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Regular Meeting: September 1, 2022 Minutes

 

September 1, 2022

Regular Meeting - Minutes

 

            The Oneida Special School District Board of Education met in Regular Session on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 6:00pm in the Central Office Training Center. The following members were present: Dr. Nancy Williamson, Dr. Danny Cross, Ms. Dorothy Watson, Mr. Kevin Byrd, and Mr. Mark Matthews. Also in attendance were Director Dr. Jeanny Phillips, Secretary Katie Johnson, and Judge Scarlett Ellis.

 

Before the meeting was called to order, Judge Scarlett Ellis led the swearing in of new board of education members. The new board of education members include: Mr. Kevin Byrd, Mr. Mark Matthews, and Ms. Dorothy Watson.

 

Chairperson Williamson then called the meeting to order. The board led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the board agenda for board approval. With no additions or corrections, Ms. Watson made a motion with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the board agenda as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Watson, aye

Williamson, aye

Cross, aye

Byrd, aye

Matthews, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the consent agenda for board approval. After a brief discussion, Ms. Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the consent agenda as follows. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Consent Agenda

Minutes from August 4, 2022 Regular Meeting
Minutes from August 19, 2022 Special Called Meeting

            Williamson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Watson, aye

 

            Under business before the board, Chairperson Williamson then called for a reorganization of the board. Chairperson Williamson asked for nominations for Chairman, Mrs. Watson made a motion with a second by Dr. Cross, to elect Dr. Nancy Williamson as Board Chairman. Roll Call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Cross, aye

            Watson, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then asked for nominations for Vice Chairman, Dr. Cross made a motion with a second by Ms. Watson, to elect Mr. Kevin Byrd as Board Vice Chairman. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Cross, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Watson, aye

            Williamson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then addressed the TLN Representative position, and after a brief discussion, the board agreed to nominate Mrs. Watson as Board TLN Representative. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then called for consideration of board meeting times. After a brief discussion, the board agreed to leave the board meeting times at 6:00pm on the first Thursday of each month. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then asked for nominations to the TSBA Delegate Assembly. After a brief discussion, Mrs. Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to nominate Dr. Nancy Williamson and Mr. Kevin Byrd as the 2022 delegates. Vote was taken and motion carried.

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented three (3) board policies for consideration on first reading. After a brief discussion, Mr. Byrd made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the following policies as presented on first reading. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Policies - 1st Reading

4.205 - Enrollment in Advanced Courses
4.605 - Graduation Requirements
6.206 - Transfers

Cross, aye

Matthews, aye

Watson, aye

Byrd, aye

Williamson, aye

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the Quarterly Reports of Revenues and Expenditures for board approval. The reports were for the quarter ending June 30, 2022. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Matthews, to approve the Quarterly Reports as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Williamson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Watson, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the FY23 ESSER Application for board approval. Mr. Byrd made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the FY23 Esser Application as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Matthews, aye

            Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

            Byrd, aye

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented a State Mileage Rate Increase Request for board consideration. After a brief discussion, Mr. Matthews made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the State Mileage Rate Increase Request as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

 

            Chairperson Willamson then presented a Resolution concerning T.C.A. 49-6-3115 for board approval. Dr. Williamson explained that the Resolution addresses the Tennessee Department of Education third-grade and fourth-grade retention law. After a brief discussion, Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Matthews, to approve the Resolution as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Watson, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Cross, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the Letters of Resignation for board approval. The resignation(s) are as follows: Patricia Jeffers, Darcie Moffitt and Scarlett Ellis. Ms. Watson made a motion, with a second by Mr. Matthews, to approve the resignation(s) as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented a Leave of Absence extension for board approval. The leave extension was for Ms. Erin Lambert through October 11, 2022. Mr. Matthews made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the leave extension as presented. Vote was taken and motion carried.

           

            In the final order of business, Chairperson Williamson presented five (5) fundraiser requests for board approval.  Mr. Byrd made a motion, with a second by Mr. Matthews, to approve the following fundraisers as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Fundraiser Request(s)

OES: Fast Pass Parking Auction
OMS: Beta Club T-shirt Sales
OMS: Cheerleading T-Shirt & Hoodie Sales
OMS: Girls Basketball Ham ‘N Goodys
OHS: Country Meats Beef Jerky Sales for Prom

 

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Watson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

 

            With no further business, Chairperson Williamson then recognized Director Dr. Jeanny Phillips, for the Director of Schools Report:

  1. Announcements:
    1. Bible Release
    2. One Room School House on Wheels Bus Tutoring Program
    3. Coach Jim May Pre-Game Reception, September 2nd at 6:00pm
    4. TruMoo Information from Director of Food Services, Cathay Buttram
  2. Appointments:
    1. Teacher Assistants: Jessica Blevins
    2. Substitute Teachers: Bailey Newport, Jayden Terry, Elizabeth Botts, Maddison Jones, Analise Newman, Mike Cesario, Courtney Day, Cassidy Hutson, Kamryn Krahn, and Marli Strunk
    3. Technology: Corey Matthews and Riley Laxton
    4. Volunteers: Rayse Cash and Creighton May

 

            Chairperson Williamson recognized Ms. Stacy Love, Oneida High School Principal, for a report.

  1. Ms. Love announced Miss. Shelby Smith as the School Board Student Representative and described Miss. Smith’s numerous accomplishments and future aspirations. OHS had an application process for the designation and Miss. Shelby Smith was selected.
  2. Enrollment for Oneida High School is currently at 418 students, and Ms. Love believes that number will remain constant.
  3. Ms. Love acknowledged the many AP and Dual Enrollment courses that OHS students have the opportunity to participate in. The high school currently has 80% of students enrolled/engaged in post-secondary opportunities. Their future goal is to have 100% of high school students enrolled in post-secondary opportunities.
  4. Ms. Love thanked Bo Kidd for his continued support and guidance of the audio/visual program at the high school. The program is quickly growing and the students are excited about the opportunity to join and participate in the program.

 

            Chairperson Williamson recognized Mrs. Kelly Posey-Chitwood, Oneida Middle School Principal, for a report.

  1. Enrollment for Oneida Middle School is currently at 267 students. Mrs. Chitwood stated that this number has fluctuated due to transient students and students who have moved outside the district.
  2. The students and staff are excited for the new history enrichment program. As a school, they will be constructing the Great Wall of China.
  3. Several new after school programs and clubs have been added this school year, including Yoga Go-Go and Hiking Club. The middle school is looking for innovative ways to gain the interest of teenage students.
  4. Oneida Middle School is still working on resources to complete Byrdi’s Playground. A total of $116,000.00 has been donated/fundraised for the project.
  5. FFA will be starting for 8th Grade students once Ms. Erin Lambert returns from her Maternity Leave in October.

 

            Chairperson Williamson then recognized Mrs. Melinda McCartt, Coordinated School Health Director and Family Resource Director, for a report.

  1. For the month of August, the Family Resource Center received $860.00 in donations. These donations included food, school supplies, hygiene products, and household items. The Family Resource Center assisted Oneida Schools’ families with school backpacks, shoes, groceries, diapers, hygiene products and home goods for the month of August in the amount of $5,121.00.
  2. Social Worker Celena O’Neal continues to serve students and families in the district. Ms. O’Neal is working to update school based mental health referrals, and is mentoring a new social worker intern, Cheslin Davis.
  3. The total number of students seen in the schools’ clinics for the first month of school was 1,038.
  4. The Knoxville Regional Health Department provided dental sealants and fluoride treatments for students at Oneida Middle School. 1228 teeth were sealed and 105 students received sealants. 21 students were referred  for additional treatments with 2 students needing urgent treatment. This free in-kind service totals $39,997.51.
  5. Oneida Special School District was awarded over $32,400.00 for school safety. Additional funding in the amount of $58,000.00 will be utilized for School Resource Officers this year. Chief Laxton of the Oneida Police Department has been receptive to assisting the district with SRO placement.

 

            With no further business to come before the board, Chairperson Williamson called for a motion to adjourn. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Dr. Williamson, to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:02pm. Vote was taken and motion carried.