JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Thursday , January 25, 2007

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, January 25, 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  
Quint Moran Studio South  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Lisa McCartney District Office  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Administration  
Linda Budinich St. Martin North Elementary  
Rocky Long East Central Administration  
Lynn Brewer East Central Upper Elementary  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary  
Stella Henley St. Martin East Elementary  
Hollie Ruffin St. Martin East Elementary  
R.L. Watson East Central Middle School  
Penny Westfaul Vancleave Upper Elementary  
Lori Price Vancleave Upper Elementary  
Missy Yates Vancleave Upper Elementary  
Nancy Chandler St. Martin North Elementary  
Judy Moore St. Martin East Elementary  
Robert Freeman St. Martin Middle School  
Crystal Savoy St. Martin  
Todd Knight Vancleave High School  
Val Martino    
Michael VanWinkle St. Martin Middle School  
Babette Clark Vancleave  
George Fontana    
MasonThompson    
Sa Ngyuen St. Martin  
Davis White St. Martin  
Eva White St. Martin  

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 Tootle, second by Dickerson, 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
C-1 Approve Claim Docket
Item
7
C-2 Approve Claim Docket #2
Item
7
C-3 Surplus Property
Item
7
C-4 Not In Budget Items
Item
7
C-5 Construction In Progress
Item
7
C-6 Katrina Income
Item
7
C-7 Receipts / Disbursements December 2006
Item
7
C-8 Approve Student Activity Accounts: November 2006
Item
7
C-9 Present Student Activity Accounts: December 2006
Item
7
D-1 Approve Change of Applicant Designee for Hurricane Ivan
Item
7
H Trips
Item
7
I Legal Student Transfers 2006-2007
Item
7
J Licensed Administrator Resignations 2006-2007
Item
7
K Licensed Administrator Resignations 2007-2008
Item
7
L Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2006-2007
Item
7
M Licensed Educator Resignations 2006-2007
Item
7
N Licensed Educator Resignations 2007-2008
Item
7
O Non-Licensed Resignations 2006-2007
Item
7
P Licensed Educator Recommendations 2006-2007
Item
7
Q Non-Licensed Recommendations 2006-2007
Item
7
R Licensed Transfers within District 2006-2007
Item
7
S Non-Licensed Transfers within District 2006-2007

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Tootle, second by Turner, to approve the agenda as amended for January 25, 2007, with the addition under Margaret Bush for approval of policy GFAA: Director of Human Services and Risk Management, 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 62-A

DR. LISA MCCARTNEY - PRESENTATION ON TEST SCORES 2006: As presented, shown on page 62-B

SAFETY INCIDENT 2007-12: As presented, shown on page 62-C

SAFETY INCIDENT 2007-13: As presented, shown on page 62-D

APPROVE REVISED POLICY: GFABJ - JOB DESCRIPTION: SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE MANAGER: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle to approve the revised policy GFABJ - Job Description: Special Education Case Manager, as shown on page 62-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  

APPROVE POLICY: GFAA - DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES AND RISK MANAGEMENT: Move Forward

F.Y.I. CGB POLICY - ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS - NEW ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - REFERENCE TO EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: As presented, shown on page 62-F

SIXTEENTH SECTION

APPROVE MISSISSIPPI FORESTRY COMMISSION FOR SERVICE: Motion by Turner, second by Dickerson to approve the Mississippi Forestry Commission for services as shown on page 62-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  

