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May 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education May Meeting

Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Jim McCampbell led the pledge of allegiance. Doug Braden recognized a moment of silence.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Board minutes
Nurse's Report
Budget Amendments
Authorization to Apply for Federal Funds
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Old Business
*Differentiated Pay Plan
Discussion:  Mr. Miles gave an overview of the guidelines for the differentiated pay plan by the state. Mr. Miles recommended that the board adopt a pay plan based on years of experience, degree and additional roles and responsibilities. Degree levels were changed to recognize 4 levels; Bachelors, Masters, Masters +30, Advanced Degrees. Any degree above a Masters +30 would need permission from a special committee. Anyone that is currently is a degreed program would have 2 years to complete that program. Additional roles and responsibilities is used to pay grade level leaders, cluster leaders, etc which amounts to approximately $40,000 per year to compensate those teachers. Once approved by the local board, approval would need to be sent to the state department of education.
*Field Trip Requests
HCHS Speech Team, National Tournament - Kansas
Speaker(s):  Linda Miller
Discussion:  Mrs. Linda Miller introduced Griffin Paschall who would be competing at the National Tournament in Kansas City.
Lakewood Middle Speech Team, National Tournament - Kansas
Speaker(s):  David Weatherly
Discussion:  Mr. Weatherly presented information on the Jr. Division of the National Speech Tournament. He introduced Natalie Clark and Steele Schoberel. Ms. Clark performed her speech for the audience.
HCHS FCCLA National Contest - San Antonio, Texas
Speaker(s):  Janet Pearce
Discussion:  Janet Pearce presented information regarding the FCCLA National Contest in San Antonio.
Henry 8th Grade - St. Louis
Speaker(s):  Kandi Ellis
Discussion:  8th Grade Sponsor Kandi Ellis gave board members information regarding the request for graduating 8th graders who met criteria to attend fieldtrip to St. Louis.
*4-H Bus Request
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles reminded the board that
Henry County P.A.T.S. Presentation
Speaker(s):  Dr. Renea Wade, Mrs. Amy Veazey, Mrs. Felicia Bates & Mrs. Sandra Paschall
Discussion:  Amy Veazey, Dr. Renea Wade and Mrs. Sandra Paschall presented information on Professional Administrators and Teachers Shared-Leadership. The group explained that they were among 7 other districts in the state that had been asked by the State Department of Education to share the model with other districts in the area.
Policy (Second Reading on All)
Speaker(s):  Mr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton presented information on all policies.
4.400 Instructional Materials
Speaker(s):  Mr. Brian Norton
4.406 Use of the Internet
Speaker(s):  Mr. Brian Norton
6.312 Use of Personal Communication Devices & Electronic Devices in School
Speaker(s):  Mr. Brian Norton
* Memorandum of Understanding with HCEA & HCBOE
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented information as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between HCBOE and HCEA which was provided to the board. All recommendation in the MOU were identified and summarized with the board. The MOU would be effective July 1 -
* Budget 2014-2015
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented challenges and what was done with expenditures and revenues. Net gain in revenue of only $29,000 this year. The money needed from the fund balance will be $6??,??? to balance the budget. Mr. McCampbell asked about fund balance. 2.5 million if we were to use what we have budgeted to use it would bring fund balance to 1.8 million.
Closed Executive Session
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles informed the board that he had drafted a waiver to the State Department to dismiss students without computing TCAP scores on the end of the year report cards. He explained that the district was notified along with all other districts in that state this week that the TCAP scores would not be available in time to include on report cards. Districts had the choice of holding report cards until the TCAP scores were available or applying for a waiver to release the report cards without computing the scores. Mr. Miles also informed the board that Josh Greer, Drug Coalition Director had resigned his position with the district. He announced that Carey Counseling Center would be taking over the Drug Coalition grant for the county. Mr. Miles reminded the board to be at HCHS at 7pm for Graduation to begin at 7:30pm on May 30th. He also reminded the board that May 28th would be an abbreviated day for the district. Mr. Miles announced early dismissal times for each school. Mr. Miles also asked to move the June board meeting to June 19th in order to allow time for budget amendments to closeout the year. All board members agreed to the date change. Adjourn at 6:52pm
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