School Board recognizes teachers at montly meeting

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their monthly meeting on November 13.

In this meeting, the board recognized teachers who had had students who scored star, high performing or no minimal on the MCT2 test.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the quality of teachers we have,” said Mike Thomas, School board president.

Each teacher was recognized and given gift cards for their achievement.

The School Board briefly discussed the following then approved each one:
-Financial reports
-Board Policy EDA-DE (Driver’s Ed.)
-MSBA 2014 Policy Revisions as a result of the 2014 New Accountability Standards changes
-School Wide Plans
-Consolidated Federal Programs application 2015
-Title VI application
-District Test Security Plan 2014-2015
-Student release

The board approved the following in the consent agenda:
7.1 Approve Workshop/Conference Requests
Leigh Johnson to Tiered Instruction and Progress Monitoring in Flowood on Jan. 23
Morgan Scribner to Passive Restraint for Educators in Meridian on Oct. 30
Dudley Vance to MS-CPAS in Starkville on Nov. 5
Kristy Camp to Curriculum Revision Committee Meeting in Raymond on Nov. 13-14
Kristy Camp to NAAE Convention in Nashville on Nov. 18-22
Ronda Huffman to NCCER Training for Directors in Raymond on Dec. 10
Akeba Shumaker to Indicator 13 and Transition Plans in Jackson on Nov. 13
Francesca McGee to the Erate Roadshow in Brandon on Nov. 17-18
Andy Young and Paul Courtney to Easton Baseball Conference on Dec. 5-6
Kasie Baxter to MAAESC AVS Training on Dec. 16
Carol Ballard and other AES teachers to LETRS Phase 2 in Gulfport on Nov. 20-21
7.2 Approve field trip requests
CCHS Drama Club students to U of M Theater Department on Nov. 14
CCHS Senior Class to MSU/EMCC Campus Tour on Nov. 13
CCHS Academic Team to the Ole Miss Brain Brawl in Oxford on Nov. 15
FCE Pre-K and Kindergarten to Ackerman on Dec. 3
WES 4th Grade to MS Museum of Natural Science in Jackson on Nov. 14
7.3 Approved request to purchase Algebra I professional development with Title II Funds
7.4 Approved payment of travel for Brenda Little to the Writing Cohort Workshop due to an oversight
7.5 Approved request to purchase ceiling fan for the gym at AES
7.6 Approved emergency licensure application
7.7 Approved Linda Reed as a long term substitute for English IV
7.8 Approved Tommy Ballard as a substitute teacher for the Student Services Coordinator
7.9 Approved recommendation of tutors at CCHS
7.10 Declared vacancy of book keeper position at CCHS
7.11 Approved resignation of King Freeman as a janitor at CCHS and declare the position vacant for hiring.
7.12 Approved donation of sick days to a teacher due to an illness
7.13 Approved Tommy Ballard as a long term substitute for Tonya Adkins
7.14 Approved fundraiser requests
7.15 Approved recommendation of MSFC for tree planting on 16-16-10 and 16-17-11
7.16 Approved Majority to Minority transfer
7.17 Approved recommendation of Glennis Wood as a long term substitute
7.18 Approved substitute recommendation for Ashlee Owen pending clear fingerprint, background check, and paperwork.

The financial agenda was also approved. They approved:
Approved docket of claims
Approved diesel bids and the immediate payment thereof
Absentee report
Substitute report
Request for fixed asset and disposal

The next regularly scheduled School Board meeting will be Monday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Central Office in Ackerman. The board meets the second Monday every month.