AT 7:00 P.M. The Worth County Board of Education met Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Worth County Board Room.
Chairman Jenkins called the meeting to order, gave the invocation, led the pledge to the flag and welcomed visitors.
All Board Members were present. Also in attendance was Kay Mathews Ed. S., Superintendent of Schools.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA Melvin Jefferson made the motion to approve the agenda for May 12, 2016. Randy Bacon seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Dr. Amy Chafin reported the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) and Testing updates. Dr. Chafin presented a power point presentation showing the improvements for each school from 2014 to 2015.
Testing at the high school saw score improvements in Economics, U.S. History, Biology, and Physical Science. Scores also improved at the middle school and elementary school in social studies, science, and ELA. The math score for various grades stayed the same.
Superintendent Mathews gave a construction update to the Board. She reported the engineering site survey team is in progress on campus. Also, the HVAC project at the Middle School is underway as well as the roofing. She also reported that Curt Eckman with Parrish Construction will begin attending board meetings in order to keep the Board updated on construction progress.
The Board made the decision to table the Custodial Bid until Maintenance Director, Jimmy Odom, had the opportunity to check the bids to make sure bid specs were met.
The Board made the decision to table the Copier Bid until Technology Director, Justin Judy, had the opportunity to check bids to make sure bid specs were met.
CONSENT AGENDA MINUTES
Consent to approve April 14, 2016 Board Minutes
Consent to approve April 26, 2016 Work Session Minutes
Consent to approve April 26, 2016 Called Board Minutes
Band Aid - 5K Run - Band students will recruit sponsors for them to run the 5K. May also recruit other runners.
Funds go directly into the band fee accounts of participating students.
William Oliver made the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Melvin Jefferson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
ADMINISTRATION Approval to declare the following buses and truck as surplus and non-useable by the Worth County School District. (Parts will be used to perform repairs on other buses in the fleet in order to keep cost down.) YearMakeSerial #
2002 International/Blue Bird 1HVBBABN22H528008
2003 International/Blue Bird 4DRBBABN63B579033
2003 International/Blue Bird 4DRBBABN63B579036
2006 International IC 4DRBUAFN76B170290
2006 International IC 4DRBUAFN76B170291
2006 International IC 4DRBUAFN76B170288
2008 International IC 4DRBUSKL98B651722
2007 Blue Bird 1BAKFCKA27F240862
1999 Ford F-150 1FTRX18L9XNC06440
William Oliver made the motion to approve as presented. Melvin Jefferson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
EXECUTIVE SESSION Randy Bacon made the motion to enter into executive session at 8:06 p.m. to consider personnel. Jerry Jones seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
RETURN TO OPEN SESSION Returned to open session at 9:15 p.m.
Julie Thompson, WCPS Teacher, effective May 24, 2016.
Laverne Williams, WCMS School Nutrition Asst., effective May 23, 2016.
Crystal Merrell-Calhoun, WCHS Teacher, effective May 24, 2016.
Greg Losada, WCHS Teacher, effective July 25, 2016.
Chesley McCorvey, WCES Registrar, effective July 18, 2016.
Amanda Pollock, WCPS Teacher, effective July 25, 2016.
Debra Musselwhite Sellars, WCHS Teacher, effective July 25, 2016.
Haley Marie Watson, WCHS Teacher, effective July 25, 2016.
Lindsey Wright, WCES Teacher, effective July 25, 2016.
NOTE: As per Georgia State Code Section 20-2-211 all employees hired after July 1, 2000, shall be fingerprinted and have a criminal record check. Employees listed above are recommended for employment subject to verification of a clean record.
Felecia Baisden, effective February 22, 2016 through February 26, 2016.
Kathy Conger, effective April 4, 2016 through April 18, 2016.
Susan Hembree, effective March 14, 2016 through March 17, 2016.
Jerry (Mitch) Mitchell, effective May 2, 2016 through May 24, 2016.
Jodi Mitchell, effective April 25, 2016 through May 24, 2016.
Debra Segroves, effective March 2, 2016 through March 8, 2016.
Laverne Williams, effective February 9, 2016 through May 12, 2016.
Martha Rutherford, effective March 14, 2016 through April 10, 2016.
Brittany Young, effective February 18, 2016 through April 15, 2016.
Susan Hembree, effective March 4, 2016 through March 13, 2016.
Jeanie Carter Marks, effective February 17, 2016 through February 23, 2016.
Sharon McDonald, effective February 10, 2016 through February 19, 2016.
Shayla Tucker, effective March 16, 2016 through April 3, 2016.
Laverne Williams, effective January 5, 2016 through February 8, 2016.
Laverne Williams, effective May 13, 2016 through May 20, 2016.
Crystal Merrell-Calhoun, WCMS SPED Teacher, to WCHS ISS Teacher, effective January 29, 2016.
Laney Jones, WCHS SPED Teacher, to WCPS SPED Teacher, effective July 25, 2016.
Randy Bacon made the motion to approve the superintendent’s recommendations under Sections A, C, D, E, F, G and H. William Oliver seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Randy Bacon made the motion to approve the superintendent’s recommendations under Section B. Jerry Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 4-1 vote. Randy Bacon, William Jenkins, Jerry Jones and William Oliver voted to approve; Melvin Jefferson abstained.
ADJOURN William Oliver made the motion to adjourn. Jerry Jones seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.