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August 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Business Meeting

Agenda
Call to Order
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the agenda,, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recognition and Awards
Rationale:  Staff and Student Recognitions by the Board

Students:
TSBA's S.C.O.P.E. Delegates of 2020 (Student Congress on Policies in Education)
Darren Sharp
Meredith Kreitz

Staff:
2020 Teachers of the Year, as named by GMSD and outside Germantown community organizations:
Devon Pohlman- GMSD; Grades 5-8
Cathy Jones- GMSD; Grades 9-12
Julie Williams- GMSD; Grades PreK-4
Natalie Adkinson- Kiwanis Club of Germantown
Julie Williams- Germantown Education Foundation
Joseph Murray- Germantown Education Commission (teacher of the year)
Seulah Lee-  Germantown Education Commission (support staff of the year)

 
REPORTS
TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Chairman's Report
Superintendent's Report
Citizens to be heard
CONSENT AGENDA
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve all the items in the Consent Agenda,, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Approval of the Minutes
Rationale:  Minutes from 6.23.20 Business Meeting
School Fees and Activity Costs for 2020-2021 School Year
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the School fees and activity costs for 2020-2021 school year, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
GBOE Resolution 1/2020-2021
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the GBOE Resolution 1/2020-2021, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Board is planning to discuss during work session and vote in the Business Meeting
Revision of Policies after First and Final Reading
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve all the Revisions of Policies as amended after First and Final Reading, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  The Revision of the below Policies have been necessary to accommodate the recent changes recommended by the State Board of Education and hence all these will need to be approve after First and Final Reading with immediate effect.

Board Operations

New Policy 1.809 Non-Discrimination Statements
New Policy 1.8071 Title IX Complaints, Including Sexual Harassment Complaints

Department of Human Resources
Rescind HR Policy 5.101: Temporary COVID-19 Personnel Plan
Revision Policy: 3.204: Emergency School Closures= Amend to add Employee Responsibilities
Revision HR Policy 5.500: Discrimination/Harassment of Employees (Sexual, Racial, Ethnic, Religious)
Revision HR Policy 5.501: Complaints and Grievances

New HR Policy 5.1151: Telework During Emergencies

Department of Student Services

Revision 6.200 Attendance, Pregnancy, and Truancy 2020
Revision 6.304 Student Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and Intimidation 2020
Revision 6.313 Discipline Procedures 2020
Revision 6.403 Student Communicable Diseases 2020
Revision 6.409 Child Abuse and Neglect 2020
Revision 6.310 Dress code

Department of Finance
Revision 2.404 School Support Organizations

Department of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Revision 4.600 Grading
Approval of Purchase of Chromebooks
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the purchase of Chromebooks in the amount of $496,100.00, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Purchase of 1,100 Chromebooks was already budgeted for this fiscal year, and is being done at this time to take advantage of a grant offered by the State of TN.
Attachments: (1)
Stop Loss Renewal for 2020-2021
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve to support the Self-Funded Stop Loss Insurance Alternative Option with Lasers with American Fidelity for 2020-2021, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Recommendation
The GMSD Human Resources Department's recommendation is to support the Self-Funded Stop Loss Insurance Alternative Option with Lasers with American Fidelity (AF) for 2020-2021, based on the understandings presented by Health Cost Solutions and ESP Consultants
HHS STEM Classroom Improvements
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve and award GMSD bid #FY2021-01 for HHS STEM Classroom Improvements, including bid alternate #1, to Grinder, Taber, Grinder in the amount of $374,857, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Announcements
Adjournment
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