02/08/2001









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for February 8, 2001

Gwinnett County Board of Education Meeting
February 8, 2001

The regular Board meeting held in the Board Room at Lawrenceville East on Hi-Hope Road will begin with the open forum at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. Preceding the regular meeting, the Board will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the Executive Board Room for a work/executive session.
Note to Citizens
Board Agendas with supporting documentation are given to the Board of Education for their review seven (7) days prior to the meeting date. Staff is available during this time to answer questions or provide additional materials to board members.


AGENDA
February 8, 2001


I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JANUARY 9 AND JANUARY 11, 2001

IV. BOARD RECOGNITION

4.1) Sara Halliburton and Michelle Jude, Berkeley Lake Elementary, International Media Festival, 1st Place
4.2) Collins Hill High School Cross Country Team and Coach Matt Johnson


CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

4.3) Dr. Barbara Blasch & Ms. Dianne Lockwood, Gwinnett County Association of Educators
4.4) Ms. Beth Smith, Gwinnett County Association of Educators

V. CONSENT AGENDA

The Consent Agenda allows the Board of Education to act on routine items of
business as a series. If a Board member needs additional information or clarification, an item can remain on the Consent Agenda. If a Board member or members want to discuss or debate an item, the item should be removed from the Consent Agenda and placed at the proper place on the agenda.
5.l) Purchase Orders
This is a monthly report that lists all purchase orders of $2,000 or more. The vendor, the item(s) purchased, the destination of the item(s), the budget account, the dollar amount and the method of purchase are all identified.
5.2) Bids:
Sealed bids have been taken for various services and products. The dollar volume of purchases requires Board approval before obtaining the services or products with budgeted funds.
5.21) Bid No. B-0088 Science Catalog Discount
5.22) Bid No. B-0099 Custodial Supplies
5.3) Walton EMC Loan for Parkview High School
Staff is recommending acceptance of a no interest loan from Walton EMC for installation of tennis court lights at Parkview High School.
5.4) Bethesda/Benefield Relief Elementary School Water Meter Easement
The Department of Public Utilities is requesting a water meter easement on property described as Bethesda/Benefield Relief Elementary School.
5.5) Berkmar High School Addition Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.6) Duluth High School Gymnasium Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.7) Elementary School and Middle School Door Hardware Replacement Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.8) Lawrenceville East Sewer Easement
Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton Creative Enterprises, Inc. requests a sewer easement across the property known as Lawrenceville East Complex.
5.9) Sugarloaf Area Elementary School and High School Water Meter Easement
The Department of Public Utilities is requesting a water meter easement on the property described as Sugarloaf Area Elementary School and High School.
5.10) Grayson Area Elementary School Water Meter Easement
The Department of Public Utilities is requesting a water meter easement on the property being described as Grayson Area Elementary School.
5.11) Hamilton Mill/Harmony Area Elementary School Site Work Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.12) Hamilton Mill/Harmony Area Elementary School Sewer Easement
The Department of Public Utilities requires a sewer easement to provide service to the school being described as Hamilton Mill/Harmony Area Elementary School.
5.13) Hamilton Mill/Harmony Area Elementary School Water Meter Easement
The Department of Public Utilities requires a water meter easement on the property being described as Hamilton Mill/Harmony Area Elementary School.
5.14) Minor/Kanoheda Relief Elementary School Site Work Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.15) Minor/Kanoheda Area Elementary School Water Meter Easement
The Department of Public Utilities is requesting a water meter easement on the property described as Minor/Kanoheda Area Elementary School.
5.16) Shiloh High School Addition Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.17) Sugar Hill Area Elementary School Site Work Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.18) Sugar Hill Area Elementary School Water Meter Easement
The Department of Public Utilities is requesting a water meter easement on the property being described as Sugar Hill Area Elementary School.
5.19) Sugar Hill Area Elementary School Sewer Easement
The Department of Public Utilities is requesting a sewer easement to provide service to the property described as Sugar Hill Area Elementary School.
5.20) Sugarloaf Area Elementary School and High School Site Work Bid
Staff is recommending the Board award this contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.21) Sugarloaf Area Elementary School and High School Sewer Easement
The Department of Public Utilities requires a sewer easement to provide service to the property described as Sugarloaf Area Elementary School and High School.


VI. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORTS

6.1) Personnel
This monthly report lists all employees being hired, taking a leave of absence, and terminating employment. Board members will receive an updated list at the meeting.
6.2) Monthly Financial Report
A consolidated comparison of all budgeted funds to actual expenditures and a balance sheet are provided in this monthly report, including amendments to the FY2001 budget. Also provided is a detailed schedule of investments and sales tax receipts.
6.3) 1997 Building Program/Construction Report
A listing of construction projects, with revisions, funded by the sales tax approved by voters in March 1997 is shown with the current status and schedule indicated. A separate listing is provided of all major construction contracts that are in progress with the project name, contractor, contract price and progress toward completion indicated.
6.4) GEMS Oversight Committee Recommendations
Staff is recommending revisions, deletions, and additions to the AKS based on the recommendation of the GEMS Oversight Committee with input from educators and community members through AKS surveys.
6.5) PTA Day in Gwinnett County Public Schools
The School Board annually adopts a resolution proclaiming the anniversary of the founding of the National PTA as PTA Day in Gwinnett County Public Schools.

VII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION

VIII. OLD BUSINESS
8.1) Compulsory Attendance Age Policy
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B.1187.
8.2) GSBA Standards for a Local Board of Education
By approval, the Board would certify that the Gwinnett County Board of Education is in total compliance with Standards for a Local Board of Education as recommended by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA).

IX. NEW BUSINESS

9.1) Policy JGCB, Pre-Enrollment of Two Year Olds
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B.1187
9.2) Policy IEIA, Student Support Team
This proposed policy allows school personnel and parents/guardians to determine that there is a reasonable cause to bypass the SST process for a student. Documentation in the student's record shall clearly justify such action and include whether the parent and/or guardian agree with the decision.

9.3) Policy JDD, Consequences for Offenses
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B.1187.
9.4) Policy GBN, Personnel Separation
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B.1187.
9.5) Policy JCDBA, Electronic Pagers
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B.1187.
9.6) Policy DIB, Financial Reports
This proposed policy complies with current practice.
9.7) School Council Businesspersons
The establishment of school councils at each school is in compliance with
H.B. 1187. Knight Elementary, Magill Elementary, Crews Middle and Grayson High represent a pilot project in GCPS to implement school councils.