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October 26, 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 6:32 pm.
Moment of Silence
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker called for a moment of silence.
Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the agenda passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the agenda as amended 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:  Board member Ken Hoover requested to move Consent item 9.I to Board Action item 10.B (Budget Amendment FY 15-16 # 26) Chairman Lisa Parker requested to move Consent item 9.B to Board Action item 10.C (Revision of Policy SBO 1.400 School Board Meetings/Second Reading
Recognition and Awards
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Student Recognitions: The Big Read Art Contest The Big Read provides communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 37 selections from U.S. and world literature. 75 selected organizations will receive Big Read grants to promote and carry out community based reading programs. Germantown was chosen out of a nationwide pool of applicants. Germantown’s Big Read celebration has included programs at Germantown Community Library, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown Community Theater as well as the Germantown Municipal Schools. The book, “A Wizard of Earthsea,” was chosen for its appeal to readers of all ages. The kickoff the Big Read in GMSD, the art department held an art contest. The following students were recognized at this time. Farmington Elementary Grade Level Winners Anna Claire Weske – 5th grade – Art Teacher – Rebekah Laurenzi Ashley Legenzoff – 4th grade - Art Teacher – Rebekah Laurenzi Lucy Uh – 3rd grade - Art Teacher – Rebekah Laurenzi School Level Winners Khushi Patel – 4th grade – Art Teacher - Rebekah Lauranzi Rohil Cheepala – 3rd grade – Art Teacher - Rebekah Laurenzi Riverdale Elementary Grade Level Winners Fadi Awad – 6th grade - Art Teacher – Debbie Flynt Aimee Fuller – 4th grade – Art Teacher – Melissa Cychowski School Level Winner Noemi Quatraro – 8th grade – Art Teacher – Debbie Flynt Houston Middle School Grade Level Winners Austin Martin – 8th grade - Art Teacher – J.K. North Gabb Madeline Herreld – 7th grade - Art Teacher – J.K. North Gabb Ethan Green – 6th grade - Art Teacher – J.K. North Gabb School Level Winner Eddie Truszkowski– 7th grade – Art Teacher – J.K. North Gabb Houston High School School Level Winner and Judges Pick Katharine Nowak – 11th grade – Art Teacher – Amanda Schulter Level Winner Eagan Smith – 9th grade – Art Teacher – Amanda Schulter School Level Winner and Judges Pick Katharine Nowak – 11th grade – Art Teacher – Amanda Schulter KEEPER OF THE DREAM AWARD RECIPIENT: Antonio Scott, 12th grader Houston High School was honored as one of three of Memphis’ youth to received the prestigious “Keeper of the Dream” Award The Keeper of the Dream Award is a public recognition of a young person. This award celebrates and recognizes the heroism of many young people who will have the amazing responsibility of safeguarding our freedom while ensuring equal rights and opportunities for others. Shelby County students in grades 6 – 12 who have demonstrated acts of compassion, leadership, commitment and service are nominated by educators and community leaders—and our very own Antonio was chosen. Antonio, famous around the high school for his work in broadcast journalism, fits this description wonderfully. Staff Recognitions: Mr. Maness, English Teacher from HHS- District Office staff member evaluated his classroom last week and witnessed an amazing lesson: Students in his class were experiencing Shakespeare through Hip Hop movement. This is high quality of innovative and exciting teaching happening in our classrooms. • Melanie Moss, SPED Coordinator from RES- has won numerous awards. She received “Teacher of the Month” from the Germantown Education Commission. She will be receiving the Lori M. Siegal Partners in Progress Award from the Mid South Down Syndrome Society! Her dedication to her students throughout the years is exceptional. She also serves as the teacher sponsor for the Riverdale Raiders Theater, and just closed on their amazing fall production, Into the Woods Jr.
Approval of the Minutes from 9.23.15 Business meeting
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the minutes from the 9.23.15 Business 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 9.23.15 Business meeting passed with a motion by Mrs. Linda Fisher 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.
REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Speaker(s):  Natalie Williams
Discussion:  Board member and TLN Representative Natalie William gave the following updates: -Governor Haslam declared October as Principals' Month. -On behalf of the board, she thanked the 5 principals and the work they do for the Germantown Municipal schools and students. -Mentioned resolutions in the delegate assembly packet for TSBA conference for review and consideration. -Gave reminder of the meeting with Representative Curry Todd at 9am, Tuesday October 27, 2015 at GMSD office. -Thanked Chairman Lisa Parker for representing GMSD at TSBA Conquer the Hill training, October 16, 2015 in Nashville.
