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Board Briefs – December 12, 2013, Board Meeting

All board members were present for the December 12, 2013, board work meeting at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School. Board discussion and action items are posted on the BoardDocs web site.

The meeting was videotaped and audiotaped, and files can be accessed by going to the Board Meetings Videostreaming web site.


RECOGNITIONS

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


PUBLIC COMMENT
The board heard from citizens and/or employees during the public comment session.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
·   Graduation Rate
·   
CCRPI 2013 Update
·   
Pension Board Legislative Update


AGENDA ITEMS AND ACTIONS

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

Approved

Minutes of the November 2013 Board Meetings

Approved

New Course Proposals: Forensic Science, International Baccalaureate Film SL, Mythology, U. S. History in Film

Approved

Textbook Funding

Approved

Amana Academy Charter Renewal

Approved

Fulton Science Academy High School’s request to rescind the current contract obligations so charter school may submit a petition to the Georgia Charter Schools Commission

Information

Board Policy and Procedure Review Schedule

Approved

Charter System Policy ABBB – Exercise of the Fulton County Schools Charter System Waiver

Approved

Board Policy and Administrative Procedure GBU – Employee Misconduct

Approved

Board Policy and Administrative Procedure GCD – Classified - Hiring

Approved

Board Policy and Administrative Procedure ICC – Educational Research

Approved

Board Administrative Procedure IH – Acceptance of Student Course Credit and/or Grades

Approved

Board Policy JBC – School Admissions

Approved

Board Policy JBCD – Transfers and Withdrawals

Approved

Board Policy JBD – Attendance and Absences

Approved

Waiver of Board Policies AF –School Day

Approved

Waiver of Board Policies GBBD – Professional - Certification

Approved

Waiver of Board Policy IDDD – Program for the Intellectually Gifted

Approved

Waiver of Board Policies IHF (7) – Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2013 and IHF (8) – Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015

First Read

Board Policy and Administrative Procedure EGAE - Annuities

First Read

Board Policy GBD - Professional - Positions/Hiring

First Read

Board Policy JQK – Foreign Exchange Students

Approved

Proposed Lease Agreement between North Maintenance Facility & St. James UMC

Approved

City of Roswell Requests an Easement for a Multiuse Path in Roswell

Approved

Certificate of Completion for new Cambridge HS Facility

Approved

Architect Appointments for Capital Improvement Renovation Projects-Phase 3

Approved

McNair MS Replacement Site Preparation Project

Approved

Seaborn Lee ES and Brookview ES Renovation Project

Approved

Increase in Proposed Square Footage for the new Heards Ferry Replacement School

Approved

Contracting Report for December 2013 for Items Between $100,000 and $1,000,000

Approved

IFB No. 109-14, School Furniture

Approved

IFB No. 141-13, Doublewide Portable Classroom Building Leases and Installation

Approved

RFP No. 120-12, Modular Classrooms

Approved

IFB No. 139-10, Natural Gas

Approved

Financial Update

Approved

Monthly Capital Programs Report

Approved

Recommendation of Pension Board Member

Approved

Westlake HS Baseball Field Correction Work

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

Promotions
·   Jacqueline Beard-Cathey, from School Social Worker, to Coordinator of Social Work
·   Carrie Pitchford, from Assistant Principal at High Point ES, to Principal at school


INFORMATION REPORTS TO THE BOARD
·   December 2013 Field Trip Reports
·   Employee Travel Report for December 2013
·   Contracting Report for December 2013 for Items Between $25,000 and $99,999
·   Change Order Report for Errors, Omissions and Unforeseen Conditions
·   Fall 2013 GHSGT-Writing Results