JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, October 3, 2005

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, October 3, 2005, at 5:00 p.m. at the East Central High School Library, 21700 Slider Road, Moss Point, 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  
Rucks H. Robinson Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Jackie S. Robinson Board Secretary  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Jim Lucas District Office  
Lisa McCartney District Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Tonya Green District Office  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Dino Vecchio Technology Center  
Dr. Barry Amacker St. Martin Administration Office  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Administration Office  
Rocky Long East Central Administration Office  
R.L.Watson East Central Middle School  
Mary Tanner East Central Lower Elementary School  
Kay Brown East Central Lower Elementary School  
Lynn Brewer East Central Upper Elementary School  
David Hardy Studio South  
Leonard Collins Studio South  
Kenneth Chapman St. Martin High School  
Lee Mayberry St. Martin High School  
Levi Tootle St. Martin High School  

 

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

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby, to approve the following items on the agenda as Consent Agenda Items, 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  
Item
6
B-1 Approve Claim Docket
Item
6
B-2 Approve Claim Docket #2
Item
6
B-3 One Source Items
Item
6
B-4 Increase in mileage reimbursement rate
Item
6
B-5 Acceptance of Donated Equipment, Vancleave High School
Item
6
B-6 F.Y.I. Student Activity Accounts & Receipts and Disbursements
Item
6
B-7 F.Y.I. Owners Representative
Item
6
C-1 Approve Workers' Compensation Policy, October 1, 2005 - October 1, 2006
Item
6
C-2 Approve Purchase 2 vans for Food Service Department
Item
6 D-1 Approve New Policy: GDRHB-1, Additional Leave due to Hurricane Katrina
Item
6 E-5 Approve Change Order, Compton Engineering, Sewer Lift Stations
Item
6
F Trips
Item
6
G Legal Student Transfers, 2005-2006
Item
6
I Licensed Educator Resignations 2005-2006
Item
6
J Non-Licensed Resignations 2005-2006
Item
6
K Non-Licensed Leave of Absences 2005-2006
Item
6
M

Licensed Educator Recommendations 2005-2006

Item
6
N Non-Licensed Recommendations 2005-2006
Item
6
O Licensed Transfers within district 2005-2006
Item
6
P Non-Licensed Transfers with district 2005-2006

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Owenby, second by Sims, to approve the agenda as amended for October 3, 2005, with the following addition to Item 6: FEMA Property on Yellow Jacket Road, 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  

MINUTES - OCTOBER 3, 2005: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle to approve the September 19, 2005 minutes as presented, with the following vote taken:

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS: None

SIXTEENTH SECTION:

APPROVE APPLICATION TO LEASE: LOUIS AND DEBBIE RICHARDS: (No action - taken for board consideration thirty days prior to board action)

F.Y.I. OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR RECOGNITION FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 20, 2004: Rucks Robinson recognized Mr. Harold Rushing, Business Manager and Mr. William Rushing, Assistant Business Manager for the certificate received from the Office of the State Auditor. This is a recognition to our school district for the achievement in Reporting for the year ending June 30, 2004. A resolution will be created and presented at the next school board meeting.

F.Y.I. PRESS RELEASE, BRIAR GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ILLINOISE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Briar Glen Elementary students in Illinois have started a change drive to raise money and will be donating a used, but well maintained school bus to our school district. The students will be using proceeds from lemonade stands, doing extra chores around the house, piggy banks and bake sales.

JANSEN INTERNATIONAL / DISCUSSION / DAVID HARDY: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby to approve the recommendation to accept the proposal from David Hardy, Studio South for architectural services for Hurricane related damages, as shown on page 60-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  

FEMA PROPERTY ON YELLOW JACKET BLVD: Mr. Kenneth A. Fountain met with Mr. Dan Louis, a representative for FEMA and Mr. Frank Leach who are interested in some property on Yellow Jacket Blvd. for housing displaced families in our community. It was further discussed that the time frame for this housing will be no longer than 24 months. At this time, the survey will be completed on the Yellow Jacket Blvd. property and move forward with contract details.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, to approve the following Consent Agenda Items, 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 CLAIM DOCKET: Claim docket and fund balance for October 3, 2005, numbers 50230 to 50578 (copy of October 3, 2005 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #2: Claim docket and fund balance for October 3, 2005 (copy of October 3, 2005 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE ONE SOURCE ITEMS: One Source Items as presented, shown on page 60-B

APPROVE INCREASE IN MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE: Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate as presented, shown on page 60-C

APPROVE ACCEPTANCE OF DONATED EQUIPMENT, VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL: Donated Equipment for Vancleave High School as presented, shown on page 60-D

F.Y.I.- STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS & RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENT REPORTS: Presented for Board Review, shown on page 60-E

F.Y.I. - OWNERS REPRESENTATIVE: Presented for Board Review, shown on page 60-F

APPROVE WORKERS' COMPENSATION POLICY, OCTOBER 1, 2005 - OCTOBER 1, 2006: As presented, shown on page 60-G

APPROVE PURCHASE 2 VANS FOR FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT: As presented, shown on page 60-H

APPROVE NEW POLICY - GDRHB-1: ADDITIONAL LEAVE DUE TO HURRICANE KATRINA: Approve new policy as presented, with the special request to waive the 30 days for board review, shown on page 60-I

