JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, July 10, 2006

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, July 10, 2006, 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  
Vickie Cirino District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Rocky Long East Central Administration Office  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Administration Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Tonya Green District Office  
Leonard Collins Studio South  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary  
Marie Bond East Central Lower Elementary  
Lisa McCartney District Office  
Lori Price Vancleave Upper Elementary  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Clint Pierce East Central High School  
Ann Jennings and Caleb Gaskins East Central High School  
Robert Hitt St. Martin North Elementary  

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 Sims led the Pledge of Allegiance

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, 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
B-1 Approve Claim Docket
Item
7
B-2 Approve Claim Docket #2
Item
7
B-3 Approve Claim Docket FY07
Item
7
B-4 Present Receipts and Disbursements: June 2006
Item
7
B-5 One Source Items
Item
7
B-6 Surplus Property #1, Surplus Property #2
Item
7
B-7 Not In Budget Items
Item
7
B-8 Construction In Progress
Item
7
B-9 Katrina Income
Item
7
B-10 Approve Student Activity Accounts: May 2006
Item
7
B-11 Present Student Activity Accounts: June 2006 (pending bank statements)
Item
7
D-1 Revised Policies
Item
7
E-1

Approve Request - Richard and Connie Poole, St. Martin High School

Item
7
E-2 Coast Communications
Item
7
F Trips
Item
7
G Legal Student Transfers 2006-2007
Item
7
H Licensed Administrator Resignations 2006-2007
Item
7
I Licensed Educator 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 Non-Licensed Recommendations 2006-2007
Item
7
N Licensed Transfers within District 2006-2007
Item
7 O Non-Licensed Transfers within District 2006-2007

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle, to approve the agenda with the following corrections (1) add copy of XL Specialty Insurance Company check received in the amount of $2,858,439.10 under Stewart, Sneed, Hewes update and (2) Revised School Bus Policy changes are to delete a shuttle route and half-route and also base a sub bus driver pay on an hourly rate, as amended for July 10, 2006, 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 - JUNE 26, 2006: Motion by Tootle, second by Turner to approve the minutes for June 26, 2006, 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: None

BUDGET HEARING FOR FY07: Mr. Harold Rushing, Business Manager presented the 2007 budget to the public as per the attached worksheet, shown on page 48-A. Mr. Rushing stated we had an increase in Ad Valorem taxes of $396,000, and also increases in Earnings and Investments, Homestead Exemption and MAEP. An additional $600,000 for Building Insurance was added to the budget. Mr. Rushing budgeted $300,000 for Emergencies and Contingencies and the district also budgeted an additional 8 teaching positions. Rucks Robinson also explained details of the payraise at this time. Mr. Fountain asked the audience if there were any questions or comments pertaining to the budget but no one said anything.

SAFETY INCIDENT 2006-31: As presented, shown on page 48-B

PAY-OFF MASTER LEASE ITEMS DAMAGED IN HURRICANE KATRINA: Motion by Sims, second by Turner to approve the Pay-off Master Lease items damaged in Hurricane Katrina as presented, shown on page 48-C, 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  

PAY RAISE: Motion by Turner, second by Sims to approve the 2006-2007 payraise for Certified and Non-Certified employees, as shown on page 48-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  

SIXTEENTH SECTION:

MISSISSIPPI EXPORT RAILROAD COMPANY / DISCUSSION: Moved Forward

STUDIO SOUTH / DAVID HARDY / LEONARD COLLINS / UPDATE: Mr. Leonard Collins presented a report on the construction projects in progress, as shown on page 48-E

REPAIRS TO ST. MARTIN ATHLETIC FIELDS LIGHTING: Motion by Turner, second by Sims to approve the lowest bidder for Repairs to St. Martin Athletic Fields Lighting - ACE Contractors, in the amount of $17,814.00. The bid tabulation form is shown on page 48-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  

REROOFING VARIOUS STRUCTURES: Motion by Sims, second by Tootle to approve the lowest bidder for Reroofing of Various Structures - David Smith, in the amount of $58,910.00. The bid tabulation form is shown on page 48-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  

STEWART, SNEED, HEWES INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVES / UPDATE: Rucks Robinson presented to the board a copy of a check we received form XL Specialty Insurance Company - Boulder Claims in the amount of $2,858,439.10 along with a breakdown of how they reached that amount.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Turner, second by Dickerson, 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 July 10, 2006, number 59338-59675 (copy of July 10, 2006 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET #2: Claim docket and fund balance for July 10, 2006, number 59338-59675 (copy of July 10, 2006 2006 claim docket on file in office of superintendent)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET FY07: Claim docket and fund balance for FY07 as presented, shown on page 48-H

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS - JUNE 2006: Presented for Board review, shown on page 48-I

APPROVE ONE SOURCE ITEMS: One Source Items as presented, shown on page 48-J

APROVE SURPLUS PROPERTY #1, SURPLUS PROPERTY #2: Surplus property as presented, shown on page 48-K

ITEMS NOT IN FY05-06 BUDGET: Presented for Board review, shown on page 48-L

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS: Presented for Board review, shown on page 48-M

KATRINA INCOME: Presented for Board review, shown on page 48-N

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY REPORTS: May 2006

Month
Alternative School
St. Martin
Vancleave
East Central
Technology Center
May 2006
$1,082.45
$466,679.83
$243,334.45
$339,266.29

$47,249.20

PRESENT STUDENT ACTIVITY REPORTS: JUNE 2006 - Presented for board review

APPROVE REVISED POLICIES: As presented, shown on page 48-O

APPROVE REQUEST - RICHARD AND CONNIE POOLE, ST. MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL: As presented, shown on page 48-P

APPROVE COAST COMMUNICATIONS FOR ST. MARTIN NORTH ELEMENTARY: As presented, shown on page 48-Q

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
July 9-11, 2006
STI Mississippi Users Conference
Choctaw, Ms T. Hill Professional
Development
July 9-12, 2006
STI Mississippi User's Conference / Advisory Meeting
Philadelphia, Ms J. Lutes
S. Hinton
District
July 13-14, 2006
Introduction to National Incident Management System
Biloxi, Ms M. Baker Local Activity Fund
July 14, 2006
G.C.E.I.C. Conf.
(Special Ed./Section 504/Early Intervention Legal)
Gulfport, Ms V. Martino
H. McDermott
Title I
July 18-21, 2006
MAC Clinic
Jackson, Ms

J. Bishop
D. Crane
J. Rogers
K. Tucker
D. DuVall
B. Long
G. Long
W. Carpenter
S. Huff

Local Athletics Funds
July 20-21,2006
MSDE Recognition Ceremony
Jackson, MS M. Tanner
K. Shelton
L. Brewer
J. Stampley
A. Peterson
C. Sigmon
P. Westfaul
P. Williams
M. Bush
L. Christian
R. Robinson
District
July 29, 2006 -
August 3, 2006
AAMFT Summer Institutes -
Teating ADHD & ODD Children
What works when nothing works
San Juan, Puerto Rico M. Hinton Safe and Drug - Free Schools
Title IV
August 18, 2006
G.C.E.I.C. Conf.(Student Discipline - Legal Issues)
Gulfport, Ms V. Martino
C. Honeycutt
Title I
August 18, 2006
Student Discipline-Legal Issues
Gulfport, Ms T. Wolverton Professional
Development
September 8, 2006
G.C.E.I.C. Conf.
Advanced Legal Issues
Gulfport, Ms C. Honeycutt
M. Jackson
Title I

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS - 2006-2007:

Student
Grade
Transfer From/To
Gonsoulin, Lauren
7 St. Martin / Harrison County
Sykes, Austin Luke
10 Vancleave / George County
Sykes, Seth Walton
1 Vancleave / George County

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

none    

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2006-2007:

Price, Lori Assistant Principal - VCUpper Vancleave

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

Kulakowski, Diana Professional Development Coordinator - EC High East Central
Magee, Robert 9th Gr. Asst. Football - EC High East Central
Stokley, Victoria Sped PreSchool Teacher - SM North St. Martin
Whisenhunt, Sue Teacher - EC High East Central

NON-LICENSED RESIGNATIONS 2006-2007:

Smiedala, Tara Title 1 Assistant - SM Upper St. Martin
Quave, Sandra ELL Tutor - SM East St. Martin
Robinson, Jackie GCSBA Clerk District Office

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

Barnes, Carol Science Teacher - VC High Vancleave
Bedwell, Shelli Teacher - pending certification - VC Upper Vancleave
Bishop, Josh Golf and Boys - Power Lifting - EC High East Central
Carpenter, Wesley Asst. Football - EC High East Central
Ceccorulli, Ryan Girls Soccer Coach - EC High East Central
Comeaux, Victoria Social Studies & Science Teacher - SM Middle St. Martin
Conwill, Desiree Counselor - SM High St. Martin
Faulk, Ellen Sped Teacher - EC Upper East Central
Harris, Janell Yearbook Director - SM Upper St. Martin
High, Rhonda Librarian - VC Upper
(8-1-06, received AA license, please adjust salary accordingly, $38,650)
Vancleave
Huff, Sam 9th Gr. Asst. Head Football Coach - EC High East Central
Kirgan, MaryJo Science Teacher - VC High Vancleave
Kite, Judy Math Teacher - SM High St. Martin
Ledbetter, Lisa Asst. Fast Pitch Softball - EC High East Central
May, Johnathon 7th Grade Asst. Football - EC High East Central
Scott, Erica Spanish Teacher - SM High St. Martin
Shotts, Hope Music Teacher - SM Upper St. Martin
Smiedala, Tara Title 1 Teacher - SM Upper
(8-1-06, rep. H. Powell, A-0)
St. Martin
Stallings, Charles Tennis Coach - EC High East Central
Thomas, Heather Teacher - VC Upper Vancleave
Wright, Eric Band Director - VC High Vancleave

NON-LICENSED RECOMMENDATIONS 2006-2007

Brown, Cynthia Part-time Food Service - EC High East Central
Callegari, Licia Kindergarten Asst. - SM East St. Martin
Lowery, Patricia Title 1 Asst. - SM Upper St. Martin

LICENSED TRANSFERS WITHIN DISTRICT 2006-2007

Carpenter, Wesley FROM: EC Middle
TO: Asst. Football - EC High
East Central
Conwell, Desiree FROM: Counselor - SM Middle
TO: Counselor - SM High
St. Martin
Dearman, Penny FROM: 7th Grade Math - EC Middle
TO: 8th Grade Math - EC Middle
East Central
Powell, Holly FROM: Title 1 Teacher - SM Upper
TO: Teacher - SM Upper
St. Martin
Showles, Rilla FROM: Teacher - EC Middle
TO: Math Teacher - EC High
East Central

NON-LICENSED TRANSFERS WITHIN DISTRICT 2006-2007

Dueitt, Alesia FROM: Sped Asst - EC Upper
TO: Sped Asst - EC Middle
East Central
McClendon, Melissa FROM: 3rd Gr. Title 1 Asst - SM North
TO: 1st Gr. Asst. - SM North
St. Martin
Thompson, Connie FROM: 1st Gr Asst. SM North
TO: 3rd Gr. Title 1 Asst. - SM North
St. Martin
Yates, Myra FROM: Sped Asst. - EC Middle
TO: Sped Asst. - EC High
East Central

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Tootle, second by Dickerson, to go into Executive Session at 6:55 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 Sims to come out of Executive Session at 7:33 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 080:05-06: Motion by Tootle, second by Turner that the student return to the Alternative School for 45 days on strict probation, 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 088:05-06: Motion by Sims, second by Dickerson that the student return to the Alternative School until 1st progress reports on strict probation, 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 48-R ) in JCSD minutes book

There being no further business to come before the board at this time, on motion by Tootle, second by Turner, the meeting was adjourned at 7:36 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  

 

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

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