Public Meeting Agenda: November 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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November 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

November 2, 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. Michael Hughes and a second by Mr. Todd Broughton.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mrs. Jane Thomas: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Consent Agenda
Minutes from the October 5, 2015 meeting
Field Trip Requests
Attachments:
Public Comment
Communications to the Board
Director's Comments
Sullivan South Volleyball State Champions
Early Graduates Update
Attachments:
TNReady Assessment Parent Meetings
Board Chairman Comments
TSBA Convention
December Board Meeting Date
Unfinished Business
New Business
Policy 1.8011 Emergency Closings - Review on 1st Reading
Attachments:
Grading Procedure - High School
Rationale: 

Please see Page 7 in Grades 9-12 SCDE 15-16 Student-Parent Handbook.

Recommend the following changes:

High School Courses:  Delete #2 Note: 

A student's final average for any course will be reflected as follows: 

1.  Student is EXEMPT from final exam - Q1 - 50%                                                           

                                                           Q2 - 50%

2.  Student is NOT EXEMPT from final exam: 

Q1 - 43.75%       

Q2 - 43.75%                                            

F1 - 12.5% (Teacher Final Exam)

The above procedure mirrors what has been done in the past when a high school course did not have an End of Course exam (i.e. foreign language)

Attachments:
Grading Procedure - Middle School
Rationale: 

Please see page 7 in 6-8 SCDE 15-16 Student-Parent Handbook

Recommend the following change:

B. Grading

Delete sentence stating "A student's scores on TCAP Achievement test will count 15% of the second semester average."

Attachments:
Selection of 2016-17 Calendar Options
Rationale: 

There are 3 draft calendar options for the 2016-17 school year. 

 

From October 20-October 28,  we conducted a survey of Sullivan County Department of Education employees regarding their preferences for the 2016-17 calendar.  The results of that survey are attached. 

 

The Board will select two of these draft calendar options to present to all stakeholders in a survey in November in order to gather input for the final vote on the 2016-17 calendar at the December Board meeting.

Action(s):
motion to narrow to calendar c and d Passed with a motion by Mr. Randall Jones and a second by Mr. Jerry Greene.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mrs. Jane Thomas: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Textbook Adoption Committee
Rationale: 

Each year our system reviews new textbooks in a particular curriculum area.  The State Department of Education mandates that these reviews be accomplished by committees of classroom teachers currently teaching in the curriculum area being reviewed and a parent who has a student currently enrolled in the course being considered for adoption.  The final recommendations of these committees will be presented to the Board in April 2016 for approval.  The curriculum areas being considered for 2015-16 are Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Human Services, and Education and Training.

I recommend the attached list of classroom teachers and parents serve as the Textbook Adoption Committees for the 2015-16 school year.

Action(s):
motion to approve the text Passed with a motion by Mr. Jerry Greene and a second by Mr. Michael Hughes.
  • Mr. Jack Bales: Yes
  • Mr. Todd Broughton: Yes
  • Mr. Jerry Greene: Yes
  • Mr. Michael Hughes: Yes
  • Mr. Randall Jones: Yes
  • Mrs. Jane Thomas: Yes
  • Mr. Dan Wells: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Dissolve Arcadia Community Club Lease
Attachments:
Naming of Colonial Heights Pressbox "Craig Haynie Pressbox"
Attachments:
Naming of Colonial Heights Football Field "Norman Tunnel Field"
Attachments:
Intent to Fund Facilities Plan
Adjournment
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