04/13/2006









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for April 13, 2006

GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
APRIL 13, 2006


The regular Board meeting held in the Board Room at the Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee, 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 1:30 p.m. in a work/executive session in the Executive Board Room at the Instructional Support Center.


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Joint Meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Education and Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

WORK SESSION AGENDA
I. A Decade-Long Perspective: Past and Future
II. Staff Reports
III. 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 1:30 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
April 13, 2006


I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 9 AND 22, 2006

IV. BOARD RECOGNITION
4.1) Beth Guilbert, Norcross HS, K-12 Teacher of Promise Award, Foreign Language Association of Georgia
4.2) Lorena Cazares, Collins Hill HS, Georgia German Student of the Year, American Association of Teachers of German, Georgia Chapter
4.3) Patrick Najjar, Parkview HS, Highest Score on State German 2 Exam; and Stephen Joiner, Collins Hill HS, Perfect Score on German 3 National Exam, American Association of Teachers of German
4.4) Jill Tweedy, Collins Hill HS, Georgia German Teacher of the Year, American Association of Teachers of German, Georgia Chapter
4.5) Collins Hill Girls Basketball Team, 2005-06 AAAAA State Champions
4.6) Maya Moore, Collins Hill HS, 2006 Naismith Award, Nation’s Best Female Basketball Player
4.7) Norcross Boys Basketball Team, 2005-06 AAAAA State Champions
4.8) Norcross Philharmonic Orchestra, #1 High School String Orchestra in the Nation, 2006 American String Teachers Association
4.9) J. P. McConnell MS Scholars Bowl Team, Scholar’s Bowl Champions, Georgia Academic Team Association
4.10) Kristen Carney, Courtney Kennedy, Christian Morris, Alexandra Steeves, and Karen Wieloch, North Gwinnett HS, Credentialed Marketing Students, Institute for the Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Business
4.11) 1st and 2nd Place State Winners, Technical Education Program – Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)


CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
4.12) Stephanie Curry
4.13) Jeffery Berry

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, it 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-6011 – Art Supplies
5.22) Bid B-6012 – Custodial Supplies
5.23) Bid B-6013 – General Office Supplies
5.24) Bid B-6019 – Science Equipment/Supplies
5.25) Bid B-6032 – Calculators
5.26) Bid B-6034 – Replacement Transmissions
5.27) Bid B-6037 – Furniture
5.28) Bid B-6041 – Food Service Equipment for GIVE Center
5.29) Bid B-6042 – Food Service Equipment for Mill Creek Cluster
5.291) Bid B-6043 – Food Service Equipment for Grayson/Dacula Area Relief Elementary School
5.292) RFP-4003 – Audit Services
5.3) T. Carl Buice School, 1978 Addition Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.4) Shiloh HS Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.5) Shiloh MS 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) R. D. Head ES Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.7) Buchanan HS of Technology, Buildings D and E Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.8) North Gwinnett HS Stadium Re-Lighting Quote
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the proposed sole source, best-value contractor.
5.9) Duluth HS Stadium Re-Lighting Quote
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the proposed sole source, best-value contractor.
5.10) Level Creek ES Georgia Power Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the easement to Georgia Power.

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) GEMS Oversight Committee Recommendations
The Gwinnett Educational Management System (GEMS) Oversight Committee held its annual meeting on March 16 to review and recommend changes to the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Staff will review the GEMS meeting and the suggested revisions to the AKS based on input received from educators and community members.

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
9.1) 2006 SACS Certification for Gwinnett County Public Schools
The Council on Accreditation and School Improvement gives special recognition to those school districts in which all eligible elementary, middle, and secondary schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
9.2) Approval of GEMS Oversight Committee Recommendations
The Superintendent will recommend that the Board adopt the proposed revisions and additions to the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum based on the recommendations of the GEMS Oversight Committee, which reviewed input from educators and community members through AKS surveys and written feedback.
9.3) Renewal of IBM Strategic Partnership
Staff is recommending that the Board approve the continuation of the contract with IBM through June, 2012.
9.4) Issuance of 2006 Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN)
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt the attached resolution authorizing the sale of $150,000,000 in principal of tax anticipation notes for the calendar year 2006.
9.5) Designation of Board Delegate and Alternate to the Georgia School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly
The Board will appoint a delegate and alternate to represent the Board at the Georgia School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly on June 23, 2006, in Savannah.