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Board Meeting Highlights for April 24

5/1/2018

Richland Two April 24, 2018 School Board Meeting Highlights
 
At 5:30 p.m., after calling the meeting to order, the Richland Two Board of Trustees convened in executive session to discuss student expulsions, student appeals, employment recommendations, employment releases and in-district transfers, and a student matter regarding an appeal. Public session resumed at 6:30 p.m.
 
Student Focus
Lake Carolina Elementary Lower Principal Dr. Andrea Berry and students will share highlights from this year around the themes of leadership, relationships and rigor. Click here to see their presentation.
 
Special Recognitions
Blythewood High School won first place at the S.C. Theatre Association’s High School One-Act Play Festival and won Best Technical Design. “Growing up Wonderland” is under the direction of drama teacher Sandra Dietel. Students Imani Hargrave and Niara Hargrave were named to the All Star Cast. At the Southeastern Theatre Conference, students Tierra Gardner and Abi Stroud were named to the All-Star cast and Liza Hunter was named Best Supporting Actress.
 
Dr. Sabrina Suber from Richland Northeast High School was named Administrator of the Year by the S.C. Association of Student Councils and the Dr. Kay Phillips Administrator of the Year by the Southern Interscholastic Press Association.
 
Seventeen Richland Northeast Students won first place awards at the Southern Interscholastic Press Association meeting. They are Kaitlin Baker, Gracie Boyce, Clarkson Broadwater, Robert Brook, Caleb Daniels, Wade Fletcher, Gabrielle Greenley, Henry Horlbeck, Kayla Jeffers, Yasmin Lee, D’Eric Pauling, De’viannah Perkins, Ellie Pobis, William Jay Price, Ella Rayl, Alex Wages and Caroline Williamson.
 
Richland Northeast High School took home top awards from the Palmetto Dramatic Association Festival/S.C. Thespian Conference. Jazmine Rivera won first place for Playwrighting. Other awards went to Ajai Cave, Kirslyn Gunter, Darius Adamson, Ethena Lighty, Jacob Wilkinson, Darius Darby and Gloria Smith.
 
Two Richland Two students won Aspirations in Computing Awards from IT-ology and Winthrop University. They are Claire Levy from Richland Northeast High School/R2i2 and Alyssa Williams from Spring Valley High School.
 
Voting Items
Consent Agenda — The Board approved the Consent Agenda that included the minutes from the meeting on April 10; employment recommendations, releases and in-district transfers/promotions; high school honor courses for the 2018-2019 school year; comprehensive health education curriculum materials; reproductive health and family life curriculum updates for high school personal health and wellness course; and the board calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
Executive Session Items — The board voted on items from executive session including student expulsions; student appeals; and a student matter regarding appeal.
 
Policy Revisions — The Board approved changes to Board Policies DN (School Properties Disposition), DC (Taxing and Borrowing), DCA (Post Issuance Tax Exempt Bond Compliance) and DGA (Authorized Signatures).
  
No-Action Requested Items
Policy Revisions — The Board received proposed changes to Board Policies IHBA (Special Ed/Programs for Students w/ Disabilities) and JFABF (Students in Foster Care)
 
First Reading of the 2018-2019 General Fund Budget — Shelley Allen, Executive Director of Financial Services, presented the 2018-2019 General Fund Budget to the Board for First Reading.