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Minutes - July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022

Minutes

 

            The Oneida Special School District Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Conference Room.  The following members were present:  Mr. Stuart Jones, Mrs. Dorothy Watson, Dr. Danny Cross, Mr. Jason Perry and Dr. Nancy Williamson. Also in attendance were Director Dr. Jeanny Phillips and Secretary Lori Marcum.

 

Chairperson Williamson called the meeting to order. Dr. Phillips led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Board Agenda for approval. Mr. Jones made a motion with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the Board Agenda as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Consent Agenda for board approval. Mrs. Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows. Vote was taken and motion carried.

Consent Agenda:

  1. Board Minutes from the June 2, 2022 Regular Meeting.

 

            Under business before the board, Chairperson Williamson then presented the OHS Boys Basketball Youth Camp and OHS Cheer K&M Sports T-Shirts Fundraiser Requests for board approval. Dr. Phillips made a motion, with a second by Dorothy Watson, to approve the agreement as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented Leave of Absences, Resignations and transfers for board consideration. Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry to approve the following Leave Requests and Resignations. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Resignations:

  1. Rhonda Laxton
  2. Brent Ellis
  3. Robyn Massey Jeffers
  4. Lori Marcum

Transfers:

  1. Christina Tucker
  2. Addison Claiborne
  3. Mandy Tucker
  4. Makayla Cross

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Memorandum of Understanding for board approval. Mr. Perry made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the Tennessee Department of Education (CSH) Memorandum of Understanding for board approval. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the Tennessee State University Speech Pathology Clinical Externship Program Contract and Amendment for board approval.  Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the Contract and Amendment as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the Mountain People’s Memorandum of Understanding for board approval.  Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the NIET Contract for Math Implementation Grant for board approval.  Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the Grant Contract as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Re-Bid for the Oneida Middle School Playground Equipment for board approval.  Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Jones, to approve the Re-Bid as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented Lincoln Memorial University Memorandum of Understanding for board approval.  Mrs. Watson made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Jobs for Tennessee Grads Memorandum of Understanding for board approval.  Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Jones, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands Memorandum of Understanding for board approval.  Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the STAND contract for board approval.  Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the contract as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Grace Rehabilitation Center contract for board approval.  Mrs. Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the contract as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Dara Kline, Behavioral Management contract for board approval.  Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the contract as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Board Policies 4.403 Library Materials, 1.102 Board Members, 2.806 Bids and Quotations, 3.202 Emergency Preparedness Plan, 4.101 Instructional Standards, 4.402 Reconsideration of Textbook and Instructional Materials, 4.406 Use of the Internet, 4.600 Grading System, 5.119 Employment of Retirees, 5.200 Separation Practices for Tenured Teachers, 5.201 Separation Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers, 5.701 Substitute Teachers, 6.318 Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students, 6.409 Reporting Child Abuse, 6.200 Attendance, 4.212 Virtual Education Program, and 3.219 Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) for board approval upon 1st Reading.  Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to pass the above mentioned Board Policies upon 1st Reading. Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Tennessee Department of Education (Special Education Services) Memorandum of Understanding for board approval.  Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Watson, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the 2022-2023 Budget for board approval.  Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the budget as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Differentiated Pay Plan for board approval.  Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Perry, to approve the Differentiated Pay Plan as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried. 

In the final order of business, Chairperson Williamson presented the A Better Way Memorandum of Understanding for board approval.  Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Vote was taken and motion carried.

With no further business, Chairperson Williamson then recognized Director Jeanny Phillips, for the Superintendent’s Report.

  1. The financial statements and the final report will be available by August 31st. The State Department has been notified, once they complete 2019-2020, the State will begin 2020-2021. It will be completed as quickly as possible.
  2. Appointments for 2022-2023

  Non-Tenured Staff:

  • Carla Bachali
  • Ashley Billingsley
  • David Blevins
  • Jacob Boshears
  • Chrystal Bowling
  • Heather Taylor Crabtree
  • Johnathan Elliott
  • Logan Fults
  • Morgan Gazay
  • Desirae Harper
  • Heather Hill
  • Jeremy Hurst
  • Nisha Hurst
  • Deborah Erin Lambert
  • Dava Laxton
  • Brittany Lowe
  • Heather Lowe
  • Mark Martin
  • Salena Mayberry
  • Lesha Seeber
  • Christa Smith
  • Heaven Smithers
  • Gretchen Stephens
  • Richica Strunk
  • Mandy Mary Tucker
  • Angela Renae Vaughn
 
Teachers:
  • Ali Jones
  • Courtney O’Neal
  • Josh Terry
  • Morgan Gazay
 
Teacher Assistants:
  •  Kaelie Vazques
  • Jaden Brown
 

Maintenance:

  • Mark Pryor

Coaches:

  • Josh Terry
  • Zach Smith
 
            Chairperson Williamson recognized Mrs. Sims, Oneida Elementary School Principal, for the following report:
  1. Waiting for data
  2. Buildings look great and the staff is looking forward to the beginning of the school year.
  3. Back to School Bash is August 2nd and the Board was invited to attend.

            Chairperson Williamson recognized Mrs. Posey, Oneida Middle School Principal, for the following report:

  1. All middle school staff are in place as of today's date.
  2. Buildings and grounds look great.
  3. Major moves were made over the summer in middle school. Several teachers, subjects and rooms were moved and reorganized.
  4. All schedules are ready and in place for the upcoming school year.
  5. Current enrollment - 271 students.

            Chairperson Williamson recognized Ms. Love, Oneida High School Principal, for the following report:

  1. Buildings and grounds look great and are ready for the upcoming school year.
  2. High School 2022-2023 events were presented to the Board on a flier.
  3. OHS Day will be August 2, 2022 and will be an event for high school orientation, meet and greets, parking passes, and tours of the school. The Board was invited to attend.
  4. New enrollment is still continuing for the high school.
  5. Baccalaureate will be off campus this school year due to new laws put in place by TDOE.
  6. Two AP Certified staff members have been put in place, Heaven Smithers and Devlin Marcum, for History and Biology.

            Chairperson Williamson recognized Dr. Melinda McCartt, Coordinated School Health/Family Resource Director, for the following report:

  1. Community Partners were addressed and thanked for their continued support and involvement.
  2. The Oneida Schools’ Family Resource Center will be distributing school backpacks during the week of August 1st.
  3. The Children’s Center, STAND and the University of Colorado have successfully supported prevention education for violence, drug use and other risk behaviors.
  4. Oneida Special School District will be applying for School Resource Officer funding for 2022-2023. Rollover funding from the state of Tennessee amounts to $42.652.44.
  5. Oneida Schools will also be applying for 2023 Safe Schools Funding in the amount of $30,000.00.
  6. The Oneida Special School District  has utilized funding, training and additional partnerships to provide school safety interventions.

            With no further business before the Board, Chairperson Williamson called for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:48pm. Vote was taken and motion carried.