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October 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education October Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Jim McCampbell
Discussion:  Moment of silence was recognized by Doug Braden. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rod Frey.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Board Minutes
Budget Amendments
LEA Compliance Report
STAR Center Contract - Special Ed
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
HCHS Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Lennies McFerren
Discussion:  Mr. Mason gave a report in the absence of Principal, Mr. McFerren. Callie Blount, Junior Counselor at HCHS. Discussed College week at HCHS. Every senior was given the opportunity to sign up for the TN Promise scholarship or work on a college or school application of their choice. November 2nd is the deadline for the TN Promise. 127 out of 330 senior students have applied so far. Misha Adams, Counselor at HCHS. Discussed dual enrollment & dual credit courses offered. 282 attempts to attain a college credit through JSCC and 133 through state testing. These also help with graduating distingtion. Provided with ACT Bench Mark Students as well as ACT 30+ club. Mrs. Adams Dr. David Webb shared what HCHS was doing with RTI. Students are grouped based on their predictive or actual ACT scores. Dr. Webb shared the student growth that has been seen since implementation. Dr. Norton thanked the staff for making changes to the academic culture. Dr. Braden asked if there was anything that they could do as a board to assist with any of these things. Misha - luncheon TN Promise Mentors Right now Henry County only has 9 mentors. Our county is projected to have 42.
* Structural Assessment of Grove Tower
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton reminded the board that they had requested a study of the Grove Tower. Fee of the $7,000 John Akers gave his opinion of the building. Brick Pockets, trusses. Week to 10 days to complete the study. Dr. Norton stated that they money would be taken out of capital funds.
* District Payroll, Finance & Human Resources Software Proposal
Speaker(s):  Judy Kee, Cheryl Wilson
Discussion:  Dr. Norton introduced Mrs. Kee and Mrs. Wilson. They gave a presentation regarding the current software system for finance, payroll and human resources. Proposed
Five Year Plan
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton asked if there were any edits, deletions, or additions to goal two. There were none so goal three was introduced. Dr. Norton then shared goal three along with action steps for each of those goals. Dr. Norton thanked Mr. Miles for his work on each of the goals and the accreditation process.
Finalize Goal 2 and Introduce Goal 3
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Policy
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton shared detailed information about each policy change along with the reason for each proposed change. Mr. Braden noted a change for policy 2.805
2.800 Expenditure of Funds (First Reading)
2.805 Purchasing (First Reading)
5.117 Procedure for Granting Tenure (First Reading)
5.201 Separation Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers (First Reading)
* Use of Facility Request
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton stated that there had been request to use the facility for the filming of a movie. Allowing them the use of student desk.
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  1. Thanked HCHS 2. TN Promise Mentors - encourged 3. Insurance Open Enrollment - Insurance Committee, 1% increase of what the district will pay for an employee only insurance 4. tnAchieves - Program introduced by Commissioner Candace McQueen 5. Denton Jordan is adding 5 chromebook carts at 5 different schools. 6. Plus Endowment - thanked 7. Complete Parent Survey for Accreditation process Rod Frey mentioned a move to bi-weekly payroll rather than a month Adjourn 6:20pm Facility Update Insurance Committee/Open Enrollment
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