BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
August 17, 2010
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, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Jr., Dr. Paul A. Talmadge, and Mr. Paul Zugg. 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 6:35 p.m., and Mr. Bradshaw gave the invocation.
Dr. Burriss welcomed the visitors to the meeting.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Dr. Burriss made a motion to add the Jim Fraser Field Plaque to the agenda as Item #4. Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve the agenda with the addition noted. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the July 20, 2010 Regular Board Meeting as submitted. Mr. Zugg seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
JIM FRASER FIELD PLAQUE
Dr. Burriss made a motion the Board authorize for the Building Committee to decide on the placement of the Jim Fraser Field Plaque at the T. L. Hanna Memorial Stadium. Dr. Talmadge 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 July 2010 as information.
Mr. Brooks also distributed as information work summaries for the elementary schools and Southwood Middle School Renovation & Addition projects.
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, Varennes, and Nevitt Forest Renovations & Additions projects. He also distributed a Building Program Update Report.
Westside Drive Repaving Project – Mr. Brooks stated that at the May Board Meeting, the Board authorized McMillan Pazdan Smith to prepare drawings and specifications needed to solicit quotes for repaving the front loop drive at Westside High School. At that time, the work was estimated to cost approximately $50,000. He stated that quotes were solicited from companies doing subcontract work on current district projects. Vanesky Paving offered the lowest quote of $49,188.42. Vanesky Paving was awarded the job through a change order under the contract with Matrix Construction. He further stated that because of the amount of the change order, Board approval is required.
Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the change order from McMillan Pazdan Smith of $49,188.42 for repaving the front loop drive at Westside High School. Mr. Zugg seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES REPORT
Driver Education Alternative – Dr. Wilson stated that Driver Education classes were discontinued in Anderson School District Five due to state budget cuts. He further stated that Driver Education provides a valuable service to students in that they are instructed in safe and appropriate driving methods. Completion of this course also earns a discounted rate on insurance premiums. The Administration presented for discussion the option of offering Driver Education classes on Saturdays for $150/per student, with the stipulation that costs be covered by the registration fee.
By Board consensus, the Administration was directed to pursue the possibility and make a recommendation to the Board at the next regular board meeting.
PERSONNEL SERVICES REPORT
Employment Recommendations – Mr. Mahaffey presented for Board approval a list of personnel included in the Board packets being recommended for the 2010-2011 school year.
Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board approve the list of personnel as presented. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT
The Policy Committee met on August 17, 2010 to review and/or discuss the following policies.
GBAA Employee Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Revised
GBE Staff Rights and Responsibilities Revised
GBEB Staff Conduct Revised
GCF Professional Staff Hiring Revised
GDF Support Staff Haring Revised
On behalf of the Policy Committee, Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve the policies on first reading with the waiver of second reading. No second was required. The motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Norris also stated that the Policy Committee discussed staff sabbaticals. The current policy only covers professional staff. A request has been made to include a policy for paraprofessionals. By consensus, the Policy Committee recommended that a policy on staff sabbatical for paraprofessionals not be created at this time.
Discussion of Rezoning Timeline for Middle Schools – In a PowerPoint presentation, Mrs. Bagley reviewed the Timeline for Middle School Assignment being suggested by the Administration.
By Board consensus, the Timeline for Middle School Assignment was agreed upon as presented.
Discussion of Determining Parameters for Middle School Rezoning – In a PowerPoint presentation, Mrs. Bagley reviewed the Parameters in Guiding Student Assignment approved by the Board on July 30, 2002. She also reviewed some suggested additions to the parameters as it relates to the middle school assignment.
Student Achievement – Mrs. Bagley discussed and reviewed the 2010 American College Testing (ACT) program. She reported that T. L. Hanna, Westside, and the District are all above the state average. She also reported that T. L. Hanna is above the national average.
Mrs. Bagley requested a Building Committee Meeting to decide on the placement of the Jim Fraser Field Plaque at the T. L. Hanna Memorial Stadium. By consensus, the Building Committee Meeting was scheduled for August 20, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
Next, Mrs. Bagley reported that bids will be received on August 26, 2010 for the North Pointe Elementary School early site package. She requested a Special Board Meeting to approve the bids. By Board consensus, the Special Board Meeting was scheduled for August 27, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.
Finally, Dr. Talmadge shared with the Board information concerning a Community Meeting to discuss public school education versus vouchers. The meeting was scheduled for August 23, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ravines Club House.
Mr. Norris made a motion the Board recess for five minutes, then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss Legal Updates and a Contractual Matter. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION
Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board reconvene in Open Session. Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Mr. Norris reported that no action was taken in Executive Session; however, action is required on the Contractual Matter.
Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Administration’s request to exercise our contractual right to require Lazer Construction to remove and replace its project manager on the Centerville and Concord Renovations & Additions projects. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion. The motion carried with six in favor and one abstention (Mack).
There being no further business, Mr. Zugg made a motion the Board adjourn. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent