Public Meeting Minutes: February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. CALL TO ORDER BY BOARD CHAIR
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
I.A. Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Dajah Raymond, a 6th grade student at Reeves Rogers and Evelyn Riley, a 5th grade student at Overall Creek Elementary. 

I.B. Moment of Silence
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
III. COMMUNICATIONS
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Lisa Trail
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Presentation of the Salem Mascot and Logo

District's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Model Presentation

Black History Month Slideshow

Thanks to Dee Dee Potter and other art teachers, the artwork of Northfield, Overall Creek, and Hobgood was featured at a recent performance of the Stones River Chamber Players.  We appreciate the ongoing partnership we have with MTSU.

On Friday, February 15th, Sandy Scheele and The Nutrition Department planned a “No Child Eats Alone Day.”  This was a tremendously successful event, and we want to thank all of the individuals who joined the children for lunch that day.  We want to especially thank members of the Murfreesboro Fire Department, Police Department, district staff, and Board for their volunteer spirit and willingness to give time to our children.

Murfreesboro City Schools would like to thank John & Shannon Reed of L & K Trophy House for their $300 contribution to the Indigent Care Fund for the purchase of coats and shoes.

Murfreesboro City Schools would like to thank the following sponsors of the African-American Cultural Celebration:

  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Read To Succeed
  • Lighthouse Butcher Shop, Lynnville, TN
  • United Grocery Outlet
  • McDonalds, S.E.Broad St.
  • Cherry Meat Co., Chapel Hill, TN
  • Sonic, Mid.TN Blvd., Lascassas Hwy., Memorial Blvd., S. Church St., N.W. Broad St.

Murfreesboro City Schools would like to thank Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church for their $200 donation for the purchase of Rover tickets.

Murfreesboro City Schools would like to congratulate Cason Lane Academy for receiving the 2018-2019 National Beta School of Merit Award.

Both Discovery School Lego Robotics teams won awards at The 2018 First Lego League East Tennessee Championship Tournament recently. 

  • Lego Space Explorers (Team Heckert) won 2nd place for Teamwork
  • ExPLOsionary Force (Team Smith) won second in Project Research

The City Schools Foundations presented parity dollars to seven schools totaling $30,000.00. These funds are provided by the Foundation and can be used at the discretion of the principal to benefit the school.

The schools include:

  • Hobgood - $6900
  • MN - $5700
  • Black Fox - $4200
  • Reeves - $4200
  • JPE - $3300
  • NF - $3000 
  • Bradley - $2700

Murfreesboro City Schools' Teacher of the Year Celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 12, at Oaklands Mansion.  Reception will begin at 4:00 p.m. and presentations will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Many thanks to Darla Sampson, Sandy Scheele, and Viktoria Einecker for presenting at the Pick Tennessee Conference in Franklin on February 21st.  They were asked by Tennessee Department of Education to be part of the Farm To School Panel representing best practices in the state.

Several MCS students brought home awards from the recent Invention Convention at MTSU.  (Please see attachment for names and awards)

Upcoming Events:

  • March 1 - Read Across America Day - Join us and read to a class at school. 
  • March 8 - MCS Festival Choir will perform at 6 p.m. at Cason Lane Academy featuring the voices of all twelve schools.
  • March 21 - April 7 - MCS Student Art Exhibit at The Frist Center
  • March 18-May 3 - MCS Student Art featured at Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda 
  • March 16 - Gifted Academy Graduation
Attachments:
III.A. CONSENT ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
III.A.i. Approval of School Fees
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
III.A.ii. Approval of 1-29-19 Board Meeting Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
III.A.iii. Approval of 2-12-19 Board Meeting Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
III.A.iv. Second Reading of Board Policies
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
III.A.iv.a. Board Policy 5.117 Tenure and Non-Tenure (with corrections)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
III.A.iv.b. Board Policy 5.200 Separation Practices for Tenured Teachers (with corrections)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
III.A.iv.c. Board Policy 5.201 Separation Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers (with corrections)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
III.A.iv.d. Board Policy 5.202 Separation Practices for Non-Certified Employees (with corrections)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
III.A.iv.e. Board Policy 5.302 Sick Leave (with corrections)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
IV. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.A. First Reading of Board Policies
Speaker(s):  Dr. Linda Gilbert
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.A.i. Board Policy 6.405 Medicines
Speaker(s):  Dr. Linda Gilbert
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.B. Approval of City Schools Foundation Change of By-laws
Speaker(s):  Mrs. Lisa Trail
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.C. Approval of the Purchase of New School Buses for Salem Elementary
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.D. Approval of Joint Resolution with Rutherford County Opposing School Vouchers and Education Savings Accounts
Speaker(s):  Dr. Linda Gilbert
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V. REPORTS AND INFORMATION
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
V.A. Personnel Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Ralph Ringstaff
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
V.B. Enrollment (PTR) Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
V.C. Revenue and Expenditure Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
VI. OTHER BUSINESS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
VII. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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