MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

April 17, 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 & INVOCATION

 

Dr. Burriss called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., and Mr. Bradshaw gave the invocation.

 

Dr. Burriss welcomed the visitors to the meeting.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Dr. Burriss requested that a personnel matter be added to the agenda in Executive Session.

 

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the March 20, 2007 Regular Board Meeting and the April 10, 2007 Special Board Meeting as submitted.Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

 

No one signed up to address the Board.

 

 

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE

 

Mrs. Bagley recognized Kayli Henk, a fifth grader at Midway Elementary School, who recently won the grand prize of a new desktop computer at the Anderson-Oconee-Pickens (AOP) Science Fair. She was also recognized for having a perfect score. Kaylis project, Is Your School Clean? was presented to the Board.

 

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley recognized Janice Bosman, a teacher at the Hanna-Westside Extension Campus, who was named Secondary Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Business Education Association (SCBEA). This award is presented to individuals that have made a lasting impact on business education in the state.

 

Mrs. Bagley recognized Sandy Burrow, Assistant Director of Special Education for District Five, who recently received the Frank R. Kleffner Clinical Career Award during the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Associations annual conference. The award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to clinical science and practice in communication science and disorders over a period of 20 years or more.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley recognized T.L. Hanna High School, Concord Elementary School and Midway Elementary School which earned Palmetto Gold awards, and Southwood Middle School which earned a Palmetto Silver award. The awards recognize the states schools with the highest levels of student academic achievement and the fastest rates of improvement.

 

Finally, Mrs. Bagley recognized T.L. Hanna High School as one of 50 recipients nationwide of the 2006-2007 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, given to schools that lead the nation in AP participation and performance in math and science. T.L. Hanna is the only South Carolina school to earn the award this year.

 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES REPORT

 

Financial Report Mr. Brooks presented the monthly Financial Statement as information.

 

Mr. Brooks reminded the Board of the bond sale on April 18th at 12:00 noon for the $7.6 million issuance under the 8% debt limit.

 

Construction Update Mr. Colman gave an update on the status of the West Market construction project and distributed a construction project schedule.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES REPORT

 

Textbook Adoption Dr. Wilson stated that each year the district is provided a list of textbooks for adoption by the Board. He presented for Board approval the Career and Technology textbooks for grades 9-12.

 

Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the list of Career and Technology textbooks for grades 9-12 as presented. Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Approval of U.S. History and Constitution Honors Course Dr. Wilson stated that as programs such as AVID, STAR Academy, and the Ninth Grade Academy are implemented, there is a need for higher level courses to better prepare and challenge students for college and post-secondary education. The Administration recommended that the Board approve implementation of the U.S. History and Constitution Honors course.

 

Mr. Alewine made motion the Board approve the Administrations recommendation to implement the U. S. History and Constitution Honors course. Mr. Caldwell seconded, motion 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 2007-2008 school year.

 

Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board approve the lists of personnel as presented. Mr. Caldwell seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT

 

Mrs. Bagley stated that during the 2006-2007 school year, the District piloted two early release days. These days were used for professional development at the school level, and each school was responsible for arranging their own professional development. She further stated that the piloting of the two days was very successful and with very few problems. The Administration recommended that the Board approve implementation of four early release days (October, November, January, and February) during the 2007-2008 school year.

 

This was followed by a discussion on the loss of instructional time, the same afternoon classes being affected at the high school level, and the districts Board policy allowing no more than three early release days per school year.

 

Following the discussion, Mr. Caldwell made a motion the Board approve the Administrations recommendation to implement four early release days during the 2007-2008 school year. Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Bradshaw felt that the motion needed to include the revision of Board policy.

 

Mr. Caldwell amended his motion to state that the Board approve the Administrations recommendation to implement four early release days during the 2007-2008 school year and that the Board revise Policy IDSchool Day. The motion carried unanimously.

 

The West Market groundbreaking ceremony was canceled due to inclement weather. Mrs. Bagley requested a new date for the groundbreaking ceremony. By consensus, the West Market groundbreaking ceremony was scheduled for April 29th at 2:00 p.m.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley requested that the Policy Committee meeting on May 1st be rescheduled so that she could attend the Anderson Independent-Mail Awards for Excellence banquet. It was the consensus of the Policy Committee to reschedule the meeting for May 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

 

Finally, Mr. Brooks stated that the SCSBA has recommended local school districts adopt policy EFEFSchool Wellness in response to the Students Health and Fitness Act 2005. He also stated that the policy must be in place by May 1st for the district to continue receiving reimbursement from the State for the food service program. The Administration recommended that the Board approve policy EFEFSchool Wellness on first reading with the waiver of second reading.

 

After some discussion, Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve Policy EFEFSchool Wellness on first reading with the waiver of second reading. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

 

RECESS

 

Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board recess for ten minutes, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss Property Contractual Matters and a Contractual Matter. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(8:00 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; however, action is required on the Property Contractual Matter.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Administrations recommendation on the Property Contractual Matter. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(10:10 P.M.)

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent