11/10/2005









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for November 10, 2005

GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
NOVEMBER 10, 2005


The regular Board meeting held in the Board Room at Lawrenceville East, 723 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville, 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 3:00 p.m. in a work/executive session in the Executive Board Room at Lawrenceville East.

WORK SESSION AGENDA

I. Textbook Management Processes
II. Grading Against the Standard
III. Student Assessment Reporting Tool (StART): Using Assessment Results to Maximize Teaching
IV. Staff Reports
V. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Executive session will be held to discuss pending or threatened litigation with the Board attorney; the acquisition of real estate; the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action, or periodic evaluation of personnel; and student discipline appeals.

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Public Hearing on Elementary Redistricting

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. The Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. for a work session the afternoon of the Board meeting; therefore, time to discuss agenda items is provided prior to the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.
AGENDA
November 10, 2005


I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF OCTOBER 13, 24, AND NOVEMBER 3, 2005

IV. BOARD RECOGNITION

4.1) Helene Brown, Frank N. Osborne MS, 2005 Georgia Social Studies Teacher of the Year
4.2) Gwinnett County Public Schools 8th Grade Social Studies Program, 2005 Program of Excellence, Georgia Council for the Social Studies
4.3) Gaurav Gupta, Suman Nag and Parth Tejani, Brookwood HS, Champions for the Southeast Region in the Army’s eCybermission Competition, United States Army
4.4) Meadowcreek ES, National Exemplary Learning Center, HOSTS Corporation


CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

4.5) Glenda Young and Betsy Buettner, Gwinnett County Association of Educators, American Education Week Proclamation


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 wants 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 B-6003 Retread Tire Contract
5.22) Bid B-6006 Printing of AKS/Choice Book
5.3) Banking Resolution
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to change authorized signers with Wachovia Bank to conduct Board depository and other cash management transactions.
5.4) Certificate of Completion
Staff is recommending that the Board approve the attached resolution certifying that all bills have been paid on Lanier MS.
5.5) Georgia Fund I Resolutions
Staff is requesting Board approval to authorize Wachovia Bank to conduct wire transfer to/from the Georgia Fund I Local Government Investment Pool.
5.6) Dacula Cluster Relief ES Water Meter Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the Water Meter Easement.
5.7) J. A. Alford ES Addition Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.8) Corley ES Addition Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.9) Dacula Cluster Relief ES New Facility Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.10) Buchanan HS of Technology Sanitary Sewer Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the Sewer Easement.

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. Also provided are budget amendments and a detailed schedule of investments and sales tax receipts.
6.3) 2002 Building Program/Construction Report
A listing of construction projects, with revisions, funded by the sales tax approved by voters in November 2001 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) Gwinnett County Public Schools’ 2006 Legislative Program
The 2006 Legislative Program summarizes critical issues impacting public education. The highlighted topics will be presented to the Gwinnett Delegation of the Georgia General Assembly to consider for initiating legislative change.
6.5) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI)
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion allowing GCPS to participate in the SACS/CASI District Accreditation process for the purpose of better coordinating accreditation with ongoing system improvement initiatives and state mandates.
6.6) Online Campus Update
Staff will update the Board on the GCPS Online Campus which has provided a flexible delivery model for high school instruction since 2001 through its online courses. An update on enrollment, staffing, student achievement, and the emerging partnership with the state virtual school will be presented.
6.7) Governor’s Education Finance Task Force Update
This report will be included on the Board agenda as needed to ensure that the Board is kept informed about the work of the Governor’s Education Finance Task Force and its possible impact on GCPS.

VII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION

Time designated for the Board and Superintendent to enter into discussion regarding issues of interest or timeliness.

VIII. OLD BUSINESS

8.1) Instructional Support Center (ISC) Update
Staff will update the Board on the status of the pending move into the ISC by GCPS personnel from four existing facilities.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

9.1) 2006 National School Boards Association’s Federal Relations Network Conference
Staff is recommending that the Board authorize certain members to represent the Board at the 2006 National School Boards Association’s Federal Relations Network Conference in Washington, DC, from February 5-7, 2006.

The Board will reconvene for continuation of executive session in the Executive Board Room.