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April 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM - GMSD Board Business Meeting

Agenda
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:  Hannah Griffin, TSBA Student Recognition Award Nominee

"My favorite thing about volunteering is seeing people’s reactions to a [young person] volunteering," said Hannah.  And, she can be seen volunteering in MANY locations across Germantown-at church, at school, and as an intern for the Germantown Education Foundation.

Hannah serves as the President of the Executive Council Student Government Association (SGA) at Houston High School and has recently been appointed at the state level to serve as Secretary Co-Host for the Tennessee Association of Student Councils.  In these roles, much like the Germantown Education Foundation, she collaborates with peers and adults to plan large-scale events.

This year, she added a new Teacher’s Night Out event on Valentine’s Day.  She and fellow SGA members babysat 20+ children of staff members so that GMSD employees could enjoy a romantic night out.

Kind and easy-going, she is also a dedicated member of the Houston High School cheerleading team.  With a 4.0 grade point average and some serious leadership skills, Hannah will do great things!  Right now, she’s planning to study engineering in college.

"Hannah is an excellent example of a student-leader due to her ability to balance so many areas of her life.  She is the SGA President, TN Association of Student Council Secretary Co-Host, an HHS Cheerleader, a student with a 4.0 grade point average, and member of several other clubs and organizations. It is evident that she has a drive and determination about her that is unmatched," said Traci Spain, who serves as the sponsor of the Houston High School SGA.


Terry Rogers, TSBA Volunteer of the Year Award Nominee

"Terry Rogers lives out loud both with integrity and honesty - he is a walking party that people want to join," shared GMC PTO President Joy Williams.

Besides being a ‘walking party’, Terry Rogers and his wife set to work volunteering in our school district from the moment they enrolled at Riverdale.  And for the past decade, the husband and wife team have served in various roles. 

His first assignment was to emcee the Riverdale Addition Groundbreaking Ceremony.  Rogers is no stranger to the stage-a performer on "Live at the Apollo" (2002) and a contestant on the first season of "So You Think You Can Dance" (2005) he enjoys time in the spotlight.  "But honestly, I just like being where I’m needed," said Rogers, who mentioned that it was mentors in his own hometown that inspired him to make time to invest in children.  More than anything, he shared, he enjoys bringing people from diverse backgrounds together.

He’s often found in classrooms teaching dance routines for upcoming events or DJing the school dances.  What people may not know is that the financial planner-by-day and local personality is also a legislative advocate for public education.  In Forrest City, where he grew up and he and his wife Cameisha began their family, he served as an elected school board member for Forrest City Schools.

At Riverdale K-8 School, he quickly plugged into the PTO, joining the Knight’s Watch, a PTO division of dads, and became the school’s legislative chairman.  "I follow local policy changes, state legislation, and national shifts," said Rogers.

As his four boys aged out of Riverdale and moved onto high school, Terry and his wife moved up to the high school as well.  On the HHS PTSO, they chair the Project Graduation committee-responsible for fundraising for and planning the penultimate drug and alcohol free graduation celebration for students.  To date, they’ve raised about $10,000 for the event.

Noticing his talents for legislative advocacy, the GMC PTO (the school district’s PTO) recruited him as their Legislative Chair in 2018.  Last month, he organized Germantown Municipal School District’s Day on the Hill.  Thirty-two middle and high school students joined him and some chaperoning teachers, and others for a trip to Nashville.  They met Representatives and Senators, toured the Capitol Building, explored the ‘new’ State Library and Archives, and participated in a mock session in the main House Chamber with Rep. Mark White and Rep. Kevin Vaughan.  The group also met Governor Bill Lee. 

His lifelong service to the schools is inspired by his wife’s devotion to servant leadership.  "It was understood that to be with Cameisha, you have to be willing to serve the community," he said.  The two met in elementary school and were high school sweethearts. 

Together, the duo volunteer in two PTOs, and help with different ministries at their church.  He sees himself in the children that he works with.  "No matter their background, they need attention.  These days kids have more anxiety and stress and I want to make a difference in their lives," said Rogers.


 
6. REPORTS
6.A. TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Attachments: (1)
6.C. Student Board Representative's Report
Rationale:  Student Board Representative Report presented by Ms. Laila Sharif
6.E. Superintendent's Report
7. Citizens to be heard
8. 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.
8.A. Approval of the Minutes
8.B. Review / Revision of Policies - Second Reading
Rationale:  Revisions are recommended for the following,
First Reading 3.29.22 / Second Reading 4.19.22
  1. New Policy 5.606 Political Activities
  2. Revision Policy 1.800 School Calendar
  3. Revision Policy 1.803 Tobacco-Free Schools
  4. Revision Policy 1.804 Drug-Free Workplace
  5. Revision Policy 1.805 Use of Electronic Mail (e-mail)
  6. Revision Policy 1.806 Advertising and Distribution of Materials and Use of School District Name
  7. Revision Policy 3.403 Private Vehicles
  8. Revision 4.202 Special Education
  9. Revision 4.302 Field Trips Competitions
  10. Revision Policy 4.300 Extracurricular Activities
  11. Revision Policy 5.113 In-Service and Professional Learning Opportunities
  12. Revision Policy 5.114 Personnel Records
  13. Revision Policy 5.401 HIV AIDS (Employees)
  14. REPEAL 4.613 Programs for Students with Disabilities
  15. REPEAL 5.104 Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance
The Board recommended the following edits after the discussion during the 3.23.22 Board Work Session,

