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Minutes
Meeting Type: Regular Board Meeting
Location: Tallassee High School Media Center
Date: 7/16/2013 6:00:00 PM

TALLASSEE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATON

JUNE 18, 2013

            The Tallassee City Board of Education met on June 18, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tallassee High School media center. Board members present were Steve Burak, Damain Carr, Danny Ingram, Rex Ledbetter, Ruthanne McCaig, Sandra Patterson and Chris Price. Superintendent Kenneth Varner and Board Attorney Joe Scarborough were also present.

             Board President, Steve Burak, called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present. Mr. Price led in the Pledge of Allegiance and Mr. Carr led prayer.

             Mrs. McCaig moved, seconded by Mr. Price the agenda be accepted. The motion was approved.

             Mrs. Patterson moved, seconded by Mr. Carr the minutes of the May 21, 2013, regular meeting be accepted. The motion was approved.

             Dr. Varner recommended approval of the May 2013 financial report including the cash balance report and the bank reconciliation report. Mr. Price moved, seconded by Mrs. McCaig the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved.

             Dr. Varner introduced Mrs. Tasha Patterson and Mrs. P. J. Duke, CPAs’ from the firm of Diamond, Carmichael, Gary, Patterson and Duke, P. A. Mrs. Duke reviewed the 2012 Audit Report. Dr. Varner recommended approval of the FY2012 Audit Report. Mr. Ingram moved, seconded by Mr. Carr the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved unanimously. (Attachment 1)

             Dr. Varner recommended approval of the budget amendment. Mr. Carr moved, seconded by Mr. Ingram the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved unanimously. (Attachment 2)

            Dr. Varner recommended approval of lunch price increases for Tallassee City Schools. Mrs. Patterson moved, seconded by Mr. Ledbetter the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved unanimously. (Attachment 3)

             Dr. Varner recommended approval of the Child Nutrition Program bids for bread and milk. Mr. Price moved, seconded by Mrs. McCaig the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved unanimously. (Attachment 4)

             Dr. Varner recommended approval of the revised Board Policy – JCDC, Drug Policy for Students Participating in Extracurricular Activities and for Student Athletes. Mr. Ingram moved, seconded by Mrs. Patterson the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved unanimously. (Attachment 5)

              Dr. Varner recommended approval of the 2013-2014 Code of Conduct. Mrs. McCaig moved, seconded by Mr. Carr the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved unanimously.

             Dr. Varner recommended approval of the following personnel items:

             CERTIFIED PERSONNEL

             1. EMPLOY

                        a. Kim Winchester – SMS Math Teacher

                        b. Melissa Suggs – THS Math Teacher

                        c. Shanna Kirkpatrick – THS Math Teacher

                        d. Shanikka Beacher – TES Assistant Principal

                        e. Curtis Walker – THS Science Teacher

                        f. Brian Depew – THS Social Studies Teacher

                        g. Shelly Weeks – THS English Teacher

                        h. Daniel Free – THS Agriscience Teacher

             2. RESIGN

                        a. Lacy Sibley – TES Special Education Teacher

                        b. Katherine Poeltl Fox – THS Math Teacher

                        c. Kayla Latuso – SMS Physical Education Teacher

             NON CERTIFIED PERSONNEL

             3. EMPLOY

                        a. Ma Figueroa – THS Food Service Assistant

                        b. Terry Hont – TES Food Service Assistant

                        c. Beth Timmerman – TES Nurse

                        d. Fran Norfleet – SMS Nurse

             4. RESIGNATION

                        a. Paula Godwin – 21st Century Program Coordinator

                        b. Beth Ledbetter – TES Nurse

             5. LEAVE OF ABSENCE

                        a. Dana Ettinger – TES Instructional Assistant

 Mr. Ingram moved, seconded by Mr. Carr the recommendation be accepted. The motion was approved unanimously.

             The superintendent reported on the following items:

             a. Thank you card from Don Bryant.

            b. 2012 -2013 SIR Report

            c. THS Weight Room

            d. Board Policy Manual Review Project

             Board Member Comments:

            a. Dr. Burak reminded the board of their three responsibilities; hiring                               superintendent, hiring CSFO and board policies.

           There being no further business, Mr. Ingram moved, seconded by Mr. Price the meeting be adjourned. The motion was approved.