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April 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker called the meeting to order at 6:34 pm.
Moment of Silence
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker requested a moment of silence stating the quote, " A Teacher teaches with the heart and not with the books"
Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  Board member Mark Dely lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Action(s):
I move to approve the agenda after the recommended amendments passed with a motion by Mrs. Natalie Williams and a second by Mrs. Linda Fisher.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • 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 following amendments to the Agenda were recommended to the Board prior to approval, 1. Superintendent Jason Manuel recommended to remove Item 13 - TSBA GASB-45 Trust for OPEB Benefits. 2. Board member Mark Dely requested to pull Item 11.B from the Consent Agenda and to list it as a separate Item 10.A 3. Board member Mark Dely requested to remove item 11.E from the Consent Agenda, in order to enable to discuss later during the work session.
Recognition and Awards
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Rationale:  1. Race for Education - presentation of checks to GMSD schools
2. SCOPE - Certificate of Achievement from TSBA
    -Antonio Scott, Houston High
    -Julia Hostetter, Houston High
Discussion:  1. Ms. Dianne Polly, Executive Director, Shelby County Education Foundation and Mr. Richard McBryde, Treasurer of the Shelby County Education Board of Directors presented a check for $280 to the GMSD schools for participation in the Race for Education. 2. Chairman Lisa Parker briefed on the TSBA SCOPE program and presented the certificates to the two participants at Houston High School, Antonio Scott and Julia Hostetter and appreciated them on their achievement. She also congratulated Antonio Scott on being elected as the President of the SCOPE for the year 2015-2016. Superintendent Jason Manuel thanked Mr. Kyle Cherry, Principal of Houston High School for taking the initiative and supporting the participants at the TSBA SCOPE Conference. He said that he was looking forward for great things and great honors to happen in GMSD.
Approval of the Minutes from 3.23.15 Board meeting
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the minutes from the 3.23.15 Board meeting passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the minutes from the 3.23.15 Board meeting passed with a motion by Mrs. Natalie Williams and a second by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • 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.
TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Speaker(s):  Natalie Williams
Discussion:  Board member and TLN Representative Natalie Williams thanked the Superintendent and the Board Chair for the successful trip to Nashville to discuss the education bills and vouchers at the Capitol.
Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Jason Manuel
Discussion:  Superintendent Jason Manuel praised on the fact that the GMSD Staff are working diligently to close out the first school year. He gave brief updates on the various cabinet activities, Human Resources- Open enrollment and Benefits Student Services- Online Registration Technology - 1:1 Initiative presentation getting ready for the Board review.
Citizens to be heard
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The following Citizen voiced her appreciation on the Online Registration successfully conducted by the GMSD Student Services department. Mrs. Mindy Fischer, 8221 Beaufort Cove, Germantown TN 38138
Approval of Kelly Services Contract
Speaker(s):  Dan Haddow
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the amendments to the existing contract with Kelly Services passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the amendments to the existing contract with Kelly Services passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • 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.
Revision of Policy FM 2.404 School Support Organizations - Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Autumn Enochs
Discussion:  Item moved from Consent Agenda 11.B to Item 10.A
Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve all the items in the Consent Agenda passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 
Annual Review of Student Policies: The Germantown Board of Education has reviewed the following policies and recommends no changes at this time.
No change in the following Student Policies,

SP 6.203 - School Admissions
SP 6.302 - Procedural Due Process
SP 6.303 - Searches 
SP 6.3041 - Hazing
SP 6.307 - Drug-Free Schools
SP 6.309 – Zero Tolerance
SP 6.310 - Dress Code 
SP 6.312 - Cell Phones, Personal Communication Devices and Electronic Devices
SP 6.313 - Student Discipline (Revised)
SP 6.314 - Corporal Punishment 
SP 6.317 - Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority
SP 6.318 - Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students
SP 6.320 - Gun Free School Zone 
SP 6.400 - Promoting Student Welfare 
SP 6.4081 - Safe Relocation of Students

SP 6.413 - Concussion
SP 6.414 – Guidance and Counseling
SP 6.503 – Homeless Students
SP 6.602 - Student Records Inspection and Correction Procedure
SP 6.709 - School Fees and Debts

No change in the following Instruction Program Policies,

IP 4.300 - Extra Curricular Activities
IP 4.302 - Field Trips, Excursions and Competitions (Possible procedural changes)
IP 4.406 -Use of the Internet
IP 4.502 - Parental and Family Involvement
Action(s):
I move to approve all the items in the Consent Agenda except items 11.B and 11.E passed with a motion by Mrs. Linda Fisher and a second by Mr. Mark Dely.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • 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 following amendments were approved for the Consent Agenda, 1. Board member Mark Dely requested to pull Item 11.B from the Consent Agenda and to list it as a separate Item 10.A 2. Board member Mark Dely requested to remove item 11.E from the Consent Agenda, in order to enable to discuss later during the work session.
New Policy HR 5.201 Separation Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers - Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Dan Haddow
Revision of Policy FM 2.404 School Support Organizations - Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Autumn Enochs
Discussion:  To be removed from Consent Agenda and voted as a separate Item 10.A
Revision of Policy FM 2.808 Purchase Orders after Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Autumn Enochs
Revision OF Student Policy SP 6.4001 Survey of Students /per TSBA recommendations -First Reading
Speaker(s):  Chauncey Bland
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the revision of policy SP 6.4001 Survey of Students after first reading passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 

 
 
 

Revision of Policy IP 4.210 Honors, Dual Credit (DC), Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) Courses- First Reading
Speaker(s):  Teresa Price
Discussion:  To be removed from the Consent Agenda and for discussion at a later meeting.
New Policy IP 4.605.1 High School Diplomas - Second reading (revised after first reading)
Speaker(s):  Teresa Price
Miscellaneous Budget Amendment # 46
Speaker(s):  Autumn Enochs
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Budget Amendment # 46 passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the Budget Amendment # 46 passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Hoover and a second by Mrs. Linda Fisher.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • 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.
Attachments: (1)
TSBA GASB 45 Trust for OPEB Benefits
Speaker(s):  Autumn Enochs
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the motion that the Germantown Board of Education approves to join the TSBA GASB 45 Trust for OPEB Benefits passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Discussion:  Item removed from the Agenda by the Board.
GMSD / City Loan Agreement
Speaker(s):  Jason Manuel
Action(s):
I move to approve the Loan Agreement between the GMSD and the City of Germantown passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Dely and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • 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.
Announcements
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Rationale: 
Chairman Lisa Parker made the following announcements,
Next Work Session - Wednesday, May 6th at 6:00 pm in the GMSD PD Room
Next Regular Board Meeting - Monday, May 18th at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers
Houston High Graduation - Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm in the Bellevue Baptist Church Auditorium
Germantown Education Foundation Golf Tournament - May 16th at 12:30 pm
Germantown Education Commission Award Ceremony - May 4th at 6:00 pm in the City Hall.


Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:14 pm.
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