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  KNOX COUNTY
BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
 
 
     
Evetty Satterfield Jennifer Owen Daniel Watson
 First District  Second District  Third District
     
Virginia Babb Susan Horn Betsy Henderson
Fourth District, Vice Chair Fifth District, Chair Sixth District
     
Patti Lou Bounds Mike McMillan Kristi Kristy
Seventh District Eighth District Ninth District
     
Bob Thomas   Abigail Lee
Superintendent   Student Representative
     
     
     
     
 

 



 



REGULAR SESSION
OF THE KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, MAIN ASSEMBLY ROOM
400 MAIN STREET, KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE 37902
APRIL 14, 2021
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 Amanda Callahan-Mims, Elementary School Teacher of the Year
 
6.   Consent Agenda
 
A.   Payment of Bills
 
B.   Approve Minutes of Meetings
  • March 3, 2021 Work Session
  • March 10, 2021 Regular Session
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C.   Ratification of Executive Committee Action
 
1.   Approve Release from Compulsory Attendance
  • Student #00FHS012020-21
 
D.   Items/Contracts:
 
1.   Approve Engagement Letter with Gallup, Inc. for provision of research-based assessments to aid with the selection of candidates for employment for the term of May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2024 which may be renewed annually for two (2) additional years at an annual cost of $49,655.00 using Human Resources General Purpose funds Click to View
 
2.   Approve Educator Preparation Provider/Local Education Agency State-Recognized Primary Partnership Agreement with Western Governors University for the term of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 with an option to renew annually up to five (5) years Click to View
 
3.   Approve agreement with Eastern Illinois University for provision of direct experiences, to include student teaching, for students of the University for a three (3) year term beginning April 1, 2021 which may be renewed for an additional two (2) years Click to View
 
4.   Approve Memorandum of Understanding with East Tennessee Children's Hospital Association, Inc. for provision of Electronic Education Documentation System (eeds™) for continuing education modules for school nurses for a one-year term starting on April 12, 2021, which may be renewed, at a cost of $1,490.00 per module using Health Services General Purpose funds Click to View
 
5.   Approve form Outreach Program Agreement with Ijams Nature Center to allow school administrators the authority to approve said agreement, renewable each year for a maximum of five (5) years Click to View
 
6.   Approve Event Contract with The Venue of Lenoir City for venue and related services for Farragut High School's prom on May 1, 2021 at an estimated cost of $18,250.00 using proceeds from ticket sales Click to View
 
7.   Approve contract with Music In Motion for DJ and lighting services for Hardin Valley Academy's prom on April 30, 2021 at an estimated cost of $3,000.00 using proceeds from ticket sales Click to View
 
8.   Approve contract with Special Notes Entertainment Agency for DJ, lighting and photo booth services for Powell High School's prom on May 14, 2021 at an estimated cost of $1,750.00 using proceeds from ticket sales Click to View
 
9.   Approve Amendment to License Agreement with The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm for venue and related services for South-Doyle High School's prom on May 7, 2021 at an estimated cost of $8,250.00 using proceeds from ticket sales Click to View
 
7.   Board Policies
 
A.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy D-100 "Fiscal Management Goals and Objectives" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Click to View
 
B.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy D-110 "Annual Operating Budget" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Click to View
 
C.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy D-280 "Fundraising Activities" as amended - Discussed at Policy Review Click to View
 
8.   Grants
 
A.   Approve Tennessee Department of Education Equipment Assistance Grant in the amount of $60,000.00 designated to the purchase of a serving line for A.L. Lotts Elementary School - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
9.   Contracts
 
A.   Approve 2nd Amendment to Contract with Rouse Construction Company for construction of a new Lonsdale Elementary School (approved by Board on July 15, 2020) to set the guaranteed maximum price at $19,950,000.00 and establish the dates of substantial completion for both project phases as defined in the contract - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
B.   Approve contract with Rouse Construction Company for construction of the Farragut High School Softball Facility at a cost of $1,305,000.00 using Capital Plan funds - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
C.   Approve Fee Proposal from Lewis Group Architects for exterior improvements to Halls High School at a cost of $78,500.00 using Capital Plan funds - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
D.   Approve contracts with Planet Protection Services and Professional Environmental Consulting, Inc. for asbestos monitoring services not to exceed a cost of $250,000.00 annually for the term of May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 which may be renewed for an additional four (4) years - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
10.   Regular Agenda Items
 
A.   Approve Knox County Schools 2022-2023 school year calendar - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
B.   Approve COVID-19 emergency paid leave plan for January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
C.   Approve agreement with City of Knoxville for lease of portions of the Christenberry Recreation Center for a period of ten (10) years - Recommended by Superintendent Click to View
 
D.   Discussion and possible action on protocols related to COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 school year Click to View
 
E.   Approve first reading of new proposed Knox County Board of Education Policy J-462 "Student Activities" - Requested by Ms. Henderson Click to View
 
F.   Approve first reading of Knox County Board of Education Policy C-240 "Face Coverings" as amended - Requested by Ms. Henderson Click to View
 
11.   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 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled meeting or by speaking with the Board Vice Chair in person prior to the start of the meeting. This Public Forum is open to any educational topic.
 
12.   Board Forum
 

    

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