MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

June 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. David Alewine, 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 was 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 6:30 p.m., and Dr. Talmadge gave the invocation.

 

Mr. Norris welcomed the visitors to the meeting.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Mr. Norris asked for additions/corrections to the agenda.Since there were no additions/corrections, Mr. Norris stated that the agenda will be approved by unanimous consent.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the May 17, 2011 Regular Board Meeting; and the minutes of the May 19, 2011, June 2, 2011, June 6, 2011, and June 23, 2011 Special Board Meetings as submitted.Mr. Smith 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

 

There was no representative from the County Board to give a report.

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES REPORT

 

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

 

Funding Flexibility Authorization � Mr. Brooks stated that the current year budget was predicated on transferring funds from non-general fund accounts into the General Fund to balance the budget.The State Department of Education requires that the Board formally approve these transfers. A funding flexibility form was distributed showing the specific accounts money was transferred from into the General Fund. The Administration requested formal approval of these transfers so that the report could be submitted to the State Department of Education by June 30, 2011.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the transfer of funds as presented. Mr. Smith seconded the motion. Following some discussion, the motion carried unanimously.

 

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. Mr. Colman distributed a Building Program Update Report.

 

Mrs. Bagley requested a Building Committee meeting to discuss the band towers, issue with birds nesting, and ideas for future building renovations. By consensus, the Building Committee meeting was scheduled for July 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES REPORT

 

Federal Programs Projected Budget for 2011-2012 Dr. Wilson stated that federal program regulations require Board authorization to file all federal applications. He also stated that the district has received projected allocations for federal programs for the 2011-2012 school year. In a PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Wilson discussed a breakdown of the projected allocations for Title I Regular, Neglected & Delinquent, Title II Teacher Quality, and Title III ESOL.

 

In another PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Wilson discussed a study for repurposing Title I Funds. The presentation included a breakdown of Title I funds for each Title I school, all schools with 40% or greater poverty, elementary schools with 40% or greater poverty, all schools above 40% poverty, elementary schools above 40% poverty, current plan serving only schools above 75% poverty compared to schools 40% and above poverty, and a change in funding 75% vs. 40% poverty.

 

The Administration recommended Board authorization for the district to file federal applications for the 2011-2012 school year as presented.

 

Following some discussion, Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board authorize the district to file federal applications for the 2011-2012 school year as presented. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Approval of AP Art Course Dr. Wilson stated that AP Art is intended to provide a rigorous introductory college-level course of study. In lieu of a written exam, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolios2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawingcorresponding to the most common college foundation courses. AP Studio Art sets a national standard for performance in the visual arts that contributes to the significant role the arts play in academic environments. This College Board program provides the only national standard for performance in the visual arts that allows students to earn college credit and/or advanced placement while still in high school. The administration recommended Board approval to add Advanced Placement Art to the high school curriculum.

 

Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve adding Advanced Placement Art to the high school curriculum. Mrs. Mack 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.

 

Mr. Anderson made a motion the Employment Recommendations be moved to Executive Session for further discussion. Mrs. Huitt seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT

 

Mrs. Mack reported that the Policy Committee met on June 7, 2011 and June 28, 2011 to discuss Guidelines for Determining Compensation after a Reassignment and the posting of all positions. A list of the guidelines was distributed to the Board.

 

On behalf of the Policy Committee, Mrs. Mack made a motion the Board approve the Guidelines for Determining Compensation after a Reassignment as presented. No second was required. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT

 

Graduation Site Mrs. Bagley distributed and discussed information with regard to having the high school graduations at the Civic Center vs. the Littlejohn Coliseum. The high school principals and the Administration recommended Board approval to move the high school graduations to the Littlejohn Coliseum for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

Following some discussion, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve moving the high school graduations to the Littlejohn Coliseum for the 2011-2012 school year. Mr. Smith seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Bagley distributed the letter of approval from the State Department of Education and the approved Charter School application as information.

 

Mrs. Bagley reminded the Board that the next regular Board Meeting is July 19, 2011.

 

 

RECESS

 

Mr. Anderson made a motion the Board recess for ten minutes, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss a Student Matter and the Employment Recommendations. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(9:15 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Dr. Talmadge 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 Student Matter and the Employment Recommendations.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board accept the Administrations recommendation with regard to a student expulsion expungement. Mr. Smith seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Anderson made a motion the Board approve the Employment Recommendations as presented. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion. The motion carried with seven in favor and one abstention (Mack).

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(10:00 P.M.)

 

 

 

 


CHAIRMAN SECRETARY

 

 

 

 


DATE DATE

 

 

 

 


Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent