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Regular Meeting: October 13, 2022 Minutes

 

October 13, 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, Student Representative Shelby Smith, Secretary Katie Johnson, Assistant Director Mr. Zacch Brown, and 6th District Commissioner Colby Burke.

 

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 Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the board agenda as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Williamson, aye

Byrd, aye

Cross, aye

Matthews, aye

Watson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the consent agenda for board approval. Dr. Danny Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Kevin Byrd, to approve the consent agenda as follows. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Consent Agenda

Minutes from September 1, 2022 Regular Meeting
Agenda from June 30, 2022 Special Called Meeting
2022 LEA Compliance Report

            Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

 

            Under business before the board, Chairperson Williamson then presented three (3) Board Policies for approval upon 2nd reading. Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the following policies as presented upon second reading. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Policies - 2nd Reading

205 - Enrollment in Advanced Courses
605 - Graduation Requirements
206 - Transfers

Byrd, aye

            Watson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Matthews, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented five (5) Budget Amendments for board approval. Mr. Kevin Byrd made a motion, with a second by Ms. Dorothy Watson, to approve the following Budget Amendments. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Budget Amendment(s)

CTE 142-809
Title I 142-109
Title II 142-209
Title V 142-601
IDEA 142-909

            Williamson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Watson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Oneida Police Department (OPD)

Memorandum of Understanding for board consideration. After a brief discussion, Ms. Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the Oneida Police Department Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Roll call vote was taken and

motion carried.

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the Scott County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) Memorandum of Understanding for board consideration. After a brief discussion, Mr. Mark Matthews made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the Scott County Sheriff’s Department Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Cross, aye

            Willliamson, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Watson, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then proposed the creation of a school security officer position to provide additional security interventions within the Oneida Special School District. Dr. Phillips then explained that the position will be funded through SafeSchools, and she also described the security officer’s job duties and responsibilities. After an in depth discussion, Mr. Mark Matthews made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the school security officer position Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Cross, aye

Matthews, aye

Byrd, aye

Williamson, aye

Watson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Oneida Elementary School Bible Release Proposal for the 2022-2023 school year. After a brief discussion, Ms. Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Mr. Kevin Byrd, to approve the Oneida Elementary School Bible Release Proposal as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Watson, aye

Cross, aye

Williamson, aye

Matthews, aye

Byrd, aye

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the 2022-2023 Math Adoption Committee for board consideration. After a brief discussion, Dr. Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the following members for the 2022-2023 Math Adoption Committee: Lisa Boyatt, Lesha Seeber, Amy Buttram, Hali Stonecipher, Donna Tompkins, Valerie Hoffman, Heather Lowe, Sandra Byrd, Renae Vaughn, Courtney O’Neal, Jodi Jeffers, Amanda Terry, Salena Mayberry, and Zacch Brown. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

            Byrd, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented the 2022-2023 Disciplinary Hearing Authority for board consideration. Mr. Kevin Byrd made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the following administrators for 2022-2023 Disciplinary Hearing Authority: Jordan Sims, Kelly Posey-Chitwood, Stacy Love, and Melinda McCartt. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Cross, aye

 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented a School Calendar Amendment for board consideration. Assistant Director Mr. Zacch Brown explained that January 2, 2023 is scheduled as a Professional Development Day, and since January 2 is a federal holiday, the date will need to be changed.. Mrs. Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to amend January 2, 2023 on the school district calendar. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Watson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Williamson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then proposed the sale of surplus property items on GovDeals.com. Dr. Phillips noted that school desks will be sold on GovDeals.com and additional miscellaneous items will be sold, removed or donated through various means. After a brief discussion, Dr. Danny Cross made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Dorothy Watson, to allow the sale, removal and donation of various surplus items across the school district. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Watson, aye

Williamson, aye

Matthews, aye

Byrd, aye

Cross, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented two (2) Letters of Resignation for board approval. Mr. Kevin Byrd made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the following resignations as presented. Roll Call vote was taken and motion carried.

