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February 9, 2016 School Board meeting highlights


Faculty Focus: 
AP U.S. Government teacher Patrick Kelly from Blythewood High School shared his experience serving as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education.  Patrick shared what he has been doing as a Fellow and how the experience has influenced his instruction and professional development.

Voting Item: Contractual Matter Regarding the Sale of Property

The board voted to authorize the Superintendent to execute (1) a Title to Real Estate and (2) a Right of Entry Agreement on behalf of the District, in the forms presented to the Board previously, agreeing to sell property near Farrow Road and Kelly Mill Road to the South Carolina Department of Transportation in connection with its road widening project, for a purchase price of $10,575, with the agreements to be publicly available after the contracts have been executed.


Voting Item: Policy BID (Board Member Compensation and Expenses)
The board voted to approve the changes to Policy BID as submitted.

Policy BID 

Report: Building Capacity for Data Use
Members of the Systematic Use Planning Team presented information to the board regarding the district’s systematic use of data to assess, track and improve student achievement.

Data Use Presentation

Proposal: 8 Percent Capital Improvements FY 2016-2017

Chief Financial Officer Harry Miley presented a list of projects to be funded through 8 Percent Funds. The recommended projects total $9,997,998.

Proposed Capital Improvements
Proposed Technology Capital Expenditures

Report: Second Quarter Financial Statement
In accordance with Board policy, Chief Financial Officer Harry Miley presented the second quarter financial statements for information.

Second Quarter Financial Statement

A complete recording of each board meeting is aired on the district’s cable access channel 12 R2TV on Time Warner Cable and on demand anytime through the district’s YouTube channel.