Public Meeting Agenda: April 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

April 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
Call to Order
Approval of the Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the agenda Passed with a motion by Mr. Jerry Greene and a second by Mr. Dan Wells.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Consent Agenda
Meeting Minutes from March 2, 2015
Meeting Minutes from Called Meeting March 16, 2015
Field Trip Requests
Attachments:
Annual School Fees
Rationale:  Recommend approval.
No changes from previous year.
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve annual school fees for 2015-2015 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Public Comment
Communications to the Board
Director's Report
Tennessee Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year - Teresa Calhoun, Indian Springs Elementary and Kristi Sproles, Sullivan Central High School
Board Chairman Report
Task Force Subcommittee Updates
Unfinished Business
OMNI
Action(s):
motion to freeze plans Passed with a motion by Mr. Randall Jones and a second by Mr. Jack Bales.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
  • 3/30/2015 at 10:23 AM
Beacon Analytics
Skyward Contract
Action(s):
motion to approve contract with amendments made Passed with a motion by Mr. Jerry Greene and a second by Mr. Randall Jones.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Policy 3.217 Energy Management and Conservation - Approval on 2nd Reading
Attachments:
Policy 6.600 Student Records - Approval on 2nd Reading
New Business
Policy 4.605 Graduation Requirements
Rationale:  For review.
Required credits added to policy.
Attachments:
Policy 6.4001 Student Surveys, Analyses, and Evaluations
Rationale:  For review only.
COBRA Administrative Services Agreement
Rationale:  Recommend approval. 
Gap Insurance Policy requires COBRA availability following termination.
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve Passed with a motion by Mr. Michael Hughes and a second by Mr. Randall Jones.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Mathematics Textbook Adoption
Rationale:  Each year our system reviews new textbooks in a particular curriculum area for adoption.  This year we had 3 committees of classroom teachers and parents reviewing textbooks in the area of Math K-12 (Section I of the State Adoption Cycle).

Dr. McClellan recommends a Blanket Textbook Adoption for Sullivan County with intent to purchase from the attached State Official List of Mathematics Textbooks.  She further recommends that textbooks in this adoption cycle currently under contract, which expires June 30, 2015, be declared surplus.
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve a Blanket Textbook Adoption for Sullivan County with intent to purchase from the attached State Official List of Mathematics Textbooks and that textbooks in this adoption cycle currently under contract, which expires June 30, 2015, be declared surplus Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve a Blanket Textbook Adoption for Sullivan County with intent to purchase from the attached State Official List of Mathematics Textbooks and that textbooks in this adoption cycle currently under contract, which expires June 30, 2015, be declared surplus Mr. Jones amend motion with second by Mr. Broughton Passed with a motion by Mr. Jack Bales and a second by Mr. Jerry Greene.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
motion to approve a Blanket Textbook Adoption for Sullivan County with intent to purchase form the attached State Official List of Mathematics Textbooks and that textbooks in this adoption cycle currently under contract, which expires June 30, 2015, not be declared surplus until new textbooks are adopted. Passed with a motion by Mr. Randall Jones and a second by Mr. Jerry Greene.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
CTE Special Courses Approval
Rationale:  Special Course Requests include: 
Sports Marketing
ENT 1100 - Introduction to Entertainment (Dual Enrollment)
ENT 1300 - Recording Engineering I (Dual Enrollment)
Masonry I
Masonry II
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve all Special Course Requests, including Sports Marketing, Introduction to Entertainment (Dual Enrollment), Recording Engineering I (Dual Enrollment), Masonry I and Masonry II Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve all Special Course Requests, including Sports Marketing, Introduction to Entertainment (Dual Enrollment), Recording Engineering I (Dual Enrollment), Masonry I and Masonry II Passed with a motion by Mr. Randall Jones and a second by Mr. Todd Broughton.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Community Eligibility Provision
Rationale:  CEP program pilot at Ketron Elementary has proven to be extremely successful for the student population in terms of increased participation.  It has also been a financially sound program for the School Nutrition program.  Starting the program this school year at the other eligible schools (Central Heights, Emmett, and Weaver) would enable School Nutrition to lock in the Federal Reimbursement Rate at 1.6% for the next 4 years.  The state School Nutrition staff has forecasted the reimbursement rate will drop down to 1.3% for any schools that wait to start the program during the 2015-2016 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve the Community Eligibility Provision for Central Heights, Emmett, and Weaver Elementary Schools to begin school year 2014-2015 and continuation of this program for these schools and to continue the program at Ketron Elementary for school year 2015-2016 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve the Community Eligibility Provision for Central Heights, Emmett, and Weaver Elementary Schools to begin school year 2014-2015 and continuation of this program for these schools and to continue the program at Ketron Elementary for school year 2015-2016 Passed with a motion by Mr. Randall Jones and a second by Mr. Jerry Greene.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Changes to School Nutrition Meal Prices
Rationale:  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Act of 2010 requires sufficient funding be provided to the SFA for meals served to students not eligible for free or reduced price meals.  In Sullivan Co., this is done via the price charged for "paid" meals and must be reviewed annually.  It is mandated that meal prices be raised to cover the difference between the "Free" and the "Paid" reimbursement rates, when it is determined the SFA is no longer in compliance.  The Paid Lunch Equity Tool (attached) determines the Average Weighted Price Adjustments which must be made to bring the SFA into compliance.
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve the following student meal prices to: Breakfast - $1.75 (no increase), Lunch - $2.25 for elementary; $2.50 for middle school; and $2.75 for high school students Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve the following student meal prices to: Breakfast - $1.75 (no increase), Lunch - $2.25 for elementary; $2.50 for middle school; and $2.75 for high school students Passed with a motion by Mr. Jerry Greene and a second by Mr. Randall Jones.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Bible Study Two at Brookside School
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to table for further discussion Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to table for further discussion Passed with a motion by Mr. Michael Hughes and a second by Mr. Todd Broughton.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Bristol Motor Speedway Parking Agreement
Rationale:  Contract amendment attached. 
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve the contract amendment for the lease agreement between Bristol Motor Speedway and the Sullivan County Department of Education Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve the contract amendment for the lease agreement between Bristol Motor Speedway and the Sullivan County Department of Education Passed with a motion by Mr. Todd Broughton and a second by Mr. Jack Bales.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Contract Amendment for Boys & Girls Club at Bluff City Elementary
Rationale:  Recommend approval for usage during holiday breaks during the school year.   
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve contract amendment for the lease agreement between the Boys and Girls Club of the Mountain Empire and Sullivan County Schools Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve contract amendment for the lease agreement between the Boys and Girls Club of the Mountain Empire and Sullivan County Schools Passed with a motion by Mr. Michael Hughes and a second by Mr. Jerry Greene.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Personnel Requests
Rationale:  Request Software Conversion Specialist part time.  Up to three hours FTE starting April 13, 2015.
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to approve new position of Software Conversion Specialist part time Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to approve new position of Software Conversion Specialist part time Passed with a motion by Mr. Michael Hughes and a second by Mr. Todd Broughton.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Resolution - Sullivan East Roof
Action(s):
motion to approve the following resolution with funding from this year's budget Passed with a motion by Mr. Michael Hughes and a second by Mr. Jerry Greene.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Resolution - Storm Drain at South High School
Action(s):
motion to approve the following resolution Passed with a motion by Mr. Randall Jones and a second by Mr. Jack Bales.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Renovation Fund - Sullivan East Roof
Recommended Motion(s):  motion to reconsider Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
motion to reconsider Passed with a motion by Mr. Jerry Greene and a second by Mr. Randall Jones.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mrs. Betty Combs: Absent
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Adjournment
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