10/11/2001









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for October 11, 2001

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
October 11, 2001


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.
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.
Business & Finance Division Report
II.
Managing Large Schools
III.
Assessment Update
IV.
Summer Staff Development Report
V.
Staff Reports
VI.
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. The Board will meet at 2:00 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
October 11, 2001


I.

CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 13 and SEPTEMBER 20, 2001

IV.

BOARD RECOGNITION
4.1) Brandon Luders, Duluth H.S. Senior, achieved a 36 which is the highest possible composite score on the ACT Assessment. He is the only student in Georgia and one of 31 in the United States to achieve this distinction.
4.2) Carrie Dagenharad & Gregory Hestor, these McConnell Middle School students are being recognized for receiving the NCTE Promising Young Writer Award.
4.3) Gwinnett Federal Credit Union, recognition for 40 years of service and commitment to education and our employees.
CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
4.4) Eugene M. Rowan

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) B-2005 Savin Copiers
5.22) B-2006 A/V Equipment
5.3) Resolution for Five-Year Facilities Plan
The staff recommends that the Board approve the Resolution extending an invitation to the State for their participation in the process.
5.4)Norcross H.S. Video Security System Bid
The staff recommends that the Board award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.

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) 1997 Building Program Revised Schedule/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) Investment Review Committee Report & Internal Audit Report on Review of Investment Transactions as of June 30, 2001
These annual reports are provided for information purposes.
6.5) Gwinnett Retirement System (GRS) Annual Report
This annual report shows the status of the retirement program and is provided for information purposes.
6.6) Legislative Update
Each year the Gwinnett Board of Education communicates with the Gwinnett Delegation to the General Assembly those issues that are critical in improving the impact of education programs.
6.7) 2002 Education SPLOST Information Update
An update on school system activities to inform the public about hte proposed capital program that would be funded by renewal of the current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for schools. Citizens will vote on renewing the SPLOST in a referendum to be held on November 6, 2001.

VII.

BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION

VIII.

OLD BUSINESS
8.1)

IX.

NEW BUSINESS
9.1) Strategic Technology Integration Extension Agreement with IBM
This Project Change Request amends the existing IBM Contract to include the Strategic Technology Integration Extension Agreement.
9.2) Board Member Recognition - State Department of Education
9.3) Policy IB - Instructional Goals and Objectives
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice.
9.4) Policy IC - Curriculum Development
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded. Information is contained in proposed Policy IB.
9.5) Policy ICC - Educational Research
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice.
9.6) Policy IDB - School Health and PE
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice.
9.7) Policy IDCA - Summer School
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice.
9.8) Policy IDE - Extracurricular Activities
The information is contained in Policy JHA, Extracurricular and Interscholastic Activity.
9.9) Policy IFCB - Field Trip Policy
Staff is recommending minor changes to this policy.
9.10) Policy IHC - Gateway Assessment Policy
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice.
9.11) Policy IHE - Promotion and Retention
Staff is recommending proposed change to reflect that promotion for social or other non-academic reasons is not permissable.
9.12) Policy IHF - Graduation Requirements
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice and state law.
9.13) Policy II - System-Wide Standardized Testing
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice and state law.