October 23, 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 .


All 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 September 2014 Board meetings
First read2015-2016 and 2016-2017 School Year Calendars
ApprovedBoard Policy EED – Sales of Food on School Premises
ApprovedBoard Policy KEB – Fund Raising
First ReadBoard Policy IHFA – Graduation Exercises
First ReadBoard Policy IHF (8)- Graduation Requirements, Class of 2015
ApprovedBoard Policy and Administrative Procedure DICA-Replacement of School Property
ApprovedBoard Policy DFAA-Tax Allocation District
ApprovedAdministrative Procedure DJE-Purchasing
ApprovedBoard Policy EF-Business Continuity Plan
ApprovedBoard Policy and Administrative Procedure IDDF- Special Education-Student Support Teams
First ReadBoard Policy DOP-Employee Pension Fund
First ReadBoard Policy JGFA-Restraint of Students
ApprovedRequest for Fee Waiver by Great Commission Ministries International
ApprovedBoard Resolution to Withdraw Crabapple MS Additions and Modifications From Previous DOE Applications for Capital Outlay Funds
ApprovedArchitect Appointments for Capital Improvement Renovation Projects – Phase 4
ApprovedPhase 2 GMP Approval for Autrey Mill MS Addition Project
ApprovedPhase 2 GMP Approval for Hopewell MS Addition Project
ApprovedProposed Modifications to High School Educational Specifications
ApprovedStatewide Contract Number 0748, Furniture, Fixture & Equipment for the New Administrative Center & North Learning Center
ApprovedContracting Report for October 2013 for Items Between $100,000 and $1,000,000
ApprovedFinancial Update
ApprovedMonthly Capital Programs Report
First ReadFY2016 Budget Calendar
ApprovedSPLOST Performance Audit



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

The School Board approved an extension of Superintendent Robert Avossa's contract through June 30, 2017.

New Hires

Kimberly Jackson, from Program Director/Tuscaloosa County School System, to Coordinator of School Nutrition


Brian Jones, from Assistant Principal at Milton HS, to Interim Principal at Milton HS

Berthena Oradele, from Supervisor of School Nutrition, to Coordinator or School Nutrition

Margaret Pupillo, from Area Executive Director of the Northwest Learning Community, to Area Superintendent of the Northwest Learning Community


Godfrey Noe, Director/Warehouse & Enterprise Architecture (resig. eff. 10/31/14)

Victor Shandor, Area Superintendent of the Northwest Learning Community (resig. Eff. 10/31/14)



Field Trip Report for October 2014

Employee Travel Report for October 2014

Contracting Report for October 2014 for Items Between $25,000 and $99,999

Change Order Report for Errors, Omissions and Unforeseen Conditions

2014 SAT Results

2014 ACT Results

2014 Advanced Placement Results

Policy Review Schedule

Board Policy EE – School Nutrition Program

Operating Guideline IHFA-Decorum of Graduation Exercises

Board Policy JQK-Foreign Exchange Students