OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING
The Wayne County Board of Education met in regular session
on Monday, December 16, 2002, at
in the Administration Office located at 555 South Sunset Boulevard,
call to order was given by Chairman Lewis and followed by the invocation, given
by Martin Proudfoot, which was followed by the Wayne County High School JROTC
cadets presenting the Flag of the
Adoption of Agenda
(Recommended Consent) The following items were identified as consent items: B-1, B-2,
and F-1. The motion to approve the agenda with the designated consent items was made by Paul Drawdy with a second by Martin Proudfoot. Approved: 4-0
Public Participation None
A-1 Recognition of Board Member Service
Superintendent Grove recognized Marissa Jones Lewis for her service to the Wayne County School Board for the past four years, serving as Chairman of the Board for 2001 and 2002.
Superintendent Grove recognized Martin Proudfoot for his service to the Wayne County School Board for a total of 22 years, serving terms during 1973-1984 and 1993-2002. He is retiring this month.
A-2 School Spotlight –
Martha Puckett Middle School
Assistant Principal Denise Voyles provided a “Winner Wonderland” presentation
highlighting the many accomplishments of
A-3 Recognition of 3-AAAAA Drama Winners
Wayne County High School Drama students were recognized by Superintendent Grove for their win in the Region 3-AAAAA One-Act Play Competition.
The November 2002 Financial Report was approved by consent.
* B-2 Title VI-B Special Education Budget Request
Due to an increase in students receiving special education services at Wayne County High School, class sizes in some classes exceed state rules for maximum class size. This can be addressed by placing a paraprofessional in the classes that exceed maximum class size. This position will be paid through Special Education Title VI-B Grant funding and will require a revision of the budget. No local funds will be used to compensate the person hired for this position, which will be filled for the remainder of this school year. This item was approved by consent.
F-1 Personnel Recommendations
Superintendent Grove recommended that the Board approve the following personnel actions:
Stephanie M. Black
This item was approved by consent.
Martin Proudfoot expressed his appreciation for working with the present board members and the school system.
John Swingle and Paul Drawdy expressed their appreciation to Martin Proudfoot and Marissa Jones Lewis for their contributions to the school system.
Marissa Jones Lewis thanked the board members and the community for their support during her service on the board.
Superintendent Grove reminded the Board members of the following dates:
December 19 – January 3 – Holidays for students
December 23 – January 3 – Holidays for staff
January 6 – School resumes
Superintendent Grove requested Board action on changing the dates of the work session and regular board meeting in January to avoid conflicts with holidays.
John Swingle moved to have the work session on Friday, January 10, 2003, at 8:30 AM, with a second from Paul Drawdy. Approved: 4-0
John Swingle moved to have the regular board meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 6:00 PM, with a second by Marissa Jones Lewis. Approved: 4-0
Superintendent Grove requested Board action to approve the following meetings as official meetings:
October 29, 2002 – GSBA District 8 Workshop
December 5-7, 2002 – GSBA in Atlanta
December 18, 2002 – Legislative Liaison Workshop in Dublin
February 2-4, 2003 – Federal Relations Board in Washington, D.C.
Chairman Lewis moved to make the meetings recommended by Superintendent Grove as official meetings. John Swingle seconded the motion. Approved: 4-0
John Swingle made a motion to go into executive session to discuss compensation of an employee. Paul Drawdy seconded the motion. Approved: 4-0
After executive session John Swingle made a motion to reconvene into open session. Martin Proudfoot seconded the motion. Approved: 4-0
In open session, Marissa Jones Lewis moved to approve a one year renewal contract for high school principal Mike Rowland. Paul Drawdy seconded the motion. Approved: 4-0
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.M. on a motion by Marissa Jones Lewis and a second by Martin Proudfoot. Approved: 4-0