06/23/2005









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for June 23, 2005

GWINNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
June 23, 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. Extracurricular Activities Participation
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION – Gateway Review Process
III. Assessment Report
IV. Staff Reports
V. 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
June 23, 2005


I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MAY 12, JUNE 6 AND 13, 2005

IV. BOARD RECOGNITION

4.1) Gwinnett County Public Schools, Program of Excellence for 2005, Georgia Council on Economic Education
4.2) Claudia Caycho, Norcross HS, 2005 Louise Radloff Scholarship Recipient
4.3) Suzanne Smethers, Parkview HS, 2005 Alton C. Crews Scholarship Recipient
4.4) Susan Patton, Collins Hill HS, Educator of the Year, Georgia Reading Association
4.5) Filberto Hernandez, Norcross HS, 1st Place in State – Spanish 6 Bilingual; Andrew Lyu, Norcross HS, 2nd Place in State – Spanish 4; and Carmen Rodriguez, Norcross HS, 1st Place in State and 2nd Place in Nation – Spanish 4, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
4.6) Berkmar HS Academic Decathlon Team, State Champions, Professional Association of Georgia Educators

CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

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-5019 Toner Cartridges
5.22) Bid B-5021 Bread Products
5.23) Bid B-5033 Copy Paper
5.24) Bid B-5034 School Food Nutrition Supplies
5.25) Bid B-5040 Can Liners
5.26) Bid B-5042 Towels and Tissue Paper
5.27) Bid B-5044 Five-Compartment Food Trays
5.3) FY2006 Comprehensive Plan for Special Education and Related Services
Staff is recommending that the Board approve the FY2006 Comprehensive Plan for Special Education and Related Services.
5.4) Re-Authorization of the Community Schools and Facility Use Agreement
Staff is recommending that the Board re-authorize this agreement.
5.5) Brookwood HS Permanent Construction Easement
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to grant the permanent construction easement.
5.6) School Bus Seat Replacement Services Unit Price Bid
Staff is recommending that the Board adopt a motion to award the contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
5.7) Certificate of Completion
Staff is recommending that the Board approve the attached resolution certifying that all bills have been paid on Glenn C. Jones MS.
5.8) Georgia Fund I Resolutions
Staff is recommending that the Board approve the authorization for Wachovia Bank to conduct wire transfer to/from the Georgia Fund I (LGIP) Local Government Investment Pool.

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 toward completion indicated.
6.4) GUIDE Agreement
Staff is recommending that the Board approve this annual agreement. This year will mark the nineteenth year that GUIDE has served Gwinnett’s need for a substance abuse prevention agency.
6.5) Gateway Review Report
Staff will review the recommendations of the committees that conducted the Gateway Assessment Review Procedure for 2004-05, as well as the action taken by the Board on the recommendations in the afternoon’s executive session.
6.6) Resolution for Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds
Staff is recommending that the Board approve a resolution accepting $5,000 in grant funding from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners for the purchase of two police bicycles and accessories for the school system’s Office of School Police.
6.7) Summer Leadership Conference Report
Staff will present a report on the 28th Annual Summer Leadership Conference held on June 8-10, 2005.
6.8) Instructional Support Center (ISC) Update
The Board will receive an update on activities surrounding the renovation of a former manufacturing facility into an Instructional Support Center for the school system.
6.9) Non-Traditional Educational Programs
The Board will receive a brief report on preliminary discussions about non-traditional educational offerings that are geared toward the particular interests, capabilities, or needs of Gwinnett’s students.

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
9.1) Update of Ground Lease for Early Learning Center at Gwinnett Technical College
Staff is recommending that the Board approve a ground lease between the Board of Education and Gwinnett Technical College Foundation to allow the college to construct an early learning center on its campus. The property involved will transfer to the State of Georgia, along with all Gwinnett Technical College property, effective July 1, 2005.