Published On: Mon, Mar 5th, 2012

Cherokee Central Schools School Board Minutes – Feb. 21

Meeting Called to Order at 4:45 by Lori Blankenship

Present: Thomas W. Saunooke, Jessica Daniels, Lori Blankenship, Charlotte Saunooke, John D. Crowe, Gloria Rattler, Terri Henry (Tribal Council Alternate), Beverly Payne, Neyani Long, Diane Crowe

Guests: Sam Lambert, Warren Dupree, Lori Owle, Renee Long, Susie Long, Laura Cabe, David Nash, Walt Swan, Nancy Wahnetah, Ben Reed

4:45 – Roll Call

4:46 – Opening Prayer

Agenda:  4:47 Motion and Second to approve the Agenda for February 21, 2012

4:48  Sam Lambert – Discussed the American Legion involving the school system in the event of the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall coming in October 4th Through the 8th to be on exhibit at the Oconee Expo Center.  They would like to have CCS come to a School Day they will be hosting to view the wall 5 Helicopters will be in the parade and will be on site and audiences will be able to view and interact with them. Motion and Approve the American Legion to be in contact with the School System to coordinate the schools to attend the event.

5:03pm 12-225 Resolution – Motion and Second to approve the resolution Approved. Unanimous. The American Legion and the Athletic Department will be involved in planning.

5:09 Lori OwleDiscussed Budget Report and upcoming resolutions

5:35 Closed Session

6:15 Open Session

6:15 Ben ReedDiscussed a teen dating and violence prevention program /presentation developed by Cherokee Police Department. A victim advocate from Asheville will be coming to help out with the presentation. A suggestion to have a counselor to be involved in the presentation and to help coordinate the presentation. Another suggestion to have the classes combined and meet in the Cultural Arts Center. Terri Henry and Ben Reed stated they could help with posters and advertising of teen dating and crime. Motion and Second to allow the CPD to coordinate with the school counselors a program/presentation on Teen Dating and Violence for the Middle and High School.

6:30 Laura Cabe – Discussed submitted grant resolution 12-220 and how it would be implemented with the school system. The Board would like to have food available every day during testing weeks. A suggestion was made at looking into an internship program to help with the program. 6:40 Discussed PEP 12-224 grant resolution she submitted that is being promoted by Michelle Obama. A suggestion was made to contact TCGE program and have one of the Chefs from the Casino restaurants come and give training.

7:00 pm – Break for Dinner

8:25pm – Motion and Second to approve January 3, 2012, January 17, 2012, and February 6, 2012 School Board Minutes. Approved as amended, Unanimous

8:26pm – Standard Assessment Report. Beverly Payne discussed the report submitted and stated that 5 representatives from the accreditation committee will give the report to the board on the 28th of March.

8:34pm – Robert Strong request to bring in Alan Stein, Personal Trainer for a 1-Day Cutting Edge Camp has been approved.

8:35 – Resolutions

12-220 – The Child Nutrition Director was approved to apply for a grant thru USDA.

12-221 – The Athletic Budget (628) receives $42,549 from the school grant (ISEP) Fund Balance to cover the costs of the spring sports transportation costs has been tabled

12-222 – The Sped Budget (674) receives $47,749 from the Sped Fund Balance to cover the costs of this year has been tabled.

12-223 – The Custodial Budget (682) receives $12,000 from the Facilities (Operation and Maintenance) Fund Balance to cover the Costs of this year has been tabled.

12-224 – The Child Nutrition Director has approval to apply for a grant thru the Cherokee Preservation Foundation has been approved.

12-225 – Ray Kinsland to be approved as a volunteer during spring sporting events at CCS has been tabled.

12-226 – Christian Benson to be approved as a Volunteer during spring sporting events at CCS has been tabled.

12-227 – Keona Horn buckle to be approved as a Volunteer during spring sporting events at CCS has been tabled.

12-228 – Resolution No. 12-214, dated February 6, 2012, is rescinded in its entirety, and Tina Swimmer has been approved to fill the Middle School Assistant Softball Coach position.

12-229 – Rachel Stewman has been approved to fill the Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach Position.

12-230 – Robbie Lanoue has been approved to fill the Women’s Soccer Coach Position.

12-231 – Dan Harmon has been approved to fill the Assistant Softball Coach position.

12-232 – Barry Reed has been approved to fill the Head Softball Coach position.

12-233 – Robert Strong has been approved to fill the Women’s Track Coach Position.

12-234 – Trina Stiles request to begin program DREAM has been tabled.

9:10 – Old Business – Tabled Resolutions

12-194 – The attached Naming Procedures policy be approved and added to Series 8000, System Support Services, section 8011, of the Cherokee Central Schools Policy Manual has been tabled for a second time and killed on the floor.

12-195 – The attached Volunteer Policy and Volunteer Application to be added to Series 4000, Section 4225 in the 2011-2012, Cherokee Central Schools Policy Manual has been tabled for a second time and killed on the floor.

12-207 – Terri Hogner to fill the Head Varsity Softball Coach position – withdrawn

9:25 – Motion and Second to appoint Craig Barker to be placed as “Acting Athletic Director” Approved, Unanimous.

9:53 – Superintendents Report and Dashboard handout and discussion

10:00 – Training with Walt Swan, BIE Education Line Officer regarding SCANS reporting.

11:30 pm – Meeting Adjourned.

Minutes Recorded By: Neyani Long

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