JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Thursday , November 17, 2005

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at 5:00 p.m. at the St. Martin High School Building, 10800 Yellow Jacket Blvd, Ocean Springs, Ms 39564.

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  
Vickie Cirino District Office  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Jim Lucas District Office  
Lisa McCartney District Office  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Administration Office  
Valerie Martino St. Martin Upper Elementary  
Mike VanWinkle St. Martin Middle School  
Thomas Cannette Vancleave Middle School  
Diane Novak Technology Center  
Cheyanne Drake Vancleave Middle School  
M.G. Honeycutt St. Martin Upper Elementary  
Mrs. Fairley Vancleave Middle School  
Devonte Walker Vancleave Middle School  
Dewanda Donnely Vancleave Middle School  
Dale Forehand Vancleave Middle School  
Delores Werner Vancleave Middle School  
Penny Nelson Vancleave Middle School  
Charles Hebert Vancleave Middle School  
John Brown Vancleave Middle School  
John C. Brown III Vancleave Middle School  
Pattey Jo Cassidy St. Martin High School  

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

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 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 Approve Claim Docket #3
Item
6
B-4 Approve Claim Docket #4
Item
6
B-5 Surplus Property
Item
6
B-6 Receipts and Disbursements: October 2005
Item
6
B-7 One Source Items
Item
6
B-8 Approve Student Activity Accounts: August 2005 and September 2005
Item
6
B-9 Present Student Activity Accounts: October 2005
Item
6
C-1 F.Y.I. - Insurance Settlements, St. Martin, 3 Vehicles
Item
6
C-2 F.Y.I. - District Insurance 2005-2006
Item
6
D-1 Approve Purchase of a used 2004 Chevrolet Astro Van
Item
6
F-1 Approve Stipends for Summer Curriculum Work
Item
6
F-2 Medical Leave: Winnie Bertran
Item
6
F-3 Medical Leave: Crystal Glass
Item
6
F-4 F.Y.I. - General Services Administration, St. Martin Fire Station Lease
Item
6 F-6 Studio South / David Hardy / Change Order No.1 / Increase in contract time by 35 days
Item
6
G Trips
Item
6
H Legal Student Transfers, 2005-2006
Item
6
J Licensed Educator Resignations 2005-2006
Item
6
K Non-Licensed Resignations 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 Turner, second by Sims, to approve the agenda as amended for November 17, 2005, with removing Rossie Williams from the Non-Licensed Recommendations and adding Victorine F. Smith under Licensed Recommendations, 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 24, 2005: Motion by Owenby, second by Sims to approve the October 24, 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 Aye  

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS: The following individuals, teams or groups were recognized by administrators for recent achievements and accomplishments and were acknowledged by the Board, as shown on page 85-A

STUDIO SOUTH / DAVID HARDY / PROPOSALS FOR EAST CENTRAL CAMPUS EMERGENCY ROOD REPAIRS: Motion by Turner, second by Owenby to approve Pascagoula Sheet Metal Works, Inc. in the amount of $465,150.00 for the East Central Campus Emergency Roof Repairs as shown on page 85-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  

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Sims, 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 November 17, 2005, numbers 51246 to 52061 (copy of November 17, 2005 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #2: Claim docket and fund balance for November 17, 2005, numbers 51246 to 52061 (copy of November 17, 2005 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #3: Claim docket and fund balance for November 17, 2005, numbers 52062 to 52066 (copy of November 17, 2005 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #4: Claim docket and fund balance for November 17, 2005, numbers 52062 to 52066 (copy of November 17, 2005 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APROVE SURPLUS PROPERTY #1: Surplus property as presented, shown on page 85-C

APPROVE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS: OCTOBER 2005: Receipts and Disbursements as presented, shown on page 85-D

APROVE ONE SOURCE ITEMS: One Source Items as presented, shown on page 85-E

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY REPORTS: AUGUST 2005 AND SEPTEMBER 2005

Month
Alternative School
St. Martin
Vancleave
East Central
Technology Center
August 2005
$224.73
$374,604.86
$194,982.41
$224,591.57
$34,263.35
September 2005
$221.26
$370,549.36
$190,158.44
$214,058.44
$30,433.72

