MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

January 11, 2007

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, Dr. William Mack Burriss, Mr. John William Caldwell, Sr., Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Jr., and Dr. Paul A. Talmadge.

 

 

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

 

Dr. Burriss called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing and receiving information on the proposed building program.

 

Dr. Burriss welcomed the visitors to the meeting.  Dr. Burris then recognized Mrs. Bagley.

 

PROPOSED BUILDING PROGRAM

 

Mrs. Bagley gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed building program.  She called attention to the Area Growth Since 2003.  With that she presented Proposal I and Proposal II of Phase I of the proposed building program for the Board’s consideration.

 

Proposal I of Phase I of the proposed building program would include:

 

•   1 Middle School to Accompany McCants

•   1 New Elementary School

•   1 New Middle School to Replace Southwood

•   1 Ninth Grade Academy

•   Renovations and Additions to Existing Elementary Schools ~ $10.6 million

•   Estimated Cost ~ $113 million

 

Proposal II of Phase I of the proposed building program would include:

 

•   1 Middle School to Accompany McCants

•   1 New Elementary School

•   1 New Middle School to Replace Southwood

•   Renovations to Existing Elementary Schools

•   Additions to Existing High Schools

–      Westside ~ Enclose Courtyard Area, Classrooms Addition, Construct Auxiliary Gym, Refurbish Tennis Courts, and Construct Baseball and Softball Press Boxes

–      TL Hanna ~ Construct Auxiliary Gym, Tennis Courts, and Baseball and Softball Press Boxes

•   Renovations to Middle Schools

–      Air Condition ALL School Gyms and Computer Labs

•   Renovations to Hanna-Westside Extension Campus

–      Air Condition Gym

•   Major Capital Improvement Projects ~ $6.4 million

•   Estimated Cost ~ $101 million

 

She stated that under Proposal II the ninth graders would remain at the high schools.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley presented additional items for the Board to consider as part of Proposal II:

 

Other Items to Consider

•   All additions and renovations to elementary schools in Phase I ~ $31.6 million

•   Auditoriums added at middle schools

–      500 seats ~ $1.1 million

–      800 seats ~ $1.6 million

•   Upgraded locker rooms connected to auxiliary gyms

 

After some discussion, the Administration recommended Proposal II with the additional items for Board approval.

 

Dr. Burriss inquired about a timeline for a referendum.  A proposed timeline was distributed to the Board.  Dr. Bill Dillard explained the timeline and answered questions from the Board.

 

After further discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to continue the discussion of Proposal II and to discuss a date for the approval of a resolution at the January 16 board meeting.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(7:56 P.M.)

 

 

 

 


              CHAIRMAN                                                          SECRETARY

 

 

 

                                                                  

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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent