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December 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Johnson City Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING
1.A. Call to Order and Welcome
Discussion:  Ms. Kathy Hall welcomed three newly elected Board Members, Dr. Ginger Carter, Mr. Herb Greenlee and Ms. Beth Simpson.
1.B. Moment of Silence
1.C. Pledge of allegiance to the flag
1.D. Introductions of New Board Members
1.E. Election of Board Officers
Discussion: 
  • Dr. Barnett called for nominations for chairman. Mr. Hager nominated Mrs. Hall. There were no other nominations. On a 7-0 roll call vote, Mrs. Hall was elected Chairman.
  • Mrs. Hall called nominations for Vice Chair. Mr. Hager nominated Mr. Williams. There were no other nominations. On a 7-0 roll call vote, Mr. Williams was elected Vice Chair.
  • Mrs. Hall called nominations for Secretary. Mr. Hager nominated Ms.Treece. There were no other nominations. On a roll call vote, Ms. Treece was elected Secretary. 
1.F. Board Members' Ethics Contract
1.G. Art work on display
1.H. Update on Woodland
2. RECOGNITIONS
Discussion:  The Board and Dr. Steve Barnett honored Dr. Debra Bentley for her years of service and congratulated her on her retirement.
3. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adopt the agenda. With a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2, the motion passed.
Action(s):
Motion to adopt the agenda. With a motion by Mr. Robert Williams and a second by Mrs. Beth Simpson, the motion passed.
  • Dr. Ginger Carter: YES
  • Mr. Herb Greenlee: YES
  • Mr. Tom Hager: YES
  • Mrs. Kathy Hall: YES
  • Mrs. Beth Simpson: YES
  • Ms. Michelle Treece: YES
  • Mr. Robert Williams: YES
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. CORRESPONDENCE, DELEGATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Discussion: 
  • Mr. Phillip Kemp of Jonesborough, TN, on behalf of the "We the People", requested to speak before the Board. Mr. Kemp refused to follow board protocols. Mrs. Hall asked the board if there was a motion to allow Mr. Kemp to continue to speak. No motion was forthcoming. Mr. Kemp continued to refuse to comply. Mrs. Hall then moved the meeting into recess.
  • Ms. Marie Van of Johnson City, TN, requested to speak before the Board regarding Masks.
5. REPORTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF
5.A. Building Projects Update
Attachments: (1)
5.B. Safety Protocols Update
5.C. Winter Sports Update
5.D. Financial Report Ending October 31, 2020
Action(s):
Motion to approve Financial Report Ending October 31, 2020 as submitted by Ms. Leia Valley. With a motion by Mr. Robert Williams and a second by Mrs. Beth Simpson, the motion passed.
  • Dr. Ginger Carter: YES
  • Mr. Herb Greenlee: YES
  • Mr. Tom Hager: YES
  • Mrs. Kathy Hall: YES
  • Mrs. Beth Simpson: YES
  • Ms. Michelle Treece: YES
  • Mr. Robert Williams: YES
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.E. Update on Sales Tax - PEP
5.F. 2020-2021 Budget Amendment #2 for the following funds: General Purpose School Fund
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2020-2021 Budget Amendment #2 for the following funds: General Purpose School Fund as submitted by Ms. Leia Valley. With a motion by Ms. Michelle Treece and a second by Mr. Robert Williams, the motion passed.
  • Dr. Ginger Carter: YES
  • Mr. Herb Greenlee: YES
  • Mr. Tom Hager: YES
  • Mrs. Kathy Hall: YES
  • Mrs. Beth Simpson: YES
  • Ms. Michelle Treece: YES
  • Mr. Robert Williams: YES
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7. CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Motion to approve Consent Agenda. With a motion by Mr. Tom Hager and a second by Mrs. Beth Simpson, the motion passed.
  • Dr. Ginger Carter: YES
  • Mr. Herb Greenlee: YES
  • Mr. Tom Hager: YES
  • Mrs. Kathy Hall: YES
  • Mrs. Beth Simpson: YES
  • Ms. Michelle Treece: YES
  • Mr. Robert Williams: YES
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.B. Proposed Fundraising Activities
Attachments: (1)
7.D. Fairmont - Request to write a check over $5,000
7.E. Lake Ridge - Request to write checks over $5,000
7.F. North Side - Request to write a check over $5,000
7.G. South Side - Request to write checks over $5,000
7.H. Woodland - Request to write checks over $5,000
7.I. Indian Trail - Request to write a check over $5,000
7.J. Science Hill - Request to write checks over $5,000
Attachments: (1)
7.K. Trane Service Agreement for Chiller Plant Optimization
7.L. Recommendation for Data Center Replacement
7.M. Recommendation for Educare & ECLC Software
8. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR ACTION
8.A. Second Reading - Policies: Section 1 (School Board Operations, Section 3 (Support Services), Section 4 (Instructional Programs)
Attachments: (1)
Action(s):
Motion to approve Second Reading - Policies: Section 1 (School Board Operations, Section 3 (Support Services), Section 4 (Instructional Programs). With a motion by Mr. Robert Williams and a second by Mrs. Beth Simpson, the motion passed.
  • Dr. Ginger Carter: YES
  • Mr. Herb Greenlee: YES
  • Mr. Tom Hager: YES
  • Mrs. Kathy Hall: YES
  • Mrs. Beth Simpson: YES
  • Ms. Michelle Treece: YES
  • Mr. Robert Williams: YES
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.B. Science Hill Graduation Date & Venue
Attachments: (1)
Discussion: 
  • Friday, May 28, 2021, 7pm, Kermit Tipton Stadium
  • (Rain Date) Saturday, May 29, 2021, 10am, Kermit Tipton Stadium
Action(s):
Motion to approve the recommendation for the Science Hill Graduation Date & Venue. With a motion by Mr. Tom Hager and a second by Mrs. Beth Simpson, the motion passed.
  • Dr. Ginger Carter: YES
  • Mr. Herb Greenlee: YES
  • Mr. Tom Hager: YES
  • Mrs. Kathy Hall: YES
  • Mrs. Beth Simpson: YES
  • Ms. Michelle Treece: YES
  • Mr. Robert Williams: YES
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9. NEW BUSINESS
9.A. 2021 Board Committee Assignments
Attachments: (1)
Discussion:  Ms. Hall asked board members to submit their top three committees that they would like to serve on during 2020-2021. Hall will assign committees in January 2021.
9.B. Academic Program Requirements Emergency Rule 0520-01-03-.03
Action(s):
Motion to approve Academic Program Requirements Emergency Rule 0520-01-03-.03. With a motion by Mrs. Beth Simpson and a second by Dr. Ginger Carter, the motion passed.
  • Dr. Ginger Carter: YES
  • Mr. Herb Greenlee: YES
  • Mr. Tom Hager: YES
  • Mrs. Kathy Hall: YES
  • Mrs. Beth Simpson: YES
  • Ms. Michelle Treece: YES
  • Mr. Robert Williams: YES
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. INFORMATION ITEMS
10.A. BOE Calendar of Events
10.B. Personnel Items
11. BOARD UPDATES AND DISCUSSION
13. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  7:30 p.m.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to Adjourn. With a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2, the motion passed.
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