Governing Board

Board of Directors December Meeting - Monday December 17th, 2018 @5:30 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Donald Morillo present member On Time At Adjournment
Timothy Thorn present ex-officio On Time At Adjournment
Jeffrey Wiseman present member 45 Minutes Late At Adjournment
Michael Roper present member On Time At Adjournment
George Williams present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment
Abby Wilkins present chair On Time At Adjournment
Henry Meeuwse present Treasurer On Time At Adjournment
Melanie Millar present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Sandra Barbour not present member

Welcome and Call to Order

The meeting will be called to the order, beginning with the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence.

Approval of Agenda

So that there is agreement between board members on the agenda, and the amount of time spent on the meeting, the board shall vote to approve an agenda for the meeting. To the best of its ability, it will follow that agenda, and allow for the chair to move the board through the agenda as specified.

Approve the agenda as submitted

By: George Williams Seconded by: Henry Meeuwse

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from Nov 12, 2018

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: George Williams Seconded by: Donald Morillo

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Public Comment

Our Public Comment period is for members of the public to address the board. Each member of the public may sign up to comment at the meeting and will be allotted two minutes. The board will listen, but may not directly respond to any comments. Our meetings are open to the public and public record. As such, if your comment is about a private matter, please contact the board via email, or speak to the board chair privately.

KM Consulting

Presenting JISCH monthly Financial Statement.

Revenue and budget changes

Teacher supply check was increased by 3 thousand

Education Finance Act- (PIP) pupils in poverty went up.

Career in technology line- CTE funds came in from CCSD

High Schools that work- 136 dollars came in

Perkins Title 1 cam in 23 thousand.

Boards fees for charter aliance-election and policies manual

Fiscal services- CCSD running payroll 80K the budget was increase

Pupils service insurances came in and wasn't in the original budget

Leadership Report

Presented by Leadership Chair Sheli Ballard.

Sibling Definition

A sibling of a pupil currently enrolled and attending at the time the application is submitted. In addition, any of the following who reside in the same household: “half-siblings, step-siblings, and children residing in a family foster home.”

To accept the Sibling Definition

By: Henry Meeuwse Seconded by: Melanie Millar

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

12/21/18 Early Staff Dismissal

12/21/18 Early Staff Dismissal (Half Day for students, 8-11 am)

To approve the 12/21/18 Early Staff Dismissal

By: Melanie Millar Seconded by: Jeffrey Wiseman

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Maintenance Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

  1. Received and installed a new freezer for specimen in the science building.
  2. JICHS grounds crew over seeded the practice and game fields with 4000 lbs. of rye seed.
  3. 3 roof leaks were repaired on the main building by Trimco at the end of November.
  4. Annual elevator inspection was preformed, no issues found.
  5. The gym floor was re-surfaced over the fall break 11/23/18-11/25/18
  6. A 3 inc water main leak underneath the gym parking lot was discovered and repaired. The excavation site was patched with road base and asphalt.
  7. JICHS Facilities maintenance has received and processed 78 work orders from Nov. 12th to the present.

School Leader Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

Dinner and Discussion Series

The Administrative Team and the Guidance Department have planned a 5-part Dinner and Discussion series for parents and students that will focus on mental and emotional concerns for teens. We have arranged for guest speakers to give presentations on the following topics:

-Anxiety/Coping through the Holidays


-Teen Dating Violence

-Drug Awareness

-Social Media/Cyber Security


The first Dinner and Discussion was held on Tuesday, November 27th. The topic was anxiety/coping with it through the Holidays.  We had a good discussion with several families and JICHS staff.  We welcome more families at our next event in January 29 where the topic is suicide.

12/4 Finance Aid Night- Guidance Department

12/11 Junior Night- Guidance Department

12/13 JICHS Winter Showcase- Band, Choir, and Orchestra

12/14 Student Assemblies- Winter Showcase for student body

12/17 HOSA Blood Drive

Staff Recognition

The TOY and CPOY results are official. The 2018-19 JICHS TOY is Mr. Gerard Walker, and the CPOY is Ms. Ednie Rivera. I cannot think of two more deserving staff members. They are both rock stars! We will officially recognize them at a staff meeting once we receive their trophies. Again, congratulations to Mr. Walker and Ms. Rivera on being selected by your peers for these awards. Thank you for all that you do for our students every day.

Charity Work

Low Country Foodbank Letter.

Weather Days

Charleston, SC – The Charleston County Board of Trustees voted to waive the required make-up day for October 11, 2018. Schools were closed in anticipation of Hurricane Michael. Board members unanimously approved the recommendation.

ESL Plan

  • December Staff Meeting- ESL teacher will present at 12/19 Staff Meeting (L Morillo)
  • Google Doc form- Morillo will create Google and share with JI Admin (track teacher implementation)
  • WIDA test incentive- Possible option: $10 per section, lunch on test days ( Morillo and Thorn will work on the details)
  • ESL assembly- During an advisory before the WIDA test

Technology- Matt Gilbert

Technology is currently focused on EOC and other testing preparations. We are working in conjunction with Algebra 1 teachers to update operating systems on school and personal calculators. Chromebooks and PC’s are being updated to comply with online testing regulations.  

Technology is examining technology requests for future courses as department chairs explore future needs.

Technology is identifying devices that are aging out and need replacement or parts. Technology continues to work with coaches and staff to provide support for after-school programs.

School Safety Update/ Safety Bulletin (Edwards)

11/7 Classroom search

11/19 Classroom search

11/21 Conducted an assessment of the perimeter fences

11/21 All classrooms have updated and uniform emergency evacuation maps

11/29 CPD Canine sweep

11/29 Basketball security meeting

11/29 Finalized the burn permit and supervised the bonfire

12/5 Meeting to discuss student safety concerns

12/5 Finalized the Lunch/Morning Duty assignments

12/7 Spoke to the representative from Safe Kids to schedule the DUI Rodeo for Prom week

12/10 Scheduled SCS for Stop the Bleed and First Aid training

12/12 Meeting to discuss student safety concerns

12/13 Classroom search

12/14 Sent out the new Lunch/Morning Duty assignments to the teaching staff

Fire Drills- 1/15

Security towers screenings

An average of 500 students are searched each day we do the screenings

Dates: 11/06, 11/09, 11/15, 11/16, 11/27, 11/30, 12/06, 12/07, 12/10, 12/11

Staff Professional Development

Action Committees Report November 2018


Construction Update

12/11/18 JICHS CTE & Competition Gym- Architectural Kick-Off Meeting. Mr. Thorn and Mrs. Holland met with the Architects (Quakenbush, Clancy and Wells, Cumming, CCSD) to review the overall design plan for the project. We will be meeting three more times in January and February to work on the design of each facility. The updated timeline is below.

Programming & Design: Jan 2019 – Dec 2019

RFQ, Bid & Award: Jan 2020 – Mar 2020 (one bid package)

Phase I Construct (CTE): Apr 2020 – Nov 2020 (mid-Nov)

Phase I Commissioning: Nov 2020 – Dec 2020

Move-in CTE: Jan 2021

Demo / Remove Portables: Dec 2020 (mid-Dec) – Jan 2021

Phase II Construct (Gym): Feb 2021 – Nov 2021

Phase II Commissioning: Nov 2021 – Dec 2021

Move-in Gym: Jan 2022

Show slideshow

Student Achievement Data (State Report Card)


Executive Session

  • Contracts- 
  • Personel- 
  • Legal- 
  • Student Privacy-  

Go into Executive Session

By: George Williams Seconded by: Jeffrey Wiseman

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Out of Executive session.

By: George Williams Seconded by: Henry Meeuwse

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Motions From Executive Session

~No motions from Executive Session

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:14 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Melanie Millar Seconded by: Donald Morillo

There was no notable discussion on the motion.