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January 25, 2022 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 Recognitions:
Spelling Bee Winners K-8

Staff Recognitions:
Teacher that empowers - Candace Plaisance
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 12.14.21 Board Business Meeting
Minutes from 12.31.21 Board Special Call Meeting
Minutes from 1.19.22 Board Special Call Meeting 4:00 pm
Minutes from 1.19.22 Board Special Call Meeting 7:00 pm
8.B. School fees and Activity costs 2021-22
Rationale:  Updated GMSD 21-22 School Fees and Costs - 01.25.22 revised
8.D. Review/Revision of Policies - First Reading
Rationale:  1.19.22 Rationale for Revision of Policies / Attached Consolidated document to include the Rationale and all the Revision of Policies in order.
First Reading 1.25.22 / Second Reading 2.22.22 

  1. Revision Policy 1.100 School Board Legal Status and Authority- Cosmetic (capitalization/cleaned-up citations). 
  2. Revision Policy 1.101 Role of the Board-Cosmetic (capitalization/cleaned-up citations/change titles to "Superintendent"); removed superfluous language.
  3. Revision Policy 1.102 Board Members Legal Status-Cosmetic (capitalization/cleaned-up citations); added language to account for other requirements of State law in regard to candidacy, if applicable (ex: primaries); added statutory language.
  4. Policy 1.105 School Board Legislative Involvement - Reviewed and No changes recommended.
  5. Revision Policy 1.1061 Boardmanship Code of Ethics- Cosmetic (changed titles to "Superintendent").
  6. Revision Policy 1.107 Board Member Conflict of Interest- Cosmetic (capitalizations/cleaned-up citation).
  1. Revision Policy 1.108 Nepotism-Cosmetic (capitalizations/cleaned-up citation); made applicable to City governing body because it had been omitted; added statutory language regarding qualifications; clarified the object of whose household is covered.
  2. Revision Policy 1.200 Method of Election of Officers-Cosmetic (capitalization/cleaned up citation); removed vague language concerning eligibility for re-election; removed obsolete language regarding organizational meeting.
  3. Revision Policy 1.201 Duties of Officers-Cosmetic (capitalization/ cleaned-up citations/changed title to "Superintendent"); changed valuation regarding surplus property to reflect law change.
  4. Revision Policy 1.202 Duties of Board Members-Cosmetic (capitalization; cleaned-up citation; changed title to "Superintendent"). 
  1. Revision Policy 1.204 Board Member Development Opportunities- Cosmetic (cleaned-up citations; changed title to "Superintendent").
  1. Revision Policy 1.205 Superintendent Relations-Cosmetic (changed title to "Superintendent").
  2. Revision Policy 1.300 Board Committees-Cosmetic (capitalization/cleaned-up citation).
  1. Revision Policy 1.302 School Attorney- Cosmetic (cleaned-up citations).
  1. Revision Policy 1.303 Consultants- Removed superfluous language.
  1. Revision Policy 1.404 Appearances Before the Board-Cosmetic (capitalization); changed "on the form" to specify the name of the form, i.e. "Public Comment Form".
  2. Revision Policy 1.405 Rules of Order-Cosmetic (capitalization/cleaned-up citations/ moved language from paragraph to another paragraph to make the policy read better); added statutory language regarding roll call votes and voice votes for purposes of clarity.
  3. Revision Policy 1.406 Board Meeting Minutes-Cosmetic (cleaned-up citations/capitalization/changed title to "Superintendent").
  4. Revision Policy 1.503 News Releases News Conferences and Interviews- Cosmetic (capitalization/changed title to "Superintendent"); eliminated vague language to provide clarity.
  5. Revision Policy 3.601 Fringe Benefits- The 8th line of the policy explains that this policy is subject to modifications at any time, but yet goes on to provide specific benefit terms.  This policy, as presently written has an inordinate amount of description for a policy of this type, which as stated in the policy itself can be modified at any time.  The proposed changes are made to be more in line with most policies of this type. Plan benefits are available to all employees in the plan document and information provided annually by HR.
  6. Revision Policy 3.602 Workers’ Compensation-Cosmetic (cleaned-up citations/added missing words to complete sentence); updated this policy to comport with the actual application of workers’ compensation laws at GMSD (ex: titles of those persons to whom reporting should be made); also added statutory language regarding workers’ compensation exclusions.
  1. Revision Policy 4.605 Graduation Requirements-deleted obsolete language in that language in the policy has been removed from State rule; Cosmetic (cleaned-up citations).
  1. Revision Policy 5.204 Advanced Degrees-Cosmetic (cleaned-up citation); provided clarity from "HR" to "GMSD Human Resources Office".  
  1. Revision Policy 6.206 Transfers Within the System-added new statutory language regarding posting available spaces; removed language regarding procedure in that the policy provides said guidance. 

10. Announcements
11. Adjournment

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