Dyersburg School Board OKs second reading of policies

Wednesday, January 9, 2019



The Dyersburg City School Board convened Monday at 5:30 p.m. inside the Central Office Boardroom for their regular monthly meeting. All board members were present for the meeting.

The first item of business on the agenda were the following consent items – the meeting’s agenda, the previous meeting minutes, and two out-of-state requests for choir to compete in Hot Springs, Arkansas (May 10-11) and Six Flags (April 6). Carlos Doss motioned to approve the consent items with a second from Dr. Matt Tosh. The items passed.

Board members also reviewed the following policies under second reading: 2.300 Comparability of Services, 3.201 Safety, 4.600 Grading System, 4.210 Credit Recovery (page 2 lines 10-14), and 4.701 Maintaining Test and Data Security. The policies were discussed at length and approved under first reading in November.

Dr. Tosh motioned to approve the second reading of the policies with a second from Gleyn Twilla. The motion passed.

The board also reviewed a number of student and teacher success stories from Dyersburg High School. City schools director Neel Durbin also announced the system’s Teachers of the Year, which included Melinda Hutcherson (DPS), Aimee Putman (DIS), Rhonda Beasley (DMS), and TJ VanDyke (DHS).

DIS third-grade teacher Lauren Newell was given time to speak on her experience of being part of the 2018 WestStar WestTeach program through UT-Martin. Newell mentioned the program consisted of various K-12 educators from across West Tennessee whose focus was to connect the classroom, community, and commerce. Newell and her fellow classmates travelled to multiple cities within West Tennessee to learn what each host school and community offered to their students and location.

Board Chairman Dr. Scott Self announced the dates for upcoming regular board meetings would be Monday, Feb. 4 and Monday, March 4, which will occur at 5:30 p.m. He also added members should complete their ethics disclosure reports and return them back to the state prior to Jan. 31.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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