MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

April 28, 2011

6:30 P.M.

 

 

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. Rick Bradshaw, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mr. Al Norris, Mr. Dickie Smith, Dr. Paul A. Talmadge and Mr. Paul Zugg.� Absent were Mr. David Alewine, Mr. Charles Lee Anderson, and Mrs. Margaret Mack.

 

 

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 6:31 p.m. for the purpose of receiving information with regard to the Charter School Application, Alive at 25 Program, Teacher Recommendations for 2011-2012, and other items listed on the agenda.

 

 

CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION

 

Mrs. Bagley stated that the Charter School Application, budget worksheet, and the advantages of having a district sponsored charter school were sent to the Board for review.� She then asked the Board if there were any questions concerning the information they received.� (See attached application).

 

Following the question and answer period, Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the Administration�s recommendation to submit the application for a district sponsored charter school.� Mrs. Huitt seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

ALIVE AT 25 PRESENTATION

 

Mr. Connley Skeen gave an update on the Alive at 25 Program that was presented at the April 19, 2011 Board Meeting.� He stated that this program is aimed at supplementing safety skills, defensive driving, etc.� He stated that the training will be offered at both high schools starting in May through August and will be offered periodically throughout the year for new students and first time drivers.� The Administration recommended that this program be a requirement for all students who drive to school and before a student receives a parking permit.� The Administration also recommended that the standard cost of a parking permit be $12 at both high schools.

 

Following some discussion, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation to implement the Alive at 25 Program beginning with the 2011-2012 school year and that the standard cost of a parking permit be $12 at both high schools.  Mr. Zugg seconded the motion.  The motion carried with five in favor and one abstention (Norris).

 

 

BUILDING COMMITTEE REPORT

 

Mrs. Huitt reported that the Building Committee met at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Special Board Meeting to discuss renovations of the front lobby and Board Room at the District Administrative Office and the girls’ locker rooms at both high schools to use for the wrestling program.

 

On behalf of the Building Committee, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve renovations of the front lobby and Board Room at the District Administrative Office at an estimated cost of approximately $145,011.  No second was required.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

On behalf of the Building Committee, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve renovations of the girls’ locker rooms at both high schools to be used for the wrestling team practices at an estimated cost of approximately $114,000 at Westside and approximately $106,400 at T. L. Hanna.  No second was required.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

SOUTHWOOD ACADEMY OF THE ARTS PAINT COLORS

 

Mrs. Millie Thomason of McMillan Pazdan Smith presented paint colors for Southwood Academy of the Arts.  She showed colors for the corridors, the cafeteria area, the gym, lockers, fashion rooms and accent trim.  She also recommended carpet tile for the office area, media center, and music classroom with the tiered floor.

 

Following some discussion, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the paint colors for Southwood Academy of the Arts as presented.  Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

APPROVAL OF TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2011-2012

 

Mr. Mahaffey presented for Board approval Teacher Recommendations for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the Teacher Recommendations for the 2011-2012 school year as presented.  Mr. Zugg seconded the motion.  The motion carried with five in favor and one abstention (Smith).

 

 

RECESS

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board recess for ten minutes, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss a Personnel Matter.  Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(8:15 P.M.)

 

 

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Zugg made a motion the Board reconvene in Open Session.  Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Norris reported that no action was taken in Executive Session; however, action is required on the Personnel Matter.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board conditionally accept the Superintendent’s recommendation that the contract of an Annual Contract employee not be renewed for the 2011-2012 school year, subject to the employee’s appeal rights pursuant to Section 59-26-40 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.  Mr. Norris seconded the motion.  The motion carried with four in favor, one opposition (Smith) and one abstention (Bradshaw).

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, Mr. Norris made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Zugg seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(9:20 P.M.)

 

 

 

 


               CHAIRMAN                                                         SECRETARY

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent