BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
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. 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. Absent was Mr. Charles Lee Anderson.
NOTICE TO MEDIA
In accordance with the S. C. Code of
Laws, 1976, Section
CALL TO ORDER & INVOCATION
Dr. Burriss called the meeting to order at for the purpose of presenting in a Public Hearing the proposed 2007-2008 budget, to be followed by the regular June Board Meeting. Since no one was in attendance to hear the presentation of the budget, Dr. Burriss stated that the Board would proceed with the regular Board Meeting. Mrs. Huitt gave the invocation.
Dr. Burriss made a motion the Board approve the addition of a second Contractual Matter to the agenda in Executive Session. Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Bradshaw made the motion the Board approve the agenda with the addition as noted. Mr. Caldwell seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the May 15, 2007 Regular Board Meeting; and the May 18, May 24, May 31, and June 21, 2007 Special Board Meetings as submitted. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mrs. Mack then made a motion the Board approve for the minutes to include “that Michael Hughes resigned as principal of Centerville Elementary School, that the superintendent transferred Nevitt Forest Principal Kory Roberts to Centerville Elementary School as principal, and that the Board approved the Administration’s recommendation to transfer Midway Assistant Principal Kelly Elrod to Nevitt Forest Elementary School as interim principal.” Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
No one signed up to address the Board.
Financial Report – Mr. Brooks presented the monthly Financial Statement as information.
Construction Update – Mr. Colman distributed an updated construction schedule for the West Market construction project and gave an update on the status of West Market. Mr. Colman reported that he had received preliminary construction schedules for the T. L. Hanna and Midway classroom addition construction projects and that the two projects are beginning to move forward.
Approval of Proposed 2007-2008 Budget – Mr. Brooks distributed the 2007-2008 General Fund Budget Notebook containing a summary of the proposed budget and supplementary information. The Administration recommended Board approval of the proposed 2007-2008 General Fund Budget totaling $83,850,239.
Dr. Talmadge, on behalf of the Finance Committee, made a motion the Board approve the proposed 2007-2008 General Fund Budget as presented. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
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. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the lists of personnel as presented. Mr. Caldwell seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
APPROVAL OF TITLE I PROJECT
Mrs. Bagley stated that Federal Title I regulations require Board approval of the submission of the Title I Project. She reported that the District received an allocation of $2,622,308 for the 2006-2007 school year to fund the Title I programs at Homeland Park, Nevitt Forest, Varennes Elementary Schools and Southwood Middle School. A projected allocation of $3,184,287 will fund the Title I programs for the 2007-2008 school year. The Administration recommended Board approval of the Title I Project as presented.
Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the projected Title I Project for the 2007-2008 school year as presented. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Huitt reported that the Building Committee met on
Mrs. Huitt made a motion stating that in light of the increasing student enrollment and the corresponding impact on the parking facilities at Midway Elementary School, the Building Committee recommends the Board approve accepting Alternate #2 of Lazer Construction’s bid on the Midway classroom addition project to construct a new visitor parking lot to accommodate 72 cars at a cost of $110,268. This will be processed as a change order to Lazer Construction’s contract. No second was required, and the motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Huitt made a motion stating that in response of the State Board of Education’s decision to deny our request to use our full $692,205 EIA building fund allocation, the Building Committee recommends the Board approve that priorities 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 of the previously approved Capital Improvement Projects list be deleted and that the remaining balance of funds available be applied to the purchase of classroom portables required to meet student enrollment needs for the 2007-2008 school year. No second was required, and the motion carried unanimously.
Mrs. Bagley recognized Mr. Dukes to review the 2006-2007 Year-End Expulsion Report. He called attention to a comparison from 1993-2007, a summary of infractions, and a breakdown by school, grade etc.
Mrs. Mack expressed concern that the largest percentages of expulsions are African American students.
Mr. Dukes reported that the District has started a new program in the elementary schools called Cooperative Discipline, along with Conflict Resolution, to try and build a base in dealing with students differently.
Following further discussion, some of the Board Members requested that future expulsion reports include a comparison to other school districts, the infractions in the community be identified, and the status of students once they are expelled.
Next, Mrs. Bagley reminded the Board that the July Board Meeting is scheduled for July 24 because the third Tuesday falls during the Superintendent’s Conference.
Mrs. Bagley requested a joint meeting of the Policy and Finance Committees to review and discuss Policy KF—Use of School Facilities and athletic supplements. It was the consensus of the committees to meet on July 23 at
Finally, Mrs. Bagley distributed handouts from the SCSBA Leadership for Student Achievement Conference addressing “No Child Left Behind.”
Mr. Caldwell made a motion the Board recess for five minutes, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss the Administrative Personnel Recommendations and the Contractual Matters. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION
Dr. Talmadge 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; however, action is required on the Administrative Personnel Recommendations and one of the Contractual Matters.
Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation for
the Interim Assistant Principal at
Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board authorize the Administration to enter into contract negotiations with Southern Management Corporation on the design phase and construction phase, with the option of a post-construction phase to include the fee for each phase. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
There being no further business, Mr. Norris made a motion the Board adjourn. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent