Governing Board

Board of Directors April Meeting - Monday April 15th, 2019 @5:30 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Donald Morillo not present member
Timothy Thorn present ex-officio On Time At Adjournment
Jeffrey Wiseman present member 30 Minutes Late 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: George Williams Seconded by: Melanie Millar

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from Mar 18, 2019

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: George Williams Seconded by: Henry Meeuwse

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.


Presenting JISCH monthly Financial Statement.

June Meeting Date Update

June Finance Meeting- move from June 10 to June 3, 2019

June Board of Directors Meeting Date- move from June 24, 2019 to Jun 10, 2019.

Athletic Report

Presented by Athletic Director Jeremy Holland.

Individual Sports Reports:

Baseball -    Varsity -  6-15 (4-6 Region Play) Tied for 4th missed playoffs (tiebreaker)


Softball - Varsity - 4-4 ( 3-7 Region Play) finished 4th ..made playoffs


Boys Lacrosse -  46-10 (3-5 Region Play) tied for 3rd missed playoffs (tiebreaker)

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

Boys Soccer -   Varsity - 12-4-1  (6-2 Region)


                           JV - 12-0

Girls Soccer -   Varsity 5-0 (7-1 Region)

                          JV - 7-0-1

Boys Tennis -  10-3  ( 8-2 in Region ) finished 2nd

Boys Golf  -  7-0 and won the Panther Invitational

Boys/ Girls Track -

Boys - Qualifier in a few weeks

Girls - Qualifier in a few weeks

Leadership Report

Presented by Leadership Chair Sheli Ballard.


  • The leadership team is currently focusing on ways that we can best use data to plan for next year as well as how best to share data with students & families for their meaningful planning also.
  • We would also like to share -- for your information -- a list of interventions & instructional programs that we currently utilize or will be implementing next year.


  • Both our Concert Band and Symphonic Winds earned a "Superior with Distinction" rating, the highest possible rating, at our state Concert Performance Assessment!  JICHS is 1 of 11 schools across the state of South Carolina who received a "Superior with Distinction" from more than 1 band. Strings Received an overall Excellent Rating at Concert Performance Assessment with the highest rating of Superior in Sight Reading (which is playing music they have never seen before). Very proud of this young group!
  • The senior IB Visual Art students will have their art on exhibit in the library Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday April 10.  This exhibit will highlight resolved art works centered on sustained investigation by each student. Having and hosting an exhibit is a core objective of the IB Visual art assessment.  The students will be available to meet and greet visiting teachers, staff, students and classes on Tuesday between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. Please consider bringing a class to the exhibit on Tuesday.


  • Mrs. Enfinger's Honors Algebra 2 classes celebrated pi day and made pi mobiles.  Also we have been working on a polynomial unit and students demonstrated knowledge by completing a polynomial drawing inclusive of all its key features.


  • The JICHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America competed at the SC State Conference this weekend at the North Charleston Convention Center. Congratulations to all of our members who competed and to those who advanced to compete at the National Conference in San Antonio, Texas this summer.   
  • Janai Whaley - 1st Place - Electronic Career Portfolio
  • Ashley Manigault - 4th Place - Journalism
  • Alaysha Heyward and Jarrod Roland - 6th Place - Broadcast Journalism
  • Assata Matthews - 6th Place Emerging Business Issues
  • In the Industrial tech Classes:
  • Level 1 students are shown here with their spackle quiz, they are to patch a hole in their drywall section.
  • Level 2 students are assembling Adirondack chairs.


  • We hosted the IB art display for three seniors.  JI Reads books are here and are being distributed to our students.  We are looking forward to ProjectLit on April 25. Thank you for your support of these extra reading initiatives.

Construction Update

- Culinary, Mechatronics (either, both or none)

Maintenance Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

April 15th, 2019

1. A nuisance pine tree was removed over spring break that was lifting the pavement at the rear of the student parking lot.

2. Removal of the aluminum ramp, stair, and decking pieces is complete and all were taken to Charleston Metal Recyclers.

3. PAC downspout damaged by US Foods delivery truck was replaced by Keating roofing.

4. Deep slice aeration and fertilization performed on the Lacrosse practice fields behind the Tennis tennis courts

5. JICHS Facilities Maintenance has received and processed 69 work orders from March 18th to the present.

Marty Monette Facilities Director, JICHS

School Leader Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

Academics/School Update of Events

Band Assessments

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Both our Concert Band and Symphonic Winds earned a "Superior with Distinction" rating, the highest possible rating, at our state Concert Performance Assessment! Prior to last year, JICHS had not earned this rating since 2001. Well, we did it last year and...... TWICE this year! This is truly historic, as JICHS has never before sent two performing bands to CPA. To top it off, both groups came back with top honors! JICHS is 1 of 11 schools across the state of South Carolina who received a "Superior with Distinction" from more than 1 band.

April 8-12 All Abilities Awareness Week

Why: To promote thoughtful inclusion of people with disabilities

Who: All students of JICHS

When: Week of April 8-12

Where: Breezeway during lunches, hallway, cafeteria, advisory, gymnasium

What: Disabilities Awareness Activity Ideas

April 3: Advisory- Promotion to include a video and write up of activities for upcoming disability awareness week.

