MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORK SESSION

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

May 3, 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. David Alewine, 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.

 

 

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 6:35 p.m. for the purpose of approving the 2010-2011 Proposed Budget.

 

 

2010-2011 PROPOSED BUDGET

 

For the purpose of discussion, Mrs. Bagley presented a base student cost of $1630 along with additional cuts and additional costs to the district, which equates to a total loss of approximately $8,250,329.She again reviewed the revenue increases which equates to approximately $1,412,124, leaving a balance of approximately $6.8 million remaining to be cut.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley reviewed a list of additional savings that included contract reductions and furloughs.The Administration proposed 15 furlough days for the Superintendent and Cabinet Members and 10 furlough days for the District Office Staff.The Administration proposed that principals and 240-day building personnel be given a 230-day contract (10 day reduction), middle and high school assistant principals be given a 201-day contract (10 day reduction), and elementary assistant principals and teachers be furloughed 5 days.The proposed contract reductions and furlough days equates to approximately $1,720,848.The Administration proposed additional cuts in positions across the district, which equates to approximately $3,016,652.The Administration also proposed not funding teacher step increases which equates to $1,073,087 and teacher supply money which equates to approximately $242,000, pending legislation.

 

Finally, Mrs. Bagley reviewed a revised summary sheet of budget cuts, additional costs, revenues, and savings which equates to approximately $8,270,924, leaving a balance of approximately $20,605 to the good.

 

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

 

 

 

RECESS

 

Mrs. Huitt 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. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(7:45 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Dr. Burriss reported that no action was taken in Executive Session. Action is required on the 2010-2011 Proposed Budget.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the 2010-2011 Proposed Budget of $77,369,853 as presented by the Administration, contingent up legislative action. Mr. Norris seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Anderson amended the original motion to exclude the five furlough days for elementary assistant principals. Mrs. Huitt seconded the motion. The motion failed with three in favor (Anderson, Bradshaw, Huitt) and six opposed (Alewine, Burriss, Mack, Norris, Talmadge, Zugg).

 

Mr. Anderson amended the original motion to keep the contract days for principals at 240, furlough the superintendent and cabinet members 15 days, and furlough the principals 10 days. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion. The motion failed with four in favor (Anderson, Bradshaw, Huitt, Mack) and five opposed (Alewine, Burriss, Norris, Talmadge, Zugg).

 

Mrs. Huitt amended the original motion to continue the computer lease program ($326,643). Mr. Anderson seconded the motion. The motion failed with three in favor (Anderson, Bradshaw, Huitt) and six opposed (Alewine, Burriss, Mack, Norris, Talmadge, Zugg).

 

The original motion then carried with seven in favor and two opposed (Anderson, Huitt).

 

Mrs. Bagley requested that the May 18, 2010 Board Meeting be rescheduled for May 25, 2010. This would allow the district to have our Public Hearing on the budget. By Board consensus, the May Board Meeting was rescheduled on the requested date.

 

Mrs. Bagley requested that the June 15, 2010 Board Meeting be rescheduled for June 29, 2010. By Board consensus the June Board Meeting was rescheduled on the requested date.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(9:30 P.M)

 

 

 

 

 


CHAIRMAN SECRETARY

 

 

 

 


DATE DATE

 

 

 

 


Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent