JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, December 10, 2012

DRAFT COPY

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, December 10, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at East Central Lower Elementary School, 5621 Highway 614, Hurley, MS 39555.

The following members were present:

Kenneth A. Fountain Chairman  
Troy E. Frisbie Vice Chairman  
Randal B. Turner Secretary  
Glenn A. Dickerson District 1  
Karen R. Tolbert District 2  
Dr. Barry Amacker Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Marie Souza Secretary to the Board  
Dr. Susan Benson District Office  
Dr. Lisa McCartney District Office  
Laura McCool District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Harold Rushing District Office  
Patricia Keaney District Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
Jim Hughey East Central High School  
R.L. Watson East Central Middle School  
Mary Tanner East Central Lower Elementary School  
Becky White East Central Lower Elementary School  
Kelli Higginbotham East Central Lower Elementary School  
Dr. Michael Van Winkle St. Martin Attendance Center  
John Scott St. Martin High School  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Attendance Center  
Jeremy Morgan Vance leave High School  
Jose Arellero Pryor & Morrow  
Jim Brumfield By Design  
Sandra Cochran East Central Link  
Parents & students    

The meeting was called to order at 5:05 p.m. by Board Chairman Fountain. Board Member Frisbie gave the invocation. Board Member Tolbert led the pledge.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Tolbert approve the the consent agenda as amended, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Item
7
B-1
Claim Docket
Item
7
B-2
Student Activity / Club Claim Docket
Item
7
B-3
Paid Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item
7
B-4
Student Activity / Club Accounts (none)
Item
7
B-5
Surplus Property
Item
7
B-6
Receipts & Disbursements
Item
7
B-7
Not in Budget Items
Item
7
B-8
One Source Items
Item
7
C-1
Bus Turnarounds
Item
7
D-1
Contract to Provide Occupational Therapy - Paige Plash
Item
7
E-1
Contract with AT&T for Internet Line Move - Vancleave Upper Elementary School
Item
7
F-1
Revised Policy - GGBB - Supplement Scale
Item
7
G-3
Resolution - Cynthia Holmes
Item
7
G-4
St. Martin to Contact Jackson County Board of Supervisors - Use of Storm Shelter
Item
7
H
Trips
Item
7
I
Legal Student Transfers
Item
7
J
Licensed Educator Resignations 2013-2014
Item
7
K
Licensed Educator Resignations 2012-2013
Item
7
L
Licensed Educator Recommendations 2012-2013
Item
7
M
Non - Licensed Educator Resignations 2012-2013
Item
7
N
Non - Licensed Educator Recommendations 2012-2013
Item
7
O
Substitutes 2012-2013
Item
7
P
f.y.i. Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2012-2013 (none)
Item
7
Q
f.y.i. Non - Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2012-2013

AMEND AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to move Item G-1-G forward to January 14, 2013 agenda, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

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

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

APPROVE MINUTES - October 8, 2012: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Tolbert, to approve the minutes of October 8, 2012, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

APPROVE MINUTES - November 15, 2012: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Tolbert, to approve the minutes of November 15, 2012, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

ATTENDANCE AWARDS: As presented, shown on page ---. No action taken.

STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: As presented, shown on page ---. No action taken.

CURRICULUM PRESENTATION: Kelli Higginbotham, East Central Lower Elementary School. No action taken.

f.y.i. MASTER LIST - BUS TURNAROUNDS: No action taken.

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

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

f.y.i. SI 2013 06 11 14 2012: No action taken.

2013 - 2016 TECHNOLOGY PLAN: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve 2013 - 2016 Technology Plan, copy on file in Office of Superintendent-, with the following vote taken:

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD REPORT 4: Shown on page ---. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD REPORT 5: Shown on page ---. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD REPORT 6: Shown on page ---. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - APPROVE EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL ALTERNATE #2 / f.y.i. BUILDING COST: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve alternate #2, as presented, shown on page ---, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

STATEMENT FROM BOARD MEMBER TURNER: "For several years the district built a fund balance above the minimum required by the state. These additional funds
were built in order to keep from having to implement a Reduction in force, to maintain the district's desired student /teacher ratio and to expand and offer additional programs especially advanced placement programs and other programs that helped to maintain the districts desire to improve academic offerings.

In 2010 the State faced its first significant funding shortage as a result of the current economic down turn. There was a proposal that since some school districts had funds in excess of the required minimum in their general fund balance then these excess funds could possibly be used to offset the MAEP fund allocations from the state. This was not the first time this issue was discussed at the state level.

In 2010 the district transferred approx $7,000,000 from its general fund balance to the capital projects fund in order to protect the funds that had been built up primarily as a result of reductions, Restart Grants after Hurricane Katrina and other federal and state programs. This transfer was made with the purpose of transferring back into the general fund balance as needed in order to maintain the minimum fund balance. Last year the district transferred approx 3.5 million back to the fund balance in order to maintain the minimum required balance.