PRESENT STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS - OCTOBER 2005: Presented for board review

F.Y.I - INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS, ST. MARTIN, 3 VEHICLES: Presented for board review, shown on page 85-F

F.Y.I.- DISTRICT INSURANCE, 2005-2006: ERROR AND OMISSION, WIND, INLAND MARING, PROPERTY. $496,263.00: Presented for board review, shown on page 85-G

APPROVE PURCHASE OF A USED 2004 CHEVROLET ASTRO VAN FOR TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, $14,999.00: Purchase used 2004 Chevrolet Astro Van for Technology Department as shown on page 85-H

APPROVE STIPENDS FOR SUMMER CURRICULUM WORK: Stipends for Summer Curriculum Work as shown on page 85-I

APPROVE MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE: WINNIE BERTRAN, VANCLEAVE BUS DRIVER, OCTOBER 10, 2005 - 6 WEEKS POSTPARTUM

APPROVE MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE: CRYSTAL GLASS, EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE, OCTOBER 5, 2005 - NOVEMBER 21, 2005

F.Y.I. - GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, ST. MARTIN FIRE STATION LEASE: Presented for board review, shown on page 85-J

STUDIO SOUTH / DAVID HARDY / CHANGE ORGER NO. 1 / INCREASE CONTRACT TIME BY 35 DAYS

VANCLEAVE LOWER ELEMENTARY - $769,000.00
ST. MARTIN EAST ELEMENTARY - $1,489,000.00
ST. MARTIN NORTH ELEMENTARY - $1,949,000.00

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
November 3, 2005
MS Comprehensive Health Framework Training
Hattiesburg, Ms L. Christian

Food Service

November 11-12, 2005
MS Teacher Mentor Program
Jackson, Ms M. Hanson
S. Miller
A. Winstead
Professional Development
November 11-12, 2005
MS Teacher Mentor Workshop
Jackson, Ms C. Helmuth Activity Account
November 12, 2005
South MS Reginal Cheerleader Competition
Waynesboro VHS Cheerleading Squad  Activity Account
November 14, 2005
Three-Tier Model Training
Magee, Ms M. Bush
L. McCartney
Title I
November 15, 2005
SPMS Information and Assistance Meeting
Hattiesburg, Ms L. McCartney District
November 15, 2005
English Language Proficency Assessment Training
Hattiesburg, Ms M. Bush
M. Hinton
Title III
November 16-17, 2005
How to Sucessfully Teach Math Facts & Word Proglem Strateagies to all students Leaping into Learning (centers-reading)
Jackson, Ms P. Pierce Title I
November 16-17, 2005
How to Sucessfully Teach Math Facts & Word Proglem Strateagies to all students Leaping into Learning (centers-reading)
Jackson, Ms D. Harvey Title I
November 18, 2005
Essential Components of Reading Instruction Phonemic Awareness
Picayune, Ms H. Barton
V. DiStefano
No Cost
November 18, 2005
GCEIC - Essential Components of Reading Instruction
Picayune, Ms B. Amacker No Cost
(prev. approved, info. changed due to Hurricane Katrina)
December 1 & 2, 2005
Teachers Touching the Future
Columbus, Ms M. Hanson Title I
December 1 & 2, 2005
Three-Tier Model Training
Magee, Ms T. Green Special Education
December 2, 2005
Teacher's Touching the Future
Columbus, Ms M. Hanson Professional Development
December 12-16, 2005
STI Advisory Meeting
STI User's Conference
Orange Beach, Al C. Rudolph
J. Lutes
D. Peterson
District
January 18, 2006
Integrating Learning Center
Gulfport, Ms H. Barton
V. DiStefano
No Cost
January 18-20, 2006
MS Federation of the council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference
Tunica, Ms T. Green Special Education
January 26 & 27, 2006
New Special Education Supervisor
Jackson, Ms T. Green Special Education
January 30, 2006 -
February 1, 2006
MECA Conference
Jackson, Ms D. Woodward
D. Phillips
L. Matthews
District Travel

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNATIONS 2005-2006:

None    

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2005-2006:

Hinton, Veta Special Education Teacher - SMUpper St. Martin
Parker, Erin Cooperative Education Teacher - SMHigh St. Martin
Wagner, Jennifer Kindergarten Teacher - VCLower Vancleave
Wright, Loretta Wings Teacher - SMMiddle St. Martin

NON-LICENSED RESIGNATIONS 2005-2006:

Barnes, Sandra L. Special Education Assistant Teacher - VCLower Vancleave
Davis, Timothy Special Education Assistant Teacher - ECMiddle East Central
Foster, Jennie Part-Time Food Service Worker - VCLower Vancleave
Johnson, Melissa M. Library Assistant Teacher - VCLower Vancleave
Necaise, Angela Bus Driver - Vancleave Vancleave
Smith, Beverly D. Bus Driver - East Central East Central
Smith, Ouida C. Special Education Assistant Teacher - ECUpper East Central
Smith, Victorine F. Assistant Teacher - VCLower Vancleave

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)

Burks, Sara LSC Chairperson - SMEast
(05-06, 1,000 supplement)
St. Martin
Cox, Pamela Title I In-School Tutor - SMEast
(10-24-05, 8-10 hrs per wk, $22 per hour)
St. Martin
Cox, Tricia SPED After School Tutor - SMEast
(10-26-05, 1.5 hrs, 2 days per wk, $22 per hour)
St. Martin
Everett, Michelle After School Tutor - VCHigh Special Education
(8-18-05, 1-2 hrs per day, $22 per hour)
Vancleave
Hitt, Robert Professional Development Coordinator - SMNorth
(8-4-05, would like to receive 3 days instead of payment)
St. Martin
Lovelace, Shirley Homebound Teacher - SMHigh
(8-4-05, 2 hrs per day, $30.74 per hour)
St. Martin
Martin, Vickie Yearbook Sponsor - SMNorth
(8-4-05, $600 supplement)
St. Martin
Morgan, Elizabeth Spanish Teacher - SMHigh
(10-17-05, rep. M. Routt, AA-3, $26,447)
St. Martin
Mowery, Wendy Before School Care Worker - SMNorth
(10-31-05, less than 5 hrs per wk, $11 per hour)
St. Martin
Polk, Myra Teacher - SMNorth
(11-1-05, verificationof less experience than originally recommended, please adjust salary accordingly, A-19, $28,083)
St. Martin
Ross, Thomas Drafting - Technology Center
(8-1-05, verification of less experience than originally recommended, please adjust salary accordingly, A-2, $9,669)
Technology Center
Rouse, Brenda After School Tutor - SMHigh
(11-7-05, 1 hr per day, 2 days per wk, $22 per hour)
St. Martin
Sandrowitz, Karen Teacher - SMNorth
(11-1-05, verificationof less experience than originally recommended, please adjust salary accordingly, AA-24, $33,968)
St. Martin
Scott, John L. Cooperative Education Teacher - SMHigh
(11-7-05, rep. E. Parker, AA-27, $35,511)
St. Martin
Smith, Victorine F. Kindergarten Teacher - VCLower
(11-7-05, rep. J. Wagner, A-0, $20,876)
Vancleave
Tutor Tutors - ECMiddle
(11-15-05, Christine Loreman, Thomas Horne, Marcia Cornett, Rhonda Thompson, Stacy Moody, 1-3 hrs per day, $22 per hour)
East Central
Tutor Title I After School Tutor - SMNorth
(11-9-05, Vickie Martin, Amber Poulos, Kathy Tracy, Jolene Bloodsworth, 1.5 hrs per day, $22 per hr)
St. Martin
Tutor After School Tutor - ECHigh Special Education
(10-3-05, Gretchen Brouchard, Birtie Johnson, 1-2 hrs per day, $22 per hour)
East Central
Tutor After School Tutors - VCLower
(11-14-05, JoAnn Catchot, Edith Ingram, Karen Upton, 1 hr per day, 3 days per wk, $22 per hour)
Vancleave
Tutor Tutors - ECLower
(9-12-05, Crystal Long, Deanna Dees, 1-3 hrs per day, $22 per hour, these were left off original recommendation)
East Central
Tutor Title I Extended Day Tutor - SMEast
(10-24-05, Hollie Ruffin, Sarah Burke, 1.5 hrs, 4 days per wk, $22 per hour)
St. Martin
Williams, Sandra Yearbook Sponsor - SMMiddle
(8-4-05, $600 supplement)
St. Martin

