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Board Briefs – September 19, 2013, Board Meeting

Board President Linda Schultz and members Linda McCain, Linda Bryant, Julia Bernath, Gail Dean, and Catherine Maddox were present for the September 19, 2013, 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.


BOARD MATTERS
The school board voted to approve a contract extension for Superintendent Avossa.


SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Superintendent Avossa presented the following updates:

·   Spring 2013 State Assessment Update and Performance Overview
·   
District Survey Results


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 August 2013 Meetings

Second Read

Health Education Advisory Committee Material Recommendations

Information

Board Policy and Procedure Review Schedule

Action

Board Policy ABC– Board Member Legal Status

Approved

Board Policy and Administrative Procedure EBB – Emergency Preparedness Plans

Approved

Board Policy IDF– Inter-Scholastic Athletics

Approved

Board Policy IED (2) – Joint Enrollment/Postsecondary Options

Approved

Administrative Procedure – IFBGA – Electronic Network Access

Approved

Board Policy JBD – Attendances and Absences

Information

Board Policy GAG– Supervision/Evaluation of Family Members

Information

Operating Guideline - GAN– Employee Use of Tobacco Products

Information

Board Policy KMA – Public/Employee Use Of Tobacco Products

Third Read

Board Policy and Administrative Procedure - ICC – Educational Research

First Read

Board Policy GBRC – Professional/Classified Employee Work Day

First Read

Board Policy GBKL – Contract Employee Suspension / Termination / Demotion / Non-renewal

First Read

Board Policy and Operating Guideline - GCRC– Classified – Employee Work Day

Approved

Architect Appointment for the Heards Ferry Replacement Elementary School

Approved

South Fulton Elementary, Middle & High School Attendance Zone Redistricting Plan Update

Approved

New McNair Middle School Site Plan and Floor Plan Approval

Approved

Proposed Intergovernmental Agreement w/City of Alpharetta to Operate a Police Substation at Alpharetta ES

Approved

RFP 169-13, Contractor Operated Parts Store

Approved

RFP 163-10, Computer Hardware and Related Services

Approved

Financial Update

Approved

Monthly Capital Program Reports

Approved

Amendment to Fulton County Schools Employees Pension Fund Plan

Approved

Career & Technical Education (CTE) 2014 Local Plan

Approved

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

Approved

September 2013 Proposed Budget Adjustments


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:

New Hires
·   Tasha Guadalupe, from Teacher/Gwinnett Co. Schools, to Coordinator/Health & P.E.

Promotions
·   Rebecca Perkins, from Teacher at Alpharetta HS, to Assistant Principal at Alpharetta HS
·   Jacinta Toliver, from Instructional Support Teacher/Flat Shoals Center, to Assistant Principal at Campbell ES

Separations
·   Kathy Brown, Coordinator of School Nutrition


INFORMATION REPORTS TO THE BOARD
·   Field Trip Reports September 2013
·   Employee Travel Report for September 2013
·   Contracting Report for September 2013 for Items Between $25,000 and $100,000
·   Change Order Report for Errors, Omissions and Unforeseen Conditions
·   Spring 2013 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) Results
·   Spring 2013 End of Course Test (EOCT) Results
·   Grade 5 Writing Assessment 2013 Results
·   Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) 2013 Results
·   Race to the Top - District (RTT-D) Grant