12/13/2001









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for December 13, 2001

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
December 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.

I.Overview of Pre-K Programs
II.Block Scheduling Report
III.Staff Reports
IV.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
December 13, 2001

I.

CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 8, 19, 27 and DECEMBER 5, 2001

IV.

BOARD RECOGNITION


4.1) Creekland Middle School, Middle School of Excellence in Reading


4.2) Theatre Arts Students, Collins Hill High School, One-Act Play State Champions


4.3) Brookwood High School, State Cross Country Champions


4.4) 2002 Education SPLOST Renewal Committee


CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD


4.5) Alex J. Mazuek

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-2004 General Office and Classroom Furniture
5.22) B-2011 Kindergarten Furniture


5.3) Gwinnett Retirement System Plan Administrative Committee Appointments
Recommendation that the Board adopt a motion to appoint John Green to serve on the GRS Administrative Committee.


5.4) Dacula High School Sewer Easement
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services requires a sewer easement across the property located in Land Lot 302 of the 5th Land District known as Dacula High School.


5.5) Re-roofing Gymnasium at Summerour Middle School
That the Board of Education adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.


5.6) Arcado Elementary School Sanitary Sewer Bid
This project consists of adandoning the existing septic tank sewer system and connecting the existing school sewer system to an existing off-site sanitary sewer system.

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.

VII.

BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION

VIII.

OLD BUSINESS


8.1) Policy GAAA - Equal Opportunity
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted


8.2) Policy GAD - Professional Development
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.3) Policy GAE - Complaints by Personnel
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.4) Policy GAK - Personnel Records
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.5) Policy GAL - Salary Deductions
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.6) Policy GAM - Mandatory Reporting of Employee Crimes
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.7) Policy GBC - Employment and Recruitment
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.8) Policy GBCC - Employment and Recruitment
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.9) Policy GBD - Personnel--Hiring
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.10) Policy GBD - Fingerprinting/Criminal Record Check
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.11) Policy GBO - Personnel Resignations & Re-employment
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.12) Policy GBP - Personnel Re-employment
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.13) Policy GBR - Personnel Attire and Safety
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.14) Policy GBRG - Non-school Employment/Personnel Tutoring for Pay/Endorsements
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.15) Policy GBRGB - Personnel Tutoring for Pay
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.16) Policy GBRI - Family and Medical Leave
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.17) Policy GBRIA - Judicial, Military Duty and Religious Leave
Staff is recommending this policy be adopted.


8.18) Policy GBRIE - Religious Leave
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.19) Policy GCDA - Hiring--Certified Personnel
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.20) Policy GCDB - Hiring--Classified Personnel
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.21) Policy GGE - Administrative Assignment
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.


8.22) Signage for Gwinnett Technical College
That the Board of Education adopt a motion to grant the building of a sign to be constructed and maintained by Parkway Media, Inc. on GBOE property, fronting on University Parkway (Highway 316).

IX.

NEW BUSINESS


9.1) Reimbursement Resolution
Recommendation that the Board approve the attached resolution certifying that the Gwinnett County School District (Georgia) Construction Sales Tax Notes, Series 2001 be retired and that the Board adopt the attached resolution authorizing the reimbursement of the General Funds proceeds with the 2002 SPLOST construction notes in January, 2002, if the General Fund is required to supplement 2001 sales tax receipts


9.2) Resolution Regarding Construction Sales Tax Notes
Resolution authorizing distribution of a preliminary official statement relating to Gwinnett County School District Construction Sales Tax Notes, Series 2002.


9.3) Superintendent’s Contract


9.4) Special Recognition