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September 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

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

The Board after discussion in the work session, recommended the following amendments to the agenda;

1. Pull Consent item 8.B New Policy HR 5.600 Staff Rights and Responsibilities - Second Reading

2. Add Consent item 8.B Revision of Policy SP 6.409 Child Neglect and Abuse - First Reading

3. Add Board Action item 9.C Houston Field House Project

5. Recognition and Awards
Rationale: 

Student Recognitions:

"Houston Heroes"

Nick Staub, HHS

Paul Husband, HHS

Riley Goff, HHS

Background Article

Staff Recognitions:

"Tennessee Art Education Association's Teacher of the Year"

Rebekah Laurenzi, FES (visual arts teacher)

Background Article

 

6. REPORTS
6.A. TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
6.B. Chairman's Report
6.C. Financial Report
6.D. Superintendent's Report
7. Citizens to be heard
8. 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.
8.A. Approval of Minutes from 8.21.17 Board Meeting
8.B. Revision Policy SP 6.409 Child Neglect and Abuse - First Reading
Rationale:  New Policy HR 5.600 Staff Rights and Responsibilities
8.C. Review/ Revision of Policies - Second Reading
Rationale: 

Department of Student Services:

The following policies (from September Annual Policy Review Calendar) have been reviewed and NO changes recommended at this time,

SP 6.310 Dress Code - After work session, the Board recommended revision of this policy in the next Board Meeting.

SP 6.311 Care of School Property

SP 6.312 Cell Phones/Personal communication and Electronic Devices

SP 6.313 Student Discipline

SP 6.314 Corporal Punishment

SP 6.317 Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority

SP 6.318 Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students

SP 6.320 Gun Free School Zone

SP 6.400 Promoting Student Welfare

SP 6.4001 Surveys of Students

SP 6.402 Physical Examinations and Immunizations

SP 6.403 Student Communicable Diseases

SP 6.404 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

SP 6.405 Administering Medications to Students

SP 6.4081 Safe Relocation of Students

SP 6.409 Child Abuse and Neglect - After work session the Board recommended to revise this policy on first reading and included in the consent agenda.

SP 6.413 Concussions

The following Policies from August Annual Policy Review Calendar have NO Changes recommended at this time, but are pending changes from State in the near future:

SP 6.200 Attendance, Pregnancy and Truancy

SP 6.206 Intra-District Open enrollment

SP 6.2061 Inter - District Open enrollment

SP 6.2062 Eligible Circumstances

SP 6.305 Student Suicide Prevention

 

Department of Academic Advancement:

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

IP 4.600 Grading

IP 4.700 Testing Programs

IP 4.210 Credit Recovery (Director of Schools changed to Superintendent)

IP 4.207 English Learners

Department of Human Resources: 

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

Revision of Policy HR 5.200 Separation Practices for Tenured Teachers

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

 

8.D. Revision Policy HR 5.117 Teacher Tenure - First reading
Rationale: 

The attached recommended TSBA policy should replace our current policy regarding Teacher Tenure.

With the superintendent’s approval, I would like this attached policy to replace our current policy, HR 5.117.

 

The TSBA just sent this new revised policy out on August 29, 2017 to clear up confusion throughout our state.

8.E. Revision of Policy FM 2.703 Audits after First reading
8.F. GBOE Community Engagement and Advocacy Plan 2017-18
Rationale:  Board recommended minor verbiage corrections to the document.
9. BOARD ACTION ITEMS
9.A. Approval of Contract to Audit Accounts for FY 2017-18
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Contract to Audit Accounts of Germantown Municipal School District - Activity Funds - Internal School Funds from July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Contract to Audit Accounts of Germantown Municipal School District - Activity Funds - Internal School Funds from July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Resolutions for TSBA
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the three Resolutions to TSBA, 1,2 and 3 of 2017-18, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Board recommended corrections to verbiage for  Resolution 2/2017-18 Bidding and Sale of Surplus Property Advertisements
9.C. Houston Athletic and Band Expansion Project
Recommended Motion(s):  I move that the Board supports the Houston Athletic and Band Expansion Project as a Priority Status Expansion Project, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
10. New Business
11. Announcements
12. Adjournment
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