The Grant Joint Union High School District monthly board meeting was held on March 14, 2005 at 5:00 P.M. in the District Office Boardroom (1333 Grand Ave., Sacramento, CA 95838).
5:00 – 5:30 PM: A CLOSED SESSION was held to discuss public employee discipline/dismissal/release and superintendent’s evaluation.
5:00 PM OPEN SESSION: Mr. Billy Jones, President, who led with the Pledge of Allegiance, called the meeting to order. Other members in attendance were: Mr. Mike A. Jones - Vice President; Ms. Karla J. Davis; Mr. Vin B. Cell, and Ms. Victoria Wellington– Clerk. Other key personnel present were: Dr. Bill McKee, Superintendent; Mr. Ken Lord, Assistant Business Superintendent; Mrs. Doris Well, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Bill Melvin, Director Personnel; Mrs. DeeDee Jones, Director ROP; Mr. Billy Jones, Principal – Grant High School; Mrs. Caroline Baley-Thomas, Principal – Hilltop High School.
5:05 – 5:45 Mrs. Jones made a presentation on ROP student enrollment (ROPSE), and gave out some handouts during her presentation.
5:45 – 6:20 Dr. Melvin gave a presentation on personnel matters, including the shortage of teachers. Three teachers complained about the rising class size due to shortage of teachers and asked that the issue should be looked into with speed.
6:20 – 6:40 A general public comments segment was provided; most comments were on the teacher shortage
6:40 – 6:55 Staff reports were given. Mrs. Bailey-Thomas from Hilltop High School gave her report on the progress of additional classroom projects.
6:55 – 7:05 Mrs. Jones (ROP) stated that their new teacher orientation days were scheduled for April 10-12 and that orientation packages for the new teachers were being prepared.
7:05 – 7:55 Mr. Billy Jones quickly recognized some teachers whom he said were doing excellent job in his school and encouraged others to emulate them.
7:55 – 8:25 Information Items (5 each) on the agenda were discussed and reports given.
8:35 – 8:45 Board members and Superintendent made general comments. Mr. Wilson commented on campus Security and Surveillance Systems, and noted that they should be upgraded for effective security.
8:45 – 9:45 CLOSED SESSION: The Board held a closed session. Many important items were covered that night. I am beginning to appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into having these meetings. I plan to request for an opportunity for my computer technology students to make a presentation at any of the upcoming board meetings.
This report will be posted on the Grant Joint Union High School District’s Web Site.