JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
Regular Session
Monday, August 4, 2003

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, August 4, 2003, at 5:00 p.m., at the Board of Education Building, 12210 Colonel Vickrey Road, Vancleave, Mississippi.

The following members were present:

Kenneth A. Fountain Chairman  
Randal B. Turner Vice Chairman  
Thomas L. Tootle Secretary  
Eugene Owenby District 1  
David A. Sims District 2  
William H. Lee, Jr., Ed.D. Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Jeanne Goff Board Secretary  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Attendance Center  
Susan Newton, Tiffany    
Sam Berry Mississippi Forestry Commission  
Loretta Goff St. Martin Attendance Center  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Sis Naramore    
Stephen Goldman    
John Owens St. Martin  
Allen St. Arnaud/Daniel Morgan St. Martin  
Venita Dressback/Kennith Knotts Vancleave  

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by chairman, Kenneth A. Fountain. Board member Owenby gave the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by board member Tootle.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Sims, to approve as Consent Agenda Items Trips, Legal Student Transfers 2003-2004, Licensed Resignations 2003-2004, Non-Licensed Resignations 2003-2004, Licensed Recommendations 2003-2004, Non-Licensed Recommendations 2003-2004, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle, to approve the agenda as amended for August 4, 2003, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

CLAIM DOCKET: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, to approve claim dockets for August 4, 2003, numbers 23745-24139, as presented by Business Manager (copy of August 4, 2003 dockets on file in board folder in office of superintendent), with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

BUDGET APPROVAL FY 2004: Motion by Owenby, second by Sims, to approve the 2004 fiscal year budget for the Jackson County School District as present by the Business Manager, placed on pages 13-A, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

RESOLUTION TO LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES FOR 2003-2004: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby, to approve Resolution to Jackson County Board of Supervisors to Levy Ad Valorem Taxes for 2003-2004, shown on page 13-B, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

SURPLUS PROPERTY: Motion by Tootle, second by Owenby, to approve surplus property as presented, shown on pages 13-C, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS - JUNE 2003: Motion by Turner, second by Sims, to approve student activity accounts for June 2003 for East Central, St. Martin, Vancleave, Jackson County Technology Center, and Alternative School, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  
June 2003 Alt School - $94.76
St. Martin - $311,065.35
Vancleave - $109,404.38
East Central - $193,550.69

JCTC - $16,666.93

INTERFUND LOANS- FY 2003: Motion by Sims, second by Owenby, to approve Interfund Loans report for Fiscal Year 2003, as shown on page 13-D, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

RECEIPTS/DISBURSEMENTS - JUNE 2003: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby, to approve Receipts and Disbursements report for June 2003, shown on page 13-E, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

AWARD BID FOR SITE PREPARATION FOR TREE PLANTING- 16-4-6: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, to award bid for site preparation for tree planting at Section 16, T4S, R6W to lowest bidder, Redmond Tree Service, in the amount of $210.00 per acre for approximately 100+ acres as recommended by Forester Sam Berry, bids shown on page 13-F, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

AWARD BID FOR TREE PLANTING BY HAND - 16-4-6: Motion by Sims, second by Owenby, to award bid for tree planting by hand at Section 16, T4S, R6W to the only bidder, Red Creek Tree Planting, for $39.95 per acre for approximately 100+ acres as recommended by Forester Sam Berry, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

POLICY APPROVAL - GBRA - SEXUAL HARRASSMENT: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby, to waive the 30 day waiting period rule and approve new policy GBRA, Sexual Harrassment, shown on page 13-G, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

TEACHER HANDBOOK - 2003-2004: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby to approve teacher handbook for 2003-2004, to include policy GBRA, Sexual Harrassment, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

POLICY GBJ: Dr. Havard, Assistant Superintendent, presented Policy GBJ, Nepotisim, to the Board for review.

POLICY IHFF: Dr. Havard, Assistant Superintendent, presented Policy IHFF, Participation in graduation Ceremonies/Discipline Violations, to the board for review.

