Public Meeting Agenda: May 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

May 8, 2018 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
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Brody Hanson, a 6th grade student at Black Fox Elementary and Jemma Bramlett, a 4th grade student at Discovery School. 
I.B. Moment of Silence
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
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: 

Recognition of Mr. Don Odom, Director of Rutherford County Schools

Lea Bartch and Cherry Ross presented “Stop Bogus Science Before it Erodes STEM Thinking” today at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network.

Cindy Cliche and Jeremy Winters recently presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Washington.  The title of their session was Developing Reasoning and Problem Solving Skills through Children's Literature.  The session focused on engaging in literature-based rigorous tasks and analyzing student work from MCS.  Participants left with strategies and tasks designed to develop reasoning and problem solving skills with the students in their schools. 

Congratulations to the schools that participated in the Science Olympiad on the 28th.  The following Murfreesboro City Schools placed in the competition:  Pittard came in 9th, Scales placed 8th, Bradley scored 4th, Erma Siegel was awarded 3rd, and Discovery was awarded 1st place.  Thank you to John Pittard Elementary for hosting and to MTSU, particularly Dr. Pat Patterson, for developing this tremendous program.  And finally, thank you teachers who guided the students in achieving success.

Murfreesboro City Schools would like to thank Murfreesboro Lioness Club and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church for their continued support of the Backpack Food Program.

Murfreesboro City Schools recognized and celebrated our school nutrition department on May 4 during School Lunch Hero Day.

Upcoming events:

Our Employee Recognition Celebration will be tomorrow evening at 6:00.  This is the time when we highlight the service of MCS family members.

The Boro Book Battle, an opportunity to showcase our students’ knowledge of reading, will be Thursday at 6:00 at Bradley.

On Saturday, May 12, Murfreesboro City Schools will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity for a panel build.  The build will occur at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and 6th graders from Hobgood and their parents will be participating.  We are excited about this partnership and look forward to expanding it to give our children real-world, service learning experiences.

A reminder that the Project 14 Golf Tournament, which will benefit Bradley Elementary School, will be held on the 17th.

Black Fox Asian Night will be held at 6:00 p.m. on May 10.

Overall Creek's STEM Night will be held on May 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Ribbon Cutting of BOB's Book Bus will be May 31 at 5:00 p.m. at Hobgood Elementary.

Murfreesboro City Schools is celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-12.  We want to take this opportunity to thank our many teachers and staff members for investing their time and energy into our students.

Murfreesboro City Schools is also celebrating National School Nurse Day on May 9.

The Summer Food Service Program (CHOW) will be May 29-July 27. The Summer Food Service Program will be provided at 24 locations. 

The City Schools Foundation would like to introduce our newest board members  - Kevin Grisham, Kirk Garrett, Andrew Young, Lindsey Fournier, Whit Turnbow and Ellen Slicker

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert has been named the 2018 Mid-Cumberland Superintendent of the Year by her colleagues.    

Congratulations to Mr. Joe Thompson who will be retiring this year after 43 years of service to education.

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:
IV.B. 2nd Reading of Board Policies
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.B.i. Board Policy 5.202 Separation Practices for Non-Certified Employees
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.B.ii. Board Policy 6.203 School Admissions
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.B.iii. Board Policy 6.206 Transfers Within the System
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.B.iv. Board Policy 6.309 Zero Tolerance Policy
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.C. Minutes of the 4-4-18 Budget Work Session
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.D. Minutes of the 4-5-18 Budget Work Session
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.E. Minutes of the 4-10-18 Board Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
IV.F. Minutes of the 4-24-18 Board Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
V. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.A. Approval of Upcoming Year's Board Meeting Dates
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
V.B. 1st Reading of Board Policies
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V.B.i. Board Policy 6.302 Procedural Due Process
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
V.B.ii. Board Policy 6.304 Anti-Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and Hazing of Students
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
V.B.iii. Board Policy 6.316 Suspensions/Expulsions
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
V.B.iv. Board Policy 6.3101 Gang Activity or Association
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
V.C. Approval of the Cooperative Purchasing Agreement
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
VI. REPORTS AND INFORMATION
Speaker(s):  Chair Butch Campbell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
VI.A. Enrollment (PTR) Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Gary Anderson
Agenda Item Type:  Information 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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