Public Meeting Minutes: March 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Board Meeting

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March 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Board Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Board Meeting
Call to Order and Roll Call
Pledge to the Flag
Moment of Silence
Presentations
Arlington Elementary School
Discussion:  AES Space Kiddets performed a skit and commercial that highlighted their innovation project to the Lego League judges.
Citizens Comments (limited to 2 minutes per speaker)
Discussion: 
No citizens comments.
Approval of Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to move Policy 6.310 Dress Code from the table Passed with a motion by Scott Benjamin and a second by Dale Viox.
Motion to approve agenda with Policy 6.310 Dress Code added (item 10G) Passed with a motion by Hugh Lamar and a second by Dale Viox.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Reports
Chairman's Report
Discussion: 
  • Chairman Williams encouraged other municipals to work together to have Representative Leatherwood to vote against School Vouchers and Education Savings Accounts
  • Mayor Wissman to encourage other Mayors, Aldermen and Commissioners to ask our Representative and Senator to vote against Education Savings Account
  • March 27, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., Education Committee vote, a link will be provided to watch. 
  • CIP Update Work Session in April, date forthcoming
  • Superintendent Evaluation tool will be emailed on Monday, April 8 and due to General Counsel no later than April 30 per Policy 5.800.
  • TSBA Webinar on April 5 (11:00 - 12:00):  What is the Basic Education Program (BEP), a link will be e-mailed.
  • TSBA Student Recognition and School Volunteer Recognition Award application available.
  • TSBÅ Board of Distinction Award requires 7 hour retreat if the Board choses to pursue.
Superintendent's Report
Discussion: 

Online Registration:

  • Online registration opened early March till March 29
  • Enrollment currently 69% of projected enrollment
  • Proofs still required in the fall at Proof Verification Day
  • Reviewing online registration strategies next year
  • 266 Non-resident applications to date
  • 450 new families registered
  • Entry level grades have highest enrollment (K, 6 and 9)
  • AMS Gym progressing, substantial completion date end of May (hopeful for July completion)
  • AHS Indoor Athletic Facility update: working with Town on exterior materials options.  Once approved by Town, bid to go out early July. Estimated to be 6-8 month project.
  • CIP Update:  facility assessments being reviewed and draft will be available for Board to review prior to work session.  Final CIP Update will be up for approval at the April meeting.
  • Superintendent will present an overview of Capitol Projects to Shelby County Commission on April 3
  • Family Life Curriculum letter to parents on April 2 (mandated by Tennessee Department of Education for grades K-8)
  • Mr. Lamar (Treasurer of Cook Chapter, Air National Guard) is submitting an application for STEM Teacher of the Year for Casey Sandlin-Rogers (AHS)
  • AHS STEM students toured Odyssey (2 hired as interns)





General Counsel Report
Discussion:  No report.
Financial Report
Monthly Financial Report
Discussion:  Monthly financial report accepted by board members.  Not a voting item.
Inter Local Health Trust Report
Discussion:  Inter Local Health Trust report accepted by board members.  Not a voting item.
TLN Report
Discussion: 

Vouchers and Educations Saving Accounts:

  • Continue communication with TSBA and legislators making known our stance against them
  • ESA's funded for 3 years only
  • Bank the money towards secondary education (looking ahead instead of at current education)
  • Re-entry into LEA at any time
  • Committee vote, March 27 at 8:30 a.m., link will be e-mailed

TSBA Awards (Scholarships):

  • TSBA considering eliminating awards due to lack of participation
  • Encourage and help students to submit paperwork to receive scholarships

Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Move to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Hugh Lamar and a second by Scott Benjamin.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approval of Minutes from February 26, 2019
Policy 4.600 Grading Systems - Amendment
Miscellaneous Budget Amendments
Resolution 2019-05 of the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education Amending the 2018-19 Schools Budget
Action(s):
Motion to approve Resolution 2019-05 of the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education Amending the 2018-19 Schools Budget Passed with a motion by Dale Viox and a second by Barbara Fletcher.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Business/Recommended Action Items
Resolution 2019-06 of the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education Proposing 2019 Summer School Tuition
Action(s):
Motion to approve Resolution 2019-06 of the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education Proposing 2019 Summer School Tuition Passed with a motion by Barbara Fletcher and a second by Hugh Lamar.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Resolution 2019-07 of the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education to Amend the 2018-19 School Fee Schedule
Action(s):
Motion to approve Resolution 2019-07 of the Arlington Community Schools Board of Education to Amend the 2018-19 School Fee Schedule Passed with a motion by Scott Benjamin and a second by Barbara Fletcher.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approval of Textbook Committee Recommendations for Social Studies, World Languages and CTE - Marketing; Finance; Business Management and Administration
Action(s):
Motion to approve Textbook Committee recommendations for Social Studies, World Languages and CTE - Marketing; Finance; Business Management and Administration Passed with a motion by Dale Viox and a second by Hugh Lamar.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Recommendation to award the bid for general contracting services for Arlington High Schools Soccer Field Project to A & B Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $109,562.00
Action(s):
Motion to approve recommendation to award the bid for general contracting services for Arlington High Schools Soccer Field Project to A & B Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $109,562.00 Passed with a motion by Barbara Fletcher and a second by Scott Benjamin.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Recommendation to award the bid for general contracting services for Arlington High Schools Bleacher Enclosure Project to A & B Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $148,102.00 and grant the Superintendent the authority to negotiate the terms of the related contract.
Action(s):
Motion to approve recommendation to award the bid for general contracting services for Arlington High Schools Bleacher Enclosure Project to A & B Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $148,102.00 Passed with a motion by Hugh Lamar and a second by Scott Benjamin.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Recommendation to award the bid for general contracting services for Arlington Elementary Schools Roof Project to Ark Roofing in the amount of $794,866.00 and recommendation to grant the Superintendent the authority to negotiate the terms of the related contract.
Action(s):
Motion to approve recommendation to award the bid for general contracting services for Arlington Elementary Schools Roof Project to Ark Roofing in the amount of $794,866.00 and recommendation to grant the Superintendent the authority to negotiate the terms of the related contract Passed with a motion by Barbara Fletcher and a second by Dale Viox.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 
  • Start June 2019
  • In FY20 Budget
Policy 6.310 Dress Code
Action(s):
Motion to amend Policy 6.310 Dress Code Failed with a motion by Scott Benjamin and a second by Dale Viox.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 
  • Why have policy if it's too difficult to enforce?
  • Policy outdated.
  • Does policy affect education or tone of classroom?
  • Policy is in place and should be followed.
  • Exclude language in policy for nose ring?
Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn Passed with a motion by Dale Viox and a second by Scott Benjamin.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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