April 8: Crazy Sock Day to kick off the week!

April 9: Send off of players to Special Olympics, period one gym students

April 8-12: Table during 4/5/6 lunches to sell “bracelet” tickets ($1) for Unified Basketball game/pep rally, pledge signatures to stop the r-word, sign up as a supportive player for Friday game, distribute Unified PE applications.

April 8-12: Bulletin Board outside of the cafeteria for students to take an action sticky for inclusion this week.

April 12: Unified Basketball Pep Rally to include a march into the gym, banner, announcement of players and teams, and the game. They collected $841 which will go to Unified Sports for equipment, materials, and incentives.

April 18 Trojan Wars

Come on out to the first annual JI Trojan Wars hosted by the National Honors Society.  It will be held April 18th during 7th period. Create your own team and sign up in Ms. Mangum's room #309 before April 12th.  If you want to watch, pay for your $5.00 ticket on Revtrak. There will be prizes for the winning teams. There is not much time left so hurry!  All proceeds will go to Sara's Cure. Hope to see you there!

Game Set Up

1. Each team starts on their respective Start Position.

2. At the start signal, the first player from each team will go to station 1 and perform task 1.

3. Once that player is finished with that task, they may move on to the next station, and the

next player from home base may join the course.

*After station 5, players will enter the center of the ring and form a line to complete task 6 in

order. *

4. This will continue until all team players have finished the course and reach home base.

5. Whichever team gets all 5 players to home base first wins!

NOTE: Each station requires the competitors to put something(s) on and perform an activity.

Station 1: Put on Swim Flippers and Jump Rope

Station 2: Put on an Inner Tube and do Jumping Jacks

Station 3: Put on Sunglasses and play a ladder game

Station 4: Put on Robe and hula hoop

Station 5: Put on Arm Floaties and do a reverse crab walk

Center Station 6: Put on Science Goggles and play corn hole

Senior Trip

The Senior Trip to Six Flags was canceled due to lack of interest.  The Spirit Committee has started planning for a Senior Trip for next year. It recommended that the trip is planned prior to Fact and Fee Week so that students can make payments.

Summer Bridge Program- (Ms. M. Johnson and The Motivating Minorities Action Research Committee)

See flyer.

JICHS- 504 Small Group Testing (Donnia Richardson, Interim Assistant Principal)

As part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.  In other words, it is mandated by Federal Law and must be adhered to.

●     JICHS has established a central location each class period so students can test in a small-group environment with a proctor.

●     Teachers should deliver the assessment to the library no later than the day before the test day/period.  The proctor will pick up the tests from the library and will administer according to the accommodations noted on the attached cover sheet.

●     After the assessment, completed tests will be returned to the library for teachers to retrieve.

●     Some departments may already have systems in place for 504 test accommodations and may continue with those systems.

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

4/8/19- Sheli Ballard (Instructional Coach), Donnia Richardson (Interim Assistant Principal), Andrea Balmer (Food Service Manager), and Thorn visited Summerville High School to observe their One-Lunch Concept. The One-Lunch Concept creates space in the school day for Independent Learning Time (ILT) and Structured Learning Time (SLT).

4/10/19-  Sheli Ballard (Instructional Coach), Donnia Richardson (Interim Assistant Principal), Andrea Balmer (Food Service Manager), Jeremey Tunstill (CCSD Director of Food Services) and Thorn visited Ashley Ridge High School to observe their One-Lunch Concept.

Dinner and Discussion Series- Assistant Principals

The next Dinner and Discussion event is April 30, 2019, at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. The topic is Social Media and Cyber Security.

Technology- Matt Gilbert

●     JI tech has delivered six new Chromebook carts to classrooms and programs as of Tuesday, April 9.

Modernizing teacher presentation boards is ongoing.  In order to extend the life of teacher computers, we've been upgrading the RAM modules.

●     Focus on testing and machine readiness is where we are at this time. In addition, we are working on modernizing technology used in the JI exceptional education environments.

School Choice Application

The numbers submitted to School Choice remain the same. A total of 256 application were submitted. The lottery will be done next week; the parents will be notified via email on April 18.

●        April 18, 2019: Application decisions will be released through the student online dashboard for all applicants who received an official application confirmation (for submitted online or paper applications).

●        May 6, 2019: Deadline for a seat offered to be accepted or declined

●        June 28, 2019: Residency address confirmations must be received

Staff Professional Development

Capturing Kids Hearts Training is scheduled for June 5-6.

Executive Session

  • Contracts- Bus Contract, Baseball Project Update, CCSD Charter Contract
  • Personnel- Campus Security Officer-Open Carry Authorization, Staff Bonus (Finance Recommendation) .
  • Legal- 
  • Student Privacy-  Home Bound Appeal

into Executive session

By: George Williams Seconded by: Henry Meeuwse

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


Uphold Homebound decision

By: Henry Meeuwse Seconded by: Melanie Millar

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Staff Bonus

By: Abby Wilkins Seconded by: Jeffrey Wiseman

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Campus Security Open Carry Authorization

By: George Williams Seconded by: Melanie Millar

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:45 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: George Williams Seconded by: Abby Wilkins

There was no notable discussion on the motion.