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December 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education December Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Discussion:  Pledge of allegiance was led by Kindergarten student Ellie Hamlin and Grey Armstrong. The moment of silence was recognized by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Meeting Minutes
Nurse's Report
Budget Amendments
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Secondary Curriculum Update
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Betsy Allison
Discussion:  Mrs. Betsy Allison presented the board with changes in CTE curriculum for the secondary level for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Allison outlined individual changes in course titles as well as pathway changes. New courses were also introduced as local Pathway options. The advantages of block scheduling were also discussed. The board was also reminded of the credits needed to graduate as well as the state requirements. Mr. Miles also made the board aware of how the Pathway changes come about at the state level. He informed the board that he has asked Mrs. Allison to make herself available for a state advisory board in an attempt to have more input on these changes.
SAVE Act Grant
Speaker(s):  Coordinated School Health Director, Stephanie Winders
Discussion:  Mrs. Stephanie Winders, Coordinated School Health Director presented information on the SAVE Act Grant that was funded for a total $16,700. These funds were spent on surveillance cameras at Harrelson school, bus surveillance, bus driver training, school resource officer conference, crisis prevention intervention advanced training, incident response team training,and signage for various schools.
Policy
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Policy 5.115 Assignment/Transfer (Second Reading)
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton presented regarding policy change that was
Lakewood Elementary & Middle School Report
Speaker(s):  Principals, Mr. Mike Bell & Mrs. Amy Veazey
Discussion:  Emily Townsend & Lisa Wyatt members of the school leadership team presented school demographics. Members of the Lakewood Speech Team performed and presented examples of extra-curricular activities. Faith Hudson, Natalie Clark,
Director's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Miles 1. Building Committee Mr. Miles reminded the board that work was still being done on preparing a 5 year plan. 2. Director Of Nursing Wendy Collins is retiring. 3. January Board Meeting Mr. Miles proposed to move the board meeting to Thursday, January 22, 2014. 4. UTrust Grant Mr. Miles informed the board of a grant that would 5. Standards & Curriculum Mr. Miles reminded the board Adjourned 5:42pm
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