WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

December 16, 2002

Monday, 6:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

 

The Wayne County Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, December 16, 2002, at 6:00 PM in the Administration Office located at 555 South Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, Georgia 31545.  Present were:  Chairman Marissa Jones Lewis and Members Paul Drawdy, Martin Proudfoot, John Swingle; and Superintendent Harley Grove.

 

Call to Order                          The 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 United States of America.  Marissa Jones Lewis read the mission statement, featured belief and featured direction.

 

 

Minutes for Approval            The minutes of the November 18, 2002, meeting were approved.  A motion to approve was made by Martin Proudfoot with a second by Paul Drawdy.  Approved:  4-0

 

 

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.     RESOLUTIONS/RECOGNITIONS

 

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

 

            Martha Puckett Middle School Assistant Principal Denise Voyles provided a “Winner Wonderland” presentation highlighting the many accomplishments of Martha Puckett Middle School students.

 

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.

 

 

B.     FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

 

 

  *  B-1      November 2002 Financial Report      

 

            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.

 

     

 

C.     SUPPORT SERVICES, FACILITIES/CONSTRUCTION AND PLANNING

 

 

None

 

 

 

D.    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, STUDENT SUPPORT AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT

 

 

            None

 

 

E.     SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES

 

None

 

              

F.  PERSONNEL

 

F-1      Personnel Recommendations

 

                  Superintendent Grove recommended that the Board approve the following personnel actions:

                                   

                        Certified Resignation

                        Calvin Pitchford

 

Classified Recommendations

                       

Stephanie M. Black

JoAnn Davidson

Veronica Easley

James Erickson

Amy Snyder

 

Classified Resignations

 

Christina Hartnett

Melissa McCray

Ragen Thornton

 

            This item was approved by consent.

 

                       

G.  SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

 

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.

 

 

H.    SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

 

 

 

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

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

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