BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING
ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE
Anderson, South Carolina
February 7, 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: Mr. David Alewine, Mr. Rick Bradshaw, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Mr. Dickie Smith, Dr. Paul A. Talmadge, and Mr. Paul Zugg. Absent was Mr. Charles Lee Anderson.
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: 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 approving the admission criteria for the magnet schools.
APPROVAL OF ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE MAGNET SCHOOLS
Mrs. Bagley stated that when we opened Calhoun Academy of the Arts in 2003, the Administration knew that we could do more. She further stated that it was not until 2007 when the $140 million referendum was passed, providing space through the building program, that the goal of being a district of choice could be a reality. Mrs. Bagley stated that a Magnet School Fair is scheduled for February 24, 2011 starting at 6:00 p.m. at T. L. Hanna High School. Mrs. Bagley then recognized Mr. Dukes to show the public service announcements for the Magnet School Fair.
Mrs. Bagley recognized 11 schools to present their application process, selection process, and criteria for admission. The schools are Calhoun Academy of the Arts; Concord Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School; McLees Elementary School; Nevitt Forest Community School of Innovation; Varennes Academy of Communications & Technology; Lakeside Middle School of Inquiry and Innovation, a STEM School; McCants Middle School; Southwood Academy of the Arts, a Creative and Performing Arts School; Anderson V Career Center; T. L. Hanna High School, an International Baccalaureate World School; and Westside High School. During the presentations, several changes were recommended by the Board. Following the presentations, the Administration recommended Board approval of the admission criteria for each school with the recommended changes.
Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the admission criteria for each school with the recommended changes. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
There being no further business, Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board adjourn. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent