JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, January 11, 2010

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, January 11, 2010, 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  
David A. Sims Secretary  
Glenn A. Dickerson District 1  
Troy E. Frisbie District 5  
Dr. Barry Amacker Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Marie Souza Board Secretary  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Tonya Green District Office  
Laura McCool District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
Jim Hughey East Central High School  
Sheree Nelson East Central High School  
Lynn Brewer East Central Upper Elementary  
Becky White East Central Lower Elementary  
Dr. Michael Van Winkle St. Martin Attendance Center  
Dina Holland St. Martin High School  
Judy Moore St. Martin East Elementary School  
Christopher Williams St. Martin North Elementary School  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Attendance Center  
Todd Knight Vancleave High School  
Robert McRaney Vancleave Middle School  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary School  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Diane Novak Jackson County Technology Center  
Quint Moran Eley, Guild Hardy Architects  
Matt Carpenter Yates Construction  
Cherie Chesser East Central Link  
Mike Lee Mississippi Forestry Commission  
James Shefit Mississippi Forestry Commission  
Randall Varnado Mississippi Forestry Commission  
Kelly McMullen Mississippi Secretary of State Office  
Max Maxwell Playscapes of MS.  
Kathy Morgan J.A. Dawson & Company  
  J.A. Dawson  
  Jeffocat Construction  
Chris McNeil Siemans  
Joel Beckham    
Cecilia and Austin Frisbie    
Skip and Edie Frisbie    
Jena Hall East Central Parent  
Mark Holland    
Lori Massey    
Ray Rodriguez    
Chad Vaughn    

The meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Board Chairman Fountain. Board Member Turner gave the invocation and the Board Member Dickerson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

SWEARING IN OF NEW BOARD MEMBER: Joe Martin, Jackson County Circuit Clerk, administered the oath of office to Troy Frisbie to represent District 5.

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIRMAN: Board Member Turner nominated Kenneth A. Fountain as board chairman, second by Board Member Sims. No other nominations were made. Motion by Board Member Dickerson to close the nominations, second by Board Member Sims, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims to elect Kenneth Fountain Board Chairman by acclamation, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

ELECTION OF BOARD VICE CHAIRMAN: Board Member Dickerson nominated Randal B. Turner Fountain as board vice chairman, second by Board Member Sims. No other nominations were made. Motion by Board Member Sims to close the nominations, second by Board Member Dickerson, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Dickerson to elect Randal Turner Board Vice Chairman by acclamation, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

ELECTION OF BOARD SECRETARY: Board Member Turner nominated David A. Sims as board secretary, second by Board Member Dickerson. No other nominations were made. Motion by Board Member Dickerson to close the nominations, second by Board Member Turner, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson to elect David Sims Board Secretary by acclamation, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

CONSENT AGENDA: Board Chairman Fountain asked that there be no consent agenda.

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the agenda as amended and presented, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
APPROVE MINUTES: December 15, 2009: Board Attorney Jack Pickett asked the board to move the minutes of December 15, 2009 forward to the February 8, 2010 meeting. Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims, to move the December 15, 2009 minutes forward to the February 8, 2010 meeting, with the following vote taken:
Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

ATTENDANCE AWARDS: Shown on page 23A. No action taken.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS and CELEBRATIONS: Shown on page 23B. No action taken.

CLAIM DOCKET: Motion made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the Claim Docket dated January 8, 2010, Claim # 101055 - 101665, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLAIM DOCKET: Motion made by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the Student Activity / Claim Docket, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

STUDENT ACTIVITY / ACCOUNTS: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the Student Activity / Claim Accounts, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

SURPLUS PROPERTY: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the Surplus Property, shown on page 23C, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

NOT IN BUDGET ITMES - No Change

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to approve the Construction in Progress, shown on page 23D, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSMENTS: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the Receipts and Disbursements, shown on page 23E, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

ONE SOURCE ITEMS: Motion made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims, to approve the One Source Items, shown on page 23F, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

2010 MILEAGE RATE: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the 2010 Mileage Rate, shown on page 23G, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

MDE SCHOOL DISTRICT CERTIFICATION STATEMENT - ARRA OF 2009: Motion made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the MDE School District Certification Statement - ARRA of 2009, shown on page 23H, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO CAPITAL PROJECTS FROM PROJECTED FUNDS BALANCE: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the transfer of funds to capital projects from projected funds balance, shown on page 23I, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

BID OPENING FOR HVAC MAINTENANCE: Bids to be presented at the February 8, 2010 meeting. Copy on file in Office of Superintendent. No action taken.

BID OPENING FOR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT: Bids to be presented at the February 8, 2010 meeting. Copy on file in Office of Superintendent. No action taken.

SI 2010 08 RR 12 10 2009: No action taken.

SI 2010 10 CR 12 18 2009: No action taken.

f.y.i. WORKERS COMP UPDATE: No action taken.

f.y.i. THE CHILDERN FIRST ANNUAL REPORT: As shown on page 23L. No action taken.

NEW POLICY - ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMPENSATORY LEAVE POLICY: As shown on page 23M. No action taken.

ELEY GUILD HARDY:

f.y.i. CLASSROOM ADDITIONS REPORT: As shown on page 23N. No action taken.

f.y.i. BUS MAINTENANCE REPORT: As shown on page 23O. No action taken.

f.y.i. BUS MAINTENANCE DIRECTIVE PRICING: The board rejected the proposal for a fixed hoist and recommended that the portable hoist be used. The board asked Eley Guild Hardy to move forward with the increase to the containment area pending approval by the EPA and present the change order at the February 8, 2010 meeting. As shown on page 23P. No action taken.

f.y.i. ST. MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESS REPORT : As shown on page 23Q. No action taken.

f.y.i. ST. MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTIVE PRICING: The board asked Eley Guild Hardy to present the information for the grill covers for the louvers at the February 8, 2010 meeting. The board asked Eley Guild Hardy to move forward with the stainless steel roll up door for the kitchen / cafeteria. The board asked Eley Guild Hardy to move forward with the adjustment needed in the media center and present the change order at the February 8, 2010 meeting. As shown on page 23R. No action taken.

YATES REQUEST FOR RAIN DAYS: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve Yates request for rain days, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

CERTIFICATE OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION: Motion made by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Turner, to approve the Certificate of Substantial Completion for the Vo Tech reroofing project, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

MATCHING GRANT APPLICATION - ST. MARTIN SOFTBALL FIELD: Motion made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the matching grant application for St. Martin Softball Field , with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

CHANGE JULY BOARD MEETING DATE TO JULY 19, 2010: Motion made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to change the July board meeting date to July 19, 2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

f.y.i. PROPOSED ROAD DEVELOPMENT FROM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: Copy on file in Office of Superintendent. No action taken.

MISSISSIPPI FORESTRY COMMISSION PRESENTATION: Mr. Mike Lee, Mississippi Forestry Commission, presented the board with information regarding the increase in escrow from 15% to 25%. Mr. Kelly McMullen, Mississippi Secretary of State Office, spoke on behalf of the forestry commission. Mr. Lee also asked that the district sign a new agreement with the Forestry Commission. Mr. Pickett will advise the board at the February 8, 2010 meeting.

SIEMENS ENERGY UPDATE: Mr. Chris McNeil, Siemens Building Technologies, presented the board with the Energy Performance Contract Savings Update. No action taken.

16th SECTION LEASE:

a. Resolution Canceling 16th Section Lease for Non Payment of Rent - Hays: Motion made by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve cancellation of  the 16th Section Lease for Allison Hays, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

b. Present application to lease - Singing River Health Systems: No action taken. Move forward to March agenda.

c. Amended 16th Section Lease - Charles and Danielle Rodriguez: Motion made by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Turner, to approve amendment of  the 16th Section Lease for Charles and Danielle Rodriguez, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

f.y.i. NON-PAYMENT of LEASES: No action taken.

TRIPS: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve trips, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve legal student transfers, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Turner, to approve licensed administrator recommendations 2009 -2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2010 - 2011: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims, to approve licensed administrator recommendations 2010 -2011, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve licensed administrator resignations 2009 -2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

LICENSED EDUCATOR RECOMMENDATIONS 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve licensed educator recommendations 2009 -2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

NON LICENSED EDUCATOR RESIGNATIONS 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve non licensed educator resignations 2009 -2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

NON LICENSED EDUCATOR RECOMENDATIONS 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to approve non licensed educator recommendations 2009 -2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

NON LICENSED EDUCATOR TRANSFER IN DISTRICT 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve non licensed educator transfer in district 2009 -2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

SUBSTITUTES 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve substitutes 2009 -2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to go into Executive Session at 8:05 p.m. for parent and student hearings, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims 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 Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

STUDENT CASES:

Student Case Number 035:09-10: Student  will be placed at the Alternative School. Parent will provide transportation. If student does not succeed at the alternative school a counselor will provide information on GED program at MGCCC. Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Frisbie, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

Student Case Number 060:09-10: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson that the student  be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on March 15, 2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

Student Case Number 061:09-10: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Sims that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School for the remainder of the year, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

Student Case Number 062:09-10: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on March 22, 2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

Student Case Number 063:09-10: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Dickerson that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on February 12, 2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye

Student Case Number 064:09-10: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Frisbie that the student be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on February 8, 2010, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

DONATED DAYS
         

LEGAL and PERSONNEL MATTERS

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 Sims, the meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Sims Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye

 

 

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Kenneth A. Fountain, Chairman David A. Sims, Secretary

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