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September 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

Agenda
Call to Order - Swearing in of New Board Member
Rationale:  Swearing in of New Board Member Ms. Rebecca Luter
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
Chairman's 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 the Minutes
Rationale:  Minutes from 8.20.18 Board Meeting
New Policies - Second reading
Rationale: 

The following New Policies are being created per State recommendation;

Department of Operations

SS 3.212 District Water Testing (This is due to a change in State Law/Senate Bill 619)

SS 3.402 Board Owned Vehicles

SS 3.403 Private Vehicles

Department of Student services

SP 6.2001 Attendance during Post secondary visits
Revision of Policies - Second reading
Rationale: 

Department of Academic Education

The following Instructional Program Policies have been reviewed and NO revisions are requested at this time:

IP 4.402 Instructional Supplies

IP 4.404 Use of Copyrighted Materials

IP 4.405 Employee-Developed Materials

IP 4.612 Educational Research and Service Centers

IP 4.701 Maintaining Test Security

Revisions are requested for the following policies:

IP 4.206 Special Programs

IP 4.600 Grading

IP 4.700 Testing Programs

 

Department of Student Services:

  • Policy Revision attached SP #6.200
  • NO revisions recommended at this time for the following policies:
  •  

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 6.206            Intra-District Open Enrollment

SP 6.2061          Inter-District Open Enrollment

SP 6.2062          Eligible Circumstances Transfer

SP 6.302            Procedural Due Process

SP 6.303            Searches

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

SP 6.3041          Hazing

SP 6.305            Student Suicide Prevention

SP 6.307            Drug-Free Schools

SP 6.309            Zero Tolerance

Department of Human Resources:

The following HR policies are being revised after first reading:

HR 5.102 Professional Employment

HR 5.401 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

HR 5.611 Teacher Code of Ethics and GMSD Employee Responsibilities and Ethics

Department of Operations:

The following policy is being revised per State recommendations,

SS 3.400 Student Transportation Management

 

Revision of Policy IP 4.600 Grading after second reading
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the revision of policy IP 4.600 Grading after first reading, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  After Board discussion in work session, it was recommended to move this policy from the consent agenda and add it under Board Action item 9.C
Annual Review of Policies/ Revision after first reading
Rationale: 

Department of Student Services

Policy SP 6.405 - Administering Medication to Student is recommended for revision after first reading

The following Policies up for review with No revisions recommended:

SP# 6.310

SP# 6.311

SP# 6.312

SP# 6.313

SP# 6.314

SP# 6.317

SP# 6.318

SP# 6.320

SP# 6.400

SP# 6.4001

SP# 6.402

SP# 6.403

SP# 6.4081

SP# 6.409

SP# 6.413

 

 

 

Approval of LEA Compliance Report 2018
Approval of Text Book Committee Certification 2018-19
Approval of Title I Purchase of IPads for Houston High School and Riverdale School
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Title I funds purchase for the HHS Apple order which totals $121,554.00 and the RES Apple order which totals $202,193.70, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 

Board approval requested for the HHS Apple order which totals $121,554.00 using Title I dollars.

The iPads will be used by classroom teachers to enhance instruction through interactive learning. The iPads will interface with the Apple TV’s in classrooms to display lessons and instructional materials

Board approval requested  for the RES Apple order which totals $202,193.70.  These are Title I funds and the iPads will be used by students. This will increase one-to-one technology in the primary grades as part of the district initiative and the school-wide plan. This technology will enhance reading and math instruction, remediation and enrichment.

Miscellaneous FY 2018-19 Budget Amendments # 11 & 12
Approval of Auditors for Student Activity Fund 2018-19
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the contract with Watkins Uiberall to perform the school activity fund audit for the 18-19 fiscal year, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 

Note that the fee has increased by $775

 

Stop Loss Insurance Renewal 2018-19
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the American Fidelity as the carrier for the Stop Loss Insurance for 2018-2019, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments: (1)
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Cell Phone Tower at Dogwood Elementary School
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Option and Land Lease Agreement with Tower Ventures for the addition of a cell phone tower at Dogwood Elementary School, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Architectural and Engineering Services for the Boiler/Chiller Renovation Project at Riverdale School
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the proposal from Renaissance Group to provide architectural and engineering services for the boiler/chiller renovation project at Riverdale School, in the amount of $280,000, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
FF&E for Forest-Hill Elementary School
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve amendment number 10 to our existing contract with A2H to provide professional services for FF&E at Forest-Hill Elementary School, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments: (1)
FF&E for Administrative Building
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve amendment number 11 to our existing contract with A2H to provide professional services for FF&E at the new administrative building, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments: (1)
Announcements
Rationale: 

Fall Break for our schools - October 8-12, 2018

Next Board Meeting - Monday October 29 at City Hall

Check GMSD website for current date/time of meetings

Adjournment
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