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February 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm
Moment of Silence
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher called for a moment of silence.
Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  Board member Ken Hoover led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Action(s):
I move to approve the Agenda passed with a motion by Mrs. Linda Fisher 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.
Recognition and Awards
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Attachments: (1)
Discussion:  Staff Recognition: ShaMira Davis, Professional Development and Evaluation Supervisor at GMSD was recognized as the Leader of the Professional Development Day Planning Team. Davis and her team did an outstanding job preparing a highly engaging, teacher-led development day centering on the theme of innovation. Davis briefed the audience how Mr. George Curous of Alberta, Canada delivered an inspiring keynote address to 320 plus teachers at the first GMSD PD Expo and how his message inspired teachers to become innovative in their thinking and teaching. Parent Volunteers: - Ms. Alison Fondaw, a Dogwood parent was recognized for her input in creating the Strategic Plan. - Mr. Jeffrey Allen and Mr. GW Holland were recognized as positive, caring, appreciative parent volunteers at the car rider line in Houston Middle School, by greeting teachers and making sure students are safe. Student Recognition: George Waldrup was recognized for representing the GMSD employable outcomes initiative as a student and a success story. Waldrup has shared his story in several public forums throughout the year by making speeches that really resonate with the community. Ms. Teresa Price and Ms. Angie Delloso with the Academic Advancement department appreciated his efforts and Mr. Logan Butler, Admissions Counselor at the Christian Brothers University presented Waldrup his acceptance letter to the college.
Approval of the Minutes
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Rationale: 

-Minutes from 1.19.16 GMSD Board Meeting

-Minutes from 2.22.16 GMSD Special call Board Meeting

 

Action(s):
I move to approve the minutes as amended from the 1.19.16 Board business meeting and the 2.22.16 Special called meeting. passed with a motion by Mrs. Linda Fisher 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.
Discussion:  Board member Natalie Williams requested a clarification of board action in the minutes from January 19, 2016 Board business meeting. She said that she discussed with the Board secretary and the Parliamentarian and would like to make an amendment as follows, - to replace the first paragraph on Page 6, item 10.B with "Board member Mark Dely made a motion to postpone the decision until further research was completed". - to add "The motion failed due to the lack of second".
REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Speaker(s):  Natalie Williams
Discussion:  Board member and TLN representative Natalie Williams thanked the board members and the Superintendent for participating in the TSBA Day on the Hill event on February 16 at Nashville. She said that the meetings with Senator Kelsey, Representative Todd, Representative Lollar, Representative White and Representative McManus were productive. She discussed the status of the education bills HB2574/SB2565 and HB1568/SB1735. She also gave updates on several other education bills.
Chairman's Report
Speaker(s):  Linda Fisher
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher reported on the following, - TSBA Day on the Hill event in which GMSD students also participated - Houston Middle School Jazz Band performance under the direction of Spencer Nesvick and Matt Taylor - Interfund reimbursement Agreement signed between the City of Germantown and the Germantown Board of Education - Construction of Riverdale school addition to begin in May, 2016
Financial Report
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Discussion:  Chief Financial Officer Kevin Jones presented the Financial Report including the Balance Sheet, Revenue and Expense Statement for period ending January 31, 2016
Operations Report
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Discussion:  Chief of Operations Josh Cathey, gave updates on the various ongoing and upcoming projects and Contract renewals in his department, - Aramark for Nutrition services - ABM for custodial services - GCA for maintenance services - City of Germantown for interlocal agreement for the even exchange of use of our facilities by the City of Germantown in exchange for mowing and landscaping of our facilities - Stop Loss Insurance for the district - Update on Riverdale Building project - Update on Dogwood Elementary Roof top project - Update on Houston High School paving project - Update on portables at Dogwood and Farmington Schools
Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Jason Manuel
Discussion:  Superintendent Jason Manuel said that the Board has chosen to be transformative and innovative to try out student centered programs and seen the success of the new RTI coaches making a difference and moving forward. He thanked the 4 coaches for their support to improve teaching in a classroom, Ms. Jenny Harbin, Ms. Joye Phipps, Ms. Courtney Watkins and Ms. Megan Gaschler. Mr. Manuel presented the Data on Implementing RTI and Targeting Student Growth. He gave updates on the New Courses at Houston High School for the 2016-17 school year that included AP courses, Dual enrollment courses and CTE and STEM courses. Mr. Manuel said that the District is working to improve based on Student Data and moving forward towards success of our schools.
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 pull FY 15-16 Budget Amendment 41 from the consent agenda and take it to the next board meeting, passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Hoover 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
I move to approve all the items in the Consent Agenda as amended, 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 HR Policies HR 5.102, HR 5.302, HR 5.306- First Reading
Speaker(s):  Dan Haddow
Rationale: 

