Public Meeting Agenda: August 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting

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August 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting Agenda

August 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM - GMSD Board Meeting
Call to Order
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
Rationale: 

After the Board discussion in the work session, the following amendments were recommended to the agenda,

-Move from Consent Agenda item to Board Action item 9.C - Revision of Policy IP 4.600 Grading after first reading

-Move from Consent Agenda item to Board Action item 9.D - Revision of Policy SP 6.200 Attendance, Pregnancy and Truancy (to waive second reading and adopt in one reading)

Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the agenda as amended, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recognition and Awards
REPORTS
Chairman's Report
Superintendent's Report
Citizens to be heard
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
Approval of the Minutes
Rationale:  Approval of the minutes from 6.18.18 Board Business Meeting
New Policies - First reading
Rationale: 

The following New Policies are being created per State recommendation;

Department of Operations

SS 3.212 District Water Testing (This is due to a change in State Law/Senate Bill 619)

SS 3.402 Board Owned Vehicles

SS 3.403 Private Vehicles

Department of Student services

SP 6.2001 Attendance during Post secondary visits
Revision of Policies - First reading
Rationale: 

Department of Academic Education

The following Instructional Program Policies have been reviewed and NO revisions are requested at this time:

IP 4.402 Instructional Supplies

IP 4.404 Use of Copyrighted Materials

IP 4.405 Employee-Developed Materials

IP 4.612 Educational Research and Service Centers

IP 4.701 Maintaining Test Security

Revisions are requested for the following policies:

IP 4.206 Special Programs

IP 4.600 Grading

IP 4.700 Testing Programs

 

Department of Student Services:

  • Policy Revision attached SP #6.200
  • NO revisions recommended at this time for the following policies:
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SP 6.201            Compulsory Attendance

SP 6.2011          Beyond Compulsory Attendance

SP 6.202            Home School

SP 6.203            School Admissions

SP 6.204            Foreign Exchange Students

SP 6.205            Student Assignments

SP 6.206            Intra-District Open Enrollment

SP 6.2061          Inter-District Open Enrollment

SP 6.2062          Eligible Circumstances Transfer

SP 6.302            Procedural Due Process

SP 6.303            Searches

SP 6.304            Student Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Intimidation

SP 6.3041          Hazing

SP 6.305            Student Suicide Prevention

SP 6.307            Drug-Free Schools

SP 6.309            Zero Tolerance

Department of Human Resources:

The following HR policies are being revised after first reading:

HR 5.102 Professional Employment

HR 5.401 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

HR 5.611 Teacher Code of Ethics and GMSD Employee Responsibilities and Ethics

Department of Operations:

The following policy is being revised per State recommendations,

SS 3.400 Student Transportation Management

 

Nomination for TSBA Award for Excellence in Education Program
Rationale: 

The Board is approving to nominate the POST-SECONDARY TRANSITION work being done at Houston High School in the Exceptional Education Program.

  • Hiring of individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Community Conversations collaborative community sessions and work
  • Hiring of Transitional Coach
  • Partnership with Baptist Memorial Women's Hospital
  • Purchasing of the Van
  • Renovation of the greenhouse
  • Numerous community partnerships
  • School Board involvement in furthering the cause
Miscellaneous FY 2018-19 Budget Amendments # 1 through 10
Rationale: 

Budget amendments and Departments:

1 – Park/Huffman

2 – Cathey

3 – Manuel

4 – Haddow

5 – Park

6 – Haddow/Huffman

7 – Huffman

8 – Grace

9 – Bland

10 - Perkins Grant

Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Miscellaneous FY 2018-19 Budget Amendments # 1 through 10, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
School Fees and Activity Costs 2018-19
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the school fees and activity costs for the 2018-19 school year, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Attendance Zoning
Rationale: 

Superintendent Jason Manuel explained all the factors pertaining to Attendance Zoning Proposals A, B and C,

The Board discussed all the three proposals during the work session and Board Member Linda Fisher recommended Proposal C for consideration during the Business Meeting.

Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the Attendance Zoning Proposal A/B or C, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Naming of New Elementary School
Rationale: 

Superintendent Jason Manuel presented to the Board the New School Naming Community Survey Report.

The Board discussed the survey and recommended the Name  " Forest Hill Elementary" to be voted during the Business Meeting.

Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve "Forest Hill Elementary" as the Name of the New Elementary school, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Revision of Policy IP 4.600 Grading after first reading
Rationale:  After Board discussion in work session, it was recommended to move this policy from the consent agenda and add it under Board Action item 9.C
Recommended Motion(s):  I move to approve the revision of policy IP 4.600 Grading after first reading, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Revision of Policy SP 6.200 Attendance, Pregnancy and Truancy- To waive second reading and adopt after one reading
Rationale: 

After discussion in the Board work session, it was recommended to move this item from consent agenda and add it to the Board Action item 9.D

It was requested to waive second reading and adopt the revision in one reading, to be in compliant with the State Law.

Recommended Motion(s):  I move to waive the second reading and adopt the Revision of Policy SP 6.200 Attendance, Pregnancy and Truancy after one reading, passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Announcements
Adjournment
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