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

Goins, George Full-time Bus Driver - East Central
(10-24-05, rep. D. Smith, 0 yrs exp.,$4,558)
East Central
Havens, Shepard Bus Driver - Vancleave
(10-18-05, increase A route to B route due to time & mileage, $5,528)
Vancleave
Hope, Edward Student Worker - SMHigh
(11-7-05, rep. J. Carter, less than 20 hrs per wk, $5.15 per hour)
St. Martin
Hunt, Debbie Special Education Assistant - SMNorth
(11-7-05, rep. G. Pullins, 0 yrs exp.,$8,444)
St. Martin
Jackson, Dexter After School Care Worker - SMNorth
(10-31-05, less than 20 hrs per wk, $11.00 per hr)
St. Martin
McClellan, Brian Student Worker - SMHigh
(11-7-05, rep. A. Ross, less than 20 hrs per wk, $5.15 per hour)
St. Martin
Miller, Nicole Special Education Assistant - ECUpper
(11-15-05, rep. O.Smith, 0 yrs exp.,$8,039)
East Central
Pennington, Gwen Assistant Teacher - VCLower
(11-2-05, rep. B. Stovall, 7 yrs exp., $10,140)
Vancleave
Robinson, Richard Bus Driver - Vancleave
(11-7-05, rep. A. Necaise, change A route to D route,3 hrs per day, $6,084)
Vancleave
Smith, Lee Etta Part-time Food Service Worker - VCLower
(10-25-05, increased to 4 hour position due to high meal counts, 0 yrs exp., $7.22 per hour)
Vancleave
Wade, DeAnna Assistant Teacher - VCLower
(11-14-05, rep. M. Johnson, 0 yrs exp.,$8,107)
Vancleave
Wallace, Ta'Niya After School Care Worker - SMNorth
(10-31-05, less than 20 hrs per wk, $7.00 per hr)
St. Martin
Waltman, Jerlene Part-time Food Service Worker - VCHigh
11-1-05, rep. Z. Jackson, 4 hrs per day, $7.22 per hr, turned in monthly)
Vancleave
Yancy, Jim Head Girls' Soccer Coach - ECHigh
(10-10-05, rep. W. Read, $2,000)
East Central

LICENSED TRANSFERS IN DISTRICT 2005-2006

none

NON-LICENSED TRANSFERS IN DISTRICT 2005-2006

none

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Owenby, second by Sims, to go into Executive Session at 5:36 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 Turner, second by Owenby, to adjourn Executive Session at 8:25 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 012:05-06: No Show

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 020:05-06: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parent consent, 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 CASE NUMBER 21:05-06: Motion by Tootle, second by Sims that the student remain at the Alternative School for the rest of this semester, 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 CASE NUMBER 022:05-06: Refer to IEP Committee, no action taken

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 023:05-06: Withdrawn from school, no action taken

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 024:05-06: Motion by Turner, second by Sims, that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parent consent, 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 CASE NUMBER 025:05-06: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle that the student remain at the Alternative School for the rest of this semester, 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 CASE NUMBER 026:05-06: Motion by Sims, second by Turner that Alternate services be provided by homebound teacher for the remainder of the semester, 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 CASE NUMBER 027:05-06: Motion by Tootle, second by Sims that Alternate services be provided by homebound teacher for the remainder of the semester, 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 CASE NUMBER 028:05-06: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle that the student remain at the Alternative School for the rest of this semester, 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 CASE NUMBER 029:05-06: Motion by Tootle, second by Turner that the student remain at the Alternative School for the rest of this semester, 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 CASE NUMBER 030:05-06: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parent consent, 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 CASE NUMBER 031:05-06: Motion by Owenby, second by Sims, that the student be placed at the Alternative School for the rest of the semester and receive counseling with Mr. Temple, 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 CASE NUMBER 032:05-06: Motion by Tootle, second by Turner, that the student receive counseling by Mary Hinton and Nova Net at home and then return to Vancleave Middle School second semester, 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 Page 85-K 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 8:30 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  

 

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

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