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August 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM - GMSD Special Called Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm.
2. Stop Loss Insurance RFP
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Action(s):
I move to approve American Fidelity as our Stop Loss carrier with the retention limit of $115,000 passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Dely 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)
Discussion:  Josh Cathey, Chief of Operations, explained the options in the different RFPs. Recommendation was to retain American Fidelity.
3. Cafeteria RFP
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Action(s):
I move to approve the Aramark contract and to award the RFP for our Cafeteria services to Aramark passed with a motion by Mr. Mark Dely 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:  Chief of Operations, Josh Cathey, praised Stacey Fiser for her hard work on putting together this lengthy RFP. He said that she had to work with the State, Board attorney, Debra Owen and Shared Services Purchasing. Aramark was the only respondent. Board Member Mark Dely said this was a great alternative. Board Member Linda Fisher said this was the first step in cutting the district losses. Board member Ken Hoover discussed Aramark's guarantees. Mr. Cathey added that the State does have to give the final approval after the Board approves this contract. Board Chairman Lisa Parker, commended Mr. Cathey, his Staff and District for their hard work.
4. Cafeteria Budget Amendments
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Action(s):
I move to approve the Cafeteria Budget Amendments passed with a motion by Mrs. Natalie Williams and a second by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • 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:  Superintendent Mr. Jason Manuel explained the need for the budget amendments in order to pay salaries and bills for the 9 weeks until the Aramark contract started. Board Members Mr. Ken Hoover and Mr. Mark Dely expressed concerns and asked if this could be moved to the 8/31 meeting.
5. Alternative School MOU
Speaker(s):  Jason Manuel
Action(s):
I move to approve the Alternative School MOU 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:  Superintendent Mr. Jason Manuel explained how the Germantown School District was planning to provide the Alternative School for Collierville Schools, who in turn are paying the District for these services. Board Member Mr. Mark Dely said this was a profitable venture but expressed the desire that continuing this MOU be discussed before school starts next year.
6. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The Special called Board meeting was adjourned at 6:21 pm
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