“Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders by Pursuing Excellence Today”

 

MINUTES

Regular Meeting - Open Session

WILLARD R-2 BOARD OF EDUCATION

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7:00 P.M.

Willard Middle School Training Room

 

 

I.              PRELIMINARIES OF THE MEETING

                A.            Mrs. Puckett called the meeting to order.

 

B.            Ms. Callahan called roll.  Present were Mike Graves, Ron Crighton, Marsha Anstine, Caroline Puckett, Jeff Baker and Joel Adams.  Absent was Jana Copeland.  Administrators present were Dr. Kent Medlin, Dr. Janell Royal, Jeff Staley, Dr. Susan Marcum, Sandy Gold, Lisa Blankenship, Shane Medlin, Amy Sims, Kara Crighton-Smith and Stacey Pippin.  District Office personnel present was Sherri Callahan.

 

C.            Mrs. Puckett established a quorum. 

 

II.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.           AGENDA AMENDMENTS/APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Motion 3816                           Joel Adams moved, seconded by Ron Crighton, to approve the agenda and move 5. to

Approve the Agenda              2.

                                               

                                                YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

IV.           PRESENTATIONS

                A.            Curriculum/Instruction

 

                                Dr. Susan Marcum, John Post and Terri Barnicle presented.

 

                B.            Orchard Hills Leadership Team

 

                                Presentation postponed until April Board Meeting.

 

 

V.            PATRON INPUT

 

                Tina Tuter and Sarah Scott spoke re: elementary boundary lines.

 

VI.           ADMINISTRATORS REPORTS

                A.            Administrative Reports

 

                                Written reports were presented.

 

                B.            Financial Update

 

                                Lisa Blankenship, Business Manager, submitted a written report.

 

VII.          REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

 

BUSINESS ITEMS

                                1.             Consent Agenda

                                                a.             Approve the minutes of the previous meetings

                                                b.             Accept resignations

                                                c.             Special teachers fund transfer

                                                d.             Fund balance report

                                                e.             Bills presented for payment

                                                f.              Budget amendments

 

 

Motion 3817                           Joel Adams moved, seconded by Jeff Baker, to approve consent agenda with the

Approve Consent                   exception of check #96516 and 96679.

Agenda

                                                YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

Motion 3818                           Mike Graves moved, seconded by Joel Adams, to approve check #96516.

Approve Check

                                                YEAS:                     Five.

                                                ABSTAIN:             Ron Crighton.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

Motion 3819                           Ron Crighton moved, seconded by Joel Adams, to approve check #96679.

Approve Check                     

                                                YEAS:                     Five.

                                                ABSTAIN:             Mike Graves.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

                                2.             Discuss/Approve Elementary Boundary Lines

 

Motion 3820                           Joel Adams moved, seconded by Ron Crighton, to approve the elementary boundary

Approve Elementary              lines as presented.

Boundary Lines

                                                YEAS:                     Five.

                                                NAYS:                    Mike Graves.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

Motion 3821                           Ron Crighton moved, seconded by Jeff Baker, to allow FY2009 third grade students

Grandfather Third                   only to be grandfathered in to attend the elementary school in which they currently

Grade Students at Current      reside, with parents to provide all student transportation, and with administrative Elementary                          approval.

(Motion Denied)

                                                YEAS:                     Three.

                                                NAYS:                    Marsha Anstine, Caroline Puckett and Joel Adams.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

Motion 3822                           Ron Crighton moved, seconded by Jeff Baker, to allow FY2009 third grade students

Grandfather Third                   only to be grandfathered in to attend the elementary school in which they currently

Grade Students at Current      reside, with parents to provide all student transportation, and with administrative Elementary                          approval.

 

                                                YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

                               

                                3.             American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Update

 

                                                Powerpoint presentation.

 

                                4.             Approve District Tech Plan

 

Motion 3823                           Joel Adams moved, seconded by Ron Crighton, to approve the District Tech Plan

Approve District                    as presented.

Tech Plan

                                                YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

                                5.             Approve Career Ladder Plan for FY2009-10

 

Motion 3824                           Mike Graves moved, seconded by Marsha Anstine, to approve the Career Ladder Plan

Approve Career                      for FY2009-10 as presented.

Ladder Plan

                                                YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

 

 

                                6.             Preliminary Approval of Early Childhood Development Center

 

Motion 3825                           Ron Crighton moved, seconded by Joel Adams, to give preliminary approval of a

Give Preliminary                     Childhood Development Center.   (No time table adopted.)

Approval of Childhood

Development Center               YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

                                7.             Discuss Mandatory Drug Testing of All Employees

 

                                                Discussed.

 

                                8.             No agenda item.

               

                                9.             No agenda item.

 

                                10.           No agenda item.

 

                                11.           Approve Board Policies

                                                a.             Salary Policy – 2nd Reading

 

Motion 3826                           Mike Graves moved, seconded by Jeff Baker, to approve salary policies.

Approve Salary                      (GDBB, GBN, GCB)

Policies

                                                YEAS:                     Four.

                                                NAYS:                    Ron Crighton and Joel Adams.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

                                                b.             Misc. Policies – 2nd Reading

 

Motion 3827                           Mike Graves moved, seconded by Joel Adams, to approve misc. board polices as Approve Misc.                    presented.   (BDC, BDDA, DC, FEF-AP1, FEF, GBBDA, GBL-AP1, GCBDA, GCD)

Board Policies

                                                YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

                                                c.             School Attendance Area Policy – 1st Reading

 

Motion 3828                           Joel Adams moved, seconded by Mike Graves, to approve School Attendance Area

Approve School                      Policy with changes.  (JC)

Attendance Area

Policy                                      YEAS:                     Six.

                                                ABSENT:               One.

 

                                12.           Board Input

 

                                                Mr. Crighton spoke about the board policy re: compensation.

 

 

 

 

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Caroline Puckett                                   President

 

 

 

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Sherri Callahan                                     Secretary