POLICY REVISION - POLICY GBKA: Motion by Sims, second by Owenby, to approve revision to policy GBKA, Reduction in Certified Staff (RIF), as presented by Dr. Havard, shown on page 13-H, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

REQUEST FOR ONE-YEAR EDUCATOR LICENSE: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, to approve request to apply for one-year educator license for Josh Bishop and Peggy Logan, East Central High School, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

16TH SECTION - HUNTING AND FISHING BID #04-01: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby, to approve and award the bid for hunting and fishing, bid #04-01, 16th section lease 16-6-6, 103.0 acres more or less, to same leaseholder, Robert L. Edwards, who has agreed to match highest bidder, with an annual lease of $1,545.00, bid tabulation sheet shown on pages 13-I, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

16TH SECTION REAPPRAISALS: Board members were advised of the dramatic increase of property valuation for sixteenth section reappraisals along Highway 57.

REQUEST FOR MEDICAL LEAVE - BOBBIE HUNT: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle, to approve request of Bobbie Hunt, East Central Lower Elementary, for extended medical leave through 2003-2004, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

REQUEST TO PURCHASE VIDEO MAGNIFER: Motion by Tootle, second by Turner, to approve request by Superintendent Lee to purchase a video magnifer to help a Vancleave Middle School student to read, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REQUESTS - EAST CENTRAL: Motion by Owenby, second by Sims, to approve the following requests from East Central Attendance Center and that they be submitted to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, with the following vote taken:

    Board Member Fountain Aye  
    Board Member Turner Aye  
    Board Member Tootle Aye  
    Board Member Owenby Aye  
    Board Member Sims Aye  
  1. Estimate costs and secure quotes for paving the remainder of middle school bus parking lot and p.e. area. (Funds to be used should be from Jackson County School District-2003-2004 $15,000 pavement.)
  2. Seventy-five yards of limestone for student parking and roads on campuses are needed. (Funds to be used should be from any unused funds from the $25,000 allocated for the 2002-2003 fiscal year by the Board of Supervisors.)
  3. A drainage ditch on the east side of the baseball and softball complex is in need of being re-dug. Due to the extra dirt in this ditch not being removed, drainage on Slider Road, Hurley-Wade Road and both ball fields is negatively impacted.
  4. Estimate costs and arrange for paving the student parking lot on the southwest corner of the high school. (Funds to be used should be from monies designated by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors for the 2003-2004 fiscal year.)

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, to approve the following Consent Agenda Items (Trips, Legal Student Transfers 2003-2004, Licensed Resignations 2003-2004, Non-Licensed Resignations 2003-2004, Licensed Recommendations 2003-2004, Non-Licensed Recommendations 2003-2004, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

TRIPS:

  1. Paraprofessionals Working with Children with Autism, August 4, 2003, Gulfport, S. Dukes (Special Education)

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS - 2003-2004 ("provisional" with no transfer of funds)

Marteen M. Gartman 6 Ocean Springs to Vancleave
Nicholas H. Gartman Kdg Ocean Springs to Vancleave
Jake A. Gartman 3 Ocean Springs to Vancleave
Jasmin Grace 7 St. Martin to Biloxi
Olivia Drawdy 4 St. Martin to Harrison Cty
Mary Rose Drawdy Kdg St. Martin to Harrison Cty
Shera Zimmerman 10 Vancleave to St. Martin
Zane Zimmerman 7 Vancleave to St. Martin
Taylor Deabler 4 Mobile County to East Central
Bradley Bawcum 1 St. Martin to Vancleave
Robert Bawcum 3 St. Martin to Vancleave
Cameron Pittman 1 Ocean Springs to Vancleave
Nathan Pittman 4 Ocean Springs to Vancleave
Ashley B. Stewart 1 St. Martin to Biloxi
Shelbi N. Stewart 3 St. Martin to Biloxi
De'Marcus R. Fletcher 6 Vancleave to Biloxi
Travis N. Burney 9 Vancleave to Biloxi
DaWaun Q. Fletcher 9 Vancleave to Biloxi
Matthew Westover 12 St. Martin to Biloxi
Samantha Nicole Rogers 9 St. Martin to Harrison Cty
Ian F. Williams 9 St. Martin to Biloxi
Farris Mauldin 4 St. Martin to Biloxi
Travin Payne Kdg St. Martin to Biloxi
Megan Darlene Mills 8 East Central to George Cty
Caitlin Rice 2 Pascagoula to Vancleave
Cassidy Rice 3 Pascagoula to Vancleave
Kendyl Rice 7 Pascagoula to Vancleave
Leslie Smith 11 St. Martin to Harrison Cty

