JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES
Regular Session
Monday, March 1, 2004

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, March 1, 2004, 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  
Rucks H. Robinson Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Jeanne Goff Board Secretary  
Gloria Lockhart St. Martin  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Paul Musick Yates  
Susan Halula/Steven Allen St. Martin  
Sharon Lee Mayberry/Levi Tootle St. Martin  
Loretta Goff St. Martin Attendance Center  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Jim Lucas District Office  
Jackqueline/Johnny Roper St. Martin High  
Linda Laferriere Vancleave  

The meeting was called to order at 5:01 p.m. by chairman, Kenneth A. Fountain. Board member Tootle gave the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by board member Sims.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Tootle, 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 7 B-1 Approve Claim Docket
Item 7 B-2 Surplus Property
Item 7 B-3 Items Not in FY03-04 Budget
Item 7 B-4 Approve Student Activity Accounts - January 2004
Item 7 C-1 Approve School Bus Turnaround: 12229 Lily Orchard Rd, East Central
Item 7 D-1 Alternative School: Request to Hire Long Term Substitute Teacher
Item 7 D-2 Yates Construction - Amendment to Construction Management Contract
Item 7 D-3 Tech Prep Site Visit - Vancleave
Item 7 E Trips
Item 7 F Licensed Administrator Resignations 2003-2004
Item 7 G Non-Licensed Resignations 2003-2004
Item 7 H Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2003-2004
Item 7 I Licensed Recommendations 2003-2004
Item 7 J Non-Licensed Recommendations 2003-2004

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Sims, second by Owenby, to approve the agenda as amended for March 1, 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 MINUTES - FEBRUARY 16, 2004: Motion by Owenby, second by Turner, to approve minutes for February 16, 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  

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS: The following individuals, teams, or groups were recognized by administrators for recent achievements and accomplishments and were acknowledged by the Board:

16TH SECTION - HAL CRAIG DAVIS 16-6S-7W: Motion by Turner, second by Sims, to approve to use the current market value appraisal of $133,403.00 set forth by appraiser Everett Ladner as the basis for the rental for the eight-year reappraisal of Hal Craig Davis' sixteenth section commercial lease at 16-T6S-R7W, as per the lease contract, and that five percent be set as the assessment fee for this eight-year appraisal period, 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 Owenby, second by Sims, to authorize Attorney Pickett to amend the exisiting lease of Hal Craig Davis for rental assessment to represent five percent of the fair market value of the subject property during this eight-year re-appraisal period beginning May 16, 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  

16TH SECTION - DOROTHY DOWDY- 16-6S-7W: Request of Dorothy Dowdy, sixteenth section leaseholder of a 1.45 acre commercial lease on Ballpark Road, that she be allowed to have her property reappraised at her expense and that the assessment fee be lowered to five percent, was not granted. On recommendation by the Superintendent and Attorney to not revisit the existing lease and the possible violation of the Board's fiduciary duty, the Board took no action; the lease will stand as is.

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  

CLAIM DOCKET: Claim docket for March 1, 2004, numbers 31774 to 32155 (copy of March 1, 2004, claim docket on file in office of Superintendent)

SURPLUS PROPERTY: Surplus property as presented, shown on pages 168-A.

ITEMS NOT IN FY03-04 BUDGET: Presented for board review.

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS - JANUARY 2004:

January 2004 Alt School - $274.99
St. Martin - $384,475.83
Vancleave - $159,893.86 East Central - $181,170.50

JCTC - $26,504.16

SCHOOL BUS TURNAROUNDS: 12229 Lily Orchard Road, Moss Point, MS 39562

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL: REQUEST TO HIRE LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: Because enrollment at the Alternative School is exceeding what is considered a safe environment at this point in time and with so many children attending different classes with one teacher, Mr. Robinson recommended hiring a long-term non-licensed substitute teacher to assist teachers.

YATES CONSTRUCTION - AMENDMENT TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRACT: Superintendent Robinson recommended approval of amendment to the Construction Management Contract between Jackson County School District and W. G. Yates Construction Company, dated May 8, 2003. Changes and clarifications: 1) reimbursable expense will have a cap to not exceed 4% of the total value of the work; 2) the Jackson County School District would assume ownership upon request of items with a value of $100 or greater; 3) the preconstruction phase early payment would be a part of the total 3.5% fee and not a separate fee. Amendment shown on page 168-B.

TECH PREP SITE VISIT - VANCLEAVE: Superintendent Robinson recognized VancleaveHigh School Tech Prep program for the outstanding evaluation received from the Tech Prep Office of the Mississippi Deparment of Education following a recent site visit. The program was cited for many outstanding accomplishments and, most impressive, there were no suggestions for improvement. He commended Vancleave High School for the effort expended in making tech prep a successful program within their attendance center.

TRIPS:

  1. Envirothon Workshop, Feb 21, 2004 and Feb 27, 2004, Jackson, S. Harrison (no cost)
  2. Art Workshop Sponsored by Dick Blick, March 8, 2004, Pascagoula, B. Overstreet, D. Smith (no cost)
  3. MCTM (Math Tournament) March 4, 2004, Gautier, B. White, R. Showles (no cost)
  4. Alternative Director Group Meeting, April 1, 2004, Long Beach, K. Swanson (District)
  5. Legislative Budget Committee's Update, Feb 23-24, 2004, Jackson, K. Fountain (District)
  6. Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Conference, Feb 20, 2004, Biloxi, A. Broome (Special Education)
  7. Guided Writing: Practical Strategies for Emergent and Developing Writers (Grades K-2), April 19, 2004, New Orleans, H. Barton, A. Johnson, A. Palermo, J. Wagner (Title 1)
  8. Regional Compliance and Reporting Meeting, March 17, 2004, Wiggins, D. Vecchio (District)
  9. Vocational Administrator Leadership Institute, June 9-11, 2004, Biloxi, D. Vecchio, D. Novak (District)
  10. MANESNP Spring Luncheon, March 15, 2004, Jackson, L. Matthews, D. Phillips (District)
  11. Network + Certification Testing for Computer Systems Technology Students, April 26, 2004, Mobile, S. Cote, D. Phillips (District)
  12. A+ Certification Testing for Computer Systems Technology Students, April 1, 2004, Mobile, S. Cote, D. Phillips, M. Goff (Activity)
  13. 2004 HOSA State Conference, March 24-26, 2004, Biloxi, C. Bloomfield, G. McDaniel, M. Goff, D. Phillips, L. Matthews (Activity)
  14. State Competition SkillsUSA (VICA), March 8-10, 2004, Ellisville, S. Cote, A. Brown (Activity)
  15. Fay Kaigler Children's Book Festival, April 1-2, 2004, Hattiesburg, L. Cummins (Library Activity)
  16. EPSDT School Health Nurse Training, Dec 9, 2003, Jackson, D. Thomas (EPSDT Grant)
  17. Mississippi Foreign Language Professional Development, March 20, 2004, Gulfport, C. Gartman (Vancleave Activity)
  18. District Librarians Meeting, March 20, 2004, Vancleave, C. Douglas (no cost)
  19. Gulf Coast Media Educators Meeting, March 11, 2004, Biloxi, C. Douglas (no cost)
  20. MS School Nurse Association Convention, April 1-2, 2004, Biloxi, L. Cumbest (Professional Development)
  21. South MS Child Nutrition Administrators Association, March 23, 2004, Gulfport, L. Christian (Food Service)
  22. Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom, March 15, 2004, Jackson, K. Sapp, L. Yawn (Local Activity)
  23. Identifying Scientifically Based Reading Programs, March 10, 2004, USM Gulf Park Long Beach, C. Stork, P. Ryals (no cost)
  24. Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom, March 16, 2004, New Orleans, M. Jones, T. Dearman, R. Pearce, K. Bellman (Special Education)
  25. Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom, March 15, 2004, Jackson, A. Clark (Special Education)
  26. Keesler Air Force Base Orientation Flight on C-130 Airplane, April 27, 2004, KAFB Biloxi, J. Thompson, J. Souza, Cadets (USAF)
  27. Pensacola Naval Air Museum Curriculum Enhancement, March 17, 2004, Pensacola, J. Thompson, J. Souza, cadets (USAF)
  28. AFJROTC D-Day Museum, March 3, 2004, New Orleans, J. Thompson, J. Souza, Cadets (USAF)
  29. STI Training (Scheduling), March 15, 2004, Mobile, AL, D. Conwill, T. Seymour (District Guidance Account)
  30. Adopt-A-Stream Workshop, March 24-25, 2004, Paul B. Johnson State Park, R. Long (Professional Development)

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNATIONS 2003-2004

None    

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2003-2004

Sharon Vosburg Full-time Food Service SMN Food Service
Marty Jackson Maintenance I St. Martin
Linda Mulqueeny Maid 7.5 hrs St. Martin
Lucy Sadler Full-time Food Service SMUE St. Martin
Gale Tinsley Teacher Assistant SMN St. Martin
Coy Ann Mallet Secretary Alternative School

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2003-2004

None    

LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2003-2004

Ernest P. LeBatard Heating/AC Instructor JCTC
(1/26/2004, previously recommended, did not have a year of experience, correct salary accordingly - A-0, $13,397)
 

NON-LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2003-2004

Alton Wescovich III Maintenance I St. Martin
(3/01/2004, rep M. Jackson, 9 years experience, $9,538)
 
Lucy Tanner Part-time Food Service ECMS Food Service
(2/16/2004, filling vacant position, 2 hrs @ $6.45 per hr)
 
Gail Tinsley Full-time Food Service SMUE Food Service
(2/26/2004, rep L. Sadler, 6.5 hrs @ $6.81 per hr)
 
Amanda Freche Bus Driver St. Martin
(9/16/2003, previously recommended, one year experience found, change to one year exp as driver, $4,125)
 
Rebellion Roberts Summer Help for Maintenance/Grounds JCTC
(5/24/2004, minimum wage 40 hrs per week)
 
Jeffrey G. Magnuson Maintenance II St. Martin
(3/08/2004, rep M. Stubbs, 3 yrs exp, $7,947)
 
Stella Griffith Full-time Food Service SMN Food Service
(3/1/2004, rep S. Vosburg, 6.5 hrs @ $6.51 per hr)
 
Velma Faye Jackson Part-time Food Service VHS Food Service
(2/16/2004, rep A. Overstreet, 4 hrs @ $6.45 per hr)
 
Bonita Lynn Secretary Food Service
(3/01/2004, filling new approved position, $6,061)
 
Ann B. Cothern Long Term Sub St. Martin
(2/16/2004, long term sub for Pat Dillman, $100.00 per day)
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Owenby, second by Turner, to go into Executive Session at 5:16 p.m. for student hearings, and 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 Sims, second by Tootle, to adjourn Executive Session at 7:25 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  

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Shown on Pages 166-167 in JCSD minutes book)

Superintendent Robinson stated the need to employ another substitute in the Alternative School for the remainder of the year.

There being no further business to come before the board at this time, on motion by Tootle, second by Owenby, the meeting was adjourned at 7:28 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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