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Gilmer County Board of Education Meeting Minutes

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MINUTES
SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Education of the County of Gilmer
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Central Office

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

The meeting was called to order by Doug Cottrill, President at 5:00 p.m. Members present: Tammy Stewart, Devin Shackleford, Dave Ramezan and Patricia Lowther, Secretary. R.W. Minigh, absent.

Others present: Steve Shuff, Kelly Yoak and Rick Brewer.


STUDENT EXPLUSION HEARING

Upon a motion by Tammy Stewart and a second by Devin Shackleford, the board entered into executive session at 5:01 p.m. 4-0

Upon a motion by Tammy Stewart and a second by Dave Ramezan, the board returned from executive session at 5:29 p.m. 4-0.

Doug Cottrill made a motion to support the recommendation of Mr. Shuff, Principal at GCHS, for a 365 day expulsion with ALC placement. Tammy Stewart seconded. 4-0


ADJOURN

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. on a motion by Devin Shackleford and a second by Tammy Stewart. 4-0




MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
The Board of Education of the County of Gilmer
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.
Central Office


CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

The meeting was called to order by Doug Cottrill, President, at 6:00 pm. Members present: Tammy Stewart, Dave Ramezan, Devin Shackleford and Secretary, Patricia A. Lowther. R.W. Minigh, Absent.

Others present: Joe Frashure, Warren Chesser and Toni Bishop.


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Tammy Stewart led the Pledge of Allegiance.


DELEGATIONS

None


CONSENT AGENDA

Minutes: The minutes of the October 22, 2018 meeting were approved on a motion by Dave Ramezan and seconded by Devin Shackleford. Motion passed 4-0.


STUDENT TRANSFERS

There were no student transfers.


FIELD TRIPS (OUT-OF-STATE)

There were no out-of-state field trips.


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers were approved on a motion by Doug Cottrill seconded by Tammy Stewart. Motion passed 4-0.


TREASURER’S REPORT

Mr. Chesser appeared before the board and gave financial information. The report was approved on a motion by Dave Ramezan, seconded by Doug Cottrill. Motion passed 4-0.


PROFESSIONAL LEAVE REQUESTS (OUT-OF-STATE)

There were no out-of-state professional leave requests.


REPORTS/DISCUSSION/FOLLOW UP (INFORMATION)

Mrs. Bishop reported about the activities that had taken place at Gilmer County Elementary School.


NEW BUSINESS

Devin Shackleford moved that the board enter into executive session at 6:13 p.m. Motion seconded by Doug Cottrill. 4-0. No action taken.

The board returned at 6:28 pm on a motion by Davin Shackleford seconded by Dave Ramezan. 4-0


APPROVAL OF POLICY 2010

Approved on motion by Tammy Stewart seconded by Devin Shackleford, 4-0


APPROVAL OF POLICY 2080

Approved on motion by Tammy Stewart seconded by Devin Shackleford, 4-0


APPROVAL FOR PRIOR SERVICE CREDIT FORM

Approved on motion by Tammy Stewart seconded by Devin Shackleford, 4-0


APPROVAL FOR 6TH GRADERS TO ‘MOVE UP’ TO M.T. CHEERLEADING

Approved on motion by Doug Cottrill seconded by Dave Ramezan, 4-0


OLD BUSINESS

PURCHASE OF VAN

Doug Cottrill moved to approve the purchase of a 2019 Van from Weston Ford for $31,000 and to write a check for said purchase. Motion seconded by Tammy Stewart, 4-0.


PERSONNEL

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

The following was approved on a motion by Devin Shackleford, seconded by Doug Cottrill, 4-0:

Allison Denelsbeck, Sub Teacher, GC Schools, 2018-2019

Superintendent Lowther stated, “At this time, I am rescinding my recommendation for service personnel.

Doug Cottrill made a motion to accept the Superintendent’s request to rescind seconded by Devin Shackleford, 4-0

Doug Cottrill moved to approve the extracurricular portion, seconded by Devin Shackleford. 4-0.


EXTRACURRICULAR

Amanda Williams, Mini Titan Girls & Boys Track Coach, GCHS, 2018-2019

Adrian Duelley, Aux. Varsity Boys Basketball Coac, GCHS, 2018-2019h

Tina Foster, Resignation, 5/6 Basketball Coach, GCES


SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATION

Ms. Lowther shared local field trip information with the board. She also discussed releasing employees Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 at noon and to extend the holiday until November 26, 2018, giving Friday Nov. 23, 2018 as a holiday also. The board supported her decision.


BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Board members requested a plan be developed to address overcrowding at the elementary school.


ADJOURN

The meeting was adjourned at 6:46 p.m. on a motion by Tammy Stewart seconded by Devin Shackleford. Motion passed 4-0.




MINUTES
SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Education of the County of Gilmer
Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Central Office

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

The meeting was called to order by Devin Shackleford, Vice- President at 5:00 p.m. Members present: Tammy Stewart, R.W. Minigh, Dave Ramezan and Patricia Lowther, Secretary. Doug Cottrill, absent.

Others present: None


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge was led by R.W. Minigh.


PERSONNEL

A motion was made by R.W. Minigh and seconded by Dave Ramezan to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation for the following personnel:

Matthew Peery, Head Mini Titan Boys Basketball Coach, GCHS, 2018-2019

Motion passed 4-0.

R.W. Minigh moved and Tammy Stewart seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:01 p.m. 4-0.

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