06/21/2001









GCPS Board Meeting Agenda for June 21, 2001

Gwinnett County Board of Education Meeting
June 21, 2001
          The Board of Education will hold two public hearings on this date in advance of setting the millage rate at the 7:00 p.m. session. One will be held at 11:45 a.m. and another at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room at Lawrenceville East, Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville. The open forum session will be held at 6:30 p.m. following the second public hearing.

          The regular Board meeting, held in the Board Room at Lawrenceville East on Hi-Hope Road, will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Board will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the Lawrenceville East Executive Board Room for a work/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
          June 21, 2001

          I. CALL TO ORDER, INVOCATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

          II. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

          III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 30, MAY 3, MAY 10, MAY 22, AND MAY 24, 2001


          IV. BOARD RECOGNITION
          4.1) Joanie Arcement, Gwinnett PTA Council Co-President
          4.2) Alton C. Crews Scholarship Award
          4.3) William M. Gifford Scholarship Award
          4.4) Creekland Middle School, Georgia Math League Contest, 2nd Place: Abigail Palmer, Chris Prosser, Neil Kulkarni

          V. CITIZENS AND GROUPS ADDRESSING THE BOARD

          5.1) Carl Finder

          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) B-0123 Marketboards and Tackboards
          6.22) RFP-2015 Armored Car Service
          6.23) Re-roofing of Gym at Grayson Elementary School
          6.3) Certificate of Completion
          Staff is recommending the Board approve the resolution certifying that all bills have been paid on the Magill Elementary addition.

          6.4) Lilburn Transportation Shop Temporary Construction Easement
          Gwinnett County requires a Temporary Construction Easement to extend an existing storm sewer line across the Lilburn transportation property on Arcado Road.
          6.5) Suwanee Elementary School Temporary Construction Easement
          Gwinnett County Department of Public Utilities requires a Temporary Construction Easement to upgrade the county’s existing storm sewer culvert.
          6.6) Simpson Elementary School Temporary Construction Easement
          The Gwinnett County department of Transportation requires a Temporary Construction Easement for the construction of a sidewalk along East Jones Bridge Road.
          6.7) Hamilton Mill Area Schools Tie-In Station Agreement
          Elite Lane, LLC is requesting that Gwinnett County Public Schools participate in 50% of the cost to upgrade the Hog Mountain Road tie-in station.


          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) 2002-2003 Proposed Calendar
          The school system will continue with a similar calendar for the 2002-2003 school year. This calendar, which ends first semester before winter break, has been associated with gains in student achievement.

          7.5) Gateway Update
          Staff will present a Gateway update.



          VIII. BOARD/SUPERINTENDENT DISCUSSION



          IX. OLD BUSINESS

          9.1) Adoption of FY2002 Millage Rates
          The Board will vote to set the 2001 maintenance and operation millage rate.
          9.2) Policy EBC, Data Access and Security
          Proposed changes bring this policy in compliance with current practice.
          9.3) Policy JCD, Student Conduct Behavior
          This proposed policy contains minor changes addressing possession of a pocket pager or electronic communication device.
          9.4) Policy IFB, Use of Electronic Media
          This proposed policy is in compliance with public law 106-554.
          9.5) Proposed Fine Arts Education Specifications Revision
          Staff is recommending the Board approve comprehensive Fine Arts Education Specifications.
          9.6) Growth Strategies Report Discussion
          Recommendations of the Growth Strategies Cross-Functional Action Team will be discussed.
          9.7) Naming New Schools - Progress Update
          School names will be recommended by the Superintendent after review and input from parents and educators through the school naming committees.
          9.8) School Council Business Members

          Staff is recommending business representatives be approved as members of the School Councils.


          X. NEW BUSINESS

          10.1) School District Organization Policies
          Staff is recommending these policies be placed on the table for input until the July 12 meeting.
          10.2) School Board Operations Policies
          Staff is recommending these policies be placed on the table for input until the July 12 meeting.
          10.3) General School Administration Policies
          Staff is recommending these policies be placed on the table for input until the July 12 meeting.
          10.4) Policy JHCA, Student Groups and Organization Policy
          Staff is recommending this policy be placed on the table for input until the July 12 meeting.
          10.5) Policy JCB, Safe Schools Discipline Policy
          Staff is recommending this policy be placed on the table for input until the July 12 Board meeting.