WORTH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2011
AT 7:00 P.M.
The Worth County Board of Education met on Thursday, December 08, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the
Worth County Board Conference Room.
Chairman William Jenkins called the meeting to order.
Mike Davis, Pastor of Pinson Methodist Church, gave the invocation.
Chairman William Jenkins led the pledge to the flag and welcomed visitors.
All Board Members were present. Also in attendance were Dr. Barbara Thomas, Superintendent
of Schools, and Mr. Clarence Miller, Board Attorney.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Mike Roberts made the motion to approve the agenda for December 08, 2011. Jerry Jones
seconded the motion and the vote passed unanimously.
RECOGNITION(S), SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Mr. Scott Chafin, CTAE Director, asked Sunbelt Ford Representatives to come forward. Mr.
Chafin reported two summers ago Sunbelt Ford offered the Student Organizations and Athletic
Department at Worth County High School the opportunity to raise funds by participating in the
Drive One 4 UR School activity. In this time, over $16,000 has been raised.
Mr. Chafin asked club representatives to come forward to be presented a check from Mr. Darrin
Smith with Sunbelt Ford for their fall event. Clubs represented were HOSA, FCA, FFA, FBLA,
FCCLA, Tri-M, BETA, and Drama. Mr. Chafin then thanked each representative of Sunbelt
Ford for their support of the Worth County School System.
Mr. Chafin recognized CTAE students placing in competitions. FFA students from Worth
County Middle School recognized were Reese Bozeman, Jarred Hamilton, Matthew Brooks, and
Chase Roberts. FFA students from Worth County High School recognized were Morgan Smith
and Morgan Bentley.
Superintendent Thomas introduced Ms. Leigh Wiley from the Margaret Jones Public Library.
Ms. Wiley reported on the Prime Time Family Reading Program. The program is funded by an
$8,000 federal grant. It covers a six week period in which students, ages 6 to 10 years old, and
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their families participate in reading, discussing, and becoming enthusiastic about reading. A
total of eleven families signed up and an average of seven attended each meeting.
Dr. Thomas recognized and presented plaques to each school’s Teacher of the Year and the
System Teacher of the Year for 2011.
Worth County Primary School Teresa Sumner
Worth County Elementary School Kara Pylant
Worth County Middle School and Diane Dykes
System Teacher of the Year
Worth County High School Tommie Sue Hyde
OPEN AND AWARD BIDS
Opened and awarded the Insurance Broker Bid to the Brownlee-Bozeman Agency (the
lowest responsible bidder meeting bid specs). The Board will review Option 1 and Option
2 to determine which will better meet the needs of the school system.
Consent to approve November 10, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes
Consent to approve Expenditure Reports for November
Consent to approve Food Service Report for November
Consent to approve fund raisers as presented.
Mike Roberts made the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Randy Bacon
seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Approval of the first reading of revised Board Policy GAK(1) (Criminal Background
Randy Bacon made the motion to approve as presented. Melvin Jefferson seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Approval of the first reading of revised Board Policy DIC (Inventories).
Jerry Jones made the motion to approve as presented. Mike Roberts seconded the motion and it
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Approval of the first reading of Board Policy DCL (Fund Balance).
Mike Roberts made the motion to approve as presented. Randy Bacon seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
Approval of resolution authorizing adoption of plan restatement for Section 457(b)
Deferred Compensation Plan for Governmental Employers.
Mike Roberts made the motion to approve as presented. Melvin Jefferson seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Randy Bacon made the motion to enter into executive session at 7:45 p.m. to consider personnel,
attorney-client privilege and/or property acquisition. Melvin Jefferson seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
Returned to open session at 9:30 p.m.
1. Sedricka Davis, Food Service, Worth County Middle School, Effective December 16, 201l.
1. Gideon J. Baston, WCBE, Maintenance Department, Effective June 29, 2012.
2. L. G. Gibson, WCBE, Maintenance Department, Effective May 31, 2012.
C. FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE
1. Kayla M. Couch, WCMS, Medical Leave, Effective November 2, 2011 through
November 11, 2011.
2. Kimberly Frankovich, WCHS, Medical Leave, Effective November 08, 2011 through
December 16, 2011.
3. Judith Ann Jackson, WCMS, Maternity Leave, Effective February 07, 2012 through
March 30, 2012.
4. Pamela Ulm, WCPS, Medical Leave, Effective November 14, 2011 through
December 01, 2011.
5. Martha Joyce Wilkerson, WCES, Medical Leave, Effective November 15, 2011 through
November 28, 2011.
D. NON-FMLA LEAVE
1. Pauline Ausby, Transportation Department, Effective November 08, 2011 with expected date
to return to work December 05, 2011.
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E. EXTEND CONTRACT
The Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Superintendent Barbara Thomas through
June 30, 2014.
Randy Bacon made the motion to approve the Superintendent’s personnel recommendations Sections A
through D and Section E. Melvin Jefferson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
OPEN AND AWARD BID CONTINUED
The Board voted unanimously to accept. Bid #2 excluding coverage for Holley Elementary
School in the amount of $124,571.00.
Mike Roberts made the motion to adjourn. Melvin Jefferson seconded the motion and it carried
Barbara Thomas, Ed. D. William R. Jenkins
Superintendent Board Chairman
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