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November 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Henry County Board of Education November Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman Jim McCampbell
Discussion:  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rod Frey. A moment of silence was recognized by Doug Braden.
Citizen's Forum
Adoption of Agendas
Adopt & Approve the Consent Agenda
Director's Personnel Report
Nurse's Report
Board Minutes
Budget Amendments
Special Ed Contract
Adopt & Approve the Main Agenda
E.W. Grove Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Samuel Tharpe
Discussion:  Mr. Tharpe welcomed the board and introduced Dr. Michele Webb. Mr. Tharpe indicated that Dr. Webb would be reviewing student growth and goals of EW Grove. Dr. Webb outlined and summarized the academic growth for EW Grove. Dr. Webb discussed Sidney Williams, former IMS student - discussed transition from middle school to ninth grade. Discussed difference in grading periods. Discussed Patriots XL. Saul Hernandez, former Henry Student - discussed being a leader Natalie Clark, former LW student - discussed block scheduling transitioning Cassie Callahaun, former Harrelson student - discussed her love of art and how she is able to use it at Grove. AIT classes Silis Allen, former LW student - responsibility Mr. Tharpe discussed the importance of the transition to high school and thanked his staff for their dedication. 355 students enrolled. Prepare them academically to grow and prepare them for career readiness. Thanked the parents for bringing them. Mr. Tharpe thanked Dr. Norton for his direction and support. Dr. Norton
Henry County State Report Card
Speaker(s):  Dr. Renea Wade & Mrs. Betsy Allison
Discussion:  Dr. Norton reminded the board of the recent release of the state report card and encouraged the board to take a look in detail. Dr. Wade presented a summary of information (Mrs. Allison was absent due to sickness). Dr. Norton stated that he knows that as a district the focus needs to be on literacy. Wants to improve HOPE scholarship. Attendance rate is 94.6 rate - we need students in school. Student absences jeporadize student success. Absenteeism is a precursor to delinquency. Braden - how does the per pupil expenditure rate compare across the state.
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 four was introduced.
Finalize Goal 3 and Introduce Goal 4
Discussion:  Dr. Norton reminded the board of the mission and the previously established goals to propel the district into that mission. Dr. Norton asked for any changes, adds or deletes to goal 3 and there were none. Dr. Norton then introduced goal 4.
*Policy
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  Dr. Norton shared detailed information about each policy change along with the reason for each proposed change. 2.800 & 2.805 were a result of federal projects requirements. Other policies come about as a change in state law.
2.800 Expenditure of Funds (Second Reading)
2.805 Purchasing (Second Reading)
5.117 Procedure for Granting Tenure (Second Reading)
5.201 Separation Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers (Second Reading)
Director's Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Brian Norton
Discussion:  1. NAEP Results - state reached top in 4th grade math 2. National Council of Teacher Mathmatics - Lana Currence and Amy Williams - Professional Development opportunity through grant funds at UTM. 3. Grove - Award of Recognition for Significant Contribution to TN Schools Recycling Program and received $1,000 4. Mike Poteete - TSSAA System Athletic Director of the Year for our district 5. Student Athlete Code of Conduct - Task Team will be formed to provide guidance for the athletes. The task team will begin work in 2016. 6. Facilities Update - Expect a committee meeting in December - TLM should have final numbers 7. Structural Assessment - begin November 30th and will take about one week. 8. School Board meeting dates - December move to 12/17 Doug Braden - asked to move the January date Move January meeting to 12/17 Dr. Norton asked to move the February meeting date to 2/18 instead of 2/11. All agreed to move the February meeting to 2/18. Adjourn 6:18pm
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