04/14/2005









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for April 14, 2005

GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
April 14, 2005


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 3:00 p.m. in a work/executive session in the Executive Board Room at Lawrenceville East.

WORK SESSION AGENDA

I. GEMS Oversight Committee Recommendations
II. Georgia Conference on High School Improvement
III. Results-Based Evaluation System: Local School Plans for Improvement--Extensions
IV. Attendance Protocol
V. Staff Reports
VI. 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 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
April 14, 2005

I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 10 AND 21, 2005
IV. BOARD RECOGNITION
4.1) Dylan Lovin, Dacula HS, Highest Score in the State, German 2, National German Exam; Iva Franjkic and Anita Miocevic, Collins Hill HS, Tied for Highest Score in the State, German 4, National German Exam; Lauren Edson, Collins Hill HS, Georgia Senior Summer Study Trip Nominee; and Jasmine Ford, Mill Creek HS, German Study Trip Winner
4.2) Stacey Cummings, Peachtree Ridge HS, Georgia German Teacher of the Year, American Association of Teachers of German
4.3) Joe Fang, North Gwinnett HS, Perfect Score on the SAT
4.4) Duluth HS Chamber Orchestra, Rated Number One Public School Orchestra in the Nation, and Number Two in the High School String Orchestra Category, American String Teachers Association

CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
4.5) Jonathan and Valerie Rackard

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-5017 – String Cheese Processing
5.22) Bid B-5018 - Cheese Sauce Processing
5.23) Bid B-5019 – Toner Cartridges
5.24) Bid B-5023 – Beef Crumble
5.25) Bid B-5024 – Roasted Chicken
5.26) Bid B-5026 – Lightly Breaded Chicken
5.27) Bid B-5028 – Custodial Supplies
5.28) Bid B-5030 – Art Supplies
5.29) Bid B-5032 – General Office Supplies
5.30) Bid B-5037 – Warehouse Equipment
5.31) RFP-3017 – Banking Services
5.3) Mill Creek HS Stadium Financing
Staff is recommending that the Board authorize the issuance of stadium loan financing to Mill Creek HS in the amount of $1,000,000 for the purpose of visitors side seating, softball/baseball dugouts, concession stands and softball/baseball hitting facility.
5.4) Peachtree Ridge HS Stadium Financing
Staff is recommending that the Board authorize the issuance of stadium loan financing to Peachtree Ridge HS, in the amount of $742,636 for the purpose of practice field lights, softball/baseball press box, softball/baseball concession stands, etc.
5.5) Certificate of Completion
Staff is recommending that the Board approve the attached resolution certifying that all bills have been paid on Peachtree Ridge HS. The project was partially funded by the state.
5.6) Mill Creek HS Sewer Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the sewer easement.
5.7) Snellville MS Driveway Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the driveway easement.
5.8) Brookwood HS Permanent Construction Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the permanent construction easement.
5.9) Harbins ES Permanent Construction Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the permanent construction easement.
5.10) Duluth MS Replacement Sewer Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the sewer easement.
5.11) Benefield ES Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.12) Pinckneyville MS and Norcross ES Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.13) Rockbridge ES Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.14) Berkmar HS HVAC Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.15) Dacula MS 4th Floor In-Fill Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.16) Duluth HS Intercom Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.17) Instructional Support Center Re-Roofing Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to 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) 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
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt the Superintendent’s recommendation of revisions and additions to the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) based on the recommendation of the GEMS Oversight Committee with input from educators and community members through AKS surveys.
6.5) Final Legislative Report
The Board will receive a final legislative report on the status of education-related legislation in the current session of the Georgia General Assembly.
6.6) Update of Budget Development Calendar
The Board will receive an update of the budget development calendar adopted in September 2004.

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
Staff is recommending that the following policy be placed on the table for review until the May 12, 2005 Board Meeting:
9.1) Policy KB – Public Information
Minor changes have been made to this policy to reflect current practice.

Staff is recommending that the following policy be rescinded at the May 12, 2005 Board Meeting:
9.2) Policy JBCF – Admission – Gwinnett Technical College
Gwinnett Technical College has become a separate entity and is no longer under the direction of Gwinnett County Public Schools.