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November 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Minutes
Agenda
Action(s):
The agenda Passed with a motion by Mr. Donnie Moses and a second by Mr. Harvey Jones.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Acknowledge donation from Waste Management
Attachments:
Action(s):
Accept the $10,000 technology grant presented to Marshall Elementary School by WasteManagement Passed with a motion by Mrs. Barbara Kennedy and a second by Mrs. Ann Tears.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Minutes
Attachments:
Action(s):
Approval of the October 6, 2011, regular session minutes Passed with a motion by Mr. Randy Perryman and a second by Mrs. Barbara Kennedy.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
MCEA Report
Discussion:  In the MCEA report, MCEA president Patty Hill announced the following week is National American Education Week; she invited board members to shadow a teacher or substitute in a class during the week. She went on to state that many teachers are experiencing increased stress levels due to the new evaluation requirements, so the ongoing discussion of bonuses would be greatly appreciated.
Use of school facility
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Rationale:  The Marshall County American Red Cross requests the use of MCHS hallways and FCS rooms to host "Christmas Village". 
Action(s):
Approve the use of facility request made by the American Red Cross Passed with a motion by Mrs. Barbara Kennedy and a second by Mr. Harvey Jones.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Policy Approval - Second Reading
Attachments:
Rationale:  Policy 1.403 Agendas passed 8-0 on first reading in the October board meeting; since a board member was absent, the policy appears on the agenda for second reading.
Action(s):
Approve policy 1.403 Agendas on second reading Passed with a motion by Mrs. Ann Tears and a second by Mrs. Kristen Gold.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Propane Bid
Attachments:
Action(s):
Approve the Allgas Inc. of TN propane bid Passed with a motion by Mr. Randy Perryman and a second by Mr. Sam Smith.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Concern was again expressed that only one bid was submitted.
Director's Evaluation - Annual Agenda Item
Attachments:
Action(s):
Approve the Director's Evaluation Tool Passed with a motion by Mr. Sam Smith and a second by Mr. Randy Perryman.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  An evaluation committee consisting of Ms. Kennedy, Mr. Perryman, and Ms. Tears was established to tally the scores. Board members will submit their completed evaluations at the December meeting; the results will be presented in the January meeting.
Financial Statement
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Discussion:  The financial statement was combined with the Budget Committee report. Mr. Moses stated the Budget Committee met on October 25 primarily as a quarterly review. The committee discussed possible uses of the Jobs Bill money. Mr. Dukes added that the money can be used for bonuses, or for academic coaches to assist students who are struggling in different areas; the money must be spent by September 2012. The committee discussed line items for departments that have exceeded the budgeted amount; this will be addressed in the December meeting.
Committee Reports
Discussion:  There was no Calendar Committee report, but Ms. Kennedy informed the board the system's calendar committee (headed by Vylatte Gooch, Julie Thomas, and Dr. Patsey Thomas and comprised of teachers) will meet Wednesday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m. Ms. Kennedy urged board members to attend to hear the teachers'/administrators' input.
Budget Committee
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Discussion:  (See Financial Statement - above)
Policy Committee
Discussion:  Ms. Tears stated the committee met October 27 to hear presentations from John Christmas, Beverly Miller, Rick Robinson and Mary Carter regarding the standard dress attire policy. A policy committee meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Curriculum Committee
Discussion:  The Curriculum Committee met November 8 to hear presentations from two principals on the ICU program. Discussion was held on how to improve the information flow regarding placement/promotion of a child; Dr. Thomas, Ms. Gooch, Ms. Thomas and Mr. Dukes will draft a form that will provide the needed information. Ms. Judy Rickman spoke to the committee about a kindergarten readiness class; the committee asked Ms. Rickman to work with other elementary principals on a proposal for this type of class, as well as the budgetary impact such a class would have on the system. Ms. Kennedy stated that concern was expressed during the meeting about the lack of consistency in classes available at schools throughout the county; Mr. Dukes will look into the concerns.
Old Business
Bid for Forrest Structural Repairs
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Action(s):
Approve the United Structural Systems bid for repairs at Forrest School Passed with a motion by Mrs. Barbara Kennedy and a second by Mr. Randy Perryman.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Siemens Payment
Attachments:
Action(s):
Approve the final Siemens invoices Passed with a motion by Mr. Randy Perryman and a second by Mrs. Ann Tears.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The board asked that an electricity usage comparison be available at the next board meeting.
Director's Search
Attachments:
Action(s):
Change the job posting/job description (under qualifications) from "with preference for a doctorate degree" to "a minimum of a masters degree" in education Passed with a motion by Mrs. Barbara Kennedy and a second by Mr. Sam Smith.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The position will be posted through January 4, 2012, and will be posted in the usual avenues of advertisements, plus TSBA and TOSS. A work session will be scheduled in early December to set criteria and time frame in appointing a director.
New Business
Discussion:  There was no New Business.
Director's Report
Discussion:  Mr. Dukes thanked those who sent get well cards while he was out of the office.
Anti-Voucher Resolution
Attachments:
Action(s):
Approve a resolution opposing legislation or other similar effort to create a voucher program in Tennessee that would divert money intended for public education to private schools Passed with a motion by Mr. Sam Smith and a second by Mr. Harvey Jones.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Nay
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
TOSS Resolution
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Discussion:  No action was taken on a TOSS-proposed resolution which reduces evaluations for all certified employees to two.
Anti School Start Dates Resolution
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Action(s):
Approve a resolution opposing any legislation or other similar effort to alter or impair a local board of education's ability to establish an academic calendar as it works best for its students, teachers, parents, and community Passed with a motion by Mr. Sam Smith and a second by Mrs. Ann Tears.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Nay
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Nay
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Nay
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Support Appointed Directors Resolution
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Action(s):
Approve a resolution rejecting any attempt to revert to superintendent elections Failed with a motion by Mrs. Barbara Kennedy and a second by Mrs. Kristen Gold.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Yea
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Nay
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Nay
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Nay
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Abstain (With Conflict)
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
IDEA Part B: Budget #12.01, Amendment #1 (Federal Completion Report)
Attachments:
Action(s):
Approve IDEA Part B Budget #12.01 Amendment #1 Passed with a motion by Mr. Donnie Moses and a second by Mr. Randy Perryman.
  • Mr. Curt Denton: Absent
  • Mrs. Kristen Gold: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Mr. Harvey Jones: Yea
  • Mrs. Barbara Kennedy: Yea
  • Mr. Mike Keny: Yea
  • Mr. Donnie Moses: Yea
  • Mr. Randy Perryman: Yea
  • Mr. Sam Smith: Yea
  • Mrs. Ann Tears: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  During discussions, suggestion was made to budget all potential employees as taking family covereage benefits so when a situation occurs, such as an employee not previously on insurance accepting insurance, it will not impact the budget.
Federal Allocation Changes FY11 and FY12
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Discussion:  Mr. Dukes told the board $194,134 was cut from the Federal Programs department (Title I and Title II-A) budget. A question was asked how our allocations, which are connected with free and reduced lunch, could be cut when our free and reduced lunch numbers have increased substantially. Ms. Williams-Lee stated that while on a webinar concerning this issue the previous day, she was advised to contact her congressman.
Adjourn
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
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