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August 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Jackson-Madison County School Board Meeting

Minutes
1. CALL TO ORDER
Speaker(s):  Bob Alvey
Rationale:  Bob Alvey will call the meeting to order with a moment of silence
1.A. MOMENT OF SILENCE
Rationale:  Bob Alvey will call the meeting to order with a moment of silence
Discussion:  Bob Alvey welcomed everyone for attending and began the meeting.
1.B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Speaker(s):  Bob Alvey
Rationale:  Bob Alvey will lead the Pledge of Allegiance
Discussion:  Bob Alvey lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. APPROVALS
2.A. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Speaker(s):  Bob Alvey
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the Consent Agenda. Passed with a motion by Mr. Kevin Alexander and a second by Mr. Dave Bratcher.
  • Mr. Kevin Alexander: Yes
  • Mr. Bob Alvey: Yes
  • Mr. Wayne Arnold: Yes
  • Mr. Dave Bratcher: Yes
  • Jim Campbell: Absent
  • Mr. David Clifft: Yes
  • Mrs. Janice Hampton: Yes
  • Dr. Joe Mays: Absent
  • Mr. George Neely: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the Consent Agenda for August 9, 2018.
2.B. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Speaker(s):  Bob Alvey
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the Agenda. Passed with a motion by Mrs. Janice Hampton and a second by Mr. Dave Bratcher.
  • Mr. Kevin Alexander: Yes
  • Mr. Bob Alvey: Yes
  • Mr. Wayne Arnold: Yes
  • Mr. Dave Bratcher: Yes
  • Jim Campbell: Absent
  • Mr. David Clifft: Yes
  • Mrs. Janice Hampton: Yes
  • Dr. Joe Mays: Absent
  • Mr. George Neely: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the August 9, 2018 Agenda.
3. FINANCIAL REPORT
3.A. MODIFIED SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Speaker(s):  Mike Nichols/ Holly Kellar
Discussion:  Mike Nichols stated as of Monday in the Work Session, the Summary Financial Statement that Holly Kellar's format seems to represent the statement well.  Mr. Nichols asked if there were any questions for the other reports?  The Board did not have any questions for Mr. Nichols.
3.B. SALES TAX REPORT
Speaker(s):  Mike Nichols/ Holly Kellar
Discussion:  Mike Nichols did not have a Sales Tax Report for the Board.
3.C. SCHOOL EXPENDITURE REPORT/SCHOOL UTILITY EXPENSE ANALYSIS
Speaker(s):  Holly Kellar
Discussion:  Holly Kellar did not have any further information for the Board from August 6, 2018 Work Session.  The School Board Members did not have any question for Ms. Kellar.
4. APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BOARD
4.A. JIMMY ELDRIDGE PRESENTATION BEFORE THE BOARD
Discussion:  Representative Jimmy Eldridge presented a State of Tennessee House of Representatives Proclamation to the following School Board Members.  The following School Board Members have served on the Jackson Madison County School Board for several years. Joe Mays, (not in attendance) David Clifft, Bob Alvey, Dave Bratcher and George Neely.  Representative Eldridge would like to recognize Dr. Joe Mays at the September Board Meeting.
5. JMCEA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Speaker(s):  Earlene Price, President of JMCEA
Discussion:  Earlene Price, JMCEA President stated that she would like for the School Board to review the Teacher Portfolios for Pre-K and first grade.  Ms. Price stated that there is still several concerns with the Teacher Portfolios.  Ms. Price would like for the Board to find out about the status of Certified pay raises for teachers in the system.  Ms. Price thanked the Board Members for serving on the Board. 
