BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
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: ï¿½Mr. 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.ï¿½ Absent were Dr. William Mack Burriss and Mr. David Alewine.
NOTICE TO MEDIA
In accordance with the S. C. Code of Laws, 1976,
CALL TO ORDER & INVOCATION
In the absence of Dr. Burriss, Mrs. Huitt called the meeting to order at , and Dr. Talmadge gave the invocation.
Mrs. Huitt welcomed the visitors and the students
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.
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.
No one signed up to address the Board.
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.
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
Mrs. Huitt stated that the Board would not make a decision at this time but would receive this report as information.
Approval of Proposed New Honors Course – Dr. Wilson stated that as programs such as AVID,
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.
Wilson stated that
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.
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.
Mahaffey reported that the kindergarten enrollment at
After some discussion, Mr. Caldwell
made a motion the Board approve hiring an additional kindergarten teacher and
five kindergarten teacher assistants for
Norris reported that the Policy Committee met on
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.
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
Mrs. Huitt asked if members of the Board were
planning to attend the Legislative & Advocacy Conference and Delegate
Mrs. Mack reminded Mrs. Bagley of the schools incorporating social graces (i.e. conduct, manners, etc.) into the classroom.
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.
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
There being no further business, Mr. Anderson made a motion for the Board to adjourn. Mr. Norris seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent