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July 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education July Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
*Tenure Reccomendations
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
*Tenure Reccomendations
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Citizen's Forum
*Tenure Reccomendations
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Surplus Electronic Equipment
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Board Minutes
Surplus Electronic Equipment
Food Service Vendor List
Consolidated Application Approval for IDEA/ESEA 2015-2016
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
Exam Exemption
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton presented information and concern on behalf of the attendance and truancy office regarding the district giving final exams. He stated that tardies and absences are a concern during the time of final exams. Dr. Norton informed the board that because of those concerns the district administration team along with principals had met and developed a new procedure which would be in place beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. He explained in detail that there would be an exam exception policy if certain criteria was met by students. Dr. Norton provided a copy of the criteria to the board.
SAT 10 Assessments
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton explained to the board that the SAT 10 is a summative assessment given to K-2 grade students. He stated that he had met with principals and district administration team regarding the SAT 10 assessment. It was his concern that the SAT 10 was not aligned with the current standards and therefore had been causing unnecessary testing. Dr. Norton asked for approval from the board to no longer offer SAT 10 testing so that teachers could focus more on teaching the current standards and preparing for TN Ready.
* August Board Meeting Date
Speaker(s):  Chairman Tom Beasley
Discussion:  The board agreed to move the August meeting to Thursday, August 20th at 5pm. This would allow more time between meetings and would also give the opportunity for the County Commission to appoint a new member to the board at their meeting on August 17th. Chairman Beasley stated he hoped that a new board member could then be sworn in at the August 20th meeting.
* Tenure Recommendations
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton provided the board with names of all teachers who were being recommended for tenure. He informed the board that those teachers would be recognized at the district kick-off event and asked the board to be present to present the awards.
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton thanked the board for attending the summer board retreat and for their interest in the school district. Adjourned 3:23pm
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