Date: 11/5/2003
Minutes: KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
November 5, 2003

MINUTES



The Knox County Board of Education met in regular session at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2003, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 W. Main Street, Knoxville, TN. The following members were present:

Sam Anderson, Chairman
Diane Dozier, Vice Chairman
Robert Bratton
Brian Hornback
Charles James
Paul Kelley
D. M. Miller
Dan Murphy
Jim Williams

Chairman Sam Anderson presiding

1. Chairman Anderson introduced Harrison Williams a student at Adrian Burnett Elementary School who led the Pledge of Allegiance and sang America the Beautiful

2. Additions to the Agenda

3A and 4B

Mr. Williams requested that No. 23 Board Policy JB (Attendance) be postponed until the December board meeting and requested that the coordinators look at the process of students making up missed work.

3. On motion of Mr. Hornback seconded by Dr. Murphy, the Agenda was approved

3A. Dawn Robinson, member of the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Board of Directors presented the Knox County Board of Education with the Board of Distinction. The Board of Distinction is an earned award for boards that meet a higher standard of excellence in the performance of their duties.

4. Superintendent Lindsey recognized Louis J. Gallo, West High School history teacher who received the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Education Award. The Milken Foundation presents the award of $25,000.00 to teachers who are exceptional in their teaching. Dr. Murphy presented Mr. Gallo with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Board.


4A. Jerry Hodges, Executive Director of Project GRAD Knoxville gave a report on the progress of Project GRAD. He provided a package of information. Excellent work is being done in the 14 Project GRAD schools.

GRAD is now developing a high school piece. The power of the elementary components academically is now going to be accompanied by a powerful highs school component.


Janet Everette a teacher from Belle Morris Elementary School gave a teachers perspective on GRAD. She was very excited about Project GRAD and the student progress being made in her school.

4B. Dana Stanfield, president of the Knox County Education Association reminded the Board that American Education Week was November 16-22, 2003. Vice Chairman Diane Dozier read into the record a resolution by Chairman Sam Anderson declaring November 16-22, American Education Week.

5. On motion of Mr. James moved seconded by Mr. Bratton to approve the Consent Agenda as recommended by the superintendent, as follows:

A. Approved minutes of meetings:
September 29, 2003 – Work Session
October 1, 2003 – Regular Meeting
October 15, 2003 – Called Meeting
October 15, 2003 – Work Session

B. Ratified Executive Committee action:
1) Release from compulsory attendance
AUSTIN EAST HIGH SCHOOL
Joann Gipson
Trania Dean

BEARDEN HIGH SCHOOL
Jakob A. Hoffman
Xerriel Frizzzell
Faris H. Sayar
Michael S. Evans

CARTER HIGH SCHOOL
Michael Kenneth Lee Mames

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Josh Hudlow
LaShawn Freeman
Kandis Spivey

FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
William Chase Snodgrass
Lance Scarborough
Corey Rogers
Robert Gene Howard

GIBBS HIGH SCHOOL
Kayla R. Kitts
LaTasha Patterson Cope
Amanda N. Hammond
Randall A. Hurst
Sasha L. Armes
Fred L. Raby
Brandi L. Davis

HALLS HIGH SCHOOL
Alan McFalls
Nicole Stewart
Sarah Hubbard
Phillip Hubbard

KARNS HIGH SCHOOL
Misty Dawn Murphy
Ashley Nichols Goose
Amanda Marie Ferguson
Alexander Logan Baker
Katelyn Elise Brown
David Oliver Lee
Jeremy Scott Hall

SOUTH-DOYLE HIGH SCHOOL
Kelly Moore
Dodge Guilliams
Tana Denise Pickle
Gregory Hux
Joshua Hutchison
Eric Hundley
Tama Hassie Ginley
Chris Garland
Mark T. Cooper
Taurean Jamal Cresnshaw
Ashley Baker
Kimberly Grooms
Chris Foster
Samantha Gilland
Ashley Jett
Michael Wilson

2) Ratified residential addendum to redevelopment/restoration of Old
South High
3) Ratified agreement with Teacher Education Program of Tennessee
Technological University

C. Approved Payment of Bills


D. Granted approval for A. L. Lotts Elementary School to replace wooden benches and picnic tables for $3,198.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales

