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May 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education May Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Pledge of allegiance led by Jim McCampbell. Moment of silence recognized by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Board Minutes
Nurse's Report
Budget Amendments
Summer Feeding Program Request
Authorization to Apply for Federal Funds
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Fieldtrip Requests
*Harrelson FCA
Speaker(s):  Mr. Benji Bona
Discussion:  Mr. Bona presented information regarding the requested fieldtrip for Harrelson F.C.A.
*HCHS FBLA
Speaker(s):  Ms. Angela Yearry & Ms. Andrea Fuller
Discussion:  Mrs. Betsy Allison presented information on HCHS FBLA requested fiedtrip.
*HCHS FCCLA
Speaker(s):  Ms. Judy Cunningham
Discussion:  Mrs. Betsy Allison presented information regarding the HCHS FCCLA requested fieldtrip.
*HCHS FFA
Speaker(s):  Ms. Laura Moss
Discussion:  Mrs. Betsy Allison presented information regarding the HCHS FFA requested fieldtrip.
*4-H Bus Request
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented information regarding the request from Henry County Extension Service to use 2 school buses to transport children to 4-H camp this summer. As in years past, 4-H will reimburse the cost of fuel and driver's.
TEMA/FEMA Grant - E.W. Grove
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  Mr. Miles reminded the board that the storm safe shelters were funded through TEMA/FEMA grant money. The district had applied for additional funds through TEMA/FEMA to fund a similiar program at Grove. The district was notified that the funds were not available for the submitted project and was therefore denied.
Director of Schools Interview
Speaker(s):  Chairman, Mr. Tom Beasley
Discussion:  Mr. Beasley reminded the board of the process which was agreed upon at the last board meeting. Mr Beasley stated that it had been voted at the last meeting to not complete a search through TSBA but to interview Dr. Brian Norton. Mr. Doug Braden spoke about the characteristics needed for a successful Director of Schools. He stated that it was his opinion that Dr. Norton had all of those qualities. Each board member echoed Mr. Braden's opinion regarding Dr. Norton. All board members stated that they were in favor of hiring Dr. Brian Norton as the next Director of Schools.
*2015-2016 Budget
Discussion:  Mr. Miles presented information regarding a summary of the budget presented. He stated that the proposed budget is requesting to use $326,031 in reserve funds to balance the budget. Mr. Miles pointed out that amount was less than 1% of the total budget. On behalf of the budget committee, Mr. Rod Frey stated that he was in support of the proposed budget and thanked Mrs. Kee and Mr. Miles for the work put into the budget.
*June Board Meeting Date
Discussion:  Mr. Beasley asked the board to move the June meeting to a later date to allow time for budget amendments to close out the fiscal year. The board agreed to meet on Thursday, June 18th.
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Sam Miles
Discussion:  1. PECCA Update Mr. Miles informed the board that negotiations still continue. He will update once both groups come to a point to sign a memorandum of understanding. 2. Five Year Plan Mr. Miles stated that he hoped to have a 5 year plan ready to present at the June board meeting. He also stated that the facilities and grounds committee would need to meet in June. Mr. Miles reminded the board of some of the projects that would need to be included in the 5 year plan. T 3. Robert Sleadd Recognition Chairman Tom Beasley announced that Robert Sleadd would be resigning his seat on the board at the end of May due to his out-of-state employment. Both Mr. Beasley and Mr. Miles thanked Mr. Sleadd for his years of service. He was presented with a plaque in recognition of his years served on the board. Adjourn 5:27pm.
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