08/09/2001









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for August 9, 2001

Gwinnett County Board of Education Meeting
August 9, 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. Gwinnett Comprehensive Youth Health Survey 2000
          II. Demonstrate Disk in Panel Room
          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
          August 9, 2001


          I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

          II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

          III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JULY 12, 2001

          IV. CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

          4.1)

          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 Advanced Technology Center
          5.22) Lilburn Elementary School Addition
          5.23) Water Source Heat Pump Request for Proposals
          5.24) Carpet Request for Proposals
          5.25) B-0132 Television Studio - Norcross High School
          5.3) Lawrenceville East/Dyer Elementary School Sewer Easement
          Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority is requesting a sewer easement across GCPS school property adjacent to Hi-Hope Road.
          5.4) Dexter’s Farms Produce
          To designate Dexter’s Farms Produce as the source to supply produce to Gwinnett County Public Schools.
          5.5) Certificate of Completion
          Staff is recommending the Board approve the resolution certifying that all bills have been paid on the Pinckneyville Middle School addition.

          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) Combined Financial Statements for Local School Activity Funds Board Policy DIB requires that a summary of local school activity be presented to the Board.
          6.4) 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.
          6.5) GEMS Oversight Committee Appointments
          Charter parent/community members of the committee were asked to rotate off the committee or reapply for membership. Also, several educator vacancies needed to be filled.

          VII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION

          VIII. OLD BUSINESS
          8.1) School District Organization Policies
          The staff recommends that the following policies be adopted:
          DFL - Investment Policy
          FC - Facility Impact Statement
          JAB - Gender Equity in Sports
          JHA - Student Participation in Interscholastic Activity
          KB - Public Information
          KJ - Advertising in Schools
          LDAJA- Police Interrogations and Investigations
          The staff recommends that the following policies be rescinded:
          KBCC - Board News Coverage
          KCA - Public Participation
          KJA - Distribution of Flyers
          MDB - Interscholastic Activity

          IX. NEW BUSINESS
          9.1 Intergovernmental Agreement with the Buford City School District-- This agreement provides for the timing of the distribution of the SPLOST funds.
          9.2 Resolution calling for the renewal of the education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
          This is a resolution to meet the requirements for the renewal of the education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax