March 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary (Media Center)   

5:00 PM  

Trustees Present:  Chair Keith Wadsworth, Cassandra Denmark, Terry Fasel, Cheryl Garnett, Cindy Landen 

Staff Present:  Superintendent Jesse Jackson, Brian Fisher, Marie Cherrington-Gray, MaryBeth Claypool, Elizabeth Tyler, Denise Moss, Mike Bishop, Barbara Jones, Donna Dunson, Damien Moses, Jennifer Barrow, Gail Quam, Kenneth Henson, Angela Heyward, Julio Acevedo, Deirdre Mithaug, Tammy Atmore

Others Present: Robin Gibson, Brenda Brader

I.  CALL TO ORDER                                                              Keith Wadsworth, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 5:08pm.

II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Principal Henson.

III.  APPROVAL OF WORK SESSION AND BOARD MEETING MINUTES (February 18, 2014)

Recommend approval of our February 18, 2014, Board of Trustees Work Session and Meeting minutes.  Chair Wadsworth called for a motion to approve the February 18, 2014 Work Session Minutes.  Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Trustee Cheryl Garnett.  Motion approved unanimously. 

Chair Wadsworth called for a motion to approve the February 18, 2014 Board Meeting  Minutes.  Motion to approve was made by Trustee Betty Wojcik and seconded by Trustee Terry Fasel.  Motion approved unanimously.

IV.  FINANCIAL REPORT                                                                 Brian Fisher, CFO

Recommend approval of monthly financials as reviewed and presented at the March 17, 2014 Board of Trustees Work Session.  Chair Wadsworth called for a motion to approve the Financial Report.  Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel and seconded by Trustee Betty Wojcik.  Motion approved unanimously.

V.  SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT                                 Jesse Jackson, Superintendent

A.  LWHS Vending Distribution

Recommend approval of the LWHS Vending Proposal as distributed and discussed at the March 17, 2014 Board of Trustees Work Session.

Superintendent Jackson called for a motion to approve the LWHS Vending Distribution.  Motion to approve was made by Trustee Betty Wojcik and seconded by Trustee Cheryl Garnett.  Motion approved unanimously.

B.  Personnel Changes

Recommend approval of the Personnel Changes as distributed and    discussed at the March 17, 2014 Board of Trustees Work Session.

Superintendent Jackson called for a motion to approve the Personnel Changes.  Motion to approve was made by Trustee Cassandra Denmark and seconded by Trustee Terry Fasel.  Motion approved unanimously.

C.  SCHEDULED PERSON’S ADDRESSING THE BOARD

None

D.  NEXT BOARD WORK SESSION AND MEETING

The April Board of Trustees Work Session and Board Meeting will be on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Janie Howard Wilson Elementary.  The Work Session will begin at 3:30 PM and the Board Meeting will begin at 5:00 PM.

VI.  CHAIRMAN’S REPORT                                                Keith Wadsworth, Chair

Chair Wadsworth thanked CFO Fisher for all his work on the refinance of the Bok mortgage.  Special thanks also to Attorney Gibson for his assistance on the refinance documents.  Also, as Foundation Chair his hard work on the Search Committee for our Development Director.  Robin stepped up and we really hit a home run!  Welcome Tammy to LWCS!

VII.  TRUSTEES REPORTS

Trustee Wojcik:  It was really good to have the opportunity through the City Commission to be able to share why the LWCS was coming through the City of LW regarding the bond and the refinance.  This was a great opportunity to save the system some money by going through the City of LW and it is very important for us to continue to support each other.

Trustee Fasel:  Thanks for all your hard work and I am proud to be a part of you!

Trustee Denmark:  Hillcrest Carnival is coming, please come out and support us.

Trustee Garnett:  I will be attending the Hillcrest Carnival also.  Brother to Brother (Tyrone Bledsoe) will be working with LWHS & Bok.  This is a great partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates scholarship.

Trustee Landen:  I am very proud to be a part of LWCS!

Chair Wadsworth:  Good luck with the FCAT!

Foundation Chair Gibson:  Proud to say there are no egos in this organization.  We all work together very well!

VIII.  OTHER BUSINESS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Principal Dunson:  Polk Works (Jarvis Meeks) works with 50 of our at risk high school students and we appreciate Polk Works and Jarvis’ hard work with our students.

A great quote was shared with us recently… “Education is the ultimate SWAG!” Amare Stoudemire.

VIIII.  ADJOURN

Meeting adjourned at 5:19pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Marie Cherrington-Gray, Corporate Secretary

Board Approved:  April 21, 2014