Sep 17th, 2013
Board of Trustees Meeting (Minutes)
Monday, August 19, 2013
Lake Wales High School (Media Center)
Trustees Present: Chair Keith Wadsworth, Vice-Chair Danny Gill, Terry Fasel, Cassandra Denmark, Jimmy Nelson, Betty Wojcik, Cindy Landen
Staff Present: Superintendent Jesse Jackson, Paula Alford, Angela Heyward, Marie Cherrington-Gray, Brian Fisher, Elizabeth Tyler, Deirdre Mithaug, Julio Acevedo, Meghan Balliett, Ken Henson, Barbara Jones, Donna Dunson, Damien Moses, Jennifer Barrow, Gail Quam, Frances McMichael, Chris Reams
Others Present: Brenda Brader, Phil Attinger, Robin Gibson, Families supporting recognition recipients.
- I. CALL TO ORDER Keith Wadsworth, Chair
The meeting was called to order at 5:00pm.
- II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Principal Dunson.
- III. APPROVAL OF WORK SESSION AND BOARD MEETING
MINUTES (July 22, 2013)
Recommend approval of the Work Session and Board Meeting minutes for July 22, 2013. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Trustee Cassandra Denmark. Motion carried unanimously.
- IV. SCHEDULED PERSON’S ADDRESSING THE BOARD (none)
- V. RECOGNITIONS Jesse Jackson, Superintendent
Superintendent Jackson and Chair Keith Wadsworth presented special awards to several staff members for outstanding service to the schools and students.
Donna Dunson, Principal – Outstanding Leadership Supporting School Transformation
Daniele Shick, Assistant Principal – Outstanding Leadership Supporting LWCS Program
Gail Quam, Principal – Outstanding Leadership Improved Student Achievement
Kenneth Henson, Principal – Outstanding Leadership Supporting LWCS Food Service
Paula Alford, School Nurse – Outstanding Leadership Supporting LWCS Students
Damien Moses, Principal – Outstanding Leadership Supporting Student Achievement
Richard Columbo, Transportation Dir. – Leadership Supporting LWCS Transportation
Melisa Williams, Transportation Coordinator – Outstanding Transportation Support
Cheryl Pitts, Transportation Coordinator – Outstanding Transportation Support
Marie Cherrington-Gray, Superintendent Assistant – Outstanding Support to LWCS
- VI. FINANCIAL REPORT Brian Fisher, CFO
Recommend approval of the Financial Report as reviewed and presented at the August 19,2013 Board Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Betty Wojcik and seconded by Vice Chair Danny Gill. Motion carried unanimously.
- VII. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Jesse Jackson, Superintendent
- A. BOARD MEMBERS SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES 2013-2014
Recommend approval to set the 2013-2014 school responsibilities for the Board of Trustees as presented and discussed at the August 19, 2013 Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Chair Keith Wadsworth. Motion carried unanimously.
- B. INSURANCE RECOMMENDATION
Recommend moving forward with the recommendation as presented and discussed at the August 19, 2013 Work Session by CFO Brian Fisher and recommended by the Finance Committee. Superintendent Jackson called for a motion to approve. Motion to approve was made by Vice Chair Danny Gill and seconded by Trustee Cassandra Denmark. Motion carried unanimously.
- C. PERSONNEL CHANGES
Recommend approval of the Personnel Changes as distributed and discussed at the August 19, 2013 Board of Trustees Work Session. Superintendent Jackson called for a motion to approve with the in-field correction of Dana Robertson. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Trustee Betty Wojcik. Motion carried unanimously.
- NEXT BOARD WORK SESSION AND MEETING
The September Board of Trustee Work Session and Board Meeting will be on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary. The Work Session will begin at 3:30 PM and the Board Meeting at 5:00 PM.
- VIII. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT Keith Wadsworth, Chair
Thanks to all the Principals – wonderful kickoff to begin the year! It was very organized and timely. Thanks for all your efforts!
- IX. TRUSTEES REPORTS
Vice Chair Gill: I am excited about this year. If your schools need anything, please let me know.
Trustee Nelson: The Leadership Meeting Common Core discussion was great.
Trustee Wojcik: I look forward to another great year!
Trustee Fasel: I enjoyed the Leadership Meeting with the Common Core discussion and also the Chamber Welcome Back event.
- X. OTHER BUSINESS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
This year kicks off a new assessment system. The payoff will be at the end of the school year. There will be Effective and Highly Effective teacher awards.
- XI. ADJOURN
Meeting adjourned at 5:27pm
Board Approved: Sept. 16, 2013