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Board Briefs – June 11, 2013, Board Meeting

Board President Linda Schultz, Vice President Linda McCain and members Julia Bernath, Gail Dean, Catherine Maddox and Katie Reeves were present for the June 11, 2013 board 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 concerned employees and citizens during its public comment session.


AGENDA ITEMS AND ACTIONS

Approved

Minutes of the May 2013 Meetings

Approved

Pension Board Charter Adoption

Approved

FY2014 Annual Audit Plan

Approved

2013 Title III District Improvement Plan

Information

Board Policy and Procedure Review Schedule

Approved

Board Policy ABB - Board Powers and Duties

Approved

Board Policy DCH - Periodic Budget Reconciliation

Approved

Board Policy EGB - Student Insurance Program

Approved

Board Policy IFGBA - Electronic Network Access

Information

Operating Guideline IFBGB (1) - Computer, Internet, E-Mail and Electronic Networks; IFBGB (2) - Acceptable Use for Local/Wide Area Network and Internet Access - Elementary Schools; IFBGB (3) - Acceptable Use for Local/Wide Area Network and Internet Access - Middle and High Schools

Approved

Board Policy JAA - Equal Educational Opportunities for Students

Information

Operating Guideline JD - Student Discipline/Code of Conduct

First Read

Board Policy BC - Board Meetings

First Read

Board Policy EEE - Wellness

First Read

Board Policy and Procedure ICC - Educational Research

First Read

Board Policy IH - Acceptance of Student Course Credit and/or Grades

Approved

Proposed Amendment to an Existing Easement Agreement at The Teaching Museum North

Approved

Northview HS Band Addition

Approved

North Springs HS Softball Field Renovations

Approved

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

Approved

RFP 148-13, Occupational and Physical Therapists

Approved

RFP 149-13, Speech Therapy Services

Approved

IFB 183-13, Supplemental Grocery, Meat and Meat Products

Approved

SS647-13 Microsoft Enterprise Software License

Approved

Financial Update

Approved

Monthly Capital Program Reports

Approved

Banking Resolution for Tri-Cities High School

Approved

Board Policy and Operating Guideline IFD-Continuous Achievement

Approved

Proposed New Cell Tower Leases

Approved

McNair Middle School Replacement Design and Educational Specifications Modification

Approved

June 2013 Proposed Budget Adjustments

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

New Hires
·   Pammy Darden, from assistant principal/DeKalb County Schools, to principal of Paul D. West MS
·   Felipe Jackson, from principal/Baltimore City Schools, to principal of Gullatt ES
·   Krista Hinton, from principal consultant/Illinois Board of Education, to coordinator of Exceptional Children
·   Tosha Oliver, from curriculum writer/DeKalb County Schools, to assistant principal at Westlake HS
·   Becky Patterson, from education manager K-12 of the College Board Southern Regional Office, to STEM director
·   LaKeisha Griffith, administrative assistant/DeKalb County Schools, to assistant principal at Banneker HS

Direct Appointment
·   Lisa Bracken, from analyst III/Budget, to director/Budget
·   Marvin Dereef, from executive director/Budget, to Deputy Chief Financial Officer/Finance

Promotions
·   Jacqueline Bowens, assistant principal at Palmetto ES, to principal of Palmetto ES
·   Nathifa Carmichael, from program specialist/Talent Management, to coordinator of Talent Acquisition
·   Shelia Connell, from instructional support teacher/Northwest LC, to coordinator of Exceptional Children
·   Kedra Fairweather, from Student Behavior program specialist/Northwest LC, to asst. principal at Westlake HS
·   Charles Gardner, from assistant principal at North Springs HS, to principal of McClarin HS
·   Michael LeMoyne, from assistant principal at Alpharetta HS, to principal of Hopewell MS
·   Bridgette Marques, from curriculum support teacher at Ocee ES, to assistant principal at Barnwell ES
·   Priscilla Matthews, from program specialist/Northeast LC, to assistant principal at Centennial HS
·   Tara McGee, from assistant principal at Medlock Bridge ES, to principal of Lake Windward ES
·   Cresida Moore, from STEM program specialist, to assistant principal at Creekside HS

Reclassification
·    Latrina Coxton, from compliance coordinator, to assistant principal at Randolph ES

Separations

·    Lenora Patterson, principal at Hopewell MS (resignation)
·    Gregory Thoms, assistant principal at McNair MS (resignation)


INFORMATION REPORTS
·    Field Trip Report for June 2013
·    Employee Travel Report for June 2013
·    Contracting Report for June 2013 for Items Between $25,000 and $99,999