APPROVE RESOLUTION TO RECLASSIFY SECTION 16-6-7 COMPOSED OF 2.12 ACRES - CURRENTLY UP FOR LEASE FROM RESIDENTIAL LAND TO COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION: Motion by Tootle, second by Sims to approve the resolution to reclassify section 16-6-7 composed of 2.12 acres as shown on page 62-H, 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 ADVERTISEMENT OF SECTION 16-6-7 COMPOSED OF 2.12 ACRES - CURRENTLY UP FOR LEASE FOR RECLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL LAND TO COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION: Motion by Sims, second by Turner to approve the advertisement of section 16-6-7 composed of 2.12 acres, 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 APPLICATION TO LEASE SECTION 16-6-7 COMPOSED OF 2.12 ACRES TO KENNY VAUGHAN CONTINGENT UPON RECLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL LAND TO COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle to approve the application to lease section 16-6-7 composed of 2.12 acres to Kenny Vaughan contingent upon the reclassifiation of land, 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 CORRECTED ASSIGNMENT OF LEASEHOLD INTEREST TO CYNTHIA L. AND RICHARD A. ATWOOD: Motion by Turner, second by Dickerson to approve the corrected Assignment of Leasehold Interest to Cynthia L. and Richard A. Atwood as shown on page 62-I, 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  

STUDIO SOUTH / DAVID HARDY / LEONARD COLLINS / QUINT MORAN

APPROVE CERTIFICATE OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION FOR RE-ROOFING ON VARIOUS STRUCTURES: Motion by Dickerson, second by Turner to approve the Certificate of Substantial Completion for Re-roofing on Various Structures as shown on page 62-J, 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  

F.Y.I. - FINAL PUNCH LIST OF THE VANCLEAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM: As presented, shown on page 62-K

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 25, 2007, number 65776 to 66302 (copy of January 25, 2007 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #2: Claim docket and fund balance for January 25, 2007, number 65776 to 66302 (copy of January 25, 2007 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APROVE SURPLUS PROPERTY: Surplus property as presented, shown on page 62-L

ITEMS NOT IN FY06-07 BUDGET: Presented for Board review, shown on page 62-M

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS: Presented for Board review, shown on page 62-N

KATRINA INCOME: Presented for Board review, shown on page 62-O

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS DECEMBER 2006: As presented, shown on page 62-P

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

PRESENT STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS: DECEMBER 2006

APPROVE CHANGE OF APPLICANT DESIGNEE FOR HURRICANE IVAN: As presented, shown on page 62-Q

TRIPS:

none    

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS - 2006-2007:

none    

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

none    

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNATIONS 2007-2008:

Morris, Gary Retirement - Special Education Vancleave

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2006-2007:

none    

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

High, Marcus Girls High School Track - Vancleave Vancleave

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2007-2008:

Dismuke, Delores Retirment-Special Ed Teacher - EC Lower East Central

NON-LICENSED RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

Bosarge, Karan Asst. Secretary - SM Middle
St. Martin
Dorgan, Audrey 20hr 4/187 Custodian - EC Middle
East Central
Haynes, Jamie Assistant Teacher - VC Lower Vancleave
Rayburn, Amelia Faye Custodian - EC High

East Central

Valentine, Kay 20hr wk/187 Custodian - EC Middle East Central

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

Cheesman, Anne Renee Math Teacher - SM High
(1/2/2007, adjust pay $22,902)
St. Martin
McDaniel, Brandy High School Track - Vancleave
(1/4/2007, $1,200)
Vancleave
Rogers, John High School Boy's & Girl's Track - EC High
(2/1/2007, $1,200 each)
East Central
Sampson, Tammy Math Tutor - EC Middle
(1/9/2007, $22 per hour)
East Central
Sheffield, Shirley Kay After School Tutoring - VC Lower
(1/4/2007, $22 per hour)
Vancleave
Shemwell, Gail Homebound Teacher - VC High
(11/1/2006, $33.98)
Vancleave
Sinclair, Janet After School Tutoring - SM High
(8/2006, $22 per hour)
St. Martin
Stallworth, Gwen SPED After School Tutorial Teacher - Alt.School (Special Ed)
(11/10/2006, $22 per hour)
Vancleave
Stanley, Ed Head Football Coach - SM High
(Salary Adjustment for- $913.35)
St. Martin
Wolverton, Kristen Kelly Special Ed Teacher- VC Lower
(1/8/2007, $16,534)
Vancleave

