MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

May 17, 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. Charles Lee Anderson, Mr. Rick Bradshaw, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Mr. Dickie Smith, and Dr. Paul A. Talmadge,  Absent were Mr. David Alewine and Mr. Paul Zugg.

 

 

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 & INVOCATION

 

Mr. Norris called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m., and Mr. Norris gave the invocation.

 

Mr. Norris welcomed the visitors to the meeting.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Mr. Smith requested that two additional Contractual Matters be added to the agenda in Executive Session.

 

Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the agenda with the additions noted.  Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the April 19, 2011 Regular Board Meeting and the April 28, 2011 Special Board Meeting as submitted.  Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

 

No one signed up to address the Board.

 

 

REPORT FROM THE COUNTY BOARD

 

County Board Member Reverend Rufus H. Mitchell reported that the 2011-2012 proposed budgets for Anderson County school districts are due to the County Board on June 1, 2011.  He also reported that the County Board budget workshop will begin on June 20, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.  He presented the following budget workshop dates for each Anderson County school district.

June 21, 2011

 

3:00 p.m.

Anderson School District 4

5:00 p.m.

Anderson School District 3

7:00 p.m.

Anderson School District 1

June 23, 2011

 

5:00 p.m.

Anderson School District 2

7:00 p.m.

Anderson School District 5

 

Mr. Norris thanked Reverend Mitchell for his report and for his support on the County Board.

 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES REPORT

 

Financial Reports – Mr. Brooks presented the monthly Financial Statement and the Pupil Activity Report for the month of April 2011 as information.

 

Construction Update – In a PowerPoint presentation, Mr. Colman gave an update on the Robert Anderson & Glenview construction projects; and the Concord, Centerville, Whitehall, New Prospect, Homeland Park, Varennes, Nevitt Forest, and Southwood additions & renovations projects.  He also gave an update on the North Pointe Elementary School construction project and showed views of the school from SC Highway 81.  Mr. Colman distributed a Building Program Update Report.

 

TAN ResolutionMr. Brooks presented for Board approval a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) Resolution authorizing the district’s participation in the South Carolina Association of Governmental Organization (SCAGO) program at an amount not exceeding $5 million during the cash flow shortages projected for the fall of FY 2011-2012.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the TAN Resolution authorizing the district’s participation in the South Carolina Association of Governmental Organization (SCAGO) program at an amount not exceeding $5 million during the cash flow shortages projected for the fall of FY 2011-2012.  Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES REPORT

 

Textbook Adoptions – Dr. Wilson stated that the State Department of Education has provided choices for new materials to be used in secondary mathematics, science, and social studies.  A committee of teachers and administrators has reviewed the materials and recommend the selections listed below.  The Administration recommended Board approval of the committee’s selections for secondary mathematics, science, and social studies textbooks.

 

Subject

Program Title

Publisher

MATHEMATICS

Pre-Calculus, CP

Pre-calculus, 4th Edition

Pearson-Prentice Hall

Pre-Calculus, Honors

Pre-calculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach, 6th Edition

Holt McDougal

Calculus

Calculus: An Applied Approach,

8th Edition

Holt McDougal

Calculus, AB & BC

Calculus, AP

Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic,

4th Edition

Pearson-Prentice Hall

Math for the Technologies 4

Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World,

5th Edition

Pearson-Prentice Hall

Probability & Statistics

Understanding Basic Statistics, 5th Edition

Holt McDougal

Probability & Statistics, AP

The Practice of Statistics, 4th Edition

Bedford

SCIENCE

Anatomy and Physiology

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 10th Edition

Pearson-Prentice Hall

Environmental Science

Holt Environmental Science

Holt McDougal

Environmental Science, AP

Living in the Environment, 17th Edition

Holt McDougal

SOCIAL STUDIES

Economics, Macroeconomics & Microeconomics, AP

Krugnam’s Macroeconomics for Advanced Placement, 1st Edition

Bedford

Psychology

Understanding Psychology, 3rd Edition

School Education Group

Psychology, AP

Myers’ Psychology for AP, 1st Edition

Bedford

Sociology

Sociology and You, 3rd Edition

School Education Group

 

Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation of the committee’s selections for secondary mathematics, science, and social studies textbooks.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Research Study by the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – Dr. Wilson stated that the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy was awarded a federally funded grant to support the use of a comprehensive, risk reduction curriculum, It’s Your Game, Keep it Real.” in 24 South Carolina middle schools and to collect data in an effort to replicate previous studies.  The curriculum, developed by researchers at the University of Houston Texas, is designed for 7th and 8th grade students and has been shown to delay initiation of sex, increase the positive perception of abstinence, increase skills to refuse sex, and provide greater knowledge of ways to prevent pregnancy. It addresses many of the 2009 SC Health and Safety Standards, and it has been reviewed by the SC Department of Education and the Anderson School District Five Comprehensive Health Education Advisory Committee (CHEA).

 

Schools participating will be randomly chosen as either control or intervention schools.  Intervention schools will implement the curriculum in 2011-2012 and receive $40,000 annually as well as teacher training, technical assistance, and the curriculum itself.  Control schools will receive teacher training and implement the curriculum at a later date, but will still receive $7,500 annually for the coordination of the evaluation.  Student evaluation will require active (opt-in) parental consent.  The Administration recommended Board approval of middle school participation in the research study by the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy using the curriculum, It’s Your Game, Keep it Real.”

 

Following some discussion, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation of middle school participation in the research study by the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy using the curriculum, “It’s Your Game, Keep it Real.”  Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

PERSONNEL SERVICES REPORT

 

Employment Recommendations – Mr. Mahaffey presented for Board approval a list of personnel included in the Board packets and a list given out at the meeting being recommended for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the personnel as presented.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT

 

On April 19, 2011, the Board voted to approve the following policies on first reading.

 

JFAB           Nonresident Students                                   Revised

JFABC          Admission of Transfer Students/Withdrawals           Revised

                 (Grades K-12)

 

On behalf of the Policy Committee and the Administration, Mrs. Mack made a motion the Board approve the policies on second reading.  No second was required.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

Dates of Upcoming Meetings – Mrs. Bagley requested a Special Board Meeting for May 19, 2011 to discuss the 2011-2012 proposed budget.  By Board consensus, the Special Board Meeting was scheduled for May 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Mrs. Bagley stated that the Public Hearing on the 2011-2012 proposed budget is tentatively scheduled for June 6, 2011.

 

Graduation Information – Mrs. Bagley reminded the Board of high school graduation on June 3, 2011 at the Anderson County Civic Center.  T. L. Hanna is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and Westside is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

 

 

RECESS

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board recess for ten minutes, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss five Contractual Matters and the Superintendent’s Evaluation.  Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(7:50 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Mr. Norris reported that no action was taken in Executive Session; however, action is required on one contractual matter.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board accept the Administration’s recommendation with regard to extending the Swim Center contract for one year.  Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(10:50 P.M.)

 

 

 

 


               CHAIRMAN                                                          SECRETARY

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent