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Board Briefs – January 14, 2014, Work Session
 
"Board Briefs" is an unofficial summary of school board actions. Board discussion and agenda items are posted on the BoardDocs website, and the video and audio files of the meeting can be accessed by going to the Board Meetings Videostreaming website.


ROLL CALL
All school board members were present for the work session held at the school system's Administrative Center.


WORKSHOPS

The school board heard presentations on the following workshop topics:
Charter System Update

Construction Program Management Update
Teacher Selection Update

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office recently released the findings of its grand jury investigations from November and December 2013. The inquiry focused on what Fulton County Schools leadership has learned from recent issues affecting neighboring school systems, such as inappropriate test administration, loss of accreditation and school board conflicts, and how it will prevent such issues from occurring. After four hours of discussion with Superintendent Robert Avossa, School Board President Linda Schultz and other school leaders, the grand jury reported that it had very positive impression regarding the state of the Fulton County School System and its future.

RECOGNITIONS
Outstanding students, staff and/or schools were honored for state, national or international awards.

PUBLIC COMMENT
No speakers were present for the public comment session.

AGENDA ITEMS AND ACTIONS
Approved Legislative Recommendation by the Fulton County Schools Employees' Pension Board

After meeting in executive session to discuss land, legal and/or personnel items, the board approved the personnel report, including the following changes:

New Hires
Yalanda Bell, from Coordinator of Career Technology Education/Gwinnett County Schools, to Executive Director of CTE

Separations
Nanette Flickinger, Assistant Principal at Autrey Mill MS (retirement eff. 5/30/14)
George Freiberger, Principal of Crabapple Crossing ES
Marisa Greenlee, Chief Information Officer
Ronald Guster, Assistant Principal at Bear Creek MS (retirement eff. 4/30/14)
Woody Lott, Warehouse Coordinator (retirement eff. 1/7/14)
Deanna Rogers, Assistant Principal at Gullatt ES
Joy Schroerlucke, Principal of Holcomb Bridge MS (retirement eff. 5/30/14)

INFORMATION REPORTS TO THE BOARD
January 2014 Field Trip Reports
Employee Travel Report for January 2014
Contracting Report for January 2014 for Items Between $25,000 and $99,999
Change Order Report for Errors, Omissions and Unforeseen Conditions
ITBS Results - Fall 2013
Private School Report 2013-14