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  KNOX COUNTY
BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
 
 
     
Gloria Deathridge Jennifer Owen Tony Norman
 First District  Second District  Third District
     
Lynne Fugate Susan Horn Terry Hill
Fourth District Fifth District Sixth District
     
Patti Lou Bounds Mike McMillan Amber Rountree
Seventh District, Chair Eighth District Ninth District, Vice Chair
     
Bob Thomas   Kinley Koontz
Superintendent   Student Representative
     
     
     
     








REGULAR SESSION
OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, MAIN ASSEMBLY ROOM
400 MAIN STREET, KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE 37902
October 11, 2017
5:00 P.M.


 
AGENDA
 
             
1.   Moment of Silence followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag 
 
2.   Announcements
 
3.   Changes to the Agenda
 
4.   Approval of the Agenda
 
5.   Special Recognition of Dogwood Elementary School Student Asher Notess chosen as one of Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam's 100 Top Readers
 
6.   Special Recognition of Bearden Middle School Instructional Coach Kayla Canario chosen for the Verizon Innovative Learning Award
 
7.   Approve appointment of Board of Education Committees and Roles for 2017-2018
 
8.   Consent Agenda
 
A.   Payment of Bills
 
B.   Approve Minutes of Meetings
  • August 11, 2017 Annual Workshop
  • September 11, 2017 Work Session
  • September 13, 2017 Regular Session
 
C.   Items/Contracts:
 
1.   Approve Tennessee Department of Education Textbook Compliance Report for School Year 2017-2018
 
2.   Approve Tennessee Department of Education Statement of District Commitment to Governor's Academy for School Leadership
 
3.   Approve Program Study Agreement for Dual Studies with Roane State Community College for Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, and Medical Terminology courses at no cost to Knox County Schools
 
4.   Approve Memorandum of Agreement with Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Facility for provision of two teaching assistants to support the instructional classrooms located at the facility for the 2017-2018 school year at a cost of $70,000.00 using Title I-D funds
 
5.   Approve lease agreement with Robert D. Craton for parking space at the Knox County Schools 5th Avenue Building for the term of September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2019 with the option to renew for four (4) additional two-year terms at an initial annual cost of $45,045.96 with a 3% increase in rent each year
 
6.   Approve Grant of Permanent Easement to Thomas J. and Cynthia Ingram for property owned at Rocky Hill Elementary School known as lots 48 and 49 in Unit 4 Westmoreland Hills Subdivision
 
7.   Approve form agreement with Junior Achievement of East Tennessee for the 2017-2018 school year to allow school administrators the authority to approve the agreement for Junior Achievement's BizTown Program with said form, renewable each year for a maximum of five (5) years
 
8.   Approve agreement with Junior Achievement of East Tennessee for 2017-2018 JA BizTown Program for approximately 76 students of Beaumont Magnet Academy
 
9.   Approve Certificate of Agreement with Scholastic Book Fairs for Bearden Elementary School for the dates of November 1 through November 10, 2017 at no cost to Knox County Schools
 
10.   Approve Certificate of Agreements with Scholastic Book Fairs for Karns Elementary School for the dates of November 8 through November 17, 2017 and February 28 through March 9, 2018 at no cost to Knox County Schools
 
11.   Approve Facilities Rental Contract with Bridgewater Place for Bearden High School's winter formal on February 3, 2018 at a cost of $3,915.00 using student ticket sales
 
12.   Approve Group Sales Agreement with DoubleTree by Hilton for provision of lodging for Carter Middle School's 8th grade trip to Washington DC May 29 through June 2, 2018 at a cost of $12,960.00 using student payments
 
13.   Approve Group Rental Agreement with Row NYC for provision of lodging for Carter Middle School's 8th grade trip to New York City, New York May 30 through June 1, 2018 at a cost of $19,507.20 using student payments
 
14.   Approve agreement with Gentry Coach Company, Inc. for provision of transportation for Carter Middle School's 8th grade trip to New York City, New York and Washington DC May 29 through June 2, 2018 at a cost of $10,539.18 using student payments
 
15.   Approve License Agreement with the University of Tennessee for lease of the Student Aquatic Center Pool and locker rooms for the Central High School Swim Team for the 2017-2018 school year at a cost of $10.00 per hour per lane using student participation fees and fundraising
 
16.   Approve request of Central High School to purchase percussion instruments from Forks Drum Closet in the amount of $25,219.00 using Pilot Corporation donation funds
 
17.   Approve School Digital Library Access Agreement with OverDrive Education for L&N STEM Academy's subscription to an electronic database of STEM-themed periodicals, references, and books for a thirty-six month term (36) ending March 10, 2019 at a cost of $2,000.00 using student technology fees
 
18.   Approve Knoxville Convention Center Use Agreement with SMG on behalf of the City of Knoxville for provision of space for L&N STEM Academy events for the 2017-2018 school year
 
19.   Approve World's Fair Park Event Lease with Public Building Authority on behalf of the City of Knoxville for the L&N STEM Academy for the 2017-2018 school year
 
20.   Approve service agreement with A-List Services, LLC for provision of materials and services relating to an ACT practice test for Powell High School at a cost of $5,320.00 using internal school funds
 
21.   Approve agreement with Krossover for provision of a video intelligence system for breakdown of basketball games for Powell High School for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years at a cost of $1,100.00 using internal school funds
 
22.   Approve agreement with Disney Youth Programs for purchase of 3-day Disney tickets for Powell Middle School Choral Field Trip January 11-15, 2018 at a cost of $12,500.00 using student payments and event fundraisers
 
23.   Approve request of Powell Middle School to purchase lodging at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge for an 8th Grade Honors Field Trip to Boston, Massachusetts May 11-18, 2018 at a cost of $10,022.45 using student payments and event fundraisers
 
24.   Approve request of Powell Middle School to purchase lodging at Millennium Hotel in Time Square for an 8th Grade Social Studies Honors Field Trip to New York City, New York May 15-18, 2018 at a cost of 13,574.44 using student payments and event fundraising
 
25.   Approve agreement with Portraits by Bob McEachern for the 2017-2018 school year for student and faculty portraits at Powell Middle School using student payments
 
26.   Approve Sales Contract with IXL Learning for provision of math remediation software for South-Doyle High School at a cost of $7,475.00 using Title I funds
 
27.   Approve Critical Concepts Purchasing Agreement with Marzano Research for products and services to support professional development at Vine Middle School at a cost of $4,500.00 using fiscal year 2018 School Improvement Grant funds
 
9.   Board Policies
 
A.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy B-160 "School Board Meetings" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
B.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy B-210 "School Board Records" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
C.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy G-290 "Hiring Personnel" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
D.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-122 "Compulsory Attendance Ages" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
E.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-140 "Homeless Students" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
F.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-151 "Student Assignment" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
G.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-170 "Release During School Hours" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
H.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-196 "Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
I.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-201 "Random Searches for Dangerous Weapons" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
J.   Approve second reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-280 "Alternative School Programs" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
K.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy B-200 "Policy Development and Adoption" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
L.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy E-170 "Student Transportation Management" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
M.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy G-220 "Harassment of Employees" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
N.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy G-390 "Appointment of Hearing Officers" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
O.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-100 "Student Goals and Objectives" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
P.   Approve first reading to rescind Knox County Board of Education Policy J-110 "Equal Educational Opportunities" - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
Q.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-210 "Harassment of Students" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
R.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-330 "Student Guidance Program" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
S.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-350 "Student Health Services" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
T.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-351 "Physical Examinations and Immunizations" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
U.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-352 "Medication" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
V.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-353 "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
W.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-354 "Glucagon Administration Policy" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
X.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-356 "Guidelines for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
Y.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-357 "Student Communicable Diseases" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
Z.   Approve first reading of new Knox County Board of Education Policy J-358 "Adrenal Insufficiency" - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
AA.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-370 "Student Social Services" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
BB.   Approve first reading of new Knox County Board of Education Policy J-392 "Students in Foster Care" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
CC.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-400 "Child Abuse and Neglect" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
DD.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-430 "School Nutrition Program" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
EE.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-490 "Student Performance" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
FF.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-510 "Student Vehicles" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
GG.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-530 "Awards and Scholarships" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
HH.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-550 "Student Records" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
II.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy J-551 "Student Records - Annual Notification" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Meeting
 
