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July 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker called the meeting to order at 6:36 pm
2. Moment of Silence
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker called for a moment of silence
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker asked Board Member Natalie Williams to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the agenda as written passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the agenda as written passed with a motion by Mrs. Natalie Williams and a second by Mrs. Linda Fisher.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Approval of the minutes from the June 16, 2014 meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June 16, 2014 minutes as written passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Move to approve the June 16, 2014 minutes as written passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Approval of the minutes from the June 23, 2014 Special Called meeting.
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June 23, 2014 Special Called meeting minutes as written passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Move to approve the June 23, 2014 Special Called meeting minutes as written passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Hoover and a second by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Abstain (With Conflict)
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Manuel
Discussion:  -Superintendent Manuel said the Principal's Boot Camp is scheduled for July 16 and In-service is scheduled for July 28. Human Resources has almost finished hiring all school staff. -Mr. Pierce has received all of the teacher laptops and is working on getting them ready for distribution to teachers starting on July 14. Mr. Bland is working on policy revision and student handbooks. He is finalizing the DHA process. Mr. Cathey is preparing for the Principal's Boot Camp and is getting all documents in order in the Administrator's Manual for Benefits, Nutrition, and Facilities. Ms. Price has hired 2 Speech Therapists. 2 Instructional Coordinators start next week. Early kindergarten testing letters have been sent out. More home-schooled students are returning to our GMSD schools. Mr. Grace attended a conference last week about technology and students. He has reached out to local business concerning a vendor mall at in-service.
8. Citizens to be heard
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  There were no citizens to be heard.
9. Adoption of School Board Policy - 3 policies on Consent Agenda after 2nd reading
Speaker(s):  Mr. Manuel
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to vote/adopt 3 policies on the consent agenda after second reading passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to vote/adopt 3 policies as amended on the consent agenda after second reading passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Hoover and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The 3 policies were approved as amended to correct minor typographical errors.
10. Approval of Durham contract
Speaker(s):  Mr. Cathey
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to authorize the Superintendent and Chairman of the Germantown Municipal Board of Education to sign the contract with Durham Services passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to authorize the Superintendent and Chairman of the Germantown Municipal Board of Education to sign the contract with Durham Services passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Nay
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Board members voiced their concerns over the Durham contract: length of contract; consortium instead of individual contract with us; severability; and that we still don't have a final contract. Mr. Ken Hoover made a motion to table this until the next scheduled business meeting or have a special called meeting when the contract was finalized. The motion failed for a lack of second.
11. Approval of the Budget Amendment/Computer Purchase
Speaker(s):  Mr. Manuel
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to adopt the budget amendment presented for the purchase of Apple laptops for District teachers passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to adopt the budget amendment presented for the purchase of Apple laptops for District teachers passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Hoover and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
12. Old Business
Discussion:  There was no Old Business to discuss.
13. New Business
Discussion:  There was no New Business to discuss.
14. Announcements
Discussion:  -PTA Kick-Off and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony is 7/26 from 6-8pm at the Germantown Municipal Park. -Night Rider 6 mile family bike ride is 8/1 at 8:30pm.
15. Adjournment
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker adjourned the meeting at 7:33 pm.
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