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Board Meeting Highlights for March 27

4/9/2018

Richland Two March 27 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 contractual matters regarding use of facilities; student expulsions; student appeals; student admission requests into the district’s adult education program, employment recommendations; employment releases and in-district transfers. Public session resumed at 6:30 p.m.
 
Student Focus
Dr. Lyn Mueller, Center for Inquiry’s lead teacher, shared information about the Center’s school-wide literacy initiative.
 
Special Recognitions
State Championship basketball teams from Spring Valley and Ridge View high schools were recognized at the school Board meeting.

Members of the 5A Girls State Basketball championship winning team, the Spring Valley Lady Vikings, include coaches and staff: Megan Assey, Teresa Legette, Christeen Hagood, Pamela Key, Julie Sandy, Mary McAlister and Rodain Delus. Team members are Jephuneaa Askew, Delana Bailey, Cilera Bynum, Destiny Coleman, Deanna Etheridge, Jordyn Garza, Kymber Lee, Taylor Lewis, Kayla Taylor, Kenadi Taylor, Lauryn Taylor, Kristian Wall, Tykiera Wiley and Ashley Williamson. Click here to see a group picture from the Board meeting.

The Ridge View Blazers’ first ever state championship team includes coaches and staff Yerrick Stoneman, Fred Buckson, Wendall Capeheart, Derrick Crawford, Corbin Landers, Adam McDowell, Christian Savage and Dominique Harris.  Team members are JaVon Anderson, Kobe Bell, Ja’Von Benson, Treyvon Bouknight, Brennen Bynum, Quentin Covington, Jaaron Greene, Crosby Harris-James, Cameron James, Patrick Jenkins, Raysean Jenkins, Joseph McKenny, Senika McKie, Walyn Napper, Xavier Parrott, Tyler Rice and Malcolm Wilson. Click here to see a group picture from the Board meeting.

Killian Elementary Principal Stacey Franklin was recognized for being named the S.C. Basketball Official of the Year by the S.C. Basketball Officials Association. Franklin has officiated basketball games on the high school and collegiate level the past 22 years. Click here to see Franklin’s photograph from the Board meeting.
 
Voting Items
Consent Agenda — The Board approved the Consent Agenda that included the minutes from the meeting on March 13 and employment recommendations, releases and in-district transfers/promotions.
 
Executive Session Items — The Board approved motions related to student admission request into the District Adult Education Program, student expulsions and student appeals.
 
Policy Revisions — The Board approved changes to Policy DN (School Properties Disposition).
 
No-Action Requested Items
Policy Revisions — The Board received proposed changes to Board Policies GDJ (Support Staff Assignments and Transfers) and GCK (Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers) for First Reading.
 
Budget Update — The Board received information on the development of the budget for the 2018–2019 school year. Click here to watch the update from the district’s chief financial officer, Dr. Harry Miley.
 
Safety and Security Update — Mr. Will Anderson, the executive director of Operations, provided an update on safety and security in the district. Click here to read his presentation.
 
Richland Two Transition Program Update — Sarah Park, the transition specialist leading the district’s program, provided the Board with information on the district’s transition program. Click here to read the report and click here to see the presentation.