Chairman's Report
Speaker(s):  Chairman Lisa Parker
Discussion:  Chairman Lisa Parker briefed on the following happenings she participated at the GMSD district in the month of October: -University of Tennessee Chancellor visited Houston High School for special recruitment event. -Farmington Elementary had their Student Council Elections. -Houston High School Honors Academy 2015 Capstone Project for Seniors. -Attended as a Speaker at the Germantown Heritage Club - Attended "Rolling Grizzlies game" at Houston High School by Germantown Education Foundation. -Attended "Night Rider" bike event at Farmington. -Attended TSBA "Conquering the Hill" workshop. Board member Linda Fisher briefed on the following events she attended in the GMSD District: -Volunteered at the Farmington Bike Rodeo. -Met with FFA Advisor, Farm Park representative and GMSD representative to discuss a leadership role of FFA with elementary students for AG Day. -Attended Community Breakfast at Bodine School. -Attended Rollin Grizzlies and Yoga on the Field sponsored by the Germantown Education Foundation. -Attended HHS staff GMSD strategic planning meeting. -Attended Germantown Education Commission meeting. -Attended Senior Night for HHS volleyball. Board member Natalie Williams briefed on the following events she participated at the GMSD District: -Play at Riverdale Elementary School "Into the Woods Junior". -Attended "Haunted Houston" at Houston Middle School. -Attended "Vanderbilt SPED Meeting" -Attended Book Fair and Open House at Farmington Elementary School. -Attended "Yoga on the Field" at Houston High, a fundraising event by Germantown Education Foundation. -Attended Health Screenings at Farmington Elementary School. -Attended Start time meetings at all 5 schools
Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Jason Manuel
Discussion:  Superintendent Jason Manuel gave brief updates on the various departments: Academic Advancement: -Lead Conference -TDOE Strategic Plan -Goals from Education Commissioner Candice McQueen Student Services: -Updated security cameras Human Resources: -Strategic Plan Committee update -State Compliance on Teacher Licensure updates Finance: -Audit update -Options for investing cash balances Operations: -Meeting with Operations department -Updates of ongoing capital improvement projects Technology: -Document Management solutions -Network closet upgrades and reorganization Curriculum Technology and Communications: -Emergency plan updates -Community outreach for input for school start times -University of Memphis survey for start times
Citizens to be heard
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  There were no citizens to be heard at this time.
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.
Action(s):
I move to approve all the items in the Consent Agenda passed with a motion by Mrs. Natalie Williams and a second by Mr. Ken Hoover.
  • 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 IP 4.600 Grading/Second reading
Speaker(s):  Teresa Price
Rationale:   
Attachments: (1)
Revision of Policy HR 5.501 Complaints and Grievances/ First Reading
Speaker(s):  Dan Haddow
Rationale:   
Revision of Policy SP 6.200 Attendance/Pregnancies/Truancy- First Reading
Speaker(s):  Chauncey Bland
Revision of Policy SP 6.2062 Eligible Circumstances Transfer/First Reading
Speaker(s):  Chauncey Bland
LEA Compliance Report
Speaker(s):  Teresa Price
Attachments: (1)
ILA for Vision Specialist
Speaker(s):  Teresa Price
Miscellaneous FY 15-16 Budget Amendment 27
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Rationale:   
Attachments: (1)
Discussion:  Budget Amendment FY 15-16 # 27
Health Insurance Fund Budget
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
FY 15-16 Budget Amendment # 28
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the FY 15-16 Budget Amendment # 28 passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the FY 15-16 Budget Amendment # 28 passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Nay
  • 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.
Attachments: (1)
FY 15-16 Budget Amendment 26
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Rationale:  moved from 9.I
Action(s):
I move to approve the FY 15-16 Budget Amendment # 26 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: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Revision of Policy SBO 1.400 School Board Meetings/ Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Action(s):
I move to approve the Revision of Policy SBO 1.400 School Board Meetings after second reading passed with a motion by Mrs. Natalie Williams and a second by Mr. Mark Dely.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Nay
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Announcements
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Board member Natalie Williams gave reminders of the upcoming Big Read event and the Book fair at Dogwood Elementary school. Chairman Lisa Parker announced the next work session and Board Meeting will be held on Monday November 30, 2015 at the City Council Chambers.
Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 pm.
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