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Gilmer County Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

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The Board of Education of the County of Gilmer
Monday, September 25, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Central Office


The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM by Vice President, Norma Hurley.


Members present: Norma Hurley, Dave Ramezan, Mike Triplett, Carl Armour and Patricia Lowther, Secretary. R.W. Minigh, absent.

Others present: Nasia Butcher, Becky Minigh, Joe Frashure, Colin Sprouse, Dan Minney, Caitlyn Walker, Amos Walker, Darrel Ramsey and Joe Spradling.


Darrel Ramsey led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Nasia Butcher Darrel Ramsey At this time, Carl Armour made a motion to extend the time for the double-wide trailer to be relocated to the Gilmer County Recreation Center, now located at the former Normantown Elementary site, to December 31, 2017. Motion passed 4-0.

CONSENT AGENDA Dave Ramezan moved that the Minutes of September 11, 2017, Volunteers and the Treasurer’s Report be approved. There were no Student Transfers or Out-of-State Field Trips. Mike Triplett seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0.


There was no reports.


Approval of Bus Purchase- Mr. Frashure explained the number of busses in Gilmer County’s bus fleet and condition of them. He also explained the funds to purchase a new bus. On a Motion by Mike Triplet and a second by Dave Ramezan, the board voted to approve Mr. Frashure’s request to purchase an additional bus. Motion passed 4-0.


Approval to permit 6th graders to move up to middle school basketball, GCHS - On a motion by Dave Ramezan, approval to permit 6th graders to move up to middle school basketball was given. Carl Armour seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0.
Lease Agreement with Northside Chevrolet for Driver’s Education Vehicle - A lease agreement for $1.00 with Northside Chevrolet for the driver’s education vehicle was approved on a motion by Mike Triplett and a second by Dave Ramezan. 4-0.


Norma Hurley moved to approve the Professional portion of the personnel agenda as presented by the Superintendent. Dave Ramezan seconded. Motion passed 4-0. Lindsey A. Kimble - Sub Teacher, 2017-2018 Lois Stewart - Sub Teacher, 2017-2018 Shannon Wine – Sub Teacher, 2017-2018 Jennifer Sager – Resignation, Music, Theatre, Band Director, eff. 09.11.17 Shannon Wine – Academic Coach, Grad 20/20, Credit Recovery, SAT Coordinator, eff Approval to post the following positions: Academic Coach, Graduation 20/20, Credit Recovery, SAT Coordinator, GCHS, 2017-2018, Asst. Principal, Gilmer Co. Elementary School, 2017-2018, and Music, Theatre, Band Director, GCHS, 2017-2018.


Norma Hurley inquired of Caitlyn Walker and her School Service Personnel Representative, Joe Spradling, whether or not they would like to discuss the personnel matter concerning Caitlyn in executive session or in public. They elected to discuss it in public. At 7:00 p.m., and after much discussion, Norma Hurley moved to enter into executive session to discuss the service personnel issue. Motion was seconded by Dave Ramezan. 4-0. At 7:22 p.m. the board returned from executive session on a motion by Mike Triplett and second by Dave Ramezan. 4-0. At this time, Norma Hurley made a motion to allow Caitlyn Walker, Payroll Supervisor, to return to work on September 26, 2017 under her current probationary contract, with the conditions that she will be evaluated by the Superintendent in collaboration with the Personnel Director, Judy Stalnaker, and that they will clearly advise her of her duties that she will perform. Dave Ramezan seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0.


The Superintendent had no updates at this time.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

The next Regular Meeting of the Board will be October 09, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

APPROVED: October 09, 2017

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