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. Charles Lee Anderson, Mr. Rick Bradshaw, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Jr., and Dr. Paul A. Talmadge. Absent were Dr. William Mack Burriss and Mr. John William Caldwell, Sr.
NOTICE TO MEDIA
In accordance with the S. C. Code of
Laws, 1976, Section
CALL TO ORDER & INVOCATION
In Dr. Burriss’ absence, Mrs. Huitt called the meeting to order at , and Dr. Talmadge gave the invocation.
Mrs. Huitt welcomed the visitors to the meeting.
Mrs. Bagley requested that an Administrative Personnel Recommendation be added to the agenda in Executive Session. Mrs. Huitt requested that Other Items be added to the agenda as Item #12.
Dr. Talmadge made the motion the Board approve the agenda with the additions as noted. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the June 26, 2007 Regular Board Meeting and the July 13, 2007 Special Board Meeting as submitted. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
No one signed up to address the Board.
Mrs. Bagley recognized Betty Strickland, RN, Director of Nursing
Construction Update – Mr. Colman showed a slide presentation of the West Market, T. L. Hanna and Midway construction projects. He then distributed and reviewed an updated construction schedule for each project.
Approval of Preliminary Out-of-District Tuition – 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. Mr. Dukes presented for Board approval the 2007-2008 Preliminary Out-of-District Tuition. The preliminary tuition for non-county residents is $3,316, and the preliminary tuition for county residents is $3,010.
Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve the Preliminary Out-of-District Tuition as presented. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Nursing Services Annual Report – Mr. Dukes recognized Betty Strickland, Director of Nursing Services, to present the annual report for the Nursing Services Department.
Mrs. Strickland distributed the
annual report to the Board and highlighted the many services provided by the
Nursing Services Department. She also
called attention to state guidelines and regulations. Mrs. Strickland reported that the District
has at least one nurse in all of our 17 schools, with an additional nurse for
the PMD class at
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. Anderson made a motion the Board approve the lists of personnel as presented. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
Dr. Talmadge, on behalf of the Finance Committee, made a motion the Board approve adding a 3.31% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to all of the supplement schedules (i.e., academic, intramural, athletic, cheerleader), which will be an increase to the supplements of approximately $14,658.37.
Dr. Talmadge went on to explain that
when supplements were recently adjusted so that we would be at or above the
No second was required, and the motion carried unanimously.
At the June Board Meeting, the Board received a sample resolution in response to a request by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) for school boards to adopt calling for changes to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and a sample letter for members of congress asking for Congressional support of the NCLB Improvements Act, H.R. 648.
Mr. Norris made the motion the Board approve the Resolution calling for changes to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the letter to the Honorable J. Gresham Barrett asking for support of the NCLB Improvements Act, H.R. 648. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Bagley recognized HWEC Principal Rick Mascaro to give a report on the Careers in
Theatre Arts class, the Conference and
Mr. Mascaro pointed out that the Careers in Theatre Arts class consists of five career areas: event/set design and construction, costume/prop design and construction, technical theatre (sound and lighting), entertainment business, advertising and accounting, and facility planning and development with a total enrollment of 28 students.
Next, Mr. Mascaro reported that work on the Conference
Finally, Mr. Mascaro reported that 1st semester enrollment 2007 is approximately 1409 students and 2nd semester enrollment 2008 is approximately 1426 students. This averages approximately 17 students per class.
Next, Mrs. Bagley requested a meeting with the Board to review preliminary drawings for several construction projects and to discuss a contractual matter. It was the consensus of the Board to have a Special Board Meeting on August 9 at
Mrs. Bagley reported that Anderson School District Five was first in the state in both the number of approved EIA grants and the amount of funding. District Five was awarded a total of 68 EIA grants for a total of $169,316.
Mrs. Bagley reminded the Board of the District Curriculum Workshop on July 27
Bradshaw reported that concerns have been expressed about the soccer teams at
T. L. Hanna having adequate practice fields during the construction of
additional classrooms. He suggested that
the soccer teams practice on the bowl at
Mrs. Bagley stated that she was not aware of this concern, but that it would be addressed when soccer season started.
Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board recess for ten minutes then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss an Administrative Personnel Recommendation and Contractual Matters. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION
Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board reconvene in Open Session. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mrs. Huitt reported that no action was taken in Executive Session; however, action is required on the Administrative Personnel Recommendation.
Mr. Alewine made motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation for the Special Education Coordinator for Elementary Programs and Instruction and the Special Education Coordinator for Secondary Programs and Instruction. Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
There being no further business, Mr. Anderson made a motion the Board adjourn. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent