JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, December 16, 2013

 

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Martin Upper Elementary School, 11000 Yellowjacket Blvd., Ocean Springs, MS 39564.

The following members were present:

Kenneth A. Fountain Chairman  
Troy E. Frisbie Vice Chairman  
Karen R. Tolbert Secretary  
Randal B. Turner District 4  
Glenn A. Dickerson District 1  
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  
Harold Rushing District Office  
Patricia Keaney District Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
Jim Hughey East Central High School  
Mary Tanner East Central Lower Elementary School  
Dr. Michael Van Winkle St. Martin Attendance Center  
Dina Holland St. Martin High School  
Mary Miller St. Martin High School  
Shane Trosclair St. Martin High School  
Stephanie Gruich St. Martin Middle School  
Nanette Whitehead St. Martin East Elementary School  
Michelle Perkins St. Martin East Elementary School  
Valerie Martino St. Martin Upper Elementary School  
Charlene Woodham St. Martin Upper Elementary School  
Dr. Lisa Saurez St. Martin North Elementary School  
Dr. Bridgett Myers St. Martin North Elementary School  
Todd Knight Vancleave Attendance Center  
Anthony Gruich Vancleave High School  
Jill Davis Vancleave Middle School  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary School  
Diane Novak Jackson County Technology Center  
David Besancon Howard Technologies / District Technology  
Richard Bennett MS State House of Representatives  
Brad Patano Machado and Patano  
Matt Ridley Siemens  
Parents & students    

Prior to the meeting Mr. Randall Turner was honored with a reception hosted by district acknowledging his retirement from the Jackson County Board of Education.

The meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Board Chairman Fountain. MS20002 AFJROTC presented the colors. Board Member Turner led the pledge. Board Member Frisbie gave the invocation.

State Representative Richard Bennett presented Mr. Turner with a resolution from the Mississippi House of Representatives. Mr. Matt Ridley, Siemans, presented Mr. Turner with a gift.

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 Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Turner 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
Item
7
B-5
Surplus Property
Item
7
B-6
Receipts & Disbursements
Item
7
B-7
Not in Budget Items
Item
7
B-8
Purchase of Defibrillators from NIB for East Central, St. Martin, Vancleave
Item
7
B-10
One Source Items
Item
7
B-11
Donation to East Central Upper Elementary School
Item
7
B-12
Donation to Jackson County School District
Item
7
C-1
Bus Turnaround
Item
7
D-1
St. Martin North Elementary School Nutrition Integrity Grant Application
Item
7
D-2
St. Martin Middle School Nutrition Integrity Grant Application
Item
7
E-1
Licensure Application - Fuller
Item
7
E-2
Licensure Application - Henson
Item
7
E-3
Licensure Application - Houseman
Item
7
E-4
Licensure Application - Hudson
Item
7
E-5
Licensure Application - Ladner
Item
7
F-1-G
St. Martin Middle School Change Order #3
Item
7
F-1-J
Vancleave Upper Elementary School Change Directive #3
Item
7
F-2
Resolution - Randal B. Turner
Item
7
F-3
Resolution - Sheffield
Item
7
F-6
Superintendent to Authorize Payments of Interim Pay Application to C Petty Contractors through December 20, 2013
Item
7
G
Trips
Item
7
H
Legal Student Transfers
Item
7
I
Licensed Educator Resignations 2014-2015
Item
7
J
Licensed Educator Resignations 2013-2014
Item
7
K
Licensed Educator Recommendations 2013-2014
Item
7
L
Non - Licensed Educator Resignations 2013-2014
Item
7
M
Non - Licensed Educator Recommendations 2013-2014
Item
7
N
Substitutes 2013-2014
Item
7
O
f.y.i. Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2013-2014
Item
7
P
f.y.i. Non - Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2013-2014

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, 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

Mr. Randal Turner asked to be excused from the meeting at 5:10 p.m.

APPROVE MINUTES - November 11, 2013: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the minutes for November 11, 2013, with the following vote taken:

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

ATTENDANCE AWARDS: As presented, shown on page 44A. No action taken.

ACCIDENT FREE SAFETY ZONE AWARD BANNER: No action taken.

ST. MARTIN ATTENDANCE CENTER PRESENTATION to INGALLS: No action taken.

LABOR and MATERIALS from NIB for SIDEWALK at EAST CENTRAL LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: As presented, shown on page 44B. Board asked that this item be moved to Executive Session.

f.y.i. VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY APPLICATION and CERTIFICATE for PAYMENT: Copy on file in Office of Superintendent. No action taken.

f.y.i. ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION and CERTIFICATE for PAYMENT: Copy on file in Office of Superintendent. No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 06 11 06 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 07 11 06 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 08 11 06 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 09 11 07 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 10 11 21 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 11 11 21 2013: No action taken.

