JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, June 9, 2008

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, June 9, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Board of Education Building, 4700 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  
Barry Amacker Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Vickie Cirino Superintendent Secretary
 
Marie Souza Board Secretary  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Lynn Brewer District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Tonya Green District Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
Jim Hughey East Central High School  
Karen Dock East Central High School  
Tanner Adams East Central High School  
Penny Dearman East Central High School  
R.L. Watson East Central Middle School  
Stephaine Gruich St. Martin Middle School  
Todd Knight Vancleave High School  
Lori Price Vancleave Upper Elementary School  
Diane Novak Jackson County Technology center  
Karl Swanson Jackson County Alternative School  
Jennifer Seymour Guild Hardy Architects  
David Hardy Guild Hardy Architects  
Cherrie Chesser The East Central Link  
Danielle Rodriguez Pappa Roni's Pizza  
Vincent Wallen Pop's Snow Balls  
Keith Harrison MS Export Rail Road  
Cathy Douglas Vancleave High School  
Hannah Douglas Vancleave 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 Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member 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 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 Student Activity Clam Dockets
Item
7
B-4
Approve Surplus Property
Item
7
B-5
Approve Not in Budget Items (no change)
Item
7
B-6

Approve One Source Items

Item
7
B-7
Approve Construction in Progress (no change)
Item
7
B-8
Approve Katrina Income (no change)
Item
7
B-9
Approve Student Activity Accounts
Item
7
B-10
Present Student Activity Accounts - St. Martin
Item
7
D-1
Approve Revised Food Service Meal Prices
Item
7
E-1
Approve Private Contract with Soucy
Item
7
E-2
Approve Private Contract with Hall
Item
7
E-3
Approve Private Contract with Goff
Item
7
F-1
Approve Stipend for JCSD Curriculum Committee
Item
7
G-1
Approve Consolidated Federal Program Application
Item
7
G-2
Approve Consolidated Federal Budget
Item
7
H-1
Approve Jim Owens Photography Service
Item
7
H-2
Approve Resolutions (Baxley and Batterman)
Item
7
H-3
Approve Medical Leave of Absence - Naderhoff
Item
7
I
Approve Trips
Item
7
J
Approve Legal Student Transfers
Item
7
K
Approve Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2008-2009
Item
7
L
Approve Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009
Item
7
M
Approve Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009
Item
7
N
Approve Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2007-2008
Item
7
O
Approve Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009
Item
7
P
Approve Licensed Educator Recommendations 2007-2008
Item
7
Q
Approve Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009
Item
7
R
Approve Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2007-2008
Item
7
S
Approve Non- Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009
Item
T
Approve Licensed Transfers within District 2008-2009
Item
7
U
Approve Non-Licensed Transfers within District 2008-2009

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the agenda, 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 February 28, 2008 MINUTES: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Tootle, to approve the February 28, 2008 minutes, 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 29A.

SAFETY INCIDENTS: As presented, shown on page 29B.

Laura McCool presented the Flood Insurance Renewal Rates. Premium increase is due to the increased cost of rebuilding. Motion to accept premium renewal rates made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, 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. -SPECIAL EDUCATION: Tonya Green presented the Extended School Year Information, as shown on page 29C.

f.y.i. - GED Presentation: Margaret Bush presented information on the GED program for Jackson County School District, as shown on page 29D.

APPROVE RESOLTION TO EXTEND AGREEMENT WITH GRACE CHURCH: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims to approve the Resolution to Extend the Agreement with Grace Church, 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 OPPOSING THE LOCATION OF THE NEW JACKSON COUNTY JAIL ON 16TH SECTION LAND: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson to approve the Resolution Opposing the Location of the New Jackson County Jail on 16th Section 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  

16th SECTION:

Guild Hardy

Slab and Pavement Demolition for St. Martin Middle School and St. Martin Upper Elementary: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims to approve the Slab and Pavement Demolition for St. Martin Middle School and St. Martin Upper Elementary with the condition that each PW must be reflected, 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  

East Central Lower Elementary Construction: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second made by Board Member Tootle to accept Option #2 for East Central Lower Elementary, 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  

Convert PW 10975 (Canopies) to Alternate Project for Bus / Maintenance Facility: Motion made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims to approve to convert PW 10975 (Canopies( to Alternate Project for Bus / Maintenance Facility, 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  

Future Building Plans - Move forward.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Dickerson, second by Turner, 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 Recused  

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET: Claim docket and fund balance for June 9, 2008, numbers 82871 to 83638 (copy of June 9, 2008 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #2: Claim docket and fund balance for June 9, 2008, numbers 83639 to 83700 (copy of June 9, 2008 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB CLAIM DOCKETS: As presented, shown on page 29E.

