September 23, 2017

Board of Education Meeting Minutes (03/13/12)

The Heard County Board of Education met in a regular meeting on March 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Franklin. Present were Chairman Roger Harrod, Vice Chairman Tim Holtzclaw, Mike Crockett, Morris Long and Superintendent Jerry Prince.

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

II. Mr. Crockett moved to adopt the agenda with the correction of Item VIII.B. to FY13 Tentative Budget. The Second was by Mr. Holtzclaw. Unanimous. See attachment book for agenda.

III. Mr. Holtzclaw moved to approve the minutes of the February 3,4,14, and 28, 2012 Meetings. The Second was by Mr. Long. Unanimous.

IV. There was no public participation.

V. Special Recognition

A. Mrs. Angela Thompson, Heard High School teacher and FBLA sponsor, recognized students for their recent accomplishments at the State Leadership Conference including Araceli Burgos and Jeesica Weed for 1st place in Desktop Publishing Team, Morgan Thompson for 1st place in Computer Applications, Orlando Burgos and Ami Devlin for 1st place in Business Presentation Team, and Chris Davila, Katie Harris, and Morgan Thompson for 2nd place in Business Ethics Team.

B. Ms. Ginger Toney, Heard Middle School teacher, recognized students for their recent accomplishments at the West Georgia Technology Fair including Nicholas Bradley and Alexis Nelms for 1st place in Animated Graphic Design for Grades 5-6, Madison Laprade and Michael Caldwell for 1st place in Multimedia Application for Grade 7, Andrew Loubet for 1st place in Multimedia Application for Grade 8, and Tyra New for 1st place in Non-Animated Graphic Design for Grades 7-8. Ms. Toney also recognized Andrew Loubet for placing 1st at the State Technology Fair in Multimedia Application for Grade 8.

C. Mrs. Stephanie McRae, Ephesus Elementary School principal, recognized Molly McRae and Victoria Caldwell for finishing in 1st place in Multimedia Applications for Grade 4 at the West Georgia Technology Fair and the State Technology Fair.

VI. Policy Matters. See attachment book for report.

A. Mr. Long moved to approve Policy GANA- Infectious Diseases (revised) and Policy JGCC- Infectious Diseases (revised). The Second was by Mr. Crockett. Unanimous.

VII. Central Office Staff Reports

A. Dr. Cole provided a school improvement report including information on registration for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and high school students, professional learning opportunities for teachers for implementing the new Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) for next school year in ELA and Math, planning and professional learning for improving reading instruction in elementary, and meetings to gather more information on the new performance measure for schools (CCRPI).

B. There was no transportation report.

C. There were no other staff reports.

VIII. Superintendents Reports

A. Financial

1. Mr. Prince reviewed current financial statements, activity in Debt Service account, SPLOST fund expenditures, and grant funds. Mr. Prince reviewed fund balances in system accounts and SPLOST revenue. Upon Mr. Prince’s recommendation, Mr. Crockett moved to approve the financial report as presented. The Second was by Mr. Harrod. Unanimous. See attachment book for report.

B. Mr. Prince updated the Board on work on the tentative budget.

C. There was no maintenance report.

D. Mr. Prince shared an e-mail from Mr. Ed Brown, Heard High School teacher, expressing appreciation to the Board for the recent science equipment purchased with SPLOST funds. Mr. Prince reviewed with the Board information on GSBA nomination process for officers and encouraged the Board to review GSBA’s draft legislative priorities for 2013.

IX. Items for Approval.

A. Mr. Crockett moved to approve the maximum class size waiver resolution for 2012-2013 as presented. The Second was by Mr. Long. The motion failed on a 2-2 vote with Mr. Crockett and Mr. Long voting for and Mr. Harrod and Mr. Holtzclaw voting against. Mr. Holtzclaw moved to approve the maximum class size waiver resolution for 2012-2013 with the resolution to include the ability to exceed class size maximums by: 1 to 5 students in grades K-12 Regular Education and Special Education classes, and 1 to 8 in English Language Learners (ELL), Gifted, Early Intervention Program (EIP), Remedial Education Program (REP), Vocational (CTAE), and Alternative Education Programs (AEP). The Second was by Mr. Harrod. Unanimous. See attachment book for resolution.

B. Mr. Holtzclaw moved to approve a contract for membership in West Georgia RESA for FY13. The Second was by Mr. Long. Unanimous.

C. Mr. Long moved to approve purchase of a sand blasting cabinet for the transportation program at Heard County High School using QSCB funds. The Second was by Mr. Harrod. Unanimous.

X. Personnel. See attachment book for recommendations.

A. Upon Mr. Prince’s recommendation, Mr. Holtzclaw moved to approve Jonathan Greene for contract for a certified position effective for the 2012-2013 school year. The Second was by Mr. Crockett. Unanimous.

B. The Board recognized the retirement of Reatha Burson from a certified position effective at the end of the school year.

C. Mr. Long moved to enter executive session to discuss the appointment and compensation of employees. The Second was by Mr. Crockett. Unanimous. The Board resumed regular session on a motion by Mr. Long and a Second by Mr. Crockett. Unanimous. No action was taken in executive session. See attachment book for affidavit.

XI. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Mr. Crockett and Second by Mr. Long. Unanimous.

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