MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORK SESSION

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

March 15, 2010

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, Dr. William Mack Burriss, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Jr., Dr. Paul A. Talmadge, and Mr. Paul Zugg.  Absent was Mr. David Alewine.

 

 

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 receiving information regarding the 2010-2011 Budget.  Dr. Burriss then recognized Mrs. Bagley to present the information for discussion.

 

 

2010-2011 BUDGET PROPOSAL

 

In a PowerPoint presentation Mrs. Bagley again reviewed the budget cuts and budget balancing ideas for fiscal year 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, which equates to a loss of approximately $8.4 million.  She also reviewed all teaching positions that were handled through vacancies and attrition.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley reviewed preliminary budget cuts presented at the February 25, 2010 Special Board Work Session with a base student cost of $1764.  She then presented preliminary budget cuts with a base student cost of $1630, along with additional costs of $1.8 million (i.e., benefits, unemployment, step increases for teachers, certificate changes), which equates to a total loss of approximately $8.8 million.  Mrs. Bagley also presented preliminary budget cuts with a base student cost of $1600, along with additional costs of $1.8 million, which equates to a total loss of approximately $9.2 million.  She then reviewed the EFA funding formula which determines the base student cost.

 

Finally, Mrs. Bagley presented preliminary revenue increases which equates to approximately $1.5 million, teacher-pupil ratios if increased by three for grades 1, 2, and 3, which equates to approximately $913,500 and budget saving strategies which equates to approximately $3 million.

 

Mrs. Bagley then requested to go into Executive Session to discuss the 2010-2011 Budget with regard to employees and positions clearly identified.

 

 

 

 

 

RECESS

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board recess, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss the 2010-2011 Budget with regard to employees and positions clearly identified.  Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(7:10 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Norris made a motion the Board reconvene in Open Session.  Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Dr. Burriss reported that no action was taken in Executive Session and no action would be taken in Open Session.

 

Mrs. Bagley reviewed a summary of the 2010-2011 Budget Proposal covering budget cuts, additional costs, preliminary revenue increases, and other considerations for savings.

 

 

RECESS

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board recess, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss Personnel Matters.  Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(8:25 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Dr. Burriss reported that no action was taken in Executive Session and no action would be taken in Open Session.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(9:15 P.M)

 

 

 

 


               CHAIRMAN                                                         SECRETARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent