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March 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

Agenda
Call to Order
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the agenda after the two recommended changes passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recognition-2015 GMSD Teachers of the Year Awards
Rationale: 

2015 GMSD Teachers of the Year:

(PreK-4 Grade Distinction) Tammy Wilson- First Grade Teacher at Farmington Elementary School

(5th-8 Grade Distinction) Jennifer Ledford-8th Grade Mathematics Teacher at Houston Middle School

Both of these teachers are now in the running for the 2015 CORE Office Level Teacher of the Year, which will be announced at the end of March. 

Approval of the Minutes from the GMSD Board Meeting on 2.23.15
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the minutes from the GMSD Board meeting on 2.23.15 passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Superintendent's Report
Rationale:  February Financial Monthly Reports attached
Citizens to be heard
GMSD Resolution 1-15
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to pass the GMSD resolution 1-15 regarding prohibition of guns in the park passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  To support the Mayor's Resolution on prohibition of guns in the park.
RFP - Farmington Window Replacements
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the awarding of the RFP for the Farmington Elementary Window Replacement project to Sharp, Robbins, and Popwel, LLC. passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
TSBA Hearing Officer List
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the motion that for the 2015-2016 school year, we, the GMSD Board, adopt the TSBA Hearing Officer list dated 2-3-15, excluding GMSD counsel passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Annual Review of HR Policies
Rationale: 

The Board has reviewed the following HR Policies and do not recommend any changes at this time.

HR 5.104 Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

HR 5.116 Staff Positions

HR 5.304 Long-Term Leaves of Absence for Professional Personnel

HR 5.307 Physical Assault Leave

*HR 5.401 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - ? format change

*HR 5.402 Hepatitis B (HBV) - On Page 2 there was change in the language, from "Board" to "District"

HR 5.403 Drug & Alcohol Testing for Employees

HR 5.500 Discrimination/Harassment of Employees (Sexual, Racial, Ethnic, Religious)

HR 5.605 Staff Gifts and Solicitations

HR 5.801 Director of Schools Recruitment and Selection

HR 5.803 Evaluation of the Director of Schools

Annual Review of Fiscal Management Policies
Rationale: 

The Board acknowledges that it has reviewed the following Fiscal Management Policies and recommends no changes at this time.
FM 2.200 Annual Operating Budget

FM 2.702 Property Records

FM 2.700 Accounting System

FM 2.600 Bonded Employees

FM 2.100 Fiscal management and goals

Textbook Blanket Adoption
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Textbook Blanket Adoption passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
New Policy IP 4.605.1 High School Diplomas for first reading
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the New Policy IP 4.605.1 High School Diplomas after first reading passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve all the items in the Consent Agenda except item number 15.D.I New Policy IP 4.605.1 High School Diplomas passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Revision of Board Policies - Second Reading
Revision of 2 Policies, HR 5.200 - Separation Practices for Tenured Teachers - Revised since the first reading and HR 5.303 - Employee Personal and Professional Leave
Revision of Policy SP 6.2062 - Eligible Circumstances Transfer after second reading
Revision of Policy FM 2.400 Revenues, Gifts and Bequests after second reading
New Board Policies - Second Reading
New Policy IP 4.615 - Service Animals after second reading
New Policy - SP 6.204 Foreign Exchange Students after second reading
Miscellaneous Budget Amendments # 37 and 38
New Board Policies - First Reading
New Policy IP 4.605.1 High School Diplomas after First Reading
New Policy HR 5.201 Separation Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers after First Reading
Revision of Board Policies - First Reading
Revision of Policy FM 2.404 School Support Organizations after First Reading
Revision of Policy FM 2.808 Purchase Orders after First Reading
Miscellaneous Budget Amendments # 39, 40, 41, 42 and 43
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Miscellaneous Budget Amendments # 39,40, 41, 42 and 43 passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Approval of GMSD 2015-2016 Budget after Second Reading
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the proposed GMSD 2015-2016 Budget after second reading passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Announcements
Rationale:  Next Board work session scheduled for April 8, 2015 ,6:00 pm at the GMSD Office.
Next Board Business meeting scheduled for April 20, 2015, 6:30 pm at the City Council Chambers.
Germantown Board of Education scheduled to have Board Retreat on March 27th, 3:00 pm at the GMSD Office to discuss the Board Evaluation of the Superintendent.
The Board members and the GMSD Staff thanked the Hospitality of the Riverdale PTA for providing dinner before the Board meeting.
Adjournment
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