APPROVE SURPLUS PROPERTY: As presented, shown on page 29F.

NOT IN BUDGET ITEMS: No change

APPROVE ONE SOURCE ITEMS: As presented, shown on page 29G.

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS: No change

KATRINA INCOME: No change

PRESENT STUDENT ACTIVITY /CLUB ACCOUNTS: April 2008: As presented, shown on page 29H.

PRESENT STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS: St. Martin

APPROVE REVISED FOOD SERVICE MEAL PRICES: As presented, shown on page 29I.

APPROVE PRIVATE CONTRACT WITH SOUCY: As presented, shown on page 29J.

APPROVE PRIVATE CONTRACT WITH HALL: As presented, shown on page 29K.

APPROVE PRIVATE CONTRACT WITH GOFF: As presented, shown on page 29L.

APPROVE CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL PROGRAM APPLICATION: As presented, shown on page 29M.

APPROVE CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL BUDGET: Shown on page 29N.

APPROVE JIM OWEN PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP: Shown on page 29O.

APPROVE RESOLUTION - BAXLEY AND BATTERMAN: Shown on page 29P.

APPROVE MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR NADERHOFF : Shown on page 29Q.

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
May 3, 2008
Promeathan
Vancleave D. Denmark No Cost
June 2, 2008
Promeathan
Vancleave A. Smith
C. Whitt
T. Poole
D. Fortenberry
L. Hebert
S. Strunk
C. Lizana
No Cost
June 3, 2008
Secretary of State Workshop
Vancleave K. Fountain
R. Turner
D. Sims
G. Dickerson
T. Tootle
District
June 3, 2008
Promeathan
Vancleave P. Dearman
K. Sisson
No Cost
June 2-4, 2008
FFA State Convention
Starkville, MS T. Akins FFA
June 5, 2008
Board Workshop
Vancleave K. Fountain District
June 7, 2008
Board Workshop
Vancleave K. Fountain
R. Turner
D. Sims
G. Dickerson
T. Tootle

 

District
June 9, 2008
Promeathan
Vancleave M. Finney No Cost
June 10, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave A. Williams
S. Herring
C. Long
A. Nelton
B. Duncan
C. Robinson
M. Hodges
N. Harvey
T. Martin
L. Davis

No Cost

 

