01/10/2002









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for January 10, 2002

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
January 10, 2002

The regular Board meeting held in the Board Room at Lawrenceville East, 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 a work/executive session in the Executive Board Room at Lawrenceville East. 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.
WORK/EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDA
NOTE: 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.

I. ESOL XFAT Report
II. Phase 3 Transition Task Force Recommendations
III. Staff Reports
. Update on Administrative Training in Student
Discipline
. Accountability Update
IV. Executive Session

AGENDA
January 10, 2002

I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
II. ELECTION OF BOARD OFFICERS; REAFFIRM BOARD POLICIES; DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL MEDIA ORGAN AND APPOINTMENT OF BOARD ATTORNEY
III. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 13, 2001 and JANUARY 4, 2002
V. BOARD RECOGNITION
5.1) Ms. Geri Lynn Flanary, Teacher, Duluth High School
5.2) GCPS Facilities and Operations

CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
5.3)
          VI. 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.
          6.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 gpurchase are all identified.
          6.2) 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.
          6.21) Bid B-2012 Kitchen Equipment

          6.3) Resolution to Approve Explanation and Justification of Proposed School Organization and Distribution
          The Georgia State Department of Education requires a Resolution to approve the Explanation and Justification of Proposed School Organization and Distribution form (DE Form 1103, Page 5, revised August 1997).
          6.4) Architect Recommendations
          Staff is recommending that Board adopt a motion to approve the architect recommendations for additions at Richards MS, Dacula MS, Rock Springs ES, North Gwinnett HS and Snellville MS.
          6.5) Arcado ES Assignment of Sewer Easement
          Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority requires the Assignment of a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 121 of the 6th Land District, owned by Miral Patel.
          6.6) Arcado ES Assignment of Sewer Easement
          Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority requires the Assignment of a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 121 of the 6th Land District, owned by Kent and Mary Ann Weathersby.
          6.7) Arcado ES Sewer Easement
          Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority requires a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 121 of the 6th Land District, known as Arcado ES.
          6.8) Corley ES Assignment of Sewer Easement
          Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority requires the Assignment of a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 182 of the 6th Land District, owned by Victor and Julia Castillo.
          6.9) Corley ES Assignment of Sewer Easement
          Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority requires the Assignment of a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 182 of the 6th Land District, owned by Leslie G. Collins.
          6.10) Corley ES Sewer Easement
          Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority requires a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 182 of the 6th Land District, known as Corley ES.
          6.11) Board Meeting Schedule
          The Superintendent is recommending the Board meeting schedule for 2002.

          VII. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORTS
          7.1) 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.

          7.2) 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.
          7.3) 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.
          7.4) 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.
          7.5) SNP Quarterly Financial Report
          Documents have been attached to provide the Board with information on all cafeteria programs. This report is provided three (3) times each year to keep the Board informed of participation and financial status of each school.

          VIII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION

          IX. OLD BUSINESS
          9.1) Policy GBRIB - Leave (Sick, Personal, Adoption, Vacation)
          Staff is recommending this policy be adopted

          X. NEW BUSINESS
          10.1) Issuance of 2001 Short-term Construction Notes
          Staff is recommending that the Board adopt the attached resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $195,000,000 in principal of construction sales tax notes for the calendar year 2002.