6. ACTION ITEMS
6.A. SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOUSE
Speaker(s):  Eric Jones
Action(s):
Eric Jones made a motion to approve the building of a South Side High School Lady Hawks Softball Field House. Passed with a motion by Mr. Wayne Arnold and a second by Mr. Kevin Alexander.
  • Mr. Kevin Alexander: Yes
  • Mr. Bob Alvey: Yes
  • Mr. Wayne Arnold: Yes
  • Mr. Dave Bratcher: Yes
  • Jim Campbell: Absent
  • Mr. David Clifft: Yes
  • Mrs. Janice Hampton: Yes
  • Dr. Joe Mays: Absent
  • Mr. George Neely: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Jackson Madison County School Board approved the building of a Lady Hawk Softball Field House at South Side High School.
6.B. EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Speaker(s):  Bob Alvey
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the Education Foundation recommendation by the the board. Passed with a motion by Mr. Dave Bratcher and a second by Mr. David Clifft.
  • Mr. Kevin Alexander: Yes
  • Mr. Bob Alvey: Yes
  • Mr. Wayne Arnold: Yes
  • Mr. Dave Bratcher: Yes
  • Jim Campbell: Absent
  • Mr. David Clifft: Yes
  • Mrs. Janice Hampton: Yes
  • Dr. Joe Mays: Absent
  • Mr. George Neely: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The School Board would like for the JMCSS, Jackson City and Madison County Attorneys discuss the Education Foundation Bylaws.  There were concerns of the changing of Bylaws and questions about raising funds for the foundation.  Eric Jones will bring to the School Board the results of the Attorney meeting. The School Board approved the motion with the understanding that there will be an Attorney meeting. 
6.C. ACQUISITIONS OF PROPERTY
Speaker(s):  Ray Washington
Action(s):
A motion was made to approve the property at 408 Jackson Street to accommodate expansion of Whitehall campus. Passed with a motion by Mr. Wayne Arnold and a second by Mr. Kevin Alexander.
  • Mr. Kevin Alexander: Yes
  • Mr. Bob Alvey: Yes
  • Mr. Wayne Arnold: Yes
  • Mr. Dave Bratcher: Yes
  • Jim Campbell: Absent
  • Mr. David Clifft: Yes
  • Mrs. Janice Hampton: Yes
  • Dr. Joe Mays: Absent
  • Mr. George Neely: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Rationale:  The Board will take action on the acquisitions of property at 408 Jackson Street to accommodate expansion of Whitehall campus 
Discussion:  The School Board approved the purchase of 408 Jackson Street to accommodate the expansion of the Whitehall campus. 
7. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
7.A. CONSENT AGENDA ITEM
8. ITEMS ADDED TO THE AGENDA PER VOTE UNDER ITEM 2.2
8.A. ITEMS ADDED TO THE AGENDA BY A VOTE UNDER ITEM 2.2 WILL BE PLACED HERE
9. COMMITTEE REPORTS
9.A. POLICY COMMITTEE
Speaker(s):  David Clifft
Action(s):
David Clifft made a motion to approve all policy updates on the first reading the recommendation from the committee for the following policies; 1.106 Code of Ethics, 1.405 Rules of Order, 1.502 Board - Media Relations, 2.804 Expenses and Reimbursements, 4.608 Transcript Alterations, 4.700 Testing Programs, 6.309 Zero Tolerance Offenses, 6.314 Corporal Punishment/Paddling and 6.409 Child Abuse and Neglect. Passed with a motion by Mr. David Clifft and a second by Mrs. Janice Hampton.
  • Mr. Kevin Alexander: Yes
  • Mr. Bob Alvey: Yes
  • Mr. Wayne Arnold: Yes
  • Mr. Dave Bratcher: Yes
  • Jim Campbell: Absent
  • Mr. David Clifft: Yes
  • Mrs. Janice Hampton: Yes
  • Dr. Joe Mays: Absent
  • Mr. George Neely: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Rationale: 

