MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD
Educational Services Facility - Training Rooms 5-8
11:00 a.m.

May 16, 2023 Special Board Meeting
Call to Order
1. Call to Order

Chairman Matt Susin called the meeting to order at 10:59 a.m. 

Roll Call
2. Roll Call

Board Members Present:  Katye Campbell, Jennifer Jenkins, Matt Susin, Gene Trent and Megan Wright.

Ms. Jenkins arrived at 11:00 a.m.

Pledge of Allegiance
3. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Susin led the pledge of allegiance.

Adoption of Agenda
4. Adoption of Agenda

Ms. Hann read into record the changes made to the agenda since it was released to the public:
 

Revision(s)

  • Topic:  Administrative Staff Recommendation
  • Topic. Procurement Solicitation
Motion
Adopt the May 16, 2023 Special Board Meeting agenda and its revisions if applicable.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Public Comments
5. Public Comments

Chairman Susin invited speakers to the podium.  3 speakers signed up to address the Board.

Action
6. Administrative Staff Recommendations

Ms. Hann recognized Pamela Dampier for her appointment to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, effective June 5th.

Motion
Approve the listed administrative staff recommendations: The appointment of Pamela Dampier to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, on annual contract, effective June 5, 2023, with an annual salary of $140,000.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Matthew Susin
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
7. Procurement Solicitation
a - RFP 23-553-P-DR E-Tutoring.pdf

Ms. Campbell began discussion to include the contract's terms, cost per student and the potential impact from the new law, Senate Bill 258. Ms. Hann provided the Board with an overview of Senate Bill 258 and its restrictions relative to software/hardware which takes effect on July 1.

Discussion ensued pertaining to the contract, the new law, Board Member concerns and recommendations for moving forward. Staff provided answers to Board Members as requested. The Board was not in support to approve this contract.

Mr. Susin shared a conversation he had with Bernard Bryan pertaining to access to wi-fi for students in low socioeconomic areas. He explained that he plans to work with community members to collaboratively address this need in order to bridge the gap. Mr. Susin will coordinate a meeting among the Board and community.

After the motion was made to reject all bids, Dr. Soliven asked for Board direction. The Board provided direction for staff to seek a tutoring service that targets more students, has in-person options, and offers payment for service utilized.

Motion
Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) below: a) RFP 23-553-P-DR E-Tutoring - Secondary Leading & Learning - $756,000.00 - Special Revenue - Federal
Vote Results ( Rejected )
Motion: Katye Campbell
Second: Gene Trent
Katye Campbell - Nay
JenniferD Jenkins - Nay
Matthew Susin - Nay
Gene Trent - Nay
Megan Wright - Nay
Motion
Reject all bids.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Matthew Susin
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
8. The District Application for Title I Part A FY24

Discussion ensued pertaining to Title I school qualifications and the process for identifying schools, to include questions answered by staff.

Ms. Jenkins requested to have staff connect with community partners and to take the lead on conversations so everyone is clear on actual rules and to message schools that fell off the list for social workers to reach out to families who aren't utilizing the services that they qualify for.

Ms. Wright agreed that it goes back to messaging as the optics do not look good.

Motion
It is the recommendation of Mrs. Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Leading and Learning, and Dr. Carol Mela, Director of Title I, to approve the online submission of the Title I Part A funds for FY24.
Vote Results ( Approved )
Motion: Megan Wright
Second: Katye Campbell
Katye Campbell - Aye
JenniferD Jenkins - Aye
Matthew Susin - Aye
Gene Trent - Aye
Megan Wright - Aye
Discussion
9. Discussion

Ms. Hann provided the Board with an update on the RFP for services for the Gardendale Day School which did not receive any response. She stated that Gardendale is going to operate as it currently is for the foreseeable future. Ms. Hann proceeded to provide an update on Gardendale to include current vacancies, potential applicant pool, facility improvements, and additional resources to support the school.

Ms. Campbell explained why it was important to have this conversation now and the need to provide incentives to fill the vacancies as those established last year are ending. The Board agreed to have this topic brought back at the May 30 Work Session for discussion and/or direction to address the schools needs.

Ms. Jenkins expressed her concerns of moving forward with Gardendale and the needs of students not being met from ESE classrooms.

Adjournment
10. Adjournment

Chairman Susin adjourned the meeting at 12:17 p.m.

Chairman: __________________________ Secretary: ________________________________

INSTITUTION:  ARTICLE IX - SECTION 1.  Public education:
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NOTES: 

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