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July 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm
2. Moment of Silence
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher called for a moment of silence.
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  Vice-Chairman Lisa Parker lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Action(s):
I move to approve the Agenda as amended to drop item 7.C Financial report, 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.
Discussion:  Renewal of Superintendent's Contract July 2016-June 2020
5. Renewal of Superintendent's Contract
Speaker(s):  Linda Fisher
Action(s):
I move that we adopt the Superintendent Contract revision, 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
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Approval of the Minutes
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the minutes from the 6.6.16 Board business meeting, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Rationale: 

Approval of minutes from 6.6.16 GMSD Board Business meeting

Action(s):
I move to approve the minutes from the 6.6.16 Board business meeting, 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.
7. REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
7.A. TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Speaker(s):  Natalie Williams
Discussion:  Board member and TLN representative Natalie Williams said that there were no TLN updates at this time due to ongoing elections and will bring information during the August meeting.
7.B. Chairman's Report
Speaker(s):  Linda Fisher
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher thanked Ms. Susan Pittman for her outstanding job as she retired as Principal of Dogwood elementary. She congratulated and welcomed Ms. Teresa Price as the new Principal of Dogwood Elementary. Fisher gave updates on the GMSD Classroom Crashers program, congratulated the winners, Ms. Joy Lustig of Farmington elementary and Mr. Michael Robinson of Houston High School. She also thanked all the Parents, Teachers, Board members, District office staff , the Superintendent and his wife for volunteering in the make over of the classrooms. She said that it was a great achievement for Houston High School for earning the Best of Preps for the 18th consecutive year and thanked all the coaches for making this happen. She congratulated the Houston High Theater Department for being nominated for nine Orpheum High School Musical Awards, and thanked Ms.Kell Christie , the Theater Director. Ms. Fisher also congratulated the Houston High Choir Department, 5th Measure and Dolce Bella (a capella groups) for being named the Top eight in the Nation, and thanked Mr. Billy Rayburn, the Choir Director.
7.C. Financial Report
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Discussion:  Removed from the Agenda.
7.D. Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Jason Manuel
Discussion:  Superintendent Jason Manuel gave an update on the ongoing hiring process at the district, which included openings of several positions at the schools and district office. He thanked Ms. Elissa Stratton and the HR department for their effort at this time.
8. Citizens to be heard
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Bradley Eskins, 2457 Calkins, Germantown TN 38139 -voiced his concerns on the Student discipline policy SP 6.313 Audrey Grossman, 8530 Windy Oaks Cove, Germantown TN 38139 -thanked the Board for renewing the Superintendent's Contract
9. 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 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.
9.A. Revision of Board Policies-Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Rationale: 

-Revision Policy IP 4.605 Graduation Requirements

-Revision Policy SBO1 407.02 School Board Records

-Revision Policy SP 6 304 Student Discrimination-Harassment Bullying-Intimidation and Cyber Bullying

-Revision Policy SP 6.415 First Aid and Emergency Medical Care

-Revision Policy SP 6.421 Accommodating Students with Diabetes

-Revision Policy SP 6.425 Life-Threatening Allergy Management

-Revision Policy SS 3.202 Emergency Preparedness Plan

-Revision Policy SS 3.501 Student Wellness

-Revision SP 6.405 Administering Medicines to Students

9.B. New Board Policies - Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Rationale: 

-New Policy IP 4.700 Testing Programs

-New Policy IP 4.804 Religious content of courses

 

9.C. Revision of Policy IP 4.600 Grading- First reading
Speaker(s):  Teresa Price
Attachments: (1)
9.D. New Policy SP 6.305 Student Suicide Prevention-First reading
Speaker(s):  Chauncey Bland
9.E. Miscellaneous Budget Amendments FY 16-17 # 1,2,3 & 4
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
10. BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
10.A. Student Discipline Board Appeal
Speaker(s):  Linda Fisher
Action(s):
I move to modify the suspension period to ten days and recommend the student to have three sessions with Denise Fisher, failed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mr. Mark Dely: Abstain (Without Conflict)
  • 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 uphold the decision of the DHA and the Superintendent, 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
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11. New Business
Discussion:  Board member Ken Hoover requested the Board to discuss House Bill 2574, Public Chapter 1020 regarding the new BEP formula and the CDF factor. He recommended the Board to draft a Resolution and adopt it in the upcoming August Board meeting. Board member Natalie Williams said that she would discuss this with the State Representative and the Superintendent and get the Board input by August.
12. Announcements
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Fisher announced that a Special called Board meeting will be held on July 25, 2016 at the GMSD office in the PD Room.
13. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:57 pm.
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