1.  Updated Revision Policy 1.803 Tobacco-Free Schools 
Page 1 / Line 16 - Add "es" to possess to become "possesses"

2. Updated Revision Policy 1.806 Advertising and Distribution of Materials and Use of School  District Name
Page 2 Line 7 - No.4 - Change to "No advertising shall be permitted'

3. Updated Revision Policy 5.113 In-Service and Professional Learning Opportunities
Page 1/ Line 8 - Change to "insubordination"
Page 1 / Line 14-20 - Strike entire paragraph

4. Updated New Policy 5.606 Political Activities
Page 1 / Line 29 - immediately following the words "GMSD owned buildings," to include the following verbiage, "...except for political signs being held by poll workers on Election Day at such locations that are being utilized as a voting site"
This is to resolve any inconsistencies between policies 5.606 and 1.806.
 
8.C. Review / Revision of Policies - First Reading
Rationale:  Revisions are recommended for the following,
First Reading 4.19.22 / Second Reading 5.23.22
*Attached - Consolidated Rationale and Revision Policies document

1. Revision Policy 3.201 Safety

2. Revision Policy 3.202 Emergency Planning

3. Revision Policy 3.600 Insurance Management

4. Revision Policy 4.615 Service Animals

5. Revision Policy 5.304 Long-Term Leaves of Absence for Professional Personnel

6. Revision Policy 5.307 Physical Assault Leave

7. Revision Policy 5.402 Bloodborne Pathogens - Previously named Hepatitis B (HBV)

8. Revision Policy 5.601 Conflict of Interest

9. Revision Policy 5.602 Staff Time Schedules

The Board recommended the following edits after the discussion during the 4.12.22 Board Work Session,

1.  Updated Revision Policy 5.304 Long-Term Leaves of Absence for Professional Personnel
Page 1 / Line 18 - Change "the teacher" to "such employee"

2. Updated Revision Policy 5.602 Staff Time Schedules
Page 1 / Line 9 - Change "their" to "his/her"
Page 2 / Line 22 - Fix typo in "provided"
8.D. Miscellaneous FY 21-22 Budget Amendments # 24 & 25
8.E. GBOE Advocacy Plan 2022
Rationale:  GBOE Advocacy Plan 2022
9. BOARD ACTION ITEMS
9.A. Approval of Grant of Tenure to the Recommended Teachers
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the Grant of Tenure to the Recommended Teachers, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Upon approval by the Board for the Tenure Recommended Teachers list, the Celebration will be held during the upcoming May Board Business Meeting.
GMSD Tenure Recommendations

The following Certified Staff Members have met the requirements for initial tenure eligibility according to TCA 49-5-501 et seq.
 
Certified Staff Member Location
Donna Jones Dogwood Elem
Kara Lowe Dogwood Elem
Lisa Navarro Dogwood Elem
2020-2021


                                                                                                                                               
Certified Staff Member Location
Susan Eaton Farmington Elem
Kelcey Horn Farmington Elem
Lindsay Pierce Farmington Elem
Mary "Heather" Whitsitt Farmington Elem
             




 
Certified Staff Member Location
Heather Crowley Forest Hill Elem
Rebecca Dowdle Forest Hill Elem
Lori Graham Forest Hill Elem
Kate Greer Forest Hill Elem
Anthony Smith Forest Hill Elem
Michael Stratton Forest Hill Elem








 
Certified Staff Member Location
Amanda Freeman Houston High
Kelsey Gilbert Houston High
Kinsey Healy Houston High
Ashley Kreitz Houston High
Piia Latvatalo Houston High
Vanessa Stephenson Houston High







 
Certified Staff Member Location
Thomas Hamer Houston Middle
Devon Pohlman Houston Middle
Emily Squires Houston Middle




 
Certified Staff Member Location
Tamara Hamilton Riverdale Elem
Laura Beth Liddon Riverdale Elem
Perry Pennington Riverdale Elem
Christina Wiley Riverdale Elem
Megan Woodring Riverdale Elem






 
Certified Staff Member Location
Laura Freeman District Office





 
9.B. Nominations for 2022 TSBA Volunteer and Student Awards
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the Nomination of Terry Rogers for the 2022 TSBA Volunteer Award and the Nomination of Hannah Griffin for the 2022 TSBA Student Recognition Award, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 
 TSBA 2022 Award Nominations:

Student Recognition Award - Hannah Griffin (HHS Student)

Volunteer Award - Terry Rogers (HHS, RES and GMC PTO)
 
9.C. Maintenance RFP Results/Recommendation
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve ABM's response to RFP #FY2021-2022-07 to continue the current maintenance program provided to GMSD at $470,700 for 2022-2023, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
9.D. GMSD FY 22-23 General Purpose Fund Budget First Reading
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion passed: I move to approve the GMSD FY 22-23 General Purpose Fund Budget after First Reading, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  There were no changes in the dollar amounts budgeted since the Board Budget Work Session on 4.12.22
10. Announcements
11. Adjournment

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