May 9th, 2014
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Monday, October 21, 2013
Janie Howard Wilson Elementary (Cafeteria)
Trustees Present: Chair Keith Wadsworth, Vice-Chair Danny Gill, Cassandra Denmark, Jimmy Nelson, Betty Wojcik, Cindy Landen
Staff Present: Superintendent Jesse Jackson, Paula Alford, Angela Heyward, Marie Cherrington-Gray, Brian Fisher, April Barnhardt, Julio Acevedo, Ken Henson, Barbara Jones, Donna Dunson, Damien Moses, Jennifer Barrow, Gail Quam, Frances McMichael, Anuj Saran
Others Present: Brenda Brader, Robin Gibson and all the 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 Preston Smith.
III. APPROVAL OF WORK SESSION AND BOARD MEETING MINUTES (September 16, 2013)
Chair Wadsworth called for approval of the Work Session minutes for September 16, 2013. Motion to approve was made by Trustee BettyWojcik and seconded by Trustee Cassandra Denmark. Motion carried unanimously.
Chair Wadsworth called for approval of the Board minutes for September 16, 2013. Motion to approve was made by Vice-Chair Danny Gill and seconded by Trustee Betty Wojcik. Motion carried unanimously.
IV. RECOGNITIONS Jesse Jackson, Superintendent
A. Student Recognitions – Perfect scores on FCAT
Evie Duval – JHW / Ella Waters – Babson Park Elementary
B. Teacher / Staff Recognition
Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary/ Janie Howard Wilson Elementary/ Hillcrest Elementary/ Polk Avenue Elementary/ Edward W. Bok Academy/ Lake Wales High School
LWHS – Chris Reams, Karen Blackwelder, Jeff Hall, Derick Padgett
Bok Academy – Tami Lefstead, Allison Hunter, Leanne Thrift, Lubertha Deprimo, Cindy Tonjes
Babson Park Elementary – Shelly Jacobs, Denise Moss, Sandy Mercer
Polk Avenue Elementary – Niaris Rivera, Melva Arceo, Renee Moore, Becky Brown, Michelle Counter
Janie Howard Wilson Elementary – April Barnhardt, Nicole McClain, Marissa Story, Elizabeth Anderson, Molly Garrett
Hillcrest Elementary – Kim Griffiths, Anna Powell, Elizabeth Borders, Deanna Finell, Jennifer Fugate, Jessica Breen, Bernice Kendrick, Wendy Harper, Tammy Sheppard
Central Staff – Brian Fisher, Frances McMichael
V. FINANCIAL REPORT Brian Fisher, CFO
Recommend approval of monthly financials as reviewed and presented at the October 21, 2013 Board of Trustees Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Trustee Betty Wojcik and seconded by Trustee Cheryl Garnett. Motion carried unanimously.
VI. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Jesse Jackson, Superintendent
A. PERSONNEL CHANGES
Recommend approval of the Personnel Changes as distributed and discussed at the September 16, 2013 Board of Trustees Work Session. Motion to approve was made by Vice-Chair Gill and seconded by Trustee Cheryl Garnett. Motion approved unanimously.
B. SCHEDULED PERSON’S ADDRESSING THE BOARD
(3 minute limit)
Mr. Frederick Brinson
Mr. Brinson was not able to attend. Ms. Julia Reed addressed the Board on behalf of her son Mr. Brinson. Ms. Reed shared with the Board her son’s concern regarding the handling of his recent incident with LWHS. Ms. Reed felt it was unethical and wanted to advise the Board on behalf of her son.
C. NEXT BOARD WORK SESSION AND MEETING
The November Board of Trustees Work Session and Board Meeting will be on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Polk Avenue Elementary. The Work Session will begin at 3:30 PM and the Board Meeting will begin at 5:00 PM.
VII. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT Keith Wadsworth, Chair
Chair Wadsworth informed the Board on the upcoming RFP for Bok Academy. My firm currently represents four of your lenders so I will not participate in the vote. Vice-Chair Gill will handle this next month.
VIII. TRUSTEES REPORTS
Trustee Nelson shared he visited a few schools and it has been pretty nostalgic for him.
VIIII. OTHER BUSINESS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
Meeting adjourned at 6:01pm.
Board Approved: November 18, 2013