Prentis Adcock, President of the Board, requested a motion and was reminded no vote was needed, because the board had already approved the purchase of the doors. Priscilla Magee, AssistantSuperintendent, clarified Tuesday morning after the meeting the purchase required no action from the board. It came under items budgeted in buildings and repair.
First on the agenda for the meeting was Karen Bryant, Principal of Taylorsville Elementary. Magee said Bryant could not be at the meeting but wanted to let them know she was going to use funds already in her budget for after school tutoring. Magee said, “She is going to use approximately $1000 over a span of nine weeks. It requires no action on your part. It’s just for information purposes.”
The board members approved the amendments to the FY2010 – 2011 budget to the actual amounts or revenue and expenditures. Lisa Thompson, Business Manager for the school district, told Hancock they needed to schedule a meeting for a workday. They agreed on Thursday, October 13, 2011 after lunch. All of the board members were present for the meeting and agreed to the work session day. The votes recorded on the matters concerning the school board were unanimous during the remainder of the meeting.
Ocean Springs School District donated a 2005 International handicap bus to the Smith County School District. The board members voted to accept the donation. Miles explained the Transportation Director, John Adcock, had mentioned to Ocean Springs they needed one. Miles said, “The bus is a 65 passenger bus and supposedly in good shape.”
In personnel matters, Ava Green and Cacee Payne were added to the substitute teacher list at Raleigh Elementary School. Katina M. Brooks upgraded her license to AA and her salary increase is $45,015.00.
Students, Braiden and Abbie Smith were transferred from Smith County to Scott County. Brittney and Emily Blackwell transferred to West Jasper. No funds will follow any of these students.
School bus turnarounds were approved for Brian Rand in Beat Two and Robert Lane in Beat Five.
The consent agenda, including the September minutes, claims, food service items, disposal of fixed assets and overtime with extra salaries was approved. One item not invoiced in time to get on the claims docket was $3995.00 to Leonard Keyes, Jr. for janitorial services. The board members approved payment for the services.
The request for the return of the performance bond in the amount of $4627.00 to Blackwell Timber Company, LLC was approved.
On the agenda to speak to board members were Lydia Marie James, Chasity Grayson, Leslie Carrell, Hugh Robinson, Keith and Stephanie Gammage. Adcock said they would speak to them in executive session and waited for the public to leave before continuing with the meeting.