Governing Board

Board of Directors September Meeting - Monday September 23rd, 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 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
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: Henry Meeuwse

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Minutes from Aug 26, 2019

Approve the minutes as submitted

By: Melanie Millar Seconded by: George Williams

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Prestige (KM Consulting)

Presenting JICHS monthly Financial Statement.

Budget change-

Technology change 100k was removed form that line to stay conservative per this years budget.

Culinary equipment was purchased over the summer.

Staff training line was decreased.

EFA per pupil amount 7850 per student.

Leadership Report

Presented by Leadership Chair Sheli Ballard.


  • The Leadership team is currently focusing on creating a structure for various teams & committees are able to communicate & coordinate their efforts as well as making sure the lines of communication between these groups & leadership is streamlined.
  • We have begun our work on charter goal # 1.  Once we establish the infrastructure as a leadership team, we will break into our subcommittees to flesh out the details. Subcommittee will meet throughout the year to monitor our progress and make sure action plans are comprehensive & up-to-date.
  • At this time, the LT would like to extend a formal invitation for all JICHS Board members to join any of our charter goals subcommittees.


  • AFJROTC SC-922 celebrated the 72nd birthday of the United States Air Force on Wednesday, September 18th, by hosting pizza and cake during ILT for all of our active and reserve cadets, as well as the faculty and staff of JICHS.
  • It was a quick, yet fun and enjoyable event which garnered many laudatory comments of appreciation from those able to partake!



  • Our department has access for the next two weeks or so to two artifact trunks for our classes from the Charleston historical society. One trunk is the revolutionary war trunk with all sorts of primary source documents and artifacts and the other is the Geechi Gullah trunk with all sorts of artifacts as well. Each trunk comes with the artifacts, documents, DVDs and sample lesson plans. 


  • Performing Arts BoD report:
  • NEW Gospel Choir started 9/18 with Mr. Bateman & Mr. Richardson! 12 students signed up so far. More to come. 
  • The Jazz Band played in the courtyard during Open House to provide a really nice musical backdrop for our families!
  • The new Piano Lab is really working out in room 935--Our 150 students are loving the new bases and layout of the room. 
  • New Chamber Orchestra Club called Sounds of Troy will begin in October
  • Have you seen our awesome JICHS Pride of the Island Band in the stands on Friday night? So fun!
  • Fall Performing Arts Schedule:




Oct. 17, 2019


JICHS Concert Orchestra, & Choir, CRMS Strings & Choir, HGMS Strings

(Bateman & Quinn, JICHS

Lynch & Downs,  CRMS, Fields- HGMS)

Side-by-Side “Round Up” Fall Concert @ J. Barry Goldsmith Auditorium 7 pm;

Students arrive in designated room; House Opens at 6:45 pm

Oct. 22, 2019 



(Campbell- JICHS  & Jehl, CRMS)

Fall Concert at JICHS  at 7 pm

 J. Barry Goldsmith Auditorium 7 pm;

Students arrive at 6 pm to designated room; House Opens at 6:45 pm

December 5, 2019


Drama Club (hosting) and students who sign-up to perform.


JICHS Annual Talent Show at 6 or 7  pm

J. Barry Goldsmith Auditorium 7 pm; Students arrive at 6 pm

Dec. 12, 2019


JICHS Performing Arts Department

(Bateman, Campbell, Iverson, Quinn)

JICHS Annual Winter Showcase (Band, Chorus, Percussion, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Drama)

J. Barry Goldsmith Auditorium 7 PM; Students arrive at 6 pm

House Opens at 6:45 pm


  • From FACS and Ms. Grant's class -  FACS has been discussing communication styles: passive, passive-aggressive, aggressive, assertive. A mom came to open house & was excited that her daughter identified some of those behaviors in herself and apologized.
  • Ms. Childs-Kindred received a Donors Choose award to but these super cool fluorescent lighting covers, which create a comfortable atmosphere for learning and set a great tone for the day. 


  • Our first Project Lit event of the 19-20 school year will be held September 25 at 10:00 am in the library.  We will be skyping with Jarrett Krosoczka, author of Hey, Kiddo. This was both a JI Reads book and a Project Lit selection for this year.  The goal is to create a student-lead program that combines social justice with reading. All Board members are invited to join us! Please contact Amy Ball if you'd like to come.

Athletic Report

Presented by Athletic Director Jeremy Holland.

Maintenance Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

September 23rd, 2019

  1. Failed VFD drives in the fresh air make up unit serving the football field house have been replaced, unit is now working properly. 

  1. Hurricane repairs are almost complete, all mechanical systems campus-wide have been restored and are operational. Shingle damaged mobiles have been repaired.

       3.    JICHS Facilities Maint. has received and processed 89 work orders from Aug 26th, to the present. 


                 Marty Monette

                 Facilities Director, JICHS


School Leader Report

Presented by Mr. Thorn

Academics/School Update of Events

30-minute Extended Advisories in September

  • Erin’s Law- state-mandated training to assist in protecting and educating students on child sexual abuse. The adopted CCSD curriculum web resources for secondary schools can be found here: https://safersmarterteens.org/

  • Achieve3000 Level Setting- every year students need to do a level set in this platform.  Achieve3000 is a blended learning platform that measures a student’s Lexile level. The platform then differentiates assigned articles so that students can increase their Lexile level. 

CERT for Schools

CERT is our new college prep testing platform that allows students to take ACT style tests three times a year.  The individual tests are taken online in their core content area classes. The students get their results immediately. The program has valuable data on student and group performance. CERT provides remedial instruction to students through researched-based, instructional video lessons. One school reported over a three-point improvement in their composite scores.  Most core-content area teachers will use CERT for their SLO (Student Learning Objective).  



This year admin will be doing many walkthroughs. Each admin is to conduct walkthroughs for 2-3 assigned  departments per month. At a minimum, we will do at least one walkthrough for each teacher per month. Ideally, we will do 2 or 3 per teacher each month. This is considered a best-practice for administrators. The walkthroughs will not be used for evaluative purposes. Walkthroughs are intended to foster collaboration and a team approach with the admin and teachers.  As I have said many times, the highlight of our day is when we get the chance to be in classrooms seeing our teachers and students in action. It reminds us WHY we are here.        

9/19 Fall Open House (rescheduled due to Hurricane Dorian)

The Fall Open House went well. The Jazz Band performed in the main courtyard for the first 30 minutes. The parent attendance appeared lower than normal. This is probably because it was rescheduled, and we had several away athletic events. We offered the teachers comp if they stayed. If they were at Open House they were allowed to leave at 2:00 pm on Friday. Our teacher attendance was still not was high as I would have liked to see. We will work on this for next year.  

Staff Attendance by the numbers

83 Certified Staff/113 total = 73.5%, 12 CS Coaches, 83/99 = 83.8%          

9/20 Early Release Day

This was work time for teachers. Ms. Ballard was available for SLO support.      

9/30-10/5 Homecoming Week

9/28 Homecoming Dance

9/30-10/4 Theme Days- Meme day, Holiday, Cowboys vs Aliens, Blue and Orange 

10/1 Swag Night- tie-dye shirts after school

10/2 Senior Crown decoration during ILT 

10/4 Pep Rally 

10/4 Varsity Football vs Stratford

Independent Learning Time (ILT)and Structured Learning Time (SLT)

So far ILT has gone well. The lunch lines are empty halfway through. The second kiosk still has yet to be used due to staffing issues with CCSD. The students have been well behaved, and the level of trash left behind, according to Marty, appears to be better than last year.  Progress Reports come out on September 25. Students who receive a grade of 65 or less will be required to attend SLT. The schedule for SLT is listed below. If the student’s grade does not improve then an academic progress meeting will be held with the student, parent, administrator, guidance counselor, and teacher(s). Together we should be able to find a way to help the student make progress. 

SLT Help Days:

Mondays & Fridays = English and Social Studies

Tuesdays & Thursdays= Math and Science

Wednesdays = Electives

Enrollment Update

 as of 9/20/19- TOTAL: 1524

Durham Busing

Busing has improved tremendously. Mr. Drake keeps a log of all late buses, am and pm. Office 120 has helped a great deal with Durham consumer service. Ms. Cromedy, the JI Bus Manager for Durham/CCSD, has an office in 120. 

JICHS Strategic Plan

The Leadership Team and subcommittees are working on an action plan for each charter goal. The goal is to have a working draft by October 21. At that time, we would like to invite at least one board member to be part of each subcommittee. If all goes according to plan, we might be able to get the Leadership Team and BoD approval by November 18. 

Technology Update (Gilbert)

The new school year is off to a running start. The faculty thanks the board for supporting the instructional programs with technology that enriches the learning environment and experiences of our students.  The focus thus far has been on providing technology hardware and support that improves communication between instructors and students. Extending hardware options for needing assistive technology. Providing service that allows instructors to gain accurate base-line data to sharpen instruction in areas of individual academic needs.

Construction Update (CTE and Comp Gym, JI Bus Lot, Practice Field Project) 

We have not had a formal meeting since last May. I expect a construction meeting will be scheduled soon. Through informal conversations, CCSD is making all three projects part of one master project. This will reduce the costs and making it easier to get OSF approvals.   

Board Elections

Our board election process began on September 16. The deadline to apply is September 27. The board elections will be on October 8&9. New members will be sworn in at the October 21, Board meeting. We have three parent seats and one community seat open. https://www.ccsdschools.com/domain/1659

Executive Session

  • Contracts- 
  • Personnel- 
  • Legal- 
  • Student Privacy-  

Motions From Executive Session

~ No motions made from executive session.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:21 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Henry Meeuwse Seconded by: George Williams

There was no notable discussion on the motion.