E. Granted approval for Ball Camp Elementary School to purchase 7 eMac Combo/Modem for $5,943.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales

F. Granted approval for Ball Camp Elementary School to purchase 2 LaserJet 4200 printers for $2,698.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales

G. Granted approval for Blue Grass Elementary School to purchase awning to cover the back walkway for car riders for $11,400.00 with funds provided by PTA

H. Granted approval for Brickey-McCloud Elementary School to purchase playground equipment for $5,000.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales

I. Granted approval for Carter Middle School to purchase 12 Computers for $10,188.00 with funds provided by PTSO, General School Fund and school coupon book sales

J. Granted approval for Carter Middle School to purchase materials for shelving in band room for $3,900.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales and Band Account

K. Granted approval for Carter Middle School to install covered walkway for $2,000.00 with funds provided by PTSO

L. Granted approval for The Center School to purchase Gateway and Credit Recovery Courseware license for $5,000.00 with funds provided by EZ Grant

M. Granted approval for Central High School to purchase computer, printer and scanner for $2,207.00 with funds provided by Homecoming fundraiser

N. Granted approval for Central High School to purchase 9 cafeteria tables for $9,231.00 with funds provided by Donation-Adopt-A-School, Homecoming and school coupon book sales

O. Granted approval for Corryton Elementary School to do landscaping at the front of the building for $1,000.00 with funds provided by PTA

P. Granted approval for Farragut High School to purchase 21 computers for $18,760.60 with funds provided by the Technology Fund

Q. Granted approval for Farragut Middle School to purchase printers, scanners and digital camcorder for $6,096.20 with funds provided by Tennessee Incentive Award and Town of Farragut donations

R. Granted approval for Farragut Middle School to purchase 10 televisions and 10 VCR’s for $4,890.00 with funds provided by Tennessee Incentive Award

S. Granted approval for Farragut Primary School to purchase 20 I-Books for $23,980.00 with funds provided by Technology Committee

T. Granted approval for Gibbs Elementary School to purchase 6 I-Macs, 1 5-pack of I-Books and 1 zip drive for $16,873.00 with funds provided by PTO and school coupon book sales

U. Granted approval for Gibbs High School to purchase yearbooks for $45,000.00 with funds provided by student payments

V. Granted approval for Hardin Valley Elementary School to purchase shelves in room A-4 for $1,760.00 with funds provided by YMCA rental fee

W. Approved K.C.E.A. four-phase recreational/playground development for a total of $169,245.49 with funds provided by donations and grants

X. Granted approval for Northwest Middle School to purchase 4 Infocus Projectors for $4,600.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales and General Fund

Y. Granted approval for Northwest Middle School to purchase 12 Dell Computers and 1 Dell 1100 for $12,494.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales and General Fund

Z. Granted approval for Powell Elementary School to purchase and install a sign for $680.00 with funds provided by Sam’s Club and commission from the staff snack machine

AA. Granted approval for Ritta Elementary School to purchase 1 scanner, 1 State Tagged Grade 2, 1 State Tagged Grade 5, 16 Quizzes and 2 Math Renaissance Handbooks for $3,476.85 with funds provided by school coupon book sales

BB. Granted approval for Ritta Elementary School to purchase 5 e-Mac Computers, 1 I-Book, 2 Apple cables and 2 Disk on Key for $4,906.20 with funds provided by school coupon book sales

CC. Granted approval for Sequoyah Elementary School to renovate the playground for $12,231.59 with funds provided by parent donations, PTA and school coupon book sales

DD. Granted approval for Sequoyah Elementary School to purchase Science materials for $4,819.50 with funds provided by parent donations

EE. Granted approval for West Hills Elementary School to purchase Dell Workstations for $7,816.00 with funds provided by school coupon book sales

FF. Granted approval for West Valley Middle School to purchase a security camera system for $7,410.91 with funds provided by school picture fundraising

GG. Granted approval for West Valley Middle School to purchase and install a comprehensive sound system for $23,741.72 with funds provided by Northstar Church

HH. Approve bus contract transfer for Bus 90 from Harry Mabry Jr. to Harry Mabry Sr.

