Governing Board

Board of Directors March Meeting - Monday March 18th, 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 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 present member On Time At Adjournment

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: Henry Meeuwse Seconded by: George Williams

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from Feb 25, 2019

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: Henry Meeuwse Seconded by: George Williams


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 JISCH monthly Financial Statement & First reading of the Budget.


Capturing Kids Hearts 1

Training 26-30 K for 50-60 staff members.  

Leadership Report

Presented by Leadership Chair Sheli Ballard.


  • The Lt has established subcommittees to look @ 3 facets of school leadership:
  • Innovative Scheduling -- We are currently researching ways to include ILT (Independent Learning Time and/or SLT (Structured Learning Time) in our school day.
  • Academic Honesty -- Updates on the JICHS policy and the IB addendum are in process.  Changes proposed for the JICHS policy include removing the option to make up work for 2nd and subsequent offenses and clarifying that homework is covered under the policy.  Changes are still being considered for the IB addendum to effectively address avoidance of major deadlines and assessments.
  • Assessment Guidelines -- These also address some academic honesty policies and clarifying differences between collaboration and collusion and are still in progress.
  • AVID planning has officially begun!  We are in the process of selecting our site team & prepare materials to share with CRMS, so we can begin the business of recruiting our first cohort!
  • Thorn (Principal)
  • Drake (AP)
  • Ballard (site coordinator)
  • Megan Barbee (AVIE elective)
  • Charity Scruggs (English)
  • Jennifer Gerken (SS)
  • Diana Barrett (science)
  • Justin Overson (math)
  • Guidance



  • The Theatre program has begun rehearsals for our school musical -- Shrek!!!  Production is May 17th, 18th, and 19th. Performances will begin at 7 pm on the 17th and 18th and at 4 pm on the 19th.


  • PI Day!!! Mr. Gilbert incorporated literacy & numeracy in his classes by calculating Bagel Volumes and creating Venn Diagrams with ingredients!



  • In Civil Engineering and Architecture, the students are building 3D Wood Frame scale models of a shed that they designed using Revit (an architectural design software program).  The projects should be completed by Wednesday of next week.
  • Mr. Kryty’s Industrial Technology Program is starting our house framing unit with the level one. Our level two classes are finishing their advanced wood joint projects.


  • THANK YOU for your support of Project Lit at JI!  We had a great session with students, faculty, admin, board member, and community members for a discussion/hangout session with Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus.  We are so excited to go further with Project Lit and its approach to inclusiveness and social justice.

Athletic Report

Presented by Athletic Director Jeremy Holland.

Individual Sports Reports:

Baseball -

Varsity -  1-5 (0-1 Region Play)

JV - 4-0


Softball -

Varsity - 4-4 ( 0-2 Region Play)

JV -  2-4


Boys Lacrosse -  4-5 (2-3 Region Play)

Girls Lacrosse-  1-7 ( 0-4 Region Play) * First win in school history vs Beaufort *

Boys Soccer -  5-1 (Region starts tonight)

Girls Soccer -  5-0 (Region starts tonight)

Boys Tennis - 6-1  ( 2-0 in Region )

Boys Golf  - Just won the Hacker Tournament that had 21 teams.  1-0 in Region

Boys/ Girls Track -

Boys - Just set the School Record in the Mid Medley Relay

Girls - Just set the record in the Mid Medley Relay

Athletic Director Report

Athletics Facilities update:

Ø  Met with CCSD about the back Lacrosse field and they gave suggestions of how to fix it but said they will not be paying for it.

Upcoming Events:

Ø  June 10th will be our Golf Tournament

Ø  Spring Sports Region play has started

What’s New?


  •       Field Space for Spring Sports Practice still a concern
  •       The game field is getting worse with 6 teams playing on it
  •       5A or 4A classification next year
  •       Low Ticket Sales / Security Expenses

Maintenance Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

March 18th, 2019

  1. Installed a walkway through the grass from trailer#1 (We Care) to the adjacent sidewalk.

      2. Replaced 4 metal halide pole lamps that illuminate the main courtyard with 4 LED lamp fixtures                   

             and installed 2 new LED wall packs at the rear of the gym.

      3. Installed a 14 ft. expansion joint cover over the floor control joint in front of the 700 wing.

      4. Continuing on with the removal of aluminum ramping, handrails and stair pieces left over from  

              mobiles that were removed years ago.

       5. JICHS Facilities Maintenance has received and processed 78 work orders from February 25th to

              the present.


              Marty Monette

              Facilities Director, JICHS

School Leader Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

Academics/School Update of Events

Diversity Training

Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Johnson attended diversity training at the end of February. They both were extremely impressed by the training. They plan on attending part two. They strongly encouraged more staff members to be sent to this training, including administration.

ESOL/WIDA (Morillo and Thorn)

WIDA testing was in February. We had a pizza luncheon for the students that tested on February 26. The students were very appreciative. We are optimistic that our scores will improve significantly in this category of the State Report Card.

SAT- Drake, Admin

SAT testing was on March 6. Approximately 140 students took the test. The school day was not altered for this test. No major issues were reported.

Prom-Quinn and Gerken

March 9, Lost in Wonderland JICHS 2019 Prom at the Gaillard Center 6:30-10:30 pm. The event was well attended (over 470 tickets were sold). The students and staff had a wonderful time. For the third straight year, all students and their guests were given a breathalyzer test before entering the Prom. No one tested positive.  

Quest (Broome and Wakefield)

We had an awesome day at Quest, with over 20 kids participating in Math, Science, Social Studies, Composition, Public Speaking, Computer Aided Design, Art, and Video.

●       9th and 10th grade Social Studies team—William Wells, Elias Wendt, and Emma Abrams—took first place out of 26 area high schools.

●       We got 3rd place overall in the school competition 9th/10th category, so they are brought a plaque home for the trophy case!

●       In the 11th and 12th grade level, Junior Izzy Netherland placed third in Composition, and Junior Grayson Blair got 2nd place in Art.

Innovative Bell Schedule Committee- Thorn, Barksdale, Ballard, Spann

We have a subcommittee that is exploring innovative bell schedules that will allow space in the school day for Independent Learning Time (ILT) for our students.

●       River Bluff High School visit- Flexible Modular Schedule which has ILT and SLT embedded in their schedule.

●       Dorchester District 2- For the past 4 years they have used the One Lunch Model with ILT and SLT.

●       Summerville High School- Ms. Spann visited SHS last year.

●       Caroline Forest High School- they have been using the One Lunch Model for seven years. They were the second high school in the state to use this mode. I met with Principal Gaye Driggers on a couple of occasions to discuss how this is implemented at their school.  She said the One Lunch Model had been the most impactful thing she has done at her school.

Dinner and Discussion Series- Assistant Principals

The next Dinner and Discussion event is tomorrow at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The previous topic, Teen Dating violence, was not well attended. Tomorrow the topic is drug awareness. We will be serving pizza and beverages.

Technology- Matt Gilbert

Technology is working on the management systems needed to make our new Apple labs fully functional on the CCSD network.

We've been doing a lot of maintenance to teacher desktops and we've launched the PowerSchool Parent Portal for course registration for the 2019-2020 school year.

School Choice Application- Important Dates

Grade Level Total

9th          265

10th         397 (-9 EC)

11th         398 (-2 EC)

12th         372

Total        1432

Clark Student - 2

Total 1426

Enrollment 2019-2010

School Choice Seats (1st, 2nd)

9th                       196 (147, 49)

10th                        18 (12, 6)

11th                        11 (9, 2)

12th                         3 (3, 0)

Total                       228


TOTAL COUNT FOR 2019-2020 1654

Executive Session

  • Contracts- CCSD Contract (action item), School Wheels Direct Contract (Information item)
  • Personnel- update
  • Legal- update
  • Student Privacy-  

To go into Executive Session

By: George Williams Seconded by: Jeffrey Wiseman

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

To come out of Executive Session

By: Henry Meeuwse Seconded by: George Williams

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Motions From Executive Session


To Approve section 9.1 of the CCSD proposed contract

By: George Williams Seconded by: Henry Meeuwse

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Postpone Section 4.4 of the CCSD proposed Contract.

By: George Williams Seconded by: Jeffrey Wiseman

Board member D. Morillo & A. Wilkins recused themselves from any discussion of section 4.4 of the CCSD proposed contract. The board voted to table the vote till April until further input/feedback from CCSD.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:24 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Henry Meeuwse Seconded by: Melanie Millar

There was no notable discussion on the motion.