BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING
ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE
Anderson, South Carolina
January 27, 2011
The Board of Trustees of Anderson County School District Number Five met in the Offices of the Board this date with the following members present:ï¿½ Mr. Charles Lee Anderson, Mr. Rick Bradshaw, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Mr. Dickie Smith, Dr. Paul A. Talmadge, and Mr. Paul Zugg.ï¿½ Absent was Mr. David Alewine.
NOTICE TO MEDIA
In accordance with the S. C. Code of Laws, 1976, Section 30-4-80(d), as amended, the following have been notified of the time, date, place and agenda of this meeting:ï¿½ The Anderson Independent-Mail, Greenville News, The Anderson Journal, WYFF, WSPA, Paul Brown, and FOX 21.
CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Norris called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the 2011-2012 budget process, the Board retreat, and other matters listed on the agenda.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Mrs. Huitt requested that a Personnel Matter be added to the agenda in Executive Session.
Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the agenda with the addition noted.ï¿½ Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
2011-2012 BUDGET PROCESS
In a PowerPoint presentation, Mrs. Bagley discussed the outlook for 2011-2012.ï¿½ She stated that the district will lose approximately $5.5 million in federal stimulus which covers the following:
ï¿½ Stabilization Funding - $3.2 million
ï¿½ Title I Funding - $450,000
ï¿½ Special Education Funding - $1.8 million
She then reviewed previous cost cutting measures, furlough and contract reductions for fiscal years 2008-2009 through 2010-2011, and a breakdown of furlough and contract reductions for fiscal year 2010-2011.ï¿½ Mrs. Bagley reviewed instructional positions eliminated for fiscal years 2008-2009 through 2010-2011 and district level personnel cuts.
Finally, Mrs. Bagley reviewed the current base student cost, a yearly comparison of the base student cost, and estimated shortages for 2011-2012 if the base student cost is projected to be between $1600 and $1400.ï¿½ (See attached PowerPoint presentation.)
SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS
Mrs. Bagley stated that after the Board approved the snow make-up days at the January 25 board meeting, superintendents were informed that the bill to forgive the days was approved by the House, had one reading in the Senate, and has now been sent to the Senate Education Committee where it is being held in case the state experience more inclement weather.ï¿½ After receiving this information, the Anderson County superintendents decided to revise our recommendations relating to the snow make-up days.ï¿½ We are proposing to use April 25, which is already on the calendar as a now make-up day and add the remaining days to the end of the school calendar.ï¿½ For Anderson School District Five, June 8, 9 and 10 would be snow make-up days and June 13 would become a professional development day. She further stated that the question was posed to the SCSBA, if the days are forgiven and we elect to make-up the days, will we be reimbursed by the state for running the school buses.
Mrs. Bagley recommended that Anderson School District Five stay with the snow make-up days approved by the Board at its January 25 meeting, along with changing the two early release days to full days.
Following some discussion, Mr. Bradshaw made a motion that Anderson School District Five comply with the same snow make-up days as the other four Anderson County school districts. The motion died for the lack of a second.
Mr. Smith made a motion to rescind the motion relating to the snow make-up days approved at the January 25 Board Meeting and open the floor for further discussion. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried with five in favor and three oppositions (Anderson, Huitt, Zugg).
Following further discussion, Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the snow make-up days as follows: April 25; June 8, 9, 10; and change the early release days on February 2 and March 2 to full days to gain additional instructional hours. Mr. Smith seconded the motion. The motion carried with six in favor and two oppositions (Anderson, Zugg).
Mr. Norris stated that concerns have been expressed about providing security for the district office and at board meetings and other public meetings. Mr. Norris then opened the floor for discussion.
By Board consensus, the Administration was authorized to provide architectural designs for securing the district office lobby and a proposal for security at board meetings and other public meetings.
Mr. Norris suggested that the Board have the retreat in the district office Board Room. He then requested a date for the retreat.
Mr. Norris made a motion to tentatively schedule the Board Retreat for March 11, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mrs. Bagley stated that the Magnet School Fair is scheduled for February 24, 2010 at T. L. Hanna. She requested a Special Board Meeting for the Board to approve the criteria for admission to magnet schools. Mr. Norris requested that the Administration poll the Board to schedule a date for the Special Board Meeting.
Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board recess then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss a Personnel Matter. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Zugg made a motion the Board reconvene in Open Session. Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Norris reported that no action was taken in Executive Session and no action would be taken in Open Session.
There being no further business, Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board adjourn. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent