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Liberty School Board Jan. 10 regular meeting

Official minutes from the Jan. 10, 2017
regular meeting of the Liberty County School
Board as recorded by the board secretary.

Agenda Date: Jan. 3, 2017

CALL TO ORDER/OPENING COMMENTS
Chairwoman Tina Tharpe called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Chairwoman Tharpe, Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Kyle Peddie, James Flowers, and Superintendent David Summers were in attendance.

PRAYER AND PLEDGE
The prayer was offered by Hayes and the pledge was led by Flowers.

RECOGNITION AND PRESENTATION
Presentation by Glenda Hamby, from the United Way.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Jordan Wahlquist addressed the Board.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA
Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve to make the following changes to the agenda:
Add Emergency Items 1 and 2;
Delete FC 3);
Delete FA 2);
PC 3) Change both effective dates;
PA 2) Change effective date; and
PA 3), PA 4), PA 5), PA 6), and PA 7) fill in the blanks.

APPROVE THE AGENDA
Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the changes noted above.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the Dec. 13, 2016, Workshop and Regular Board Meeting minutes with corrections noted below.
Correction to the Dec. 13, 2016, Regular School Board Meeting Minutes:
EI 1) Change the SY from 2015-2016 to SY 2016-2017;
El 2) Change the SY from 2015-2016 to SY 2016-2017.

FINANCE CONSENT ITEMS
Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the following:
FC 1) Principals’ Reports for December 2016;
FC 2) Financial Statements for December 2016;
FC 3) DELETE
FC 4) Bills and Payroll for December 2016. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the Dec. 13, 2016, Workshop and Regular Board Meeting minutes with corrections noted above.

FINANCE ACTION ITEMS
FA 1) Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Capital City Consultants, LLC, for the 2016-2017 SY.
FA 2) DELETE

PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS
PC 1) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to table this item until the next meeting. (Approve the request from Heather Cain for a Maternity Leave of Absence for 12 weeks, beginning Jan. 17, 2017, through April 7, 2017.
PC 2) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to suspend Lindsey Lewis without pay, effective Dec. 27, 2016, pending the outcome of an investigation.
PC 3) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve accepting the request from Gay Lewis, Director of Instruction to enter DROP effective Jan. 1, 2017, with her final retirement termination date to be effective no later than Dec. 31, 2021.

PERSONNEL ACTION ITEMS
PA 1) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to accept the Letter of Resignation from Rob Wheetley as teacher at the Liberty Learning Center effective Dec. 30, 2016.
PA 2) Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve accepting the resignation letter from Zandra Graham, Certified Teacher at Liberty County High School who completes the DROP effective Feb. 3, 2017.
PA 3) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire John Grande as Custodian/Groundskeeper at Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School effective Jan. 17, 2017, for the 2016-2017 SY.
PA 4) Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Derringer Edwards, as the Middle School Baseball Coach at W.R. Tolar K-8 School effective Jan. 11, 2017, for the 2016-2017 SY.
PA 5) Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Brittney Paige Willis as a Physical Science Teacher at Liberty County High School effective Jan. 11, 2017, for the 2016-2017 SY.
PA 6) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Tammy Shaw as an ESE Teacher at Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School effective Jan. 17, 2017, for the 2016-2017 SY.
PA 7) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Susan Johnson as Lunchroom Worker at W.R. Tolar K-8 effective Jan. 11, 2017, for the 2016-2017 SY.
PA 8) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the Revised Salary Schedule for FY 2016-2017, effective Jan. 10, 2017, due to increase in minimum wage.

INSTRUCTION/CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS
lA 1) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the District ESOL Plan for the 2016-2019 SYs.
lA 2) Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the School Improvement Plans for AFYC, JUST and Liberty Early Learning Center for the 2016-2017 SY.

OPERATIONS/FACILITIES CONSENT ITEMS
None

SUPERINTENDENT ITEMS
The Superintendent wanted to thank everyone involved for their help in achieving the Certificate of Accreditation from AdvancedED.
He also stated that there will be a Board Workshop on Jan. 31, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in the Boardroom to discuss ESE issues and a second workshop to follow to discuss health insurance issues. There will still be a workshop in the near future to discuss the hiring process. PAEC is transitioning to a new system so we will wait until that transition is complete and then hold the workshop.

BOARD MEMBER ITEMS
Chairwoman Tharpe officially welcomed Mr. House to the Board.
Reddick also wanted to welcome Mr. House.

CLOSING COMMENTS

EMERGENCY ITEMS
EI 1) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to accept the letter of resignation from Kimberly Fine, Bus Monitor, effective Jan. 13, 2017.
El 2) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Haley Brady as a Certified Teacher at W.R. Tolar K-8 School effective Jan. 11, 2017, for the 2016-2017 SY.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.

Approved: Feb. 14, 2017
__________________
David H. Summers, Superintendent
Tina Tharpe, Board Chairwoman

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