase, raising the base salary for a Bachelor’s degree to $39,277.25, and then each year a step increase of 1.35%. Putting Henry County’s salary schedule at 21 years of service, another year was added, allowing all currently employed to receive the same percentage increase in salary pay.

Also discussed was health insurance with anticipation of the possibility of a 3% premium increase. The board agreed to take care of the entire increase under current circumstance at this point.

*Board Approved the recommendation.

Director's Evaluation
Speaker(s):  Mr. Doug Braden

Board Chairman, Doug Braden, informed the board that Director Norton is entering into his final year of his contract and it was time to complete the annual Director's Evaluation. 

Evaluation forms were provided to each member and Mr. Braden stated that all forms needed to be submitted by June 28, 2018 to Board Secretary, Christy Thompson.

Mr. Braden informed the Board that March 15, 2019 is the final day of notification for whether the Director will be rehired or not, and all members agreed that a decision would be made at a later date.

Facilities Update
Speaker(s):  Mr. John Akers

Mr. John Akers, Maintenance Supervisor, provided the board with a Facilities & Grounds update.

For the maintenance building, dirt work is complete and the project will continue as planned.

Dirt Work for the visitor bleachers will begin on Monday.

The spring sports building has been redrawn and was to be submitted for acceptance on Thursday night to the planning commission.

Due to several questions and concerns about the front entrance and commons area, bids may delayed 

*Policy:5.3021- Sick Leave Support Personnel (Second Reading)
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton

The current policy allows support personnel to receive one sick day per month while employed and are allowed to accumulate those days and use them toward retirement .

The recommendation to revise the policy stems from cafeteria workers are currently excluded.  Dr. Norton and Mrs. Karen Wilson, Supervisor of Food Services, feels that it is time to update the policy and include cafeteria employee's.

*The Board accepted the recommendation.


Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton

Dr. Norton told the board that for the 2018-2019 school year only one certified position was open and that was for a Special Education Consulting Teacher at HCHS. There were still a few positions in food service and transportation but he was pleased as to where the district stood at this time. 

Safety and Security met on June 13, 2018 and one more meeting will take place then they will be ready to submit a proposal to the board regarding the security grant.

Dr. Norton proposed two dates: July 12th or July 19th for Board Retreat. Location is TBD and it will begin at 8:30 a.m. and at 4:00 p.m. they will relocate to the Board of Education to hold the July meeting. He informed the board that his main objective is to focus on the Five Year Plan.

Meeting adjourned- 5:55 p.m.



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