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April 5, 2017 at 6:45 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

Minutes
Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion: 

Chairman Linda Fisher called the meeting to order at 6:56 pm.

She announced that Board member Amy Eoff is unable to attend the meeting due to a delay in the flight of her travel schedule.

Moment of Silence
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  Chairman Linda Fisher called for a moment of silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion: 

Vice-Chairman Lisa Parker led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Action(s):
I move to approve the agenda, passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Suzanne Jones.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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.
Approval of the Minutes
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Rationale:  Minutes from 3.6.17 Board Business Meeting
Action(s):
I move to approve the minutes from the 3.6.17 Board Business meeting, passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Suzanne Jones.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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.
REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
TLN Update (Tennessee Legislature)
Speaker(s):  Suzanne Jones
Discussion: 

Board member and TLN Representative Suzanne Jones gave the following update:

1. GMSD Day on the Hill on March 29, 2017 organized by the GMC PTA

38 Middle School and High School students spent the day in Nashville, which included

  • a Mock Session,
  • brief meeting with Senator Kelsey, Representative White and Representative Thompson
  • Tour of the Capital
  • Observed the Government Operations Committee and heard live discussion on the Vouchers
  • Governor's Office visit

2. Bill Update

  • SB161/HB126- Vouchers bill went to Government and Operations today and was amended to allow for either the TNReady testing or nationally normed test. It is still in this committee and the next stop is the House Finance Sub Committee. Traveled to Nashville to support opposition to this bill.
  • SB 536/HB 449  Bill to amend grading A-F died on the Senate Education Committee floor today. 
Citizens to be heard
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion: 

The following Citizen expressed their opinions on the following:

New School site selection:

- Zack Taylor, 3080 Oakleigh Lane, Germantown  TN 38138

Resolution to negotiate for Germantown Elementary and

Middle School:

- Bill Irby, 2472 Moore Road, Germantown TN 38138

- Alderman Dean Massey, 7915 Nikerton, Germantown TN 38138

- Meg Jackson, 1409 Riverwood Cove, Germantown TN 38138

- Layla Rouse, 1869 Glenbuck Cove N, Germantown TN 38139

 


BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Board Resolution Opposing Vouchers
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Action(s):
I move to approve the Germantown Municipal School District Board of Education Resolution Opposing School Vouchers/ Opportunity Scholarships, passed with a motion by Mrs. Suzanne Jones and a second by Mrs. Betsy Landers.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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.
Awarding of Bid for the Purchase and Delivery of HVAC Rooftop Units at Houston High School
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the awarding of bid #FY170042 for the Purchase and Delivery of HVAC Rooftop Units at Houston High School in the amount of $446,861.44 to M&A Supply Company for item numbers 1 through 23, item 31, and item 32; and I move to approve the awarding in the amount of $42,499 to Mills-Wilson-George for item numbers 24 through 30. 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 #FY170042 for the Purchase and Delivery of HVAC Rooftop Units at Houston High School in the amount of $446,861.44 to M&A Supply Company for item numbers 1 through 23, item 31, and item 32; and I move to approve the awarding in the amount of $42,499 to Mills-Wilson-George for item numbers 24 through 30. passed with a motion by Mrs. Betsy Landers and a second by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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.
Awarding of Bid for HVAC Installations at Houston High School
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the awarding of bid #FY170038 for HVAC Installations at Houston High School in the amount of $523,914 to Damon-Marcus Company, 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 #FY170038 for HVAC Installations at Houston High School in the amount of $523,914 to Damon-Marcus Company, passed with a motion by Mrs. Suzanne Jones and a second by Ms. Lisa Parker.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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.
Awarding of Bid for Painting at Farmington Elementary School
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Recommended Motion(s):  Recommended Motion: I move to approve the awarding of bid #FY170041 for Painting at Farmington Elementary School in the amount of $122,317 to Brandon Construction, LLC., passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Recommended Motion: I move to approve the awarding of bid #FY170041 for Painting at Farmington Elementary School in the amount of $122,317 to Brandon Construction, LLC., passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Betsy Landers.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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.
Resolution for negotiating the purchase of Germantown Elementary and Germantown Middle Schools
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Resolution for negotiating the purchase of Germantown Elementary and Germantown Middle Schools, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the Resolution for negotiating the purchase of Germantown Elementary and Germantown Middle Schools as amended, passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Betsy Landers.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Yea
  • Mrs. Suzanne Jones: Nay
  • Mrs. Betsy Landers: Yea
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Yea
I move to amend the Resolution for negotiating the purchase of Germantown Elementary and Germantown Middle Schools, by making a change in the fourth paragraph, substituting " the executive committee along with the Mayor of the City of Germantown and the City Administrator" with " GMSD Superintendent and one Board member as elected by the Germantown Board of Education and one Board of Alderman as appointed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen" failed with a motion by Mrs. Suzanne Jones.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • Mrs. Linda Fisher: Abstain (Without Conflict)
  • Mrs. Suzanne Jones: Abstain (Without Conflict)
  • Mrs. Betsy Landers: Abstain (Without Conflict)
  • Ms. Lisa Parker: Abstain (Without Conflict)
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
Discussion: 

Board Attorney Debra Owen recommended a change of verbiage in the Resolution if the Board would like to be precise in dividing the authority between  the City of Germantown and the School Board, as follows,

-In the final paragraph, the last line, insert "appropriate funding by" between Germantown Board of Education and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Germantown to read as follows,

Be it further resolved that said purchase agreement shall require the approval and adoption by the Shelby County Board of Education, the Germantown Board of Education and appropriate funding by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Germantown.

Approval of Land Purchase for New School
Speaker(s):  Josh Cathey
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Contract to Purchase Real Estate and Escrow Agreement for the Broer/Schaeffer properties in the amount of $3,100,000, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the Contract to Purchase Real Estate and Escrow Agreement for the Broer/Schaeffer properties in the amount of $3,100,000, passed with a motion by Mrs. Betsy Landers and a second by Mrs. Suzanne Jones.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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: 


Miscellaneous FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment 59
Speaker(s):  Kevin Jones
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Miscellaneous FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment # 59, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
I move to approve the Miscellaneous FY 2016-17 Budget Amendment # 59, passed with a motion by Ms. Lisa Parker and a second by Mrs. Betsy Landers.
  • Mrs. Amy Eoff: Absent
  • 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.
Attachments: (1)
New Business
Announcements
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion: 

Chairman Linda Fisher announced the following,

- April 12, 2017 - GMSD Board Budget Work Session, GMSD Office PD Room

- April 17, 2017 - GMSD Board Business meeting, City Hall

Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairman
Discussion:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 pm.
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