MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

September 21, 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. 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 Mr. Paul Zugg.Absent was Dr. Paul A. Talmadge.

 

 

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 Mr. Norris gave the invocation.

 

Dr. Burriss welcomed the visitors to the meeting.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Dr. Burriss made a motion to change the order of the Financial Services & Operations Report (i.e., LS3P Presentation�Item #6A, Monthly Financial Reports�Item #6B, Construction Update�Item #6C) and to add Educational Foundation as Item #8.Mr. Norris seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Bradshaw made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the August 17, 2010 Regular Board Meeting and the August 27, 2010 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 Charlee Green, a history teacher at T. L. Hanna High School, as one of three teachers who has been named Social Studies Teacher of the Year for our district.This is the second year that Teachers of the Year have been named at each school level for social studies.This is a new initiative of the S.C. Council for the Social Studies to recognize social studies teachers around the state.

 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES REPORT

 

LS3P Presentation Mr. Brooks recognized David Anderson and Lisa Lyles of LS3P to present information with regard to color selections for North Pointe Elementary School.

 

In a PowerPoint presented, Mr. Anderson showed an overview of the approved exterior design concept with a view from SC Highway 81 as well as a walk-around of the entire exterior structure.

 

Concerns were expressed about the maintenance of the steel beam above the dining area window, whether the bicycle rack, as shown, was needed, the type of canopy over the walkways, and the glass on the outside wall of the gymnasium. The Board requested that the bicycle rack be removed and that further research be done on the safety of a glass wall in the gymnasium.

 

Next, Ms. Lyles presented material pallets with two color schemes. She showed an overview of the entire floor finish plan highlighting the main public corridor spaces, the entry-way and corridor of each classroom wing, the media center, and the auditorium. Scheme A consisted of red, yellow, green and shades of blue. Scheme B consisted of orange, yellow, gold, and shades of blue.

 

Concerns were expressed about the shade of green in the open areas of the media center in Scheme A. The Board requested that another color scheme be prepared reducing the green and/or reversing it to a lighter blue.

 

Mr. Anderson then presented a proposed roof sample in terms of the color scheme relating to the brick. He also presented proposed brick samples and an accent brick sample for the two-story space on the front of the school. The roof and brick samples were approved by Board consensus.

 

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

 

Construction Update In a PowerPoint presentation, Mr. Colman gave an update on the Robert Anderson & Glenview Middle School Construction projects; the T. L. Hanna Additional Parking project; and the Concord, Centerville, Whitehall, New Prospect, Homeland Park, Varennes, Nevitt Forest, and Southwood Renovations & Additions projects. He also distributed a Building Program Update Report.

 

Mr. Colman then showed pictures of the Cosmetology Lab at the Anderson V Career Campus. Mrs. Bagley reported that we have passed all of the Cosmetology Board regulations and classroom instruction has begun.

 

 

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. Norris made a motion the Board approve the list of personnel as presented. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

 

Dr. Burriss stated that five persons make up the Educational Foundation, with two representatives from the Board of Trustees.

 

Since he will be going off of the board in November, Dr. Burriss made a motion to appoint Mrs. Huitt as his replacement. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT

 

Mrs. Bagley recognized Dr. Wilson to give an update on the Driver Education Program. Dr. Wilson stated that at the last Board Meeting the Administration presented the option of offering Driver Education classes on Saturdays for $150/per student. The Board directed the Administration to pursue the possibility. He reported that approximately 200 students from both high schools have shown interest. He further reported that the Administration is preparing a letter to send home listing the criteria for the program. The first meeting with students is scheduled for October 9, 2010 at T. L. Hanna High School.

 

 

RECESS

 

The Board recessed for ten minutes, then reconvened in Open Session to continue with the Superintendents Report.

 

 

(7:35 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION

 

The Board reconvened in Open Session.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT

 

Mrs. Bagley requested a Building Committee Meeting to discuss the status of the community school at Nevitt Forest, groundbreaking for North Pointe and naming of school facilities. By consensus the meeting was scheduled for September 30, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley requested a Policy Committee Meeting to discuss legislative action that requires policy changes. By consensus the meeting was scheduled for October 5, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Rezoning Parameters In a PowerPoint presentation, Mrs. Bagley reviewed the Timeline for Middle School Assignment, a map of the current and future middle schools, Parameters in Guiding the Middle School Re-Assignment project. The Administration recommended Board approval of the Parameters in Guiding the Middle School Re-Assignment project.

 

After some discussion, Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the Parameters in Guiding the Middle School Re-Assignment project as presented. Mr. Alewine seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Next, Mrs. Bagley reviewed and distributed the Theme and Magnet School Report.

 

 

Mrs. Bagley then recommended Board approval to reinstate the $275 supply money to classroom teachers, library media specialists, guidance counselors, speech therapists, ROTC instructors, and school psychologists.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve to reinstate the $275 supply money per teacher for classroom expenditures. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Dr. Burriss presented two options on how to distribute the checks Option 1 would release the checks via accounts payable then have the teacher turn in receipts in accordance to IRS regulations; Option 2 would release the checks via payroll requiring the district to be responsible for the employer FICA and teachers to be responsible for employee FICA. The Administration recommended Board approval of Option 1.

 

Mr. Anderson made a motion the Board approve Option 1 as presented. Mrs. Huitt seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Bagley then presented for Board approval a letter from Dr. Burriss to all eligible employees stating when the checks would be distributed and how this became possible.

 

Mrs. Huitt made a motion the Board approve the letter as presented to include when the checks would be distributed. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Finally, Mrs. Bagley distributed information on the SCSBA Legislative Advocacy Teleconference scheduled for September 30, 2010.

 

 

RECESS

 

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

 

 

(9:20 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Zugg 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; however, action is required on the Student Matter.

 

Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board accept the Administrations recommendation regarding the student who requested a waiver of PE. Mr. Zugg seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

 

(9:30 P.M.)

 

 

 

 


CHAIRMAN SECRETARY

 

 

 

 


DATE DATE

 

 

 

 


Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent