Madison County BOE Minutes...

April 16, 2002



 
 
BOARD MEETING
 
APRIL 16, 2002
 
 
All Board Members were present as was Mr. Keith Cowne, Superintendent.  Also in attendance was Allen McCannon, Mitch McGhee, Sabrina Bennett, Laura Fair, Brenda Smith, Inya Russell, Becky Crowe, Brenda Fowler, and others.
 
Ms. Belfield made a motion to approve the April 16, 2002 agenda with the following additions under Superintendent’s Report:  7.4 Title I Update; 7.5 Title IX Complaint; 7.6 Four-day work week pilot for summer.   Mr. Mason seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 19, 2002 Regular Meeting.  Mr. Power seconded.  Voting in favor were Mr. Patton, Mr. Power, Mr. Mason and Mr. Haggard.  Voting against was Ms. Belfield.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 25, 2002 Called Meeting.  Mr. Power seconded.  Voting in favor were Mr. Patton, Mr. Power, Mr. Mason and Mr. Haggard.  Voting against was Ms. Belfield.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 27, 2002 Called Meeting.  Mr. Power seconded.  Voting in favor were Mr. Patton, Mr. Power, Mr. Mason and Mr. Haggard.  Voting against was Ms. Belfield.
 
March, 2002 Financial Report – Mr. Power asked a question regarding the local revenue dollar figure and Mr. McCannon told him he would call him with the information requested.
 
Ms. Dorothy Sorrells was present and expressed some general concerns regarding Colbert Elementary School.
 
Mr. Cowne and Mrs. Laura Fair, School Nutrition Director, jointly recognized and presented certificates to the following cafeteria managers:
 
Complying with School Meals Initiative (SMI) determined by recent 5-year federal review:  Becky Crowe, Colbert Elementary and Brenda Fowler, Hull-Sanford Elementary
 
Meeting requirements for a classified manager as required by Georgia Legislature and the State Board of Education:  Becky Crowe, Colbert Elementary; Brenda Fowler, Hull-Sanford Elementary; Brenda Smith, Danielsville Elementary; and, Inya Russell, Comer Elementary
 
Receiving recognition at the Annual Georgia School Food Service Association for:
 
Increasing breakfast participation by 3% over previous year:
Brenda Smith, Danielsville Elementary and Becky Crowe, Colbert Elementary
 
Increasing lunch participation by 3% over previous year:
Inya Russell, Comer Elementary and Becky Crowe, Colbert Elementary
 
Consistently high breakfast participation over past 3 years:
Becky Crowe, Colbert Elementary and Inya Russell, Comer Elementary
 
No policies were presented for a 30-day review.
 
Mrs. Sabrina Bennett spoke on behalf of the MCHS School Council recommending that a program be implemented with this year’s graduating class recognizing those students who are not classified as Honor Students, but still have high averages and will receive a Career Tech Diploma.  Mr. Haggard said this would be taken into consideration.
 
Mr. Cowne notified Board Members that Federal Law now states that Paraprofessionals currently employed in schools classified by Title I as “schoolwide” have four years to obtain a two year degree and any further hires in this area must already hold a two year degree.  As more information comes in, this will be made available to Board Members.
 
Mr. Cowne informed Board Members that he had received a Title IX (gender discrimination) complaint, and that he would keep them updated with any information received.
 
Mr. Cowne announced that a four-day (10 hours per day) work week pilot program will be in effect for this summer beginning June 3 – July 18th.
 
Mr. Mason made a motion to approve the following Board Policies:  GBN, GBO, GBQ, GBP-R, GBRA, GBRB, GBRI, GBRIA, GBRIC, GBRIE, GBRIF, GBRL, GBS, GBU-E, GCB, GCD, GCRA, GCRA(1), GCRGB, and GCRHB.  Mr. Patton seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Power made a motion to approve the variance request of K.B.  Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Ms. Belfield made a motion to approve the variance request of J.M.  Mr. Power seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to table the decision of setting the fee for out of county tuition for SY 03 until the May, 2002 Board Meeting.  Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
After discussion of Mr. Cowne’s recommendation, Ms. Belfield made a motion to set the threshold at $l0,000.00 for GASB 34 auditing purposes (the law requiring Boards of Education to record fixed assets).   Mr. Patton seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Ms. Belfield made a motion to enter into Executive Session.  Mr. Power seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
After discussion of personnel, Mr. Mason made a motion to go out of Executive Session.  Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Mason  made a motion to approve the following personnel hires and related issues as recommended by Mr. Cowne:
 
Madison County High School: hiring of
Johnny Hallman as music instructor and band director
Paul Boykin as interrelated special education instructor
Reggie Holtrey as business education instructor
Jeffery Brantley as social studies instructor
 
Madison County Middle School:
Grant maternity leave to Jennifer Aspinwall beginning approximately May 20 through remainder of school year
 
Danielsville Elementary:  hiring of
Daniel Lampe to fill special education position left with transfer of Ms. Koscinski to MCHS
 
Colbert Elementary:  hiring of
Terri Sheridan as EBD paraprofessional
 
Systemwide:  hiring of
Christie Sawyer as systemwide SLP
Caroline Mitchell as systemwide SLP
 
Grant maternity leave to Kenyatta Register on or about May 23 through the end of school and August 5 through or about September 13
 
Accepted resignations of the following:
 
Sally Hozey, teacher at Colbert Elementary
Cynthia Shaw, teacher at Colbert Elementary
Beth Weldon, systemwide SLP
Barbara Lanier, teacher at Comer Elementary
Vickie Holbrook, teacher at Danielsville Elementary
Ruthie Holloman, teacher at Danielsville Elementary
Allison Whitehead, teacher at Danielsville Elementary
Tracy Bailey, teacher at Hull-Sanford Elementary
Angie Bolemon, teacher at Hull-Sanford Elementary
Amy Hancock, teacher at Hull-Sanford Elementary\
Chris Henderson, systemwide SLP
Amy Freitag, teacher at Madison County Middle
Jan Oglesby, teacher at Madison County Middle
Donna Smith, teacher at Madison County Middle
Pam Weaver, teacher at Madison County Middle
Lori Cameron, Media Specialist at Madison County High
David Clark, Assistant Principal at Madison County High
Clara Crane, teacher at Madison County High
Priscilla Darley, teacher at Madison County High
Wanda Krewer, Counselor at Madison County High
Melissa Mathis, teacher at Madison County High
Jan NeSmith, teacher at Madison County High
Jimmy Phillips, teacher at Madison County High
Vivian Teasley, teacher at Madison County High
Ann Booth, teacher of elementary gifted
 
Mr. Patton seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Mason made a motion to approve supplements as recommended by Mr. Cowne.  Mr. Haggard seconded.  Voting in favor were Mr. Mason, Mr. Haggard, Mr. Power and Mr. Mason.  Ms. Belfield abstained.
 
Ms. Belfield made a motion to approve supplements at SY 02 level.  Mr. Patton seconded.  Ms. Belfield voted in favor.  Voting against was Mr. Haggard, Mr. Patton, Mr. Power and Mr. Mason.
 
Mr. Power made a motion to approve supplement assignments as recommended with the exception for middle school soccer and softball, middle school athletic director, high school athletic director, and high school baseball.  Mr. Haggard seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Power made a motion to remove Tracy Terrell as coach of middle school soccer and softball.  Mr. Mason seconded.  Voting to remove Mr. Terrell was Mr. Power.  Voting to keep Mr. Terrell were Mr. Mason, Mr. Haggard, Mr. Patton and Ms. Belfield.
 
Ms. Belfield made a motion to remove Larry Bryant as middle school athletic director.  Mr. Power seconded.  Voting to remove Mr. Bryant were Mr. Power and Ms. Belfield.  Voting to keep Mr. Bryant were Mr. Haggard, Mr. Patton and Mr. Mason.
 
Mr. Power made a motion to remove Tom Hybl as high school athletic director.  Ms. Belfield seconded.  Voting to remove Mr. Hybl were Mr. Power and Ms. Belfield.  Voting to keep Mr. Hybl were Mr. Patton, Mr. Haggard and Mr. Mason.
 
Mr. Power made a motion to remove Charlie Griffeth as baseball coach.  Ms. Belfield seconded.  Mr. Power voted to remove Mr. Griffeth.  Voting to keep Mr. Griffeth were Mr. Haggard, Mr. Mason, Mr. Patton and Ms. Belfield.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Power seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
 

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