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November 15, 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 6:29 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 led the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. 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, passed with a motion by Mrs. Suzanne Jones and a second by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Yea
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mrs. Suzanne Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Betsy Landers: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Recognition and Awards
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  There were no Recognitions and Awards at this time.
6. Approval of the Minutes
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the minutes from 10.17.16 GMSD Board 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 10.17.16 GMSD Board Business meeting, passed with a motion by Mrs. Betsy Landers and a second by Mrs. Suzanne Jones.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Yea
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mrs. Suzanne Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Betsy Landers: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: 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 briefed on the Legislative workshop she attended along with Board members Linda Fisher and Lisa Parker during the TSBA Annual Convention in Nashville in the first week of November. She said that there were discussions of pending legislations and Question and Answer sessions with few Legislators, the outcome of which would help in setting up the future Legislative Agenda.

Ms. Williams also shared the results of the TSBA Delegate Assembly Resolutions, as received from Ben Torres, Tennessee School Board Association, Nashville

Resolution 1 – Appreciation to Debbie Shedden passed.

Resolution 2 – Bidding and Sale of Surplus Property passed.

Resolution 3 – Use of the ACT/SAT Suite of Tests passed.

Resolution 4 – Funding for Advanced Placement Tests passed.

Resolution 5 – School Board Member Training (dealing with online training options) passed.

Resolution 6 – Authorizer Fee for Charter Schools passed.

Resolution 7 – Funding of RTI2 Positions passed.

Resolution 8 – Use of the Fund Balance Surplus passed.

Resolution 9 – Broadband and Internt Services passed.

Resolution 10 – Adoption of the ACT Aspire Suite of Tests failed.

Resolution 11 – Modification of Public Chapter 680 (A-F Grading System) passed.

Resolution 12 – Use of the ACT/SAT Suite of Tests failed for lack of a second (same resolution of #3).

Resolution 13 – Repeal of Public Chapter 669 (physical activity requirement) passed.

 

 

7.B. Chairman's Report
Speaker(s):  Linda Fisher
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher reported as follows; 

"It is a great honor upon a citizen to serve on a school board. Both Mr. Hoover and Ms. Williams have served our school district well. Elected in 2013, they both were instrumental in shaping the Germantown school district.  Developing policies, the hiring of a superintendent, and the making of countless difficult decisions to open our doors.  They have a knowledge and understanding of public education and school governance. Let’s recognize them for their time and commitment to serving on our school board."

7.C. Financial Report
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Discussion:  Chief Financial Officer Kevin Jones, presented to the Board the Financial Reports ending 10.31.16, which included the Balance sheet, Revenue and Expense statements and the Cafeteria Reports.
7.D. Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Jason Manuel
Discussion: 

Superintendent Jason Manuel presented to the Board the AdvancED Accreditation Exit Report with a Power Point presentation which included topics as follows:

Themes, Improvement Priority, Powerful Practice, Opportunity for Improvement and Recommendation.

The Recommendation was that "The External Review Team recommends to the AdvancED Accreditation Commission that the Germantown Municipal School District earn the distinction of accreditation by AdvancED."

Dr. Meredith Park, Director of Academic Advancement, presented to the Board the Calendar Committee Recommendations. With the help of a Power point presentation, she briefed on the Process Outline, Timeline, Guidelines and tracking the meeting progress in the website and the final recommendation of the committee.

 

 

8. Citizens to be heard
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion: 

The following citizen voiced opinion on the School Site Selection Committee,

Sheila Hahn, 2964 Mallard Lane, Germantown TN 38138

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 Mrs. Suzanne Jones and a second by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Yea
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mrs. Suzanne Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Betsy Landers: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  During the work session, in Revision of Policy SP 6.2061, Inter-District Open Enrollment,  the Board recommended addition of " Transfers in priorities # 2-8" in the first bullet after item # 8.
9.A. Revision of HR Policy 5.602 Staff Time Schedules-Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Dan Haddow
Rationale: 

Annual Review of Policy HR 5.501 Complaints and Grievances done - No Changes recommended.

9.B. Revision of Policy SP 6.2061 Inter-District Open Enrollment- First Reading
Speaker(s):  Chauncey Bland
9.C. Proposed 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 School Calendars
Speaker(s):  Dr. Meredith Park
Attachments: (1)
9.D. Miscellaneous FY 16-17 Budget Amendments # 39, 40 and 41
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
10. BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  There was no Board Action items at this time.
11. New Business
Discussion:  There was no new business at this time.
12. Announcements
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  There were no announcements at this time.
13. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 pm.
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