Resignation(s)

Vanessa Terry
Tammie Hamilton

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Byrd, aye

            Cross, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented three (3) Leave of Absence Requests for board approval. Ms. Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the following Leave of Absence Requests as presented. Roll Call vote was taken and motion carried.

Leave of Absence Request(s)

Bailey Drummond - 9/15/2022 through 9/29/2022
Ruth Slaven - 10/10/2022 through 11/18/2022
Jeremy Hurst - 10/10/2022 through 10/24/2022
Byrd, aye
Matthews, aye
Cross, aye
Williamson, aye
Watson, aye
 

            Chairperson Williamson then presented five (5) fundraiser requests for board approval.  Mr. Mark Matthews made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the following fundraisers as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Fundraiser Request(s)

OHS Beta Club - Fudge Sale
OHS Band - Ham & Goodies
OHS Band - Texas Roadhouse Rolls, Peanuts
OHS Band - World’s Finest Chocolate Bars
OES Music - Drink Sales at AYSO Soccer Tournament

            Byrd, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Watson, aye

 

            In the final order of business, Chairperson Williamson presented two (2) Field Trip Requests for board approval. After a brief discussion, Mr. Kevin Byrd made a motion, with a second by Ms. Dorothy Watson to approve the following field trip requests as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

           

Field Trip Request(s)

OHS Beta Club: Nashville, TN for Beta Con (November 28, 2022 to November 30, 2022)
OMS Beta Club: Nashville, TN (November 20, 2022 to November 22, 2022)

Matthews, aye

Byrd, aye

Watson, aye

Williamson, aye

Cross, aye

 

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

            Announcements

Operation Sharing/Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
OES Staff Member Recognition: Cloie Strunk, Brittany Kennedy, Sarah Christie, Amy Buttram, Doris Boyatt, Dr. Melinda McCartt, and Jim Burchfield
TISA Update
OMS Social Studies ‘Living History’ Presentation by student Mylee Dunlap

            Appointments

Teacher Assistant: Jayden Terry
Substitute Nurse: Kimberley Phillips
Substitute Teachers: Caroline Keeton, Alex Burchfield, Madi Smith, Alijah West, Cayla Claiborne, and Sheryl Terry
Substitute Janitorial: Rhonda Davis
SRO: Tony Jones
Security: Chad Jones
Volunteer: Jimmy Barna

           

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

  1. Math Learning Walks with National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) will take place the week of October 17th. Ms. Chitwood expressed her excitement to be working with NIET and is thankful for the positive perspectives and experiences developed thus far.
  2. The 2nd Round of TMSAA Football Playoffs will be Thursday, October 20th against Dayton City at 7:00pm. Please come out and support Oneida Indian Football at Jim May Stadium!
  3. October 27 is Halloween Fun Night for Oneida Middle School. The kids and staff are looking forward to the festivities and the board was also invited to attend.
  4. Grade cards were sent home and Parent Teacher Conferences were this week.

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

  1. Ms. Love announced the OHS Student of the Month, Mr. Griffin Lafferty, who was nominated through the CTE program. Ms. Love described his commitment to the CTE program and thanked him for all of his hard work.
  2. Ms. Love congratulated and thanked Ms. Shelby Smith for serving as the board representative this year. Ms. Love then described Ms. Smith’s various academic and athletic achievements.
  3. Grade cards were sent home to families, and Parent Teacher Conferences were this week.
  4. Ms. Love then mentioned the success of the OHS School Store, and noted that they were currently renovating a small space next to the store classroom for the school store.
  5. Personal Development Day was Monday, October 10th. Ms. Love noted that the teachers and staff are extremely grateful for those days, and explained how beneficial they are for classroom planning and teacher assessment.
  6. Ms. Love expressed her excitement to be working with NIET and is thankful for the positive perspectives and experiences developed thus far.
  7. OHS Girls Soccer is playing tonight in the District Tournament against Cumberland Gap.
  8. OHS Football will be playing against Monterey tomorrow night. It will be an away game and kickoff is at 8:00pm.
  9. OHS Cross Country’s next track meet will be on Wednesday, October 26 at York Institute.
  10. IH Network and Bo Kidd were thanked for their continued support and hard work towards Oneida Sports. Sparky Woods was also commended for his commentary and Ms. Love encouraged the Board to listen and watch.

Chairperson Williamson then recognized Ms. Ashley Billingsley, Oneida Elementary School Assistant Principal, for a report.

  1. Ms. Billinglsey noted that Principal Jordan Sims was not present because she was with the OHS Soccer Girls team in Cumberland Gap for the District Tournament.
  2. Ms. Billinglsey mentioned that October is an extremely busy month for the elementary school. Ms. Cloie Strunk and Ms. Brittany Kennedy was thanked for their continued support and help during such a busy time.
  3. Personal Development Day was Monday, October 10th. Ms. Billingsley noted that the elementary teachers and staff are extremely grateful for those planning days.
  4. NIET will be visiting the elementary school again on October 27th, and the staff is looking forward to her visit as she brings a very positive aspect to the school. Her visits are always extremely informative and beneficial to the staff.
  5. OES is working on bringing new experiences to the students. The past two years have been very difficult due to the pandemic, and students were not able to experience field trips and onsite guest speakers. This year, teachers are reaching out to local community members and various speakers that are willing to come to the school and speak to our students. Mr. Dustin Burke with TWRA was thanked for his recent visit to the school, and SRO Tony Jones, who did a police presentation for the 1st grade students.
  6. OES Fall Carnival will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at the elementary school, and the Board was invited to attend.

 

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

  1. SAFE SCHOOLS funding granted on September 26, 2022. The Oneida Special School District was granted just over $32,400.00 to improve physical security of the Oneida Campus. Funding will be utilized to provide a full time security guard who will provide protection for Oneida Special School District School campus by monitoring entrances and exits of visitors, students and employees. The security guard will also perform identity checks, notations of purpose for visits, while communicating with local law enforcement.
  2. Homeland Security performed an audit at the Oneida High and Middle School Facility on September 23, 2022. While the audit revealed areas for improvement focused on an all hazards approach, principals are currently improving security by re-numbering internal and external doors, replacing door locks and improving signage. Upgrades to safety will continue throughout the year.
  3. The Family Resource Center was granted a total of $1,100.00 in goods and cash for the month of September. The Family Resource Center distributed $1610.00 in goods to needy families in the school district for the month of September.
  4. The Family Resource Center is currently initiating outreach to families who will need additional assistance during the Thanksgiving season. Distribution is planned for November 17, 18 and 21.
  5. On September 27 and September 30, 2022, Oneida Coordinated School Health performed 1,064school health screenings for Oneida Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
  6. School Nurses’ treated a total of 1265 students in their clinics for the month of September with 84 students being sent home for illnesses. There were a total of 187 oral medications given, district wide and 132 injectable medications administered by the school nurses.
  7. The Scott County Health Department administered flu shots to students in the Oneida School District on September 28. Mountain Peoples Health Council administered flu vaccinations on September 28, 2022 to all staff who wanted a flu shot. Total of 40 flu vaccinations given by MPHC.
  8. Thank you community partners!
  • University of Colorado (Life Skills and Prevention Education)
  • Children’s Center
  • STAND
  • ALQI Champs
  • Scott County Health Department
  • Scott County Sheriff’s Department
  • Second Harvest
  • Oneida Police Department
  • Mountain People’s Health Council
  • The Olive Branch Ministries
  • University of Tennessee
  • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Nursing)

 

            With no further business to come before the Board, Chairperson Williamson called for a motion to adjourn. Ms. Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM. Vote was taken and motion carried.