APPROVE CHANGE ORDER, COMPTON ENGINEERING, ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ST. MARTIN EAST ELEMENTARY, SEWER LIFT STATIONS: Approve Change Order as presented, shown on page 60-J

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
September 28, 2005
Hurricane Katrina: In the Aftermath Training
Hattiesburg, Ms G. Morris Special Education
October 9-11, 2005
MDE - District Test Coordinator Training
Philidelphia, Ms T. Green Special Education
October 9-11, 2005
MDE - District Test Coordinator Training
Philidelphia, Ms M. Bush
M. Hinton
District
November 3, 2005
Differentiated Instruction in Practice
Mobile, Al C. LeBatard
S. Locke
A. Harris
T. Holloway
Professional Development
November 18, 2005
Essential Components of Reading Instruction - Phonemic Aware
Ocean Springs V. Brown No Cost
December 13-16, 2005
STI User's Conference
Orange Beach, Al C. Rudolph
J. Lutes
District
(previously approved 3-14-2005)
January 25-27, 2006
2005 Gifted Education Workshop
Olive Branch, Ms L. VanWinkle
T. Green
Special Education
February 6-10, 2006
MS Water & Pollution Control Operator's Association, Inc.
Jackson, Ms M. Baker

Local Miscellaneous

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS - 2005-2006:

Student
Grade
Transfer From/To
Britt, Jeffery Kyle
5
St. Martin / Vancleave

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNATIONS 2005-2006:

None    

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2005-2006:

Lando, Catherine Interpreter/Paraprofessional - Special Education District
Sharp, Dixie 1st Grade Teacher - SMNorth St. Martin

NON-LICENSED RESIGNATIONS 2005-2006:

Payton, Ella Bus Driver - Vancleave Vancleave
Pennington, Gwen Assistant Teacher - VCLower Vancleave
Walker, Chaya Danielle Assistant Teacher - VCLower Vancleave

NON-LICENSED LEAVE OF ABSENCES 2005-2006:

Miller, Robin Full-Time Cafeteria Worker - SMNorth St. Martin

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2005-2006:(salaries computed by payroll, according to years experience, certification, and policy)

None    

LICENSED EDUCATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2005-2006:(salaries computed by payroll, according to years experience, certification, and policy), Teachers shown on page 60-K

Bond, Marie Gifted Teacher - ECLower/ECUpper
(8-29-05, upgrade in teaching license, please adjust salary accordingly, AA-7, $37,636)
East Central
Gros, Bethany Hope Adult After School Care Worker - SMUpper
(10-4-05, will be working the morning time, less than 20 hours a week, $11.00 per hour)
St. Martin
Johnson, Renee Teacher Assistant - VCLower
(9-29-05, rep. G. Pennington, 0 years exp.,)
Vancleave
Teachers FY06 Master Teacher Supplement
(FY 2006 Master Teacher Supplement, 6,000 per teacher, click on Teachers to see list)
Business Office
Tutors Title I Extended Day Tutors - SMEast
(10-10-05, Tiffany Asher, Virginia C. Bennett, Donna Cartwright, Candis Causey, Donna Cuevas, Lisa George, Stella Henley, Cassandra Lizana, Dorinda Magnuson, Tina Shoemaker, Kimberly Windham, Charlene Young, 4 days per wk, 1.5 hrs per day, $22 per hour)
St. Martin

NON-LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2005-2006: (salaried computed by payroll according to policy and experience)

Bilbo, Teresa Assistant Teacher - VCLower
(9-29-05, rep. S. Delgado, 0 yrs exp., 7.5 hrs per day)
Vancleave
Ewing, Hettie Full-Time Sub Bus Driver- Vancleave
(10-3-05, vacant route, 2 hrs per day, 5 yrs exp., A route)
Vancleave
Langlinais, Todd Bus Driver - Vancleave
(8-4-05, additional years experience verified, please adjust salary accordingly, A route, 2 yrs exp.,$5,474)
Vancleave
Mallette, April Gray Lady - VCLower
(10-12-05, rep. J. Langlinais, 7 hrs per day, 0 yrs exp.)
Vancleave
Robinson, Richard M. Bus Driver - Vancleave
(10-3-05, vacant route, 2 hrs per day, 0 yrs exp.,A route)
Vancleave
Strickland, Edward Bus Driver - Vancleave
(10-3-05, rep. E. Payton, 2 hrs per day, 0 yrs exp., A route)
Vancleave

LICENSED TRANSFERS IN DISTRICT 2005-2006: Licensed Transfers in District, shown on page 60-L

Delgado, Susan S.

NON-LICENSED TRANSFERS IN DISTRICT 2005-2006: Transfers in District, shown on page 60-M

Langlinais, June R.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Owenby, second by Turner, to go into Executive Session at 5:45 p.m. for student hearings, personnel and legal matters, 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 Tootle, second by Owenby, to adjourn Executive Session at 6:35 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  

STUDENT HEARINGS:

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 009:05-06: Motion by Tootle, second by Sims that the student be placed at the Alternative School the rest of this semester. The student will return to St. Martin the second semester in the GED program.

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

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 011:05-06: Motion by Owenby, second by Turner that the student remain at the Alternative School for the rest of the school year.

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Shown on Page 60-N in JCSD minutes book)

There being no further business to come before the board at this time, on motion by Turner, second by Tootle, the meeting was adjourned at 6:40 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  

 

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

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