10.   Grants
 
A.   Approve receipt of funds from the State of Tennessee Department of Education for a Federal Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant for Fiscal Year 2018 in the amount of $399,147.00 - Recommended by Superintendent
 
B.   Approve Grant Contract with State of Tennessee Department of Education Office of Pathways for a New Skills for Youth Grant for the 2017-2018 school year (application and receipt of funds in the amount of $20,000.00 designated for the salary of a Work-Based Learning Coordinator was approved by Board on September 13, 2017) - Recommended by Superintendent
 
C.   Approve Memoranda of Understanding with Great Schools Partnership for grants in the total amount of $63,824.00 for the 2017-2018 school year designated for tutoring centers at Central High, Gibbs High, Holston Middle, and West High Schools and the Pilot Flying J Student Academic Support Center at Karns High School - Recommended by Superintendent
 
D.   Approve Tennessee Arts Commission Student Ticket Subsidy Grants for various Knox County Schools in the amount of $44,335.00 designated for tickets and transportation to arts events - Recommended by Superintendent
 
E.   Approve Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Grant for Coordinated School Health Initiative in the amount of $3,500.00 designated to place water refill stations at Hardin Valley Academy and Powell High School - Recommended by Superintendent
 
F.   Approve application and receipt of funds from a Great Smoky Mountains National Park grant for South-Doyle Middle School in the amount of $2,250.00 designated for the cost of buses for an 8th grade field trip - Recommended by Superintendent
 
G.   Approve donation from Shannondale Elementary PTO in the amount of $13,072.00 and the request of Shannondale Elementary School to use the designated donation and internal school funds for the purchase and installation of an electronic message board at a total cost of $22,274.00 - Recommended by Superintendent
 
11.   Contracts
 
A.   Approve contract with Mobile Fixture for purchase and installation of dish machines in Knox County Schools cafeterias up to $450,000.00 for the term of November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018 with the option to extend for four (4) additional years, one (1) year at a time for a total of five (5) years - Recommended by Superintendent
 
B.   Approve contracts with Foreign Language Academy, Linguistica International, and Spanish Language Solutions, Inc. for provision of on-site interpreter services for the term of November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018 with the option to extend four (4) additional years, one (1) year at a time, for a total of five (5) years - Recommended by Superintendent
 
12.   Regular Agenda Items
 
A.   Approve a fund balance designation in an amount up to $450,000.00 for renovations at Karns High School for the Culinary Arts Program constructed by Shelton General Contractors - Recommended by Superintendent (Deferred from September 2017)
 
B.   Approve freeze of current 403(b) Plan - Recommended by Superintendent (Deferred from September 2017) - WITHDRAWN
 
C.   Approve Memorandum of Understanding with the Tennessee Department of Education for 2017-2018 Evaluation Flexibility Options for Knox County Schools - Recommended by Superintendent
 
D.   Approve Textbook Adoption Committees for 2017-2018 for the content areas of Science, Physical Education, Wellness and Health, Fine Arts, Career and Technical Education Arts, Anatomy and Physiology, Audio-Visual Technology, and Communications - Recommended by Superintendent
 
E.   Approve request of Transportation Department to add a new position of Inspector and Clerk for Vehicle and Maintenance Records - Recommended by Superintendent
 
F.   Approve list of dismissal hearing officers for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years
 
G.   Approve Resolution to Surplus Property known as Parcel ID 058CF00901 in the Fountain City/Gresham Middle School Area - Recommended by Superintendent
 
13.   Public Forum
Anyone wishing to speak to the Board during Public Forum must sign up by calling the Board of Education Office at 865-594-1630 no later than 12:00 noon on the meeting date or by signing up with the Vice-Chair or Executive Assistant in person at the meeting location prior to the start of the meeting. This Public Forum is open to any educational topic.
 

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