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SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT SEAFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA Monday, 26 April 2010 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room (390 North Market Street Extended) LATE AGENDA I. Call to Order: Mr. John Hanenfeld, Board President – 7:00 p.m. II. Pledge of Allegiance – 7:00 p.m. III. Approval of Agenda (Item of Action for the Board) – 7:00 p.m. If needed, items may be added to or deleted from the public agenda. After an opportunity to add or delete items, the Board will vote to approve the agenda as either initially presented or as amended. IV. Approval of Minutes – 7:05 p.m. 8 March 2010 (6:00 p.m.) 12 April 2010 (7:00 p.m.) V. Public Participation – 7:10 p.m. By Board policy, a period for public participation is scheduled during each regular meeting. At the discretion of the presiding officer, any non-confidential educational items may be questioned, commented upon, requested, and presented with the following stipulations: Complaints are to be resolved in accordance with Board policy and regulations, “Public Complaints” (KE and KE- R-1), “Parent Complaints” (KEAA and KEAA-R), “Student Complaints” (JII and JII-R), or “Staff Complaints” (GBK and GBK-R). The public participation portion of the Board meeting is not intended to circumvent the organizational avenues of communications and/or complaints as stipulated in Board policies and regulations. These emphasize discussing and trying to resolve matters closest to the source, and then, if necessary, discussing and trying to resolve them at progressively higher levels within the organization, ending with the Board of Education. The public participation portion of the Board meeting is not intended for items requiring immediate Board action nor should parents, other citizens, students, or staff expect the Board to take action at this time. When parents, other citizens, students, or staff wish to address the Board, they should first complete a form available to them when they enter the Board Room. After completion of the form, they are to present it to the presiding officer prior to the start of the Board meeting. Parents, other citizens, students, or staff wishing to address the Board shall first be recognized by the presiding officer. They shall then state name, address, and subject matter, and then proceed to make comments as briefly as possible. The presiding officer may limit the time of each speaker. The distribution of any written or printed materials and the like shall be confined to the Board members and the Superintendent. Those addressing the Board are to direct their questions or comments to the Board members or to the Superintendent. Questions asked shall be answered at the Board meeting, when possible. When not possible, the questions shall be referred to the Superintendent for investigation. The Superintendent shall share with the Board the information collected as a result of the investigation, and the Board shall decide how to respond. Normally, such a response will be in writing. BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA 26 April 2010 Page 2 VI. Reports and Presentations – 7:20 p.m. Math Program (Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Hanenfeld) – 7:20 p.m. An executive summary is attached to this agenda. VII. Continuing Business – 8:00 p.m. Policy Review (2nd readings): A. Administration in the Absence of Policy (CHD) It is recommended that the Board approve this revised policy at its second reading. B. Professional Staff Vacations and Holidays (GCD & GCD-R) There are no recommendations for changes in either the policy or the regulation. VIII. New Business – 8:10 p.m. A. School Choice Applications 1. 2009-2010 Applications Recommended for Approval It is recommended that the Board approve the following school choice applications for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year only: Parent’s Name Student’s Name Grade/School Lisa Montgomery Jawan Montgomery 5/BE Michael James Christina James 1/WS Louise Parsons Leslie Taylor 9/HS Mindy Baker Nathan Austin K/BE 2. 2010-2011 Applications Recommended for Denial: It is recommended that the Board deny the following school choice applications: Parent’s Name Student’s Name Grade/School Carrie Kranz Maggie Morris 6/MS Shella Elliott Miranda Daugherty 6/MS B. Reports & Recommendations of Hearing Officer 1. Student HS03-09-10 It is recommended that the Board accept the report and recommendations of its hearing officer to expel Student HS03-09-10 from attendance at Seaford Senior High School for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year with the following conditions: During the period of expulsion, the student is prohibited from being on Seaford School District property at any time except in the company of the student’s parents/guardians and then only with the prior consent of the principal of Seaford Senior High School; Prior to the student’s re-enrollment in Seaford Senior High School at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, the student will be required to complete a behavior contract signed by the Seaford High School administration and the student’s parents/guardians; Regular counseling is to take place with either a Seaford Senior High School guidance counselor or a member of the wellness center staff upon the student’s return to Seaford Senior High School. 