JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

Regular Session
Monday, October 12, 2009

The Jackson County Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday October 12, 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:

Henry Pate Board Attorney  
Marie Souza Board Secretary  
Margaret Bush District Office  
Lark Christian District Office  
Tonya Green District Office  
Lisa McCartney District Office  
Laura McCool District Office  
Carol Rudolph District Office  
Dino Vecchio East Central Attendance Center  
Lynn Brewer East Central Lower Elementary  
Dr. Michael Van Winkle St. Martin Attendance Center  
Mary Miller St. Martin High School  
Hal Holmes Vancleave Attendance Center  
Todd Knight Vancleave High School  
Jill Davis Vancleave Middle School  
Robert McRaney Vancleave Middle School  
Penny Westfaul Vancleave Upper Elementary School  
Amy Peterson Vancleave Lower Elementary School  
Karl Swanson Alternative School  
Diane Novak Jackson County Technology Center  
Matt Carpenter W.G. Yates  
Quint Moran Eley, Guild Hardy Architects  
Cherrie Chesser East Central Link  
Stephanie Hodges Vancleave Middle School  
Karen Glass Vancleave Middle School  
Leigh Davis Vance lave Middle School  
Harvey Barton    
Teresa Little    
Matt Trosclair    
Delicia, Steve, Melissa Riegle    
Amanda, Bradley, Patricia Gray    
Donna Smith    
Belinda Slade    

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Board Chairman Fountain. Board Member Turner gave the invocation and Board Member Dickerson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the 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
8
C-1
Approve Claim Docket
Item
8
C-2
Approve Student Activity / Club Claim Docket
Item
8
C-3
Approve Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item 8 C-4 Present Student Activity / Club Accounts
Item
8
C-5
Approve Surplus Property (as shown on page 56D)
Item
8
C-6
Approve Not in Budget Items (no change)
Item
8
C-7
Approve Construction in Progress (as shown on page 56E)
Item
8
C-8
Approve Receipts and Disbursements - September 2009 (as shown on page 56F)
Item
8
C-9
Approve One Source Items (as shown on page 56G)
Item 8 C-10 Approve Donated Items (as shown on page 56H)
Item
8
C-11
Approve Application to Receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (as shown on page 56I)
Item
8
C-12
Approve Purchase of Drivers Education Cars (as shown on page 56J)
Item
8
D-1
SI 2009 35 BT 09 04 2009
Item
8
D-2
SI 2009 36 JE 09 10 2009
Item
8
D-3
SI 2009 37 CU 09 10 2009
Item
8
D-4
SI 2009 38 MA 09 14 2009
Item
8
D-5
SI 2009 39 CR 09 23 2009
Item
8
D-6
SI 2009 40 JD 09 29 2009
Item
8
D-7
SI 2009 41 KC 09 29 2009
Item
8
D-8
Workers Comp Update
Item
8
D-9
Approve Bus Turnaround Request (as shown on page 56K)
Item
8
E-1
Approve Resolution Granting Authority to Sign Documentation for Medicaid (as shown on page 56L)
Item
8
E-2
Approve LSC Chairperson - Tammy Dearman - Vancleave Middle School (as shown on page 56M)
Item
8
F-1
Approve Revised Carl Perkins Federal Funds FY 2010  (as shown on page 56N)
Item
8
G-1
Approve Licensure Application - Mark Holland (as shown on page 56O)
Item
8
G-2
Approve Revised Policy EB - Building and Grounds Management (as shown on page 56P)
Item
8
G-3
Approve Revised Policy IHFE - Early Graduation (as shown on page 56Q)
Item
8
G-4
Approve Revised Policy JF - Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognition for Academic Achievement (as shown on page 56R)
Item
8
G-5
Approve Rescind Policy GADA - Professional Development Tuition Reimbursements (as shown on page 56S)
Item
8
G-6
Approve New Policy - Job Coach (as shown on page 56T)
Item
8
H-5
Approve Voluntary Participation in the Mississippi Department of Health in the Dissemination of H1N1 Vaccine (as shown on page 56U)
Item
8
H-6
Approve 2010 Board Calendar (as shown on page 56V)
Item
8
H-7
Approve Attendance School Enhancement Grant (as shown on page 56W)
Item
8
H-8
Approve Scholastic Book Fair - St. Martin Upper Elementary School (as shown on page 56X)
Item
8
H-9
Approve Scholastic Book Fair - St. Martin Middle School (as shown on page 56Y)
Item
8
H-10
Approve Fund Raiser- St. Martin High School Art Department (as shown on page 56Z)
Item
8
H-11
Approve Fund Raiser - St. Martin High School Science Club (as shown on page 56AA)
Item
8
H-12
Approve Fund Raiser - St. Martin High School Science Club (as shown on page 56BB)
Item
8
H-13
Approve Matching Grant for Vancleave Home Run Club  (as shown on page 56CC)
Item
8
H-14
Approve St. Martin Request to Jackson County Board of Supervisors for Paving (as shown on page 56DD)
Item
8
I
Trips
Item
8
J
Legal Student Transfers
Item
8
K
Licensed Educator Resignations 2009-2010
Item
8
L
Licensed Educator Recommendations 2009-2010
Item
8
M
Non - Licensed Educator Resignations 2009-2010
Item
8
N
Non-Licensed Educator Recommendations 2009-2010

APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Tootle, 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  
APPROVE MINUTES: September 14, 2009: Board Member Fountain asked that the minutes be moved forward to allow Mr. Pate the opportunity to review.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS:
           
  Attendance Award: S
hown on page 56A. No action taken.
          Safety Award:
Shown on page 56B. No action taken.
         Wings Virtual Summer Reading Camp: Dr. Lisa McCartney gave a summary of the program and introduced a student from each attendance center that had logged              the most hours in the program.

