MINUTES

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE

Anderson, South Carolina

 

October 16, 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. Charles Lee Anderson, Mr. Rick Bradshaw, Mr. John William Caldwell, Sr., Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Jr., and Dr. Paul A. Talmadge.� Absent were Dr. William Mack Burriss and Mr. David Alewine.

 

 

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 the absence of Dr. Burriss, Mrs. Huitt called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m., and Dr. Talmadge gave the invocation.

 

Mrs. Huitt welcomed the visitors and the students from Anderson University to the meeting.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Mrs. Huitt requested that the SCSBA Delegate Assembly Official Voting Delegate Certification Form be added to the agenda as Item #11 and a Property Matter be added to the agenda in Executive Session.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the agenda with the additions as noted.  Mr. Caldwell seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Anderson made a motion the Board approve the minutes of the September 18, 2007 Regular Board Meeting as submitted.  Mr. Caldwell 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 Report – Mr. Brooks presented the monthly Financial Statement as information.

 

Next, Mr. Brooks reported that the district made its first draw down of approximately $1 million on the Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN).

 

Finally, Mr. Brooks called attention to the Financial Statement for the Pupil Activity Accounts, which was requested at the September Board Meeting.

 

Construction Update – Mr. Colman showed a slide presentation of the West Market, T. L. Hanna and Midway construction projects.  He also distributed and reviewed an updated construction schedule for each project.

 

 

AIR QUALITY ISSUES

 

Mr. Burriss Nelson, Anderson County Economic Development, Retail & Commercial Development, reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgates national standards for certain pollutants in outside air.  The standards that are promulgated are referred to as National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  He stated that the pollutants that are of concern to Anderson County, as well as the entire Upstate, are ozone and fine particulate matter, referred to as PM 2.5.  Mr. Nelson further stated that compliance with the NAAQS is determined by data collected from monitors, and that the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is responsible for establishing the monitor locations.  Mr. Nelson requested Board approval if a location for placing a monitor happens to be on Anderson School District Five property.

 

Mrs. Huitt stated that the Board would not make a decision at this time but would receive this report as information.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES REPORT

 

Approval of Proposed New Honors Course – Dr. Wilson stated that as programs such as AVID, STAR Academy, Ninth Grade Academy and evening courses are implemented, there is a need for increased opportunities for high level course availability.  The Administration recommended that the Board approve implementation of the World Geography Honors Course, World History Honors Course and American Government and Economics Honors Course.

 

Mr. Bradshaw made motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation to implement the World Geography Honors Course, World History Honors Course, and American Government and Economics Honors Course.  Mr. Caldwell seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Proposed New Elective Course – Dr. Wilson stated that the proposed new elective course is a general music elective that requires no prerequisites.  He further stated that this course will provide a hands-on opportunity for students to learn about music, drama and art history using instruments as well as academic content.  The Administration recommended that the Board approve implementation of the General Music I “Journey of the Beat” Elective Course.

 

Mr. Norris made motion the Board approve the Administration’s recommendation to implement the General Music I “Journey of the Beat” Elective Course.  Mrs. Mack seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Course Revisions – Dr. Wilson reported that according to the South Carolina Board of Education, English 3 Communications for the Technologies and English 4 Communications for the Technologies cannot be offered for English credit beginning in 2008-2009.  He stated that these courses will be eliminated from the Anderson School District Five Curriculum.

 

Approval of International Baccalaureate (IB) Resolution

 

Dr. Wilson stated that Concord Elementary School is interested in pursuing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program.  Dr. Wilson presented for Board approval a Resolution giving full support to Concord Elementary School’s pursuit of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program.

 

After some discussion, Mr. Anderson made the motion the Board approve the Resolution giving full support to Concord Elementary School’s pursuit of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program.  Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

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.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the lists of personnel as presented.  Mr. Caldwell seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Mahaffey reported that the kindergarten enrollment at Calhoun Academy of the Arts has increased significantly.  The Administration recommended that the Board approve hiring an additional kindergarten teacher and five kindergarten teacher assistants for Calhoun Academy of the Arts.

 

After some discussion, Mr. Caldwell made a motion the Board approve hiring an additional kindergarten teacher and five kindergarten teacher assistants for Calhoun Academy of the Arts.  Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion.  The motion carried with six in favor and one abstention (Anderson).

 

 

POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT

 

Mr. Norris reported that the Policy Committee met on September 17, 2007 to discuss the policies and/or administrative rules listed below.

 

On behalf of the Policy Committee, Mr. Norris made a motion the Board approve the following policies and/or administrative rules on first reading with the waiver of second reading.

 

EEA                      Student Transportation                                                     Revised

GBAA            Employee Sexual Discrimination and Harassment            Revised

GBAA-R Employee Sexual Discrimination and Harassment            Revised

IGCA             Service Learning                                                                       Revised

IHAL             Teaching About Religion                                                           Revised

IHAQ            Career/Transition to Work                                                      Revised

IHBC             Programs for At-Risk/Disadvantaged Students          Revised

JI                  Student Sexual Discrimination and Harassment         Revised

JI-R               Student Sexual Discrimination and Harassment         Revised

JLCD-R         Assisting Students with Medicines                                         Revised

JLD               Guidance and Counseling                                                        Revised

KF                 Use of School Facilities                                                            Revised

No second was required, and the motion carried unanimously.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

2007-2008 District Goals – Mrs. Bagley presented for Board approval the District’s Goals for 2007-2008.

 

After a discussion of the goals, Mr. Caldwell made a motion the Board approve the 2007-2008 District Goals as presented.  Dr. Talmadge seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Bagley reminded the Board that she would be presenting the 2006-2007 Annual Report at the November 20 Board Meeting.

 

Finally, Mrs. Bagley requested a Policy Committee meeting.  It was the consensus of the Policy Committee to meet on November 12, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

SCSBA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY OFFICIAL VOTING DELEGATE CERTIFICATION FORM

 

Mrs. Huitt asked if members of the Board were planning to attend the Legislative & Advocacy Conference and Delegate Assembly in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 30-December 2, 2007.  Mrs. Huitt and Mrs. Mack are planning to attend and would be the designated official voting delegates at the Delegate Assembly.

 

Mrs. Mack reminded Mrs. Bagley of the schools incorporating social graces (i.e. conduct, manners, etc.) into the classroom.

 

 

RECESS

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion for the Board to recess for five minutes then reconvene in Executive Session to discuss an Administrative Personnel Recommendation and a Property Matter.  Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

 

(7:51 P.M.)

 

 

OPEN SESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion for the Board to 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.

 

Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the Administration’s Recommendation for Assistant Principal at Lakeside Middle School.  Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

 

(8:46 P.M.)

 

 

 

 

 


              CHAIRMAN                                                           SECETARY

 

 

 

 


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Recording Secretary

As Approved By Superintendent