November 20, 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 member Catherine Maddox was 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 October 2014 Board Meetings
Approved2015-2016 and 2016-2017 School Year Calendars
ApprovedAP Spanish Textbook Adoption
ApprovedBoard Policy IHFA – Participation in Graduation Exercises
Second ReadBoard Policy IHF (8) – Graduation Requirements, Class of 2015
ApprovedBoard Policy JGFA – Restraint of Students
ApprovedBoard Policy DOP – Employee Pension Fund
InformationBoard Policy JGGA – Walkers and Riders
ApprovedRequest Board Approval Utility of (electrical) Easement w/GA Power Company at McNair MS
ApprovedPhase 3 GMP Approval for Hopewell MS Addition Project
ApprovedRFP 400-15, Sandy Springs MS Addition Project
ApprovedContracting Report for November 2014 for Items Between $100,000 and $1,000,000
ApprovedRFP No. 102-14, Print and Electronic Books
ApprovedRFP No. 107-14, Network Infrastructure Equipment and Services
​ApprovedRFP No. 154-14, Multifunctional Copiers and Digital Duplicators
ApprovedFinancial Update
ApprovedMonthly Capital Programs
ApprovedFY2016 Budget Calendar
ApprovedTitle 1 Fiscal Issues
DeniedFulton Sunshine Academy Renewal Petition
DeniedFulton Science Academy High School Renewal Petition
ApprovedNovember 2014 Proposed Budget Adjustments
ApprovedLegislative Agenda for Pension Fund
ApprovedBanking Resolutions
ApprovedSubstitute Adjustments

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

New Hires

Derrick Johnson, from Personalization Manager at Site Security, to Director of Information Security


Shannon Flounnory, from Principal at Stonewall Tell ES, to Executive Director of Safety and Security

Catherine Harper, from Principal at Evoline C. West ES, to Director of Title 1

Christopher Matthews, from Executive Director of School Social Work, Counseling and Psychological Services, to Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Jacinta Bouknight, from Assistant Principal at Campbell ES, to Assistant Principal at Bear Creek MS




Field Trip Report for November 2014

Employee Travel Repot for November 2014

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

Change Order Report for Errors, Omissions, and Unforeseen Conditions

Policy Review Schedule
Operating Guideline IHFA – Decorum of Graduation Exercises