JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, January 13, 2014

DRAFT COPY

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, January 13, 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:

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  
Brenda Fore District Office  
Reva Hopkins SPED / District Office  
Jayme Robinson SPED / 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  
Dr. Lisa Saurez St. Martin North Elementary School  
Todd Knight Vancleave Attendance Center  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary School  
Diane Novak Jackson County Technology Center  
David Besancon Howard Technologies / District Technology  
Brad Patano Machado and Patano  
Parents & students    

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

Terry Miller, Jackson County Chancery Clerk administered the oath of office to Board Member J. Keith Lee.

Joe Martin, Jackson County Circuit Clerk administered the oath of office to Board Member Kenneth A. Fountain on January 6, 2014 at the Jackson County Court House.

ELECTION of OFFICERS - PRESIDENT: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Tolbert to nominate Board Member Fountain as President. No other nominations were made. The following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

ELECTION of OFFICERS - VICE PRESIDENT: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Tolbert to nominate Board Member Frisbie as Vice President. No other nominations were made. The following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

ELECTION of OFFICERS - SECRETARY: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Dickerson to nominate Board Member Tolbert as Secretary. No other nominations were made. The following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Lee to 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 Lee Aye
Item
9
B-1
Claim Docket
Item
9
B-2
Student Activity / Club Claim Docket
Item
9
B-3
Paid Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item
9
B-4
Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item
9
B-5
Surplus Property
Item
9
B-6
Receipts & Disbursements
Item
9
B-7
Not in Budget Items
Item
9
B-8
One Source Items
Item
9
B-9
2014 Mileage Reimbursement Rate
Item
9
B-10
Donation to Vancleave Lower Elementary School
Item
9
B-12
Donation to Jackson County School District
Item
9
C-1
Bus Turnaround
Item
9
D-3
New Policy - Sensory / Gross Motor Equipment Usage
Item
9
D-4
New Policy - Speech - Language Screening
Item
9
E-1-A
East Central Middle School Change Order (Technology)
Item
9
E-4
The Service Company Contract Renewal
Item
9
E-5
East Central Upper Elementary School Fund Raiser
Item
9
E-7
Resolution - Childers
Item
9
E-8
Resolution - Moore
Item
9
E-9
Resolution - Rouse
Item
9
F
Trips
Item
9
G
Legal Student Transfers
Item
9
I
Licensed Educator Resignations 2014-2015
Item
9
J
Licensed Educator Resignations 2013-2014
Item
9
K
Licensed Educator Recommendations 2013-2014
Item
9
L
Non - Licensed Educator Resignations 2013-2014
Item
9
M
Non - Licensed Educator Recommendations 2013-2014
Item
9
N
Substitutes 2013-2014
Item
9
O
f.y.i. Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2013-2014
Item
9
P
f.y.i. Non - Licensed Educator Transfers in District 2013-2014

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

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

APPROVE MINUTES - December 16, 2013: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the minutes for December 16, 2013, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Abstain

ATTENDANCE AWARDS: As presented, shown on page 11A. No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 12 12 02 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 13 12 09 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 14 12 05 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 15 12 12 2013: No action taken.

f.y.i. SI 2014 16 12 18 2013: No action taken.

REVISED POLICY IHAA - EXAMINIATIONS and EXEMPTIONS: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Tolbert, to approve revised policy IHAA - Examinations and Exemptions, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Nay
Board Member Frisbie Nay
Board Member Tolbert Nay
Board Member Dickerson Nay
Board Member Lee Nay

REVISED POLICY IHAA - EXAMINIATIONS and EXEMPTIONS: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Dickerson, to move revised policy IHAA - Examinations and Exemptions, shown on page 11B to the March 17, 2014 agenda, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

NEW POLICY - DE-ESCALATION ROOM USAGE: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie to move new policy De-Escalation Room Usage, shown on page 11C , to the February 10, 2014 agenda, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

REVISED POLICY - IDFB - CRITERIA for CHEERLEADER SELECTION: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Dickerson to amend the agenda to change item D5 from present / discuss to approve Revised Policy IDFB - Criteria for Cheerleader Selection, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

REVISED POLICY - IDFB - CRITERIA for CHEERLEADER SELECTION: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Lee to approve Revised Policy IDFB - Criteria for Cheerleader Selection, shown on page 11D, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD OBSERVATION REPORT # 14: As presented, shown on page 11E. No action taken.

PRYOR MORROW - f.y.i. - VANCLEAVE UPPER ELEMENTARY ADMIN BUILDING FIELD OBSERVATION REPORT # 4: As presented, shown on page 11F. No action taken.

UPDATE on EAST CENTRAL LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SIDEWALK PROJECT: No action taken.

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING the REPEAL of SB 3100: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie to approve the resolution supporting the repeal of SB 3100, shown on page 11G, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

ST. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL POSITION (14 - 15 school yr) as per POLICY CBG: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Lee to approve St. Martin Middle School additional assistant principal position (14-15 school yr) as per Policy CBG, shown on page 11H, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Nay
Board Member Tolbert Nay
Board Member Dickerson Nay
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - AMEND LEASE - MS EXPORT RAILWAY: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve to amend lease - MS Export Railway, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - REFUND OVERPAYMENT - MS EXPORT RAILWAY: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Lee, to approve refund overpayment - MS Export Railway, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - AMEND LEASE - RICHARDS: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve to amend lease - Richards, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - AMEND LEASE - TAIT: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Lee, to approve to amend lease - Tait, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - AMEND LEASE - CUNNINGHAM & TAIT: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve to amend lease - Cunningham & Tait, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - AMEND LEASE - JACKSON COUNTY BOARD of SUPERVISORS - HURLEY LANDFILL: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Tolbert, to approve to amend lease - Jackson County Board of Supervisors - Hurley Landfill, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - AMEND LEASE - FERGUSON: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve to amend lease - Ferguson, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - REFUND OVERPAYMENT - FERGUSON: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Lee, to approve refund overpayment - Ferguson, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - TEMPORARY RIGHT OF WAY - JACKSON COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT: Motion by Board Member Lee, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve temporary right of way - Jackson County Road Department, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - PARCEL 16-6-7: Motion by Board Member Frisbie, second by Board Member Tolbert, to approve advertising for new lease on Parcel 16-6-7, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Nay
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Nay
Board Member Lee Aye

16th SECTION - AUTHORIZE BOARD ATTORNEY to PROCEED with LEASE VIOLATION / EYESORE LETTERS: Motion by Board Member Lee, second by Board Member Dickerson, to authorize board attorney to proceed with lease violations / eye sore letters, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Nay
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Nay
Board Member Lee Aye

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

BOARD WORK SESSION (DATE TBD): Meeting date was set for 5:00 p.m., February 20, 2014. No other action taken.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, 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 Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

CLAIM DOCKET

STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB CLAIM DOCKET

PAID STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB ACCOUNTS

STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB ACCOUNTS

SURPLUS PROPERTY: As presented, shown on page 11I.

RECEIPTS and DISBURSEMENTS: As presented, shown on page 11J.

f.y.i. NOT in BUDGET ITEMS: (no change)

ONE SOURCE ITEMS: (no change)

2014 MILEAGE REIMBURESMENT RATE: As presented, shown on page 11K.

DONATION to VANCLEAVE LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: As presented, shown on page 11L.

BUS TURNAROUND: As presented, shown on page 11M.

NEW POLICY - SENSORY / GROSS MOTOR EQUIPMENT USAGE: As presented, shown on page 11N.

NEW POLICY - SPEECH - LANGUAGE SCREENING: As presented, shown on page 11O.

PRYOR & MORROW - EAST CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CHANGE ORDER (TECHNOLOGY) : As presented, shown on page 11P.

THE SERVICE COMPANY CONTRACT RENEWAL: As presented, shown on page 11Q.

EAST CENTRAL UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FUND RAISER: As presented, shown on page 11R.

RESOLUTION - CHILDERS: As presented, shown on page 11S.

RESOLUTION - MOORE: As presented, shown on page 11T.

RESOLUTION - ROUSE: As presented, shown on page 11U.

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
January 14 - 15, 2014
MSBA Legal Hot Topics
Jackson K. Fountain District
January 15, 2014
MSBA Legal Hot Topics
Jackson Dr. Amacker
T. Frisbie
District
January 15 - 16, 2014
Accounts Payable Software Training
Ridgeland H. Rushing
W. Rushing
Business Budget
January 15 - 17, 2014
(approved December 16, 2013)
STI-INOW Annual Users Conference
Point Clear, AL H. Dedeaux
(replacing A. Campbell)
Professional Development
January 17 - 19, 2014
MSBA New Board Member Training
Raymond J. Keith Lee District
January 23 - 25, 2014
AMTESOL - AL/MS Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages
Oxford T. Calcote
K. Henson
M. Santacruz
Federal Programs
January 26 - 29, 2014
MASS Winter Conference
Natchez Dr. Amacker Professional Development
January 27 - 28, 2014
Orientation for New School Nurses
Flowood J. Necaise Local Activity
February 5 - 8, 2014
Nike Coach of the Year Clinic
Robinsonville J. Bloomfield Local Activity
February 10 - 13, 2014
MASBO Annual Convention
Jackson H. Rushing
W. Rushing
Business Budget
February 12 - 13, 2014
Project Lead the Way - Conference & School Site Visitation
Auburn, AL R. Bawcum
J. Mundy
PLTW
July 7 - 11, 2014
Advanced Placement Institute
Jackson S. Campbell Title II

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS: (none)

Licensed Educator Resignations 2014- 2015

Barnes, Carol Teacher - VC High Vancleave
Edmonson, Gerald Teacher / Coach - VC High Vancleave
Lambes, Robert Teacher / Coach - VC High Vancleave
Porter, David Teacher / Coach - VC High Vancleave
Wiggins, Deborah Computer Teacher - SM North St. Martin
Young, Andrea Johnson ROTC Instructor - SM High St. Martin

Licensed Educator Resignations 2013- 2014

Hofer, Kristy SPED Teacher - SM High St. Martin
McDougall, Judy Teacher - EC High (Retirement) East Central

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

Clayton, Amie Speech Clinician - District
(1/10/14, AA-0, rep. V. Leggett)
District
Savage, Jessica Long Term Sub - EC Middle
(1/6/14, $100.00 per day, rep. H. Miller)
East Central
Smith, Alice Long Term Sub - VC Upper
(12/12/13, $100.00 per day, rep. M. Brenier)
Vancleave
Williams, Kimberly Teacher - VC Lower
(Received upgrade in license. Adjust salary accordingly effective 8/1/13)
Vancleave
Young, Victoria LSC Supplement - SM High
(1/3/14, $500.00 per yr., rep. K. Hoffer)
St. Martin
Duvall, Kathy
Herring, Stephanie
Ryals, Pam
Presenter for Parent Workshop - EC Lower
($125.00 each)
East Central

Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2013- 2014

Childers, Connie Office Asst - EC Lower (Retirement) East Central
Doner, Bonnie Part Time Food Service Worker - SM High
(transfer in district)
St. Martin
Dupuis, Donald SPED Bus Driver - SM St. Martin
Gallegos, Albert Custodian - SM Middle St. Martin
Morrison, Sammie Teacher Asst - VC Lower Vancleave
Tubb, Barbara Full Time Food Service Worker - EC Upper East Central

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

Dodson, Angela Custodian - EC Middle East Central
Doner, Bonnie Full Time Food Service Worker - SM High
(12/12/13, rep. N. St. Amant, transfer in district)
St. Martin
Mizelle, Rebecca Bus Driver - VC
(1/6/14, rep. K. Allison)
Vancleave
Rogers, Stephanie Food Service Manager - SM High
(12/12/13, rep. L. Odom)
St. Martin
Waltman, Sherry Part Time Food Service - VC High
(1/6/14, rep. M. Vezey)
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)

Craig, Samuel To: SPED Bus Driver - SM
From: Regular Bus Driver SM
St. Martin

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Frisbie, to go into Executive Session at 6:25 p.m. for student hearings, legal and personnel matters, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2014 - 2015 (Salary in accordance with JCSD policy): Motion by Board Member Tolbert, second by Board Member Frisbie, to approve the Licensed Administrator Recommendations 2014 - 2015, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

STUDENT CASES:

Student Case Number 041:13-14: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Lee to approve the recommendation of the administration, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

Student Case Number 042:13-14: 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 Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

 

LEGAL and PERSONNEL MATTERS:

A. TERMINATIONS:
No action taken.

B. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE without PAY: No action taken.

C. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE with PAY:
No action taken.

SCHEDULE APPEAL HEARING: No action taken.

FEMA: Jack Pickett, Board Attorney, reported that our supplemental brief in support of expanding the scope pf PW 11080, filed January 10, 2014, in FEMA appeal to CBCA. CBCA to decide case on the record.

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 Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Frisbie to come out of Executive Session at 7:15 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

Board Member Dickerson expressed concern over 7th and 8th grade test scores in language and math throughout the Jackson County School District along with the performance of maintenance staff at the East Central schools.

There being no further business to come before the board at this time, a motion was made by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Lee, the meeting was adjourned at 7:19 p.m., with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye
Board Member Frisbie Aye
Board Member Tolbert Aye
Board Member Dickerson Aye
Board Member Lee Aye

 

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

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