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October 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education October Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jim McCampbell. A moment of silence was observed by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
September 12, 2013 Board Minutes
Budget Amendments
141-04 Adult Ed Grant
141-05 Adjust Grant Funds Received
141-06 Health Accounts Adjustments
141-07 LEAP and PreK Grants
Perkins
August Nurse's Report
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Growth Data
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles commended all schools within the district for the growth achieved. Dr. Renea Wade presented data representing 3 year trends in achievement within our district.
Reward School Recognition
Speaker(s):  TN Department Of Education
Discussion:  Dr. Norma Gerrell recognized Lakewood as a reward school and presented Principal Amy Veazey and other teachers present with a banner for the second year in a row. Mr. Miles commended Lakewood on a job well done.
* Fieldtrip Request - HCHS FFA to National FFA Convention, Louisville, KY - October 29-November 2
Speaker(s):  Laura Moss
Discussion:  Ms. Moss presented information regarding the National Convention. She also informed the board that Henry County Chapter will for the first time receive a 3 star award since 1971.
Recognition of TEL Trainer of the Year - Amanda Mason
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles explained that Mrs. Mason was not able to be present and would be recognized at next months board meeting.
Policy
Speaker(s):  Brian Norton
Discussion:  Mr. Norton reviewed in detail the proposed changes to the policy on the agenda for second reading. Mr. Norton then presented information on the remaining policies on the agenda for first reading. Mr. Norton noted that the policy 5.305 Family and Medical Leave needed additional work and would be brought back before the board on first reading at the November meeting. Discussion regarding the nepotism policy was had among the board. Mr. Frey asked if there was a specific committee for policy. Discussion was had on the idea of creating policy committee but no motion was made to create such committee.
* 4.301 Interscholastic Athletics (Second Reading)
Discussion:  Mr. Norton presented information on the proposed policy.
1.108 Nepotism (First Reading)
1.407 School Board Records (First Reading)
6.200 Attendance (First Reading)
5.305 Family & Medical Leave (First Reading)
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Insurance Update
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles discussed that the insurance open enrollment period for the system is October 1, 2013-November 1, 2013. After that period, Mr. Miles explained that we would be able to calculate how insurance changes would impact the budget.
Facilities & Grounds Update
Discussion:  Mr. Miles allowed John Akers to present information on the Storm Safe projects. Mr. Akers stated that drawings and measurements for Harrelson & Henry would be available by the end of the month. Sometime in mid December the metal order will be made to help speed up the project. By the first of February an estimate will be available on cost for the Henry and Harrelson projects. Mr. Miles also presented information on Professional Developments days next Wednesday. Mr. Frey asked additional questions regarding the nepotism policy that was proposed earlier in the meeting. More discussion was had regarding the policy. Adjourned 5:40pm
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