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November 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting

Minutes
I. Call to Order
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
II. Approval of Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Agenda Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Angi Agle.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III. Pledge of Allegiance and Program
Speaker(s):  Lisa Light
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  The Willow Brook 4th grade Chorus, under the direction of Ms. Michelle Goethert, will say the pledge and perform a song.
IV. Special Reports/Presentations
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
IV.A. SCORE Presentation to Oak Ridge High School
Speaker(s):  David Bryant
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
IV.B. Good News
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
IV.C. TSBA Annual Conference Report
Speaker(s):  Keys Fillauer
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
V. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
VI. Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Dan DiGregorio and a second by Jenny Richter.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.A. Board Minutes: 11-4-13
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments: (1)
VI.B. FY'14 Budget Amendment #110413 - Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Karen Gagliano
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of the attached amendment which primarily addresses changes in various grants received for FY’14, along with other operational adjustments.  Please see attached line item details.  All entries have off-setting balancing entries, so the overall total budget remains the same.  It does not require City Council approval.
Attachments: (1)
VI.C. Maternity Leave Request - Munafo
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of a request for maternity leave for Kimberly Munafo, a teacher at Willow Brook Elementary School, for the birth of her child beginning January 6, 2014 through April 7, 2014.  Ms. Munafo intends to use FMLA and sick leave.  Physician’s documentation has been received.
Attachments: (1)
VI.D. Medical Leave Request - Farr
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of a request for Intermittent Family Medical Leave for Janice Farr, a teacher at Oak Ridge High School, for the chronic illness of her grandchild.  Ms. Farr intends to use sick leave and unpaid leave as needed.  Physician’s documentation has been received.
Attachments: (1)
  • 11/20/2013 at 8:15 AM
VII. Items for Action
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
VII.A. District Fencing Project
Speaker(s):  Allen Thacker
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval to accept the low bid from D&M Fence of Harriman, TN in the amount of $78,246.64 for the district’s fencing project. This bid met fencing project specifications which include repair, replacement, and installation of fencing throughout the district. Details are in the attachment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve bid from D&M Fence of Harriman to complete the district's fencing projects. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve bid from D&M Fence of Harriman to complete the district's fencing projects. Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Jenny Richter.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.B. ORHS Choir Field Trip
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of ORHS Choir to travel to New York, March 26, 2014 – March 30, 2014 as an expansion of this years’ choral curriculum. Per instructions from the Board at the last meeting, additional information can be found on page 2 in red.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the ORHS Choir Field trip Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the ORHS Choir Field trip Passed with a motion by Angi Agle and a second by Dan DiGregorio.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.C. Dreambox Learning
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of a one-year contract for Dreambox Learning for $27,000 as part of our intention to provide resources for students who need additional support and/or extensions in mathematics aligned to Common Core State Standards, particularly in elementary grades.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve purchase of Dreambox Learning Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve purchase of Dreambox Learning Passed with a motion by Jenny Richter and a second by Angi Agle.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.D. TenMarks
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of a one-year contract for TenMarks for $43,335 as part of our intention to provide resources for students who need additional support and/or extensions in mathematics aligned to Common Core State Standards, particularly in secondary grades.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve purchase of TenMarks Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve purchase of TenMarks Passed with a motion by Dan DiGregorio and a second by Angi Agle.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.E. Amended Social Studies Textbook Adoption Committee
Speaker(s):  Holly Cross
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of the amended Social Studies Textbook Adoption Committee. Changes are noted in red in the attachment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the amended Social Studies Textbook Adoption Committee Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the amended Social Studies Textbook Adoption Committee Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Dan DiGregorio.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.F. Request to Name Robertsville Middle School Gymnasium in Honor of Thomas W. Hayes
Speaker(s):  Bruce Lay
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 
I recommend approval of the request for naming Robertsville Middle School Gymnasium in honor of Mr. Thomas W. Hayes, former principal of Robertsville Middle School. Attached is a letter from Mr. Bruce Lay, Principal of Robertsville Middle School, in support of this request. A resolution listing highlights of Mr. Hayes’ distinguished professional career in the Oak Ridge Schools is also included. A copy of the Board Policy on naming facilities is also attached.

 
 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to name Robertsville Middle School Gymnasium in honor of Mr. Thomas W. Hayes Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to name Robertsville Middle School Gymnasium in honor of Mr. Thomas W. Hayes Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Dan DiGregorio.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.G. Fiber Communications System
Speaker(s):  Doug Cofer
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend the purchase of fiber optic cabling for the City/Schools fiber ring at a total cost of $298,752.31 as part of the City/Schools fiber ring initiative. This recommendation is contingent on the City/School approval of the MOU and City approving remaining splice costs.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the purchase of fiber optic cabling Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the purchase of fiber optic cabling Passed with a motion by Jenny Richter and a second by Dan DiGregorio.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.H. Proprosed Budget Timeline for FY 2014-2015
Speaker(s):  Karen Gagliano
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The proposed Budget Timeline for 2014-2015 is presented for your review, input, and approval.  This is a “draft” and based upon last year’s schedule.  Any and all dates for “City” meetings are subject to change as more information is received.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Budget Timeline for FY 14-15 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Budget Timeline for FY 14-15 Passed with a motion by Dan DiGregorio and a second by Bob Eby.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.I. Recommendation for Position Reclassification
Speaker(s):  Larrissa Henderson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend that a .6 ELL (English Language Learner) position be reclassified to 1.0. This request is made to meet state compliance standards of one hour direct ELL services per day to ELL students.  The funds to reclassify this position will come from the contingency line item.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve reclassification of a .6 ELL position to 1.0 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve reclassification of a .6 ELL position to 1.0 Passed with a motion by Jenny Richter and a second by Dan DiGregorio.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VIII. Items for Information
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
VIII.A. Enrollment
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Financial Report
Speaker(s):  Karen Gagliano
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
IX. Items for Discussion
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
IX.A. Keys to College and Career Readiness
Speaker(s):  Bruce Borchers and Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (2)
IX.B. STEM Initiative and Partnership
Speaker(s):  Bruce Borchers
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
  • 11/25/2013 at 8:27 AM
X. Old Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
XI. New Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
XII. Communications
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
XIII. Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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