09/08/2005









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for September 8, 2005

GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
September 8, 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. Youth Health Risk Survey
II. Assessment Update
III. School Improvement Update
IV. First Month of School Report
V. Staff Reports
VI. 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.

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
September 8, 2005

I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF AUGUST 11 AND 16, 2005

IV. BOARD RECOGNITION

4.1) Kent Kercher, Duluth HS, 1st Place in the Nation, National Geography Challenge, National Council on Geographic Education

CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

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.
5.3) Capital Outlay Application for FY2007
Staff is recommending that the Board approve the Capital Outlay Application for FY2007.
5.4) Georgia Fund I Resolution
Staff is recommending that the Board approve Wachovia Bank to conduct wire transfers to/from the Georgia Fund I Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP).
5.5) Buchanan HS of Technology Building B Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.6) Architect Recommendation for Knight ES Additions and Renovations
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to approve the architect recommendation.
5.7) Duluth MS Right-of-Way Deed
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the Right-of-Way Deed.
5.8) Duluth MS Right of Entry
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant a Right of Entry for Georgia Department of Transportation.

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) Governor’s Education Finance Task Force Update
This report will be included on the Board meeting 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 Gwinnett County Public Schools.
6.5) Grayson HS Technical Education Program Update
Staff will update the Board on the Grayson HS Technical Education Program, including enrollment, ongoing learning opportunities, and plans for future growth.
6.6) Safety and Security Plan Review
Staff will review GCPS’ safety and security plans for the Board.
6.7) FY2007 Budget Development Calendar
Staff is recommending that the Board review the proposed calendar of activities and dates associated with adoption of the FY2007 Budget. The budget development calendar will be presented for approval at the October 13, 2005 Board meeting.

VII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION
Time designated for the Board and Superintendent to enter into discussion regarding issues of interest or timeliness.

VIII. OLD BUSINESS

IX. NEW BUSINESS