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J Page 6 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Minutes Of The Wilkinson County Board Of Education. On motion by Billy Spiller, seconded by Fannie Bateaste, and carried by unanimous vote, the board granted authority to review and accept quotes/bids for progress monitoring soft- ware. School Board Member Johnny Smallwood stated that the last time Waycast- er was at the board meeting, we talked about building specs; however, we have to be careful with our spend- ing on the upcoming work. He continued by stating some contractors may come back later and say that they need to do change orders or extra work, exceeding the original costs. Smallwood proposed asking Roy Perry to come back and inspect the buildings for the district every two weeks or so. St- perintendent Jackson stat- ed she will consult with him but she is sure there will be a cost assessed so she will bring him back to discuss it. School Board Attorney Nathaniel Armistad stated that we have an architect assigned to inspect the proj= ects and we will have him sign an AIA agreement and all change orders will have to be approved by the board. He continued by stating we have to hold the architect accountable. No action was - taken. School Business Man- ager Nakia Anderson stated that the district received the Workers Compensation re- newal proposal for October 2017 thru September 2018 from the MSBA Workers Compensation Trust in the amount of $106,090.00. She continued by stating the costs will be paid quarterly and the district will receive a portion of the funds back after the WC audit is complete at the end of the coverage year. A motion was made by Fannie Bateaste to accept the proposal from MSBA for Workers Compensation Insurance. Said motion was seconded by Frederick An- derson. School Board Presi- dent Linda Boyd asked how many workers compensation claims the board currently has. School Business Man- ager Nakia Anderson stated she is unsure of the active number of claims. Boyd asked for an update at the next meeting. Said motion was carried unanimously. A motion 'was made by Frederick Anderson to put the discussion on the floor. Said motion was seconded by Fannie Bateaste. School Board Member Johnny Smallwood asked for the total cost to initiate a new - baseball program. Super- intendent Jackson stated she does know what the total cost was but that it . (Continued from Page 5) is included in the budget. School Board Member Billy Spiller stated that if the board suspended baseball, the board has to vote to reinstate baseball. Those voting "naye" were Fannie Bateaste, Frederick Ander- son, and Billy Spiller. Linda Boyd voted "yaye." Johnny Smallwood abstained. Superintendent Jackson stated there are two student transfer requests being re- submitted to the board for approval due to mileage verifications. School Board Member Frederick Ander- son asked what does the law state in reference to student transfers. School Board Attorney Nathaniel Armistad explained the law. On motion by Frederick Anderson, seconded by Fan- nie Bateaste, and carried by unanimous vote, the board approved the following student transfer requests to Franklin County School District: Jacob I. Harper Jazmin P. Harper On motion by Freder- ick Anderson, seconded by Fannie Bateaste, and car- ried by unanimous vote, the student transfer request for Deveron Dennis, Jr. to Nat- chez-Adams School District was approved. On motion by Billy Spiller, seconded by Fannie Bateaste, and carried by unanimous vote, the board voted to add the following two claims to the claims docket: Travel for Superinten- dent Jackson to the 2017 MSBA Policy Conference Travel for Linda Boyd to the 2017 MSBA Policy Con- ference On the recommenda- tion of Angela Perry, Food Service Supervisor, Super- intendent Jackson recom- mended the following indi- viduals for employment for the remainder of the 2017- 2018 school year: Frances Scott - Cafete- ria Manager, retroactive to September 25, 2017; Wendy Slan - Fresh Fruits & Vegetable, retroac- tive to September 1, 2017; Naomi Dunbar - Fresh etable, for the 2017-2018 SY. On motion by Billy Spiller, second by Fannie Bateaste, and carried by unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of rec- ommendation for employ- ment for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On motion by Johnny Smallwood, seconded by Fannie Bateaste, and car- ried by unanimous vote, the board voted to approve the following request for salvage delete and removal from fixed assets: (Here follows COPY OF SALVAGE DELETE) Superintendent Jackson notified the board that she has been contacted by indi- viduals requesting to rent the vacant school homes in Centreville, MS. She contin- ued by stating she notified them that it is a board de- cision and asked the board how to proceed. A brief discussion followed. School Board Attorney Nathaniel Armistad stated he would check with the Tax Asses- sor to verify the fair market value to determine a rental price. Superintendent Jack- son recommended Vanessa Lawrence for employment as the Textbook Coordina- tor for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On motion by Johnny Smallwood, seconded by Billy Spiller, and carried by unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of rec- ommendation for employ- ment for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On the recommendation of Chaos Bradford, Federal Programs Director, Super- intendent Jackson recom- mended Kathryn Turner for employment as a Tutor, ret- roactive to September 26, 2017, for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On motion by Fannie Bateaste, seconded by Bil- ly Spiller, and carried by unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of rec- ommendation for employ- ment for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On the recommendation of Sharon Robinson; Prin- cipal of Finch Elementary School, Superintendent Jackson recommended Ruby Dixon for employ- ment as a Special Educa- tion Teacher for the remain- der of the 2017-2018 school year. On motion by Johnny Smallwood; seconded by Fannie Bateaste, and car- ried by unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of recommendation for em- ployment for the remain- der of the 2017-2018 school year. On the recommendation of Chavis Bradford, Federal Programs Director, Super- intendent Jackson recom- mended Trimeka Gaines for employment as a Parent Liaison for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. A motion was made by Fannie Bateaste to put the discussion on the floor. Said motion was seconded by Frederick Anderson. School Board Member Frederick Anderson asked how many positions can one person have and do a good job in at one time, and .if there was a statute or law on this. Superintendent Jackson stated there is no statute or law and some of the po- sitions she has are not full- time positions. The board voted to reject the letter of recommendation on Trime- ka Gaines due to excessive positions. The motion was carried unanimously. On the recommendation of Jason Hamilton, Princi- pal of William Winans Mid- dle School, Superintendent Jackson recommended Si- erra Benjamin for employ- ment as a Long-Term Sub- On motion by Johnny Smallwood, seconded by Billy Spiller, and carried by unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of rec- ommendation for employ- ment for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On the recommendation of Jason Hamilton, Princi- pal of William Winans Mid- dle School, Superintendent Jackson recommended Jane King for employment as a Substitute Teacher for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On motion by Johnny Smallwood, seconded by Billy Spiller, and carried by unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of rec- ommendation for employ- ment for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Jackson recommended the following individuals for employment for ~the 2017-2018 school year: Jarrett Henderson - Head Varsity Boys Basket- ball Coach Alvin Fosselman - Assis- tant Varsity Boys Basket- ball Coach Jarrett Henderson - Head Varsity Girls Basket- ball Coach Alvin Fosseiman - Assis- tant Varsity Girls Basket- ball Coach Priscilla Russ - Head Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach Breshianna Day - Assis- tant Jr. High Boys Basket- ball Coach Trimeka Gaines - Head Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach Breshianna Day - Assis- tant Jr. High Girls Basket- ball Coach A motion was made by stitute for the remainder of. Billy Spiller to put the dis- Board Attorney Nathanieli Armistad stated the board can see the background checks but usually the in-: dividuals are working by" the time they come back. He continued by stating if there is a hit on the back-: ground check, he would advise the superintendent to meet with the principal, and employee, and then no- tify the board. School Board President Linda Boyd stat~. ed that the board has been told in the past that back: ground checks have been, done but they have not. A discussion followed:: Those voting"yea" were Lin-. da Boyd, Fannie Bateaste, and Billy Spiller. Those: voting "nay" were Johnny: Smallwood and Frederick Anderson. On motion by Johnny' Smallwood, seconded by Fannie Bateaste, and car- ried by unanimoqs vote, the letter of resignation from Donald Jackson as a full-, time bus driver, effective: September 28, 2017, was approved. The board took a three (3): minute recess. On motion by Johnny: Smallwood, seconded by Frederick Anderson, and carried by unanimous vote/ the board voted to go into, : closed session to determine the need to go into execu-: tive session. ' : On motion by Freder- ick Anderson, seconded by: Billy Spiller, and carried by~ unanimous vote, the board voted to go in executive ses-: sion to discuss student mat-' : ters, personnel, and litiga- tion. The parent of Student:- #2018-0001 approached the board to discuss the suspen- sion of her child. A brief dis- the 2017-2018 school year. cussion on the floor. Said cussion followed. On the recommendation tor, recommended Donald On motion by Frederick motion was seconded by On motion by Freder, Anderson, seconded by Fan- Fannie Bateaste. ick Anderson, seconded by nie Bateaste, and carried by School Board Member Billy Spiller, and carried by: unanimous vote, the board Johnny Smallwood asked unanimous vote, the board' approved the letter of rec- if Jarrett Henderson was came out of executive ses- ommendation for employ- present at the meeting and sion. : ment for the remainder of if the district has a resume No action was taken on the 2017-2018 school year. on him. Superintendent Student #2018-0001. :: In lieu of Superintendent Jackson stated he is not On motion by Freder-: Jackson, Chavis Bradford, present but she does have ick Anderson, seconded by Federal Programs Direc- his resume. Smallwood Johnny Smallwood, and: stated that the board nor- carried by unanimous vote; ) Fruits & Vegetable, retroac- of Derek Morgan, MLK Ca- Jackson for employment as mally interviews the indi- the board voted to hire tive to September 1, 2017; reer & Technology Director, a Substitute Bus Driver for viduals for head coach po- Lane Reed as the hearingl Kattie Hall- Fresh Fruits Superintendent Jackson the remainder 2017-2018sitions and he is concerned officer. & Vegetable, retroactive to recommended Jarrett Hen- school year. about the whole structure On motion by Freder- September 1, 2017; derson for employment as On motion by Johnny of the program. School ick Anderson, seconded by: TreAnthony Washington a Teacher, retroactive to Smallwood, seconded by Board Member Billy Spiller Billy Spiller, and carried by - Fresh Fruits & Vegetable, September 14, 2017, for the Billy Spiller, and carried;by::' asked if background checks urianimous vote, the meet:', retroactive to September 1, 2017; Freddie Byrd - Fresh Fruits & Vegetable, retroac- tive to September 1, 2017; Isola Newman - Substi- tute for Fresh Fruits & Veg- etable, for the 2017-2018 sy; Tracie Tickles - Substi- tute for Fresh Fruits & Veg- remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. On motion by Fannie Bateaste, seconded by Fred- crick Anderson, and car- tied by unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of recommendation for em- ployment for the remain- der of the 2017-2018 school year. unanimous vote, the board approved the letter of rec- ommendation for employ- ment for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Jack- son recommended William Murphy for employment as a Substitute Teacher for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. were being completed on all individuals being recom- mended. Superintendent Jackson stated she wouldn't bring anyone around with- out a background check and it is a requirement to be an employee. School Board Frederick Anderson asked if the board can see the background checks. School ing adjourned. '~ Linda Boyd, President Wilkinson County Board of Education Billy Spiller, Secretary t Wilkinson County Board of Education Kimberly Jackson, : Superintendent Wilkinson County: Board of Education November 8, 2017 STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WILKINSON The Wilkinson County Board of Education met in regular session at 5:00 p.m Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in the Office of the Su- perintendent of Education with the following members present: Frederick Ander- son - District 1; Linda Boyd, President - District 2; Fan- nie Bateaste - District 3; Billy Spiller, Secretary - Dis- trict 4; Johnny Smallwood, Vice President - District 5. In addition to the forego- ing members of the Board, Superintendent Kimberly M. Jackson, School Board Attorney Nathaniel Armis- tad, and others from the community were present. The meeting was called to order by School Board President Linda Boyd with a short prayer. On motion by Fannie Bateaste, seconded by Fred- crick Anderson, and car- ried by unanimous v.~te, the agenda was approved with the fbllowing items: 1) Call to Order and Invocation; 2) Adoption of Agenda; 3)Ap- proval of Minutes of the Last Meeting; 4) Reports: 4.1) Re- ceipt and Disbursement; 4.2) Prepaid Claims; 4.3) Recon- ciled Bank Statements; 4.4) Statement of Revenues and Expenditures; 4.5) Current Budget Status; 4.6) Cash Flow Statement by Month; 4.7) Combined Balance Sheet; 5) Claims; 6) Student Recognitiori; 7) Public Com- ments; 8) Authority to Grant Temporary Access to Sec- tion 15, Township 3 North, Range 1 West and Section 16, Township 3 North, Range 1 East; 9) Accreditation Sta- tus; 10) Approval of Policies: Sections A, B, & C; 11) Prin- cipal Report; 12) Superinten- dent Report; 13) Authority to Amend Budget - Reallocate Baseball Budget to the Band Budget; 14) Special Services: 14.1) Authority to Apply for: 14.1.1) IDEA, Part B FY18 : $31,771.00; 14.1.2) IDEA, Preschool FY18 - $12,920.00; 14.2) Authority to Accept Bids: 14.2.1) Key Rehabili- tation, Associates: a) Occu- pational Therapy Services and Assessment; b) Physical Therapy Services and AS- sessment; 14.2.2) Southwest Consultants: a) Psychome- trist Services; b) Behavioral Services (Conduct Func- tional Behavioral Assess- ment); 15)Authority to Ac- cept Bid for EZ Assessment, Evaluation, Lesson Planner, Tracker, and Student Sup- port Network Applications; 16) Authority to Accept Bids: 16.1) Repairs & Renovations at Finch Elementary School Gymnasium; 16.2) Repairs & Renovations at Wilkinson County Elementary School Gymnasium; 16.3) Repairs & Renovations at Wilkinson County High School Gymna- sium; 16.4) Repairs & Reno- vations at William Winans Middle School Gymnasium; 16.5) Repairs & Renovations at William Winans Middle School Building; 17) Trans- portation; 18) Request for Salvage Delete; 19) Approv- al to Remove and Dispose of Old House - MLK Career & Technology Complex; 20) Resignations; 21) Recom- mendations; 22) Executive Session: 22.1) Personnel; 22.2) Student School Board President Linda Boyd stated that it was brought to her attention that the October Board Min- utes did not reference back- ground checks, so it needed to be added to the minutes. Superintendent Jackson stated that the board needed to add the recommendation of employment for the Food Service employees and two reimbursement requests for Linda Boyd and herself needed to be added to the claims docket and minutes for the October Board Meet- ing. A motion was made by Fannie Bateaste to approve the October Board Minutes with the aforementioned changes. Said motion was seconded by Billy Spiller and carried unanimously. Superintendent Jackson notified the board that the board minutes from the Au- gust 14, 2017, special board meeting needed to be ap- proved. School Board Presi- dent Linda Boyd stated the minutes can be approved once the 'necessary correc- tions have been made. School Board President Linda Boyd asked the board ff they had any questions on the fmancial reports. School Board Member Johnny Smallwood asked how the district looks at this time of year. School Business Man- ager Nakia Anderson stated that it is bittersweet right now because we don't have all of our certified staff in place, but we are maintain- ing at the moment. Small- wood asked if we will have to go into 16th section funds. Anderson said yes but not right now. Smallwood asked if there were any unforeseen items lingering. Anderson stated she would know more next month once the Decem- ber child count and MSIS personnel has cleared, be- cause that dictates MAEP funding. She also stated that the budgets for the federal programs departments have not been approved yet, so the district is loaning those departments funds, which are currently not being re- imbursed. On motion by Johnny Smallwood, seconded by Billy Spiller, and carried by unanimous vote, the Receipt and Disbursement Report for the month of October 2017 was approved. On motion by Johnny Smallwood, seconded Billy Spiller, and carried by unanimous vote, the twenty- six (26) prepaid claims for October 2017 were approved. On motion by Johnny Smallwood, seconded by Billy Spiller, and carried by unanimous vote, the follow- ing reports were approved: October 2017 Reconciled Bank Statements; October 2017 Statement of Revenues and Expendi- tures; October 2017 Current Budget Status Report; October 2017 Cash Flow Statement by Month; October 2017 Combined Balance Sheet. On motion by Frederick Anderson, seconded by Billy Spiller, and carried by unan- imous vote, Claims 340,936 to 341,136 were approved for payment. Claimant Name, Claim Amount, Fund Descrip- tion Angel Petals & Parties, $24.00, 1151, Cheerleader; Buffalo Services, $13,932.26, 1120, Diesel Fuel For Woodville; Buffalo Services, $3,724.20, 1120, Diesel For Centreville; Central Office Supplies, $227.94, 2211, Computer Lab; Quill, $759.96, 2311, Tech- nology; Decker Inc/School Fix, $671.49, 1120, Chalkboard; Smith Printing-Natchez, $67.53, 1151, Print Football Game Tickets; Treppendahl's Super Foods, $130.00, 2211, Open House; Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety, $30.00, 1120, Re- paired Water Heater; Orkin Pest Control, $240.75, 2711, Treated Yel- low Jacket Nest; Sanders Repair Service, $68.98, 1120, Repaired Trimmer/Hedger; Treppendahl's Super by Foods, $156.00, 2112, Lem- Waste Mgt. of South MS-- ons WCES Cafeteria; Natchez, $934.50, 1120, Wilk. Farmers CoOp Dumpster Service-WCES, $3.49, 2110, Electric Plug WCHS; C Spire Wireless, $118.2& '~ FES; Frederick Anderson, $13.80, 1120, Travel Board Meeting 10/11/17; Fannie Bateaste, $16.56, 1120, Travel Board Meeting 10/11/17; Linda Boyd, $12.88, 1120, Travel Board Meeting 10/11/17; Johnny Smallwood, $11.04, 1120, Travel Board Meeting 10/11/17; Brandon Sanders, $90.39, ll51,Reimburse Diesel Bus 14-2 Laponta Jones, $126.96, 1120, Travel 10/3-4/17 Work' shop; Nakia Stewart Anderson, $72.46, 1120, Meals 10/17- 20/17 CA Conference; Prairie Farms Dairy, $336.50, 2110, Ice Cream FES Cafe; Crumbley Paper Com- pany, Inc $2,208.94, 2110, Food & Supplies Cafeterias; Positive Pest Control, $100.00, 1120, Pest; Positive Pest Control, $80.00, 2110, Pest; Borden Dairy, $2,702.62, 2110, Milk All Cafeterias; Cintas Corp. #252, $1,185.30, 2110, Mats, Mops, Supplies, Uniforms; The Merchants Company, $19,903.86, 2110, Foods Caf- eterias; 08 Entergy, $9,633.79, 1120, Light Bill WCHS; 08 Entergy, $496.67, 1120, Light Bill, WCHS Cafeteria; 01 Entergy, $101.64, 1120, Light Bill Bus Shop; 01 Entergy, $594,30, 1120, Light Bill Central Office; 01 Entergy, $2,332.02, 2711, Light Bill Vo-Tech; 06 Entergy, $4,634.40, 1120, Dumpster FES, WWMS; Waste Mgt. of MS-Mc- Comb, $2,875.59, 1120, Dumpster Service FES, WWMS; 1120, District Cellphones;,; A Coast Tours, $2,000.00, 1151, Senior Trip 2018; '. Gatens Adventures Um limited, $4,712.00, 1151, Se- nior Trip 2018; Casey Dobson, $243.60, 2511, Hotel Reimburse 10/18-19/17; Price Pest Control, $75.00, : 2711, Gnats-Biting Flies; Shawanna Turner, $163:35, 2511,Meals/Travel 10/17-19/17 Train; Mary Scott, $94.76, 2511, Travel 10/23/17 Workshop; Sarah Ann Stanwood, $78.52, 2290, Meals 10/17- 20/17 Conference; . : Treppendahl's Super Foods, $625.00, 2112, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables WCES; : Redd Pest Control, $14.42, 1120, Pest; :: Price Pest Control, $50.00, 2711, Regular Pest; : Millsaps College, $450.00, 2511, Registration : Mary Scott; : 01 Entergy, $217.89, 1120, Light Bill Title I/-: School Lunch; S/W MS Electric, $37.50, 1120, Security " Light.: WCHS; Impact Education Group; LLC, $1,600.00, 2511, In. : structional Strategy Train- ing; Sarah Ann Stanwood/: $182.16, 2290, Travel 10/17 20/17 Conference; Valery Fountain, $57.39,' 2211, Travel, Oct. 2017 Home Visits; Sharon Boyd, $147.20(" 2511 Travel, 10/20/17 Workshop; '" Gary K. Smith, $75.00," 2511, Stipend 10/12/17 Im-" pact Training; Ken Perry, $75.00; 25111" Stipend 10/12/17 Impact'~ Training; ,-; (Continued on Page 7) '"