REVISED POLICY IHAA - EXAMINIATIONS and EXEMPTIONS: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie, to move revised policy IHAA - Examinations and Exemptions, as presented, shown on page 44C, to the January board meeting, with the following vote taken:

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

PRESENT NEW POLICY - SAFE ROOM USAGE: As presented, shown on page 44D. No action taken.

PRESENT NEW POLICY - SENSORY INTERGRATION ROOM USAGE: As presented, shown on page 44E. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD REPORT # 21: As presented, shown on page 44F. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD REPORT #22: As presented, shown on page 44G. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL ASI # 8: As presented, shown on page 44H. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD REPORT # 12: As presented, shown on page 44I. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD REPORT # 13: As presented, shown on page 44J. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL CHANGE ORDER REQUEST # 5: As presented, shown on page 44K. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY ADMIN BUILDING FIELD REPORT # 4: As presented, shown on page 44L. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY ADMIN BUILDING FIELD REPORT # 5: As presented, shown on page 44M. No action taken.

EAST CENTRAL LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FUND RAISER: As presented, shown on page 44N. Board requested that this item be moved to Executive Session.

16th SECTION - AMEND LEASE - STURGIS: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve to amend lease - Sturgis, with the following vote taken:

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

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

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, 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 Excused
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 44O.

RECEIPTS and DISBURSEMENTS: As presented, shown on page 44P.

NOT in BUDGET ITEMS: As presented, shown on page 44Q.

PURCHASE of DEFIBRILLATORS from NIB for EAST CENTRAL, ST. MARTIN, VANCLEAVE: As presented, shown on page 44R.

ONE SOURCE ITEMS: As presented, shown on page 44S.

DONATION to EAST CENTRAL UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: As presented, shown on page 44T.

DONATION to JACKSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: As presented, shown on page 44U.

BUS TURNAROUND: As presented, shown on page 44V.

ST. MARTIN NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NUTRITION INTEGRITY GRANT APPLICATION : As presented, shown on page 44W.

ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL NUTRITION INTEGRITY GRANT APPLICATION : As presented, shown on page 44X.

LICENSURE APPLICATION - FULLER: As presented, shown on page 44Y.

LICENSURE APPLICATION - HENSON: As presented, shown on page 44Z.

LICENSURE APPLICATION - HOUSEMAN: As presented, shown on page 44AA.

LICENSURE APPLICATION - HUDSON: As presented, shown on page 44BB.

LICENSURE APPLICATION - LADNER: As presented, shown on page 44CC.

ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL CHANGE ORDER # 3: As presented, shown on page 44DD.

VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHANGE DIRECTIVE # 3: As presented, shown on page 44EE.

RESOLUTION - RANDAL B. TURNER: As presented, shown on page 44FF.

RESOLUTION - SHEFFIELD: As presented, shown on page 44GG.

SUPERINTENDENT to AUTHORIZE PAYMENTS of INTERIM PAY APPLICATION to C PERRY CONTRACTORS THROUGH DECEMBER 20, 2013.

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
November 6 - 10, 2013
FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference
Dallas B. Ford
A. Ford
D. Lee
FBLA
November 12, 2013
MSBA Awards Luncheon
Jackson S. Bartos
L. Brewer
J. Hughey
T. Knight
V. Martino
J. Mundy
L. Wilson
District
December 4, 2013
Pre K Grant Interview
Jackson Dr. Amacker
Dr. Benson
District
December 11 - 14, 2013
MHSAA State Band Clinic
Natchez C. Whitt Local Activity Fund
December 11 - 14, 2013
Mississippi Bandmasters Association State Band Clinic
Natchez S. Marshall No Cost
January 14, 2014
Health Science Workshop
Brooklyn MS C. Bloomfield
V. Hodges
No Cost
January 14 - 15, 2014
MSBA Legal Hot Topics
Ridgeland L. McCool Professional Development
January 15 - 17, 2014
STI - INOW Annual User Conference
Point Clear, AL A. Campbell
M. Farrington
L. Russell
Professional Development
January 15 - 17, 2014
STI - INOW Annual User Conference
Point Clear, AL A. Harris
T. Hill
Technology
January 2014
(date TBD)
E-rate Roundtables
Jackson D. Peterson E-rate
February 6, 2014
FBLA Southern District Competition
Jones County
Junior College
B. Ford
FBLA
February 13, 2014
FBLA Central District Competition
East Central Communality College B. Ford
FBLA
February 27, 2014
FBLA Northern District Competition
NE Communality College B. Ford
FBLA
April 9 - 11, 2014
FBLA State Competition
Jackson B. Ford
FBLA
May 3 - 7, 2014
LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues of Education Individuals with Disabilities
Lake Buena Vista, FL A. Fuller
P. Keaney
R. Pearce
D. Sumner
SPED
June 26 - July 2, 2014
FBLA National Leadership Conference
Nashville B. Ford
A. Ford
D. Lee
FBLA

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS:

Last Name

First Name

Grade

Transfer From

Transfer To

Brune

Kaleb

2

St. Martin

Biloxi

Brune

MaKaylee

K

St. Martin

Biloxi

Ellis

James

1

Pascagoula

Vancleave

Settle

Denver

9

Pascagoula

East Central

Smith

Megan

11

St. Martin

Harrison County

Licensed Educator Resignations 2014- 2015

Bardwell, Susan Teacher - SM High (Retirement) Vancleave

Licensed Educator Resignations 2013- 2014

Douglas, Cathy Remove employee from National Board Stipend List for 2013 - 2014 - VC Lower Vancleave
McCurdy, Kathleen Speech Therapist - VC Lower
(transfer in district)
Vancleave
Tyndall, Rebecca Debate / Mock Trial Coach - SM High St. Martin

Licensed Educator Recommendations 2013 - 2014 (Salary in accordance with JCSD policy)

Baum, Pennie Long Term Sub - SM East
(12/2/13, $100.00 per day, rep. B. Murray)
St. Martin
Crum, Ashlynn Speech Language Pathology Clinician - District Wide
(1/2/14, AA-3, new position in budget)
District
Dedeaux, Heather Guidance Counselor - VC High
(1/2/14, AA-20, rep. K. Moore)
Vancleave
Edmonson, Thomas Teacher - VC High
(Received upgrade in license. Adjust salary accordingly effective 8/1/13.)
Vancleave
McCurdy, Kathleen SPED DD Preschool Teacher - VC Lower
(1/2/14, transfer in district, rep. S. Sheffield)
Vancleave
Powell, Holly K Long Term Sub - SM North
(12/2/13, $100.00 per day, rep. E. Oatis)
St. Martin
Salter, Leslie Add to National Board Stipend List for 2013 - 2014 - VC High Vancleave
Sikes, Robin Freshman Focus - SM High
(12/9/13, transfer from non - certified position, A-0, rep. T. Neaves)
St. Martin
Wright, David Add to National Board Stipend List for 2013 - 2014 - VC High Vancleave

Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2013- 2014

Allison, Karen Bus Driver - VC Vancleave
Chesney, George Bus Driver - VC Vancleave
Goff, Robbie SPED Bus Aide - VC Vancleave
Newby, Frank SPED Bus Driver - SM (Retirement)
St. Martin
Serrano, Lorraine Bus Driver - SM St. Martin
Sikes, Robin Teacher Assist - SM High
(transfer to certified position)
St. Martin
Veazey, Marian Part Time Food Service Worker - VC High
(transfer to full time food service worker)
Vancleave

Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2013 - 2014 (Pay in accordance with JCSD policy)

Bates, Barbara Part Time Custodian - SM
(12/2/13, rep. A. Gallegos)
St. Martin
Leung Chan, Sim Part Time Food Service Worker - SM Middle
(12/5/13, rep. A. Christian)
St. Martin
Gallegos, Albert Custodian - SM Middle
(Increase days from 180 to 187 effective 10/28/13)
St. Martin
Guthrie, Kelbi SPED Bus Aide - EC
(11/18/13, new position)
East Central
Seymour, Bernard 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach - SM High
(11/1/13, $3,000.00 per yr.)
St. Martin
Veazey, Marian Full Time Food Service Worker - VC High
(12/9/13, transfer from part time food service worker, rep. J. Waltman)
Vancleave

Substitutes 2013 - 2014 (Pay in accordance with JCSD policy)

Substitutes (click to view) District

Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2013 - 2014- f.y.i. (Salary in accordance with JCSD policy)

none    

Non-Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2013 - 2014 - f.y.i. (Pay in accordance with JCSD policy)

Odom, Lavondia To: Food Service Manager - VC High
From: Food Service Manager - SM High
Vancleave / St. Martin

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Tolbert, to go into Executive Session at 5:35 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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

STUDENT CASES:

Student Case Number 043:12-13: No show. No action,

Student Case Number 005:13-14: Student withdrawn.

Student Case Number 013:13-14: No show. No action,

Student Case Number 022:13-14: No show. No action,

Student Case Number 027:13-14: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Tolbert to expel student for the remainder of the semester, with the following vote taken:

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

Student Case Number 034:13-14: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, 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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 036:13-14: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, 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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 037:13-14: 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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 038:13-14: 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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 039:13-14: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, 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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

Student Case Number 040:13-14: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, 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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

TERMINATIONS: No action.

TEACHER DAYS without PAY: No action.

SECTION 42 HOUSING: Resolution will be presented at the January board meeting.

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 Excused
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye

FEMA: The board was advised of a telephonic conference held in arbitration and that the district would be submitting additional documentation and an additional supporting brief in support of our postiion. The board also was advised that the CBCA would render it's decision based on the written record only.

MUSGROVE REQUEST: Board agreed that the district would not participate in law suit.

EAST CENTRAL LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FUND RAISER: Request denied.

LABOR and MATERIALS from NIB for SIDEWALK at EAST CENTRAL LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Request denied.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Dickerson to come out of Executive Session at 6:50 p.m., with the following vote taken:

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

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