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Regular Meeting: November 3, 2022 Minutes

 

November 3, 2022

DRAFTED

Regular Meeting - Minutes

 

            The Oneida Special School District Board of Education met in Regular Session on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00pm in the Central Office Training Center. The following members were present: Dr. Nancy Williamson, Dr. Danny Cross, Ms. Dorothy Watson,and Mr. Mark Matthews. The following member was absent: Mr. Kevin Byrd. Also in attendance were Director Dr. Jeanny Phillips, Student Representative Shelby Smith, Secretary Katie Johnson, and Assistant Director Mr. Zacch Brown.

 

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

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. Mark Matthews, to approve the consent agenda as follows. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes from October 13, 2022 Regular Meeting
    2. Quarterly Reports of Revenue and Expenditures for September 2022

            Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

            Matthews, aye

 

            Under business before the board, Chairperson Williamson then presented one (1) Board Policy for approval upon 1st reading. Mr. Mark Matthews made a motion, with a second by Dr. Danny Cross, to approve the following policy as presented upon first reading. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Policy - 1st Reading

    1. 6.204 - Attendance of Non-Resident Students

            Watson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Williamson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the University of Tennessee Grow Your Own Apprenticeship Program 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 University of Tennessee Grow Your Own Apprenticeship Program Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Matthews, aye

Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented the Roane State Community College Dual Enrollment Program Memorandum of Understanding for board consideration. After a brief discussion, Ms. Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the Roane State Community College Dual Enrollment Program Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Matthews, aye

Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented one (1) Budget Amendment for board approval. After a short discussion, Dr. Danny Cross made a motion, with a second by Mr. Mark Matthews, to approve the following Budget Amendment. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Budget Amendment

    1. Cafeteria 143-102

            Williamson, aye

            Cross, aye

Watson, aye

            Matthews, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented three (3) Debt Obligation Reports for board approval. Dr. Danny Cross made a motion, with a second by Ms. Dorothy Watson, to approve the following Debt Obligation Reports. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Debt Obligation Reports

    1. School Bus Loan
    2. Central Office Building (CO2)
    3. HVAC Unit Replacements

            Watson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Williamson, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented a revision to the School Security Officer (SSO) job description. School Safety Director, Dr. Melinda McCartt then explained that the OSSD School Security Officer will be bonded through our local law enforcement agency, and be permitted to carry a duty weapon on school campuses.  After an in depth discussion, Ms. Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the School Security Officer job description revision. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

Matthews, aye

Cross, aye

Williamson, aye

Watson, aye

 

Chairperson Williamson then presented three (3) Letters of Resignation for board approval. Dr. Danny Cross 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)

    1. Ruth Ann Collins Phillips
    2. Christina Day
    3. Logan Strunk

            Willamson, aye

            Watson, aye

            Matthews, aye

            Cross, aye

           

            Chairperson Williamson then presented two (2) Leave of Absence Requests for board approval. Mr. Mark Matthews made a motion, with a second by Ms. Dorothy Watson, to approve the following Leave of Absence Requests as presented. Roll Call vote was taken and motion carried.

Leave of Absence Request(s)

    1. Paul Young - 10/21/2022 through 10/28/2022
    2. Jeremy Hurst - 10/26/2022 through 2/1/2023

            Matthews, aye

            Cross, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Watson, aye

 

            In the final order of business, Chairperson Williamson then presented one (1) fundraiser request for board approval.  Ms. Dorothy Watson made a motion, with a second by Dr. Cross, to approve the following fundraiser as presented. Roll call vote was taken and motion carried.

            Fundraiser Request(s)

    1. OMS: Boys Basketball T-Shirt Sales

            Matthews, aye

            Williamson, aye

            Cross, aye

            Watson, aye

 

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

            Appointments:

                November 2022 New Hires:

        • Cafeteria Staff: Cierra Lawson
        • Cafeteria Substitute: Velva Phillips
        • Substitute Teachers: Shari Johnson, Thomas Blumette, and Sherlene Terry
        • Maintenance: Bruce Mays
        • SRO: Derek Sexton

Announcements

November Staff Recognition:

        • Lesley Boyatt-Neal- Teacher OES
        • Brittany Lowe- Teacher OES
        • Jacob Boshears - Teacher OES
        • Nicole Davis- Janitorial Staff
        • Stuart Manning- Assistant OES
        • Dorothy King- Assistant OES
        • Jody Lay- Teacher OMS
        • Dorsey Lowe- Janitor OMS
        • Heaven Smithers- Teacher OHS
        • Mark Martin- Teacher OHS
        • Jodie Green- Teacher OHS
        • Patty West- Teacher OHS
        • Jodie Jeffers- Teacher OHS
    1. District transportation issues: a new school bus will need to be purchased in the near future due to the large influx of new students and growth of our athletics programs.
    2. District surplus items have been provided to several local churches and other community organizations to ensure our school district is organized and well maintained.
    3. OES Art and Music Presentation by Mr. Kevin Terry and Mr. Jacob Boshears

Chairperson Williamson then recognized Ms. Jordan Sims, Oneida Elementary School Principal, for a report.

    1. Ms. Sims noted that October has been an extremely busy and exciting month for OES. The Halloween Trunk or Treat was an excellent success thanks to staff, parent and community involvement.
    2. Operation Warm with Tennessee’s First Lady, Maria Lee, provided a new winter coat to each student at the elementary school. The students and their families were extremely grateful for the generous donation.
    3. This week is Red Ribbon Week at OES, which brings awareness to Drug Prevention. The students have been provided several hands-on experiences from local law enforcement agencies and drug prevention programs.
    4. The OES Fall Carnival was October 25th and there was great turnout from the community. It was a great experience for students, staff and their families.
    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, OES is taking every opportunity to provide students with off campus field trips and inviting local service and community organizations to deliver hands-on presentations.
    6. NIET has been an enormous help to the teachers and staff. They bring a very positive approach to education, and their visits are extremely informative and beneficial.
    7. The school is looking forward to Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday activities!

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

    1. OMS will be hosting the Retired Teachers Dinner on November 17th at 12:00pm, and the Board is invited to attend.
    2. OMS Basketball season will kick off next week with 3 home games! The games will be on November 7th, November 8th, and November 10th at 6:00pm.
    3. Ms. Kelli Bratton has started the OMS Cooking Club and it has been a huge success for the students. A maximum of 9 students are allowed to participate, so she is doing a new group of 9 students every 4 weeks. The students are preparing meals for the afterschool staff, and it has been such a great experience for everyone involved. The Board is invited to attend the cooking club on Tuesday afternoons.
    4. The Hiking Club has also been another great success for the middle school. The final hike of the season will be next Thursday, November 10th. On their previous hike, the students went on a guided tour of Rugby. The guide took them to several areas of the town that the students had never experienced before.
    5. OMS is looking forward to the holiday season and all of the upcoming festivities!

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

    1. OHS has their upcoming Thanksgiving Food Drive, which will begin next week. It is a very special time for the students and staff. They put an enormous amount of effort into the food drive every year because they know these donations support families within our school system.
    2. OHS Football will be playing against Hampton tomorrow night. It will be an away game and kickoff is at 7:00pm.
    3. The OHS Band will be traveling to Nashville tomorrow morning to compete in the State Championship. The entire student body will be coming together tomorrow to send them off and we wish them the very best of luck.
    4. Basketball season will be kicking off this month with our first game on November 19th.
    5. Ms. Love noted that Mark Martin has been such a huge help to the high school. He is directly involved in the Niswonger STEM program, a member of the ILT Team, and is now the OSSD Computer Science State Delegate.
    6. Ms. Love announced the OHS Student of the Month, Miss. Chesnie Boyatt, who was nominated through the Indian Pathways program. Ms. Love described her commitment to the Indian Pathways program and thanked her for her continued hard work.
    7. Ms. Love expressed her excitement to be working with her ILT Team and is thankful for the positive perspectives and experiences developed thus far.

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

    1. Partnerships along with FRC and CSH have positively impacted and served 1011 individuals for the month of October.
    2. The month of November will be No Vape November as the District moves to help and assist students who have vaping addictions.
    3. Oneida Schools’ Family Resource Center will be distributing Thanksgiving food November 10-15 for families in need.
    4. DCS Referrals: 11 for the month of October (38 total for the year)
    5. Mental Health Referrals: Pam's Thompsons current caseload is 40 for either students who are already receiving services or have been referred for an intake.
    6. The University of Colorado visited Oneida Middle and High Schools on October 27th 2022. This annual visit is part of the Botvin Life Skills Violence and Drug prevention curricula. As always Mr. West and Ms. Vicki Jones does a stellar job delivering this evidence based curriculum.
    7. The Oneida Schools' Family Resource and Coordinated School Health will host a mental/behavioral health advisory council meeting on November 30, 2022. The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Central Office 2.
    8. Thank you community partners!
        • University of Colorado
        •  Children's Center
        •  STAND (Drug Endangered Children Board)
        •  ALQI Champs
        •  New Salem Baptist Church
        •  Oneida High School
        •  Scott County Health Department
        •  Scott County Sheriff's Department
        •  Second Harvest Food Bank
        •  Mountain People's Health Council
        •  University of Tennessee College of Social Work
        •  East Tennessee Children's' Hospital Telehealth
        •  Department of Children's Services (Building Better Brains)

 

            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 Dr. Danny Cross to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:53 PM. Vote was taken and motion carried.