March 2016 School Board Notes

CONSENT AGENDA:  Approved 7-0 = school trips

PUBLIC COMMENT:  None

COMMUNICATIONS TO THE BOARD:

  • Ms. Rafalowski recognized the following students:
    • Holston Middle School girl’s basketball team.
    • Mary Hughes Middle School boy’s basketball team – both teams won the Eastern State title.
  • TNReady tests will be given March 14th through the 18th.
  • A Board strategic planning session will be held at 4:00 PM on March 29th.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • Policy 4.605 Graduation Requirements was adopted on 3rd reading

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Live streaming of the Board meetings was tabled until the April meeting.
  • Prices of school lunches will go up in 2016-17.
    • Elementary lunches will be $2.30, middle school $2.55, high school $2.80, employee $3.50, visitor $4.25 and reduced lunch will remain at $0.40
  • Intro to Mobile App Development was re-approved as a special course.
  • The general purpose budget was amended.
  • Eleven firms submitted applications to be considered to be the architects for the new high school and new middle school.  The list was narrowed to four:
    • Cain, Rash, West of Kingsport/LS3P of North Carolina
    • Community Techtonics of Knoxville
    • Cope Architecture of Knoxville and
    • The Lewis Group of Knoxville
      Interviews to select the final firm for the designs will be conducted on March 14th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM and again on March 24th starting at 2:00 PM.  The interviews are open to the public.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  Monday, April 4th @ 6:30 PM

***  Notes:  PECCA meeting to go over ground rules will be held at 4:00 PM on March 10th.

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