Since the 2009-2010 school year the district has been very aggressive in cutting its budget including personnel. The district has not purchased any busses for the last two years in order to save money. Also the district has reduced the number of personnel by a total of 61. This is made up of 43 instructional personnel (teachers (15) and teacher
assistants/aids (28)) - 14 clerical positions, 3 administrators and 1 maintenance position. Much of the district's budget is fixed - for example-fuel costs, utilities, insurance premiums (which the district has used increased deductibles and coinsurance to keep premiums down) and some state mandated increases in teacher pay. Generally these items cannot be cut significantly. Hopefully these reductions, especially instructional personnel will not have to be added to before the state's current fiscal challenges are over.

Any changes made to instructional or other personnel that are funded by federal programs or State funding separate from MAEP funds will not affect the districts fund balance. This means core programs will bear the burden of reductions. And this may challenge the districts accreditation.

I believe that if the district does not limit construction expenditures to 3mil and Q5CB funds only, it runs the risk of having to cut personnel in order to maintain its minimum fund balance. In essence the district will be trading personnel and programs (including possibly athletic programs) for buildings.

I will vote to approve this recommendation since we will be saving approx $250,000 in renovations to the restrooms in a building that will probably be torn down within 10 yrs anyway. 50 this represents a net of approx $250,000 spending. However, for the reasons previously stated, I cannot support spending any additional significant funds from the capital projects fund that represent the amount the district transferred to allow it to maintain the fund balance in the face of MAEP cuts or level funding.

I do not make this statement as a point of debate or an attempt to change any trustee's vote or position. I simply feel it is necessary for me to state the reasons for my position and vote.
"

PRYOR MORROW - APPROVE ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM ADDITION CONTRACT: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner, to approve St. Martin Middle School Classroom Addition Contract, as presented, shown on page ---, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

PRYOR MORROW - APPROVE ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM ADDITION - SPECIAL INSPECTION and TESTING PROPOSALS: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve St. Martin Middle School Classroom Addition - Special Inspection and Testing Proposals, as presented, shown on page ---, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

PRYOR MORROW - APPROVE VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAETERIA - CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS DRAWINGS: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve Vancleave Upper Elementary School Cafeteria - Construction Documents Drawings, copy on file on Office of Superintendent, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

PRYOR MORROW - APPROVE VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAETERIA - CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS SPECIFICATIONS: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve Vancleave Upper Elementary School Cafeteria - Construction Documents Specifications, copy on file on Office of Superintendent, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA - ADDENDUM 1: Copy on file in Office of Superintendent. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA - ADDENDUM 2: Copy on file in Office of Superintendent. No action taken.

DISCUSS PROJECT MANAGER / FACILITIES ENGINEER: As presented, shown on page ---. No action taken.

CONTRACT RENEWAL with THE SERVICE COMPANY for HVAC SERVICES: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve the contract renewal with The Service Company for HVAC services, as presented, shown on page ---, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

16th SECTION - RENT ADJUSTMENT - WE PRAY DA, INC: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve to the rent adjustment - WE PRAY DA, INC, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

16th SECTION - RENT REFUND - JACKSON COUNTY HORSEMAN'S ASSOCIATION: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the rent refund for the Jackson County Horseman's Association, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

16th SECTION - f.y.i. NON PAYMENT of RENT: No action taken.

16th SECTION - CANCELLATION of LEASE - MAGEE: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve the lease cancellation - Magee, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve the consent agenda, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

CLAIM DOCKET

STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB CLAIM DOCKET

PAID STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB ACCOUNTS

STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB ACCOUNTS

SURPLUS PROPERTY: As presented, shown on page ---.

RECEIPTS and DISBURSEMENTS: As presented, shown on page ---.

NOT in BUDGET ITEMS: As presented, shown on page ---.

ONE SOURCE ITEMS: As presented, shown on page ---.

BUS TURNAROUNDS: As presented, shown on page ---.

CONTRACT to PROVIDE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY - PAIGE PLASH: As presented, shown on page ---.

CONTRACT with AT&T for INTERNET LINE MOVE - VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: As presented, shown on page ---.

REVISED POLICY GGBB - SUPPLEMENT SCALE: As presented, shown on page ---.

RESOLUTION - CYNTHIA HOLMES: As presented, shown on page ---.

ST. MARTIN to CONTACT JACKSON COUNTY BOARD of SUPERVISORS - USE of STORM SHELTER: As presented, shown on page ---.

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
November 12 - 13, 2012 (Approved October 8, 2012. Correct to add 1 day)
MSBA Fall Leadership Conference
Jackson B. Amacker
K. Fountain
District
November 14 - 15, 2012
MSIS Personnel and Student Data Training (approved November 15, 2012)
Jackson Replace S. Moody
with P. Cassidy
District
December 6 - 7, 2012
State Band Clinic
Natchez C. Smith No Cost
January 15 - 18, 2013
MHSAA - Athletic Administrator's Conference
Vicksburg G. Long Local Activity
January 16 - 18, 2013
MHSAA - Athletic Administrator's Conference
Vicksburg D. Vecchio Local Activity
January 17 - 18, 2013
MS Athletic Administrator's Conference
Vicksburg J. Bloomfield
H. Holmes
T. Knight
Local Activity
January 17 - 18, 2013
Mean Girls Seminar
New Orleans D. Trigg District
January 25 - 27, 2013
Nike Coach of the Year Clinic
Atlanta

J. Holland
C. Letort
T. Lyons

B. Talley
T. Tindham
J. Waites
E. Whitehead

Local Athletics

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS:

Student

Grade

Transfer From / To

Hopkins, Catherine

6

St. MartinĀ  / Harrison County

Parker. Kendall

3

St. Martin / Ocean Springs

Womble, Jonathan

5

East Central / Vancleave

Licensed Educator Resignations 2013- 2014

Elmore, Lillian Teacher - SM North (Retirement) St. Martin

Licensed Educator Resignations 2012- 2013

Fortenberry, Deborah Teacher / Professional Development Coordinator / Webmaster - VC Middle (Retirement) Vancleave
Fuller, Andrea Yearbook Sponsor - SM Middle St. Martin
Moody, Stacey Counselor - VC Lower Vancleave
Richards, Dolvie Teacher - SM High St. Martin

Licensed Educator Recommendations 2012 - 2013

Gregory, David Teacher - VC Middle
(1/3/13, AA-26, rep. B. Davis)
Vancleave
Holmes, Roman Teacher - VC High
(Received upgrade in license. Adjust salary accordingly effective 8/1/12.)
Vancleave
Layton, Carolyn MCT2 Tutor - VC Middle
(11/1/12, $22.00 per hr., not to exceed 19.99 hrs. per week.)
Vancleave
Mowery, Wendy In School Tutor - SM North
(12/7/12, $22.00 per hr., new position)
St. Martin
Pait, Sheila Tutor - EC Lower
(11/7/12, $22.00 per hr.)
East Central
Rushing, Heather Long Term Sub - VC Lower
(11/26/12, $100.00 per day, rep. E. Landstreet)
Vancleave
Simpson, Kelly Energy Monitor - SM
(12/12/12, $22.00 per hr., new position, (special projects))
St. Martin
St. Clair, Tara LSC Chair - SM North
(10/29/12, $690.00 per yr., rep. T. Mason)
St. Martin
Tschannen, Candace Teacher - SM High
(11/14/12, A-4, rep. J. Murphy)
St. Martin
DuVall, Kathy
Robinson, Cindy
Ryals, Pamela
Presenters for Parents Workshop - EC Lower
(1/10/13, $125.00 each from Title 1 Staff Development)
East Central

Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2012- 2013

Dobbs, Charlene Bookkeeper - Vo Tech (Retirement) Vo Tech
Langlinais, Todd Bus Driver - VC Vancleave
Robinson, Richard Bus Driver - VC
(reduction in hrs.)
Vancleave
Smith, Richard Bus Driver - SM St. Martin

Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2012 - 2013

Balius, Anna SPED Interventionist - SM Middle
(11/26/12, rep. L. Cotten)
St. Martin
Blalock, Jeffery Bus Driver - VC
(increase in hrs. from Richardson)
Vancleave
Dutton, Timothy Tutor / Resource Officer - SM High
(11/8/12, $12.00 per hr.)
St. Martin
Langlinais, Todd Tennis Coach - VC High
(1/4/13, $2,000.00 per yr., vacant position)
Vancleave
Neaves, Dale Bus Driver - SM
(11/5/12, rep. R. Smith)
St. Martin
Sims, Brian Bus Driver - SM
(11/11/12, vacancy from May 2011)
St. Martin

Substitutes 2012 - 2013

Substitutes click to view District

Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2012 - 2013- f.y.i.

none    

Non-Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2012 - 2013 - f.y.i.

Chandler, Annette To: 3rd Grade Title I Asst - SM North
From: 2nd Grade Teacher Asst - SM North
St. Martin

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Frisbie, to go into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. for student hearings, legal, and personnel matters, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

STUDENT CASES:

Student Case Number 034:12-13: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 035:12-13: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Tolbert to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 036:12-13: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 037:12-13: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Turner to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

 

Student Case Number 038:12-13: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Dickerson to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 039:12-13: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Tolbert to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 040:12-13: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Frisbie to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 041:12-13: No show. No action.

Student Case Number 042:12-13: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 043:12-13: Student removed from agenda by administration.

PARENT HEARING: Parent spoke to board regarding a complaint against a teacher. Board stated that they could take no action.

PARENT HEARING: Parent spoke to board regarding discipline issue. Board stated that they board supported the recommendation of the administration.

DONATED DAYS: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie to approve donated days, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

LEGAL MATTERS: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner authorizing the settlement in the Gateway litigation, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Turner to come out of Executive Session at 7:30 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert 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 Frisbie, the meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Turner Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

 

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Kenneth A. Fountain, Chairman Randal B. Turner, Secretary

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