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April 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
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 Samantha Stamper, a 2nd grade student at John Pittard and Brendan Russell, a 4th grade student at Scales 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: 

Congratulations to Black Fox Elementary for receiving a $5000 Tennessee STEM Innovation Mini-Grant, sponsored by TVA and BVI.  A big thanks to 3rd grade teacher Abbey Sanders for writing the grant! This grant will fund an Augmented Reality Sandbox at Bradley!

Congratulations to Kim Frank for being selected to participate in Brain Frame: How to Talk Development on June 4-5 at Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville.  This is the next level of training for Building Strong Brains.

Congratulations to Discovery School for making it to the next round in becoming a STEM school.  TSIN visited the Discovery School campus on March 20. 

Congratulations to Mitchell Neilson Schools for being the MCS Winner in the Lightning Reading Club Challenge.  Mitchell Neilson will receive a total of 237 books for all ages who completed the challenge.

Members of the Siegel Running Team participated in the Special Kids Race on Saturday, March 9. We had a first, second, and third place finisher in the boys 5k, 2nd place in the the girls 5k , 2nd place overall in the women’s 5k and a 2nd place men’s finisher in the 10k.  

Mitchell Neilson would like to thank the following:

  • Sunnette Peay and her partners at Parks Realty for sponsoring two students on the sixth grade environmental field trip to Land Between the Lakes.
  • Champy’s on Broad Street for hosting our 6th graders for lunch and a tour!
  • Parks Realty Agent, Rita Ash for her generous donation to our LBL fund.  Because of her generosity, children were able to attend this field trip without worrying about the financial burden. 
  • MNS alumni, Butch Campbell and Alan Farley, for their recent donations to our school library in memory of their fellow alumni, Dr. O. Tom Johns. 

Murfreesboro City Schools wishes to acknowledge the donation of school supplies from approximately 300 students from across the state that recently attended the 72st Tennessee 4-H Congress here in Murfreesboro. Over 2,000 items were collected as a part of their service project.  These items will be sorted and placed in our Teacher's Dream Closet.

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce that we now have a certified playground inspector on staff! Congratulations to Michael Chapman for successfully completing the NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector Exam.

Congratulations to John Pittard Elementary for receiving $9,350 from the Nashville Predators Foundation for a Predators Jumbo Tron which is an 86 inch Active Touch Smart Board. The check presentation will be Wednesday, May 2 at Bridgestone Arena from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Congratulations to the Nutrition Department for a very successful state and federal audit review.  This was a rigorous, weeklong process.  Many thanks to the schools that participated and many thanks to Sandy Scheele for her leadership.

We want to acknowledge the Murfreesboro City librarians who led their student school teams in the Book Battle.  Students shared their knowledge in a rigorous competition in front of a packed house of parents, teachers, and the community at Hobgood.

Many thanks go to the teachers and students who participated in the Middle Grades Math Competition at MTSU on April 11th.  Congratulations to Overall Creek’s 6th grader that placed fourth, with two students placing in the Top 20 of all 6th grade competitors. 

Congratulations to Don Bartch, principal of Overall Creek, who was named the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network’s Excellence in STEM Leadership Award.  According to TSIN, the award “ recognizes a school-level, district, or regional leader with a proven track-record of developing effective STEM programs.”

Congratulations to MCS and the MPD for developing the STOP video concerning vehicles’ not passing buses that are off-loading children.  Recently, the National Association of Pupil Transportation Services shared the video with all of their board members, and posted the video on its facebook page.

Congratulations to our social work team who was honored recently at the Department of Children Service's Child Abuse Ceremony.  The team includes Keiana Reed, Heather Anderson, Amy Wyatt, and LaToya Beard.  We are so proud of our social workers and the great job they do!
III.A. Teacher Planning and Curriculum Resources-Caresa Dodson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
III.B. Murfreesboro's Gifted Program-Lea Bartch
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
IV. CONSENT ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.A. Approval of School Fees
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.B. Board Approval of 3-12-19 Board Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.C. Board Approval of 4-09-19 Board Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D. Second Reading of Board Policies
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.D.i. Delete Board Policy BO43 Travel Expense- Board Policy 2.804 Expenses and Reimbursements is the one that is similar.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (2)
IV.D.ii. Board Policy 3.202 Emergency Preparedness Plan
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.iii. Board Policy 3.206 Community Use of School Facilities
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.iv. Board Policy 5.104 Equal Opportunity Employment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.v. Board Policy 6.400 Student Wellness
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.vi. Board Policy 6.4031 Pediculosis
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.vii. Board Policy 6.409 Child Abuse and Neglect-rescinds STU 18
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.viii. Board Policy 6.503 Homeless Students
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
IV.D.ix. Board Policy 6.702 Fundraising Activities
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
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: (1)
V.B. Enrollment (PTR) Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
V.C. Revenue and Expenditure Report-February
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (3)
V.D. Revenue and Expenditure Report-March
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (3)
VI. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
VI.A. Approval of 2019-2020 Budget
Speaker(s):  Dr. Linda Gilbert
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
VII. OTHER BUSINESS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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