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May 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  In attendance:  Chair Butch Campbell, Vice Chair David Settles, Wes Ballard, Amanda Moore, David LaRoche, Becky Goff, and Roseann Barton

Staff:  Gary Anderson, Ralph Ringstaff, Angela Fairchild, Greg Lyles, Lisa Trail, Beth Prater, Christie Roberts, Kimberly Osborne, Sheri Arnette, Sandy Scheele, Tammy Garrett, Trey Duke, Caitlin Bullard, Quinena Bell,
Cherrye Robertson, Maria Johnson, Adam Bryson, Kristina Maddux, Robin Newell, Mark Gonyea, Gene Loyd, Stephanie McIntyre, Emily Spencer, Tiffany Strevel, Raeshon Torres, and Don Bartch

Assistant City Attorney Elizabeth Taylor and City Liaison Bill Shacklett

 
I.A. Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the principals.
I.B. Moment of Silence in Memory of Dr. Linda Gilbert
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  The moment of silence was in memory of Dr. Linda Gilbert.  Principals
laid white roses on the podium in memory of Dr. Gilbert after the moment
of silence.
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
III. COMMUNICATIONS
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Lisa Trail
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Murfreesboro City Schools would like to thank the General Mills Foundation for a $5,000 grant. Proceeds from the grant will provide financial support for the following outreach initiatives:
Indigent Care Fund, Backpack Food Program, and Family Engagement activities.
 
Congratulations to Corynn York, music teacher at Hobgood, who was named the Tennessee Outstanding Music Educator by the Tennessee Music Education Association.  Corynn is a remarkable educator, and we are blessed to have her.

Erma Siegel and Bradley joined Discovery School and Overall Creek to become state STEM-Designated Schools.  https://www.tsin.org/current-designated-stem-schools has a listing of current STEM schools.  Of the 42 schools that have received the designation, MCS has four.  The accomplishment is even more notable since the designation is open to all elementary, middle, and high schools, both private and public, across the state.  
 
Congratulations to Sandy Scheele and the Nutrition Team.  The CHOW bus program is featured in the June edition of Eating Well Magazine.  MCS is thrilled to be chosen as their Food with a Purpose feature article. Since the COVID crisis, over 80,000 meals have been served by the CHOW bus program.

Congratulations to Justin Lattimore on receiving the SCORE Tennessee Educator Fellowship for the 2020-2021 school year.  Mr. Lattimore will be a part of a thirty (30) educator cohort which is intended to build knowledge of education policy issues and provides educators the chance to lead their own student-focused advocacy.

The Board recognized Dr. Loyd for his retirement from the system
as principal at Northfield Elementary, Dr. Mark Gonyea who will be the new principal at Northfield Elementary, and future board member Jimmy Richardson who was in the audience.


 
IV. CONSENT ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
IV.A. Approval of April 28, 2020 Board Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.B. Minor Change to Board Policy
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.B.i. Board Policy 6.412 Emergency Allergy Response Plan
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.C. Board Policies Reviewed with No Change
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.i. Board Policy 6.400 Promoting Student Wellness
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.ii. Board Policy 6.4001 Student Surveys, Analyses, and Evaluations
 
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.iii. Board Policy 6.4002 Use of Personal Information
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.iv. Board Policy 6.403 Student Communicable Diseases
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.v. Board Policy 6.4031 Pediculosis (Head Lice)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.vi. Board Policy 6.404 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.vii. Board Policy 6.4081 Safe Relocation of Students
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.viii. Board Policy 6.416 Student Accident Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.ix. Board Policy 6.500 Special Education Students
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.x. Board Policy 6.501 Special Education Behavioral Support
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.xi. Board Policy 6.504 Migrant Students
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.xii. Board Policy 6.600 Student Records
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.xiii. Board Policy 6.601 Student Records Annual Notification of Rights
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.xiv. Board Policy 6.602 Student Records Inspection and Correction Procedure
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
IV.C.xv. Board Policy 6.709 Student Fees and Fines
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
V. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.A. Approval of 2020-2021 Family Resource Center Advisory Council
Speaker(s):  Mr. Greg Lyles
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
V.B. 2019-2020 Budget Amendments
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (6)
V.B.i. Approval of General Purpose Budget Amendments
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.B.ii. Approval of School Nutrition Budget Amendments
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.B.iii. Approval of Extended School Program Budget Amendments
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.B.iv. Approval of Federal Budget Amendments
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.C. Approval of FY 21 School Debt Service
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
V.D. Approval of FY 21 Federal Budget
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.E. Approval to Suspend Board Policy 5.802 Qualifications and Duties
of the Director of Schools
Speaker(s):  Elizabeth Taylor
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The suspension of Board Policy 5.802 would allow the Board to appoint one of the three Assistant Superintendents as Interim Superintendent.
Attachments: (1)
V.F. Appointment of Interim Director of Schools
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  From the list of Assistant Superintendents that included Gary Anderson, Joe Marlin, and Ralph Ringstaff, Roseann Barton nominated Mr. Ralph Ringstaff as Interim Director of Schools.
A roll call was taken.
Wes Ballard-Ralph Ringstaff
Roseann Barton-Ralph Ringstaff
Becky Goff-Ralph Ringstaff
David LaRoche-Ralph Ringstaff
Amanda Moore-Ralph Ringstaff
David Settles-Ralph Ringstaff
Butch Campbell-Ralph Ringstaff

After a unanimous vote, Mr. Ringstaff was elected as Interim Director of Schools.
V.G. Method of Recruiting a Permanent Director
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  After much discussion, the Board decided to notify TSBA to help with the Director's Search. Mrs. VanCleave will notify TSBA  and ask if they can attend a work session with the Board before the next meeting on Tuesday, June 9 to discuss the Director's search process.

Mr. Campbell asked Elizabeth Taylor the dates that the Board cannot enter into a contract with a new Director because of the election. Ms. Taylor told the Board that they can go through the recruitment process but cannot sign a contract with anyone from June 22 through September 5.

Mr. Campbell informed the Board that he, Mr. Ringstaff, and Ms. Taylor would meet to discuss Mr. Ringstaff's contract as interim. That information will be brought back before the board to vote on at the next meeting.
VI. REPORTS AND INFORMATION
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
VI.A. Enrollment (PTR) Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
VI.B. April Revenue and Expenditure Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (3)
VII. OTHER BUSINESS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Mr. Campbell told everyone that he appreciated the nice gesture from the principals by placing roses in memory of Dr. Linda Gilbert.  He said that she would be greatly missed by so many. The board, school system, and community will miss her leadership and expertise. Several board members spoke about Dr. Gilbert's legacy and how it will continue. They all appreciate the three men that stepped up to the plate to continue what Dr. Gilbert had started.

Mr. Bill Shacklett added that he had known Dr. Gilbert since childhood,  and he would greatly miss her as well.  He said that she had made a tremendous impact upon so many aspects of our community. She was a wonderful leader for Murfreesboro City Schools.

The entire Board shared that same sentiment.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The meeting adjourned at 6:56 p.m.
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