PCSSD - Board Meeting Minutes: July 18, 2017

Board Meeting Minutes: July 18, 2017

This regular meeting of the Pulaski County Special School District was held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in the Board Room of the PCSSD Administrative Building (925 East Dixon Rd.).

In Attendance:  Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

Absent: (None)

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

    • All members present.
  3. Action Items - New Business

    1. Discussion of Legal Representation by Allen P. Roberts, P.A., Attorneys at Law
      • Mayor Kemp made a motion to continue legal representation by Allen P. Roberts, P.A. Law Firm. The motion failed for lack of a second. Ms. Ward made a motion to immediately remove Allen P. Roberts, P.A. Law Firm from the District. The motion was seconded by Ms. Gillen and passed. The Board adjourned into Executive Session at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing Dr. Jerry Guess' contract. The Board reconvened at 6:10 p.m. Mr. Maune made the motion to immediately terminate Dr. Jerry Guess as Superintendent, and the motion was seconded by Mr. Keller. The motion passed. The Board adjourned back into Executive Session at 6:11 p.m. for the purpose of discussing an Interim Superintendent. The Board reconvened at 6:40 p.m. Mr. Keller made the motion to promote Dr. Janice Warren to the position of Interim Superintendent beginning immediately through June 30, 2018. The motion was seconded by Ms. Ward and passed. Dr. Remele reiterated the Board's desire for the District to obtain Unitary Status and informed the public that Sam Jones would be working with the District to that end.
      • Vote to continue legal representation by Allen P Roberts, P.A. Law Firm
        Motion by Mike Kemp
        Seconded by
        In Favor: Opposed: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
      • Vote to immediately remove Allen P. Roberts, P.A. Law Firm from the District
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed: Mike Kemp
      • Vote to immediately terminate Dr. Jerry Guess as Superintendent
        Motion by Brian Maune
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to promote Dr. Janice Warren as Interim Superintendent starting immediately through June 30, 2018
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  4. Adjournment

    • Ms. Gillen made a motion to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 6:43 p.m.