01/11/2001









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for January 11, 2001

Gwinnett County Board of Education Meeting
January 11, 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 in the Executive Board Room for a work/executive session. NOTE: Executive session is 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.
AGENDA
January 11, 2001


I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ELECTION OF BOARD OFFICERS; REAFFIRM BOARD POLICIES; DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL MEDIA ORGAN; APPOINTMENT OF BOARD ATTORNEY

III. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 7 AND DECEMBER 14, 2000

V. BOARD RECOGNITION

4.1) Vickie McCrary, Collins Hill High School, Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award
4.2) National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Award in Writing
- Parkview High: Justin Burke, Matthew Joe, Richad Kmack, Eve Pallansch
- Shiloh High: Catherine Lee, Taryn O’Bra, William Porter
- Meadowcreek High: Lindsay Felty

CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

4.3) Dr. Barbara Blasch, Gwinnett County Association of Educators
Ms. Dianne Lockwood, Gwinnett County Association of Educators

VI. 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.
6.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.
6.2) 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.
6.21) Bid No. B-0091 Regulated Moving Services
6.22) Bid No. B-0093 SFN Smallwares
6.23) Bid No. B-0095 Tires


6.3) Certificate of Completion
Staff is recommending the approval of a resolution certifying that all bills have been paid on the Dacula Elementary School addition.
6.4) ServiceMaster Management Services Contract, Gwinnett Technical College
Staff is recommending the Board ratify and approve the continuation of the ServiceMaster Management Services contract originally executed on July 27, 1998 for an initial period of five (5) years, and any amendments thereto.


VII. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORTS

7.1) 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.
7.2) Monthly Financial Report
A consolidated comparison of all budgeted funds to actual expenditures and a balance sheet are provided in this monthly report, including amendments to the FY2001 budget. Also provided is a detailed schedule of investments and sales tax receipts.
7.3) 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.
7.4) High School Writing Test Results
Gwinnett students averaged three points above the Georgia average (94%) and two points above our comparison group of similar metropolitan Atlanta school systems (95%). Staff has provided a school by school breakdown of the results


VIII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION


IX. OLD BUSINESS

9.1) Policy BHA, Board Conflict of Interest
Staff is recommending minor changes to this proposed policy.
9.2) Policy AE, School Year
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B. 1187.
9.3) Policy AEA, School Calendar
Staff is recommending this policy be rescinded.
9.4) Policy DHA, Pay for Performance
This proposed policy gives the local school principal the authority to determine disbursement of Pay for Performance funds granted by the State Board of Education.
9.5) Policy BBF, School Councils
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B.1187.
9.6) Policy IKD, Ceremonies and Observances
Proposed changes in this policy address graduation ceremonies for Phoenix High School students.
9.7) Policy JBCD, Student Transfer Requests
Proposed changes in this policy are in compliance with state law.
9.8) Policy BDE, Review of Board Policy
Proposed changes in this policy communicate current practice and comply with GCPS Board Policy BDC, Policy Adoption.


X. NEW BUSINESS

10.1) Compulsory Attendance Age Policy
Proposed changes in this policy comply with requirements of H.B.1187.
10.2) Issuance of 2001 Short-term Construction Notes
Staff is recommending adoption of a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $100,000,000 in principal of construction sales tax notes for the calendar year 2001.
10.3) Gwinnett Retirement System Committee Membership Terms
Staff is recommending modifications be made to the Gwinnett Retirement System Plan Document, Section 10.01.