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December 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Business Meeting

Agenda
Call to Order - Swearing in of New Board Members
Rationale:  Swearing in of New Board Members by Judge Robert M. Brannon Jr.
Position 1 - Ryan Strain - Newly Elected
Position 3 - Brian Curry - Newly Elected
Position 5 - Amy Eoff - Re-Elected
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
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 the 11.17.20 Board Business Meeting
Revision of Policies 
Rationale:  Revision of Policies after first and final reading:

Department of Human Resources
Revision Policy - 5.302 Sick Leave
Revision Policy - 3.600 - Insurance Management
These revisions were based on the recommendations provided by TSBA during their annual Policy Manual Audit:

Policy 5.302 - Page 1, line 26, states that sick leave for maternity purposes may be taken during the period of physical disability only. However, this is no longer the case due to a change in state law - teachers can use sick leave for maternity leave purposes if pregnancy is verified by a physician and are no longer limited to taking this leave only during the period of physical disability. To be in compliance with state law as well as reduce redundancy throughout board policy, we recommend removing this paragraph from this board policy. Information regarding maternity leave can be found in board policy 5.305.

Policy 3.600 - Boards are required to maintain a provision on the compliance of HIPPAA’s security standards. This is missing from board policy 3.600. We recommend including this information as it is required to be in board policy per federal law.
 
Department of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Revision Policy 4.604 Credit for Prior courses - Added first line of the policy
*New Policy 4.201 - Class sizes
TSBA Recommendation 4.201- Boards are required to have a policy that states that class sizes should not exceed the averages allowed by state law. Our model policy 4.201 aligns with this requirement. The Board could choose to adopt this policy outright with the new title change. 

Department of Student Services
*Revision Policy 6.303 Interrogations and Searches - Revised per TSBA recommendation
*Updated and Revised per Ms. Estes recommendations
Miscellaneous FY 20-21 Budget Amendments # 20 & 21
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Election of Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to nominate XYZ as the Chairman of the Germantown Board of Education, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Election of Vice-Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to nominate XYZ as the Vice-Chairman of the Germantown Board of Education, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Election of Tennessee Legislative Network Representative
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to nominate XYZ as the Tennessee Legislative Network Representativee for the Germantown Board of Education, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Announcements
Adjournment
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