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June 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education June 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
Discussion:  Anita Ostrum spoke on behalf of the Curt Ostrum Counseling Center. Requesting an abstinence only family life program. Larry Miller citizen of Henry County spoke requesting to keep the abstinence only family life policy. Jane Coe, Senographer at Tomorrow's Hope Pregnancy Center, read a letter written by a parent of Henry County School System student, Kathy Hamm. The letter was also in favor of keeping an abstinence only family life policy.
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Board minutes
Nurse's Report
Budget Amendments
Special Ed Contracts
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Discussion:  Director, Sam Miles requested to add item #9 to the main agenda. Item #9 will be labeled Mixed Drink Tax
Family Resource Center Annual Report
Speaker(s):  Becky Holland & Judy Goad
Discussion:  Becky Holland gave an overview of the annual report for the Family Resource Center. Mr. Miles commended all staff and volunteers of the Family Resource Center for their hard work.
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
4.2013 Family Life Education Policy (First Reading)
Speaker(s):  Stephanie Winders
Discussion:  Coordinated School Health Director, Stephanie Winders presented information regarding the proposed policy and how the proposed change to the policy came about. Mrs. Winders gave substantial amount of data regarding the teen pregnancy rate of the county as well as other data that effected the proposed change in policy. Mrs. Winders also informed the board that the policy was reviewed and discussed by a committee that was formed from the Advisory Council as well as the local Health Council. Members of those committees consists of representatives of Henry County Medical Center, TN Council on Children & Youth, Students, Parents, Family Resource Center, Henry County Health Department, Tomorrow's Hope, Ostrum Counseling Center. The information and proposed policy was presented based on the majority vote of both of those committees. The committee researched and voted that it was best to use an abstinence plus contraceptive program. If this policy is passed on second reading then curriculum to implement that policy will then be researched and brought back to the board.
Director's Evaluation
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
Discussion:  A copy of the director's evaluation was provided to all board members. Chairman Beasley asked that the evaluations be returned before the July board meeting.
*Budget Amendments
Speaker(s):  Judy Kee
Discussion:  Amendment 141-25 Mrs. Kee and Mr. Miles presented information on the amendment.
AdvancEd Accreditation
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles informed the board of the importance of continuing to have all schools in the district formally accredited. He stated that AdvancEd is now offering an accreditation process for districts as a whole. Mr. Miles recommended the district completing that process rather than each individual school having to complete accreditation programs. Mr. Miles informed the board that the district was currently in phase two of becoming accredited as a district. He will share more information on the process as things progress.
*Mixed Drink Tax
Discussion:  Mr. Miles explained that new law states that all municipalities must pay mixed drink tax to school systems within the county up to 20 years back. According to Mr. Miles, he, PSSD Director Mike Brown, and City Manager Carl Holder had met and agreed to go back over 10 years and split the money between both PSSD and HCSS. It is being recommended that the amount be divided over a 5 year period. It is estimated that the amount to be paid back annually for the next 5 years would be approximate $13,800. Mr. Miles will continue to update the board.
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  1. July Board Retreat Mr. Miles discussed the annual board retreat. He gave several options of dates to hold the meeting and asked members to inform the board secretary on what would work with their schedules. 2. Building & Grounds Inspections Mr. Miles informed the board that as part of the board retreat he would like for members of the board to be available to tour various locations in the district as they begin talks of long range facilities plans. 3. Approval of Differentiated Pay Plan Mr. Miles informed the board that the differentiated pay plan had been approved by the state and that the district would begin implementation. 4. Budget Presentation to County Budget Committee Mr. Miles informed the board that the budget presentation to the county budget committee would take place on June 24th at 8am at the Courthouse for any board member that would like to attend. 5. Storm Safe Update - Maintenance Supervisor, John Akers gave an update on the Storm Safe Project at Henry & Harrelson. He informed the board that Henry is on time and Harrelson is running somewhat behind but are working 10-12 hr 7 days/week. They will do their best to have facilities ready to begin school on time. Adjourn 5:53
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