Iredell-Statesville Board of Education Meeting Highlights
Iredell-Statesville Schools will rigorously challenge all students to achieve their academic potential and to lead productive and rewarding lives.
We will achieve this mission with the support of parents, staff, and the community.
Globally Competitive Students
(**)Denotes items included on the Consent Agenda. These items are considered to be routine and non-controversial by the Board and will be approved by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a board member or citizen so requests, in which case the item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.
Moment of Silence
Presentation of Colors & Pledge of Allegiance
I. Oath of Office for Newly Elected Board Members - Ms. Rena Turner, Clerk of Court
The school board attorney, Mr. William McMillan, acted as moderator for this portion of the meeting. Ms. Anna Bonham made a motion, seconded by Mr. Bill Brater, to nominate Dr. David Cash for Chairman. There were no other nominations. There was a motion made by Ms. Anna Bonham, seconded by Mr. Charles Kelly, that the nominations be closed. The motion unanimously carries. Ms. Anna Bonham made a motion, seconded by Mr. Bill Brater to elect Dr. David Cash as Chairman by acclimation. The motion unanimously carries.
Mr. McMillan asked for nominations for the position of Vice-Chairman. Mr. John Rogers made a motion, seconded by Mr. Bryan Shoemaker, to nominate Mr. Charles Kelly as Vice-Chairman. There were no other nominations and a motion was made by Mr. Bill Brater, seconded by Mr. Mr. John Rogers, that the nominations be closed and to elect Mr. Charles Kelly as Vice-Chairman by acclimation. The motion unanimously carries.
A. Approval of Facilities Task Force Recommendations - Dr. Kenny Miller**
Mr. Bill Brater thanked Dr. Miller and the members of the Facilities Task Force for their hard work and stated that it is good to have this roadmap.
C. Acceptance of Resignations, Retirements, Rehires, Terminations and Leaves of Absences**
E. Approval of Licensed Personnel – Dr. Alvera Lesane**
F. Approval of Administrative Appointments – Dr. Alvera Lesane**
IV. Approval of Minutes:**
June 4, 2012 Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2012 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
V. Approval of Consent Agenda**
Mr. John Rogers made a motion, seconded by Mr. Charles Kelly, to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion unanimously carries.
VI. Non-Consent Agenda
A. Revision to Policy #1710/4021/7230: Prohibition Against discrimination, Harassment and Bullying (2nd Reading) - Dr. Ron Hargrave*
These three policies are presented for second reading which means they have been discussed at two prior Committee of the Whole meetings as well as the June board meeting. There have been no questions or concerns that have arisen since the first reading.
Mr. Bill Brater made a motion, seconded by Ms. Anna Bonham to accept Policy # 1717/4021/7230: Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying; Policy #6321: Bus Routes; and Policy #2342: Voting Methods, as revised. The motion unanimously carries.
Mr. Rick Baker and Ms. Cindy Haynes have signed up to address the board. Ms. Haynes relinquished her three minutes to Mr. Baker.
Mr. Baker, host of the Rick Baker Show on WSIC, stated that he is embarrassed that only ten people were in attendance at the meeting. Mr. Baker presented seven questions to the board.
Mr. Johnson updated the board on some of the news coming out of Raleigh. The house and senate overruled Governor Perdue’s budget plan. The local reversion was to increase the reversion by $1.1 million. The budget gives a 1.2% pay increase to employees and this is the first pay raise in four years. Governor’s School has been re-funded. There are many provisions in the Excellent Public Schools Act which was funded by the General Assembly. The General Assembly has called for a merit pay system for teachers in the 2012-14 school year. The General Assembly has granted DPI permission to create a new annual school performance rating for all schools in North Carolina.
Legislation was passed which made adjustments to the school calendar beginning in 2012-14. The law now reads that school systems must be in school 180 days and provide 1,000 hours of instruction and the new law states 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction.
Funding flexibility and the use of waivers has been reduced. The waivers allowed us to pay our highest paid teachers from state funding and our new teachers which are normally the lowest paid teachers, are paid with local dollars. This change in the waiver process will cost I-SS $500,000. Five additional bonus days for teachers is also proposed.
Mr. Johnson thanked Dr. Melanie Taylor for the successful implementation of Curriculum Review Week. Hundreds of teachers were brought in from across the district to work on our Curriculum Guide and our plan for rolling out the Common Core and the Essential Standards.
We are planning our End-of-Year Review on July 30th at 9:00 a.m.at the Charles Mack Center. This is when we gather our administrative staff, principals, assistant principals and instructional facilitators to pick apart our data from this school year.