December 18, 2014


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 .



Board members Linda Bryant and Catherine Maddox were absent. All other school board members were present for the board meeting held at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School.



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



The board held a public comment session to hear from constituents and employees.



The board took action on the following agenda items. Those indicated as first read, second read, tabled, etc., are still under discussion by the school board with action planned at a later meeting.


ApprovedMinutes of the November 2014 Board Meetings
ApprovedMain Street Academy Charter Renewal Petition
ApprovedBoard Policy IHF (8) – Graduation Requirements Class of 2015
ApprovedBoard Policy DFK – Gifts and Benefits
ApprovedBoard Policy & Procedure JBCA – School Admissions for Homeless Students
ApprovedBoard Policy JHC – Student Organizations
ApprovedRequest Board to Authorize Conveyance of a Sanitary Sewer Easement and a Temporary Construction Easement at Cambridge HS
ApprovedRequest Board to Authorize Conveyance of a Utility (electrical) Easement at the New Heards Ferry ES
ApprovedAlternative Floor Finishes & Floor Coverings per Educational Specifications and Design Requirements
ApprovedContracting Report for December 2014 for Items Between $100,000 and $1,000,000
ApprovedIFB No. 141-13, Doublewide Portable Classroom Building Leases and Installation
ApprovedFinancial Update
ApprovedMonthly Capital Programs
ApprovedDecember 2014 Proposed Budget Adjustments


After meeting in executive session, the board approved land, legal and/or personnel items, including changes on the personnel report.



Susan Baker, from IST at Taylor Road MS, to Coordinator of Exceptional Children

Sheila Connell, from IST to Assistant Principal at Ocee Elementary School



Terry Martin, Assistant Principal at Bear Creek Middle School (eff. 1/30/2015)

Theresa Thornton, Treasurer (eff. 12/1/2014)



Field Trip Report for December 2014

Employee Travel Repot for December 2014

Contracting Report for December 2014 for Items Between $25,000 and $99,999.99

Change Order Report for Errors, Omissions, and Unforeseen Conditions

Georgia High School Graduation Test – Writing 2014 Results

Policy Review Schedule
Board Policy AFC – Emergency School Closings

Operating Guideline AFC – Emergency School Closings