MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

July 20, 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, Dr. William Mack Burriss, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Jr., Dr. Paul A. Talmadge, and Mr. Paul Zugg.  Absent were Mr. David Alewine and Mr. Rick Bradshaw.

 

 

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 Dr. Talmadge gave the invocation.

 

Dr. Burriss welcomed the visitors to the meeting.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Dr. Burriss made a motion to delete Item #5 – Recognition of Excellence and move Item #6D—Southwood Bids to Executive Session.  Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the agenda as amended.  Mr. Zugg seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the June 29, 2010 Regular Board Meeting as submitted.  Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

 

No one signed up to address the Board.

 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES REPORT

 

Financial Reports – Mr. Brooks presented the monthly Financial Statement and the Pupil Activity Report for the month of June 2010 as information.

 

 

Construction Update – In a PowerPoint presentation, Mr. Colman gave an update on the Calhoun Academy of the Arts Auditorium/Additions & Renovations project; the Robert Anderson & Glenview Middle School Construction projects; the T. L. Hanna Practice Field, Tennis Courts, and Additional Parking project; and the Concord, Centerville, Whitehall, New Prospect, Homeland Park, and Varennes Renovation projects.  He also distributed a Building Program Update Report.

 

Preliminary Out-of-District Tuition – Mr. Brooks stated that at the beginning of each school year, the district establishes a preliminary out-of-district tuition that is subject to adjustment upon completion of the annual audit.  The preliminary out-of-district tuition for non-county residents is $3,065, which is an increase of $96 from the previous year, and the preliminary out-of-district tuition for county residents is $2,754, which is an increase of $40 from the previous year.  The Administration recommended Board approval of the preliminary out-of-district tuition as presented.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Preliminary Out-of-District Tuition as presented.  Mr. Norris seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

RECESS

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board recess, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss a Contractual Matter regarding the Southwood construction bids.  Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

(7:00 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Dr. Burriss reported that no action was taken in Executive Session; however, action is required on the Contractual Matter.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board award the contract for the Southwood Conversion Phase I Construction Project to Matrix Construction Company (including all add alternates) for a total of $4,320,300, subject to satisfying the bid protest period and providing that all of the requirements of the District Procurement Code are met.  Mrs. Huitt seconded the motion, which 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 2010-2011 school year.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the lists of personnel as presented.  Dr. Burriss seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

BUILDING COMMITTEE REPORT

 

Mrs. Huitt stated that the Building Committee met on July 12, 2010 to discuss naming of schools and other construction matters.  She stated that from a list of suggested names, the Committee voted to bring four names to the full Board for the new elementary school to be located on Highway 81 North.  On behalf of the Building Committee, Mrs. Huitt presented the following names for Board consideration.

 

            North Ridge Elementary School                 Gateway Elementary School

            North Pointe Elementary School                Town Creek Elementary School

 

After some discussion and by a majority vote of the Board, the new elementary school to be located on Highway 81 North has been named North Pointe Elementary School.

 

Next, Mrs. Huitt stated that a proposal was submitted to the Building Committee to rename the Hanna-Westside Extension with it being a gateway to the future.  On behalf of the Building Committee, Mrs. Huitt presented the following name change for Board consideration.

 

            Anderson V Career Campus

 

After some discussion and by a majority vote of the Board, the Hanna-Westside Extension Campus has been re-named the Anderson V Career Campus.  The change will go into effect immediately.

 

Finally, Mrs. Huitt stated that a request was submitted to the Building Committee regarding the re-shingling of the mansard roof at Calhoun Academy of the Arts.

 

Due to the age and deterioration of the shingles and in order to complete the enhancement to the exterior of the school, on behalf of the Building Committee, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve a change order to our contract with Matrix Construction Company in the amount of $34,916.00 for the installation of new driftwood-colored shingles.  Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

Mrs. Bagley reminded the Board of Opening Day on August 16, 2010 at Westside High School starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley reported that the district received new and/or amended legislation regarding sexual crimes, abuse, and neglect.  She then requested a Policy Committee meeting prior to the August 17 Regular Board Meeting to review the legislation. By consensus, the meeting was scheduled for August 17 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Finally, Mrs. Bagley distributed as information the 2002-2003 Rezoning Plan for the Board to review for the proposed rezoning of the middle schools.  At the August Board Meeting, she will present a draft timeline, and information on determining parameters in guiding student assignment.

 

 

RECESS

 

Mr. Norris made a motion the Board recess, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss an Administrative Personnel Recommendation and two Contractual Matters.  Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

(8:15 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Dr. Burriss reported that no action was taken in Executive Session; however, action is required on two matters.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation of an addendum to a contract.  Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion.  The motion carried with six in favor and one opposition (Anderson).

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Administrative Personnel Recommendation for principal at Glenview Middle School.  Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(8:45 P.M.)

 

 

 

 


               CHAIRMAN                                                         SECRETARY

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent