JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, August 11, 2008

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, August 11, 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 Absent  
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  
Lark Christian District Office  
Tonya Green District Office  
Laura McCool District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
R.L. Watson East Central Middle School  
Lynn Brewer East Central Upper Elementary  
Mike Van Winkle St. Martin Attendance Center  
Dina Holland St. Martin High School  
Crystal Savoy St. Martin Attendance Center  
Stephanie Gruich St. Martin Middle School  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Attendance Center  
Todd Knight Vancleave High School  
Jill Davis Vancleave Middle School  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary  
Karl Swanson Jackson County Alternative School  
Diane Novak Jackson County Technology Center  
Jennifer Seymour Guild Hardy Architects  
Quint Moran Guild Hardy Architects  
David Hardy Guild Hardy Architects  
Dale Cannington Team One Communications  
Chere Chesser East Central Link  
Derek Van Winkle St. Martin High School  

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chairman Kenneth A. Fountain. Board Member Turner gave the invocation and Board Member Sims led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member 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 Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  
Item
7
B-1
Approve Increase in Mileage Rate to $0.585 (effective 8/1/08)
Item
7
B-2
Approve Claim Docket
Item
7
B-3
Approve Student Activity Claim Docket
Item
7
B-4
Approve Surplus Property
Item
4
B-5
Approve Not in Budget Items (no change)
Item
7
B-6
Approve Construction in Progress (no change)
Item
7
B-7
Approve Katrina Income (no change)
Item
7
B-8
Approve Receipts and Disbursements
Item
7
B-9
Approve Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item
7
B-10
Present Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item
7
B-11
Approve One Source Items
Item
7
C-1
Approve 403b Plan for JCSD
Item
7
C-1
Approve Private Contract with Long
Item
7
C-2
Approve Interagency Agreement
Item
7
D-1
Approve District Test Security Plan
Item
7
D-2
Approve Staff Handbook
Item
7
D-3
Approve Licensure Application - Melody Cooper
Item
7
D-4
Approve Licensure Application - Kristy Henson
Item
7
D-5
Approve Licensure Application - Lauren Ladnier
Item
7
E-1
Approve Scholastic Book Fair at Vancleave Lower Elementary
Item
7
E-2
Approve Leave of Absence - Karen Tootle
Item
7
E-3
Approve Letter to Board of Supervisors Requesting Assistance for St. Martin High School Athletic Fields
Item
7
E-4
Approve National Board Certifications
Item
7
F
Approve Trips
Item
7
G
Approve Legal Student Transfers
Item
7
H
Approve Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2008-2009
Item
7
I
Approve Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009
Item
7
J
Approve Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009
Item
7
K
Approve Non-Licensed Educator Non-Renewal
Item
7
L
Approve Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009
Item
7
M
Approve Non- Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009
Item
7
N
Approve Licensed Transfers within District 2008-2009
Item
7
O
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 Absent  
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 11A.

FY09 BUDGET: Board Member Turner made a motion that the budget be accepted as presented, second by Board Member Sims, with the following vote taken,

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

RESOLUTION TO LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES FOR 2008-2009: Board Member Tootle made a motion to accept the resolution, second by Board Member Tootle, with the following vote taken,

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

JCSD WORKERS COMPENSATION TRUST: Laura McCool presented a report showing the workers compensation claims for the years 2001 - 2007. The report indicated open claims, closed claims, premiums paid and the types of injuries reported. After a discussion of the data presented, Board Member Fountain suggested that three administrators from the attendance centers with the highest number of claims attend the Workers Compensation Workshop in September. Board Member Fountain asked Ms. McCool to present this report to the board for review every quarter.

TEAM ONE COMMUNICATIONS - Board Member Dickerson made a motion to accept the proposal as presented, second by Board Member Turner, with the following vote taken,

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

TEMPORARY BUS BARN AT ST. MARTIN ATTENDANCE CENTER: Mr. Jack Pickett spoke to the Secretary of State's Office regarding this matter. They advised him that Jackson County School District must arrive at a value of the building. The board asked that the cost of moving the building be determined before any further action is taken.

SIXTEENTH SECTION

Board Member Turner made a motion to change Board Policy EBHD from $3.00 to 5.00 per acre, second by Board Member Dickerson, with the following vote taken,

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

ADVERTISE FOR HUNTING AND FISHING BIDS - SECTION 16-6-6 and 16-6-8: Board Member Turner made a motion to approve Section 16-6-6 and 16-6-8 be advertised for hunting and fishing bids, second by Board Member Sims, with the following vote taken,

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

GUILD HARDY

PROPOSED RESTROOMS FOR EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL, CLASSROOM ADDITIONS FOR EAST CENTRAL LOWER ELEMENTARY, VANCLEAVE LOWER ELEMENTARY, VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL: Quint Moran with Guild Hardy presented the proposed plans for these projects. After a discussion of the projects Board Member Turner made a motion to approve the plans as presented, second by Board Member Dickerson, with the following vote taken,

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

UPDATE ON BUILDING PROJECTS: Jennifer Seymour said FEMA has notified Guild Hardy that Jackson County School District is fully funded for the high school and the gym at St. Martin Attendance Center.

W.G. Yates and Sons Construction, Inc., has asked that the order to proceed be delayed pending release of wetlands mitigation credits. If clearing begins and must be stopped due to the delayed release of the wetlands credits the district will incur substantial cost. After a discussion by the board of the options it was decided that the request for the delay shall be granted.

The bids for the bus maintenance facility will begin in early October. Guild Hardy is working with FEMA to fund this project. Jennifer Seymour is constructing a letter to FEMA requesting funding for paving. Approximate substantial completion date is August 2009.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims, 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 Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

APPROVE INCREASE IN MILEAGE RATE TO $0.585 (effective 8/1/08)

APPROVE CLAIM DOCKET: Claim docket and fund balance for August 11 , 2008, numbers 84550 to 84881 (copy on file in Office of Superintendent)

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY CLAIM DOCKETS: As presented, shown on page 11B.

APPROVE SURPLUS PROPERTY: As presented, shown on page 11C.

APPROVE NOT IN BUDGET ITEMS: no change

APPROVE CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS: no change

APPROVE KATRINA INCOME: no change

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS - JUNE 2008: As presented, shown on page 11D.

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY /CLUB ACCOUNTS

PRESENT STUDENT ACTIVITY /CLUB ACCOUNTS: As presented, shown on page 11E.

APPROVE ONE SOURCE ITEMS: As presented, shown on page 11F.

APPROVE 403b PLAN FOR JCSD: As presented, shown on page 11G.

APPROVE PRIVATE CONTRACT WITH LONG: As presented, shown on page 11H.

APPROVE INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT: As presented. shown on page 11I.

APPROVE LICENSURE APPLICATION - LADNIER: As presented, shown on page 11J.

APPROVE DISTRICT TEST SECURITY PLAN: As presented, shown on page 11K.

APPROVE STAFF HANDBOOK: As presented, shown on page 11L.

APPROVE LICENSURE APPLICATION - COOPER: As presented, shown on page 11M.

APPROVE LICENSURE APPLICATION - HENSON: As presented, shown on page 11N.

APPROVE 2008 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - VANCLEAVE LOWER ELEMENTARY: As presented, shown on page 11P.

APPROVE LEAVE OF ABSENCE - KAREN TOOTLE: As presented, shown on page 11Q.

APPROVE LETTER TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REQUESTING ASSISTANCE FOR ST. MARTIN ATHLETIC FIELDS: As presented, shown on page 11R.

APPROVE NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: As presented, shown on page 11S.

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
July 29, 2008
Promethean
District Office T. Baygents No Cost
July 30, 2008
Let's Go Walking Mississippi
Gulfport T. Bankston
C. Holmes (to replace L. Lowery)
Local Activity Fund
July 31 - August 1, 2008
School Nurse Meeting
Jackson, MS R. Porter District
August 1, 2008
School Nurse Meeting / MDE Office of Healthy Schools
Jackson, MS M. Thomas District
August 1, 2008
School Nurse Meeting
Jackson, MS K. Macmillan SPED
August 13, 2008
MSIS for New Users
Jackson, MS C. Corkhill
P . Kulakowski
Local
August 11 - 15, 2008
Teach-to-Teacher Workshop
Los Angeles, CA C. Calhoun No Cost
August 15, 2008
MAME Executive Board Meeting, DECA Foundation Meeting
Raymond, MS N. Brown Local Activity Fund
August 24 - 25, 2008
Superintendents Network Training
Jackson, MS Dr. B. Amacker District
September 7 - 9, 2008
DTC Training
Jackson, MS D. Ferrer
M. Bush
District
September 24, 2008
SPED Director's Quarterly Meeting
Jackson, MS T. Green SPED

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS

Student
Grade
Transfer From / To
Bhakta, Dilan
6
St. Martin / Biloxi
Callegari, Abbey
K
Harrison County / St. Martin
Champagen, Ashlee
9
St. Martin / Vancleave
Collinsgru, Anna
5
Ocean Springs / St. Martin
Collinsgru, Lucas
6
Ocean Springs / St. Martin
Craven, Amy
12
St. Martin / D'Iberville
Dominguez, Miles
1
Ocean Springs / Vancleave
Drawdy, Mary Rose
5
St. Martin / East Central
Drawdy, Olivia
9
St. Martin / East Central
Hebert, Christopher
11
St. Martin / D'Iberville
Gable, Taylor
1
Vancleave / D'Iberville
Jones, Mark
5
East Central / Vancleave
Keeler, Rauna
10
St. Martin / Harrison County
Ladnier, Cameron
12
St. Martin / Harrison County
Lepine, Destune
9
Vancleave / St. Martin
Massey, Spencer
7
Harrison County/ St. Martin
Parker, Jaden
K
Harrison County / St. Martin
Rosado, Elana
3
St. Martin / Harrison County
Scott, Madison
K
Harrison County / St. Martin
Simpson, Robert
11
St. Martin / Biloxi
Smith, Madison
3
Mobile County / East Central
Sykes, Austin
3
St. Martin / Vancleave
Sykes, Seth
8
St. Martin / Vancleave
Woods, Nick
11
Pascagoula / St. Martin

Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2008-2009

Williams, Christopher Upgrade Educator License - SM North
Adjust salary accordingly
St. Martin

Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009

Davis, Betty Lynn Teacher - EC High (Retirement) East Central
Lowery, Lance PE Teacher, Tennis Coach, Asst. Girls Basketball Vancleave
Sanford, Deborah Teacher - EC Middle East Central
Sprinkle, Rebekah SPED Inclusion - ED Middle East Central
VanAlstine, Shyla Teacher - VC High (Deceased) Vancleave

Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2008-2009

Anderson, Yenette SPED Teacher Assist - SM High St. Martin
Bosarge, Patricia Bus Aide - SM St. Martin
Brosh, Jan PE Aide - SM Middle St. Martin
Ehlers, Tammy Food Service - EC High East Central
Graves, Odessa Food Service - EC High East Central
Henry, Michael Bus Driver - VC Vancleave
Ledbetter, Lisa Asst. Fast Pitch Coach, Softball Coach - EC High East Central
Rankin, Josef SPED Teacher Assist - SM High St. Martin
Steele, Melody Teacher Assistant - VC Middle Vancleave
Webster, Angela 2nd Grade Teacher Assist - SM East St. Martin

Non-Licensed Educator Non-Renewal 2008-2009

Anderson, Ulen Bus Driver - SM St. Martin
Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009
Anderson, Yenette Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, A-0, rep. V. Perkins)
St. Martin
Blackston, Veronica SPED Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, AA-30, rep. vacancy)
St. Martin
Bowen, Katie SPED Teacher - VC Middle
(8/1/08, A-1, rep. J. Reinsmith)
Vancleave
Creel, Tracey Teacher - SM Upper
(8/1/08, A-0, rep. T. Ladnier)
St. Martin
Hinkel, Shannon Long Term Sub - EC Upper
(8/1/08, $100.00 per day, rep. M. Cadman)
East Central
Kulakowski, Pamela Guidance Counselor - EC Middle
(7/25/08, AA-17, rep. A. Case)
East Central
Lenczuk, Steve Revise start date from 8/1/08 to 7/7/08
Adjust salary accordingly - SM High
St. Martin
Letort, Chris 7th Grade Football Coach - SM
(8/1/08, rep. D. Holloway)
St. Martin
Lomax, Clarence Teacher, 7th Grade Assist. Football Coach - VC Middle
(8/1/08, A-21, rep. E. Denmark)
Vancleave
May, William Teacher - EC Middle
(8/6/08, AA-11, rep. D. Sanford)
East Central
Ortego, Kristen Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, A-0. rep. M. Miller)
St. Martin
Rankin, Josef Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, A-0, new position #1 )
St. Martin
Romero, Sandra Adjust experience from 0 to 6 yrs SM North
Adjust salary accordingly
St. Martin
Salley, Linda SPED Teacher - SM High
(8/1/08, A-5, rep. G. Riess)
St. Martin
Sprinkle, Rebekah SPED Teacher - EC High
(8/1/08, trans. from EC Middle)
East Central
Sullivan, Rachel Speech Pathologist - VC Lower
(8/1/08, A-0, rep T. Baxley)
Vancleave
Whitehead, Carolyn Teacher - PE- VC Lower, Varsity Tennis Coach, Assist. Girls Basketball Coach- VC High
(8/1/08, AA-21, rep. L. Lowery)
Vancleave
Windham, Timothy PE Teacher - SM East
(8/1/08, A-0, rep. H. Johnson)
St. Martin
IDEIA Part B Nikki Hayes-Positive Behavior Support - SM
Rebekah Helmuth - Positive Behavior Support - VC
Elizabeth Ann Cothern - Interpreter/Hearing Impaired -SMN
Jayme Robinson - Occupational Therapy Services- EC/VC
District

Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2008-2009

Brosh, Jan Receptionist - SM Middle
(8/1/08, rep. S. Carroll)
St. Martin
Cox, Jamie After School Adult worker - SM Upper
(8/1/08)
St. Martin
Dykes, Karen Bus Aide, SPED to Exceptional School - EC
(8/6/08, rep. J. Emmons)
East Central
Funches, Eric Bus Driver - EC
(8/6/08, rep. J. Jones)
East Central
Graves, Odessa Food Service - EC High
(8/14/08, rep. T. Ehlers)
East Central
Inabinette, Ann Transition Specialist - VC High
(8/1/08, change in title and duties)
Vancleave
Kelly, Andrea Student Co-Op Worker - VC Lower
(8/1/08)
Vancleave
Kennedy, Amelia Co-Op Office Aide - EC Middle
(8/6/08)
East Central
Law, Jason Correct Start Date from 8/1/08 to 8/6/08 - ECHS East Central
Marsland, David Correct Experience to 8 years ($12.79 per hour) - SM St. Martin
Matthews, Samantha Student Co-Op Worker - VC High
(8/1/08)
Vancleave
Mowdy, Frank Bus Driver - EC
(8/6/08, rep. S. Dykes)
East Central
Mundell, Karynlynn Teacher Assist - JC Alternative
(8/6/08)
Alternative
Noble, Kaitlyn Co-Op Student - EC Middle
(8/6/08, rep. D. Pierce)
East Central
Parker, Taylor Student After School Worker - EC
(8/1/08, rep. J. TerKeurst)
East Central
Patrick, Brecken Student Co-Op Worker - VC Middle
(8/1/08)
Vancleave
Porter, Michael Full Time Substitute Bus Driver (1/2 Route)- VC
(8/6/08, rep. M. Henry)
Vancleave
Robinson, Hannah Student Co-Op Worker - VC Upper
(8/1/08)
Vancleave
Robinson, Joseph Maintenance II - SM Administration
(7/23/08, rep. C. Cox)
St. Martin
Simmons, Cheryl Transition Specialist - SPED MGCCC
(8/1/08, new position @ MGCCC)
District
Steele, Melody SPED Teacher Assistant - Alt. School
(8/6/08, rep. T. Edwards)
Alternative
Stover, Heather Educational Interpreter - SPED
(8/6/08, rep. P. Browning)
District
Vaughn, Abigail Bus Driver - EC
(Pending CDL License)
East Central
Webster, Angela SPED Teacher Assist - SM High
(8/6/08, rep. Y. Anderson)
St. Martin
Weeks, Rachael Bus Aide, D/D Route - EC
(8/6/08, rep. R. Cochran)
East Central
Yennie, Theresa Part Time Food Service - VC Lower
(8/6/08, rep. E. Weathersby)
Vancleave
Young, Joan Bus Driver - SM
(8/6/08, rep. S. Mooneyhan)
St. Martin
After School Workers- St. Martin East click to view list St. Martin

Licensed Transfers within District 2008-2009

Cadman, Michelle To: TST - EC Upper
From: SPED Teacher - EC Upper
(8/1/08, pending Board approval of TST position)
East Central

Non-Licensed Transfers within District 2008-2009

Carrol, Tracey To: Title I Assistant - SM East
From: SPED Inclusion Assist. - SM East
(8/6/08)
St. Martin
Callegari, Licia To: SPED DD Assist - SM East
From: Title I Assist. - SM East
(8/6/08)
St. Martin

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to go into Executive Session at 7:45 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 Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

Motion made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to come out of Executive Session at 8:25 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

STUDENT CASE NUMBER 001:08-09: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School until October 10, 2008 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 Absent
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
There being no further business to come before the board at this time, a motion was made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m., with the following vote taken:
Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Absent  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  

 

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

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