II. Approve Board Policy section E (Business Management) excluding EBBE

JJ. Approve Board Policy section F (Facility Expansion Program) excluding FA, FC, FE and FHA

6. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Mr. Miller seconded by Dr. Kelley, the Board approved line-item transfers in Fund 144 for fiscal year 2003

7. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Dr. Murphy seconded by Mr. Miller, the Board approved line-item transfers in Fund 144 for fiscal year 2004

8. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Ms. Dozier seconded by Dr. Murphy, the Board approved line-item transfers in Fund 177 for fiscal year 2004

9. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Mr. Hornback seconded by Dr. Kelley, the board approved contracts for newspaper recycling service for Knox County Schools Maintenance and Operations Department

Mr. Hornback suggested that No. 10 and 11 be combined.

10. and 11 Consider approving Proposal I to renovate the former Old South High School into 35 to 45 residential units with a 40-year lease; or

Consider approving Proposal II to sell the Old South High School property for $1.00 and at the end of 30 years it would be sold back to Knox County schools for $1.00

Mr. Bratton moved for the approval of Proposal II. Seconded by Mr. Hornback.

Speaking for the approval of Proposal II was Mike Cohen representing Knox County Mayor Ragsdale, Kim Trent representing Knox Heritage and City Councilman Joe Hultquist.

Proposer Leigh A. Burch III said he could accept either proposal.

County Law Director Mike Moyers said it would be amenable to accept Proposal II.

The Board approved by a unanimous vote Proposal II, to sell the Old South High School property for $1.00 and at the end of 30 years it would be sold back to Knox County schools for $1.00.

12. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Ms. Dozier seconded by Mr. Miller, the Board approved an education contract for services by Knox County Schools to a Roane County student for the 2003-2004 school year

13. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Dr. Kelley seconded by Dr. Murphy, the Board approved an agreement with the Department of Teacher Education of Maryville College

14. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Mr. Hornback seconded by Ms. Dozier, the Board approved the 2003-2004 Safe school Act Application

15. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Mr. James seconded by Dr. Murphy, the Board approved an agreement between Knoxville-Knox County CAC Workforce connections and the Knox County School System

16. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Ms. Dozier seconded by Mr. Miller, the Board approved a Grant agreement between the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Arts Commission and Knox County Schools

17. As recommended by the Superintendent and on motion of Dr. Kelley seconded by Mr. Miller, the Board approved the Homeless Education Grant

18. On motion of Mr. Miller seconded by Dr. Murphy, the Board approved first reading revision to Board Policy EBBE (Traffic and Parking Controls) SEE ATTACHMENT 1

19. Dr. Murphy seconded by Ms. Dozier, to approved first reading revision to Board Policy FA (Facility Expansion Program Goals and Objectives)

Mr. Hornback offered a substitute motion to change the enrollment for elementary to 1,000, middle to 1,500 and high school to 2,000. Seconded by Mr. James

Dr. Kelley offered a substitute motion that paragraph No. 5 The following enrollment guidelines shall be used in planning facilities: Elementary 400 – 500 – 800; middle 700 – 900- 1200; high 1200 – 1500 – 1800 be removed from the policy. Seconded by Ms. Dozier

The Board unanimously approved the substitute motion to remove No. 5 from the Policy SEE ATTACHMENT 2

20. On motion of Mr. Miller seconded by Dr. Kelley, the Board approved first reading revision Board Policy FC (Alternations and Modifications to Facilities) SEE ATTACHMENT 3

21. Dr. Murphy moved seconded by Mr. Miller to approve on first reading revision Board Policy FE (New Project Planning)

Members of the Board expressed concerns regarding Board Policy FE.

Mr. Hornback asked for personal privilege to defer Board Policy FE (New Project Planning) and asked the Superintendent and staff to bring a report to the Board next month.

22. On motion of Mr. Hornback seconded by Dr. Kelley, the Board approved first reading revision to Board Policy FHA (Board Inspection and Acceptance) SEE ATTACHMENT 4

23. Postponed until December 3, meeting

24. On motion of Mr. Miller seconded by Ms. Dozier, the Board approved second reading revision to Board Policy JCBC (Alcohol and Drug Use) SEE ATTACHMENT 5

25. PUBLIC FORUM

None

The meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m.


December 3, 2003
APPROVED CHAIRMAN




SECRETARY