Work Session
Monday, February 20, 2014


The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office, 4700 Col. Vickrey Road, Vancleave, MS 39565

The following members were present:

Kenneth A. Fountain Chairman  
Troy E. Frisbie Vice Chairman  
Karen R. Tolbert Secretary  
Glenn A. Dickerson District 1  
J. Keith Lee District 4  
Dr. Barry Amacker Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Marie Souza Secretary to the Board  
Dr. Susan Benson District Office  
Dr. Lisa McCartney District Office  
Patricia Keaney District Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Laura McCool District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
Jim Hughey East Central High School  
Mary Tanner East Central Lower Elementary School  
Becky White East Central Lower Elementary School  
Dr. Michael Van Winkle St. Martin Attendance Center  
Stephanie Gruich St. Martin Middle School  
Dean LaPoma St. Martin Middle School  
Christy Cumbest St. Martin Middle School  
Dr. Lisa Saurez St. Martin North Elementary School  
Todd Knight Vancleave Attendance Center  
Diane Novak JCTC  
David Besancon Howard Technologies / District Technology  

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Board Chairman Fountain. Board Member Frisbie gave the invocation. Board Member Tolbert led the pledge.

RESTRUCTURING: Board members discussed hiring a maintenance engineer to oversee maintenance at East Central Attendance Center, St. Martin Attendance Center and Vancleave Attendance Center. The possible cost savings was discussed. Board asked Dr. Barry Amacker, Superintendent, to explore options and present them to the board. No definite decisions were made.

DISTRICT SURVEY: Board members discussed a district survey that will be sent to all teachers via district email. The board asked David Besacon, Howard Technologies and Jackson County Technology Director to explain how the survey will be sent and how the answers will be anonymous. The board asked that the survey be sent electronically to Dr. Barry Amacker, Superintendent. David Besacon will set up the survey to be sent to the teachers.

BOARD STRATEGIC PLAN: Board asked Dr. Barry Amacker, Superintendent, to revise the 5 Year Plan and present it to the Board.

EVALUATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT: Board discussed MSBA Superintendent Evaluation Instrument.


ADMINISTRATIVE SALARY SCALE: No discussion. No action.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.


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Kenneth A. Fountain, Chairman Attested by Karen R. Tolbert, Secretary












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