BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING
ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE
Anderson, South Carolina
March 8, 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. 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.ï¿½ 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: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 6:31 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the middle school rezoning map.
Mr. Norris requested that Board Retreat be added to the agenda as Item #3 and that a Contractual Matter be added to the agenda in Executive Session.
Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the agenda with the additions noted.ï¿½ Mr. Zugg seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
In a PowerPoint presentation, Mrs. Bagley reviewed the original Timeline for Middle School Assignment approved by the Board in August 2010 and the revised Timeline for Middle School Assignment approved by the Board in January 2011.ï¿½ She then presented a new proposed revision to the Timeline for Middle School Assignment requesting that the new assignment plan be approved at a Special Board Meeting on March 22, 2011 instead of waiting until April for Board approval.ï¿½ The Administration could then move forward with implementing the new plan.ï¿½ By Board consensus, the Special Board Meeting was scheduled for March 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.ï¿½ The Policy Committee meeting will immediately follow the Special Board Meeting.
Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the proposed revision to the Timeline for Middle School Assignment as presented by the Administration. Mr. Zugg seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Next, Mrs. Bagley reviewed the combined prioritized parameters from the community meetings and home survey approved by the Board on January 25, 2011. She stated that when drawing the rezoning map:
· No communities were split
· All schools have the capacity for growth
· The socio-economic status has been balanced with McCants at 46%, Glenview at 48%, Lakeside at 67%, and Robert Anderson at 71%
· Pure middle school feeder patterns to each high school were created
· The ride time for some students was reduced and the current average maximum ride time (35 minutes) for some students should not increase
· Main roads were used as natural barriers
Mrs. Bagley then recognized Mr. Dukes to continue with the presentation. Mr. Dukes reviewed the current middle school zones, the current middle school zones with high school zone overlay, and the current middle school zones with elementary school zone overlay. He then presented the proposed middle school zones, indicating in detail the dividing lines, streets, and neighborhoods for each middle school.
Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the proposed middle school zones as presented and for the Administration to inform the community of school assignment plan. Mrs. Huitt seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Norris distributed and reviewed a draft agenda for the Board Retreat on March 11, 2011.
Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board recess then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss a Contractual Matter. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION
Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board reconvene in Open Session. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Norris reported that no action was taken in Executive Session.
There being no further business, Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board adjourn. Mr. Smith seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent