Jan 14th, 2013
Board of Trustees Meeting (Minutes)
Monday, October 15, 2012
Janie Howard Wilson Elementary
Those Present: Co-Chair Keith Wadsworth, Dr. Terry Fasel, Betty Wojcik, Cheryl Garnett, Kristine Shollenberger, Pat Cain, Danny Gill
Staff Present: Superintendent Jesse Jackson , Brian Fisher, Kenneth Henson, Chris Reams, Gail Quam, Debbie Hunt, Barbara Jones, Jennifer Barrow, Julio Acevedo, Angela Heyward, Steven Whitaker, April Barnhardt, Marie Cherrington-Gray
Others Present: Robin Gibson,Cassie Jacoby,Phil Attinger
- I. CALL TO ORDER Keith Wadsworth, Co-Chair
Co-Chair Keith Wadsworth called the October 15, 2012 LWCS Board of Trustees meeting to order at 5:38 PM.
- II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by 2nd Grader Preston Smith, Janie Howard Wilson Elementary.
- III. APPROVAL OF WORK SESSION AND BOARD MEETING
MINUTES (September 17, 2012)
Co-Chair Keith Wadsworth called for any addition/deletions to the September 17, 2012 Trustees Work Session and Board Meeting Minutes. There being none Co-Chair Wadsworth called for a motion to approve. Motion to approve the Trustees Work Session minutes was made by Trustee Danny Gill with a second by Trustee Terry Fasel. Motion approved unanimously. Motion to approve the Trustee Board Meeting Minutes was made by Trustee Cheryl Garnett with a second by Trustee Betty Wojcik. Motion approved unanimously.
- IV. FINANCIAL REPORT Brian Fisher, CFO
Recommend approval of monthly financials as reviewed and presented at the September 17, 2012 Board of Trustees Work Session. Chairwoman Cassandra Denmark asked if there was any further discussion on the monthly financials as presented by CFO Brian Fisher at the September 17, 2012 Work Session. Being none, she asked for a motion to approve. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Pat Cain, with a second by Co-Chair Keith Wadsworth. Motion approved unanimously.
- V. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Jesse Jackson, Superintendent
- A. PERSONNEL CHANGES
Recommend approval of the Personnel Changes as distributed and discussed at the October 15, 2012 Board of Trustees Work Session. Superintendent Jackson asked for a motion to approve the Personnel Changes. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Terry Fasel, with a second by Trustee Betty Wojcik. Motion approved unanimously.
- B. Hillcrest Elementary and Janie Howard Wilson Principal Search Committee:
Superintendent Jackson provided several handouts at the meeting and discussed the committee members and the detailed timeline for the Principal Search Committee. Nicole Almeida was added to the Janie Howard list as the parent representative. Trustee Pat Cain advised these documents were excellent and transparent. Co-Chair Wadsworth agreed this was a great process.
Superintendent Jackson commented: This was created so we would not allow testing and our other events to drive our timeline.
Co-Chair Wadsworth asked how are we going to roll this out to the school. Mr. Jackson advised the committee will select a chair and the chair along with the rest of the committee will share this with the school and keep the school informed throughout the process. Any other questions? None asked.
- VI. NEXT BOARD WORK SESSION AND MEETING
The November Board of Trustee Work Session and Board Meeting will be on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Polk Avenue Elementary. The Work Session will begin at 3:30 PM and the Board Meeting will begin at 5:00 PM.
Superintendent Jackson and the Board discussed and decided we will start the Board Work Session at 3:30pm and the Board Meeting at 5:00pm. Co-Chair Wadsworth advised we needed to arrive on time so we can promptly start the meeting on time. Trustee Gill commented on if we had recognitions and folks had to work how would that work for us. The folks being recognized would have to adjust their schedule to be here for the recognition. Trustee Wojcik asked about us moving the meeting from school to school. Co-Chair Wadsworth commented – we like moving from school to school and we can adjust if need be at a later date. We will also ensure we continue to move the mike around the room to ensure everyone can hear the person speaking.
- VII. SCHEDULED PERSON’S ADDRESSING THE BOARD
Calvin Marion (Mr. Marion was a no show)
- VIII. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT Keith Wadsworth, Co-Chair
Chair Denmark: While mentoring new Trustee Board member Garnett they had the opportunity to visit Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary. Please stop by and visit the schools as much as you can.
- IX. TRUSTEE REPORT
Trustee Garnett: Visited Bok and JHW – received a 1st class tour of the campuses. Trustee Gill: Florida Bandmasters is October 27th at Denison in Winter Haven. Trustee Betty Wojcik: Thanks to the staff at JHW – she visited with the Principal & the Assistant Principal and then had the opportunity to visit the classrooms – truly neat to see the teachers instruct. It is really important for the staff to see the Board members visiting the schools. There will be a business after hours in February. Trustee Fasel: He went to his first swim meet and was really impressed with the disposition of the athletes. One of his Warner student is the assistant coach – parents should come out and support, it is really remarkable. Trustee Cain: Spoke with AP Chris Reams and they had no discipline issues at the 2012 Homecoming dance. Credit goes to the Principal and the Assistant Principals at the LWHS. We now have folks standing in line to be with us.
- X. OTHER BUSINESS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
Superintendent Jackson commented: We now have around 200 IB students at the high school. Principal Barbara Jones: The Family Literacy Council meets at her school to conduct their workshops. It really warms my heart to see how we support the literacy. I would like to welcome each of you to come by and visit the classroom.
- XI. ADJOURN
Meeting adjourned at 6:01 PM.
Marie Cherrington-Gray, Corporate Secretary
Board Approved: November 12, 2012