07/10/2003









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for July 10, 2003

GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
July 10, 2003


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 Lawrenceville East at 1:30 p.m. to depart for a tour of the new Peachtree Ridge High School and Parsons Elementary School. A work/executive session will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Executive Board Room at Lawrenceville East.


WORK SESSION AGENDA

I. AKS/CQI Staff Development Report
II. Gateway Results Update
III. Staff Reports
IV. Executive Session

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.



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
July 10, 2003


I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JUNE 19, 2003

IV. BOARD RECOGNITION

4.1) Christina Alligood, 2003 Alton C. Crews Scholarship Recipient


CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

4.2) Heather Koffman
4.3) Doug Kalmeach
4.4) Jama Willbanks

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.
5.21) Bid B-3071 Paper Products
5.22) Bid B-3072 Delivery Truck
5.3) Architect Recommendations
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to approve the architect recommendations.
5.4) Richards MS Addition Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.5) Hopkins ES Addition Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.6) J. P. McConnell MS Sewer Easement
Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority requires a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 187, of the 5th Land District, Parcel #46, known as J. P. McConnell MS.

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/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) 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.
6.5) Gwinnett Technical College Accomplishments
A review of recent accomplishments at Gwinnett Technical College by faculty and staff.

VII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION

Time designated for the Board and Superintendent to enter into dialogue regarding issues of interest or timeliness.

VIII. OLD BUSINESS

Staff is recommending that the following policy revisions be adopted:

8.1) Policy GAD - Professional Development Opportunities
Minor changes to this policy reflect current practice.
8.2) Policy GAE - Complaints and Grievances
Minor changes to this policy reflect current practice.

IX. NEW BUSINESS

Staff is recommending that the Board’s policy-revision protocol be set aside and the following policy revisions be adopted:

9.1) Policy JCD - Student Conduct Behavior Code
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to reflect recent changes in state definitions and new federal definitions resulting from the No Child Left Behind law as relates to determining Persistently Dangerous Schools.
9.2) Policy JCDA - Mandatory Reporting of Student Crimes
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to bring it into compliance with the agreement between Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Gwinnett County District Attorney.

Staff is recommending that the following policies be rescinded at the August 14, 2003 Board Meeting:
9.3) Policy GBRB - Personnel Time Schedule
The information contained in this policy has been incorporated into Policy GBR Personnel Attire and Working Conditions.
9.4) Policy GBRG - Non-School Employment/Personnel Tutoring for Pay/Endorsements
The information contained in this policy has been incorporated into Policy GAG Staff Conflict of Interest.
9.5) Policy HAN - Staff Job Actions
The information contained in this policy has been incorporated into Policy HA Personnel Negotiations.

Staff is recommending that the following proposed new/revised policies be placed on the table for review until the August 14, 2003 Board meeting:

9.6) Policy GAG - Staff Conflict of Interest
Staff is recommending that the code and name of this policy be changed from GBRG Non-School Employment/Personnel Tutoring for Pay/Endorsements to GAG Staff Conflict of Interest to match GSBA suggested standards.
9.7) Policy GAK - Personnel Records
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to comply with current practice.
9.8) Policy GAM - Mandatory Reporting of Employee Crimes
Staff is recommending that information pertaining to Drug-Free Workplace be removed from this policy and added to the new Policy GAMA Drug Free Workplace.
9.9) Policy GAMA - Drug-Free Workplace
Staff is recommending a new Policy GAMA to contain information pertaining to a drug-free workplace currently contained in Policy GAM Mandatory Reporting of Employee Crimes.
9.10) Policy GBD - Fingerprinting/Criminal Record Check
Staff is recommending proposed changes to this policy to add clarity to the information currently contained in the policy.
9.11) Policy GBN - Professional Personnel Separation
Staff is recommending proposed changes that include changing the name of the policy from Teacher Non-Renewal to Professional Personnel Separation and deleting information in the policy pertaining to teacher tenure to match current law.
9.12) Policy GBR - Personnel Attire and Working Conditions
Staff is recommending that the name of this policy be changed from Personnel Dress and Safety and information from Policy GBRB Personnel Time Schedule be added to Policy GBR.
9.13) Policy GBU - Professional Personnel Ethics
Staff is recommending a new policy GBU Professional Personnel Ethics pertaining to compliance with the Professional Standards Commission Code of Ethics.
9.14) Policy HA - Personnel Negotiations
Staff is recommending proposed changes that include changing the Descriptor Code and Name from HAN Staff Action to HA Personnel Negotiations to match GSBA suggested standards.