June 11, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave T. Noble
D. Pittman
J. Stephens
L. Holder
C. Pearson
S. Barfield
D. Bullock
B. Law
A. Magee
E. Chisholm
B. Green
S. Marshall
M. Finney
L. Hebert
T. Martin
L. Davis
No Cost
June 13, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave T. Martin
L. Davis
L. Hebert
No Cost
June 13, 2008
Dr. Todd Whitaker-What Great Leaders Do Differently
Biloxi L. McCartney Professional Development
June 15-17, 2008
STI Summer Conference
Raymond, MS G. Lamey
C. Denton
B. Davis
J. Lutes
A. Case
A. Bullock
J. Haynes
R. White
J. Davis
C. Layton
S. Tanner
A. Stewart
M. Farrington
C. Williams
N. Baronich
T. Hill
S. Gruich
J. Raymond
District
June 17-18, 2008
Ensuring a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Hattiesburg, MS C. Corkhill Local Activity
June 15 - 18, 2008
MS State Judging Camp
T. Akins Starkville, MS Local FFA
June 18, 2008
Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional
Mobile, AL C. Rudolph
D. Peterson
E-rate
June 21, 2008
Effective Evaluations/Board Superintendent Relations
Jackson, MS D. Sims District
June 27-July 2, 2008
Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing
Destin, Fl H. Holmes VC Activity
July 8, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave C. Shields
F. Scott
No Cost
July 9, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave A. Jones No Cost
July 8-9, 2008
Focusing on Leadership
USM Hattiesburg, MS L. Price No Cost
July 10, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave K. Byrd
K. Bellman
No Cost
July 14-15, 2008
Quality Instruction that Works
Hattiesburg, MS C. Corkhill Local Activity
July 14, 2008
Dreamweaver CS3, Beginner
Mobile, AL C. Rudolph
D. Peterson
E-rate
July 15-18, 2008
MIS Summer Data Conference 2008
Bay St. Louis, MS T. Green Medicaid Funds
July 20 - 23, 2008
Southern Regional Conference & Leadership Symposium
New Orleans, LA K. Fountain
R. Turner
T. Tootle
D. Sims
G. Dickerson
B. Amacker
District
July 22, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave C. Loreman No Cost
July 23, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave F. Scott
S. Strunk
C. Lizana
No Cost
July 25, 2008
Promethean
Vancleave K. Byrd No Cost
July 25, 2008
Distance Learning Training-Facilitator
Vancleave D. Williams
No Cost
July 31, 2008
Summer District Conference for Career-Technical Education
MGCCC-Jackson County R. Jefcoat
T. Sampson
K. Dock
E. Denmark
C. Layton
H. Fletcher
B. Ford
N. Bawcum
T. Akins
K. Aflague
C. Bloomfield
L. Matthews
C. Helmuth
N. Wages
J. Wolverton
E. LeBatard
R. Keleher
R. Corker
D. Novak
District
August 1, 2008
School Nurse Meeting
Jackson, MS M. Thomas Professional Development
October 15-16, 2008
Computer Automation Systems 2008 MS SEAS Forum
Biloxi T. Green
M. Meehan
C. Guy
SPED FY 09

Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2008-2009

none    

Licensed Administrator Resignations 2008-2009

Budinich,Linda  Principal, SM North St. Martin

Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009

Pearson, Jennifer Teacher - SM High St. Martin
Hendricks, Lee Ann Teacher - EC Middle East Central
Fletcher, Lee Teacher - EC Middle East Central
Coaker, Shanta Teacher - VC Upper Vancleave
Weems, Brandy Teacher, SM High St. Martin
Caldwell, Kathryn Teacher - SM Upper St. Martin
Fortenberry, Deborah Teacher - VC Lower Vancleave
Bryant, Elizabeth Teacher - SM Middle St. Martin

Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2007-2008

Romero, Crystal Title 1 Assistant, SM Upper St. Martin
Gunter, Michael Summer Student Worker - Vancleave Vancleave
Collins, William Maintenance II  East Central

Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009

Powell, Tammy Bus Driver - SM St. Martin
Sims, Jean Bus Driver - SM St. Martin
Werthner, Ray Bus Driver - SM St. Martin
Albritton, Teri District Bookkeeper District
Hawley, Natasha Sped Asst. - SM East St. Martin
Xenos, Damien Computer Tech II - Technology District
Ely, Kelli Front Office Assist - VC High Vancleave
Puhr, Thomas Student After School Worker - EC Attendance East Central
Perkins, Jeff Janitor - SM North - East Central East Central

Licensed Educator Recommendations 2007-2008

Extended School Year
(Teacher)
S. Hodges, R. Holmes, M. Chenault, P. Pylate, A. Campbell
(6/2/08 , VC Middle)
Vancleave
Extended School Year
(Teacher)
C. Shields, R. Bell
(6/4/08 , SM High)
St. Martin

Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009

Hawkins, Meagan Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, AA-6, rep. A. Hawthorne)
St. Martin
Glocke, Angela Teacher - VC Upper
(8/1/08, AA-12, rep. L. Boccaleri)
Vancleave
Noble, Terri Upgrade in Educator License - EC Upper
(8/1/08, AA-1)
East Central
Johnson, Jeana Adjust Salary to 2 yrs. experience - SM North
(8/1/08, A-2)
St. Martin
Brister, Heather Teacher - VC Upper
(8/1/08, A-0, rep. S. Coaker)
Vancleave
Rivers, Chris Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, AA-0, rep. J. Pearson)
St. Martin
Alderman, Christopher Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, A-1, rep. J. Breazeale)
St. Martin
McCellan, Mary Psychometrist - District Wide
(8/1/08, AAA-18, rep. L. Ferrer)
District
Ainsworth, Jamie Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, A-0, rep. B. Weems)
St. Martin
Forentberry, Deborah Teacher and Admin Assist - VC Middle
(8/1/08, AA-17, rep. K. Haarala)
Vancleave
Powell, Diane SpEd - SM Middle
(8/1/08, A-21, rep. D. Powell)
St. Martin
Alderman, Whitney Teacher - VC Upper
(8/1/08, A-1, rep. M. Thrash)
Vancleave
Byrd, Ashley Teacher - VC Upper
(8/1/08, A-4, rep. T. Craft)
Vancleave
Moody, Stacy Counselor - VC Lower
(7/14/08, AA-9, rep. S. Batterman)
Vancleave
Hase, Lamenda Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, A-0, new position)
St. Martin
Thompson, John Adj. salary per ROTC agreement
(Years 2000/01 - 2006/07, $31,131.58)
St. Martin

Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2007-2008

Drawdy, Nisa Summer Student Worker
(5/27/08, $5.85 hr.)
St. Martin
Rogers, Brandon Summer Student Worker
(6/10/08, $5.85 hr.)
St. Martin
Burnham, Brandon Summer Student Worker
(5/27/08, $5.85 hr)
Vancleave
Harris, Thomas Summer Worker
(5/30/08, $9.00 hr)
Vancleave
SPED ESY Bus Driver Paige, Sylvia
(6/2/08, $11.75 per hr. from SPED 2090Funds)
St. Martin
SPED ESY Bus Driver Sims, Jean
(6/2/08, $13.63 per hr. from SPED 2090Funds)
St. Martin

Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009

Young, John Bus Driver, VC
(8/6/08, rep. D. Dick)
Vancleave
Peterson, Dana Salary Increase per Incentive Program
(7/1/08)
District
Landers, Veronnica Bus Driver, VC
(8/6/08, rep. A. Parker)
Vancleave
Hawley, Natasha Functional Skills Asst.- SM North
(8/1/08, rep. N. Smith)
St. Martin
Albritton, Teri Teacher Assist - Vancleave
(8/6/08, rep. L. Martin)
Vancleave
Weaver, Hillary Student worker/Assist Principal's office - EC
(8/1/08, rep. M. Butler)
East Central
Whitley, Jennifer Student worker / Media Center - EC
(8/1/08, rep. H. Bradley)
East Central

Licensed Transfers within District 2008-2009

Browing, Julia From: 4th Grade Teacher - VC Upper
To: 3rd GRade Teacher - VC Upper
(Rep. A. Glocke)
Vancleave
Glocke, A. From: 3rd Grade Teacher - VC Upper
To: 4th Grade TEacher - VC Upper
(Rep. J. Browing)
Vancleave
Dunsford, Joanna From: 5th grade Teacher - EC Upper
To: 3rd grade Teacher - EC Upper
(Rep. T. Walters)
East Central
Harrington, Angella From: 4th grade Teacher
To: 5th grade Teacher
(Rep. M. Fields)
East Central
Seymour, Beth From: 5th Grade Teacher - UC Upper
To: 4th Grade Teacher - VC Upper
(New Position)
Vancleave
Thrash, Mashawn From: 4th Grade Teacher - VC Upper
To: 5th Grade Teacher - VC Upper
(Rep. B. Seymour)
Vancleave
Walters, Tressa From: 3rd grade Teacher
To: 5th grade Teacher
(Rep. J. Dunsford)
East Central

Non-Licensed Transfers within District 2008-2009

none    
Executive Session: Motion made by Dickerson, second by Sims, to go into Executive Session at 7:02 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  

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 162:07-08: Motion by Tootle, second by Dickerson, that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent from April 30, 2008 until May 21, 2008, 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  

There being on further business to come before the board at this time, a motion was made by Tootle, second by Dickerson, the meeting was adjourned at 8:06 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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