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June 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular

Agenda
1. Call to Order, Invocation
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes from Regular Meeting of May 15, 2018 and Special Meeting of June 1, 2018
4. Public Comments (Board Policy BCAF)
5. Bid Opening for Sixteenth Section Land for lease for Hunting/Fishing:
Section 16, Township 8 North, Range 20 West - 598 acres
Description:  Please contact Mr. Rutland with any questions you have regarding this matter.  This section is located in the Grange area.
6. Monticello Elementary School Action Plan Update - Dr. Flavol Rester
Description:  As noted earlier,, MES is required to report monthly on the progress of its action plan.  With students and teachers out for the summer, this report should be very brief.
7. Financial Matters
Description:  Contact Mr. Martin if you have questions regarding finances.
7.A. Financial Reports
7.B. Approval of Financial Reports as required and pursuant to MS Code (ยง37-9-18) and by State Board Policy 6902 for the month of April 2018
8. Tabled Item from May 15, 2018 Board Meeting:  Approval of Custodial Services as recommended by Rusty Rutland, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  Contact Mr. Rutland if you have questions.   
9. Approval of the following Inter-District Student Transfer Requests from employees:
Rusty Rutland from Walthall County
Kenrda Hooker from Jefferson Davis County
Kristi Moak from Lincoln County  
Cassie Pittman from Jefferson Davis County
Lee Ann Stewart from Jefferson Davis County
Kim Sawyer from McComb School District
Candice Davis from Jefferson Davis County
Brian Biggs from North Pike School District
Ben Battle from Walthall County
Alicia Conerly from Walthall County
April Crozier to Marion County
Description:  This is a list of employees who live out of district requesting that their children attend school in the LCSD.  This request has to been made annually, before July, as required by school board policy.  Kim Sawyer, Candice Davis, Brian Biggs, and Alicia Conerly are new teachers/administrators to the district requesting their children attend school in LC. 
April Corzier is a resident of LC and teaches in Marion County.  She is requesting that her children attend school in Marion County.  FYI, Mrs. Crozier is the pastor's wife at New Hope Baptist Church.
10. Approval of the following Intra-District Student Transfer Requests from employees:
Nick Daley from RPMS to TTAC
Connie Coon from MES to TTAC
Tracey Clark from RPMS to TTAC
Taylor Ballard from MES to TTAC
Schenese Madison from NHAC to RPMS
Sharella Slay from NHAC to MES
Cassie Bridges from NHAC to RPMS
Leigh Holmes from NHAC to MES and RPMS
Kayce Kirkland from TTAC to MES
Larry McPhail from NHAC to MES
Description:  The teachers listed above are requesting that their children attend school at the school in which they work.  These annual requests to the board are required to come to the board before July 1 of each year per school board policy.  Taylor Ballard and Kayce Kirkland are new request.  Mrs. Ballard's child is entering kindergarten and Mrs. Kirkland's child is entering first grade. 
11. Consent Agenda (Non-Personnel)
11.A. Approval of recommendation to continue the contract with Pickering Firm for the 2018-2019 school term as recommended by Rusty Rutland, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  This is an annual service we are required to have to monitor our asbestos in our facilities in the LCSD.  We have retained this firm for years and want to continue utilizing their services.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Rutland.
11.B. Approval of the Lawrence County Technology and Career Center Local Plan Update for the 2018-2019 school term as recommended by Cindy Williamson, Director
Description:  The LCTCC Ag Science Program received approval for the 40 day extended contract for the instructor of the program, therefore, the plan must be reapproved.  Please contact me if you have questions regarding this matter.
11.C. Approval of Mississippi School Board Association for Property/Casualty/Liability Insurance for the 2018-2019 school term as recommended by Jeffery Martin, Business Manager
Description:  Please see the attachment for our annual insurance renewal.  You will notice that we received no additional bids for our annual insurance renewal.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Martin.
11.D. Approval of the following listed job descriptions as recommended by Twyla Oakes, Assistant Superintendent and Tiffany James, Special Education Director:
Special Services Database Administrator
504 Coordinator
K-8 Curriculum Teacher Coach
Description:  Mrs. Oakes and Mrs. James are combining their federal funds to hire an administrator to work in their programs.  This individual will work as a Special Services Database Administrator, 504 Coordinator, and k-8 Curriculum Teacher Coach.  We request the approval of these job descriptions in order to hire Ms. Bryant (who is listed in the consent agenda (personnel) for the 2018-2019 SY.  This position will eliminate the federal programs secretary position you approved earlier in the year.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions. 
11.E. Approval of K-5 Teacher Training and Consulting Contracts as recommended by Twyla Oakes, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  The attached k-5 Teacher Training document is training requested by the MES and NHAC Principals.  These trainings will be available for all k-5 teachers in the district.  Contracts for these trainings are attached as well. 
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Oakes.
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11.F. Approval of product vendor contracts for the 2018-2019 school term as recommended by Twyla Oakes, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  You will find an attachment including a Product/Vendor Summary List which list many of the products we use throughout the year.  These products are up for renewal and your approval is needed in order to have the programs "up and running" for our students in August.  Contracts for these products are attached. 
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Oakes
12. Consent Agenda (Personnel)
12.A. Approval of contract amendment for Daniel Hebert due to receipt of approval from the Mississippi Department of Education for a 40 day extended contract 
Description:  As noted earlier, the LCTCC received approval for extended contract for the instructor of its Ag Science Program.  The contract adjustment will allow Mr. Hebert to work in his program and with his students all year.  This is a request we make every year.  If you have questions, please contact me.
12.B. Approval of the Summer Remedial Reading Services as recommended by Twyla Oakes, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  This summer program satisfies the requirements of the Literacy Based promotion Act for those 3rd grade students who did not pass the 2 assessments given prior to school closing.  I do not have an accurate number of those students who are eligible and who are attending, however.  These students are currently being instructed by Mrs. Rachel de St. Germaine (3rd grade treading eacher at TTAC) at MES.  Retest will be given on June 26 as noted in the attached proposal. 
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Oakes.
12.C. Approval of the employment of Robert Ward and approval to request a license in English
Description:  As noted on the recommendation form, Mr. Ward will be teaching 7/8 grade English at NHAC.  We look forward to Mr. Ward joining the NHAC staff.
12.D. Approval of the employment of La'Keisha Costley and approval to request a license in Business Education
Description:  Ms. Costley will be joining the LCHS staff as a teacher of Business Education.  We look forward to having her on the LCHS staff. 
12.E. Approval of the employment of Anitra Ball and approval to request a license in Special Education
Description:  Mrs. Ball will be joining the RPMS staff as a special education teacher.  We look forward to having Mrs. Ball on the RPMS staff.
12.F. Approval of the re-employment of Nathan Mercer for the 2018-2019 school term
Description:  Mr. Mercer, band director at RPMS and NHAC, submitted his resignation to the school board earlier in the year.  He has expressed a desire to return to the LCSD and the principals have submitted a recommendation for rehire. (see attachments)
Mr. Mercer was an asset to our jr high band programs and our high school band program the past year.  We look forward to having him back. 
Please contact me if you have questions.
12.G. Approval of Bryce Porter as Alternative Education Program Director
Description:  Mr. Porter has been screened by an administrator screening team, interviewed by Mr. Collins and Mrs. Madison, and interviewed by me.  His experience in alternative education is impressive and his understanding of nontraditional students has led me to this recommendation. 
We are looking forward to Mr.  Porter joining the LC Administrator Team as the Lawrence County Alternative Education Program Director.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me.
12.H. Approval of the employment of David Spence as HV/AC Technician for the 2018-2019 school term as recommended by Rusty Rutland, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  Please contact Mr. Rutland if you have questions regarding this recommendation.  Mr. Spence is coming from the Brookhaven District.  He will be coming to us with a wealth of knowledge regarding HVAC and Cafeteria maintenance.  We look forward to what he can do for the LCSD in the field of maintenance. 
12.I. Approval of Lakesia Bryant for Special Services Database Administrator, 504 Coordinator, and K-8 Curriculum Teacher Coach as recommended by Twyla Oakes, Assistant Superintendent and Tiffany James, Special Education Director
Description:  As mentioned earlier, Mrs. Oakes and Mrs. James are recommending Ms. Bryant as Special Service Database Administrator, 504 Coordinator, and K-8 Curriculum Teacher Coach.  Ms. Bryant was one of our administrator applicants  for the assistant principal positions and alternative director position.  She was screened by an administrator screening team and by me.  Discussion among  Mrs. Oakes and Mrs. James generated the attached proposal. I approved their proposal and believe Ms. Bryant can be an asset to our programs in the LCSD.  Please accept their proposal and remember, her salary will be funded through federal funds.  Also, note that Mrs. Oakes will not be filling the federal programs secretary position that was approved earlier in the year. 
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. 
12.J. Approval of Open Library Staff at Monticello Elementary School for the summer of 2018 as recommended by Twyla Oakes, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  This proposal is allowing summer library hours for our students in grades k-4 at MES,  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Oakes. 
12.K. Approval of Deana Bass as a teacher coach at New Hebron Attendance Center as recommended by Twyla Oakes, Assistant Superintendent
Description:  Ms. Alexander utilized Mrs. Bass to assist her 7/8 math teacher to improve instruction in math this past year.  With a new math teacher who is a first year teacher, Ms. Alexander will need her assistance again for the upcoming school year.  Mrs. Bass is a certified math teacher with high school and jr high experience.  If you have questions, please contact me. 
13. Superintendent Comments
Discipline Reports
Student Accidents
Employee Accidents
Student Attendance
Teacher Attendance
Bullying - 1
Drop Outs - None
Annual Reports
Other
Description:  I will spend a very short amount of time on the annual reports.  Mrs. Oakes will review the 2018-2019 Parent/Student Handbook with you.  The handbook will go up for review at our June 29, 2018 Board Meeting. 
We will need to determine a time for the June 29 meeting.  I suggest a mid day meeting on the 29th since it's a Friday.
14. Approval of School Board Policy Section J with the exception of Policy JCAA
Description:  I have removed Policy JCAA due to your concerns.  Please accept my recommendation for the remainder of Section J.  Many of these policies drive the parent/student handbook.  Please contact me if you have questions. 
15. Approval of School Board Policy JCAA
Description:  As I've moved down the agenda, I've discovered that attachments for JCAA have not been loaded.  We will load the attachments in the morning.  When you receive the attachments you should find the current policy with procedures marked out, the first suggested policy, the second recommended policy, and the newly recommended policy.  The newly recommended policy includes procedures with the appeal process for informal due process and formal due process.  You will also note, that the superintendent can uphold the DC decision or change the decision made by the committee.  I talked with Jim Keith regarding this process and it is allowable.  However, if the superintendent reduces the discipline or increases it, she shall make the decision based on the facts presented to the DC. 
if you have questions, please feel free to contact me. 
16. Approval of salary adjustments as recommended by Tammy Fairburn, Superintendent
Description:  Please review the salary adjustments for Mrs. Dixon, Mr. Felder, and Mrs. Madison who have been promoted to principal.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. 
17. Approval of Student Transfer Requests for the 2018-2019
Description:  Please review attachments which include parent request for their children to attend a school outside of the school zone in which they  live.  At the top of each request, I have indicated if the request is a repeat from last year or a new request. 
To keep with our current practice, I suggest we go into executive session in the event there is discussion regarding the students.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. 
17.A. Intra-District     Katina Williams
17.B. Intra-District     Lisa Brown 
17.C. Intra-District     Kenyatta Walls
17.D. Intra-District     Kyle Cupstid
17.E. Intra-District     Terry Jordan
17.F. Intra-District     Cassandra Smith
17.G. Intra-District     Michel Deer
17.H. Intra-District     Nicole Jensen
17.I. Inter-District      Megan Brewer
18. Executive Session (Student Matters)
Description:  We have two student expulsions from the gun incident on the LCHS campus during Relay for Life,  One parent has requested to appeal the superintendent's decision.  He will be at the board meeting.  Information will be provided once the board goes into executive session. 
After decisions have been made for the above students, I will give you a brief update on the students who have been suspended for the threats made at TTAC and LCHS. 

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