February 23, 2016


            The Montgomery County Board of Education convened in its mid-year review session on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm with the following members present:  Steven S. DeBerry - Chair, Tommy Blake - Vice Chair, Bryan Dozier, Jesse Hill, Ann S. Long, Sandra Miller and Shirley Threadgill.
           Chairman DeBerry called the meeting to order and asked for a motion to accept the agenda as presented. With a motion from Bryan Dozier, along with a second from Jesse Hill, the board unanimously approved the agenda.

           Superintendent Ellis welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced guest Bryant Ford. Mr. Ford is a retired teacher with MCS and is completing his doctorate from Wingate University.

            Superintendent Ellis continued with the Montgomery County School Board Mid-Year Review. Dr. James gave a review of Globally Competitive Students that encompasses strengths and weaknesses of the graduation rate, CTE Program, AMO Targets, ABC Expected Growth and the most recent assessment data. 

            Kevin Lancaster gave an update of 21st Century Professionals/Healthy & Responsible, which includes the goals for ethical violations, teacher satisfaction and retention, OSS suspension rate and attendance rate. 

           Takeda Legrand updated the group on the teen pregnancy rate, which includes strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.

            Katie Hursey discussed the Leadership Guides Innovation portion covering grants, MCS community and parent contact goals. 

            Mitch Taylor reviewed 21st Century Systems, which includes audit-finding goals and maintaining an adequate fund balance.

            Dr. Ellis covered the adequate facilities portion of the meeting with an update on the Early College and high school renovations. 

            Dr. Ellis ended the meeting looking forward to continued improvement in the second half of the year. He thanked everyone in attendance for their hard work in all areas of Montgomery County Schools. 

            Chairman DeBerry asked for a motion to adjourn.  With a motion from Bryan Dozier, along with a second from Tommy Blake and unanimous approval from the board, the meeting was adjourned. 

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                Steven W. DeBerry, Chair                                           Dale Ellis, Ed. D., Superintendent



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