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August 21, 2017 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, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recognition and Awards
REPORTS
TSBA Summer Law Report
Rationale:  Report and update from TSBA Summer Law Institute, Gatlinburg TN Conference
TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Chairman's Report
Financial Report
Superintendent's Report
Citizens to be heard
CONSENT AGENDA
Recommended Motion(s):  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 minutes from 6.19.17 Board Meeting and 7.18.17 Special Call Board Meeting
New Policy SP 6.601 Student Records Annual Notification of Rights - Second Reading
Revised Policy SP 6.411 Student Wellness - Second Reading
Rationale: 

Per State recommendation,

Student Wellness Policy SS 3.501 is being replaced by SP 6.411

New Policy HR 5.600 Staff Rights and Responsibilities - First Reading
Rationale:  New Policy HR 5.600 Staff Rights and Responsibilities
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Stop Loss Insurance Renewal 2017-18
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the 48/12 contract basis option with American Fidelity for the 2017-2018 year, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 

It is a recommendation that we continue with American Fidelity as our Stop Loss Insurance carrier for 2017-18.

Justification as follows;

  • Current carrier so they know our claims history
  • Contract basis picks up past claims from previous months more so than the others that were quoted (48/12 month - "claims from 3 years past and  the current year"
  • Consultant, Brittany Spradling, with EAP services recommended Renewal with American Fidelity
Review/ Revision of Policies - First Reading
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Revision of Policies IP 4.207, IP 4.210, IP 4.600, IP 4.700, HR 5.200 and HR 5.201 after First Reading, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 

Department of Student Services:

The following policies have been reviewed and NO changes recommended at this time,

SP 6.201 Compulsory Attendance

SP 6.2011 Beyond Compulsory Attendance

SP 6.202 Home School

SP 6.203 School Admissions

SP 6.204 Foreign Exchange students

SP 6.205 Student Assignments

SP 6.302 Procedural Due Process

SP 6.303 Searches

SP 6.304 Student Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, Cyber Bullying and Intimidation

SP 6.3041 Hazing

SP 6.307 Drug-free schools

SP 6.309 Zero Tolerance

Department of Academic Advancement:

The following polices have been reviewed and revised for First reading,

IP 4.600 Grading

IP 4.700 Testing Programs

IP 4.207 English Learner ( per State recommendation)

IP 4.203.1 Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit Courses - pending for later

IP 4.602 Honor Roll, Awards and Class Ranking - pending for later

IP 4.402 is being deleted per TSBA recommendation

Department of Human Resources: 

Revision of Policy HR 5.200 Separation Practices for Tenured Teachers

Revision of Policy HR 5.201  Separation Practices for Non- Tenured Teachers

 

 

Approval of Nomination for TSBA School of the Year Award for Excellence in Architectural Design/ Riverdale Addition by A2H
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to Approve the Nomination for TSBA School of the Year Award for Excellence in Architectural Design/ Riverdale Addition by A2H, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
2017-18 School fees and activity costs
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the 2017-18 School fees and activity costs, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Miscellaneous FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment # 7 & 8
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Miscellaneous FY 2017-18 Budget Amendments # 7 and 8, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
New Business
Announcements
Adjournment
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