Madison County BOE Minutes...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2001


BOARD MEETING
 
SEPTEMBER 18, 2001
 
 
All Board of Education Members were present as was Mr. Keith Cowne, Superintendent. Also in attendance was Allen McCannon, Mitch McGhee, Laura Fair, Amy Denman and others.
 
Ms. Belfield made a motion to approve the September 18, 2001 Agenda with the following additions under Superintendent’s Report:  7.4 – Parent Conference Early Release; 7.5 – Request of early start of regular October, 2001 meeting;, and under Other Business: 8.4 – Madison County Retirement Saving Incentive Plan.  Mr. Patton seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to approve the August 21, 2001 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.  Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
There were no questions or comments from Board Members on the August, 2001 Financial Report.
 
There were no general public comments, nor were there any concerning the notice in the legal organ on the Internet Use and Safety Policy.  After discussion, Mr. Cowne stated that this policy will be reviewed for thirty days before being presented for adoption at the October 16, 2001 Board Meeting, with a copy being made available in each school and in the Madison County Board of Education.
 
Mr. Cowne presented a certificate to Mrs. Laura Fair, School Nutrition Director, for her completion of Online Report System Training, and thanked her for the work she does with the school cafeterias.
 
Policies DCCB-R, DJEG-E, DJEIA, DJ-R, IFBGA, IFBGA-R, JDE, JGC, and JGCB were provided to Board Members for a thirty-day review before being presented for adoption at the October 16, 2001 Board Meeting.  Copies of these policies will be available for review in the schools and in the Madison County Board of Education.
 
Mr. Glenn Cross, Mayor of Danielsville, was scheduled on the Agenda but did not attend.
 
Mr. Cowne discussed the Parent Conference Early Release schedule for October 25, 2001.
 
Upon the request of Mr. Cowne due to his attending Fall Bootstrap, Ms. Belfield made a motion to begin the October 16, 2001 Board Meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Mr. Patton seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Ms. Belfield made a motion to approve the following board policies that had been reviewed for at least thirty days:  GAK, GBI-E, IDF (2), AFC-R/EBBD-R, AEAB, AF, BBE, BCBA, and BD.  Mr. Patton seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Representatives from ENRON Corporation were present and discussed with the Board preliminary findings on ways to reduce operating costs of the school system.  After discussion, Ms. Belfield made a motion to enter into an agreement with ENRON Corporation to conduct a Final Facility Survey and Engineering Analysis of the Madison County School System.  Mr. Power seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
After discussion, Ms. Belfield made a motion to adopt a resolution to join the Georgia School Funding Equity Consortium.  Mr. Power seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to approve the following statement from Horace Mann Insurance so that plans can proceed to implement the Madison County Retirement Incentive Plan:
 
         The Madison County Board of Education will only provide matching funds ($25) for
         The Madison County Retirement Saving Incentive Plan administrator.  No other
         annuities of other companies will be matched under this plan.  The Madison County
         Retirement Saving Incentive Plan is only for BOE employees who are NOT under TRS.
 
Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Patton made a motion to enter into Executive Session to consider personnel matters.   Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
After discussion of personnel,  Mr. Patton made a motion to go out of Executive Session.  Mr. Power seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Power made a motion to grant the maternity leave request of Rhonda Crowe in the amount of 6-8 weeks beginning January 1, 2002.  Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
Mr. Power made a motion to adjourn.  Ms. Belfield seconded and the motion unanimously passed.
 
 
 
 
 



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