March 5, 2015


    The Montgomery County Board of Education convened in its mid-year review session on Monday, March 2, 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              

    Shirley M. Threadgill


                Chairman DeBerry called the meeting to order and asked for a motion to accept the agenda as presented. With a motion from Sandra Miller, along with a second from Ann Long, the board unanimously approved the agenda.

                 Superintendent Ellis welcomed everyone. Dr. Ellis introduced Jim Matheny, head of the Education Facilities Committee. Mr. Matheny and the committee presented a power point on the progress to date. The committee wished to obtain feedback and guidance to decide options for further study. The committee was formed in the Spring of 2014 and consists of Dr. Ellis, Sandra Miller, Jesse Hill, Jeff James and Phillip Brown from MCS; Claudia Bulthuis, Mary Chesson, Sam Martin, Randy Gunter and Robin Coates from MCC and Mr. Matheny, Jackie Morris and Matthew Woodard from Montgomery County. The committee has identified the facilities with critical needs including West and East Montgomery, additional instruction space at MCC and a wing addition at East Middle. The committee will continue to assess needs and give a final recommendation to all boards in June or July. Upon concluding, Dr. Ellis thanked the committee members who attended the meeting.

                 Superintendent Ellis then 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.

                 Dr. Ellis 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, maintaining an adequate fund balance and adequate facilities. 

                 Dale Ellis ended looking forward to continuing to improve in all areas. He thanked everyone in attendance for their hard work. Proposed changes will be recommended at a later Board of Education meeting. 

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



                                                                Steven W. DeBerry, Chair



                                                                Dale Ellis, Ed. D., Secretary

Last Modified on April 14, 2015