09/13/2001









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for September 13, 2001

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
September 13, 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.

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Review of GCPS’ Website
Virtual School
Testing Update
Gateway Alternative Committee Report
Staff Reports
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
September 13, 2001


I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF AUGUST 9 and AUGUST 30, 2001

IV. BOARD RECOGNITION

4.1) John Blesener, South Gwinnett H.S., 1st Place, Nationals, Computer Networking/Concepts and Fenil Ghodadra, Shiloh H.S., 2nd Place, Nationals, Business Calculations

CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

4.2) Cindi Wilson
4.3) Charles W. Skala


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) Gwinnett Technical College Horticultural Building
5.3) Certificate of Completion
Staff is recommending the Board approve the resolution certifying that all bills have been paid on the Chattahoochee Elementary School addition.



5.4) Capital Outlay Application and HB 1187 Application
Staff is recommending the Board approve the Capital Outlay Application and HB1187 Application.
5.5) Old Snellville Highway 124 Maintenance Facility - Water Meter Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board grant the Water Meter Easement.
5.6) J.A. Alford Elementary School Sewer Easement
Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority is requesting a sewer easement across the property known as J.A. Alford Elementary School.


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) Fiscal Year 2003 Budget
The staff recommends that the Board approve a motion to adopt the Fiscal Year 2003 budget development calendar.
6.5) GUIDE Agreement
This is an annual contract entered into between the Gwinnett County Board of Education and the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.
6.6) Testing Update
An update on SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement, CRCT, and Stanford 9/ITBS Comparison will be provided.

VII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION


VIII. OLD BUSINESS
8.1)


IX. NEW BUSINESS
9.1 Board Member Recognition - GSBA Training