CURRICULUM PRESENTATION: Hal Holmes introduced Jill Davis, Principal, Vancleave Middle School. Ms. Davis introduced four teachers from Vancleave Middle School and explained team teaching that is being used by the middle schools in the district.

AMENDED BUDGET FY 2009: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the amended budget for FY 2009, shown on page 56C, 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  

PRESENT NEW POLICY - Three Tier Model / Teacher Support Teams, shown on page 56EE. No action.

f.y.i. JCSD ADDITIONS REPORT: As shown on page 56FF. No action taken.

f.y.i. ST. MARTIN MAINTENANCE FACILITY REPORT: As shown on page 56GG. No action taken.

f.y.i. ST. MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESS REPORT: As shown on page 56HH. No action taken.

f.y.i. MONTHLY ATTENDANCE - Month One: As shown on page 56II. No action taken.

f.y.i. NOVEMBER 9, 2009 - SCHOOL BOARD TOUR - EAST CENTRAL ATTENDANCE CENTER. No action taken.

f.y.i. DECEMBER  14, 2009 - SCHOOL BOARD TOUR - ST. MARTIN ATTENDANCE CENTER. No action taken.

PERMANENT DRAINAGE EASEMENT - JACKSON COUNTY: Board requested that this item be moved forward pending further environmental study.

16th SECTION LEASE: Motion by Board Member Sims, second by Board Member Turner to approve the the reappraisal of the 16th Section commercial lease for First Baptist Church and Vancleave Dry Cleaners, 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  

16th SECTION LEASE: Motion by Board Member Tootle, second by Board Member Dickerson to approve the the reappraisal of the 16th Section residential lease for Deborah Havard, 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  

16th SECTION LEASE: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson to approve the the commercial lease for Mark Wallen, 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  

16th SECTION LEASE: Motion by Board Member Tootle, second by Board Member Sims to approve the the tree removal at Vancleave Old Place, 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  

16th SECTION LEASE: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Turner to rescind the motion made at the July 27, 2009 meeting regarding the Jackson County Horseman's Association, 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  

16th SECTION LEASE: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims to approve the rent adjustment for the Jackson County Horseman's Association, 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. NON-PAYMENT of LEASES: No action taken.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Dickerson, to approve the Consent Agenda Items as previously indicated and 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  

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Tootle, to go into Executive Session at 6:15 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

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Board Member Turner, second by Board Member Sims to come out of Executive Session at 8:12 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

LEGAL AND PERSONNEL MATTERS: Insurance - Worker's Compensation: The board agreed to put into language of the RFP that the firm must warrant their quote as the amount that is on file with the Mississippi State Department of Insurance. RFP's will be solicited the end of June with a deadline for return the end of July. The RFP's will be presented to the board on September.

STUDENT CASES:

Student Case Number 013:09-10: Student to undergo risk assessment and receive homebound services for four weeks then return to Alternative School.

Student Case Number 016:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on November 18, 2009.

Student Case Number 017:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on November 20, 2009.

Student Case Number 018:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 1, 2009.

Student Case Number 019:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 2, 2009.

Student Case Number 020:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 2, 2009.

Student Case Number 021:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 2, 2009.

Student Case Number 022:09-10: No show. No action.

Student Case Number 023:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 30, 2009.

Student Case Number 024:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 19, 2009.

Student Case Number 025:09-10: Student will served an additional 5 days Out of School Suspension and remain on probation for the remainder of the semester.

Student Case Number 026:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 10, 2009.

Student Case Number 027:09-10: Student expelled.

Student Case Number 028:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on November 18, 2009.

Student Case Number 029:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on November 12, 2009.

Student Case Number 030:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on November 12, 2009.

Student Case Number 031:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 18, 2009.

Student Case Number 032:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 18, 2009.

Student Case Number 033:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 18, 2009.

Student Case Number 034:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on January 4, 2010.

Student Case Number 035:09-10: No show. No action.

Student Case Number 036:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on December 18, 2009.

Student Case Number 037:09-10: Student will be directly placed at the Alternative School due to written parental consent and if successful return to school on January 5, 2010.

DONATED DAYS:
             Harrison
             Pierce
             Prevost

APPROVE MINUTES: September 14, 2009: Motion by Board Member Dickerson, second by Board Member Sims, to approve the September 14, 2009 minutes, 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  

There being no further business to come before the board at this time, a motion was made by Board Member Tootle, second by Board Member Dickerson, the meeting was adjourned at 8:13 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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