March 14, 2005
|"We Open Tomorrow's Eyes"|
The Iredell-Statesville Board of Education met at the Iredell County Government Center on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
Members present: Dr. David Cash; Ms. Tara Cashion; Mr. Jim Head; Mr. Charles Kelly; Mr. David Parker; Mr. Keith Williams; and Dr. Kenneth Wilson.
Administrators present: Dr. Terry K. Holliday, Superintendent; Dr. Steve Lane, Deputy Superintendent; Mr. John Kachmarik, Interim Finance Officer; Mr. Dale Ellis, Director of Human Resources; Ms. Susan Allred, Interim Chief Academic Officer; and Ms. Maureen Moore, Director of Public Relations.
Also Present: Ms. Susan Agate, Board Clerk and members of the press.
Dr. Cash called the meeting to order.
Approval of Budget Amendments: No discussion.
Prime Time for Kids Summer Rate Increase: No discussion. Dr. Cash commended Renee Edwards on the efficiency of the Prime Time for Kids Program.
Monticello/NB Mills Uniform Consideration: This has met all the administrative requirements and is presented on the consent agenda tonight. No discussion.
Acceptance of Resignations, Retirements and Leaves of Absences: No discussion.
Approval of Classified Personnel: No discussion.
Approval of Licensed Personnel: No discussion.
Approval of Minutes: No discussion.
Approval of Consent Agenda:
Dr. Ken Wilson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Jim Head, to approve the Consent Agenda and Minutes. The motion unanimously carries. These items are:
Item I-A Approval of Budget Amendments
Item I-B Prime Time for Kids Summer Rate Increase
Item I-C Monticello/NB Mills Uniform Consideration
Item I-D Acceptance of Resignations, Retirements, and Leaves of Absences
Item I-E Approval of Classified Personnel
Item I-F Approval of Licensed Personnel
Item II Approval of Minutes
Mr. Danny Collins was introduced as the newest Assistant Principal at Statesville Middle School. He has taught for the Iredell-Statesville School System since 1978. He has been at Statesville middle for the last 19 and a half years. He taught science, social studies and language arts. He coached wrestling, track, softball, football and basketball for many years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Education from ASU in 1976 and completed his Masters of Education in Middle School Science in 1982. He is currently enrolled at Gardner-Webb University in the Masters of Administration Degree Program.
Community Schools’ Award: It is our pleasure to present the Iredell-Statesville Schools Community Schools Award to The Statesville Women’s Club. This group has been working with our schools for years and this year they are supporting our Elementary Battle of the Books Program by providing refreshments and raising money to help pay for the Statesville Civic Center rental cost. They have volunteered and mentored students at NB Mills and have bought books for their library. They have read to children and helped them with math problems. They have donated clothing to needy students and provided materials and resources to teachers. They sponsored teachers for the Chamber of Commerce’s Teacher Appreciation Dinner and they select a student from a local high school to receive their club’s scholarship and go on to the district level for the GRWC-NC Sally Southall Cotton Scholarship.
District Spelling Bee Winner: This year we had 23 students representing our elementary and middle schools participate in the District Spelling Bee. After making it through 19 rounds, Riley Jones from Lakeshore Middle School was declared the Champion after correctly spelling the word E-M-B-E-L-L-I-S-H. Riley could not be here tonight for his recognition, but will be recognized next month.
The runner-up is Nick Morris from Troutman Middle School.
MathCounts Competition: Thirty-three schools and 233 students competed recently at the Regional MathCounts Competition in Hickory. MathCounts is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. Brawley Middle’s Team placed second. In addition, team members, Alec Lamb placed 3rd overall and Abe Jaroszewski placed 5th overall. Lakeshore Middle’s team placed third. Team members Kyle Finn placed 4th overall and team member Danielle Enrquie placed 9th overall. West Middle finished eighth overall. With team members Caleb Dagenhart and Abby Miller placing in the top 5 individuals.
Athletic Recognitions: Mr. David Rothwell recognized the following students:
• Cameron Jordan, a Senior at SHS-Academic
All American in swimming
• Seth Parlier, a Junior at NIHS-All State in wrestling at 145 lbs.
• Ben Madison, a Senior at SHS-All State in wrestling, Ben won 186 matches over his four year career and ranks 10th All Time in NC.
• Austin Johnson, a Freshman at LNHS-All State in swimming. He is an All Conference All County and All State and recently named to the Charlotte Observer team. He won a bronze medal in the 200 freestyle and a silver medal in the 500 freestyle. He broke 8 school records this year.
• Ben Cloninger, a Sophomore at LNHS 2005 State Champion in wrestling. He placed 2nd in the 103 lb in the State. He was 3rd place in the Regional Tournament and 1st place in the NC State Tournament. He also runs cross country and track.
Teacher Supplement Report: Mr. John Kachmarik provided comparative salary supplement information for similar and surrounding counties, state averages and history of Iredell-Statesville School’s local supplement. This information is provided in order to help with the budget process.
Model for Performance Excellence Presentation: Ms. Brenda Clark gave some background on the Model for Performance Excellence. The Model for Performance Excellence started in North Carolina. In 1999 “Baldrige in Education” was kicked off in six identified states. This model has become a national model and has become an accepted model for improving schools.
Student Appeal Hearing: Dr. Wilson stated that in using our school guidelines and our school board policy, we have found a consistent pattern of the deployment of the guidelines and policies. Therefore, the committee is recommending to the full board to uphold the administrative decision concerning student appeal of the district’s student assignment policy and to deny the out of zone attendance. Dr. Cash and Mr. Head recused themselves from this appeal hearing. The motion unanimously carries.
Dr. Holliday waived comments tonight.
No closed session is needed tonight.
Mr. Keith Williams made a motion,
seconded by Ms. Tara Cashion, to adjourn. The motion unanimously
Dr. David W. Cash, Chairman
Board of Education
Dr. Terry K. Holliday, Superintendent
Secretary, Board of Education