MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

September 6, 2007

6:30 P.M.

 

 

The Board of Trustees of Anderson County School District Number Five met at Westside High School this date with the following members present: Mr. David Alewine, Mr. Charles Lee Anderson, Mr. Rick Bradshaw, Dr. William Mack Burriss, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Jr., and Dr. Paul A. Talmadge.Absent was 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

 

Dr. Burriss called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the Westside courtyard enclosure project options and other items as listed on the agenda.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Dr. Burriss requested that a Property Contractual Matter be added to the agenda in Executive Session.

 

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

 

 

REVIEW OF WESTSIDE COURTYARD ENCLOSURE PROJECT OPTIONS

 

Mr. Marvin Coker of McMillan Smith & Partners stated that he and Mr. Adair met with Mr. Bob Cook, OSF Director of the Upstate, to receive information on what could be done about enclosing the courtyard at Westside.Mr. Coker reported that because the two-story buildings have stairs that exit out into the courtyard, state code will not allow us to block the stairs or build anything in front of them that would prevent exiting out of the buildings.He further stated that only a wall-to-wall enclosure covering approximately half of the courtyard could be constructed per building code requirements; however, to do so would require significant renovations to the existing buildings at a very significant cost.Mr. Coker then presented three options for enclosing the courtyard at Westside High School.

 

After a lengthy discussion, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the modified original drawing, including an irrigation system for the green space area between the existing building and the new courtyard building, for enclosing the courtyard at Westside High School.Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

REVIEW OF AUXILIARY GYM AT T. L. HANNA

 

Mr. Coker again presented the preliminary drawings of the auxiliary gym at T. L. Hanna, showing recommendations by the State that would limit outside access to the courtyard area of the auxiliary gym while allowing access to the new building.

 

After some discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to further review the preliminary drawings of the auxiliary gym, with minor modifications and/or costs associated with the modifications, at the September 18, 2007 Regular Board Meeting.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION REQUEST

 

Mrs. Bagley stated that the Administration has great concerns with the larger student population at Lakeside Middle School (approximately 1000 students), the closeness of the school to the busy intersection, as well as the additional portables that have been placed at the school.Because of these concerns, the Administration recommended adding an additional Assistant Principal position that would help with the larger student population.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the Administrationís recommendation for adding an additional Assistant Principal position at Lakeside Middle School.Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

RECESS

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board recess then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss a Property Contractual Matter.Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(7:20 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Dr. Burriss reported that no action was taken in Executive Session and no action would be taken in Open Session.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(7:35 P.M.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent