JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, January 8, 2007

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, January 8, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Board of Education Building, 12210 Colonel Vickrey Road, Vancleave, Ms 39565

The following members were present:

Kenneth A. Fountain Chairman  
Randal B. Turner Vice Chairman  
Thomas L. Tootle Secretary  
Glenn A. Dickerson District 1  
David A. Sims District 2  
Rucks H. Robinson Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Kelly Dye District Office  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Quint Moran Studio South  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Tonya Green District Office  
Lisa McCartney District Office  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Administration  
Jim Lucas District Office  
Linda Budinich St. Martin North Elementary  
Jessica Mickelson St. Martin North Elementary  
Lark Christian District Office  

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 Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Sims, 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 Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  
Item
7
B-1 Approve Claim Docket
Item
7
B-2 Approve Claim Docket #2
Item
7
B-3 Approve Claim Docket #3
Item
7
B-4 Surplus Property
Item
7
B-5 One Source Items
Item
7
B-6 Not In Budget Items
Item
7
B-7 Construction In Progress
Item
7
B-8 Katrina Income
Item
7
B-9 Approve Student Activity Accounts: November2006
Item
7
B-10 Present Student Activity Accounts: December 2006 (pending bank statement)
Item
7
C-1 Approve Purchase of Used Driver Education Car, St. Martin High School
Item
7
F Trips
Item
7
G Legal Student Transfers 2006-2007
Item
7
H Licensed Administrator Resignations 2006-2007
Item
7
I Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2006-2007
Item
7
J Licensed Educator Resignations 2006-2007
Item
7 K Non-Licensed Resignations 2006-2007
Item
7
L Licensed Educator Recommendations 2006-2007
Item
7
M Licensed Educator Recommendations 2007-2008
Item
7 N Non-Licensed Recommendations 2006-2007
Item
7 O Licensed Transfers within District 2006-2007
Item
7 P Non-Licensed Transfers within District 2006-2007

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Tootle, second by Turner, to approve the agenda as amended for January 8, 2007, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

ELECTION OF OFFICERS - 2007:

Motion by Sims, second by Tootle to nominate Kenneth A. Fountain as Chairman. The vote was unanimous 5-0 to elect Mr. Fountain as Chairman, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

Motion by Sims, second by Tootle to nominate Randal Turner as Vice-Chairman. The vote was unanimous 5-0 to elect Mr. Turner as Vice-Chairman, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

Motion by Turner, second by Sims to nominate Thomas Tootle as Secretary. The vote was unanimous 5-0 to elect Mr. Tootle as Secretary, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

MINUTES - NOVEMBER 13, 2006: Motion by Dickerson, second by Turner to approve the minutes for November 13, 2006 forward, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS: The following individuals, teams and groups were recognized by administrators for recent achievements and accomplishments and were acknowledged by the Board, as shown on page 49-A

SAFETY INCIDENT 2007-10: As presented, shown on page 49-B

SAFETY INCIDENT 2007-11: As presented, shown on page 49-C

APPROVE REVISED POLICIES:

EGC-INSURANCE ELIGIBILITY AND ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle to approve the revised policy EGC-Insurance Eligibility and Enrollment Guidelines, as shown on page 49-D, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

GFAF-JOB DESCRIPTION: STAFF ACCOUNTANT: Motion by Dickerson, second by Turner to approve the revised policy GFAF-Job Description: Staff Accountant, as shown on page 49-E, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

GFAAB-PERSONNEL/INSURANCE CLERK: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle to approve the revised policy GFAAB-Personnel/Insurance Clerk, as shown on page 49-F, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

GDRH-LEAVES AND ABSENCES,CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES: Motion by Turner, second by Sims to approve the revised policy GDRH-Leaves and Absences, Certified Employees, as shown on page 49-G, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

DISCUSS - HUMAN RESOURCE POLICY/GFAA JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE/TRANSPORTATION: Move forward to January 25, 2007 board meeting

STUDIO SOUTH / DAVID HARDY / LEONARD COLLINS / QUINT MORAN

F.Y.I. - VANCLEAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT - GYM, BAND HALL AND TWO CLASSROOMS: As presented, shown on page 49-H

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Dickerson, second by Tootle, to approve the following Consent Agenda Items as amended,with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET: Claim docket and fund balance for January 8, 2007, number 65231 to 65697 (copy of January 8, 2007 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #2: Claim docket and fund balance for January 8, 2007, number 65231 to 65697 (copy of January 8, 2007 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #3: Claim docket and fund balance for January 8, 2007, number 65698 to 65775 (copy of January 8, 2007 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APROVE SURPLUS PROPERTY: Surplus property as presented, shown on page 49-I

APPROVE ONE SOURCE ITEMS: One Source Items as presented, shown on page 49-J

ITEMS NOT IN FY06-07 BUDGET: Presented for Board review, shown on page 49-K

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS: Presented for Board review, shown on page 49-L

KATRINA INCOME: Presented for Board review, shown on page 49-M

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY REPORTS: NOVEMBER 2006

Month
Alternative School
St. Martin
Vancleave
East Central
Technology Center
November 2006
$397.11
$501,621.11
$278,604.89
$393,642.53

$54,070.61

APPROVE PURCHASE OF USED DRIVER EDUCATION CAR - ST. MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL: Purchase of used driver education car - St. Martin High School as presented, shown on page 49-N

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
January 8-9,2007
Understanding Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome
Jackson,Ms M. Jackson Counselor's Fund
January 8-10, 2007
Mississippi Reading Association
Biloxi,Ms A. Moore Title I
January 11,2007
HELP Team's Education Technology Experience
Gulfport,MS M. VanWinkle Activity
January 12, 2007
District Competition for HOSA
Laurel,Ms C. Bloomfield
K. Aflague
JCTC
Activity
January 18-19, 2007
MDE / Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching
Jackson,Ms R. Robinson District
January 18-19, 2007
MDE / Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching
Jackson,Ms R. Duncan
M. Tanner
No Cost
January 30, 2007
Writing Stratagies that Work
Mobile,Al A. Daugherty
D. Necaise
Title I
Staff Development
January 31, 2007
Coordinated School Health with Emphasis on Physical Ed
Hattiesburg,Ms S.P. Funk No Cost
January 31, 2007
Bomb Threats for Schools / Bus Hostage Response
Gulfport,Ms A. Peterson No Cost
January 31,2007
February 1,2007
District Test Coordinator Training
Jackson,Ms M. Hinton
M. Bush

District Testing

February 1-8, 2007
Febuary 15-22, 2007
March 1-8, 2007
Managers Recrtification Class "Leading and Loving It"
Gautier,Ms

K. Franciesco
T. Mitchell

Food Service
February 2, 2007
Crisis Resonse Planning/Operation/Pandemic Response
Ocean Springs,Ms A. Peterson
S.Batterman
No Cost
February 5-6, 2007
Conference for Mississippi Kindergarten Teachers
Jackson,Ms

V. Allen
H. Ruffin
D. Cartwright
G. Lee
J. Mallette
M. Parker

Title I
Professional Development
February 6-7,2007
February 27-28, 2007
First Grade Academy
Ocean Springs,Ms A. Daugherty
A. Besse
No Cost
February 9, 2007
Student Discipline - Legal Issues
GCEIC
Wiggins,Ms
M. Tubb Title I
February 9, 2007
Non-Verbal (Group) and Individual Measures of Intelligence
Hattiesburg,Ms L. VanWinkle
D. Ferrer
Special Education
February 13, 2007
Training on Coordinated School Health with Empheses on PE
Biloxi,Ms T. Hyland No Cost
February 15-16, 2007
MS Science Framework Revision Team Meeting
Jackson,Ms R. Duncan No Cost
February 27, 2007
School Discipline/MS Law/School Transportation/Special Events
Gulfport,Ms S. Batterman No Cost
March 1-2, 2007
March 22-23, 2007
Integrating Curriculum,Assessment & Insruction
GCEIC
Wiggins,Ms
M. Tubb Title I
March 1-2, 2007
March 22-23, 2007
Integrating Curriculum,Assessment & Insruction
Gulfport,Ms D. Necaise Title I
April 19, 2007
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
Gulfport,Ms A.Daugherty
M. Miller
No Cost

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS - 2006-2007:

Kiper, Cory Lynn

5

St. Martin Upper Elementary/Biloxi

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

none    

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2006-2007:

Stringfellow, Don Assistant Principal - SM High
(1/4/2007)
St. Martin

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

Hawkins, Susan Teacher - St. Martin High
Girls Track - St. Martin (JH-HS)
St. Martin
Gregory, David Boys Track (HS-JH), Head Football Coach - ST. Maritn High St. Martin
Maples, Duke Math Teacher, SM High St. Martin
Phillips, Debbie Special Populations - Technology Center Vancleave
Posey, Tanya Teacher/Coach - EC High East Central

NON-LICENSED RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

Collier, Ginger Teacher Assistant - EC Lower East Central
Wilkes, Lonna Attendance Clerk - VC Lower
Vancleave

LICENSED EDUCATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2006-2007:(salaries computed by payroll, according to years experience, certification, and policy)

Cheeseman, Anne Math Teacher - SM High
(1/2/2007, $20,436)
St. Martin
Collier, Ginger 5th Grade Teacher - EC Upper
(1/8/2007, $15,271)
East Central
Kuehn, Kathryn After School Tutoring - SM High
(1/3/2007, $22 per hour)
St. Martin
Stanley, Richard P.E. Teacher - SM High
(1/2/2007, $24,636)
St. Martin
Wolverton, Kristen Kelly Long-term sub Special Education Inclusion Teacher - VC Lower
(1/8/2007, $100 per day)
Vancleave

LICENSED EDUCATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2007-2008:(salaries computed by payroll, according to years experience, certification, and policy)

Stanley, Richard Edward Head Football Coach - SM High St. Martin

NON-LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2006-2007

Crimm, Janette Temporary Secretary - VC Upper
(1/2/2007, $ 7.50 per hour)
Vancleave
Derouen, Paula After School Tutor - SM North
(1/8/2007, $12.00 per hour)
St. Martin
Griffen, Lynda Monitor/Aide - St. Martin
(1/8/2007)
St. Martin
Haynes, Jamie Teacher Assistant - VL Elementary
(2006/2007, adjust salary, $13,915)
Vancleave
Mc Clendon, Melissa After School Tutor - SM North
(1/8/2007, $12.00 per hour)
St. Martin
Montgomery, Sharon After School Tutor - SM North
(1/8/2007, $12.00 per hour)
St. Martin
Sims, Kristy After School Tutor - SM North
(1/8/2007, $12.00 per hour)
St. Martin
Sowell, Freda Bush Teacher Assistant- VC Lower
(1/16/2007, $6,140)
Vancleave
Thompson, Connie After School Tutor - SM North
(1/8/2007, $12.00 per hour)
St. Martin
Wilson, Vera Custodian - EC Lower
(1/2/2007, $7.56 per hour)
East Central
Wusrlin, Denise After School Tutor - SM North
(1/8/2007, $12.00 per hour)
St. Martin

LICENSED TRANSFERS WITHIN DISTRICT 2006-2007

Reinsmith, Jennifer Functional Skills SPED Teacher - SM North
(Transfer from SMU to SMN)
St. Martin
Sampson, Tammy 8th Math, Transitions to Algebra & 8th Pre Algebra - EC Middle
(1/2/2007)Transfer from EC Upper to EC Middle
East Central

NON-LICENSED TRANSFERS WITHIN DISTRICT 2006-2007

none    

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle, to go into Executive Session at 6:09 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 Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

Motion by Dickerson, second by Tootle to come out of Executive Session at 6:33 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

STUDENT HEARINGS:

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 059:06-07: Not Present

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 060:06-07: Motion by Turner, second by Sims that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School for 45 days due to written parental consent and if successful, then return to regular school, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 061:06-07: Motion by Sims, second by Dickerson that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School for 45 days due to written parental consent and if successful, then return to regular school, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Shown on Page 49-O) in JCSD minutes book

There being no further business to come before the board at this time, on motion by Dickerson, second by Sims, the meeting was adjourned at 6:35p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

 

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

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