LICENSED RESIGNATIONS 2003-2004:

Michelle Bowden Teacher VUE Vancleave
Suzanne Penn-Dudiak Math Teacher SMMS St. Martin
Deanna Rawls Staff Development Coordinator ECHS East Central

NON-LICENSED RESIGNATIONS 2003-2004:

Dana Crane SPED Teacher Assistant ECLE East Central
Tessie Necaise Maid SMHS St. Martin
Annie Stamp Maid SME St. Martin
Jana Walmsley Teacher Assistant VLE Vancleave
Elenora Davis SPED Assistant Teacher SMN St. Martin
Lionel McCoy Bus Driver St. Martin
Chris LeBatard Bus Driver St. Martin
Janice Smith Bus Driver St. Martin
Robert Griffin Substitute Bus Driver St. Martin
Margie Breedlove Bus Driver St. Martin
Richard Keloher Bus Driver St. Martin
David Gregory Bus Driver St. Martin

LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2003-2004: (salaries computed by payroll, according to years experience, certification, and policy)

Jill Bounds Holcomb 7th Reading SMMS St. Martin
(8/04/2003, rep S. Penn-Dudiak)
 
Peggy Logan Spanish ECHS East Central
(8/04/2003, new approved position)
 
Diana Kulakowski Staff Development Coordinator ECHS East Central
(8/04/2003, rep D. Rawls)
 

NON-LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2003-2004: (salaries computed by payroll according to policy and experience)

Adrinne Dawn Dement 1st Grade Teacher Assistant SMN St. Martin
(8/04/2003, rep S. Hoag)
 
Karolyn Renee Bullock Long-Term Substitute VLE Vancleave
(Start Date Approximately 8/07/2003, long-term subsitute for T. Poole, 1st grade VLE, $100.00 per day)
 
Students Co-op Student Workers Vancleave
(8/01/2003, Kate Davis, Rhiannon Waller, Brenda Waltman, Courtney Shows, Katie Combest, $5.15 per hr to be reported monthly)
 
Patricia Lowery SPED Assistant, SMN St. Martin
(8/07/2003, rep E. Davis)
 
Kathryn A. Pouncey Migrant Recruiter/Advocate Migrant
(8/07/2003, $22.00 per hr, to work over 20 hrs per week as Migrant Recruiter/Advocate at Harrison Cty Schools)
 
Suzanne Craft Office Assistant EC Admin East Central
(8/11/2003, new approved position)
 
Starr Bloodworth Teacher Assistant ECLE East Central
(8/07/2003, rep K. Walters)
 
Students Afternoon Student Workers East Central
(8/07/2003, Randy Waltman, Jared Porter, Josh TerKeurst, $5.15 per hr)
 
Robert Griffin Bus Driver St. Martin
(8/07/2003, rep M. Breedlove, change from 1.5 aid to fill A Driver)
 
Christine Thompson Bus Aide St. Martin
(8/07/2003, rep C. LeBatard, change from 1/2 aide to full aide pay)
 

APPROVE MINUTES - JULY 14, 2003: Motion by Sims, second by Owenby, to approve minutes for July 14, 2003, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

APPROVE MINUTES - JULY 28, 2003: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, to approve minutes for July 28, 2003, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Abstain  
Board Member Sims Aye  

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle, to go into Executive Session at 5:43 p.m. for student hearings, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

Motion by Turner, second by Sims, to adjourn Executive Session at 7:30 p.m. with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Shown on Pages 11-12 in JCSD minutes book)

 

 

 

There being no further business to come before the board at this time, on motion by Turner, second by Sims, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Owenby Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth A. Fountain, Chairman   Thomas L. Tootle, Secretary

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