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Regular Meeting: August 4, 2022 Minutes

 

August 4, 2022

Minutes

 

            The Oneida Special School District Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, August 4, 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,  and Dr. Nancy Williamson. The following member was absent: Mr. Jason Perry. Also in attendance were Director Dr. Jeanny Phillips and Secretary Katie Johnson.

 

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. With no additions or corrections, Mr. Jones made a motion with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the Board Agenda as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

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

Consent Agenda:

    1. Approval of Board Minutes from July 12, 2022 Regular Board Meeting
    2. Annual Oneida Schools BOE Agenda
    3. Annual School Fundraiser Activities (OES, OMS, and OHS)
    4. Handbooks (OES, OMS, and OHS)

 

            Under business before the board, Chairperson Williamson then presented the 2022-2023 Supplemental Assignments for board consideration. Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the supplemental assignments as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented one (1) board policy for consideration on first reading and second reading. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Watson, to approve the following policy as presented on first reading and second reading. Vote was taken and motion carried.

            Board Policy (First & Second Reading):

      • 605 - Graduation Requirements
 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented eighteen (18) board policies for approval on second reading. Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the following policies on second reading. Vote was taken and motion carried.

            Board Policies (Second Reading):

      • 403 - Library Materials
      • 102 - Board Members
      • 806 - Bids and Quotations
      • 202 - Emergency Preparedness Plan
      • 101 - Instructional Standards
      • 210 - Credit Recovery
      • 402 - Reconsideration of Textbooks & Instructional Materials
      • 406 - Use of the Internet
      • 600 - Grading System
      • 119 - Employment of Retirees
      • 200 - Separation of Practices for Tenured Teachers
      • 201 - Separation of Practices for Non-Tenured Teachers
      • 701 - Substitute Teachers
      • 318 - Admission of Suspended or Expelled Students
      • 409 - Reporting Child Abuse
      • 200 - Attendance
      • 212 - Virtual Education
      • 219 - Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented four (4) contracts for consideration. The extended contracts were for the following: Ms. Vicki Payne, Ms. Cheryl Butler, Mr. Rick Harper, Ms. Patty Orick, and Mr. Jim Burchfield. Ms. Watson made a motion, with a second by Mr. Stuart Jones, to approve contracts as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Western Governors University (WGU) Memorandum of Understanding. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Jones, to approve the MOU as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Letter of Resignation Requests from Ms. Linda Preece, Ms. Rhealey Harness, Ms. Tanisha Lewallen, and Ms. Tisha Orick. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Ms. Watson, to approve the resignation requests as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Leave of Absence request from Ms. Debby Anderson. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Ms. Watson, to approve the leave of absence request as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented a request for Big South Fork Amateur Radio Club to provide STEM Programming for Oneida Middle School. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Stuart Jones, to approve the STEM programming request as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

Chairperson Williamson then presented an Oneida Middle School Field Trip request to Asheville, North Carolina. Ms. Watson made a motion, with a second by Stuart Jones, to approve the field trip request for Oneida Middle School. Vote was taken and motion carried.

In the final order of business, Chairperson Williamson presented the Award Bid for the Oneida Elementary School Gymnasium Project. Due to federal regulations and nationwide price fluctuations, the Board recognizes future cost addendums to the award bid contract.  Mr. Jones made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the award bid as presented.  Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Jones, aye
Cross, aye
Watson, aye
Williamson, aye

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

  1. Oneida Middle School did not receive a pre-bid for Byrdie’s Playground during the month of July. The district is now looking into grant funding options.
  2. Oneida Elementary School has reached maximum physical capacity in 4th grade, and our district is unable to accept any additional out of district 4th grade students. 3rd and 5th grade are also quickly approaching similar numbers.
  3. Appointments:
            Teachers:
Michelle Massengale
Skip Jones
Matti Franklin
Patty Orick
Sarah Christie
Marcus Burchfield
            Teacher Assistant:
Bo Kidd
Lexi King
Alayna Baird
Office Personnel:
Tammie Hamilton
Bus Driver:
Sherri Hammock
          Cafeteria Staff:
Darcie Moffitt
Stacy Myers
Vanessa Terry
Substitute Teachers:
Crystal Roark
Tiffani Garner
Aidan Lafferty
Courtney Day
Sandy Martin
Jessica Keith
Counselor:
Kelli Bratton
Speech Pathologist:
Jodi Morrow
 
            Chairperson Williamson recognized Mrs. Sims, Oneida Elementary School Principal, for the following report:
 
  1. Currently OES has 792 students enrolled, which is up 72 students since the end of last year.
  2. 4th grade is currently at maximum capacity, and we are unable to enroll any additional out of district students due to physical space limitations. 3rd and 5th are also quickly approaching those numbers as well.
  3. The first day of school was difficult with different areas of improvement needed in the parent pick and drop off.

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

  1. Currently OMS has 271 students enrolled, which is up from last school year.
  2. The buildings look great and the first day of school went very smoothly.
  3. The cafeteria staff did great at moving over 200 students through the caefteria lunch line. Everything operated smoothly and efficiently.
  4. Byrdie’s Playground did not receive a pre-bid this summer so the district will be utilizing alternate grant funding options to move forward with construction.

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

  1. OHS currently has 425 students enrolled, which is up 47 students since last school year.
  2. The first day of school went smoothly with minor scheduling issues thanks to Melissa Cruz.
  3. The grounds look great and the students are happy to be back in school.

            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 Special School District  has utilized funding, training and additional partnerships to provide school safety interventions.
  3. Additional measures have been taken by CSH/FRC to assist OHS students with vaping/tobacco addiction.

            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 6:37pm. Vote was taken and motion carried.