NON-LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2006-2007

After School Tutors
VC Lower Elementary
After School Tutors - VC Lower
(1/4/2007, $12 per hour - Cynthia Holmes, Ashley Paul, Jill Sanders, Regina Ward)

Vancleave

After School Tutors
EC Lower Elementary
After School Tutors - EC Lower
(1/16/2007, $12 per hour - Joyce Bowman, Rana Buckley, Patricia Buckley, Nancy Collins, Deborah Couch, Brenda Cumbest, Penny Horton, Leigh Ann Gomes, Darla Johnson, Nona Knight, Linda Marshall, Amanda McCarra, Angel Padgett, Ashley Smith, Chris Watkins, Patricia White)
East Central
Burleson, Sean Bus Driver - Vancleave
(1/17/2007, $11.02 per hour)
Vancleave
Davis, Elenora Sped Assistant - SM North
(12/11/2006, $7,421)
St. Martin
Dorgan, Audrey 6hr Custodian - EC High
(1/22/2007, $7.36 per hour)
East Central
Franklin, Doris Parker Bus Aide - Vancleave
(1/8/2007, $7.65 per hour)
Vancleave
Goff, Frances Special Ed Assistant - EC Lower
(1/16/2007, $5,725)
East Central
Haynes, Jamie Attendance Clerk - VC Lower
(1/18/2007, $6,282)
Vancleave
Jones, Darline After School Tutoring - EC Upper Elementary
(1/11/2007, $12 per hour)
East Central
Landers, James Bus Driver - Vancleave
(1/17/2007, $11.02 per hour)
Vancleave
McLain, Cassey Student Worker/Office Assistant - VCHigh
(1/3/2007, 1-1.5 hrs per day)
Vancleave
Moore, Amy

After School Tutoring - EC Upper Elementary
(1/11/2007, $12 per hour)

East Central
Smith, Virginia After School Tutoring - EC Upper Elementary
(1/11/2007, $12 per hour)
East Central
Steelman, Elizabeth After School Tutoring Assistant - VC Upper
(1/26/2007, $12 per hour)
Vancleave
Temp Help-
Technology
Extended Temp Help - Vancleave
(1/22/2007, $10.94 per hour, Shiela Brown, Keisha Goff)
Vancleave
Valentine, Kay 2hr Custodian - EC High
(1/22/2007, $1,176)
East Central
Veazey, Marian Part-Time Food Server - VC High
(1/16/2007, $7.37 per hour)
Vancleave
Wilson, Jon Thomas Student After School Care Worker - SM North
(1/10/2007, $7.00 per hour)
St. Martin

LICENSED TRANSFERS WITHIN DISTRICT 2006-2007

none    

NON-LICENSED TRANSFERS WITHIN DISTRICT 2006-2007

Lemon, Shari 2nd Grade Assistant - EC Lower
(1/8/2007, Replacing Ginger Collier)
East Central

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Dickerson, second by Tootle, to go into Executive Session at 6:45 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 Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

Motion by Turner, second by Tootle to come out of Executive Session at 8:22 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 018:06-07: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle that the student remain at the Alternative School and the parent must provide transportation, 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 062:06-07: No Action Taken - The student refused to cooperate and left the room.

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 063:06-07: Motion by Dickerson, 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 064:06-07: Motion by Tootle, 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  

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 065:06-07: Motion by Tootle, 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 066:06-07: Motion by Dickerson, second by Turner to approve the recommendation for expulsion. The student will be eligilble to return to the Alternative School at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, 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 067:06-07: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle to approve Mr. Temple to work with Dr. Stoudmire on the return date. Mr. Swanson and the students father will work together on work packets, 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 068:06-07: Motion by Sims, second by Dickerson that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year due to written parental consent, 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 069:06-07: Motion by Dickerson, second by Sims that the student return to the Alternative School and if behavior is good then the student can return to St. Martin Middle School on schedule, 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 070:06-07: Motion by Sims, second by Turner 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 071:06-07: 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 072:06-07: Motion by Tootle, 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 62-R) 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 8:24 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  

 

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

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