October 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Monday, October 21, 2013

Janie Howard Wilson Elementary (Cafeteria)

5:00 PM

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

None

X.  ADJOURN

Meeting adjourned at 6:01pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Marie Cherrington-Gray,

Corporate Secretary

Board Approved:  November 18, 2013