David Clifft, Chairman of the Policy Committee will make a recommendation to the board for the following policies to be updated; 1.106 Code of Ethics (change with issue date) 1.405 Rules of Order (change with issue date) 1.502 Board-Media Relations (to adopt the TSBA policy with a few additions) 2.804 Expenses and Reimbursements (change with issue date) 4.608 Transcript Alterations (adopt the TSBA policy and insert Jackson-Madison County Schools) 4.700 Testing Programs (adopt the TSBA policy and include the percentages of TN READY and EOC scores) 6.309 Zero Tolerance Offenses (adopt the TSBA policy) 6.314 Corporal Punishment/Paddling (adding wording to this policy) 6.409 Child Abuse and Neglect change with issue date)

Discussion:  David Clifft stated that the policies were being approved on the first reading due to many policies had not been updated in a few years and that the Committee was able to review several policies this year.  Mr. Clifft mentioned that with this group of policies, many were only needing an issue date change.  Mr. Clifft stated that this process is ongoing but thanked the Committee and Vivian Williams for the work that had been accomplished this year. 
10. LEGISLATIVE CONTACT REPORT
10.A. NUMBER OF LEGISLATIVE CONTACTS MADE DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH
11. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
11.A. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Discussion: 

Eric Jones stated to the Board that they are working on the areas of concerns for the following; Develops and annually evaluates the Five-Year Plan, Maintains up-to-date job descriptions for all personnel, maintains a current knowledge of developments in Curriculum, Incorporates technology as a teaching-learning strategy, Encourages staff to be innovative in problem-solving and Solicits input from staff in planning activities.  Mr. Jones stated that he is reviewing and will continue to make further goals for 2018-19 school year.  Lean Frog was in speaking with Mr. Jones and there is a lot of work to be done in the system.  Mr. Jones and his Leadership Team will review the information from Lean Frog and plan accordingly how to make changes for the system.  Mr. Jones knows that the knowledge with Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies must be discussed and to bring technology up to date for the system to change.  Mr. Jones is reviewing ways to encourage faculty and to express the absentee with staff and students.  Mr. Jones stated that JMCSS needs to find ways to move towards leadership within our district. 

Eric Jones stated that the Bus Phone System was not working probably.  Mr. Jones stated he was making everyone aware that the system is being worked on at this time and hopefully will be working.  Bob Alvey asked, would Central Office be able to do an ALL Call for parents to be notified.  Mr. Jones stated that the all call could be done to notify parents of this situation.

Eric Jones stated that the first few days of school have been good and that the Football Jamboree will be at Liberty Tech High School, Friday, August 10, 2018.

The following Board Members thanked their Districts and the School System for allowing them to serve as a School Board Member; George Neely, David Clifft, Bob Alvey and Dave Bratcher.  Dr. Joe Mays was not in attendance at the Board Meeting but will be recognized at the September Board Meeting.

11.A.i. PRESENTATION TO BOARD MEMBERS
Speaker(s):  Eric Jones
Discussion:  Eric Jones thanked the following Board members for serving and encouraged the the elected board members.  
12. CONSENT AGENDA
12.A. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
12.B. HUMAN CAPITAL
12.C. BUDGET EXPENSES
12.D. CHECKLIST GREATER THAN $14,999.99
12.E. SCHOOL SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS FOR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH
12.F. BOARD LEGAL COUNSEL
Rationale:  The Board will review the Rainey, Kizer, Reviere and Bell PLC Retainer Engagement Agreement for 2018-2019
12.G. 2018-2019 DISCIPLINARY HEARING BOARD
Rationale:  Corey Currie will request approval from the Board for the 2018-2019 Disciplinary Hearing Board; Lajuan Sylvester, Terrance Morris, Donald Hornbuckle, Kyle Lutz, Craig McNatt, Tanya Snow, Carol Rogers, Adam Peachey and Dionne Springfield
12.H. NEW OCR PROPOSED RA
Speaker(s):  Eric Jones
12.I. EDUCATION FOUNDATION
13. ADJOURNMENT
Action(s):
A motion was made to adjourn. Passed with a motion by Mr. David Clifft and a second by Mr. Dave Bratcher.
  • Mr. Kevin Alexander: Yes
  • Mr. Bob Alvey: Yes
  • Mr. Wayne Arnold: Yes
  • Mr. Dave Bratcher: Yes
  • Jim Campbell: Absent
  • Mr. David Clifft: Yes
  • Mrs. Janice Hampton: Yes
  • Dr. Joe Mays: Absent
  • Mr. George Neely: Yes
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
13.A. ADJOURN THE MEETING
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m.
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