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November 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM - GMSD Board Business Meeting

1. Call to Order
2. Moment of Silence
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. 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.
5. Recognition and Awards
Rationale:  Student Recognition
To recognize the extraordinary achievements of the Houston Middle School and Houston High School students who were selected to participate in Choral All-West.

Staff Recognition:
Laura Liddon - Riverdale Elementary School Staff member that is making a difference - Employees that Empower Award.
6.A. TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Attachments: (1)
6.B. Chairman's Report
6.D. Superintendent's Report
7. Citizens to be heard
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.
8.A. Approval of the Minutes
Rationale:  Minutes from 10.26.21 Board Business Meeting
Minutes from 11.16.21 Special Call Meeting
8.B. Review / Revision of Policies - Second Reading
Rationale:  Rationale document is attached for the 23 Policies recommended for revision.

The Board discussed all the Policies during the 10.20.21 Work Session and recommended the following changes/edits to the below 4 policies, to be updated and added to the Consent Agenda for the Business Meeting on 10.26.21

HR Policy 5.501 Employee Related Complaints - Page 1/ Line 13, After Human Resources, add "or Director's designee".
                                                                                 - Page 1 / Line 15, Add a new sentence at the end, "If a satisfactory resolution of the problem cannot be reached after speaking with the Deputy Superintendent, the employee may contact the Superintendent."                                      

Policy 3.217 Energy Management - Page 1/ Line 18 - Strike through "and"

Policy 6.425 Life-Threatening Allergy Management - Strike through Page 1 Line 9 Beginning "An IHP" until Line 12 ending "Tennessee Schools"

Policy 6.709 Student Fees and FinesPage 1 / Item No. 1 - Clarification on Field trips - It will remain in the policy.
                                                               - Page 2 / Line 13, "Director" replaced with "GMSD Assistant Superintendent"
8.C. Review / Revision of policies - First Reading
Rationale:  No revisions recommended for the following policies at this time,
Office of Superintendent/School Board

SBO 1.100     School Board Legal Status and Authority
SBO 1.101     Role of the Board
SBO 1.102     Board Members Legal Status
SBO 1.105     School Board Legislative Involvement
SBO 1.106     Code of Ethics
SBO 1.1061  Boardsmanship Code of Ethics
SBO 1.107     Board Member Conflict of Interest
SBO 1.108     Nepotism
SBO 1.200     Election of Officers
SBO 1.201     Duties of Officers
SBO 1.202     Duties of Board Members
SBO 1.204     Board Member Development Opportunities
SBO 1.205     Board - Director Relations
SBO 1.300     Board Committees

Human Resources

HR 5.204       Advanced Degrees

New Policy 4.212 Virtual Education Program - First Reading
New Policy 4.213 Public Virtual School - First Reading
8.D. Miscellaneous FY 21-22 Budget Amendments 15,16,17,18 & 19
9.A. Purchase of Interactive Flat Panel Bundles for Houston Middle School
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the purchase of Interactive Flat Panel Bundles for Houston Middle School, from Central Technologies in the amount of $127,057.00 through our purchasing cooperative contract with Sevier County, contract number #010419SCS, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  This item is presented to the Board with a request to approve in the Nov.30 Board Business Meeting for the following reasons,
  • This purchase is through school-based Title I carry over Funds as an instructional technology update for 35 classrooms at Houston Middle School. 
  • These interactive mobile panels are in high-demand and shipment will likely be delayed.  
  • Title I Fund must be spent and shipment received by the June 30, 2022 
  • Pending approval of Miscellaneous Budget Amendment # 16 - Reallocation of Consolidated Admin costs and to Allocate Title I carry over.
10. Announcements
11. Adjournment

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