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School Board Special Work Session - Oct. 28, 2010

Bulloch County Board of Education
Minutes of Special/Work Session Board Meeting
October 28, 2010

The Bulloch County Board of Education met in a Special/Work Session Meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Central Office. Board members present were as follows: Edwin Hill, Kenny Stone, David Ball, Scott Bohlke, Susan Riley, Maurice Hill, Mike Herndon and Vernon Littles. Superintendent Lewis Holloway, Assistant Superintendents Charles Wilson, Kevin Judy, Craig Liggett, Fran Stephens, Jody Woodrum.

Upon motion by Scott Bohlke, and second by Kenny Stone, the meeting was called to order. (7:0)

Mike Herndon arrived.

Upon motion by Edwin Hill, and second by Scott Bohlke, the Board unanimously voted to adopt the agenda with the addition of Field Trips and Excursions Policy to Old Business, Review of District Goals to New Business as discussion, Remove Proposal with Deborah Harvey from the agenda, and add Property to Executive Session. (8:0)

Susan Riley led the Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.

During the Superintendent's Comments, Sallie Zetterower Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Ansley Mays demonstrated to the Board how she has used her Foundation for Public Education Grant to creatively teach mathematics, reading and language arts with a Wii game system. Knowing that the technology was popular with her students, she researched the product online to develop a way to use it to engage students to learn their academic skills while having fun. She uses Wii activities as a fun, reward tool to review key Georgia Performance Standards skills with her students. Dr. Holloway announced the Board will meet on Tuesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Office for the Superintendent's Evaluation.

Charles Howell and Susan Sneathen made suggestions regarding the Field Trips and Excursions Policy during Public Participation.

After review and recommendation by the Superintendent, upon motion by Kenny Stone and second by Mike Herndon, the Board approved the bid by Dabbs & Williams Construction in the amount of $2,667,000 and agreed for the Superintendent to work on value-engineering down from 2,667,000 to 2,367,000 the Statesboro High School Fieldhouse Bid. The amount includes the base bid of $2,619,000 and an additive alternate for epoxy flooring for $48,000. (6:2) (Nay - Littles and M. Hill)

There was discussion regarding Field Trips and Excursions Policy - IFCB and a review of the revisions since the last meeting. The policy remains on the table until the next meeting.

After review and recommendation by the Superintendent, upon motion by Edwin Hill, and second by Mike Herndon, the Board unanimously approved the Portal High School weight equipment bid by ProMaxima in the amount of $19,896.00. (8:0)

After review and recommendation by the Superintendent, upon motion by Kenny Stone, and second by Edwin Hill, the Board unanimously approved the Statesboro High School Easements for the City of Statesboro. One of which is a utility easement for Fleming Drive and the other is a storm water drainage easement along the property line. (8:0)

After review and recommendation by the Superintendent, upon motion by Scott Bohlke, and second by Maurice Hill, the Board unanimously voted to place the Teacher Laptop: 3 Year Lease/Refresh Proposal on the table. (8:0)

Dr. Holloway reviewed the District Goals.

Upon motion by Scott Bohlke, and second by Mike Herndon, the Board unanimously voted to enter into executive session to discuss the future acquisition of real estate: (O.C.G.A. 50-14-3-(4)); to discuss or deliberate upon the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a public officer or employee, (O.C.G.A. 50-14-3(6). Board Members present at the time of executive session were as follows: David Ball, Kenny Stone, Edwin Hill, Maurice Hill, Vernon Littles, Mike Herndon, Susan Riley and Scott Bohlke. (8:0)

Upon motion by Vernon Littles, and second by Scott Bohlke, the Board unanimously voted to return to open session. Board members present at the time of the return to open session were as follows: David Ball, Mike Herndon, Susan Riley, Scott Bohlke, Kenny Stone, Edwin Hill, Maurice Hill, and Vernon Littles. (8:0)

After review and recommendation by the Superintendent, upon motion by Susan Riley, and second by Mike Herndon, the Board unanimously approved the Personnel Recommendations which are made a part of these minutes by reference. (Classified employees are employed at the will of the Board; certified employees are employed contingent upon the receipt of criminal background checks satisfactory to the Superintendent and Board.) (8:0)

There being no further business, upon motion by Scott Bohlke, and second by Kenny Stone, the Board unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting. (8:0)

 

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