February 19, 2015


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 Vice President, Linda Bryant was absent from the meeting. 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 January 2015 Board Meetings
Approved2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Board Meeting Schedules
ApprovedCourse Proposals for Biochemistry and International Baccalaureate Chinese, Year One and Two, Literature and History of the New Testament Era
ApprovedTextbook Proposal
ApprovedCourse Proposals for Digital Media Arts
ApprovedIB PYP Candidacy Application for Heards Ferry ES, High Point ES and Lake Forest ES
ApprovedDistrict Policy GAB-Employee/Student/Public-Non-Discrimination
ApprovedBoard Policy and Procedure GAMA – Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing
ApprovedBoard Policy JBC – School Admissions
ApprovedBoard Policy KMA – Public/Employee Use of Tobacco Products
ApprovedBoard Policy IJ – Program Evaluation
ApprovedCity of Sandy Springs Proposed Intergovernmental Agreement at Spalding Drive ES
ApprovedRFP 406-15, Conley Hills ES Renovation Project
ApprovedRFP 405-15, Love T. Nolan ES Renovation Project
ApprovedRFP 409-15, Crabapple MS Renovation Project
ApprovedRFP 407-15, Derrick Road ES Project
ApprovedRFP 408-15, Esther Jackson ES Replacement Project
ApprovedPhase 2 GMP Approval for Sandy Springs Charter MS Addition Project
ApprovedSouth Fulton Elementary and Middle School Attendance Zone Redistricting Plan
ApprovedContracting Report for February 2015 for Items Between $100,000 and $1,000,000
ApprovedIFB No. 126-15, Virtual Tutoring Services
ApprovedIFB No. 130-15, Wide Area Network (WAN) Solution
ApprovedFinancial Update
ApprovedMonthly Capital Programs Report


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


Mari Early, from principal of Mt. Olive ES, to principal of the new College Park ES

Adrienne Grainger-Smith, from principal of Oak Knoll ES, to principal of Mt. Olive ES



Carlene Millen, from principal of Randolph ES, to Area Executive Director of the South Learning Community

Eric Hollinhead, from principal of Langston Hughes HS, to Area Executive Director of the Northwest Learning Community



Susan Young, Assistant Principal of Hapeville ES (retiring eff. 5/29/2015)



Field Trip Report for February 2015

Employee Travel Report for February  2015

Contracting Report for February 2015 for Items Between $25,000 and $99,999.99

Change Order Report for Errors, Omissions and Unforeseen Conditions

Policy Review Schedule

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

Pension Update