September 9, 2014

Minutes of the Savannah R-III School Board of Education

Central Office Meeting Room

Meal 6:15 PM ~  Work Session 6:30 PM ~ 

Open Session 7:00 PM

September 9, 2014

 

 

Work Session Minutes

 

I.          President Jim Vega called the work session meeting to order at 6:32 PM.

 

Members Present:  Jim Vega, President; Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Vice-President; Dyann Duncan, Susan Garrison, and Mark Schneeflock.

 

Members Absent: Linda Kozminski, Jennifer Peterson

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Kate Drew, Board Secretary, Dr. Julia Schmitz, Roxanne Rooney, Kenny Ragland, Leisa Blair, Carma Way, Melissa Ross, Kenna Miller, Ann Hines, Anitra Clark, Toni Svuba, Aimee Addington, Kristin Parker, and Linda Gillispie.

 

II.        Board President Questions/Issues:  None

 

III.       The Board viewed the MSBA Monthly Video.

 

IV.       The Board reviewed information, ballot language and resolution in opposition of Amendment 3.  Melissa Ross, representing the Savannah Amendment 3 Informational Committee, provided the Board with information regarding Amendment 3.

 

V.       The Board reviewed the agenda items.

 

VI.       The Board discussed moving item (Adopt Revised Board Policies), I (Adopt BBFA Policy ~ Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure), J (Adopt Job Descriptions), K (Posting of JHCD Policy ~ Administration of Medications to Students), L (Posting of Job Descriptions) to the consent agenda.

 

VII.                 President Vega adjourned the work session meeting at 7:01 PM.

 

Open Session Minutes

 

I.          President Vega called the open session meeting to order at 7:04 PM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members Present:  Jim Vega, President; Dr. Ken Rosenauer, Vice-President; Dyann Duncan, Susan Garrison, and Mark Schneeflock.

 

Members Absent: Linda Kozminski, Jennifer Peterson

 

Others Present:  Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Kate Drew, Board Secretary, Dr. Julia Schmitz, Roxanne Rooney, Kenny Ragland, Leisa Blair, Carma Way, Melissa Ross, Kenna Miller, Ann Hines, Anitra Clark, Toni Svuba, Aimee Addington, Kristin Parker, and Linda Gillispie.

 

 

II.        Welcome and Communication from Visitors:  Carma Way, President of CTA(Community Teacher Association), listed the individuals on the CTA Board and reported on CTA events upcoming in 2014.

 

III.       Staff Recognition – Harold Morgan, Luther Todd, Anne Bougher, Dennis Burge, Billey Moppin, Linda Gillispie, Anitra Clark, Ann Hines, and Kenna Miller were recognized for exemplary service at Minnie Cline Elementary prior to the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

 

IV.       Mark Schneeflock made the motion to place items (Adopt Amendment 3 Resolution), H(Adopt Revised Board Policies), I (Adopt BBFA Policy ~ Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure), J (Adopt Job Descriptions), K (Posting of JHCD Policy ~ Administration of Medications to Students), L (Posting of Job Descriptions) on the consent agenda.  Dr. Ken Rosenauer seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

 

V.        Mark Schneeflock made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda.  Dr. Ken Rosenauer seconded the motion.  Motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

 

A.        Approval of the August 12, 2014 and August 13, 2014 minutes, as presented. 

 

B.        Approval of bills dated:  August 2014 ~ $2,137,559.99.  September 2014 ~ $273,439.03.

C.         Personnel List was accepted by the Board.

                        Hire:

Lorie Veale               ECSE Para                             8/25/2014

Kelli Tucker              SACC                                      8/18/2014

Morgan Foster         SACC                                      8/18/2014

Walter Honea           HS Custodian                       9/22/2014    

 

Resignation:

Robert Brown          HS Custodian                       8/20/2014

 

Retire:

Cindy Neely              PAT Instructor                     12/31/2014

                       

Extra Duty:

April Acklin              FTA    Assistant                   8/18/2014

 

Substitutes:

Cheri Magna                         Toby Jenkins

Cathy Bowman                    Jamie Lund

Charles Parks                       Ashley Johnson

Kay Brittain                          Lori O’Neal

Sean Nelson                          Cassandra Pokorny

William Merritt

 

 

*F.      The Board adopted the Amendment 3 Resolution as presented. 

Savannah R-III Board of Education

 

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 on the November ballot is a state mandate that shifts local control for educational decisions away from parents, teachers, administrators and school boards; and

 

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 is a poorly drafted and deeply flawed proposal that has many unintended consequences for teachers, administrators and school boards; and

 

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 would prevent school boards from hiring, promoting, compensating or dismissing teachers in accordance with board policy; and

 

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 would force taxpayers to pay for additional standardized tests at a time when our public schools remain significantly underfunded by the state; and

 

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 significantly changes teacher evaluations away from a tool to improve teacher performance;

 

Therefore be it RESOLVED, the Savannah R-III Board of Education on this 9th day of September, hereby opposes Amendment 3 on the November ballot.

 

*H.     The Board adopted the revised Board Policies as presented. 

                CBG               (Evaluation of the Superintendent)

            CFB                (Evaluation of Principals)

            GCN               (Evaluation of Professional Staff)

            GBBDA         (Family and Medical Leave Act)

            GBCC                        (Staff Use of Communication Devices)

            GBLB            (References)

 

*I.       The Board adopted BBFA Policy ~ Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure as presented

*J.       The Board adopted the Job Descriptions as presented. 


Superintendent

                        Principal

                        Assistant Principal

                        Accountant/Treasurer

                        Special Services Director

                        Athletic/Activities Director

                        A+ Coordinator

                        Teacher

                        Paraprofessional

                        Building Secretary

                        Maintenance/Facilities Director

                        Maintenance

                        Custodian

                        Food Service Director

                        Food Service Manager

                        Cafeteria Worker


 

*K.      The Board accepted the posting of JHCD Policy ~ Administration of Medications to Students ~ as presented. 

*L.      The Board accepted the posting of the Job Descriptions as presented.

                                Assistant Superintendent

                        Technology Director

                        Assistant Technology Director

 

VI.       Action Items:  Requires Motion

 

D.        General Journal ~ $4,889,220.03.  Susan Garrison made the motion to approve the general journal.  Dyann Duncan seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 5-0 vote. 

E.         Student Assessment Results were presented by Dr. Julia Schmitz, Dr. Tim Mattson, and Mr. Zac Coughlin, by written report. Dyann Duncan made the motion to accept the report as presented.  Susan Garrison seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 5-0 vote. 

G.        A draft agenda of the Strategic Planning meeting was presented.  Susan Garrison made the motion to hold the meeting on October 29, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Middle School.  Mark Schneeflock seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 5-0 vote.

VI.     District Reports were presented.

                High School

            Middle School

            Amazonia

            Helena

            John Glenn

            Minnie Cline

            Special Services ~ Therapists

 

VII.     Dr. Ken Rosenauer made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Susan Garrison seconded the motion.  Motion carried with a 5-0 vote.  TIME: 7:38 PM.

 

 

 

 

_____________________________                       ___________________________

Jim Vega, Board President                                                  Kate Drew, Board Secretary