October 18, 2018

Board of Education Meeting Minutes (01/27/15)

BOE MINUTES (01/27/15)

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(Franklin) — The Heard County Board of Education met in a regular meeting on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Franklin. Present were Chairman Roger Harrod, Vice Chairman Tim Holtzclaw, Ashley Awbrey, Mike Crockett and Superintendent Jerry Prince. Chad Wood was absent due to a job related emergency.

I.  Mr. Harrod called the meeting to order and Mrs. Awbrey gave the invocation.

II.  Mr. Crockett moved to adopt the agenda. The Second was by Mr. Holtzclaw. Unanimous. 

III.  Topics for  Discussion and/or Approval

A. After discussion, Mr. Holtzclaw moved to appoint Chad Wood as the 2015 Legislative Liaison for the Board. The Second was by Mr. Crockett. Unanimous.

B. After discussion, Mr. Crockett moved to deny the request of an organization to use a school facility on a regular basis. The Second was by Mrs. Awbrey. Unanimous.

C. Mr. Prince updated the Board on the Smart Fusion financial software changeover.

D. Mr. Prince and Mr. Wilson provided a facilities update and discussed the elementary school playgrounds, HES gym floor replacement, CES gym renovations, the 5 year facilities plan and possible SPLOST projects.

E. Mr. Wilson provided a transportation update and discussed State Health Benefit Plan insurance for school bus drives and considerations for bus purchases in FY16.  Mr. Wilson shared a GAPT position paper on health insurance. See attachment book for position paper. 

F. Mr. Prince updated the Board on FY16 budget preparations.

G. The Board discussed school safety.

IV.  Personnel

A.  Superintendent Recommendations

1.  Mr. Prince reported on the retirement of Tommie Thaxton from a certified position effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. 

2.  Mr. Prince reported on the retirement of Paige Harrod and Phyllis Wiggins from classified positions effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

B.  Upon Mr. Prince’s recommendation, Mr. Crockett moved to enter executive session to discuss an employment issue. The Second was by Mr. Holtzclaw. Unanimous. The Board resumed regular session on a motion by Mr. Crockett and a Second by Mr. Holtzclaw. Unanimous. No action was taken in executive session. See attachment book for affidavit.

V.  Mr. Prince reminded the Board of Whole Board Training scheduled for February 24, 2015 at 6 p.m. The topic will be Hiring and Evaluating a Superintendent.

VI.  The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Mr. Crockett and Second by Mrs. Awbrey. Unanimous.

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