MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

July 24, 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, 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 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

 

In Dr. Burriss’ absence, Mrs. Huitt called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m., and Dr. Talmadge gave the invocation.

 

Mrs. Huitt welcomed the visitors to the meeting.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

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.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

 

No one signed up to address the Board.

 

 

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE

 

Mrs. Bagley recognized Betty Strickland, RN, Director of Nursing Services for Anderson School District Five, who has earned the 2007 Palmetto Gold Award in recognition of her demonstrated excellence in the practice of nursing and commitment to the profession.  This award is presented by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation and is the sixth year that the group’s Recognition and Scholarship Program has honored nurses throughout the state.

 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES REPORT

 

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.

 

 

PLANNING & ANALYSIS REPORT

 

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 Concord and an additional nurse for the TMD class at McLees.

 

 

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. 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 other Anderson County school districts, two of the Anderson County school districts applied a 3.31% cost of living adjustment to their supplements.  For Anderson School District Five to stay at or above the other districts in the county, the Finance Committee makes this recommendation.

 

No second was required, and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

APPROVAL OF NCLB RESOLUTION

 

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.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

Mrs. Bagley recognized HWEC Principal Rick Mascaro to give a report on the Careers in Theatre Arts class, the Conference and Catering Center, as well as the enrollment at the extension campus.

 

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 and Catering Center is ongoing.  To date the building has been gutted, walls have been removed, support beams have been engineered and installed, lead paint abatement has been completed, old plumbing has been removed, etc.

 

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 6:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

Finally, Mrs. Bagley reminded the Board of the District Curriculum Workshop on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. at T. L. Hanna High School and the annual District Celebration on August 16 at 10:00 a.m. at New Spring.

 

 

Other

 

Mr. 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 McCants Middle School and that the District provide transportation for these students to McCants.

 

Mrs. Bagley stated that she was not aware of this concern, but that it would be addressed when soccer season started.

 

 

RECESS

 

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.

 

 

(8:30 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.

 

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.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(9:25 P.M.)

 

 

 

 

 


              CHAIRMAN                                                           SECETARY

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent