JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, August 10, 2009

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday August 10, 2009, 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  
Thomas L. Tootle Secretary  
Glenn A. Dickerson District 1  
David A. Sims District 2  
Dr. Barry Amacker Superintendent  

The following visitors were present:

Jack Pickett Board Attorney  
Marie Souza School Board Secretary  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Tonya Green District Office  
Lisa McCartney District Office  
Laura McCool District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
Dr. Michael Van Winkle St. Martin Attendance Center  
Dina Holland St. Martin High School  
Mary Miller St. Martin High School  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Attendance Center  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary School  
Diane Novak Jackson County Technology Center  
Quint Moran Eley, Guild Hardy Architects  
Jennifer Seymour Eley, Guild Hardy Architects  
Cherrie Chesser East Central Link  
Mike Seymour St. Martin Diamond Club  
Shannon Sprague St. Martin Diamond Club  
Cherrie Chesser East Central Link  
C. Carter Jackson County Horseman's Association  
Vicki Carter Jackson County Horseman's Association  
Ken Carter Jackson County Horseman's Association  
Jacqueline Davidson Jackson County Horseman's Association  
Matthew Davidson Jackson County Horseman's Association  
Gladys Miskell St. Martin High School Parent  
Dontavan Miskell St. Martin High School Student  
Sherry Watford St. Martin High School Parent  

The meeting was called to order at 5:05 p.m. by Board Chairman Fountain. Board Member Dickerson gave the invocation and Board Member Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance.

AMMEND AGENDA: Board Member Turner asked that the agenda be amended to include the request for matching grant by the St. Martin Diamond Club as Item I 6. Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to amend the agenda to include the request by St. Martin Diamond Club for a matching grant, with the following vote taken:

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

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims, to approve the following items on the agenda as Consent Agenda Items, with the following vote taken:

Board Member Fountain Aye  
Board Member Turner Aye  
Board Member Tootle Aye  
Board Member Dickerson Aye  
Board Member Sims Aye  
Item
7
B-1
Approve Claim Docket
Item
7
B-2
Approve Student Activity / Club Claim Docket
Item
7
B-3
Approve Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item
7
B-4
Present Student Activity / Club Accounts - June 2009
Item
7
B-5
Approve Surplus Property
Item
7
B-6
Approve Not in Budget Items
Item
7
B-7
Approve Construction in Progress
Item
7
B-8
Approve Receipts and Disbursements
Item
7
B-9
Approve One Source Items
Item
7
C-1
Approve Summer Curriculum Committee Pay
Item
7
E-1
Approve Private Contract with Long
Item
7
E-2
Approve Contractual Employee - Cothern
Item
7
E-3
Approve Additional Sick Days for Mary Ann Meehan
Item
7
F-1
f.y.i. Workers Comp Update
Item
7
F-2
SI 2009 30 TP 07 27 2009
Item
7
F-2
SI 2009 31 TB 07 30 2009
Item
7
H-1
Approve Licensure Application for Cheryl Magowan
Item
7
H-2
Approve Licensure Application for Zachary Rigdon
Item
7
H-3
Approve Licensure Application for Shannon Wilson
Item
7
H-4
Approve BEST Teacher Pay
Item
7
H-5
Approve FY 2010 Homeless Budget
Item
7
H-6
Approve FY 2010 Homeless Application
Item
7
J
Trips
Item
7
K
Legal Student Transfers
Item
7
L
Licensed Educator Resignations 2009-2010
Item
7
M
Licensed Educator Recommendations 2009-2010
Item
7
N
Non - Licensed Educator Resignations 2009-2010
Item
7
O
Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2009-2010
Item
7
P
Licensed Transfers within District 2009-2010
Item
7
Q
Non Licensed Transfers within District 2009-2010

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

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

MINUTES: July 27, 2009: Board requested that the minutes for July 27, 2009 be moved forward due to a typographical error.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS: As presented, shown on page 48A.

FY 2010 BUDGET: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the FY 2010 budget as presented, with the following vote taken,

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

RESOULTION TO LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES FOR 2009 - 2010: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to adopt the resolution to levy ad valorem taxes as presented, with the following vote taken,

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

f.y.i. Additions Report: As shown on page 48B. No action taken.

f.y.i. East Central Restroom Renovations: As shown on page 48C. No action taken.

f.y.i. St. Martin High School Bus Maintenance Facility: As shown on page 48D. No action taken.

f.y.i. St. Martin High School Progress Report: As shown on page 48E. No action taken.

BID RECOMMENDATION for the Re-Roof of the VO-TECH - Saucier brothers ($67,000.00): Jennifer Seymour presented to the board other costs associated with this project, as shown on page 48F. Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to approve the bid to re-roof the Vo-Tech, with the following vote taken,

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

f.y.i. FY 2010 Local Plan Application Approval: As shown on page 48G. No action taken.

16th SECTION LEASE APPLICATION: Present Lease Application - Mark Wallen. No action taken.

16th SECTION LEASE: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner to approve the 16th Section lease for the Jackson County Board of Supervisors - Golf Course Addition, with the following vote taken,

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

JACKSON COUNTY HORSEMEN'S ASSOCIATION: Board recommended that this item be moved forward to the next meeting pending reappraisal of property. The board agreed to quarterly rent payments.

f.y.i. Non-Payment of Leases: No action taken.

MATCHING GRANT FOR ST. MARTIN DIAMOND CLUB: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Tootle, to award a matching grant to the St. Martin Diamond Club, with the following vote taken:

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

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Tootle, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the following Consent Agenda Items as amended, with the following vote taken:

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

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLAIM DOCKETS.

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB DOCKET.

APPROVE STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB ACCOUNTS.

PRESENT STUDENT ACTIVITY / CLUB ACCOUNTS.

APPROVE SURPLUS PROPERTY: As presented, shown on page 48H.

APPROVE NOT IN BUDGET ITEMS: None presented.

APPROVE CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS: As presented, shown on page 48I.

APPROVE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS: None presented.

APPROVE ONE SOURCE ITEMS: As presented, shown on page 48J.

APPROVE PRIVATE CONTRACT WITH LONG: As presented, shown on page 48K.

APPROVE CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEE - COTHERN: As presented, shown on page 48L.

APPROVE ADDITIONAL SICK DAYS FOR MARY ANN MEEHAN: As presented, shown on page 48M.

f.y.i. WORKERS COMP UPDATE: As presented, shown on page 48N.

SI 2009 30 TP 07 27 2009: As presented, shown on page 48O.

SI 2009 31 TB 07 30 2009: As presented, shown on page 48P.

APPROVE LICENSURE APPLICATION FOR CHERYL MAGOWAN: As presented, shown on page 48Q.

APPROVE LICENSURE APPLICATION FOR ZACHARY RIGDON: As presented, shown on page 48R.

APPROVE LICENSURE APPLICATION FOR SHANNON WILSON: As presented, shown on page 48S.

APPROVE BEST TEACHERS PAY: As presented, shown on page 48T.

APPROVE FY 2010 HOMELESS BUDGET: Copy on file in Office of Superintendent.

APPROVE FY 2010 HOMELESS APPLICATION: Copy on file in Office of Superintendent.

TRIPS:

Date of Trip
Name of Trip/Workshop
Destination
Personnel Attending
Cost Source
July 22 - 24, 2009
State Director's Meeting
(MSIS - representing C. Guy)
Jackson S. Gunter 1/2 District
1/2 Voc Rehab
August 3 - 5, 2009
MDE - Healthy Schools
Jackson R. Porter District
August 3 - 5, 2009
Mandatory School Nurse Conference
Jackson M. Thomas
R. Porter
District
August 3 - 5, 2009
Mandatory School Nurse Conference
Jackson K. McMillan SPED
August 16 - 18, 2009
2009 Homeless Education Conference
Jackson M. Bush
D. Ferrer
Title I
August 24 - 25, 2009
Monitoring Training
Jackson T. Green
M. McClellan
L. Van Winkle
SPED
September 2 - 3, 2009
MS APSE Conference at Eagle Ridge
Raymond T. Green
C. Guy
SPED
September 14 - 18, 2009
34th Annual Water Supply & Pollution Control Short Course
Biloxi M. Baker Local
September 15, 2009
Serv - Safe Class
Ocean Springs S. Tapper Food Service
November 5, 2009
Excel

District Office

J. Jackson No Cost
November 9 - 10, 2009
Regional Transition Conference (Presenting for State Dept.)
Greenwood T. Green
C. Guy
No Cost
December 9 - 10, 2009
Regional Transition Conference (Presenting for State Dept.)
Jackson T. Green
C. Guy
No Cost
January 11 - 12, 2010
Regional Transition Conference (Presenting for State Dept.)
Tupelo T. Green
C. Guy
No Cost
March 23, 2010
Regional Transition Conference (Presenting for State Dept.)
Gulfport T. Green
C. Guy
No Cost

LEGAL STUDENT TRANSFERS:

Student

Grade

Transfer From/To

Acquash, Lauren

K

St. Martin / Biloxi

Albritton, Emily

1

Ocean Springs / Vancleave

Bawcum, Bradley

7

St. Martin / Vancleave

Bawcum, Emily

5

St. Martin / Vancleave

Bawcum, Robert

9

St. Martin / Vancleave

Bawcum, Timothy

K

St. Martin / Vancleave

Branan, Zachary

7

Vancleave / St. Martin

Brill, Timothy

1

Vancleave / East Central

Chisholm, Johnna

12

George County / East Central

Cooper, David

11

St. Martin / Biloxi

Creel, Julie

7

St. Martin / Harrison County

Darst, Alexander

K

Mobile County / East Central

Drawdy, Mary

6

St. Martin / East Central

Dunsford, Elizabeth

1

Mobile County / East Central

Dunsford, Hallie

10

Mobile County / East Central

Erwin, Jacob

1

Ocean Springs / Vancleave

Flurry, Chelsea

9

Moss Point / East Central

Gartman, Jake

12

Ocean Springs / Vancleave

Gartman, Marteen

9

Ocean Springs / Vancleave

George, Micah

1

Biloxi / St. Martin

George, Olivia

6

Biloxi / St. Martin

Grierson, Leah

10

Moss Point / East Central

Kell, Christian

1

Pascagoula / Vancleave

LuQuire, Curtis

K

Mobile County / Vancleave

Marshall, Martha

K

George County / East Central

McLaughlin, Andrew

12

Ocean Springs / St. Martin

McLaughlin, Ashley

10

Ocean Springs / St. Martin

McQueen, Kelsey

K

St. Martin / Harrison County

McQueen, Kailey

7

St. Martin / Harrison County

Miller, Kelsey

1

Gulfport / Vancleave

Moody, Jacob

1

East Central / Vancleave

Mosser, Michael

11

St. Martin / Harrison County

Poole, Jenna

K

Moss Point / East Central

Reed, Sherrie

5

George County / East Central

Reeves, Cole

K

Ocean Springs / Vancleave

Seymour, Victoria

10

St. Martin / Harrison County

Shoemaker, Bettie

3

St. Martin East / St. Martin Upper

Shoemaker, Hanna

1

St. Martin East / St. Martin Upper

Slater, Terrall

1

St. Martin / Biloxi

Smith, Madison

4

Mobile County / East Central

Smith, Rosie

K

Mobile County / East Central

Stewart, Cole

2

George County / Vancleave

Stewart, Megan

4

Mobile County / East Central

Sykes, Seth

4

St. Martin / Vancleave

Thibodeaux, Christopher

11

Vancleave / Ocean Springs

Walters, Breanna

5

George County / East Central

Walters, Lauren

9

George County / East Central

Walters, Nathan

2

George County / East Central

Watson, Diona

4

Jackson County / Moss Point

Watts, Roscoe

10

St. Martin / Harrison County

RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESIGNATIONS:

Licensed Educator Resignations 2009-2010

none    

Licensed Educator Recommendations 2009-2010

Butler, Elizabeth Admin Asst - EC Middle
(8/3/09, rep. M. Polk)
East Central
Gay, Stephanie SPED Resource Teacher - SM Upper
(8/3/09, AA-2, new position)
St. Martin
Guy, Amy 4th Grade teacher (pending certification) - VC Upper
(8/3/09, A-0, rep. L. Carlin)
Vancleave
Hill, Holly 3rd Grade Teacher (pending certification)- VC Upper
(8/3/09, A-10, rep. Browning)
Vancleave
Howard, Lindey English Teacher (pending certification) - VC High
(8/3/09, A-3, rep C. Summer)
Vancleave
Magowan, Cheryl SPED Life Skills Teacher (pending certification) - SM Upper
(8/3/09, A-3, new position)
St. Martin
Powell, John P.E. Teacher - EC Middle
(8/3/09, A-29, rep. R. Neel)
East Central
Powell, John HS Football Defensive Coach - EC High
(8/3/09, $5,500.00 per yr, rep. R. Neel)
East Central
Seals, Stacy Teacher - SM North
(Receive upgrade in license to AA-4.
Adjust salary accordingly effective 8/3/09)
St. Martin

Non-Licensed Educator Resignations 2009-2010

Britt, Julia Secretary - District Office District Office
Cooper, Barbara Full-Time Food Service Worker - EC Middle East Central
Jones, Donna Full-Time Food Service - EC Lower East Central

Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2009-2010

Alexander, Amy Teacher Asst - VC High
(Recommended for 2009 - 2010 with 3 yrs experience. 2 yrs have been verified. Adjust pay accordingly effective 8/5/09.)
Vancleave
Cooper, Barbara Full-Time Food Service worker - EC Lower
(8/4/09, rep. D. Jones)
East Central
Ditsworth, Joseph After School Student Worker - EC
(8/3/09, rep. S. Fairley)
East Central
Dunkin, Erica Fast ForWord Asst - SM North
(8/5/09, correcting annual recommendation 09 - 10)
St. Martin
Frederic, David After School Student Worker - EC
(8/3/09, rep. A. Frederic)
East Central
Landers, Veronica Regular route Bus Driver - Vancleave
(8/5/09, rep. W. Pastor)
Vancleave
Mann, Christopher ISD Teacher Asst - VC Middle
(8/5/09, rep. M. Thomas)
Vancleave
Nelson, Brad Bus Driver - EC
(8/5/09, rep. F. Mowdy)
East Central
Nelson, Gary Bus Driver - EC
(8/5/09, rep. P. Patterson)
East Central
Payne, John Mechanic - SM Transportation
(Recommended for 2009 - 2010 with 5 yrs experience, 2 yrs out of district have been verified and 2 yrs for the number of buses, total of 4 yrs. Adjust pay accordingly effective 7/1/09.)
St. Martin
Shumock, Cynthia Title I Teacher Asst - EC Lower
(8/5/09, increase in hours from 3.75 to 7.5)
East Central
Williams, Gina Bus Driver - EC
(8/5/09, rep. J. Overstreet)
East Central
Williams, Sarah Title I Asst - EC Lower
(8/5/09, rep .W. Carmeans)
East Central

Licensed Transfers within District 2009-2010

none    

Non - Licensed Transfers within District 2009-2010

Verette, Kathy From: SPED Asst - EC Upper
To: P.E. Asst - EC Upper
East Central

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims, to go into Executive Session at 5:45 p.m. for student hearings, with the following vote taken:

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

Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson to come out of Executive Session at 6:18 p.m., with the following vote taken:

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

 

STUDENT HEARINGS:

Student Case Number 012:08-09: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Tootle that the student be placed at the Alternative School for the 1st nine weeks of 2009 - 2010 school year and if successful, then return to regular school, with the following vote taken,

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

Student Case Number 054:08-09: Student will return to St. Martin High School.

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 Sims, the meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m., with the following vote taken:

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

 

 

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Kenneth A. Fountain, Chairman   Thomas L. Tootle, Secretary

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