May 10th, 2014
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Hillcrest Elementary (Cafeteria)
5:00 PM Agenda
Trustees Present: Vice-Chair Danny Gill, Cindy Landen, Cheryl Garnett, Terry Fasel, Cassandra Denmark, Jimmy Nelson
Staff Present: Superintendent Jesse Jackson, Angela Heyward, Marie Cherrington-Gray, Brian Fisher, Julio Acevedo, Ken Henson, Donna Dunson, Damien Moses, Gail Quam, Paula Alford, Mary Beth Claypool, Deirdre Mithaug, Anuj Saran, Jennifer Barrow, Stacie Padgett, Barbara Jones, Kim Griffiths, Daniele Shick, Marissa Story
Others Present: Brenda Brader, Robin Gibson, Shelly Blum, Natasha Lias, Bill Ouelette, Brian Albertson, Mike Justice, Jake Clifton and representatives from our local churches being recognized.
I. CALL TO ORDER Keith Wadsworth, Chair
The meeting was called to order at 5:03pm
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by a group of Special Hillcrest Hawks. After the Pledge of Allegiance we had a fantastic performance of several songs from the Hillcrest Steel Drum team. Shaylor O’Bryant also had a solo performance of Wipe Out.
III. BOARD RECOGNITIONS: Keith Wadsworth, Chair & Jesse Jackson, Supt.
We had a special check presentation Bill Ouellette of Lake Wales Mardi Gras for $500 to the Foundation. Thanks so much to Bill, we appreciate your support!
SLA Management Brian Albertson, Mike Justice & Jake Clifton each received a certification of appreciation for all their hard work and support of the LWCS.
PROCLAMATION FOR OUR LOCAL CHURCHES
Trustee Cassandra Denmark read the Superintendents’ Proclamation to all the churches for their support of the LWCS students, teachers and staff. Each church listed below received a certificate of appreciation for all their hard work and support to our schools. Our local churches assist with tutoring, food and fun for families at school events, homeless students, unaccompanied students, weekend backpack program, and many more.
First Baptist Church of Lake Wales Impact Church
First Presbyterian Church Babson Park Community Church
Greater St. Thomas Holiness Church High Point Church
Church of Good Shepherd South Lake Wales Church of God
TBD Church God’s New Creation Ministry Church
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Haines City
Seekers in Action – First Presbyterian Church
IV. APPROVAL OF WORK SESSION AND BOARD MEETING MINUTES (January 21, 2014)
Recommend approval of our January 21, 2014, Board of Trustees Work Session and Meeting minutes. Vice Chair Gill called for approval of the Work Session Minutes for December 16, 2013. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Trustee Cassandra Denmark. Motion carried unanimously. Vice Chair Gill called for approval of the Board Meeting Minutes for January 21, 2014. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Cassandra Denmark and seconded by Trustee Terry Fasel. Motion carried unanimously.
V. FINANCIAL REPORT Brian Fisher, CFO
Recommend approval of monthly financials as reviewed and presented at the February 18, 2014 Board of Trustees Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Jimmy Nelson and seconded by Trustee Cassandra Denmark. Motion carried unanimously.
VI. EAC (Evaluation Advisory Committee) REPORT Daniele Shick, Asst. Principal
Assistant Principal Daniele Shick and teachers Kim Griffiths & Marissa Story updated the Board on the EAC. The staff is feeling more comfortable now with the EAC. Marzano usually take three years to complete and we have completed it in one year. Participation has increased and we hope this will remain consistent. The biggest theme coming from all the teachers is more time is needed for planning and adjusting to do it very well. Grade level chairs are spending more time assisting teachers in increasing their knowledge and we hope to get even more participation next year. Superintendent Jackson: We are pacing ourselves because we do not want anyone to feel overwhelmed. This is a very involved process and we are building it the way we want it to be.
VII. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Jesse Jackson, Superintendent
A. 2013-2014 Revised Budget Package
Recommend approval of the 2013-2014 Revised Budget Package as distributed and discussed at the February 18, 2014 Board of Trustees Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Trustee Jimmy Nelson. Motion carried unanimously.
B. 02-2014 Budget Amendment Resolution
Recommend approval of the 02-2014 Budget Amendment Resolution as distributed and discussed at the February 18, 2014 Board of Trustees Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Trustee Jimmy Nelson. Motion carried unanimously.
C. Personnel Changes
Recommend approval of the Personnel Changes as distributed and discussed at the February 18, 2014 Board of Trustees Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Cheryl Garnett and seconded by Trustee Terry Fasel. Motion carried unanimously.
VIII. SCHEDULED PERSON’S ADDRESSING THE BOARD
LWCS Attorney Robin Gibson addresses the Board
Coach Mike Settle (3 minute limit)
Coach settle spoke to the Board regarding the need for a new track. The cost will be around $477,000. We have great male and female athletes with at least a 3.0gpa. They work hard in and out of the classroom. The track teams will be selling dinners as a fundraiser in March to raise funds.
Coach Tavaris Johnson (3 minute limit)
Coach Johnson echoed the same sentiments as Coach Settle. He also shared we have received Coach of the Year, District Champs and State Champs recognitions. We are here to pleas with you for financial support with our track teams. We will get our schedules out to you guys and hope to see you at a track meet this year.
Ms. Natasha Lias (3 minute limit)
Ms. Lias spoke to the board as a representative of Ms. Shelly Blum regarding changing the current bus stop for Ms. Blum’s children.
VIIII. NEXT BOARD WORK SESSION AND MEETING
The March Board of Trustees Work Session and Board Meeting will be on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary. The Work Session will begin at 3:30 PM and the Board Meeting will begin at 5:00 PM.
X. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT Keith Wadsworth, Chair
XI. TRUSTEES REPORTS
Trustee Nelson: I would like to commend Principal Barrow on the steel drum performance earlier. The students were great! I am looking forward to my Polk Avenue visit tomorrow.
XII. OTHER BUSINESS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
Meeting adjourned at 6:07pm.
Marie Cherrington-Gray, Corporate Secretary
Board Approved: March 17, 2014