2. Student MS01-09-10 It is recommended that the Board accept the report and recommendations of its hearing officer to expel Student MS01-09-10 from attendance at Seaford Middle School for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year and the first two marking periods of the 2010-2011 school year with the following conditions: During the period of expulsion, the student is prohibited from being on Seaford School District property at any time except in the company of one of the student’s parents/guardians and only then with the prior consent of the school being visited; BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA 26 April 2010 Page 3 Prior to the student’s re-enrollment in Seaford School District in January 2011, the student and the student’s parents/guardians will be required to sign a behavior contract that includes a provision for regular counseling by a Seaford School District counselor. IX. Long-Range Agenda – 8:15 p.m. X. Personnel - 8:20 p.m. A. Action Items 1. Administrative Staff Resignation Dr. Patricia Harris, Principal, West Seaford Elementary School, effective 30 June 2010 for the purpose of retirement (Dr. Harris has been employed with the Seaford School District since 21 March 1988.) 2. Professional Staff Resignation Judith Richie, English Teacher, Seaford High School, effective 30 June 2010 for the purpose of retirement (Ms. Richie has been employed with the Seaford School District since 23 August 2005.) 3. Support Staff Resignations a. Helen Andrews, Cafeteria Manager, Frederick Douglass Elementary School/Central Elementary School, effective 30 June 2010 for the purpose of retirement (Mrs. Andrews has been employed with the Seaford School District since 26 March 1986.) b. Sandra Smith, Nutrition Services Assistant, Blades Elementary School, effective 30 April 2010 4. End of Temporary Contracts – Professional Staff – effective 30 June 2010 a. Jordan Hobbs b. Lucien Howard III c. Gregory Johnston d. Elayne Jones e. Nathan Kasten f. Erika Leich g. Ryan Millman h. Robin Ruark i. Tina Scollo-Crouse j. Dawn Tucker k. Chrystal Walsh l. Emily Williams m. Misty Joseph n. Jessica Lowe o. Joseph Evans (end of temporary Dean of Students assignment only – Mr. Evans will return to a math position for the 2010-2011 school year) 5. End of Temporary Assignments – Support Staff – effective 30 June 2010 a. Teresa Adkins l. Jamie Harris b. Tamitha Beard m. Sean Iannucci c. Tina Brace n. Kennedy Keenan d. Mary Brummell o. Sunday Kilgoe e. Melinda Burdette p. Dena King f. Laura Cannon q. William Misita g. Sharon Cannon r. Elise Murray h. Susan DeFord s. Tiffany Pettit i. Richard Destine t. Monica Russ j. Michael DiCarlo u. Kristian Schmidt k. Mamie Handy v. Stephanie J. Smith BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA 26 April 2010 Page 4 w. Janice States z. Kelly White x. Lisa Tobin aa. Art Doakes y. Alison Venables 6. End of Temporary Assignments – Support Staff – effective 30 September 2010 Jean Jean-Louis 7. Reductions in Force a. William Whitaker, III, Special Education Teacher, West Seaford Elementary School, effective 30 June 2010 b. Dianna Robinson, Middle Level Teacher, Seaford Middle School, effective 30 June 2010 c. Marjorie Leinbach, Media Specialist, Central Elementary School/Frederick Douglass Elementary School effective 30 June 2010 8. Leaves of Absence a. Dana Bowe, Elementary Teacher, Blades Elementary School, unpaid leave of absence according to Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) effective 25 March 2010 until 21 May 2010 b. Charles Webb, Nutrition Services, Seaford High School unpaid Leave of Absence for personal reasons effective 8 March 2010 until 12 April 2010 c. Irene Baker, Nutrition Services, Seaford Middle School unpaid Leave of Absence for personal reasons effective 24 March 2010 until 9 April 2010 d. Nicole Callaway, Physical Education Teacher, Central Elementary School/Frederick Douglass Elementary School, unpaid leave of absence according to Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) effective 4 May 2010 (pm) until 28 May 2010 e. Jordan Hobbs, Math Teacher, Seaford High School, unpaid leave of absence for personal reasons effective 19 April 2010 until 14 May 2010 f. Debra Parlier, Special Schools Paraeducator, Frederick Douglass Elementary School, effective 16 April 2010 until 26 April 2010 unpaid leave of absence for education reasons 9. Extra Duty Appointments – Non-Athletic – Employee a. Future Farmers of America – Rita Salisbury (split position) b. Future Farmers of America – Wayne Hobbs (split position) 10. Professional Staff Appointment John Sweeting, ROTC Instructor, Seaford High School, effective 1 August 2010 (This is an 11 month position.) B. Information Items 1. Support Staff Transfers a. Tim Keaton, Custodian, Seaford High School, to Custodian, Central Elementary School, effective 1 July 2010 b. Daniel Hopkins, Custodian, West Seaford Elementary School, to Custodian, Seaford High School, effective 1 July 2010 2. Professional Staff Transfer Joseph Evans, Dean of Students, Seaford High School, to Math Teacher, Seaford High School effective 2010-2011 school year (The Dean of Students position that Mr. Evans held during the 2009-2010 school year was a temporary assignment.) XI. Executive Session: Strategy Session for Collective Bargaining and Personnel Matters XII. Adjournment NOTE: During the course of this meeting, the Seaford Board of Education may enter into executive session to consider matters authorized per Delaware Code, Title 29, §10004(b).
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