Revision of the following HR Policies recommended:

HR 5.102 Professional Employment

HR 5.302 Employee Sick Leave

HR 5.306 Certified Employee Military Leave

 

Annual Review- No changes recommended for the following HR Policies:

HR 5.114 – Personnel Records

HR 5.115 – Employee Assignment and Transfer

HR 5. 118 – Employment Contract

HR 5. 200 – Separation Practices for Teachers

HR 5.301 – Certificated Employee Jury Duty

HR 5. 303 – Employee Personal and Professional Leave

HR 5. 601 – Conflict of Interest

HR 5.701 – Employment of Substitutes

Miscellaneous Budget Amendments FY 15-16 # 40,42,43,44,45 and 46
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Approval of awarding of Bid-Roof top units at Dogwood Elementary
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the awarding of bid #FY160026 for the purchase and delivery of HVAC rooftop units at Dogwood Elementary School to M&A Supply Company, Inc. passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the awarding of bid #FY160026 for the purchase and delivery of HVAC rooftop units at Dogwood Elementary School to M&A Supply Company, Inc., 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.
Approval of "Intervention Academic Elective Focus"
Speaker(s):  Teresa Price
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the "Intervention Academic Elective Focus" for students who are at risk and will need Tier III over the course of their high school years passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Recommended for Consent Agenda
Action(s):
I move to approve the "Intervention Academic Elective Focus" for students who are at risk and will need Tier III over the course of their high school years, passed with a motion by Mrs. Linda Fisher 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 FM 2.806 Bids and Quotations
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to waive the second reading and adopt the Revision of Policy FM 2.806 Bids and Quotations after one reading passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Request to waive Second Reading
Action(s):
I move to amend and strike to waive the second reading in adopting the Revision of Policy FM 2.806 Bids and Quotations, passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Hoover 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
I move to adopt the Revision of Policy FM 2.806 Bids and Quotations after first reading, 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: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
New Policy FM 2.4021 Investment of Idle Funds
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to waive the second reading and adopt the New Policy FM 2.4021 Investment of Idle Funds after one reading passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale:  Request to waive Second Reading
Action(s):
I move to amend to strike to waive the second reading in adopting the New Policy FM 2.4021 Investment of Idle Funds, failed with a motion by Mr. Mark Dely.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Yea
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Abstain (Without Conflict)
  • Mr. Ken Hoover: Abstain (Without Conflict)
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Abstain (Without Conflict)
  • Mrs. Natalie Williams: Abstain (Without Conflict)
I move to waive the second reading and adopt the New Policy FM 2.4021 Investment of Idle Funds after one reading, passed with a motion by Mr. Ken Hoover and a second by Mrs. Natalie Williams.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Nay
  • 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.
New Business
Action(s):
I move to approve FY 15-16 Budget Amendment 47 to transfer $40,000 from Other Charges to Legal fees, passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker 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.
Discussion:  The Chairman announced a brief recess for the board at 7:51 pm, in order to meet with the board attorney behind closed doors to discuss a legal issue. The Board reconvened at 8:18 pm.
Announcements
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher announced the following, - next Board Work Session and Board Meeting scheduled for March 29, 2016. - The Work Session for Strategic Plan will be scheduled in the month of March.
Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:19 pm
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