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TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Unofficial Meeting Minutes                                                

School Governance Team

 

10/15/19 4:00 PM

Tift County High School Conference Room A

 

Attendees—voting members

Denise Barnes -Teacher Member

Xavier Holmes -Teacher Member

Jeffry Peters - Parent Member

Wingate Whitley - Parent Member

Jerry Riggs - Classified Staff Member

Amanda Barber - Community Member

 

 

Call Meeting to Order (Kim Seigler)

 

Approval of the Agenda
     Motion made by: Jerry Riggs
     Second made by: Xavier Holmes
     Voting: Unanimously approved

 

Approval of Unofficial minutes from September 19, 2019 meeting
     Motion made by: Denise Barnes
     Second made by: Wingate Whitley
     Voting: Unanimously approved

 

New Business

 

     New Member
          -Seigler appointed Ms. Amanda Barber to fill the seat vacated by Mr. Michael Phillips.

 

     Tift County Foundation of Excellence presentation   
          -Seigler introduced Mrs. Laura Cutts from the Foundation and she updated the LSGT on upcoming events for the
              Foundation.
          -Cutts also discussed the goal of the foundation is to improve education in our area.
          -The next event that scheduled for the foundation is presentation of the Excellence in Teaching Award in which the
               foundation will “tap” nominated teachers in our county as teachers of excellence. This event should occur in the month                  of November.

 

     Introduction of the new CTAE Director and discussion of CTAE programs and projects   
          -Seigler introduced Dr. Fred Rayfield, New CTAE Director, to the LSGT.
          -Rayfield discussed his vision for the CTAE program. There are 32 teachers and 16 program areas of study in the TCHS
               CTAE program. Sixteen hundred students are enrolled in these areas. He explained the purpose of CTAE programs and
               their contribution to the industries in the Tift area.  
           -Rayfield discussed the importance of vertical alignment with the middle school CTAE program and how that program
                feeds into the high school program.
           -Rayfield announced a new building project for the TCHS CTAE program. A new Animal Science building/lab will be added
                to the campus. The building will be a multipurpose building. One of the main purposes for the building is for students to
                house livestock for showing. Some students in our area do not have facilities to house livestock and would like to
                participate in livestock showing. The building would accommodate that need.

 

     Update on College and Career Academy Projects    
          -Seigler introduced Dr. Tom Mark, CEO of the College and Career Academy.
          -Mark addressed the LSGT. He started by explaining how CCA is different from CTAE. He stated their goal is to support
               CTAE students for job/career preparedness.
          -Mark announced the addition to the Healthcare program. They will be receiving an ambulance box. It will be used as a lab
               for training.
          -Mark indicated that this year the CCA is up for certification renewal. He explained that he would call on the LSGT to assist.

 

     PBIS Presentation
          -Sara Jenkins from the TCHS PBIS Team presented the latest SWIS data with the LSGT members.
          -Jenkins reported that the highest areas for behavioral concerns were skipping and tardies.
          -The peak times for these behavioral issues is 8:00 am, 10:15 (halfway through 2nd block), and 1:45 (before 4th block).
          -She reported that the 9th graders are having behavioral issues more than all other class levels.
          -The PBIS team is looking at Restorative Practice to reduce the number of tarides.

 

     Approval of Fundraisers
          -The team reviewed the suggested fundraiser.
          -The TCHS HOSA club would like to sell first aid kits. The anticipated revenue is expected to be $500. Revenue from the
                sale of these kits will be used to fund club activities.
   
     -Motion to approve made by: Jerry Riggs
     -Second made by: Xavier Holmes
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

     The TCHS Skills USA would like to sell cases of Coca Cola products. The revenue from this sale will fund upcoming trips.
     -Motion to approve made by: Denise Barnes
     -Second made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

      The TCHS Key Club would like to have a bake sale. The items will be presold with a delivery date set for the end of
           November. All revenue from the sale of the baked goods will be used to perform community service and volunteer work.
     -Motion to approve made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Second made by: Jerry Riggs
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

     The TCHS Beta club would like to sell Beta Club T-shirts to their members. No profits will be made.
     -Motion to approve made by: Xavier Holmes
     -Second made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

     The TCHS Math department would like to sell Pi Day T-shirts. The expected profits will be $200. The revenue will be used to
          help defray the cost of “Calculus, the Musical”.
     -Motion to approve made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Second made by: Jerry Riggs
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

     The TCHS AP classes would like to sell AP Day T-shirts to their students to wear to AP Day. No profits will be made.
     -Motion to approve made by: Denise Barnes
     -Second made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

     The TCHS Spanish Club would like to host a Quinceañera Expo & Fashion Show. The revenue would be used for a club trip
          to St. Augustine, Florida.
     -Motion to approve made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Second made by: Xavier Holms
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

     Budget Discussion
          -Seigler asked teachers for suggestion for needs that the LSGT could support through the budget. Many teachers
               responded with professional learning opportunities. Mrs. Seigler proposed that the LSGT create a fund that she would
               have autonomy over to fund professional learning opportunities for TCHS teachers. A fund of $20,000 would be set
               aside for this purpose.
     -Motion to approve made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Second made by: Jerry Riggs
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

      Seigler also requested that the LSGT approve the purchase of audiovisual equipment for the new Audio/Visual Productions
           class. Mrs. Beckham wrote a proposal for eight 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display and one 15 inch MacBook Pro with
           touch bar. This equipment would be essential for student learning and for the growth of this program. The cost of this
          equipment would be approximately $17,000.
     -Motion to approve made by: Jerry Riggs
     -Second made by: Wingate Whitley
     -Voting: Unanimously approved

 

     Update on School Branding
          Seigler met with the Herff Jones representative (Connor Bowen) and toured the school. They will meet with the installation
               contractor soon. She is projecting that the inside of the school should be complete by the end of the Christmas break.
          Coleman has begun to place navigation signs throughout the interior of the school using vinyl lettering.

 

Adjourn
 
Motion by: Denise Barnes
Second by: Jerry Riggs
Voting: Unanimously approved