Governing Board

Board of Directors January Meeting - Monday January 28th, 2019 @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 not present co-chair
Michael Roper not present member
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
Robert Woodall not present member
Greg Hays not present member
Tom Hatley not present member
Kathleen Beebe not present secretary

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: Melanie Millar

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from Dec 17, 2018

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: Melanie Millar Seconded by: Jeffrey Wiseman

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.

Prestige (KM Consulting)

Presenting JICHS monthly Financial Statement.


-per pupil has increased $500 dollars.

Teacher salary increase from CCSD

Teacher salary fringe increased


Textbook was increased to actual.

300,000 increased on the technology line.

50 percent overall is where you want you revenue and expenses we are currently at 54%

busing was increased 100k. May bill was sent to us in October so it was counted on this school year not last year.

Budget Initiatives

From the Finance Committee

  1. Increase the technology budget - this item must be voted on by Board members.

Athletic Report

Presented by Athletic Director Jeremy Holland.

CTE Career Clusters

Driver's Education- Leadership Team

Leadership decided to table the discussion. They should have a vote to present to the Board in February.

Leadership Report

Presented by Leadership Chair Sheli Ballard.


  • The leadership team is continuing to work on course offerings and pathways to prepare for spring registration.  Chairs are working with their departments to ensure relevant learning pathways for students and to align our curricula.
  • The leadership team is also looking a which initiatives we will offer for the 2019-20 school year.  We are excited about the future of AVID, a summer bridge program, AP & IB course offerings, thoughtful inclusion scheduling, and many more fun things!


  • We performed at the SCMEA Piano Festival this past Saturday and we returned with 2 Superiors, 12 Excellents, and 2 Good ratings! Students competed against 170 piano students across the state.
  • Garfield Fowler was selected to play at the Dr. David Thompson Master Class on Saturday, February 9th in Columbia, SC playing Avalanche by S. Heller for the Intermediate Level. He has only been playing for 2 semesters (one year total)!
  • Piano 3 Honors student, Minami Fukushima was selected to play at the Piano Festival Recital on Saturday, February 9th in Columbia, SC. The following students were Honorable Mentions that will be mentioned in the program but will not play:
  • William Mcnay
  • Hannah Riggins
  • Mark Steffan
  • Katherine Duane
  • So, this is a pretty big deal… Congratulations to the following students for being nominated and selected to attend the 2019 University of South Carolina Band Clinic!!! Nominations were received from over 100 high schools from 5 states.
  • Riley Beckett, flute
  • Mark Steffan, clarinet
  • Tim Bulson, alto sax
  • CJ McLellan, tenor sax
  • Sarah Ritter, french horn
  • Mikayla Wyandt, french horn
  • Brady Snipes, percussion



  • The science department greenhouse that was funded through the Champions of the Environment Grant is scheduled to be installed Monday, February 4.  Earth Science and Marine Science students have started seed germination for the plants that will be grown hydroponically this semester.


  • We were one of only 8 schools who competed in the Poetry Outloud Regional Competition at The College of Charleston on January 20th.  Although she didn't win, our school's winner, Ainsley Roadfelt did an amazing job and represented our school beautifully!


  • The library is engaging and collaborating with classroom teachers and providing space for Breakout Boxes, which encourage critical thinking outside the box.
  • We are seeing more classroom teachers engaging in literacy by providing time in their classes for sustained silent reading and by sharing the introduction to school databases with library staff.
  • In collaboration with Ms. Brandon from guidance, we hosted the therapy dogs before exams.  Everyone got their hugs in!

JI Annual Report- student discipline

Student Data

Annual Report

Semester 1 Discipline Data-


#of Incidents 428 1724 1958 2338 2031 523

#of Students 1537 3910 1629 1408 589 323

Ratio I/S .28 .44 1.20 1.66 3.91 1.62

Maintenance Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

1.   Removed diseased Laurel Oak from West breezeway behind the gym.

2.  Johnson controls performed annual fire alarm test and inspection campus wide, system passed.

3.  Annual elevator inspection performed, elevator passed.

4.  Street signs have been installed directing motorist to key locations on campus, the athletic drive with associated fields and buildings, the performing arts building, staff and visitor parking.

5.  JICHS Facilities Maintenance has received and processed 68 work orders from Dec.171h 2018 to the present.

School Leader Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn


2018-2019 Communication Goal: To maintain an effective communication plan with all relevant stakeholders for the 2018-19 school year using a variety of media tools.

2018-2019 School Safety Goal: Improve school safety by implementing recommendations from the CCSD Department of Safety and Security and SLED during the 18-19 school year.


Academics/School Update of Events

January 15-18 - 1st Semester Exams- The week went extremely smooth. No issues to report.  

January 29 - Dinner and Discussion Series- The second Dinner and Discussion event is tomorrow, 1/29/19, at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The topic is suicide prevention. We will be serving pizza.  

January 31 - Spring Open House from 5:30-6:30 pm.

January 31 - New Student Information Night from 6:30-8:00 pm. The event begins with a brief presentation in the PAC. There will be a Department and Club Fair in the Cafeteria. Families can take a guided tour with the Junior Marshals. The Board of Directors is invited to attend. If you show up in time for the presentation, I will recognize you. Please find me. 

February 2 - CCSD Teacher Recruitment Fair at the Charleston Marriott. We will be sending a full team. 

February 15 - Professional Development Day- Literacy is the focus of the PD (Achieve3000).  

February 18 - President's Day is an inclement weather makeup day. Someday we hope to have President’s Day off.     

February 20 - ACT/PreACT Testing Day. Juniors will be taking the ACT. 9th and 10th-grade students will be taking the PreACT. Seniors are encouraged to do a college visit. 

Coming Home Week (new this year)- Planned by the School Spirit Committee

Wednesday, 1/30 Teacher Toga Day (This is to show the kids how to wear them)

The following week:

2/4-2/8/- Coming Home Week:

Dress Down days are as follows:

2/4 Monday: Twin Day

2/5 Tuesday: Holiday Day: Freshmen (St Patty's Day), Sophomores (Christmas), Juniors (Valentine's Day), and Seniors (4th of July) + SWAG NIGHT Part 2 right after school

2/6 Wednesday: Generations: Freshmen (babies), Sophomores (kids), Juniors (adults), and Seniors (elderly)

2/7 Thursday: Toga Day: **Must meet dress code expectations under toga**

2/8 Friday: Blue and Orange Day!!

Tuesday- 2/5/- SWAG NIGHT Part 2!! We are holding another SWAG NIGHT!! This will be on Tuesday, 

Feb 5th, right after school in the Science Wing. Bring some white socks or other gear, grab a JI shirt, and create some blue and orange sensations to rock out Friday 2/8!!!  

Saturday- 2/9/19 - Sadie Hawkins Valentine's Dance 7-10pm

Dance for all grades to celebrate Valentine's Day. Cost is $10 per student.  

Staff Recognition

The Faculty Recognition committee would like to announce that our own Dan Krysty is the new teacher of the month! Congratulations, Dan!!

Technology- Matt Gilbert

Per the Technology Five-Year Plan, we have met with representatives of each department and asked for technology needs, new curriculum needs, and testing needs that are dependent on technology.

Technology needs that complement the South Carolina College and Career Ready goals are also being addressed.

This information is being used to develop a five-year revolving technology budget.  

Online EOC testing went well last week.  

School Choice Application 

The School Choice Application has been delayed this year. CCSD expects it to be ready by the end of January. The application window will run through the end of February.  

School Safety Update/ Safety Bulletin (Edwards)

-Classroom searches: 1/7-1/10

-1/16 Handed out Emergency Guidelines pocket cards to all staff

-1/17 Finalized Security Tower Teams and Schedules

-1/18 Finalized and sent out spring semester lunch duty assignments

-1/22 Finalized and sent out spring semester morning duty assignments

-Fire Drill: 12/19

-Security towers screenings: 1/24, 1/25

Construction Update

1/23/19 CTE and Comp Gym Meeting- Thorn, C. Holland, D. Miley, J. Holland, CCSD, R. Gordon (Executive Director of CTE CCSD), Quackenbush (Architects). 

Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Miley, and I have been reviewing program offering for the new CTE wing. The wing is intended to house many of the existing programs and a couple of new programs. The CTE wing will be approximately 25,000 sq ft. The existing footprint of CTE programs is 15,500 sq ft. We were informed that Culinary Arts is more of wishlist item for the project. Culinary Arts takes up a lot of square footage, and the equipment is expensive. Mr. Gordon informed us about the career cluster study that his department did for the district. I recommend the Leadership and the BoD review the results of their study. 

Competition Gym update- the capacity of the approved gym is 1,500 seats. The seating capacity of the gym does not require a mezzanine level. The basic model that CCSD is using for the gym is based on the plans for Lucy Beckham High School. Except for the gymnasium, we will be able to modify other parts of the facility to meet our needs.       

Executive Session

  • Personnel Issue

Move into Executive Session

By: Donald Morillo Seconded by: George Williams

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 votes from Executive Session

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:51 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Abby Wilkins Seconded by: Melanie Millar

There was no notable discussion on the motion.