HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016

5:30 P.M.

 

AGENDA

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

II.        PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.       APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

IV.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  (Board Policy BCBHA)

                        December 1, 2015

                       

V.        CONSTRUCTION MANAGER’S REPORT

 

VI.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

CERTIFIED PERSONNEL

 

1.         Approval to employ Tara Foretich, now properly certified, as teacher at Hancock Middle School, effective December 9, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year. (Board Policy GBD)

 

2.         Approval of recommendation of Keeton Spidle for a contingent contract for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year, effective January 6, 2016, with the Hancock County School District, pending certification, subject to the successful completion of the necessary background checks, at a daily rate commensurate to the respective certified teacher salary scale. (Board Policy GBA)

3.         Approval of recommendation to accept the resignation of Neal O’Hara as teacher at Hancock High School, effective December 21, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year. (Board Policy GBO)

4.         Approval of recommendation to transfer Judy Noble as special education teacher from South Hancock Elementary School to Hancock High School, effective November 18, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year. (Board Policy GBE)

5.         Approval of recommendation to make application to the State Department of Education for an endorsement code in the area of Business Management for Christina Warren for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year. (Board Policy GBBA)

6.         Approval of recommendation to accept the resignation of Trudy Cuevas as teacher at Hancock North Central Elementary School, effective November 16, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year. (Board Policy GBO)

NON-CERTIFIED PERSONNEL

 

7.         Approval of recommendation to employ Deana Saucier as a long-term substitute secretary for the Hancock County School District on an as needed basis, effective December 10, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year, at a daily rate of $75.00. (Board Policy GCD)

 

8.         Approval of recommendation to employ Leah Taylor as a full time bus driver for the Hancock County School District, effective January 5, 2016, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year, subject to the successful completion of the necessary background checks. (Board Policy GCD)

 

9.         Approval of recommendation to accept the resignation of Justin Trott as mechanic for the Transportation Department, effective December 18, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year.  (Board Policy GBO)

 

10.       Approval of overtime pay for the mechanics in the Transportation Department, effective December 14, 2015, during the 2015-2016 school year. (Board Policy GCRAA)

 

11.       Approval of recommendation to employ Keeton Spidle as a long-term substitute at Hancock Middle School, effective January 4, 2016, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year, at a daily rate commensurate to the respective certified teacher salary scale. (Board Policy GBD)

 

12.       Approval of recommendation to accept the resignation of Penny Glassman as assistant teacher at Hancock Middle School, effective December 18, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year. (Board Policy GBO)

13.       Approval of recommendation to employ Lori Elchos as a substitute cafeteria worker, effective January 5, 2016, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year, subject to the successful completion of the necessary background checks. (Board Policy JGHR)

 

14.       Approval of recommendation to employ Sheila Whitten as a substitute cafeteria worker, effective January 5, 2016, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year, subject to the successful completion of the necessary background checks. (Board Policy JGHR)

 

15.       Approval of recommendation to employ Courtney Charles as a substitute cafeteria worker, effective January 5, 2016, for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year, subject to the successful completion of the necessary background checks. (Board Policy JGHR)

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

16.       Approval of the Hancock County School District Docket of Claims #1 (claims # 80763 through 81030) for the month of January, 2016. (Board Policy DJEG)

 

17.       Approval of the November Revenue and Expense report for the school district. (Board Policy DGA)

 

18.       Approval of the activity claims docket #1 for January, 2016. (Board Policy DJ)

 

19.       Approval of fundraisers. (Board Policy JK)

 

20.       Approval of the 2016 – 2017 course selection sheets for Hancock High School. (Board Policy ICF)

 

21.       Approval of the revised Hancock County School District Performing Arts Center Facility Rental Contract and Price List. (Board Policy EBH)

 

22.       Approval of the Title VI Rural and Low Income Schools Program grant application for 2016. (Policy DFC)

 

23.       Approval to make payment to Beck Studios, Inc., in the amount of $2,119.93 for the Curtain/Tracks for the New Performing Arts Center at Hancock High School.  (Board Policy DJ)

 

24.       Approval of recommendation to purchase a testing machine and supplies from Pasco Scientific in the amount of $4,800.00.  (Board Policy DJ)

 

25.       Approval of recommendation to accept the lowest quote for Augmented Welding System from The Lincoln Electric Company in the amount of $14,200.00. (Board Policy DJ)

 

26.       Approval of payment in the amount of $6,100.00 to Education Resources, LLC for the renewal of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment for the 2016 – 2017 school year. (Board Policy DJ)

 

27.       Approval to accept the donation to East Hancock Elementary School. (Board Policy DFK)

 

28.       Approval of recommendation to accept non-resident students for the 2015 - 2016 school year. (Board Policy JBCB)

 

29.       Approval of 16th Section land matters.  (Board Policy EBD)

 

30.       Approval to receive funds from the EPA for bus replacement. (Board Policy KHE)

 

31.       Approval of the grant funds for $20,000.00 from Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools Grant to the Hancock County School District through the Mississippi Department of Education. (Board Policy KHE)

 

32.       Approval of student matters. (Board Policy JCA)

 

33.       Approval to accept the lowest quote from Jasper Engines for a replacement engine for bus #704 in the amount of $12,524.00. (Board Policy DJ)

 

34.       Approval of payment #19 to J. W. Puckett & Co., in the amount of $94,224.93 for construction services regarding the New Performing Arts Center at Hancock High School. (Board Policy DJ)

 

35.       Approval of the amended contract with Coastal Therapy for Occupational and Physical Therapy for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year.

 

36.       Approval of recommendation to enter into a contract with Rachel Spell and RSpell Consulting, LLC, to provide Positive Behavioral Services for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 school year.

 

37.       Approval to accept the donation to the Alternative School. (Board Policy DKF)

 

38.       Approval to accept the donation to the District.  (Board Policy DKF)

 

39.       Approval of payment #13 to Dan Hensarling, Inc., in the amount of $28,364.82 for construction services regarding the South Hancock and Hancock Middle School projects.  (Board Policy DJ)

 

40.       Approval of recommendation of the purchase and installation of network switches from Howard Technologies in the amount of $37,708.60.  (Board Policy DJ)

 

41.       Approval of Travel Agenda and related expenses. (Board Policies JGFB & CGPF & EDA)

 

42.       Approval of Out-of-State and/or Overnight Travel Agenda and related expenses. (Board Policies JGFB & CGPF & EDA)

 

VII.     ACTION ITEMS

 

VIII.    SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

IX.       BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

                        ATTORNEY’S REPORT

 

X.        EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

XI.       ADJOURN/RECESS

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